Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL launch in India, pre-orders now live

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are here! Microsoft has officially launched its latest flagship Lumia devices in India.

The bigger variant of the two, the Lumia 950 XL, is priced at ₹49,399 ($740), and packs in a 5.7-inch quad HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The smaller variant, the Lumia 950, is priced at ₹43,699 ($654), and packs in a 5.2-inch display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC.

Lumia 950 XL Specifications

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CategoryLumia 950 XL
Display5.7 inches (1440x2560)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 810
Primary Camera20MP f/1.9 with Triple LED flash | Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Front Camera5MP
ConnectorType C
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card
Battery3340mAh
ChargingQi wireless, USB Type-C, Quick Charge
Dimensions8.1 x 151.9 x 78.4 mm
Weight165 grams

Lumia 950 Specifications

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CategoryLumia 950
Screen Size5.2 inches | 1440x2560
Processor1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core
RAM3GB
Storage32GB, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card
Primary Camera20MP f/1.9 with Triple LED flash | Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Front Camera5MP
Battery3000mAh
Dimensions145mm x 73.2mm x 8.2mm
Weight150 grams

Essentially, the two phones differ in two departments – display and processor. The Lumia 950 XL also packs in liquid cooling technology that complements the Snapdragon 810 SoC to avoid overheating. Both phones support Qi wireless charging, Quick Charge, and USB Type-C. In terms of software, all hardware-dependent features like Windows Hello, Hey Cortana, Glance, et al are supported by both of these devices. Both devices are dual SIM devices, and support 4G LTE.

At the launch, Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said:

With the launch of Windows 10, we have ushered in an era of more personal computingwhich is all about interacting more easily, more naturally and more securely in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Now, with Windows 10 on Lumia we take innovation to the next level and build upon the unique experiences of Windows 10 for phone users. Designed for Windows fans and mobile professionals who desire a premium phone that takes full advantage of Windows 10, the new flagship devices are powerful, performance-driven, unique and innovative.

Microsoft Display Dock

The company also announced the launch of Microsoft Display Dock, the accessory that allows your phone to work like a PC when connected to an external display via the dock and using a keyboard and a mouse. Continuum is one of the marquee features of the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, and the reason of Microsoft's enterprise push with these devices.

The Microsoft Display Dock will be sold separately at a price of ₹5,999. However, till stocks last, as an introductory offer, both the devices will come with a free dock.

What's in the box

Both Lumia devices pack in the same accessories in the box. There's a 3A fast wall charger (3-pin, with foldable prong), a spare USB-C sync cable, and a headset.

Availability

The Lumia 950 and the 950 XL go on pre-orders today on Microsoft Priority Reseller stores, retail chains of Croma, Reliance, and Sangeetha, and online on Amazon.in. Airtel consumers can double their data for free on purchasing their Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.The phones will be available for sale on the shelves starting December 11.

What do you think of the pricing, and if you're buying one, which one of the two will you pick? Tell us in the comments!

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284 Comments
  • Now you know "wen in India" :)
  • A lilll expensive...but free display dock makes the 950 around 37k..so still makes sense
  • Hey every1 had a communique with the microsoft seller .! He said actual prices (the best price at which the store will sell) will be given shortly which will be less than the released prices by company .! He said In a while it will be out to them !! Fingers crossed it comes at 38K 950 :P
  • Are you really expecting them to reduce the price by ₹5699 for the best buy offer? What kind of plant did you smoke man?
  • Hahahahhahahha XD
  • LOL..! Really, tired of such "kowstlee" comments...
  • I don't see why I need a dock when I have a good enough Windows PC..
  • Someone must sack whoever is in charge of MS pricing strategies.
    How can you get it soooo wrong. It's been like that for years. Very poor.
  • Then what should you do with the nexus pricing stratigies? IPhone? I think a flagship with features and capabilities like this should have been priced more. This pricing is perfect.
  • Overpriced
  • EXACTLY
  • Exactly. M pro windows phone but with such a price tag m going to wait a couple of months for the price to drop. With the number of limitations in the WP ecosystem 50K is just too high.
  • I second this
  • Yes. Just wait for some days. Flipkart will helpout.
  • All those years without a true flagship I thought you were saving money for this, can't you be like Apple customers and buy without complaining. The initial price is not usually for the ordinary the price will eventually come down by June 2016
  • can't you be like Apple customers and buy without complaining
    That's the whole difference between windows community and apple community. We are realistic folks. When microsoft does bad, we criticize them for it, not turn a blind eye and buy it anyway like the apple customers! India is tagged as a price sensitive market. Given that the Galaxy S6 sells for 13k (~$195) cheaper than this phone, while sharing MOST attributes of this phone, it is really a bad initial price! Also, most of the young folks in India get a takeaway salary of ~20k per month. This is the reason that Chinese manufacturers are flooding the Indian market, selling similar config at half the price! By the time prices come down in June 2016, you already will have flagships by other companies at the same price with higher spec! The need of the hour for windows mobile platform is to increase the userbase, not shoo away even the folks who stuck on so long.
  • True..
  • ^ The Whole Truth, MS needs to specify whether they are expecting only Fanboys to buy the phones or Fans are in their considerations too.
  • Well said... Couldn't have said it better.
  • Please give the link where you can buy the S6 for 13K Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • He said 13k cheaper... Means 13k less... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Well said bro...
  • With that pricing do u think android or iphone users will switch to WP.. No.. People will not as they have a lot of crap on their mind abt WP that it is not worth it.. People will prefer a low end or mid range bt that much money on a WP flagship will mostly never be in the list of android or iphone user.. If it thise were below competitors price then it would've been nice
  • You bloody dumbfuck. You had to bring apple into this. Wasn't it already bad enough? If we were like apple customers, we would have rather gone with an Iphone itself.
    June 2016, JUNE 20FUCKING16? People have been waiting for so long for a good Microsoft device and now you want them to wait till June 2016.
    Can you please just shut up and get lost while you're at it?
  • and here you knock-off that fat-ass :P :P  
  • The price is perfect in the US. An iPhone all like 800-950 dollars
  • All those people crying about price, wait a little while for release of 850/750. This is flagship class phone it is going to cost more. Nobody, let me tell you nobody gives the features this phone gives for this price
  • We people know that this is way better than all the crappy phones.. But people using android and iphones still have that mindset that WP is a bad phone.. With that kind of pricing those people wont try risking so much of money(more than android phones) for a new OS.. It is definetely worth buying over 5x/6p bt those people dont think so
  • Cant it be a marketing strategy.. Microsoft releases the phone with initial price tag of 50k and then flipkart sells the same for 38k... People will go for the flipkart one definately because they are getting a 50k phone for 38k and then they will boast abt it.. I might be wrong but I see some clever strategy
  • Nah i don't think so.. And from 50k to 38k is a big fall which wont happen.. It will fall down 3-4k at the frst..
  • But 640 sells for 8k and it was priced at 12k as their official price.. Nt sure abt the time but it will at least the 950 will
  • The latest iphone was also overpriced in India. So this is happening because of the taxes and rupee fluctuation/ devaluation thing. Don't blame MS for this.
  • I am in UK, I want 950xl dual sim. I was waiting to see prices in India, but after this, I am better off getting from somewhere in Europe. Geez MS, how come these phones are more expensive in India than Europe :(
  • I hope they don't over price the Surface Pro 4
  • Well, there goes nothing, ducked up the pricing yet again. Try again next time!!!
  • Just realised, my SP3 is cheaper than this, 64GB edition that is, wow!!
  • Very good point. Thank sfor pointintg this out
  • The price is like a rude joke!
  • Bad Pricing. Very high.. 
  • Overpriced! Waiting for the Acer Jade Primo! Hoping it lands Soon™
  • Wen in Nigeria
  • Lol. Are you willing to pay around N150k?
  • Yes. But I have a feeling the price won't be up to that.
  • Certainly over priced. I was expecting 950 XL to be around 43K. Too costly for customers, who can get Galaxy S6 for tthe same price. Bettr specification or not MS is still not a brand that can sell at 50K with W 10 on it. Too arrogant on part of MS.
  • Exactly.why will d guyz on high end android or iphone take risks?microsoft is never been like nokia atleast in india!in terms of popularity
  • Wow, I was expecting the 950 to be around 35-38k. Dreams shattered :\ I also enquired about EMI options, and Samsung, iPhones have better deals than MS phones. Although stores are well informed about these phones.
  • Shocked me with the price. I was planning to pick it up in India, now waiting for something to be announced in UAE (my current residence). 
  • What the hell !! Overpriced by almost 8000 & 11th December . Too far. What do u think guys, can we expect price drop like other countries?
  • Price will definitely drop, but we'll not get the continuum dock for free.
  • Read it properly. We will get a free dock to the stocks last
  • I meant, dock won't be free by the time price falls.
  • dock will be like 3000 then dont worry
  • I'll better wait for the Surface Phone.... This thing is overpriced
  • Surface Phone to be launched Soon™..... Good Luck!
  • Yeah, coming soon©
  • Like the Surface Phone would be any cheaper? It be like 65000 as the Surface brand alone commands a premium ;-)
  • I was about to write something like this. Thanks.
  • Exactly..
  • Surface phone will be US only
  • The unreasonable price explains lack of enthusiasm by the presenters :/
  • overpriced
  • confused right now.. buy the lumia 950xl at the insider event and get the dock free or wait for the prices to fall and get both of them at lower or similar prices
  • I think it will be in same ballpark whenever you buy the phones.
  • Very overpriced
  • 43699/- are you kidding me! Its way to expensive. I am having 920 from three years now and as a loyal fan of windows phone wanted to switch to 950. I was waiting for this moment and now after seeing prices, second thoughts started in my mind, I may switch to something else.
  • Bro u getting dock free...soo 43-6=37...
    Even in u.s prices are around 580$ with taxes....and there dock is free only with the XL...thou iam flying to u.s tom...will decide buy from there or come back and buy
  • 950xl unavailable on Amazon...
  • Amazon has some kind of Lumia buy back deal which might bring your price down a bit. Check it out maybe it will be worth your while as you have waited this long. On the other hand this hardware is already outdated if you know what I mean better specs already there like S6 so you can also wait for the new hardware guy Pinoy to bring out some real "flagship" devices for which one wouldnt mind paying as the HW is current  
  • Overpriced like anything. Ms is acting like Nokia again with the prices.
  • It's actually not that bad, the Galaxy S6 is more expensive in Mexico than the Lumia 950 XL in India (compared in US Dollar).
  • Given that the S6 costs 38k ($569) makes the pricing very bad actually!
  • You should compare it with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ 4G 32GB Rs 53,900 (on flipkart). But should been priced at least 10K cheaper than this. They just blew it.
  • This is not the launch price of S6. So, wait for a couple of months. The prices will fall down. Just like S6 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Doesn't have app limitations, inbuilt app limitations and forever delay in updates
  • Android doesn't? Most phones doesn't get a single update in years... Get real please.
  • Seems like MS doesn't want to sell these phones in India. They are at least $100 overpriced then US
  • Are the taxes in the country very high that we are seeing such an increase in the pricing? More than 100 USD increase, well they better bundle it with an Xbox or something.
  • Not much high than can affect pricing upto 100 USD.the pricing should be 80-90 USD lower than actual
  • Yeah.. That will be real deal. At least Microsoft should bundle some good headphone as extras from Sennheiser or JBL
  • Well, if they assemble it in India price will be lower. 
  • But all phones are manufactured in Vietnam and then they export all over the world
  • As far as I remember, they sold their Chennai plant. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • nope sorry, I'll get it from US. or wait for the prices to drop like shit, because it will. by the next year the prices are going to be some where around 35-38k for the 950XL.
    _____________________________________
    and look at those headsets, wow, don't bundle one, but please don't humiliate us with that little piece of shit. this is plain insulting.
    _______________________________________
    Look at this comment feed Microsoft, look at it. it's a standing failure in your face. SAD.
  • Lol .. Exactly
  • Seriously, amen to that, they bundling the same headset on every Lumia we find since the Lumia 730
  • What? They're not giving the bud earphones with 950/950XL? :o
  • I'm disappointed. Extremely.
    GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER MS Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • lol..felt exactly the same about the headphones..they are the same that i got with my 1320..they are a huge joke..dont even have a button to disconnect..
  • Looks like the same that I got with my 520. But my 930 packed a better one, WH-308, I think.
  • 930 comes with the similar ones
  • Extremely over priced!i think microsoft failed to judge competetion in india!
  • Price is too high.. Decided not to buy
  • So disappointed with the pricing...
  • So disappointed with the prices....... And still no Microsoft Band 2!!!
  • If MS wants to throw this earphone at us, why not cut more cost by combining Data Cable and charging cable like my mid range 720.
  • I think the charger is fast charger, so different cables for charging and data.
  • Bad Move Microsoft!!! Pretty Bad Move!!!
  • Plz ota windows 10 for mobile soon
  • Guys prices are not that high if u compare to u.s prices..Lumia 950 is around 580$ in u.s after taxes..but here un India if u pre book u get dock free...and in u.s u get free dock only with the XL
    Soo 43-6=37k. u can buy the phone and if u don't need the dock sell it...simple...infact iam flying to new York tom...will decide buy from there or come back and buy
  • Once the stocks of Continuum dock are finished, the price of Lumia 950 will be plain just 43k. So bad comparison, I guess.
  • Lol. Who's gonna buy the dock? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • So 6000 INR is free according to you.. interesting where its free at all.. you are paying that price is it not?
  • Overpriced waiting. Till next one
  • Woah
  • MS is taking preorders with inflated price that compensates the free dock give away. And not every preorder is going to get the dock, as it mentioned "as long as stock lasts".
    So i really don't see any incentive to buy any of these 2 phones at this price.
  • What are doing Microsoft
    You phone is Good but 950 Price very high
  • What is the circular matter for launching, shipping, taxes rate's for an country....... Really both phones are very expensive and overpriced. I like to buy 950xl.......but............not sure now.
  • India version coming with headphones?
  • those headphones are shitty really shitty..  low end andoird phones come with this kind of headphones..some even have better
  • In India, all the phones comes with headphones. Even with the dumb phones, head phones are given.
  • You got to be kidding me. So your strategy is to increase the price of the device by more than 10% in a price sensitive market like India? While it's true that 950XL offers PC like features through Continuum, still you can get a complete PC in India for about half that price! For instance, Dell venue 8 Pro tablet, which is a complete PC, sells for 300 dollars. Just use your common sense people.
  • Cannot agree with you more. Havent seen such meaningless acts in years.
  • If you think about it, this whole "Continuum for emerging markets" concept is a bit overrated, impractical and so hypothetical . I mean seriously? If you can afford to buy a phone fo Rs.50000, you can invest it in a real laptop / PC. Android is becoming ubiquitous. Even on Cheap smart tvs. I have seen people use their android Smart TV with Bluetooth (Tiny USB Dongle plugged in TV) Keyboard and Mouse (Rs.500 or more). They access all the Google Play Store Apps, Movies. Who has a spare HDMI display waiting to be used with Continuum anyway? People would rather buy Lenovo Computestick if they want such a functionality! Or Chromecast for that media consumption purposes.   MS!! WAKE UP!!!
  • Cannot agree more. 
  • Exactly, I dont see much utility of continuum until a phone is able to run native X86 applications, till then it remains an overrated feature with no practical utility.
  • 950 - 43K INR & 950 XL - 50K INR. WHAT A JOKE!!! Even a fool wouldn't buy this!!
  • They need to include a better headset :(
  • They had one chance. One chance to get back in the game but nope, they blew it away themselves. Microsoft never learns. I guess I'm not supporting windows 10 anymore. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I was in India , Bombay and GOA(hehe) . Isn't that little too expensive for the people there? I understand middleclass is rising and all but that's not affordable for most.
    They should make it cheaper there not more expensive lol
  • Pricing is too high, price should be 30k for 950 and 35 k for 950 xl
  • Seriously dissapointed after seeing the prices. Lesson learnt again- EXPECTATIONS HURT.
  • This is rather disappointing. This actually makes me sad. Such pathetic pricing strategy. And on the top of that, those disgusting earphones. Nothing, and i mean nothing would have made me shift from Microsoft but this will do the trick.
  • Very very and toooooooooooo expensive regarding price
  • Thanks for this information 
  • its overpriced
  • Good luck with that MS, you really need now.
  • hahahahaha "who desire a premium phone"
  • Microsoft should not sell its smartphones for this high prices at least in this phase of time, where it needs more users to join it's ecosystem
  • I will buy LG G4 :) Time to retire 2 years old Lumia 1020
  • Flex 2 :P Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Have fun man.! With androido
  • Last time i was stunned with the price of lumia 830. Which was around 29k. And that was under power phone according to price. And now again they made them overpriced. I mean look at the competition and your market Microsoft.
  • L830 was so overpriced. Period. Microsoft should price their product competitively, just because we, the fans will buy doesn't mean they have to fleece us.
  • Good luck
  • The phone on the display dock package is so cute, which one is it. I think it has physical capacitive buttons and thin bezels so it's not 950/950xl
  • It is 950!!! -.-
  • Thank you Microsoft... For doing this to your fans.
    But please make sure that we are not fool enough to be your fan anymore.
  • Too high... Won't buy
  • Way too expensive...
  • So disappointing.. For 950 xl they can charge max 42-45 and specially in India they can't charge 50k because of low brand image.
  • not such expensive i think , as 950-dock=westren prices ******THEY'RE MADE FOR WINDOWS PHONE LOVERS,
  • Exactly! Not cheap penny pinchers
  • Indeed. I'm not Indian, but I'm in India, and I'm preordering a better device for much less than I had to pay for my first wp (L920). As for Indians, they don't need flagship devices. The only things that will sell here are low end phones with 'octacore' processors and big screens (even if it's just 720p). Snapdragon 810, QHD, Zeiss Optics, OLED, etc. are word too complicated for the people of this country. To them, the only thing that sanctions a high price is brand, and their definition of quality has nothing to do with the standard of something.
  • +1 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Haha.. Wisely spoken! India is fucked up.
  • Didn't expected this much elevation in price. Thought to upgrade from 1520. But guess i have to wait for some time for price drop.
  • How much did you pay for that?
  • Too expensive. I was expecting around 35K for 950 & 42K for the 950XL. Overhyped & overpriced, this phone will not sell well in India. I was going to switch to a 950XL from my 1520 but looking at the prices, I am gonna wait atleast 3-4months until the price is reasonable and the OS super stable.
  • What did the 1520 cost at launch?
  • These phones are for the fans people! If you don't buy it you're not the fan Microsoft was targeting.
  • Yes the fan they're targeting is the fanboys who'll throw just about any price you quote.   which is almost non-existant in India so who are they really targeting? :/
  • What you are saying makes sense. But how is it already out of stock in Amazon??
  • nonononono , i was so looking forward to buying the 950 but looks likle Microsoft has some other plans. If lumia fans dont feel like buying this phone then dont expect Android users to switch sides.Disappointing.
  • You're not a fan and this phone isn't designed for android switchers ita designed for fans
  • Microsoft desperately needs the user numbers in it's favour to convince app developers to take it much more seriously than the current situation.
  • I think their plan is not to rely on windows mobile to get developers. To get developers onboard, they'll need to reach double digit market share, it eclipse apple, which they couldn't do with cheap phones before. Their current approach seems to be to use windows 10 pc and UWP to get the developers, and ultimately windows phone users later. That approach will actually aid then in making a profit off phones, as opposed to the Nokia era when they sold on losses.
  • The 950xl is $1300 in NZ, same price as an iPhone 6S Plus. Im buying it cos im a true fan unlike any of you who complain about price as an excuse. Can't wait!
  • Exactly! You're a kiwi too. :)
  • India is a very price sensitive market. Price a bit too high and people easily look the other way.
  • And that is the market the 550 is targeted for. 950 only reached India because of the large insider base, but as it has turned out, most of these "insiders" are cheap too, turning away because it costs more than lower-spec'd android devices.
  • Good price for a FLAGSHIP. Poor assholes.
  • yes good pricing for Flagship iPhones, Galaxies, G4 not for Lumia    have been using lumia since 920/820 bought them at peak price, then got a 830 & 730  a WP fan may jump at this price for Lumia but no switching will happen from iOS and Android users who can buy phone at this price..moreover its all about perception people think Apple selling at premium price is good but MS selling phone at premium is not going to win them any fans 
  • As you said, WP fans. Microsoft has claimed this device to be targeted at those people in particular.
  • This is for the fans... For us, it's worth more than galaxies and iphones.
  • So wasn't expecting such pricing. This makes my decision to choose between a Lumia 950XL or a Note 5 that much more difficult. It was the Lumia 950XL when I thought the price difference was abt 12k. But now the difference between the 2 phones is less than 4k .... Will probably choose a note 5 64GB now. And nez99, I'm very much a fan of Microsoft mobile. But such prices make it real difficult for us to justify buying such a phone, especially when the OS is buggy and new (Been an insider since July), the camera is no longer better than the competition, and the apps are not as great as their counterparts on Android and IOS
  • Also. Why are we forced to pay for the display dock? I own an Alienware and would NEVER use my phone as a computer.
  • Keep calm and let prices go down. I may buy one when there might be good discount on 950 xl with mozo leather back cover. Waiting for a big billion sale of flipkart or snapdeal.
  • Goodbye Microsoft. Whatever shot u had in India for the latest devices is gone unless the retail prices are low. Hope that's the case.
  • Apple fans still buy shit iPhone 6s 16 Gb for 62k....and we windows guys complain if price is little high over u.s prices...even getting dock free....
    We Indian love complaining....when note 5 was launched 59k people were crying after a month or 2 prices fall...soo wait prices will come down i a months time...even lg g4 was lauched at 50k and now price is around 38k....
    Iam gonna replace my Lumia 1020 with Lumia 950 white...and my mozo cover with red leather with gold rim has arrived...iam buying it...
    The features this phone has no other phone even comes close
  • The features this phone has no other phone even comes close
    Why dont u explain what features this phone has that no other phone comes close?  
  • He meant as per Enterprise, perhaps.
  • Why don't you Bing?
  • Show me a device with continuum.
  • And one with liquid cooling Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • iPhone is the most attractive brand in the high end handset space. Microsoft will have to price its premium offerings competitively if it hopes to attract new users.
  • Y U NO Flipkart :/ Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Cuz FK is really shitty when you compare it to Amazon..
  • Flipkart is hit and miss compared to Amazon, and i am pretty sure these phones will be on flipkart after 11th Dec. But would have been better to have some competition among those 2 from day 1.
  • Too costly
  • Overpriced
  • Edge browser on windows 10 mobile sucks
  • Wrong place Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Now it's clear that i have to switch iPhone
  • expensive and boring. Before i would buy the LG V10 or the Sony Z5 Premium. Or wait 950 price drops ---'That's for sure :) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah because that iPhone 6s/6s+is looking so nice? My buddy has the 6s+ and I've got a L950xl and though mine has a larger screen (5.7inch) it is smaller and sleeker then my buddy's with a smaller screen (5.5inch) Apple might have a all aluminum body but they screwed up the design with those huge ugly bezels.
    In real live the L950xl is just a gorgeous phone (despite its polycarbonate cover) and it feels so good to hold. Never would have thought, by looking at the pictures, that this phone would exceed my expectations design wise. I'd choose my L950xl over the iPhone any time.
  • I don't get it switch to iPhone, from iPhone or just switching on(powering on) your iPhone
  • Switch to iPhone? Because this device is overpriced? Because iPhone is cheap? Wow.
  • better to have a iphone with lots of apps.....windows app market is sluggish
  • Yeah but Iphone is boring :/ Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • lets get a nokia 1108...better phone
  • I don't get Indians sometimes. "The device I was looking at cost Rs. 5000 more than I expected. Too pricy. I better get that iPhone priced Rs. 50,000 higher"
  • indian who want to grab the eyeballs of others....they show the most costliest things ( God knows if they purchased it for EMI)
    i am a simple fellow....who used win7 on my nokia lumia 510...till i used Nokia lumia 720.
    but as compared to other markets the windows store lacks many apps.
    EG. adobe reader has not yet been updated to its counterpart in iOS and Lollipop
  • It just unfair MS is selling this half baked OS product with low quality accessories at a very high price. Looks like i need a switch!!!
  • on my lumia 720, win10 runs like a sluggish OS.
    everytime i tried a new build I had to roll back...
  • Priced little bit to high but price will come down fast.
    Won't hold it's value same as a Nokia 930/830 for example. I think.
    That aluminum body , 2.5D Screen etc adds a lot of premium feel :) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • overpriced...ideal 950 (36-38k)...950XL (42-45)...display dock should be free...i am pretty sure price drop is round the corner as these are MRPs..dealer price will be different..same as was with 930..will be having it..the day its avialable in chandigarh...by 11 dec...as MSFT store...chandigarh..on demo on 2nd dec...hoping for a nice deal...950 is my choice but will see 950 XL...then finalize...color white...!!..Now we can wait for Surface Pro 4..in jan in india..and ma be BAND 2...already have surface pro 3....Xbox..!!    
  • I do agree that selling the idea of Continuum to developing countries is a joke of an idea. A phone that costs around 40k wouldn't be used as a computer. A clumsy idea and MS's lack of marketing is only testament to this.
  • Definetly, I will pick Lumia 950XL, because it has a bigger screen and superior processor. Otherwise, both have same specs.
  • But the you wouldn't really notice the difference between the 808 and 810.. Whereas for the screen you'll have a easy to pocket screen size and higher pixel density..
  • Difference is quite noticeable when you use the editing feature in the photos app.
  • Is it? I am yet to see it..
  • It is according to reviews. Cuts a few seconds right off. Moreover, it should be noticeable when using continuum.
  • Plus camera on the XL is faster too Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It means Win 10 OTA will come after 11.,,! :/
  • I'm from India's neighboring country; Pakistan. And I too agree with the fact that the prices are high. Though they're also giving Continuum. Perhaps the Tax may be a factor here as well - or at least that's the usual case in Pakistan. - but knowing that India is a very good supporter for the falling Windows Phones, they should've tagged a more deserved economical price. But personally, I'm clinging to my current WP until I need a new one. Which I hope doesn't die on me till the hopefully Surface Phones. But if I really needed to change my phone now, considering I have money saved, and being a Windows Fan. I would still go for the 950, just cause.
  • Or yeah, i'd just buy it from US. why the hassle lol. Just found this news absurd. I do hope that the prices do go down soon else, people will lose interest - real fast.
  • Even in u.s the price with taxes is 580$...soo not much diff... And warranty will be an issue..
    In fact iam flying to u.s tom...will decide..iam waiting for dealer price of lumia 950 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Price is too high for flagship Windows phone in a market like India. Here almost everyone is just mad about iPhone at this price range. Whatever shit may be those iPhone but their logic is that they can show that bitten Apple logo. And from the pricing it seems that Microsoft only wants to show off their technology not to sell those. I know that Microsoft is now targeting only the fans and value customers but this pricing will disappoint even many fans.
  • This is a game changer and it is expensive in the beginning, price will come down. Soon you will be carrying mobile phone to work instead of laptops. The exact same thing was said when laptops were expensive.
  • With foldable displays yeah :) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • WOW Surface 3 business bundle is cheaper than the 950XL here in germany. I think i keep my 830 and buy Surface 3 . Both running 8.1. I still like 8.1 metro internet explorer best for Tablet :P Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Abhishek, i need the display dock, going to order soon. When i got the 1020 i was the first, lots of accessories were promised but did not get any, i hope this is not the same
  • What? LoL ,not normal dude. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • But..but how can Abhishek help you? LoL, Anyway good luck and have a nice time with the phone.
  • The point is not that the price is rs 43699. The point is it more than 100$ price in USA which i dont like and display dock price is less that USA price .
  • Nexus 5x is 379$ in US and here in germany 479€ or 539€ for 32GB Version. Totally unfair also. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah,im gonna wait till the price drops.
  • Bring the price down too ..38k for Lumia 950 n 41k for 950xl ... Else MS should take their stock to other country... Doesn't see any future for Highend Lumias...in India !!
  • Give 6k lower than this without display dock.
  • Overpriced....Chu##ya..maximum 42 k for Lumia 950XL
  • Lol overpriced and made of plastic Microsoft is f******g with us , I'm gonna buy redmi note 3 bye bye Microsoft
  • Overpriced, free Dock doesn't make a diff while,still not much apps are there to really take a PC, experience using dock. I guess 950 37k- 950Xl 42k will be good price tag
  • Microsoft will have to reduce the price as they did it in other countries after launch
  • Too much HIGH priced phones ₹
    Microsoft this is too much.
  • Poor strategy to attract Indian Users.
    The Android & iOS users will not even think for it, rather they will buy an another iOS phone at same price.
  • *sigh* no way these will succeed in India, not at these prices at least. I guess ₹35,000 for the 950 and ₹45,000 for 950 XL would have been ideal. Will have to wait for price reduction.
  • What about L550? That's the phone for Indian market. No point launching these at all.
  • Overpriced.. Disappointed...
  • I think this much of High price is not at all suitable for Indian Market ..
    Don't know why MS is not understanding Indian Marketing Strategies..
    Ok .. I'll wait for few months..
  • Price is a bit on the higher side. MS should consider bundling a Mozo back cover as well for this price.
  • i am confuse now pre order user will get display dock worth rs 6000 current price 43699 if wait thn price will go down max 2000-3000 and after that will not get any display dock acrding to me we should buy if we want to buy lumia 950
  • Pls guys before complaining about the price just reconsider that device is considered as the flagship device of Microsoft/windows for 2015, and packs a display dock and high end specs. If you can't afford it or don't feel like buying don't complain.
  • not comaplaining bcs i m sure price will drop i think i wait for week 
  • LOL those earphones :D :D you're are insulting your flagship phone and price tag with that piece of siht . -_-
  • Similar thoughts
  • Damn. That price went way too high.
  • At 43k ($662 USD) with tax, it is too expensive.. I had expected the 950XL to be at 43k and it turned out that is at 50k !! Damn !!
    I don't believe the govt has so much of tax. Microsoft has simply overpriced the 950 and 950XL. Not fair MSFT.
    Why can't they be realistic about how much this is gonna sell in India and just remove the 'free' display dock from the deal and reduce the price?! :(
  • Guys even the iphone is overpriced in India. So this is happening because of the taxes and rupee fluctuation/ devaluation thing. Don't blame MS for this.
  • I was expecting 4k to 6k lesser price than this. In my opinion, they are priced higher anyway. So no point in whining about this. Hopefully, they will reduce the price once continuum docks are sold out with this.   And for that price range, this is the headset we are going to get? I mean, seriously? I have the same headset for my Lumia 640XL and this headset is bad, at best. Premium phones, premium charger , premium pricing yet worst headphone. That one is an odd man out in the premium phone's box.
  • I am not interested in the 950 but I will be buying 950XL and a dock. I will have to wait until I go to France or Germany as the Dual Sim version is not available in the UK - WHY?
  • Too expensive.
  • Microsoft is selling unlocked Lumia 950 @ 549 dollars which is around 36k inr.. Why is the price so high.. 43k inr... Too much
  • Taxessss.!!!
  • Somebody... Give me away 950xl plzz
  • When 550
  • And 950 already goes out of stock on amazon india at 6pm. really?  looking at the price i really dont think it went out of stock because of high demand. i really hope it was some bug.  and yes , the headphones look crap. my old lumia 820 headphones are way better.  950 for 35k would have been perfect.  I was anyway planning to buy on EMI. lets see if amazon india and cloudtail restock the 950 soon
  • Not any sub 30k phones
  • and it is still back order in canada... I'm so sad...
  • cant say it is over priced.!!!phones with similar hardware cost the same in india.
  • Wait till March/April and 950 will settle down to 28-30K range
  • Is it really support 2tb external storage....wtf ...who made 2tb micro sd
  • It can. Max you can get currently is 200GB. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Probably means it can handle a 2tb hard drive? Maybe when you using continuum dock or something
  • They should upgrade their earphones already..
  • Buy aftermarket, it's much better.
  • I placed my pre-order #Lumia950
  • Both have reasonable price tag. You will not get a 20MP Pureview Camera and Continuum like features elsewhere.
  • Since everyone is complaining about price in India could Microsoft PLEASE ship these back to the US so I can buy one?
  • Pre-ordered the 950 XL. It blew my mind and it do looks premium to me. Waiting for 11 Dec.
  • In hoping my Lumia 920 still has life of 3 months before completely breaking from the corner. This time android!
  • This is physical damage to a phone.  Something that's dependent on how you treat your device.  Going android will not make a difference.
  • You all like latest features and technology on your phones, but not ready to pay for it. Why?
  • Because they/it doesn't deserve that kind of money for that kind of app eco system and total mobile share.
  • Shouldve priced 950 to 35k and xl to 40k. with no free display dock. Is there any chance of microsoft making lumia 850.   
  • wow!
    Almost 50k price tag and the same old shitty earphones.
  • All included earphones are shitty no matter how much phones cost.
  • I don't understand why someone will buy windows phone with worst mobile app ecosystem for 50k. Windows has 3 % market share and looking forward to 0.3 % in near future and they are selling the new phone for 50 k. May be they want to achieve the target of near future now itself
  • Me thought of buying 950 XL, But its a bit pricy. Hope they Reduce the price in coming months.
  • Just pre-ordered my Lumia 950 XL WHITE from CROMA and it should arrive in 10 Days....they said they weren't sure of the FREE Display Dock Offer, but would refund my Pre-booking amount if the Offer doesn't exist....
  • It's toooooooooooooo expensive. Totally disappointing. Thanks MS. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • So here my take. Found about the rates online and got to know about Amazon India pre orders from WP Central. I was planning to visit retail store anyway , but since Amazon India was already offering , i tried placing the order for 950 online. Guess what , while i was paying it went out of stock!!  I couldnt believe such high price phone could go out of stock so soon. Hoping it would be bug.  Impatience and curiosity got better of me and decided to visit the store. It looked like I was entering some birthday party ;) Cake , snacks , coldrinks. I checked out 950 and 950 XL. Yes , they had connected display dock too. Trust me , phone does feel premium. It very lightweight (compared to my 820). Read about the reviews of bad headphones. So asked the sales guy to get the box for me. And headphones are good. They arent the probe ones like ones come with 920 and 820. But trust me they are really good. Booked my 950 Black with booking amount and also enrolled for free display dock. Display dock would be delivered once I send my IMEI to MS after i get the delivery. So its long wait for phone and really long wait for the dock.  Sometimes it feels to visit the shop rather than shopping online. :D
  • No one will buy this phones for these prices,price should be 30k for 950 and 35k for 950 xl
  • Of course Microsoft would follow apple and Samsung. Both phones are overpriced. I bet that the same thing will happen in Brazil.
  • Pre-ordered my 950 at Microsoft priority store, I was promised the dock, let's see... All over Bengaluru 17 people had ordered the device since launch
  • Any news on release dates in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia to be specific)?
  • "बहुत महंगा launch किया भाई......सोचा था 30-32 हजार के आस पास होगा.....यहाँ तो औकात से ही बाहर.....कोई बात नहीं मेरा Lumia 920 है ना पुराना साथी जिन्दगी चल जाएगी...साथ में 640 भी है जिन्दगी हसी खुशी कट जाएगी।"
  • Those who are looking about the headsets included in the sales package to ur kind info that is not the headset which was given with 730 640xl 540 640. Those headset were shitty. Tese are wh-308 which is an upgrade to wh-208 which came with the 920 1020 1520. These new wh308 earphones are actually good. Chek propely before making over confident statements makin a fool outta yourself. Get ur facts right and then talk. Idiots !!
    Pricing is actually okay with the docks included and anyhow we will be getting it for approx 2k cheaper frm retailers. I will be gettin the white 950xl on day1 Dec 11 good luck MS
  • Totally agree. We got used to jump upon conclusions without verfying. Picture posted here does not show the earphones properly. Initally i too was disappointed after reading the comments.  I headed to MS retail store and asked them to get me the box. Checked out the headphones and yes they are premium ones. 
  • Pre-ordered my 950 (White) just a couple of mins back after a quick research on available flagship phones and their current prices. Deal with these Lumia's aren't bad. Just costly but hey I don't wanna lose this "Limited Period" offer though.
    Gonna sell my 730 in either OLX or Quikr :D
  • This is 9000 rupees cheaper than New Zealand how are you complaining about price???
  • Despite all the uproar at the price, at least it has arrived in your country.  Still absolutely no word here in Thailand as to whether these phones will ever arrive.
  • how can microsoft increase there market share by pricing them at 43k and 49k! that too with an OS which is in beta state! even the biometric lock is in beta state.
  • hey evryone...
    i have been a great fan of MS since i have started using my first lumia 520....till then i have 520(2), 525, 535 ,925 and 1520 now i m planning to buy  950 ....
    android phones and iphones are totally diffrent from W10M PHONES. these should not be compared.
  • So it comes with Hey Cortana! Cortana is not widely available so I am a bit surprised it is there for India. I don't expect it t be there for all languages spoken in India though. Maybe Hindi only? Or is this one like in other countries where you pay full price for Cortana, but only get Soon TM ? Same with Quiet Hours etc.