Nov 17, 2015 08:29 AM EST

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Available For Pre-Order At $649; Find Out Why It's Much Better Than Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, one of the first smartphone operating on the mobile version of Windows 10 is already available for pre-order at Microsoft stores for the price of $649.

GSM Arena revealed Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will not be accessible at any mobile carriers, thus if you're in the United States and you want to grab a unit —either black or white — you have to buy it unlocked for the price of $649.

A purchase at the Microsoft store of a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL would also make you eligible through the Lumia Offers app, a free Microsoft Display Dock while supplies last.

However, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is not suitable with Sprint or Verizon because it does not have backing for CDMA networks, so it would be best if you would use it on T-Mobile or AT&T or you can choose among the many MVNO's operating which uses the companies' range.

According to TNW News, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL's firm launch date in the United States will be on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The good news is you can pre-order as early as now for your very own Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The bad news is it will not be shipped until its launch date. 

On to its smaller sibling, Microsoft Lumia 950, it will be on sale this Friday, Nov. 20 through AT&T.

Unfortunately, Microsoft Lumia 950's exclusivity with AT&T will likely see not much success commercially as being restricted to one mobile carrier seldom works for brands trailing well behind the competition.

In addition, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL's $649 unlocked price may not do well since gadgets like OnePlus 2 and Moto X Pure Edition are pushing the limits of the price spectrum for a flagship device. Nevertheless, Microsoft got the ball rolling with the addition of a few fresh hardware with specs to equal to that of competitors.

So, are you in a dilemma between which of Microsoft’s latest Windows Phones you will want to get your hands on?

Despite both Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Microsoft Lumia 950 operating on Windows 10 and sharing a number of features like a QuadHD display, 32 GB of storage, 3 GB of RAM, removable batteries and microSD card support, USB-C, 20-megapixel camera with three flashes and Qi wireless charging and same; Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is way much better than Microsoft Lumia 950.

ITProPortal enumerated three reasons:

1. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL boasts of 3340mah battery over Lumia 950's 3000mah which according to Microsoft could enable users to squeeze that extra hour when browsing the web or making calls.

2. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL uses the Snapdragon 810 as its system-on-chip which runs 10 percent faster and has two extra cores compared to Lumia 950's the Snapdragon 808.

3. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL offers a free Display Dock which is the perfect partner to match the new handset.

Will you choose Microsoft Lumia 950 XL over other phones? Comment below.

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