#SurfacePhone #Lumia950 – Should you wait for the Surface Phone or buy a Lumia 950 now? : Now that Microsoft is starting to sell it’s remaining Lumia stock, a new question has arisen from the ashes that is Windows phone: “Should I buy a Lumia 950 now or wait for the Surface Phone?” Of course, the answer to this question depends on many variables, so let’s run through them and decide together.
Reasons why you should buy a Lumia 950 now
1. Surface Phone might never come
Let’s not forget that the Surface Phone is currently just a product that’s in-development internally at Microsoft. Since they’ve yet to officially announce a Surface Phone, Microsoft could cancel the project at any time.
Don’t think they wouldn’t, because they have done in the past. A good example is with the Surface Mini, that was cancelled just days before being announced.
2. It’ll be expensive
Assuming a Surface Phone does arrive, don’t expect it to be cheap. It being a Surface Phone means Microsoft is going to position it alongside its other top of the range Surface devices, including Surface Pro and Surface Book, both of which are expensive, premium products.
3. Business first
If you’re a consumer looking for a Windows phone, Lumia is your best bet. The Surface Phone will be primarily targeted at businesses, much like the recently released HP Elite x3. That doesn’t mean consumers won’t be able to buy the Surface Phone, however.
4. The Lumia 950 is really cheap right now
Depending on where you live, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL is the cheapest they’ve ever been. In the UK, you can grab a Lumia 950 from Microsoft for just £249, with a free display dock too! That’s an incredible deal – especially when you consider that the original retail price was £429.
5. Lumia 950 is still a flagship
Although not the best flagships in the world, the Lumia 950 devices are still Microsoft’s latest flagships, and therefore will be treated as such for the foreseeable future. You’ll receive continued support via software updates and firmware patches too.