Techradar deals: The best Microsoft Lumia 950 deals for January 2016

Best Lumia 950 deals

Lumia 950 deals

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is the smaller version of the all-powerful Lumia 950 XL, but despite a slightly slower processor it still packs in loads of the same great specs.

That means the Lumia 950 is a phone with a more palm-friendly 5.2-inch QHD screen, a powerful Snapdragon 808 chipset inside (combined with a decent 3GB of RAM) and if you’re someone that likes to tinker with their phone, the back comes off (and can be changed for other designs) and you can remove the battery and expand storage through microSD.

When it comes to the camera, it’s an equally good affair, thanks to a 20MP effort that uses the Pureview technology Microsoft gained when it bought Nokia, and that really brings a shine to all kinds of snaps.

It’s not the top of the range phone from Microsoft, but it’s cheaper as a result and the difference between the two is very, very small indeed.

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The UK’s best Lumia 950 deals:

Best lumia 950 deals

Free phone | Vodafone | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £30pm
This is a quality deal for those looking to get their hands on this new phone, but with a normal amount of data – the amount of time most of us spend in Wi-Fi means you won’t have to worry too much about exceeding your limits. It’s nice to see that there’s no barrier on calls and texting too – this is a deal that’s perfect for the average user. Total cost of this deal over 24 months is £720

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | O2 | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £31pm
A cheeky little bit of extra data to play with here, with 3GB more than enough for most to do some lovely streaming, music listening and general browsing. This deal also comes with unlimited calls and texts, and for those looking to get a little fitter there’s a Milestone activity fitness tracker thrown in the mix too!. The total cost over 24 months is £744.

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | O2 | Unlimited calls and texts | 5GB data | £34pm
This a decent amount of data for a good, solid price – if you’re going to be downloading reams of data for your office working (which is what Microsoft’s phone are great for) then you’ll want a bit more data to keep on top of things – plus you’ve also got all the texts and calls you could need too. Total cost over 24 months is £816

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

Now let’s break down the best Lumia 950 deals by network…

Lumia 950 deals

vodafone

Best Lumia 950 deals on Vodafone

Offers extras like Spotify and Sky Sports

Free phone | Vodafone | 1000 minutes and unlimited texts | 1GB data | £29pm
We should start by dialling things down a little bit for those that want this cutting-edge phone from Microsoft but don’t need loads of data or calls. You might be someone that prefers to email and lives in loads of Wi-Fi, so why pay extra? And with this 1GB deal you’re even getting £48 cashback – result! Total cost of this deal over 24 months is £648

Get this deal: From Mobile Phones Direct

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Free phone | Vodafone | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £30pm
One of the top deals of the month, this is a great choice for those looking to get this new phone from Microsoft but with a normal amount of data – the amount of time most of us spend in Wi-Fi means you won’t have to worry too much about exceeding your limits. It’s nice to see that there’s no barrier on calls and texting too – this is a deal that’s perfect for the average user. Total cost of this deal over 24 months is £720

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | Vodafone | Unlimited calls and texts | 6GB data | £35pm
Let’s turn this up to… 6, which is the amount of data in gigabytes you’ll get with this deal. It’s a little more pricey, but not terribly so – and there’s £10 cashback to play with as well. That’s three meal deals without even breaking a sweat – and you can call and text to your heart’s delight when you’re hanging around the supermarket. Total cost over 24 months is £830

Get this deal: From Mobile Phones Direct

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Free phone | Unlimited calls and texts | 20GB data | £46pm
This is it. The big Kahuna. The whopper. The deal that, in the absence of unlimited data, most of us will want to be checking out if they’re worried about going over their data limits, as most of us will struggle to hit 20GB, even if we connect the Lumia 950 up to a monitor and use it like a PC (as Microsoft wants you to do). Plus there’s even £192 cashback to play with – a cracking deal. Total cost over 24 months is £912

Get this deal: from Mobile Phones Direct

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Best Lumia 950 deals on O2

The network with extras like O2 Priority

Free upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £27.50pm
You’re locked into a relationship with O2. We get it. You know you can quit, but you like the bubbly images the network offers. Well, if you want this new phone from Microsoft, this is the cheapest way to achieve both, with a stunningly low-cost monthly deal. It’s not a lot of data, but you do get £60 cashback – which should never be sniffed at! Total cost over 24 months is £600

Get this deal: from mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | O2 | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £31pm
Want a spot more data? Check this out then: it’s 3GB, which is more than enough for most to do some lovely streaming, music listening and general browsing. This deal also comes with unlimited calls and texts, and if you want to get a little more tech on their wrist there’s a Milestone activity fitness tracker thrown in the mix too! The total cost over 24 months is £744.

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | O2 | Unlimited calls and texts | 5GB data | £34pm
This a decent amount of data for a good, solid price – if you’re going to be downloading reams of data for your office working (which is what Microsoft’s phone are great for) then you’ll want a bit more data to keep on top of things – plus you’ve also got all the texts and calls you could need too. Total cost over 24 months is £816

Get this deal: From mobiles.co.uk

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Free phone | Unlimited calls and texts | 10GB data | £39pm
This is the most data you’re going to get from O2 if you’re looking to become part of the Microsoft crew and get this smaller phone – and it’s a decent price for it too. 10GB means you’ll only need to keep an eye on your limits if you’re doing LOADS of streaming – and even then you’ll probably struggle to hit it. Total cost over 24 months is £936

Get this deal: from mobiles.co.uk

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Best Lumia 950 deals on EE

The place to go if you want high-speed 4G

Free phone | EE | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £32.49pm
You want high speed internet on the go. You’re looking for a minimum of 2GB of data. You’ve got £35 per month to spend but are feeling like you’d like to have 24p left at the end of two years. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT DEAL WE’VE GOT FOR YOU, YOU SPECIFIC MONSTER. It’s all the above and with unlimited calls and texts. You are welcome. Total cost of this deal over 24 months is £899.76

Get this deal: From Mobile Phones Direct

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Free phone | EE | Unlimited calls and texts | 5GB data | £37.49pm
You’re wanting a little more data per month – after all, Great British Bake Off reruns aren’t going to watch themselves, are they? You might not get through the whole back catalogue here, but you’ll be able to watch, stream and browse a lot of internets before hitting your limit with this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £899.76

Get this deal: from Carphone Warehouse

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Free phone | Unlimited mins and unlimited texts | 10GB data | £44.99pm
We’re stepping things up here, and for this much data you’re getting a cracking deal here. The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a phone that wants you to do loads of watching of various multimedia, thanks to that QHD screen, and with 10GB of data per month, Netflix is your oyster – and with £145 cashback this is an insanely good deal compared to the others around. Total cost over 24 months is £934.76

Get this deal: from Mobile Phones Direct

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Free phone | Unlimited calls and texts | 20GB data | £54.99pm
This deal isn’t bad at all, especially if you’re worried about downloading reams of files per month if you’re using your Lumia 950 as a PC-like tool. It’s a little more on the pricey side though, so you’re paying for all that data and sticking with EE – although you’re getting some nifty download speeds on the 4g carrier as a result. Total cost of this deal over 24 months is £1319.76

Get this deal: from mobiles.co.uk

Lumia 950 deals

Lumia 950 deals

Best Lumia 950 deals on Three

The network with unlimited data

Because the Lumia 950 is so fresh, Three doesn’t currently have any deals running. Hopefully next month will see an influx of new deals for this lovely phone so make sure you check here before you buy.

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