Windows 10 Mobile
SIM-free Lumias are now available for purchase in official online Microsoft Stores in US and UKReuters

Prospective buyers of Lumia smartphones in the US and UK can navigate to Microsoft's online portal, to purchase SIM-free/carrier-unlocked handsets.

Smartphones being offered on the portal and pricing?

The following devices are available to buy on Microsoft's online portal in the UK:

  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE – priced at £219 ($337)
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 – priced at £170
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 – priced at £100
  • Microsoft Lumia 735 - priced at £189
  • Microsoft Lumia 830 – priced at £270
  • Microsoft Lumia 930 – priced at £349.95
  • Microsoft Lumia 530 – priced at £80
  • Microsoft Lumia 630 – priced at £90
  • Microsoft Lumia 635 – priced at £110
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 – priced at £60

Devices available on the Microsoft Store in the US:

  • Microsoft Lumia 535 – priced at $149
  • Microsoft Lumia 635 – priced at $129
  • Microsoft Lumia 830 – priced at $449

Apart from smartphones, multiple Lumia accessories are also available on the new portal.

Advantages of purchasing a carrier-unlocked Lumia smartphone

Generally, carrier-locked smartphones incorporate carrier bloatware that consumes most of a smartphone's internal storage area, thus leaving only a fraction of internal space for users to store content.

Carrier-unlocked devices also come with bloatware and pre-installed apps/APKs, but not as much as their carrier-driven counterparts.