Today we’re getting our first look at Microsoft’s first Windows 10 Lumia smartphones—the first real attempt by Microsoft to build on the proud, if somewhat under-accomplished tradition of Nokia Windows Phones.

As with most companies these days, Microsoft is serving up two different versions of its new flagship phones. Big and little. The 950 and the 950 XL. The 950 starts at $550, the 950 XL starts at $650.

Here’s the rundown on the regular 950:

  • Display: 5.2-inch WQHD OLED (564 PPI)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808, hexacore, 64-bit
  • Storage: 32GB internal, microSD card slot
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM
  • Cameras: 20MP PureView on the rear, with optical image stabilization; 5MP wide angle (front)
  • Battery: 3000mAh (removable)
  • Extras: USB Type-C

Annnnnd, of course the 950 XL has XXL specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch WQHD OLED (518 PPI)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 810, octacore, 64-bit
  • Storage: 32GB internal, microSD card slot
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM
  • Cameras: 20MP PureView on the rear, with optical image stabilization; 5MP wide angle (front)
  • Battery: 3340mAh (removable)
  • Extras: USB Type-C

What’s the takeaway here? Well from the looks at it, these are flagship phones are on par with the most powerful handsets you’re going to see from the top phones from Samsung, and Google’s Nexus line. The displays are the same and so are the chipsets. Like other leaders, Microsoft’s adopted the USB Type-C connector.

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In Nokia phones, the PureView cameras were a real differentiation. The technology was so good that it made phones running the vastly inferior Windows Phone platform competitive. Microsoft is retaining its focus here with a dedicated camera button.

So in case it wasn’t obvious, the important question here is whether Windows 10 works as a smartphone platform. Microsoft has been the first tech giant to truly embrace the convergence mobile and desktop operating systems.

During the demos today, Microsoft took pains to emphasize the strengths of its ecosystem, and the potential it has to work across platforms. The coolest part was the demo of universal Office apps running off Lumia phones. Do you want to use your phone to power a PowerPoint deck or a Word file on a huge Display? Don’t you?!?! Have you ever wanted anything more in your life? Well you can!

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Additionally, the company pointed several times to Windows 10’s deep integration with services like the Outlook mail client, and OneDrive. When you take a gazillion photos with the surely excellent PureView camera, you can automatically dump them online.

All of this is very impressive, but it’s important to note that behind the whizzbang keynote, the fact is that with the exception of universal apps, a lot of this has been possible for some time. Phones have been powerful for a long time! You can use them to power displays. This is not new. But Microsoft’s implementation—for all its clumsy wires—certainly looks exciting.