£45 Nokia Lumia 610 smartphone: UK’s cheapest Windows Phone handset

Tesco is selling the cheapest Windows Phone handset on the market, the Nokia Lumia 610 smartphone for a mere £45 SIM free and unlocked.

This is a shockingly cheap price for a smartphone that offers so much and should very easily keep ahead of the competition; within this price range, rival handsets are mostly based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and have HVGA displays mostly.

The smartphone, which also comes with 45 Clubcard points and free delivery, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A SoC clocked at 800MHz with 256MB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage (but no SD card slot), a 3.7in 800 x 480 pixel display with Corning Gorilla Glass, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, a battery life of up to 630 minutes, a FM radio, Windows Phone 7.5, Wi-Fi and a number of Nokia’s own proprietary applications including Nokia Music, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps.

The Lumia 610 has been superseded by the Lumia 620 which is an infinitely better handset with a dual-core SoC, twice the amount of system memory, a front-facing camera and Windows Phone 8.

Expect remaining stocks of this handset to be cleared out ahead of Mobile World Congress. Check out our review of the Nokia Lumia 610 here.