Carphone Warehouse sells the Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone which runs on Windows Phone 8 for £130. The price includes delivery and a free copy of Windows 8 Pro upgrade (which means that you need to have a copy of a Microsoft operating system installed – even it is Windows XP) but excludes a compulsory £10 top up voucher.
The good news is that the phone is likely to be unlocked as are almost all Carphone Warehouse handsets. The Lumia 620 was unveiled towards the end of last year and is probably one of the better models out on the market at less than half the price of the Lumia 820.
It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC, one which is clocked at 1GHz and has two cores.
It has 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.8in ClearBlack display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a front facing camera, Bluetooth, NFC, nearly 10 hours talk time, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot as well as a slew of Nokia-only apps.
These include Nokia City Lens, Maps, Mix Radio and Drive. You can check our review of the Nokia Lumia 620. The only two other rivals to that phone are the Huawei Ascend W1 (available on O2 only) as well as the HTC Windows Phone 8S.