Deal: Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone 8 smartphone available from £7.50

You can grab the Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone from Carphone Warehouse for £7.50 per month on a two-year contract. That is marginally more expensive than a similar deal we came across recently from the same retailer.

At £180 for the duration of the contract, you get 75 minutes, 5000 texts and 250MB which means that the plan is best suited for light users (or text aficionados).

The Lumia 520 remains one of our all-time favourite handsets. It has a 4in display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon system-on-chip (the MSM8260 clocked at 1GHz), a 5-megapixel camera with flash, 8GB onboard storage and 512MB of RAM.

Over and above those, Nokia also bundled a number of great apps like Cinemagraph, Panorama, Here Transit, Here Drive, Nokia Music, Here Maps, all running on Windows Phone 8 which comes with Office Mobile.

You do also get Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot but no front-facing camera (a shame) and no FM radio. Nokia's Windows Phone 8 family now comprises of the Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 625, Lumia 820, Lumia 920, Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020.

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