Deal: Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone for £552

Unbeknown to many, mobile phone operators sometimes unwittingly offer great deals without much clamour. This is the case of the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the first such device with a 41-megapixel camera sensor (or should we say equivalent pixels).

Orange is currently offering it for as little as £10.50 per month on a two-year contract with an upfront fee of £300. That works out to around £552 over the duration of the contract or £23 per month. You can choose between the Canary or the Dolphin package. Both come with 100 minutes and either unlimited texts plus 100MB data (with Wi-Fi on the tube) or 500 texts.

Regardless, the reason to choose this bundle is that it allows you for a much lower outlay to get your hands on one of the more exciting Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market. The Lumia 1020 carries a suggested retail price north of £600 and to be able to get it, albeit locked to a mobile operator, with a near 10 per cent discount is an interesting offer. Read our review of the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 smartphone here.

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