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Nokia Lumia 620 lands on O2 for £150

O2 has put the Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8 smartphone on sale for a mere £150, a price that includes a free shell cover (redeemable from Nokia) and compares very well with the Lumia 820 which O2 sells for £330. The phone was unveiled early December 2012.

The phone is powered by a dual-core system-on-chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon MSM8227, the same that equips the closest rival to the Lumia 620, the HTC Windows Phone 8S.

The rest of its features include a 3.8in 800 x 480 display, 512MB of RAM, a rear 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing VGA one, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, NFC and a 1,300mAh battery that can power the phone for up to 61 hours of music playback.

What sets this phone apart from the non-Nokia competition are the Nokia apps like Drive, a free turn-by-turn voice guided navigation solution, Nokia Music, which allows the user to listen to unlimited music forever, City Lens and Cinemagraph.

At £150 (excluding a compulsory £10 extra top up), the Lumia 620 costs around 50 per cent more than the Lumia 610, its predecessor. The Lumia 800 also costs slightly more at £159 at Tesco but has an 8-megapixel camera, is SIM free (O2’s Lumia 620 is locked), comes with Windows Phone 7.5 (upgradable to 7.8) and that signature polycarbonate unibody design.

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