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Deal: Nokia Lumia 920 now best value Windows Phone 8 smartphone at under £290?

Nokia has been busy bolstering its Lumia arsenal of Windows Phone 8 smartphones recently, unveiling a new flagship that sports a 41-megapixel camera with the Lumia 1020 as well as launching the all-metal Lumia 925 and an affordable 4G handset, the Lumia 625.

The new additions to the Lumia family mean that some of the line's older generation devices are starting to become much more competitively priced - witness the Lumia 920, which is now available SIM-free via Amazon reseller Wowcamera for just shy of £290.

First launched in September 2012, the Lumia 920 may have since been outpaced by some of its stablemates, but it's still an attractive device - especially at this price.

The Lumia 920 features a 4.5in HD display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels, packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor complemented by 1GB of RAM and sporting an 8.7-megapixel camera complete with Carl Zeiss optics.

Elsewhere, the Lumia 920 comes with integrated support for wireless charging and is compatible with the UK's budding 4G LTE spectrum, currently still furnished exclusively by EE but due to be rolled out to other carriers in the near-future.

Potential shortcomings include the Lumia 920's bulky build - it weighs a whopping 185g and measures 10.7mm in girth - and the fact that the Windows Phone platform still struggles with app availability.

Still, at this price point, compromises are always going to have to be made, and we think this deal is well-worth considering if your budget doesn't stretch to a new-generation flagship in excess of £500.

For more on the one-time Nokia flagship, check out our Lumia 920 review