Affordable is a relative word and it is exemplified by the current status of 4G smartphone market in the UK. Almost all new top of the range handsets now come with 4G connectivity but few of the mainstream models and those who do tend to be rather expensive.
Take the Nokia Lumia 820 for example, this is a Windows Phone 8 handset that used to cost around £180 at Tesco but whose price has actually risen, rather than fallen down. Expansys now sells it for £215. The device is not actually a bad one and is essentially a cut down version of the Nokia Lumia 920.
It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz. It comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 4.3in display with a 800 x 480 pixel ClearBlack AMOLED display, GPS, a rear 8-megapixel camera with full HD video recording plus a rear camera, a 1,650mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and a microSD card slot.
Like the 920, it also comes with wireless charging (albeit as an option, using Qi charging technology). Oh and as usual, it is laden with Nokia apps like Drive, Maps and Mix Radio. Interested? Check out our review of the Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphone here.
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