The Nokia Lumia 920 remains one of the most highly regarded smartphones currently on the market. Following its launch back in November, the handset has become a big success for the Finland based manufacturer, and helped to but the company back on the map after years of struggling to compete with rival manufacturers.
Since the launch of its flagship device, Nokia has been busy expanding its range of Windows powered Lumia devices with several new entry level and mid range handsets. Back in February, Nokia announced two new devices in the Lumia range at MWC 2013 in Barcelona. These were an entry level model called the Lumia 520, along with a mid range offering called the Lumia 720. Both devices are now available for purchase in the UK.
Although it is technically an entry level smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 520 packs plenty of impressive features, especially given its modest price tag. Its spec list includes the likes of a 4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, 8 GB of internal storage and unusually for a Windows Phone also comes with a microSD slot which can accommodate a memory card of up to 64GB. The device also sports a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, a dual-core 1 GHz processor and the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Like most other Lumia devices, it will also be offered in a range of colour options. The SIM free Lumia 520 is a very affordable device with a SIM-free price tag of less than £170. Contracts are also very affordable for this device, starting at just £11.00 per month, with a free handset included. Most major UK network operators are now carrying Lumia 520 deals.
The Nokia Lumia 720 offers a number of upgraded features to the Lumia 520, reflected by its pricing. The screen is slightly larger at 4.3 inches and also utilises Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology. It comes with the same levels of internal storage and microSD slot, along with an upgraded 6.1 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a similar amount of processing power. Like the Lumia 520 it has Windows Phone 8 as its operating system alongside an impressive package of Nokia software features like its highly regarded HERE Maps and City Lens applications. The SIM free Nokia Lumia 720 will cost around £300, but pay monthly contracts are available from around £11.00 per month, or £17.00 per month with a free handset from most major networks.