O2 UK selling Nokia Lumia 620 for £129.99 on PAYG

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As a special promotion in the run up to Easter UK operator O2 are selling the Nokia Lumia 620 on PAYG (pre-pay) for £130 ($190 / €150), a £20 reduction over the standard pricing. The offer, which is available to April 3rd, also includes a free colourful shell (back cover) in a choice of green, blue, white, orange or yellow, but does require you to also purchase a £10 top-up, unless upgrading from an existing PAYG handset.

The Nokia Lumia 620, which launched in the UK at the end of February, is currently Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device to date, although it will soon be undercut by the Lumia 520. It has a 3.8 inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT screen, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card support, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1GHz, and a 5 megapixel camera.

Nokia Lumia 620

The standard £150 price point (O2 UK PAYG) already offers very good value for money compared to other Windows Phone 8 devices, but the limited time reduction to £130 is even more attractive. It's not the cheapest Windows Phone device available, the Windows Phone 7.5 powered Nokia Lumia 800 and HTC Radar are both widely available for £99 or less, but, in our opinion, the Nokia Lumia 620 is the best Windows Phone device to buy, if overall value-for-money is your most important criteria. 

As we previously noted the end-user experience of the 620, in functional terms, is similar to that of the higher end devices, although some specifications cuts have been made:

The Nokia Lumia 620 has near-equal functionality-set to the high end Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X. Inevitably, in order to meet the lower price point, cuts have been made to the hardware specification. In terms of the user experience the most important of these are the materials, screen size and quality, and camera quality. Like the Nokia Lumia 820, the Lumia 620 also has less internal memory that its higher end sister (8GB versus 32GB), but a microSD card slot is present, and a 32GB card can be purchased for around £15 online. Other specifications, such as the RAM, processor speed and connectivity options (no 4G), have also been cut, but these have only a relatively minor impact on performance and user experience.

Source / Credit: O2