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Nokia’s 4G Lumia 635 budget smartphone and Sony’s Xperia M2 are the pick of the smartphone offers in Vodafone’s summer sale, as it becomes the latest carrier to cut prices in anticipation of a suite of fresh handsets landing in the second half of the year.

From today, the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 635 in green, orange or none-more-black is up for grabs at £14.50 per month (down from £18.50) over two years, with no upfront charge for the handset. That includes allowances 100 minutes and 100MB of data per month, plus unlimited texts.

Well regarded by our review team after it impressed in a 4G budget phone face-off with the Motorola Moto G, the Lumia 635’s spec sheet standouts are a 4.5-inch screen, a five-megapixel camera and 128GB of expandable storage.

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Sony’s mid-range, Android effort, the Xperia M2, is also now priced £14.50 per month over 24 months and includes the same monthly allowances as the Lumia 635.

Opt for the M2 and you’re getting Android 4.3 out of the box (an upgrade to 4.4.2 is on its way), a 4.8-inch display and an eight-megapixel camera.

Select SIM only offers are cheaper with the summer promo too, as Vodafone bids to court the increasing number of consumers opting to hang to their existing phone in a phenomenon we’ve dubbed ‘handset fatigue’.

The standout deal for us, though, is probably the 30-day, rolling contract, which bags you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB data.

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