Nokia's terrific Lumia 620 is most affordable Windows Phone 8 so far.
Nokia's brilliant Lumia 620 may well be the most affordable Windows Phone yet. But with a spec sheet that takes in a gorgeous display, dual cameras and, of course, the latest version of Microsoft's software, this amazing handset can easily go toe to toe with more costly models.
Windows Phone and Nokia have long been a great combination. And the Lumia 620 shows just why. As with all Windows Phone 8 handsets, if you choose the Lumia 620, you get the brilliant live-tile based homescreen that serves up up-to-the-minute information to keep you in the loop at all times and organises your life around handy hubs, so all your apps, messages and more are just where you want them.
Better still, unlike earlier versions of Windows Phone, the new edition allows you to customise your layout and resize tiles on the Lumia 620's stunningly crisp, 3.8-inch 480 x 800 display so you can have your Lumia 620, your way.
But that's not all. You also get a brilliant, vibrantly coloured phone that stands out in a sea of grey and black smartphones, with a host of snap-on covers for when you fancy a change. And you get exclusive and excellent Nokia services too.
Among them is the peerless Nokia Maps mapping software that gets you from A to B with minimum fuss. This time around, this has been made even better with the addition of Nokia City Lens that means you can hold your phone up and take a photo of a location and get all sorts of useful information about your surroundings overlaid onto your screen.
And to keep you entertained, there's also the no cost music streaming service Nokia Music that lets you stream as many tracks as you like and even listen to them offline.
Need more? Okay, how about the host of imaging features that combine with the five-megapixel camera to amazing effect? Take Cinemagraph, for example, which lets you add motion to still images for bring your snaps to life. Literally.
We also think you'll love the Smart Shoot function that lets you take a series of photos and then combine the best bits in one perfect, composite image. With this amazing function, the days of photos ruined by a person with their eyes closed really are over for good.
Other features of the Nokia Lumia 620 include a secondary VGA front facing camera, NFC support, 8GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot to further expand storage and Microsoft Office packages with the option to access documents kept on the Skydrive cloud storage solution.
Alongside pre-installed Nokia apps, Lumia 620 also get to choose from tens of thousands of third-party titles, including games and practical applications, from the Windows Marketplace download store.