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Nokia Lumia 635 launched in the UK, it's not as cheap as you'd expect

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Nokia Lumia 635 launched in the UK, it's not as cheap as you'd expect
The Nokia Lumia 635 is the cheapest LTE-capable Windows Phone handset ever, but it looks like it costs a bit more than you’d expect in the UK.

There are at least three major UK retailers that are currently selling the Lumia 635 without contract. Carphone Warehouse is offering the handset for £129.95 plus a £10 top-up on Pay As You Go, while Clove and Unlocked Mobiles are selling the smartphone unlocked for £149.99 and £144.98, respectively. Each of these prices means over $220. Considering the fact that an off-contract Lumia 635 will be soon available in the US for just $99, British customers might feel a bit disappointed at the thought of having to pay a lot more for it.

Pricing differences aside, the Lumia 635 seems to be a pretty good entry-level handset. Its features include Windows Phone 8.1 (without Cortana for the UK at the moment), a 4.5-inch IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels, 5MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. 


sources: Carphone Warehouse, Clove, Unlocked Mobiles via WP Central

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posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:42

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


We are used to getting screwed over anyway, I would gladly pay $649 for a flagship at launch,

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:44 4

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1130; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Everything is expensive here. The 16GB Nexus 5 I bought from the Play Store is £300. But it's worth it, considering that other flagship phones cost over £550.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 12:49 3

3. fzacek (Posts: 1250; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


This phone should be priced about the same as the Moto E...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 13:06

4. oboboy14 (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Why is that?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 13:16 3

5. fzacek (Posts: 1250; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Its specs are about on par with the Moto E...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 13:24 4

7. oboboy14 (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Specs aren't the only thing though. There's more than that that plays into the price of cell phones.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 13:20 3

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2706; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


The Moto G LTE costs £159. Just saying.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 13:29 6

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1730; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If you read the article carefully, you'll see that the L635 (which is the LTE version) cost 129 or 149 pounds depending where you buy it in the UK. So that's about 10 to 30 pounds less. Not only that, the 635 has a removable battery and supports MicroSD cards of up to 128 gigs, not to mention the guaranteed 3 year software support from Microsoft. In any case, both of these phones are a great buy at those prices.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 14:04 2

9. true1984 (Posts: 582; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the moto g lte DOES support micro sd though. so chill

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 14:52 1

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1730; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Did I say that it didn't? It doesn't support sd cards of 128 gigs, which the L635 does. That's what I pointed out. So chill...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 19:11 2

13. sgodsell (Posts: 908; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Well considering the Moto G LTE also has a superior display compared to the Lumia 630/635 with a resolution of 1280x720. Not to mention all the other features on the moto G that are missing on the 630/635. The moto G has a rear camera flash, front facing camera, light sensor, water resistant, slow motion video capture. All of which are missing from the 630/635. So for the 10 to 30 pounds more. Its worth it to get the Moto G.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:39 3

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2706; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Do you have a clue what you're talking about? Moto G offers much better 720p display and 1gb ram... Which eclipses your removable battery and 128gb sd card. Also who knows, Moto G might support 128gb cards.... My Galaxy S2 was said to support 32gb card only but 64gb worked like a charm.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:29

18. elitewolverine (Posts: 1197; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


On one carrier the 635 is 50% off with a 4g plan...just saying...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 14:38

10. brrunopt (Posts: 405; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


LMFAO , comparing £ to $ ...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 15:38 4

12. Landmarkcm (Posts: 413; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


I just got the Moto G LTE as I had broke my other Moto G. Their both good, But if you can go with the LTE version. I like having the choice of the white color now too. This lumia had a chance to compete in that space and failed.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:14 2

14. Liveitup (Posts: 912; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The attack of the lumias. Glad to see more WP devices, competition is healthy for the consumer.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:13

16. fireblade (Posts: 634; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


lol.. this spec is on par with moto E

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 03:37

17. sabretigger (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


It's a s**t phone for stupid chavs who are more impressed with the range of colours. I would know, I worked for cpw.

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