Nokia Lumia 820 & 920 priced in Europe, coming in November

Today, Nokia has revealed through several European subsidiaries the pricing for their upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8 devices, offering pre-orders for a November release. The cheapest stated price of the devices was from Nokia Italy, listing the Lumia 920 at €599 (US$771) and the Lumia 820 at €499 (US$643).

Nokia Germany released their pricing as well, and while the Lumia 820 remains at €499, the Lumia 920 gets bumped to €649 ($836) in the region. Nokia Russia, who are offering pre-orders immediately, price the Lumia 920 at 24,990 rubles ($801) and Lumia 820 at 19,990 rubles ($640).

In the UK, Nokia has stated that they will not be releasing pricing or availability at this stage. As European smartphone prices are often higher than other regions around the globe, we estimate that in the United States the outright prices could be US$699 for the Lumia 920 and US$599 for the Lumia 820; again, these are just estimates - we don't actually know the US prices.

Meanwhile, in Australia it has been announced that the Lumia 920 will be coming exclusively to Telstra (using their 4G LTE network), while Vodafone and Optus will both be receiving the Lumia 820. Pricing was not announced, although in Australia it is uncommon for outright prices to be explicitly revealed.

Via: The Verge | Techin5 | Image via Techin5
Source: Nokia Germany | Nokia Italy | Nokia Russia | Nokia Australia

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Pretty sure the 920 will come in at around £499 street including VAT. That's £100 (or 20%) less that the 32GB iPhone5. It'll probably be about 30-50 less online. Anyone expecting these phones would be cheaper really should have a reality check.

And the HTC models do not even come close to the 920 spec wise. not even to the 820 IMO (resolution excluded).

I was banned from Nokia's VK group just for saying it's too expensive. Going with 8X now. Nokia can blame only themself now.

The Lumia 920 is also a 32GB device, compared to other 16GB devices in the same market segment it's priced to match imo. Case in point, I can get a Samsung GSIII with 32GB for 729Euros with VAT. The 16GB version for 620euros with VAT.

So, if the 920 comes in at 600euros with VAT for me how is this not a deal for a phone with 32GB compared to it's competition?

GP007 said,
The Lumia 920 is also a 32GB device, compared to other 16GB devices in the same market segment it's priced to match imo. Case in point, I can get a Samsung GSIII with 32GB for 729Euros with VAT. The 16GB version for 620euros with VAT.

So, if the 920 comes in at 600euros with VAT for me how is this not a deal for a phone with 32GB compared to it's competition?

The 32Gb iPhone 5 is also €789, so a €189 saving if you went for the 920

Munroe said,

The 32Gb iPhone 5 is also €789, so a €189 saving if you went for the 920

Yeah.

I understand that it's a lot for people but when you compare it to the other phones it's competing with it's either the same price or less. There's also the option of getting it with a contract and paying less for the device but you often end up paying even more after the first year of that deal.

Seeing how good the 920 is, and having paid 500 for my current phone unlocked, I plan to keep it for even longer than the 2 years i've had my current phone. In which case i'd say it's worth the money. I also don't expect MS to pull the same no upgrade bit with WP9 in the future.

Its funny that every company except for Apple is subject to price scrutiny. Its a good thing dont get me wrong, but I just find it odd that the iPhone can be so fricken expensive and it dosent seem to bother people.

Iridium said,
Its funny that every company except for Apple is subject to price scrutiny. Its a good thing dont get me wrong, but I just find it odd that the iPhone can be so fricken expensive and it dosent seem to bother people.

If you think people never complain about Apple's prices then you've been living under a rock for decades. Apple is the most scrutinized company when it comes to prices.

I think the problem is that Apple were the first to start this new craze of touchscreen phones ( I know they didn't invent them etc etc). But what I am saying is that from what I can remember before the iPhone most people had just a normal candy bar phone (I don't remember a single person at my school who had a touch screen phone before the iPhone), because of this they set the price for what essentially is high end smart phones as we know it and then when other companies released their phones they matched them on price. I agree that most of them are over priced but because the general consumer is uniformed and thinks iPhones are the best etc etc. They pay the price without complaining and people will always compare the price of top end Android or WP to the iPhone and if the price isn't lower they wont buy it. Sad I know but that's the average consumer for you.

Iridium said,
Its funny that every company except for Apple is subject to price scrutiny. Its a good thing dont get me wrong, but I just find it odd that the iPhone can be so fricken expensive and it dosent seem to bother people.

The whole reason I don't own an iPhone is because I think its price is insane.

Liaqat_ali said,
I think Im gonna wait 6 months or so for the prices to come down.

Same for me, maybe i'll be waiting for the Lumia 920 successor, as my N8 is still new and efficient with recent Belle update

£399 for the 8X is a good price I think and will help in shifting units. Im really excited for WP8, I'm getting rid of my iPhone as soon as the 8S is out. All my friends who are looking for new mid range phones I will be strongly advising them to get a new WP8 Phone.

Those are suggested retail prices, generally the actual street price would be 20% below that. Exclusive of tax that would be;
920 = €439 ($565)
820 = €349 ($450)

Obviously direct conversion won't work but it's an indication.

Meanwhile in Africa, children die of starvation and in the other corner of the world, people throw out of window $800 for a frickin' phone...

This world has gone mad.

Mortis said,
Meanwhile in Africa, children die of starvation and in the other corner of the world, people throw out of window $800 for a frickin' phone...

This world has gone mad.

/s ???

If you're serious that's a joke...

Are you aware that most poor country's where people starve are also ones of the most mineral rich (gold, diamonds etc..) in the planet... Blame their people and governments for corruption and loving fighting between them..

Digitalfox said,

/s ???

If you're serious that's a joke...

Are you aware that most poor country's where people starve are also ones of the most mineral rich (gold, diamonds etc..) in the planet... Blame their people and governments for corruption and loving fighting between them..

Rich countries got them into that position in the first place by exploiting their natural resources, their people and by giving them loans they could never repay.

Minimoose said,

Rich countries got them into that position in the first place by exploiting their natural resources, their people and by giving them loans they could never repay.


OK, but I'm not sure how us buying a $5 phone instead of a $800 one would help them.

a0me said,

OK, but I'm not sure how us buying a $5 phone instead of a $800 one would help them.

I never said anything about the initial comment, mainly because it's a ridiculous thing to say. I just don't like it when someone says that we should 'blame the people' in undeveloped countries, it's not like they can do much with the situation they are in.

Mortis said,
Meanwhile in Africa, children die of starvation and in the other corner of the world, people throw out of window $800 for a frickin' phone...

This world has gone mad.


This must be a shocking realization for you - apparently you just arrived in 2012 from the 1980s - but €600 phones do a lot more than just call these days.

I really want a Lumia 920, but even with a £500 price tag, it's still too steep. Especially seeing as you can get a high end smartphone like the HTC One X and the Lumia 900 for around £300.

drazgoosh said,
Especially seeing as you can get a high end smartphone like the HTC One X and the Lumia 900 for around £300.

You have to remember that those phones were around £500 on release. I payed £520 for my GS3 on release. Considering the Lumia 920 has overall better hardware than all of them i think £500 is reasonable and to be expected.

Edit: 920 of sale for £470 ...

http://www.itproportal.com/201...e-goes-on-preorder-for-470/

Edited by NoClipMode, Sep 27 2012, 12:50pm :

If the Lumia 920 is £499 in the UK, then i hope they're also including a wireless charge mat.

I've been a part of the iPhone ecosystem a while and in my eyes it's a well refined experience. Sold my iPhone 4 and bought a lumia 710 to get used to WinPho7.5 anticipating either the 920 or Ativ S. I don't find 7.5 anywhere near as refined as iOS, so wary of 8 now. If I'm paying iPhone prices, then ultimately I'm going to go back to the iPhone instead. Hopefully Samsung are a bit cheaper (£399 would be ideal).

Biohead said,
If the Lumia 920 is £499 in the UK, then i hope they're also including a wireless charge mat.

I've been a part of the iPhone ecosystem a while and in my eyes it's a well refined experience. Sold my iPhone 4 and bought a lumia 710 to get used to WinPho7.5 anticipating either the 920 or Ativ S. I don't find 7.5 anywhere near as refined as iOS, so wary of 8 now. If I'm paying iPhone prices, then ultimately I'm going to go back to the iPhone instead. Hopefully Samsung are a bit cheaper (£399 would be ideal).

I couldn't agree more. I've had an iPhone 4 for 2 years now and I'm looking to get as WP8 Phone, I held back from getting a 7.5 phone as I felt there was too much missing after I have been used to the iPhone eco system but now the store has more apps and OS has more features I'm looking to make the jump. For me though I think I will get the HTC 8S as its specs are about the same as the iPhone 4, the price is reasonable but more important for me it has a 4" screen which is right for me. I wish Nokia had made the 820 with a 4" screen because I would have gone for that but at the price point it just isn't worth it. Most consumers will see the the £499 price tag of the Lumia 920 and think for the extra £30 they can have an iPhone 5, sad I know but if they really want to get a bigger market share they need to lower prices so people switch.

Biohead said,
If the Lumia 920 is £499 in the UK, then i hope they're also including a wireless charge mat.

I've been a part of the iPhone ecosystem a while and in my eyes it's a well refined experience. Sold my iPhone 4 and bought a lumia 710 to get used to WinPho7.5 anticipating either the 920 or Ativ S. I don't find 7.5 anywhere near as refined as iOS, so wary of 8 now. If I'm paying iPhone prices, then ultimately I'm going to go back to the iPhone instead. Hopefully Samsung are a bit cheaper (£399 would be ideal).

I am inclined to agree with you. £499 really is at the very top end of what I'm willing to pay for a Lumia 920... but as you say, I'd hope it'd come with something as a bit of an incentive.. maybe a small cash back scheme or bundled wireless charging mat.

€649 is almost €100 more than what the Nokia Lumia 900 cost at launch. Bit pricy if you'd ask me for a phone Nokia's selling in their own backyard.

.Neo said,
€649 is almost €100 more than what the Nokia Lumia 900 cost at launch. Bit pricy if you'd ask me for a phone Nokia's selling in their own backyard.

Compare to the 900 this phone is beyond great in features alone, durability Is a given! Nokia needs to make money not give away phones to gain marketshare.

in Australia it has been announced that the Lumia 920 will be coming exclusively to Telstra

Oh god damnit, that sucks! I want this phone, but on Optus.

Ideas Man said,

Oh god damnit, that sucks! I want this phone, but on Optus.

I don't know why people don't like Telstra. After being with all the carriers and only moving onto Telstra about 18 months ago I couldn't be happier. Glad Telstra's getting the 920. I normally buy my phones outright but I guess I'll jump on a contract with 'em.

yeah same here, looks like i will have to go with the 820


Fred 69 said,

I don't know why people don't like Telstra. After being with all the carriers and only moving onto Telstra about 18 months ago I couldn't be happier. Glad Telstra's getting the 920. I normally buy my phones outright but I guess I'll jump on a contract with 'em.


Its not so much that i dont like Telstra but you can save a nice amount of money by going with another company.

Edited by dafin0, Sep 27 2012, 11:08am :