Nokia reveals Euro pricing for Lumia 920 / 820 and accessories

Ever since Nokia announced its striking new Windows Phone 8 handsets - the flagship Lumia 920, and the Lumia 820 with its colourful, interchangeable shells - frustration has been growing over the infuriatingly glacial pace at which the company has been revealing details such as pricing and availability. Just last week, for example, it was confirmed that AT&T would exclusively offer the Lumia 920 in the US (and would also offer the 820 on a non-exclusive basis), yet potential buyers were again offered only half the story, as pricing information went unannounced.

On the other side of the Atlantic, a brick dropped out of the wall of silence this morning as Nokia France revealed official SIM-free, off-contract pricing for the two handsets there. As French Windows Phone site Professeur Thibault reported today, Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 920 will be priced at €649 EUR ($840 USD / £525 GBP), while the Lumia 820 will be available for €499 EUR ($645 USD / £405 GBP).

Meanwhile, British retailer Clove this week revealed via its blog Nokia's official UK pricing of various accessories for the two new handsets. While £19.99 ($32 / €25) sounds like a reasonable price for the wireless charging shell for the Lumia 820 (which doesn't include integrated wireless charging as the Lumia 920 does), the cost of some of the other accessories might make your eyes water.

The basic wireless charging plate (below left) for both handsets will cost £54.99 ($88 / €68), while a wireless charging stand (below right) will make your wallet lighter to the tune of £69.99 ($112 / €87).

If you want one of the Fatboy wireless charging 'pillows' (below left), you'll need to hand over £79.99 ($128 / €99), while the JBL PlayUp portable wireless speaker (below right) will cost a pretty substantial £144.99 ($233 / €179).

Meanwhile, if you want to grab a larger, meatier JBL PowerUp wireless speaker (below; you might remember this from a demo that took a few attempts to work at Nokia's Lumia WP8 launch event...), Nokia France has priced it at a startling €389 ($505 / £315), or almost 80% of the cost of a Lumia 820.

Better start saving now.

Note: We cannot emphasise enough that all of the prices quoted above are local, and the currency conversions provided will not necessarily reflect local pricing in your part of the world.

Sources: Professeur Thibault / Clove.co.uk | Images: Nokia

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The price of the phones are not unexpected and I could swallow them; what I find really overpriced are the accessories. Hopefully after a while they will come down.

How many times do we have to stress these are SUGGESTED RETAIL prices and your CAN'T directly convert into another currency. Also these prices INLCUDE VAT (which US prices never do)

In the UK the Lumia 920 is available online for £470 (pre-order, ships 05-11) and that includes 20% VAT. If you would pay the same in $ it would come to $640

As a direct comparison the 32Gb iPhone5 sells for £599 incl VAT (direct convert $800)

I would be willing to predict the 920 will be $599 unlocked or $99 on a 2yr contract with AT&T.

paulheu said,

In the UK the Lumia 920 is available online for £470 (pre-order, ships 05-11) and that includes 20% VAT.

please tell me and my bank balance you have a source on that

its looking like my ARM powered tablet will be about 40% cheaper than my ARM powered cell phone... something isn't quite right

Just get it on contract I am sure there will be some nice deals out there. I am up for renewal so hoping I can get a 920 on a 24 month contract and that will do me nice.

Drossel said,

It's not just about being better than iPhone. If they want to sell millions and millions of phones, they need to be better and cheaper. At least 50 Euros cheaper than iPhone 5.


It is more than 100 euro cheaper. A 32 GB iphone 5 as per Apple's site cost €772, the Lumia 920 with 32 GB cost € 649 as per this article, which is a whopping €123 euro cheaper.

Are they kidding me, €70 for a charging plate?! It fun extra, but holds almost no value over just plugging a phone in.

In India, that would roughly translate to about 44k o_O
That is bloody expensive.. Almost near the iPhone prices. The 920 will be a royal dud here unless they bring it down by at least 5k.

Going for the charging stand because of the built-in NFC. I'm definitely getting the charging stand and the big JBL speaker so I hope the speaker is around $300. I can swing that no problem.

It's $505...

For a SPEAKER!

$505...

I have no words... well.. other than...

FIVE HUNDRED AND FIVE BUCKS FOR A <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> SPEAKER!!!!

FloatingFatMan said,
It's $505...

For a SPEAKER!

$505...

I have no words... well.. other than...

FIVE HUNDRED AND FIVE BUCKS FOR A <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> <BLEEP> SPEAKER!!!!

A colorful wireless speaker.

The 920 really has my interest, but that price seems a little high, might bite when it drops a bit. Got 2 Sony Xperia S phones I could sell to raise the funds though.

indeed, price is an important factor.

iv'e said it when it was introduce, and il say it again:
nokia made an amazing phone, with the best camera, and some very cool features, but!

i found it extremely annoying, that only the lumia 920 will have the best camera, and to have 4.5 inch phone is not easy, 4 inch and 4.3 are more easy to hide in the pocket.

i wish they would give the customers a choice, same hardware, different sizes, would have been much more sale effective.

and nokia should reduce the price, to 50$ less than an iphone or galaxy, because i really hope for nokia to succeed, they deserve more than any phone company, nokia must break the current circle they are on, and to lead again.

Edited by R1pper, Oct 12 2012, 10:52am :

bviktor said,
ROFL? So you think that lower price range means the *same* product minimized? That's not exactly how it works.

i know that high quality = high price.

just hoped that nokia will give the consumers the ability to choose the size but with the same quality.
and if they can lower the price, to be more competitive, it's win win situation.

Yogurth said,
Arrogant pricing and it will lead both Nokia and WP8 to disaster and rejection.

As someone who was seriously thinking about a Lumia 920 I have to agree... too rich for my blood sadly! I'll have to have a look at the HTC 8S and 8X now.

Yogurth said,
Arrogant pricing and it will lead both Nokia and WP8 to disaster and rejection.

This pricing isn't that "arrogant", it's just what it costs. Any other high end phone costs more than this but thats besides the point. We still don't have any local pricing so don't get too dissapointed yet. When it comes down to it, most people will be getting one on a plan anyway.

ingramator said,

This pricing isn't that "arrogant", it's just what it costs. Any other high end phone costs more than this but thats besides the point. We still don't have any local pricing so don't get too dissapointed yet. When it comes down to it, most people will be getting one on a plan anyway.

It certainly is arrogant since WP and Nokia are both losing their position on the market. Lumias have failed so far to make any dent on market share of Android and iOS and to put new OS right at the price level of iPhone and well above high-end Android phones is right down arrogant. Nokia and Microsoft should have aggressively low pricing set for WP8 devices since it is obvious that high pricing does not work for WP8. From this I can only see doom and gloom for this strategy.

Yogurth said,
Arrogant pricing and it will lead both Nokia and WP8 to disaster and rejection.

The problem is that the Lumia 920 is such a good phone that they have to sell it for that kind of price. It has better screen resolution, better camera, smoother OS and generally better hardware than most Android phones and the iPhone. However, people who aren't as technologically informed will go for the slightly cheaper iPhones etc.