Microsoft's Lumia 650 drops to £129.99 SIM-free in the UK

Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 650 back in February, and it went on sale in several key markets a few days later, including in the UK, where it was priced at £159.99 SIM-free. Three months on, its price has fallen considerably.

While the device remains available on the Microsoft Store at its original price, some of the company's largest retail partners have cut their prices by 19%. Amazon and Carphone Warehouse are now both selling the Lumia 650 for £129.99 SIM-free.

The Lumia 650 is Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Mobile handset, and most likely the last in its Lumia line, as it continues to scale back its mobile efforts. The 650 features a premium metal-framed body, albeit with relatively low-end specs, including:

  • 5-inch AMOLED with HD (1280x720px) resolution and Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 200GB)
  • 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video recording at 30fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera with continous autofocus, 'video light' and 720p video at 30fps
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with support for Wi-Fi calling
  • 4G LTE connectivity (bands 1, 3, 7, 8 and 20)
  • NFC support
  • microUSB 2.0 with Type B connector
  • Removable 2000mAh battery
  • 142 x 71 x 6.9mm; 122g

It's still a very impressive device though, scoring highly in our recent review.

You could win a Microsoft Lumia 650, along with a 200GB SanDisk microSDXC card, in our latest global giveaway! Head over to this page to find out more.

Source: Amazon / Carphone Warehouse

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