You can now get Microsoft's Lumia 650 for £89.99 in the UK

Microsoft launched the Lumia 650 back in February, bringing it to the UK for £159.99 SIM-free. The low-end, metal-framed Windows 10 Mobile device got a permanent 25% price cut from Microsoft in July, reducing it to £119.99, followed by another smaller price cut just eight weeks later, bringing its cost down to £109.99.

Other retailers have been offering the handset for even less - Amazon, for example, recently sold it for £99.95, but that price has since increased slightly. But you can now get the Lumia 650 for just £79.99 from Carphone Warehouse, when purchased with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM card on EE, O2 or Vodafone. That includes 500MB of 4G data, along with either 250 minutes of cross-network talktime and 1000 texts with an O2 SIM; or 150 minutes and unlimited texts with a SIM from EE or Vodafone.

Given that almost all of the phones that Carphone Warehouse sells are unlocked, you can buy the 650 for a total cost of £89.99 with one of those PAYG SIM cards, and still be able to use the device with SIM cards from other networks, rather than paying the higher SIM-free price. The retailer is offering the handset in either black or white.

The Lumia 650's key specs include:

  • 5-inch OLED 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 continuous 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

The Lumia 650 earned itself a very high score in our review earlier this year; if you're thinking of buying the device, be sure to check out the review first.

Source: Carphone Warehouse

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