Nokia Lumia 635 lands in the UK – not as pocket-friendly as we thought

The Nokia Lumia 635, the first smartphone to run the latest Windows Phone 8.1 has just landed in the UK. Sadly, it is not as pocket-friendly as we thought.

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The three top retailers in the UK are selling the Lumia 635. The first is Carphone Warehouse, who is selling the handset for £129.95 plus a £10 top-up on Pay As You Go. The second is Clove who is selling the SIM-free version for £149.99, while the third is Unlocked Mobiles who is asking £144.98 for the handset.

True, these are affordable prices, but those prices translate to an average of $220. In the US, the Lumia 635 will be sold for just $99.

Aside from running Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 635 sports a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor by Qualcomm, and 512MB of RAM. If you’re expecting Cortana (Microsoft’s digital personal assistant) to be included, Cortana is yet to roll out in the UK.

Will you be getting your hands on the Nokia Lumia 635, or do you think we Brits are getting are rotten deal? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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