Before you double take, yes you read it right. Microsoft have recently released the Lumia 640 and 640 XL and guess what, they are both under £250 SIM free!
With the Lumia 640 already released and the 640 XL due to be released at the end of April, we are sure that these will be guaranteed sellers for those who want a smartphone without paying the iPhone retail price. #StudentSavers
For the technical details, the Lumia 640 has a 5" 1280 x 720 display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 2500 mAh battery, an 8MP main camera, a 1MP front-facing selfie cam, 8GB of storage with a microSD card slot and it starts from just £99.99 SIM-free or £15.50 per month on contract.
The Lumia 640 XL however, has a larger 5.7" 1280 x 720 screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing snapper, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot and starts from £219 SIM-free.
With the Lumia 640 XL being just over double the price of the regular 640, it will be guaranteed a harder sell in terms of a phone upgrade, although the increase of the camera megapixel is sure to be the highlighted selling point. After all, you want your selfie to be in focus right?
Making both phones pretty good value for money, there's more. (More?!) Oh yes, more.
Purchasing the 640 and 640 XL gives you a 1 year personal subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (worth £59.99 RRP) which instantly gives you 1TB worth of storage with OneDrive meaning your files can be cloud based and accessed from anywhere.
Both run Windows 8.1 with a promised upgrade to Windows 10 when released and support 4G for everybody who has an upgraded SIM plan. Both phones are single-SIM and will be available on contract and in a variety of colours, including glossy cyan, white and orange and matte black for the Lumia 640, or matte cyan, orange, white and black or glossy white for the Lumia 640 XL.
With the market ever-changing for the world of smartphones, could Microsoft have outdone themselves with their newest, cheapest release?