The Nokia Lumia 620 with Windows Phone 8 – enter the smartphone era

Everything you’d expect from a high-performance smartphone at a fraction of the cost

The Nokia Lumia 620 with Windows Phone 8 will usher you into the smartphone era in style

If you’re yet to join the smartphone revolution, there’s never been a better time to upgrade from your trusty call-and-text feature phone.

The Nokia Lumia 620, with Windows Phone 8 is an attractive, feature-packed handset boasts all of the functionality you’ve heard so much about, doesn’t scrimp on power and brings all of the trusty hallmarks of a Nokia-built device - without breaking the bank.

Indeed, the Lumia 620, with its gorgeous 3.8-inch Clear Black LCD display, is one of the most powerful low-cost, high-spec smartphones we’ve ever seen.

But, what exactly is Windows Phone 8? Well, for those awaiting initiation, WP8 is the latest and greatest mobile software from Microsoft and powers the Lumia 620.

It’s got a host of known-and-loved PC features like Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office and also brings easy access to social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

The innovative ‘Live Tiles’ interface will always alert you of new messages, social networking notifications, latest scores and so much more. Want more? The Windows Store is packed full of apps, games, music, movies and so much more.

It’s also easy to share photos taken using the Lumia 620’s 5-megapixel camera, while Smart Shoot cleans up those shots of pals where someone always has their eyes closed. The front-facing camera also makes it easy to enjoy Skype video calls with your nearest and dearest.

The free and brilliant Nokia Maps app will guide you to your destination using the phone’s GPS connectivity. With Nokia City Lens just holding up your phone reveals the best, attractions, activities and restaurants around you.

The Nokia Music Mix Radio app offers unlimited streaming of over 17 million tracks, free of charge and without ads. What’s the catch? There isn’t one.

The Lumia 620 also features cutting edge NFC connectivity, helping you to pay for goods and exchange files easily, while the DualShock covers will allow you to easily customise the colour scheme of your new smartphone.

How much is it going to cost?

We understand that upgrading to your first smartphone can be quite intimidating. Is always being connected to the internet going to cost a fortune?

Thankfully, that’s not the case. Most mobile contracts now come with a data allowance, meaning you’ll get plenty of on-the-go web browsing each month. When you’re in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot internet use is free, when you connect to the hotspot.

Contacts start at around £17 a month for two years. If you’d like to buy the Lumia 620 on pay-as-you-go, it’s only £149, a fraction of the cost of some smartphones on the market, but boasting all of the same features.

So what are you waiting for? A new connected era awaits!