New Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 635 gets 3 July UK release date

Want to go 4G without having to give up food? Then the latest Lumia Windows Phone could be the handset that allows you to do just that without leaving you wanting when it comes to either performance or features.

The Nokia Lumia 635, the latest Nokia Lumia phone powered by software giant Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, will go on sale in the UK on 3 July.

For a dog and bone that fits firmly into the 'affordable smartphone' bracket, it's not too shabby at all. For starters, it's 4G-ready, so if you get it on a 4G plan you'll be able to stream HD films and make high-quality video calls, and just generally have ace mobile internet, when you're out and about.

It's also likely to be a nippy when it comes to doing the basics, as it's got a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. While this is around half the speed of the processor the Samsung Galaxy S5 rocks, it's certainly not to be sneezed at.

The Lumia 635 is also ready for business use. As well as Microsoft Office and OneDrive cloud storage, it also comes with the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, which does stuff like encrypt email and accesses corporate resources behind the firewall.

It also has 4.5in display, a five megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with the customary microSD card. Apps-wise, it comes with Storyteller, which groups photos and videos into events, HERE Maps, Drive+ voice-guided navigation and more.

As with other Lumia Windows Phone phones, you get music streaming service MixRadio free with the 635 and you can play Xbox games on it.

It has plastic casing that glows, and changeable shells available in bright orange, bright green and bright yellow, as well as matte black and white. Whether or not that's a selling point is a matter of taste, we guess - at least it might make it easier to find down the back of the sofa.

The Nokia Lumia 635 will be available on EE, O2, Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone, and cost £119.99 sim-free - almost five time less than a Samsung Galaxy S5.

So, if you've had your eye on a pay-as-you-go or sim-only 4G deal, but haven't been able to find a 4G phone to go with it that won't cost you the Earth or leave you wanting when it comes to performance and features, the Lumia 635 is certainly worth a look.

Have you got a Nokia Lumia? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

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