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The two newest members of the Nokia Lumia family of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, start shipping in select countries in the coming weeks.

The wide range of Lumia smartphones underlines Nokia’s commitment to the growing Windows Phone ecosystem and ensures that there’s a device that’s suitable for everybody.

While each Nokia Lumia has their own individual characteristics, just like all families, they also all share a common DNA.

These are the defining features that everyone loves about Lumia – beautiful design, extraordinary imaging capabilities, great tools for location and navigation, stellar accessories and wonderful apps, such as Nokia Music and Cinemagraph.

You’re always guaranteed a fantastic experience, no matter which Nokia Lumia you choose, but here’s a guide to help you pick the right one.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

The trail-blazing Nokia Lumia 920 was the first Windows Phone to benefit from Nokia’s PureView imaging technology and also introduced other groundbreaking innovations such as wireless charging and PureMotion HD+.

Critically acclaimed and the winner of numerous awards, including the Engadget Readers’ Choice Smartphone of the Year 2012, the Lumia 920 has fully justified its tag of being the world’s most innovative smartphone.

Best suited for: Technology addicts, early-adopters and imaging enthusiasts that need to have the biggest and the best.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 colour range

The Nokia Lumia 820 is versatile, understated and quietly brilliant. It immediately brought some of the same great innovations such as wireless charging, super sensitive touch and Nokia City Lens to more affordable price points, setting a trend we would follow with further devices. .

The Lumia 820 is a powerful and cutting-edge smartphone that is perfect for both work and a personal use.

Best suited for: People who want function and style and want to have the ability to express themselves through exchangeable shells

Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720

The sleek Nokia Lumia 720 was created for people who appreciate the cooler things in life. It has an eye-catching design that helps it to stand out from the crowd, and weighing just 128 grams it’s the perfect accessory for a night out too.

Nokia’s imaging team created a brand new camera for the Lumia 720 and its performance is up there with any smartphone in the world. The front-facing HD camera is also the best that Nokia has ever made.

Plus, there’s a choice of clip on covers for wireless charging.

Best suited for: Social partygoers who want a beautiful smartphone with a great camera to photograph their nights out with friends. 

Nokia Lumia 620


The Nokia Lumia 620 is a fun and playful smartphone with unique Dual Shot exchangeable shells. Just like all the Lumias, it’s available in a range of bold colours but the Dual Shot effect means that you can mix and match like never before.

This is a colourful and compact smartphone but don’t let the bright colours mislead you – it packs a real punch too. It has enhanced sunlight readability, you can take advantage of Nokia’s range of digital lenses and the HERE location tools. Update: It’s also worth knowing that the Lumia 620 comes with NFC and a front-facing camera.

Best suited for: The Lumia 620 has a strong appeal for young people who like to express themselves.

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520

The key behind the Nokia Lumia 520 was offering affordability without compromising on the quality. All the Lumia experiences are present and correct, plus you also get innovations such as super sensitive touch and a choice of exchangeable shells.

Priced at around €139 (before taxes and subsidies), the Lumia 520 offers remarkable value for money.

Best suited for: People who want a complete smartphone experience but have to shop on a budget. 

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