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June 9, 2015

Unlocked Lumias from

Buying a Lumia through a mobile provider is a great way to spread the purchasing costs and get a good monthly plan. However, for some, buying an unlocked phone may be a preferred option—one available at

With a focus on U.S. and UK stores, here’s a selection of Lumia smartphones available to purchase and ready for your SIM card.

USA unlocked

Lumia 830$449

Featuring a 10-megapixel PureView camera, the Lumia 830 can help you capture beautiful photos quicker than you can say “Cheese!”

While the phone’s 2200 mAh battery should keep charge all day, the integrated wireless charging feature makes it simple to top-up the juice should you need it. Just place the phone down on top of the charger!*

Here’s what Thomas01 had to say about the Lumia 830:

“Recently I got Windows 8.1 on a new laptop and found it very enjoyable to use. I then decided to take a look at Windows Phone. After reading reviews on the Lumia 830 and verifying compatibility with my carrier (T-Mobile), I went to the Microsoft Store and spent almost two hours trying different apps and getting my questions answered by the staff.

Everyone was very helpful. I was able to trade in my iPhone, put my existing nano SIM card into the unlocked Lumia, and I was up and running before I left the store. Syncing my Google account was seamless as well. I just clicked on the People tile, entered my Google credentials, and everything was imported. I like the Live Tiles concept a lot, and am looking forward to using my new phone. My wife is also impressed and is considering switching later on, too.”

Lumia 535$149

The Lumia 535 features a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that’s ideal for Skype video calls or taking the occasional blur-free selfie.

But more than this, it’s packed with Microsoft services such as Cortana, Office, OneDrive, OneNote, and much, much more.

Mitsxeh gave this four-star review:

“I’ll never again use Android!! It’s so fast”

Lumia 635$129

Compact in size, the Lumia 635’s colorful design really stands out from the crowd thanks to a unique dual-layered polycarbonate material.

With LTE support, you can download, browse or stream faster than ever, whenever and wherever you want to.

Giving it a five-star review, Terminus787 wrote:

“Cortana is amazing! I love how the app responds to what I say accurately and how Cortana executes the commands without having to give it some robotic command. I can just speak naturally.

[…] From the price to the features to the performance I am extremely happy with my Nokia Lumia 635. It exceeded my expectations in every way shape and form.”

UK unlocked

Lumia 435£59.99

Priced at just £59.99, the Lumia 435 is our most affordable Lumia to date.

For this super-low price, you get Lumia Camera, built-in Skype integration, and the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel – including OneNote and Outlook.

Here’s what Littlebill wrote:

“A perfect little smartphone which I use daily. Too many features to mention but all work perfectly and make for a pleasurable experience.

[…] Future proof as its been selected for a windows 10 upgrade when released in the near future so couldn’t be more pleased with the Lumia 435 and I’m sure you’ll feel the same about it. :)”

Lumia 830£269.99

Built out of both metal and polycarbonate, the Lumia 830 looks and feels premium. Moreover, it’s built to last and performs as long as you need it to.

It’s slim profile (just 8.5mm) helps it fit perfectly into your pocket while still providing all the innovative hardware of a PureView camera.

One happy reviewer/customer is Linds001:

“Everything about this phone exudes a sense of quality yet the price is comparatively low. Had my 830 for a week and it has performed impeccably. I think it’s going to be a good ‘un.”

Lumia 640 XL LTE£219.00

The 5.7-inch HD display of the Lumia 640 XL is the perfect canvas for playing games, watching movies, creating or editing documents, or enjoying your photos.

Speaking of photos, the Lumia 640 XL includes a 13-megapixel camera with ZEISS optics that can capture rich photos on par with any top-end smartphone.

This Lumia also includes 12 months’ Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription, worth £59.99.

Venkat0802 writes on the Lumia 640 XL:

“I love Windows Phone because of its Live Tiles features and easy to access all the necessary apps from home screen. Overall it’s a great product with unbelievable price.”

There you have it–a number of Lumia devices available from

Have you made a Lumia purchase recently? If so, which one?

For similar deals or availability in other regions, please refer to your local page. The market selection page can be found here.

* Wireless charger sold separately