Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

Round-up: EE's 4G phones and prices

Summary: T-Mobile and Orange's parent EE has now revealed tariffs for its 4G network in the UK. Here's a look at the operator's line-up of 4G phones, how they compare and what it will cost you to get one.


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  • Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

    The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is free on contracts with more than 1GB of data (starting at £41 per month) or £20 on a 500MB/£36 contract. That's more than £100 cheaper than its counterparts.

    It has a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4 CPU, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass display.

    Image: T-Mobile

  • Nokia Lumia 920

    The Nokia Lumia 920 has not yet launched in the UK, so EE has not revealed its price plans for the Windows Phone 8-based handset.

    However, the smartphone is expected to go on general sale at approximately £475, SIM-free. By comparison, a 16GB iPhone 5 is £529.

    The phone has a 4.5-inch TrueBlack display and dual-core Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon processor, which Nokia claims is up to 30 percent more efficient than quad-core alternatives.

    Image: Ben Woods

  • Nokia Lumia 820

    The Nokia Lumia 820 is also not yet released, but again is expected to come out after the launch of Windows Phone 8 on 29 October, probably alongside the switch-on for EE's 4G network on 30 October.

    As a guide to its probable price, the Lumia 820 is expected to be £395 SIM-free. 

    The Lumia 820 is almost exactly the same as the flagship 920 device, except for a smaller display (4.3-inches compared to 4.5 inches) and a slightly smaller battery.

    Image: Ben Woods

Topics: 4G, Mobility, Smartphones, Telcos, United Kingdom

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