Five new Windows Phone 8 devices have hit the shelves at Vodafone. Here's how to get yours, and why the experts love Microsoft's newest mobile platform...
The wait’s over. Windows Phone 8 has landed at Vodafone, and we’re launching with five slick phones that all offer something different. Want to know what’s what? And how to get yours? Read on.
Windows Phone 8 is the next evolution of Microsoft’s re-imagined mobile platform. It proffers animated Live Tiles and a totally unique look, tonnes of home screen customisation and a raft of new features.
“As of today, our stores will be stocked with all five of our new Windows Phone 8 devices.”
Among them is Rooms, which acts as a way to share your calendar, lists and messages with a specific person or group; Kid’s Corner, which lets young ones use your phone safely; and tightly integrated VoIP capabilities for making video calls on Skype and other similar services.
As of today, our stores will be stocked with all five of our new Windows Phone 8 devices. It’s a range that packs in the best of design and build from both HTC and Nokia, along with the best in software from Microsoft, and they’re available for the below prices…
Nokia Lumia 920
The truly beautiful Lumia 920 is available with no upfront cost on the 24 month Vodafone Red Data plan for £42 a month, which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 2GB of data.
Get it! | Buy your Nokia Lumia 920 here
Nokia Lumia 820
After something slightly smaller? The Lumia 820 is available with no upfront cost on the 24 month Vodafone Red plan for £33 a month, which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.
Get it! | Buy your Nokia Lumia 820 here
Nokia Lumia 620
The yet-more-pocketable Lumia 620 is available with no upfront cost on a 24 month contract for £21 a month, which includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data.
Get it! | Buy your Nokia Lumia 620 here
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
The svelte Windows Phone 8X by HTC is available with no upfront cost on a 24 month Vodafone Red plan for £33 a month, which includes unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 1GB data.
Get it! | Buy your Windows Phone 8X by HTC here
Windows Phone 8S by HTC
The two-tone 8S is available with no upfront cost on a 24 month contract for £21 a month, which includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data.
Get it! | Buy your Windows Phone 8S by HTC here
Order yours now
For our full list of Windows Phone 8 price plans, head to vodafone.co.uk/shop
Why the web loves Windows Phone 8
It’s not just us that thinks Windows Phone 8 is worth getting excited about, you know. Far from it: the web writ-large has taken to Microsoft’s revamped mobile platform with gusto. Here are some of our favourite Windows Phone 8 sound bites…
Carly Page | The Inquirer
“It’s hard not to love Windows Phone 8. It’s a vast improvement over the previous version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, and its newly customisable user interface puts IOS and Android to shame.”
David Phelan | T3
“It’s attractive, reliable and fun to use.”
Alun Taylor | The Register
“WinPho 8 is a massive leap forward from version 7.”
Brad McCarty | The Next Web
“…I’d encourage you to give Windows Phone a try. It’s not just decent, it’s incredibly good.”
Mary Branscombe | TechRadar
“This is a delightful, elegant, enticing smartphone OS with a great browser and the best default touch keyboard bar none – and yes, maps that actually work.”
Dieter Bohn and Chris Ziegler | The Verge
“In the course of swiping from screen to screen through Windows Phone 8’s attractive UI, there’s never a hint of lag.”
Windows Phone 8: Hands-on videos
Need a hand deciding which Windows Phone 8 phone is for you? Check out our collection of hands-on videos to see what the Windows Phone army has to offer.