Nokia will release its cheaper Windows Phone 8 phablet in the UK on 24 February. It will be available from EE, Virgin Mobile and Carphone Warehouse. Some independent stores and online retailers will also carry the phone.

The 4G Lumia 1320 was announced alongside the company's higher-end large screen device in October last year. It features a 6-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and Nokia's super senstive touch support for use while wearing gloves. Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen from scratches and other light damage.

READ: Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 1320 review

Running the show is a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage, plus 7GB of Microsoft's newly-renamed OneDrive cloud storage. A microSD card slot allows for expansion by up to a further 64GB.

The rear camera features a 5-megapixel sensor, while the front is suitable really for video calling online, being just 0.3-megapixel. The 3,400mAh battery should give plenty of life between charges though.

A host of Nokia-centric apps and software comes as standard, including Here location and mapping services and free global Here Maps with LiveSight augmented reality view.

Prices are dependent on the networks, but some are offering it for free on reasonably priced contracts. For example, Carphone Warehouse for pre-order from around £21 a month.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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