It’s not that Nokia’s Windows phones are some kind of scarce products. On the contrary, the brand is very popular among smartphone users but some carriers show strong preferences for other manufacturers and operating systems. By “some” we obviously mean Sprint and its subsidiaries. Don’t worry, though. It appears that the relationship between Sprint and Microsoft who now owns Nokia is warming up again and the proof of this little miracle is that the Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1 for Sprint is now for sale for free on contract.
Free Nokia Lumia 635 for Sprint
It’s great news for users who are on tight budget, as they can get a pretty decent Windows Phone 8.1 device at no cost whatsoever as long as they are willing to sign a new two-year contract. The Nokia Lumia 635 for Sprint is also available with Easy Pay in which case it will set you back $7 per month for 24 months. As always, you can also pay full retail price at checkout and walk away with the device without any further obligations.
Launched in mid 2014, the Lumia 635 arrived at Sprint’s subsidiaries Boost and Virgin Mobile in December last year. The phone sports a 4.5-inch ClearBlack LCD display with 854×480 resolution and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The handset comes with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB.
The Nokia Lumia 625 offers 4G LTE connectivity with Sprint Spark but unfortunately won’t support Sprint’s HD Voice or Wi-Fi calling. Other key features include a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,830 mAh battery which should be good for up to 15.2 hours of talk time. As we mentioned before, the phone will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box.
It’s been nine long years since Sprint offered a Nokia phone and the fact that the comeback device is a lower-end offering seems to suggest that the carrier under new CEO Marcelo Claure isn’t feeling very confident just yet. We definitely wouldn’t mind to see a more premium handset breaking the ice between Sprint and Microsoft, but the Lumia 635 actually is not a bad choice at all. In fact, it appears to be an interesting option for users who just begin their adventure with Windows Phone platform.
more info: Sprint