Nokia Lumia 630 is the latest budget offering from Microsoft Mobiles. The handset brings with it a lot of firsts to the Lumia range, the forerunners being Windows Phone 8.1 OS and dual-sim functionality.
Almost after two weeks of Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft, the tech giant launched on 12th of May the much-awaited Nokia Lumia 630. Available in two variants, the smartphone is the first of its kind to boast of an enticing combination of dual-sim slots, latest Windows Phone OS 8.1, and 3G support. Both the versions have exactly the same specs, with the key differentiator being the number of sim slots. While the single-sim version costs around INR 10,500, the price of dual-sim Nokia Lumia 630 is approximately INR 11,500.
Available in stores from 14th of May, the dual-sim handset competes with its direct rivals, Motorola Moto G and the recently launched Motorola Moto E. As a special launch offer, the manufacturer is providing a couple of goodies with Lumia 630, in the form of free 1 GB 3G data for two months for Vodafone users, a two-month subscription for Box TV, and e-books worth INR 2,000 from Flipkart.
Design & Built
Wrapped in a tough polycarbonate body, Nokia Lumia 630 is available in a range of vibrant colors with swappable back-cover shells. Weighing merely 134 grams, the phone flaunts an ergonomic design and measures 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm.
Sporting a 4.5-inch FWVGA ClearBlack LCD screen, with 854×480 pixels resolution and 221 ppi pixel density, the smartphone derives its power from 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, paired with 512 MB of RAM. Fueled by 1830 mAh of battery, the phone provides 13 hours of talktime. The handset brings onboard 8 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to a voluminous 128 GB with the help of a Micro SD card. Connectivity options offered by the handset are Wi-Fi,3G, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, GPS/A-GPS and GLONASS. The device runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS enabling users to enjoy a myriad of enhanced functionalities and improvements. Other Nokia Lumia 630 features include Office apps – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive storage, HERE Maps, Drive, Transit, voice assistant (Cortana), notification center, updated keyboard with swipe functionality, personalization options, kid’s corner, and more.
Nokia Lumia 630 houses a 5 megapixel autofocus camera at the rear end, but lacks a front-facing camera. Featuring 4X zoom, 1/4 –inch sensor, and f/2.4 aperture, the camera shoots HD videos at 720p.
The dual-sim Nokia Lumia 630 offers great viewing angles with decent brightness and rich colors. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 provides substantial protection against scratches. Pixel resolution is relatively lower than the rival brands, but the Windows interface compensates it completely. In adequate light, the camera delivers nice images with sharp detailing and vivid colors. In low-light conditions, however, videos don’t produce good quality because of absence of LED flash.
The launch of Nokia Lumia 630 is undoubtedly great news for Lumia fans, as Lumia 630 is a budget smartphone which offers the luxury of the recent Windows Phone 8.1 OS coupled with double-sim capability. The attractive pricing offered by a trusted brand makes it an ideal choice. However, due to non-existence of a front-facing shooter, the phone fails to attract the die-hard selfie fanatics. Nevertheless, by virtue of other impressive specs, this device is probably the best option for those who wish to own a Windows phone.