Nokia or to put it more correctly Microsoft has finally launched its entry level smartphone Lumia 630 for Indian smartphone market. Nokia Lumia 630 is touted as the first Windows dual SIM smartphone. This device looks well rounded from all the point of views until we put it against the real contender in this space Moto G. We have many entry level smartphones currently available but they are mostly plagued with low quality processors, not so good build quality and older OS etc. But Lumia 630 has the right balance in most of the areas, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S400 processor, very good and colorful polycarbonate body and the latest Windows Phone 8.1.
Nokia Lumia 630 has been prized very aggressively and caters to dual SIM functionality very much in demand in emerging markets like India. There is a simgle SIM version as well to cater to the needs of those who prefer to use just one connection. Lumia 630 was announced long back at MWC 2014 and Indian market was keenly waiting for it’s launch. Let us go through all the specs and decide whether this smartphone will work for you or not?
Nokia Lumia 630 definitely impresses with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which clocked at 1.2 Ghz almost at par with nearest competition Moto G. But Lumia 630 disappoints with a mere 512 MB in comparison of 1 GB of RAM found in Moto G. Nokia however is claiming that due to Windows software optimization Lumia 630’s 512 MB RAM would be more that sufficient to run any app on it. However we are quite sceptical about Nokia’s claim and moreover what if more demanding apps appear soon after you purchase this smartphone?
Nokia Lumia 630 has a 4.5 inch display with ClearBlack technology. ClearBlack displays produce superior black, dark colors, contrast and surely makes smartphone look more vivid and colorful. But low resolution (480 x 854 pixels) spread over 4.5 inch has played a spoilsport and has resulted into a low pixel density of 218 ppi. You may not notice the lack of screen clarity while calling or sending a text message but you would definitely experience the lack of it while surfing web and playing games. But display does boast of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which goes well with the Nokia’s durability image.
Lumia 630 lags in camera department with just a 5 megapixel snapper that too without a flash and there is no front facing camera just in case you were thinking of clicking selfies or catching up with people over skype. Design wise Lumia 630 looks very much like a Lumia device with colorful changeable polycarbonate shells at the back. For a budget device Lumia 630 looks really cool and is available in variety of colors like black, white, yellow, orange and green.
Lumia 630 comes with 8 GB of on board storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB using an external microSD card. It has a 1,830 mAh battery which should be sufficient for one day usage given the power saving capabilities of Windows Phone 8.1.
Nokia Lumia 630 price:
Nokia Lumia is currently available for 10,500 (single SIM) and 11,500 (dual SIM) and pricing is quite agressive as Nokia wants to take the battle head on with likes of Moto G and Moto E.
Nokia Lumia 630 key specifications:
- 1.2 Ghz quad core Qualcomm Snapdradon 400 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 5 MP rear camera
- No front facing camera
- 8 GB ROM
- microSD card slot capable of 128 GB
- 4.5 inch IPS display
- 854X480 p resolution
- 1,830 mAh battery