The Lumia 630 is the last of the smartphones built by Nokia, before the company s smartphone business became a part of Microsoft. It is one of the three Windows Phone 8.1 devices unveiled at Microsoft s BUILD conference 2014, and has been built specifically with price-conscious markets in mind. The talking points on the device are the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and the dual-SIM card slots. Also Read - Nokia XR20 launched in India at Rs 46,999: It is the toughest Nokia phone everAlso Read - HMD Global confirms Nokia XR20 is coming to India soon: Check expected launch date, more
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Nokia has launched the single-SIM and dual-SIM variants of the Lumia 630 in India. The single-SIM Lumia 630 is priced at Rs 10,500, while the dual-SIM Lumia 630 is priced at Rs 11,500.
NOKIA LUMIA 630 DESIGN
From the design perspective, the Lumia 630 boasts a rectangular-ish form factor, polycarbonate body with a matte finish and multi-colored back panel options. The matte finish not only looks good, but also provides a good grip. One noticeable absentee is the dedicated camera key on the side, and you only get the power on/off button and the volume rocker. During the short time we spent with the device, we found the device to be well built and premium for a mid-range smartphone.
NOKIA LUMIA 630 HARDWARE
DISPLAY The Lumia 630 flaunts a 4.5-inch display with a FWVGA (854×480 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 218ppi. While this might sound low, we found the display to be quite decent and it also looked good at different viewing angles. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which should keep it free of scratches.
PROCESSOR The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 512MB of RAM. While the processor seems decent for a mid-range device, the RAM could ideally have been 1GB to ensure smooth performance. Nokia however claims that it is sufficient for running the new UI smoothly. Another feature absent on the device is the proximity sensor.
STORAGE There is 8GB of internal storage, which might not be enough for most people, but you can expand the memory to up to 128GB using a microSD card slot. With an option for apps to install directly to the SD card, running out of space should be a rare occurrence.
BATTERY Nokia has included a 1,830mAh battery in the Lumia 630, which the company claims is good enough for 13.1 hours of talktime and 25 days on standby mode.
CAMERAS The Lumia 630 sadly misses out on a front camera, so if you love clicking selfies, this isn t the phone for you. At the back, it features a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and burst mode support, but misses out on an LED flash as well. Nokia has also included various photo editing tools to play around with the photos you click.
CONNECTIVITY As mentioned above, the dual-SIM card slots will surely prove to be a tipping point for many when choosing a new phone. The Lumia 630 is one of the first Windows Phone devices to feature two SIM card slots. Other options include the usual 3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Lumia 630 is one of the first devices to run on Windows Phone 8.1 and gets to flaunt the wide range of features and improvements introduced on the new OS. These include some of the most talked about features like Action Center, Lockscreen and Background themes, a revamped Windows Phone Store, Sense apps and WordFlow keyboard among others. The new OS also introduces some not much talked about features like File Handling, Miracast, Passbook, and Quiet Hours among others. While Cortana is not officially supported in India, it can be activated by a simple tweak.
SENSORCORE Nokia also announced a software development kit for developers called SensorCore, which essentially lets apps use the device s sensors, but without sacrificing the battery life. This is essentially focused at fitness and activity tracking apps that need to keep using a device s sensors to monitor data. While the Lumia 630 has an accelerometer, it misses out on the proximity sensor, which basically detects if there is any object in the vicinity of the speaker.
NOKIA LUMIA 630 HANDS-ON AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
We got to spend some time with the device and you can read our first impressions of the device here.
|FEATURES||NOKIA LUMIA 630|
|DISPLAY||4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) (218ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY||ClearBlack, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core|
|STORAGE||8GB expandable to 128GB|
|CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT)||5-megapixel/ –|
|CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS||Micro SIM, Dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows Phone 8.1|
|PRICE||Rs 10,500 (single-SIM), Rs 11,500 (dual-SIM)|