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Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019)

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019)
alaScore 90

3122 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3122 reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The performance and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reception and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the apps and size.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability, reception

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 530 SIM-Free Smartphone - GreenNokia Lumia 530 SIM-Free Smartphone - Green

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, portability, screen

reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 530 White - No Contract (T-Mobile)Nokia Lumia 530 White - No Contract (T-Mobile)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) / 530 Dual SIM (RM-1019) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the price.

price

33% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 530 Dual Sim Unlocked Quad Band 3G Smart Phone (White)Nokia Lumia 530 Dual Sim Unlocked Quad Band 3G Smart Phone (White)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 Review

 

When we posted our review of the Nokia Lumia 520 and subsequently the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile, it wasn't yet entirely clear the impact they'd have on the Windows Phone universe. Now that we know that Nokia's efforts allowed it to dominate the Windows...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review:

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 belongs to the ilk of smartphones that dives for the lowest cost it can, and celebrates it. Prospective buyers of this phone are driven by price and not performance; the Lumia 530's specs are just enough to fulfill basic...

The inexpensive Nokia Lumia 530 is equipped for HSPA+ speeds and can hold up to 128GB in external storage. It includes Microsoft's most current Windows Phone OS.

A surprisingly slippery body makes you a constant butterfingers, and typing is tough on the small screen. The fixed focus camera won't take close-up shots.

Since specs are decidedly basic, its low price is the major reason to seek out the Nokia Lumia 530.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 ( orange)

 

Its HSPA+ "4G" speeds are a step above slower 3G speeds (more on this later), but will feel slow for those in LTE markets. Meanwhile, the fixed focus photography on the flashless 5-megapixel camera keeps you from getting close-up, and the 4-inch screen...

The inexpensive Nokia Lumia 530 is equipped for HSPA+ speeds and can hold up to 128GB in external storage. It includes Microsoft's most current Windows Phone OS.

A surprisingly slippery body makes you a constant butterfingers, and typing is tough on the small screen. The fixed focus camera won't take close-up shots.

Since specs are decidedly basic, its low price is the major reason to seek out the Nokia Lumia 530.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 is a basic Windows 8.1 smartphone. It's cheap, but doesn't have much else to recommend it.

We don't know why Nokia released this phone. It's already out of date at the time of launch, and there are far better budget phones available for under £100. The Lumia 630 is much better and so are the Motorola Moto E and EE Kestrel . Asked by Lisa...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Sam Sabri (windowscentral.com)

Review: Nokia Lumia 530

 

Is the Lumia 530 the best Windows Phone you can buy on a budget? Let's find out. The Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone of all time. Announced during Mobile World Congress 2013 by Nokia, as of a few months ago the Lumia 520 has over 12 million...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Newer, but not better: The Nokia Lumia 530 reviewed

 

Microsoft's budget Windows Phone is often outdone by its predecessor.

Can usually be picked up for between $50 and $70 if you don't mind carrier exclusivity ; Solid build quality with colorful shells ; Smooth performance ; Gives you all the basic smartphone stuff ; 4GB of internal storage is easily expandable via...

Easiest to find in its carrier-locked form ; CPU, GPU, Wi-Fi, screen resolution, camera, and cellular performance are fine for the price but poor compared to midrange and flagship phones ; 512MB of RAM prevents some apps from running, prompts frequent...

The Lumia 520's battery life was merely OK, and the 530 continues in that proud tradition. It uses an identical 1430mAh battery (literally identical, not just in capacity) and it can squeeze out a few more minutes at the "medium" brightness setting....

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest addition to the Lumia series of smartphones. The phone has all the features of its predecessors with some new added installments. Check it out in our full in-depth hands-on Nokia Lumia 530 review.

The Nokia Lumia 530 has the typical Nokia design and build, very rugged and bulky. It looks pretty cute and good looking. It is easy to carry and comes with the latest Windows 8.1 firmware. The camera is also decent with a more than average image...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (ocworkbench)

Review of Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM Smartphone

 

Today's smartphone market is saturated with top tier smartphones which are mostly costly. Naturally the low to mid range market is naturally forgotten. With more and more brands slashing prices to cater to garner a bigger market share, it is naturally...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (nothingwired.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest addition to the Lumia series of smartphones with Windows 8.1. Check it out in our Nokia Lumia 530 review.

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review

 

A small smartphone for a small price

Very cheap ; Micro SD card support ; Snappy performance ; Easy to use one-handed

No front camera ; No flash ; Limited battery life ; Fairly poor display

Ratings in depth There's no mistaking Nokia's aim with the Lumia 530: the budget phone designed to clean up in the entry level market, just as its predecessor did.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):7.8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8.5

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:246

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
USB port: Yes