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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3180 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback.

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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 89/100 = Very good 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. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but opinions about the apps and size are different. There are some critical opinions about the reception and reliability.

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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

Jan, 2018

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 also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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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)

Jan, 2018

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. Reviewers are impressed by 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)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 (T-Mobile)

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 is a very inexpensive, entry-level smartphone that's best for light users.

Very low price. Easy-to-use OS. Great call quality. Attractive design.

No LTE, and not even T-Mobile's best 3G speeds. Low RAM and storage create trouble for apps.

Comparisons and Conclusions The only other T-Mobile phones even in the Lumia 530's price range—other than last year's Lumia 521—are the Alcatel One Touch Evolve and One Touch Evolve 2. Don't expect too much from any of these phones, but the Alcatel...

Oct, 2014

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: (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: 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: 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.

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1430
Battery performance:1430
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5J
Browsing time:7.8
Browsing time (3G):7.8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8.5
Continuous audio playback time:51
Continuous video playback time:5.5
Standby time (2G):528
Standby time (3G):528
Talk time (2G):10 / 13.4
Talk time (3G):10

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Camera Resolution:864 x 480
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto / 200, 400, 800
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:864 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):848 x 480 / 864 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fine, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR:1.19
Body SAR (EU):1.19
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:1.09
Head SAR (EU):1.09

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Orange / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:246
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMV / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, WMV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls / PDF
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Speakers:Mono
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVC, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3G2, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVC,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MOV,MP4,WMV / 3G2,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Cleaning cloth: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:200
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:200

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1 / Windows Phone 8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.461
Height:4.72
Weight:4.55
Width:2.45
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