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Nokia Lumia 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews of Nokia Lumia 530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the reliability and screen.

price, usability, portability, size, durability

screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The reception and screen get critical views. Reviews about the reliability and battery are different.

price, usability, portability, size, design

screen, reception

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

Expert review by: tech2 News Staff (

Nokia Lumia 530 review: Terrible display and camera outweigh Windows Phone 8.1 features


Going by the name, the Nokia Lumia 530 might seem like an iterative refresh to last year's Lumia 520. But a look at the specs leave you wondering if Microsoft intended a downgrade from the successful predecessor. It comes with lesser storage space –...

When shopping for a Windows phone there are some obvious caveats you need to be aware of. While the Windows Store has improved a lot from its previous iterations, it still lacks the variety and quality you’ll find in the Android and iOS app stores....

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

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 (

Nokia Lumia 530 ( dark grey)


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: Andrew Cunningham (

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

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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 (

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

If Nokia had just improved the 520 specs across the board then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this, but it has actually taken two steps forward and one step back with the 530.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)


In many ways, it's the budget end of the smartphone rainbow where all the excitement is. The feature phone market has eaten itself, unable to fend off the march to more and more affordable smartphones. Nokia has been playing in this space for some time...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Nokia Lumia 530


Sometimes you get less than you pay for

Looks better than some budget phones

Low-power processor causes performance issues, TN screen is ugly, Very limited internal memory

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Egan (

Nokia Lumia 530 UK smartphone review


The Lumia 530 retails for just £60. It will be the first smartphone for a multitude of people, and at that price it will fly off the shelves of every high-street phone store. And it will be available just about everywhere.

The disappointing thing about the Nokia Lumia 530 is that it feels like a worse phone than the Lumia 520 it replaces (albeit with a price cut). The display is a deal breaker for us, undoing the good work of the Lumia 530's performance and build...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

Nokia Lumia 530 vs 520 comparison review


Many people (including me) have criticised Windows Phone in the past for many things. One of the biggest barriers preventing people (including me) from switching from their iPhones and Android smartphones is that the apps people want simply aren't...

It’s too early to give a definitive verdict on which smartphone is better, but it’s almost certainly not worth buying a 530 if you already have a 520. We’ll bring you a full review of the 530 when we can get our hands on one, and we’ll update this...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8212


Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:FWVGA / HD480p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card:No / Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:WIN PHONE 8.1 / Windows Phone 8
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:SNAPDRAGON 200
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8212