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Nokia Lumia 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 932 reviews of Nokia Lumia 530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the apps and reliability. Reviews are divided on the screen.

price, usability, performance, portability, camera

reliability, apps

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and screen.

usability, price, performance, portability, camera

size, screen, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Vodafone Pay As You Go Nokia Lumia 530 Handset - BlackVodafone Pay As You Go Nokia Lumia 530 Handset - GreenNokia Lumia 530 SIM-Free Smartphone - Orange

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good reviews. The durability and reliability get mixed comments. Many are critical about the camera.

price, usability, performance, portability, screen

camera

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2015

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
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Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review: Basic specs line up with rock-bottom price

 

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 (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: (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

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: tech2 News Staff (tech.firstpost.com)

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 Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 530 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest Windows Phone device tasked with blazing a path into your pocket without costing a bomb. Its goal, quite simply, is to bring the advantages of modern devices to more people.

Price point, solid and colourful design, Windows Phone 8.1 operating system improvements

Display resolution and no auto-brightness sensor, camera limitations, lacks power, competition now stronger

The sub-£100 price of the Nokia Lumia 530 makes it difficult to ignore, but the performance makes it difficult to fully recommend.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (pocket-lint.com)

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: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 530 review

 

The Lumia 530 is a big improvement on its predecessor, but its low price is still false economy against the superior Lumia 630

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8212

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
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

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8212 / SNAPDRAGON 200
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