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Nokia Lumia 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The responsiveness and screen get mixed reviews, and the features and camera get less positive reviews.

value for money, usability, portability

design, battery, camera, features

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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Review analysis

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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.

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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

Most phones can automatically turn the screen’s intensity up and down to match the surrounding light conditions, but here you have to do so manually. The toggle that switches between the three low-mid-high levels is accessible from an easy-access...

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Nokia Lumia 530 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 530 costs just £60, but just what do you get for

The Nokia Lumia 530 is hugely impressive for what little it costs. There are things it could do a lot better but it already does so much for so little money

The Nokia Lumia 530 is hugely impressive for what little it costs. There are things it could do a lot better but it already does so much for so little money

The Nokia Lumia 530 is hugely impressive for what little it costs. There are things it could do a lot better but it already does so much for so little money.

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Nokia Lumia 530

 

The Nokia Lumia 520 was a revelation when it first appeared. Its combination of good-enough performance, a top-quality screen and good looks made it one of our favourite budget handsets, and so it remained until the Motorola Moto G stole its thunder....

A competent ultra-budget handset that's overshadowed by the better-value Motorola Moto E

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel: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
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:Windows Phone 8
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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