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Nokia Lumia 530

Nokia Lumia 530
alaScore 92

34 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability. The usability also gets good reviews. The features and camera get less positive views, and there are some mixed views about the screen.

price, 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

(Based on 34 reviews)

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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.

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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: 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...

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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

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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

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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

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Expert Review

 

Качество связи по сравнению с Lumia 630 заметно хуже, микрофон только один, на ветру его задувает. В сравнении с Android-устройствами можно говорить о сходности с бюджетными решениями стоимостью 2-3 тысячи рублей, но не аналогичными по цене устройствами.

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Nokia lumia 530

 

Also known as Nokia Lumia 530 RM-1017 General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 SIM Micro-SIM Announced 2014, July Status Available. Released 2014, August Body Dimensions 119.7 x 62.3 x...

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:No / 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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