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Nokia Lumia 630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and usability are overall positive. The responsiveness and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the apps and features. There are mixed views on the camera and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nokia Lumia 630 review: An affordable phone you can live without

 

The Nokia we used to know is no longer. In late April, the handset maker was finally folded into Microsoft's Devices and Services business after more

Fun, colorful design ; Comfortable to hold ; Capable camera

No selfie camera ; Poor display ; Dismal battery life ; Plenty of better alternatives in this price range

Where other affordable Lumias have struck the right balance between utility and price, the 630 falls short. It's nice to look at and takes good pictures, but it's otherwise a flawed device. With various better options available for the same price, the...

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Nokia Lumia 630

 

The Motorola Moto G is undoubtedly the darling of the budget smartphone world, thanks to its mid-range specs and bottom-end price. It's not the only option to go for though -- particularly if you're not keen on Android 's sometimes complicated way of...

The Nokia Lumia 630 has fun, colourful, interchangeable cases, its Windows Phone 8.1 software is easy to use and Nokia's bundled apps come in handy.

The Windows Phone app store still rarely receives new apps at the same time as Android or iOS, the screen is lower resolution than the similarly-priced Moto G, the camera doesn't particularly impress and it doesn't have 4G.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is a cheap, vibrant alternative to Android and its Windows Phone 8.1 software is easy to use. The app store is still a problem though -- if you like getting new releases when your Android and iOS-toting friends do, a budget Android...

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 630 is an affordable and colorful Windows Phone 8.1 handset, one of the first WP devices with dual-SIM option…

Windows Phone 8.1 with Nokia’s Cyan improvements showcases the best of Microsoft’s platform ; First Windows Phone with dual-SIM support ; Buttery smooth performance ; Offline navigation remains a big plus

Sub-par camera with no flash, no front-facing cam ; Screen is less sharp than rivals ; Cheap-feeling plastic ; Only 512MB of RAM, a limitation for gaming ; Does not support 1080p video recording ; Poor in-box contents (no headphones, no USB cable)

The Nokia Lumia 630 is a handset for the masses. Its full retail (off-contract) price stands at €160 ($200), on par with some very popular offerings like the Motorola Moto G.

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Nokia Lumia 630 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the last devices that will launch with the Nokia Lumia name now that Microsoft is at the helm. It's also the Windows Phone attack on the affordable market, with a price tag of just £100 certain to capture attention.

Affordable, nicely designed and feels good quality, offers the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software

A number of hardware compromises, display resolution isn't competitive, some software bugs, not 4G

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Nokia Lumia 630 review

 

The best budget Nokia yet

New, improved Windows Phone 8.1 ; Value for money ; In-built motion sensor

Poor camera quality ; No front cam or flash ; No NFC or 4G

I'd like to take my hat off to Microsoft and Nokia who have built on the success of the Nokia Lumia 520 brilliantly to design and build yet another respectable budget phone in the Nokia Lumia 630.

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Nokia Lumia 630 review

 

We'll get to the software shortly, but the 630 itself is all about price. You can buy the smartphone outright for just £129. There are some compromises though, notably the lack of 4G support, and there's plenty of competition from budget Android...

If you're considering the Lumia 630 as a first smartphone and you don't plan to buy lots of wireless accessories and install lots of apps, it's not a bad choice at all. Windows Phone 8.1 is very easy to use, and will improve even more when Cortana and...

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Nokia Lumia 630

 

An object lesson in how to stand still

Colourful design ; Reasonable camera ; Accessible price

Low-res, blocky screen ; Some apps not available on Windows Phone 8.1 ; No auto brightness screen setting

Nokia has got a few elements of the Lumia 630 display right, but others are way off.

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Nokia Lumia 630 review

 

What does a £90 smartphone look like in 2014? Better than you think - at least where this Nokia's concerned

Cheap Decent screen for the money WinPho 8.1 and Nokia tricks Big microSD storage

No 4G No front camera or rear flash Official Cortana support is US only (for now)

Cheap, cheerful and reliable, the Lumia 630 is only outclassed by the best budget Androids

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review: In Depth

 

Nokia's Lumia 630, an £89 smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1, offers strong value for money and an enjoyable, well-rounded experience. Read our review »

Windows Phone 8.1 ; Expandable storage ; Colourful, old-school design ; Decent budget performance

Rivals sport better screens ; Camera lacks flash

BUT the Lumia 630 doesn’t quite do enough to fend off rivals, in particular the Motorola Moto G. For just a tenner more you get a 720p HD screen, a front-facing camera, and the same Lumia highlights such as a vibrant selection of removable covers. If...

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Nokia Lumia 630 review: affordable, but with a few flaws

 

The Lumia 630 is one of the better phones we've used down the low-price end of the market, although it's not exactly perfect.

If you’re after a super-cheap phone then the Motorola Moto Gis probably still your best option. For those specifically after a WindowsPhone then the Lumia 630 is the best we’ve used down this end of the market.It’s also the only one rocking the full...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

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:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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