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Nokia Lumia 635

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13392 reviews of Nokia Lumia 635. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the reliability and camera. There are some critical comments about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 635 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 635

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 635 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, portability, camera

connectivity

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 635 UK SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Green (4.5-inch, 8GB, 4G)Nokia Lumia 635 UK SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Green (4.5-inch, 8GB, 4G)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 635

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4728 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 635 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the camera and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability. Comments are divided on the apps.

price, usability, performance, portability, camera

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 - No Contract GoPhoneAT&T Nokia Lumia 635 - No Contract GoPhone

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 635

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 635 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Comments about the screen and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the reception.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

reception

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

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED Microsoft Nokia Lumia 635 RM-975, BLACK, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Bell, Virgin, Koodo, Chatr, Videotron, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity CompatibleUNLOCKED Microsoft Nokia Lumia 635 RM-975, BLACK, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Bell, Virgin, Koodo, Chatr, Videotron, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity Compatible

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone

 

Nokia Lumia 635 Windows smart phone : Sprint and Microsoft will proudly showcase a renewed partnership with the announcement of Lumia 635 arriving across multiple Sprint brands beginning with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Dec. 23. It will be...

Starting Jan. 9, Lumia 635 will also be available at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealers nationwide and later in the month at select national retail locations. Sprint pricing will be shared at a later date. Lumia...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 635 review: Is this budget 4G Windows Phone worth a little extra?

 

Summary: Microsoft has updated the low-end 630 with LTE connectivity and a larger price tag to match.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 635 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 635 offers a vivid display, responsive performance and long battery life at a wallet-pleasing price.

Very affordable; Sturdy and fairly lightweight design; Long battery life; Swift performance

Lacks front camera and rear-facing flash; Camera takes fuzzy, washed out photos; Weak speaker

The Nokia Lumia 635 offers a vivid display, responsive performance and long battery life at a wallet-pleasing price.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

Thrifty, Yet Nifty

 

Given the deep morass Nokia and Microsoft are currently slogging through—the blah earnings , the layoff plans , a still-small app store , general confusion —it's refreshing to see that the mobile phone partnership is not all doom and gloom. The Lumia...

Very accessible price for 4G LTE networking and a fresh OS. Windows Phone updated to include Cortana, better notifications, and tighter integration with Microsoft cloud services. Colorful interchangeable covers, solid body. Support for up to 128GB of...

Lacks a selfie camera, and rear-facing camera is not what you would expect from a Nokia. This is probably a phone more dedicated to social players than photo maniacs. Display is disappointing too

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 635 (T-Mobile)

 

The Nokia Lumia 635's style puts it way ahead of other inexpensive smartphones on T-Mobile, although its camera capabilities are seriously lacking.

Amazing value for money. Great design. Good-looking, easy-to-use OS.

No front-facing camera. No flash on rear camera. Fewer applications than Android.

Conclusions Low-cost Windows Phones are excellent choices for first-time smartphone users who aren't obsessed with the latest apps and social networks. In exchange for a few missing apps, you get a much better-looking phone than same-price Android...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Lumia 635 review: Could this be the low-priced future of Windows Phone?

 

Two weeks ago, we would have written the Lumia 635 off as a middling device you'd probably pass over. After the last week's events, it might be the new direction of Windows Phone.

Moderately priced ; Good battery life ; One of the first Windows Phone 8.1 phones

Lacks front-facing "selfie" camera ; Included 512 MB of RAM can slow down app loading ; Visible pixels on the phone's 854x480 display

The Lumia 635 from Microsoft is a budget Windows Phone that sacrifices some features, but generally meets the basic requirements of a modern smartphone.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Nokia Lumia 635 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 635 takes everything that made the Nokia Lumia 520 a winner and gives it a boost. It remains one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 devices, now coming with Windows Phone 8.1 and the newest Nokia software, along with a look and feel that...

Nokia – or Microsoft, as the future would have it – has another winner on their hands on the low end. If the same distribution is used as the Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 521, I see no reason why the Nokia Lumia 635 shouldn’t have similar success.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nokia Lumia 635

 

Nokia Lumia 635 smartphone : Introducing the best Windows Phone experience ever with the Nokia Lumia 635. With lightning fast 4G connectivity and a quad core processor, the Lumia 635 moves at extreme speeds for a superior experience on a beautiful 4.5"...

The Lumia 635 comes with a bright and glossy replaceable shell. Easily swap shells and choose from a variety of vibrant colours to suit your mood and style. For an even more personalised experience, change the colour of the Live Tiles on your...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 635 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 630 earned itself some stars thanks to its affordable price and vibrant, fun interchangeable plastic back cases. It's 3G only however, which lost it a fair few points. Its twin brother, the Lumia 635 is identical in every respect to the...

The Nokia Lumia 635 has an affordable price, its interchangeable cases are colourful and attractive and it has 4G LTE.

Adding 4G LTE has meant the battery life has taken a hit, its screen resolution is unimpressive and its camera isn't really up to anything more than the odd Instagram snap.

With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nokia Lumia 635 price & availability

 

T-Mobile launches Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone : T-Mobile announced pricing and availability for the new Nokia Lumia 635, the very first Lumia phone offered in the U.S. powered both by the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and America's...

The Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone will then be available online and at select MetroPCS stores beginning July 18th for a promotional price of $99, and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide July 16th. For those customers who own Nokia Lumia 521 and...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1830
Battery performance:1830
Battery recharge time:7
Battery Type:BL-5H
Browsing time (3G):8.8
Browsing time (4G):8.8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9.4
Continuous audio playback time:58
Continuous video playback time:58 / 7
Standby time (2G):600
Standby time (3G):14 / 648
Talk time (2G):12 / 18.6
Talk time (3G):13 / 14

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 100, 400, 800, 1600
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Manual

Certificates

Body SAR:0.79
Body SAR (EU):0.79
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.79
Head SAR (EU):0.79

Design

Color of product:Black / Green / Orange / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar / Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:845 x 480 / 854 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:221
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, 3GPP2, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP4, MPA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP4, MPA, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AMR-NB, ASF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX / DOC, PDF, PPS, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPEG XR
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, EFR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,1800,1900 / 800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-EAP, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-EAP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-RADIUS / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:0.5 / 1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.362
Height:5.08
Weight:4.73
Width:2.63