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Nokia Lumia 630

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 630Notebook: Nokia Lumia 630 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.134kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 77.09% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 67%, features: 68%, display: 71% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 630

81% Nokia Lumia 630 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Colorful austerity measure. Microsoft needs affordable smartphones to bring its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to the people. Nokia's Lumia 630 with a swappable cover, smooth operation, and microSD reader wants to score with a price below 200 Euros (~$271). However, our report reveals that Nokia has cut several corners.
72% Dual SIM Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: T Break English
Overall, I think the Lumia 630 is a great little dual SIM phone. Priced at AED 599, it’s a good introduction for anyone looking for a cheap dual SIM smartphone. Windows Phone is maturing well as an OS and has many of the commonly used apps like Whatsapp and Instagram now available for it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 85% performance: 75% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
100% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 630 is a fantastic Windows handset. Its superb battery life and additional camera features are far above what we'd normally expect to see from such a cheap phone, and its excellent web performance puts it on equal standing with other top budget Android handsets such as the Motorola Moto G. If you're looking for a cheap Windows handset, the Lumia 630 is for you. However, if you live in a 4G area, you may want to consider the Lumia 630's 4G cousin, the Nokia Lumia 635, which costs just £10 more SIM free. We'll be publishing our review of the Lumia 635 shortly, as despite appearing to be exactly the same in terms of specification, our initial tests revealed some significant differences between the two handsets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Nokia Lumia 630 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
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 its associated features arrive in the UK. However, the sticky problem of a lack of apps in Microsoft's store remains an issue for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones, and the lack of a front-facing camera is a problem if you want to use Skype.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nokia Lumia 630 is something of a mixed bag. It's cheap, cheerful and Nokia succeeds in delivering a bright and well built handset that's ahead of many competitors' plastic offerings. It also gives you the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system experience, as well as the latest additions from Lumia Cyan. But we found the software experience can feel a little slow and, with our review device, a little buggy too. There are hardware compromises too, especially in the display, when pitched against rivals such as the Motorola Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: T3 English
Nokia has skill at making affordable and attractive handsets - the Nokia Lumia 530 was a popular choice and is one of the most purchased Windows Phone handsets ever. This is a worthy successor with cute styling, okay screen and highly effective processor. It has good battery life. But the standout is the software: Windows Phone 8.1 is great and is only going to get better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 630
Source: It Pro English
The Lumia 630 is limited by the hardware specifications but it remains good value if you can track it down for the sub-£100 price. This seems to be tricky as at present O2 looks like the one place where you can get the device for £99. Other retailers are offering it for £130, so if you're not on O2 we'd recommend the simlar priced Moto G instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
57% An affordable phone you can live without
Source: Engadget English
I can't help but feel that the Lumia 630 was thrown together to be a Windows Phone 8.1 demo device, and then someone decided it was suitable for a retail release. I couldn't disagree more. Forget that Microsoft still has come catching up to do before its mobile OS is considered on par with others; the hardware itself is lacking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 57%
60% Nokia Lumia 630 review: a budget smartphone for the calorie counter
Source: Pocketnow English
While we love those new sensor core features for GPS-independent exercise tracking, the Lumia 630 is a tough sell with so many other hardware features lacking (or simply absent). If you’re going to go with a budget Windows Phone, we’d recommend going all the way and looking for a $45-$60 Nokia Lumia 520.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 20% features: 50% mobility: 100%
Nokia Lumia 630 Review; help us, Cortana, you’re our only hope
Source: Slashgear English
Those in the market for a fairly solid mid-range device who have an aversion to Android, this one may suit you. As a Windows Phone, it left us wanting, but that’s just the mid-range game sometimes. Windows Phone begs for better hardware all around, and the Nokia 630 doesn’t deliver. For the market it’s aims at, though, it will likely be a good foot in the door for Microsoft.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
75% Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM review: Ushers in the Windows Phone 8.1 era
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The boosted 1830mAh battery is pretty stellar in delivering more than a day’s worth of juice. Our 8-hour loop test ended with about 27 percent of battery to spare. One can easily go up to two days without charging it again, under light to moderate usage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Nokia Lumia 630 review The best budget Nokia yet
Source: Techradar English
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. For a low price it does all the basics and does them well but also offers a decent battery, solid quad-core processor and a whole host of new features in Windows Phone 8.1.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
iPhone 5c vs Lumia 630 comparison review: Lumia 630 is great value, but you get what you pay for
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've been impressed with the iPhone 5C's battery life. Unless you hammer the device with contant gaming or video playback, it will last a couple of days with regular and varied use. The phone holds its charge incredibly well when not in use - our sample sat on just one percent for a number of hours. We like the Lumia 630, and it is great value. But we'll be sticking with the iPhone 5c and its better camera, battery life and build.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2014
70% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 630 is a cheery, low cost phone with a better camera than some bargain basement Androids. But its screen resolution is quite poor and the availability and load speed of apps are issues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Nokia Lumia 630 review: an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
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 its associated features arrive in the UK. However, the sticky problem of a lack of apps in Microsoft's store remains an issue for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones, and the lack of a front-facing camera is a problem if you want to use Skype.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Nokia Lumia 630 may not be the top-end Windows Phone 8.1 flagship handset everyone expected, but thanks to its quad-core performance, decent display and affordable price it does a decent job showcasing the OS' upgraded productivity and security services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 630 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The 630 is easy to get along with. Yes it’s a bit slow and nothing about this Nokia screams ‘game-changer’. It’s just a nice phone for the money. It looks fun, comes with some excellent Nokia and Microsoft freebies and the OS is friendlier at first glance than KitKat, Google’s latest smartphone software. Right now though, affordable Androids (still) make more sense. And by affordable Androids, we (still) mean the brilliant Moto G. It’s selling for around the £100 mark and is worth every penny. And more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 630 review: Windows Phone 8.1 shines, shame about the selfies
Source: Zdnet.com English
What the Lumia 630 lacks the average user won't miss: no NFC, no fingerprint reader and no heart-rate monitor. It's a combination of good-enough hardware and an increasingly elegant operating system at a low price which will make it an attractive package for many. As such, phones like the Lumia 630 are throwing down a challenge to the smartphone flagships; give us useful and usable innovation and not just empty novelty, or we'll make do with handsets like this.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hello Moto... It's the Nokia Lumia 630
Source: Reg Hardware English
The newer version of Windows Phone makes it a more functional option, tying in nicely if you have Windows 8 or 8.1 on your PC. There’s less futzing around on a Lumia than with an Android, but obviously less customisation or choice – you can replace everything, including the dialer and SMS app, on an Android. You can replace everything but the all-seeing-eye of Sauron Google. So Windows Phone is no longer as distinctive as it was, but if forgoing a wider app choice doesn’t bother you, and a robust basic modern smartphone is all you need, Lumia ticks the box.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2014
80% Nokia Lumia 630
Source: Gadget Show English
Nokia and Microsoft have crafted a well-rounded budget phone with the Lumia 630, that not only looks the business, but performs extremely well thanks to the excellent Windows Phone 8.1. While Microsoft is still playing app-catch up, for the less demanding, the Nokia Lumia 630 proves that you can have your (cellphone) cake and eat it. A bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Nokia Lumia 630 (Dual-SIM)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Lumia 630 delivers excellent smartphone experience. Windows Phone 8.1 is fast, fluid, and smart. Considering its price tag, the handset is incredibly well built. You'd be forgiven to think that the phone costs around Rs 15,000. The screen isn't very sharp, but does a good job at producing colours. The phone doesn't support Candy Crush Saga, but you get useful apps such as Microsoft Office Suite, HERE Drive +, and Mix Radio.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
60% Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM Review: A New Age for Windows Phone
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The step down to 512MB RAM and the absence of a flash are inconvenient, not dealbreakers, but customers who choose Android phones in the same price band won't have to make similar compromises. Moreover, there are also far better phones such as the Moto G which cost only very little more. We feel as though the Lumia 630 will be more competitive once its price drops by around Rs. 1,000 - 2,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Lumia 630 Dual SIM: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Lumia 630 - hitting the retail shelves on May 14 - has a lot riding on its shoulders as it provides the world with peek into the world of Windows Phone 8.1 before the other phones get the update on June 24. The single-SIM version is priced at Rs. 10,500 and Microsoft quotes a price of Rs.11,500 for the dual-SIM one. It competes head-to-head with an established behemoth - the Moto G. Also, joining the fray soon is the Moto E. The budget segment is heating up and the consumers are only glad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2014
Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 hands-on review: Affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
As expected, Nokia has updated its smartphone line-up with some new Lumia handsets running on the freshly announced Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are the two more affordable options while the Lumia 930 is the firm's new flagship device.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2014

Foreign Reviews

Microsofts Aldi-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2014
Ein Flaschenhals namens RAM
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2014
Die Rückkehr des Nokia-Ziegels
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014
84% Bringt 8.1 die Wende?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 83% mobility: 81%
88% Günstiges Smartphone mit frischem Windows Phone 8.1
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%
89% Nokia Lumia 630 im kurzen Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 85% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%

Comment

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Nokia has certainly taken a different approach when releasing the Nokia Lumia 630. Instead of making a high end and even more sophisticated device, they have opted for a budget handheld instead. And with the ever increasing cost of living, this may just very well be the right move. The design of the phone doesn't reflect its price. The colorful back of the Nokia Lumia 630 can be removed and replaced with different sets, allowing users to fine-tune the color schemes to their taste. Speaking of removable, the Nokia Lumia 630 comes with a removable battery, another great feature.

It also fares well with under the hood specifications. The Nokia Lumia 630 is powered by a quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, which is only seen in phones twice its price. Although it only comes with 512 MB of RAM, the performance and smoothness of usage is on par with its direct rivals having more RAM if not better. The phone has a whopping native memory of 8 GB, which can be increased with an external micro SD card.

The 4.5 inch display is also noteworthy. It's big enough to satisfy the rising demand for phones with big screens. Furthermore, the 854 by 480 resolution is a step ahead compared with other rivals, which usually come with 640 by 480.

In conclusion, the Nokia Lumia 630 is definitely a phone with tremendous value for money. The only reason why this phone isn't as popular as it should be, might be due to the fact that users are still skeptical about using a Windows based phone.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.134 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


77.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Nokia Lumia 830
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» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
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» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
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» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
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» Sony Xperia M2
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» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
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» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-04- 5)