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Nokia Lumia 635

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 635Notebook: Nokia Lumia 635 (Lumia Series)
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 60% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 635

70% Nokia Lumia 635 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 635 is one of the cheaper 4G phones, and the cheapest 4G Windows Phone we’ve reviewed. However, as we said of the Lumia 630, it doesn’t feel anywhere near as competitive as the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 did when they were released back in 2013.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Nokia Lumia 635: No Selfies, but a Good Bargain
Source: Recode English
Call quality was also clear as I made several calls around San Francisco using T-Mobile’s network, and I experienced fairly good data speeds. Based on Ookla’s Speedtest app, I averaged download speeds of 9.47 megabits per second and upload speeds of 7.95 Mbps. When my colleague Walt Mossberg tested the 3G-only Moto E, he struggled to get download speeds of even 2 Mbps, though this was over AT&T’s network, and in different cities (New York and Washington, D.C.).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2014
70% Nokia Lumia 635
Source: Laptop Mag English
No, you don't get a front camera or flash on the back, but the $168 Nokia Lumia 635 is a solid choice for the price. This Windows Phone delivers smooth performance, long battery life and a surprisingly lovely display. The 5-MP camera isn't great, but Nokia's suite of camera apps helps make the best of it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nokia Lumia 635
Source: Wired Magazine English
So it’s a very basic phone that meets almost all the requirements of a modern smartphone user (reminder: NO front-facing camera). But the 625′s 4G capabilities and its low price make it something more than just another satisfactory phone. They make it a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Deep-dive review: The Lumia 635 smartphone -- a study in contrasts
Source: Computerworld.com English
Overall, the Lumia 635 is an odd mix of hardware cutbacks for affordability with some premium software features thrown in. It's rather strange that the Lumia 635, which has a single camera and only a moderately good display and processor, is the first to offer Windows Phone 8.1 and the perks that come with it, such as Office software, Here Drive+ navigation and a Cortana digital assistant that is sophisticated enough to create reminders by tracking information inside of emails. Maybe the phone doesn't know if it wants to be a kid or a grown-up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2014
70% Nokia Lumia 635 (T-Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
But there are a few major caveats. That lack of a front-facing camera will be a deal breaker for many. To get a decent front-facing camera and LTE in a current phone on T-Mobile, you need to make a big price jump up to the excellent Moto G for $219. You'll lose the expandable memory, but you'll gain the more mainstream world of Android apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lumia 635 review: Could this be the low-priced future of Windows Phone?
Source: PC World English
I wonder, though, how many Lumia 635s will be returned when consumers discover the lack of a front-facing camera. That’s a real blow to the platform, especially when you factor in the lack of first-party apps in the Windows Store. Phones like the Lumia 1020, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520 have given Lumia owners something to brag about. Phones like the Lumia 635 will straddle the narrow line between value and mediocrity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia Lumia 635 Review
Source: Slashgear English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2014
80% Fast and cheap
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia Lumia 635 is nigh-on identical to the Nokia Lumia 630, only with the addition of 4G connectivity. But the resultant bump up in price carries things in the wrong direction. All of a sudden, comparisons to similarly priced Android phones become less flattering, and a case for buying the Lumia 635 becomes tougher to make. The Lumia 635 remains a decent all-round phone, though, with a level of build quality that outshines anything else at this price point and a fresh new Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 635 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 635 is a great value 4G Windows phone, but its shorter battery life than its 3G counterpart may be a bit of a deal-breaker for those hoping to get all the benefits of the Lumia 630 with faster data speeds. We're big fans of both phones, but if 4G isn't a priority, we'd stick with the Lumia 630.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 635
Source: Gadget Show English
The Nokia Lumia 635 is a slight update to an already well-rounded budget blower that brings 4G powers to the table and a slicker, glossy body too. Even though Windows 8.1 packs in many features we've been craving for ages, it's still playing catch-up with the big boys of the phone world. But if you're after a basic, no-nonsense phone that ditches the bells and whistles for a speedy 4G connection, iPhone 5c-style styling and a solid OS, the Lumia 635 could be the budget handset you've been waiting for - and you can bet it'll get even cheaper with network branding too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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

Comment

Model:

The Nokia Lumia 635 is the slightly bigger brother of the 630. The biggest difference is the inclusion of 4G LTE compatibility in the Lumia 635. So, it's a budget phone aiming at those that want to experience 4G LTE without paying a premium.

The 635 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with a clock rate of 1.2 GHz, which is pretty decent for a budget device of its price. The drawback is it only comes with 512 MB of RAM, which hinders its performance. Expect some lag during multitasking and more resource-hungry applications.

The Lumia 635 sports a 4.5-inch IPS screen with 480 x 854 resolution and includes Clearblack technology. The resolution is actually a little low. So, there will be a lack of sharpness. However, with IPS and Clearblack, expect good viewing angles and better than average outdoor legibility.

The 5 MP rear camera doesn't come with flash. So shooting at night is out of the question. The camera is good enough for taking simple shots. The Lumia 635 doesn't feature a front camera, which is a let-down. The device is powered by a 1830 mAh battery. This is more than enough to make it through the entire day with the low specs. However, having 4G on will drain it faster. If you’re looking for a budget Windows 8 phone with 4G capability, the Lumia 635 is your best bet.

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.


unknown: » 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.


0.14 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.


72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» HTC One Remix
unknown
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» LG G3 Beat
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
unknown, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Nokia Lumia 830
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» 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
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» 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
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-04- 5)