The yesteryear mobile emperor Nokia managed to grab attention and once again come back to the mainstream with great Windows Phones. Yes, the smartphone market is actually dominated by the Android phones and all of Nokia’s global rivals are happy minting money with their superior Android offerings. However, the Finnish mobile major begs to differ and mostly offers smartphones based on the Windows Phones OS, though now it has started offering an Android ‘X’ range as well.
However, Nokia really raised its head back again when it was about to get lost into the oblivion primarily with the help of the Windows OS and the very popular Lumia range. Nokia Lumia 630 is another addition to this famous Lumia smartphone series. The noteworthy fact about the 630 is that this device is the very first Windows Phone to be launched with Dual SIM capability.
Before the Lumia 630, Nokia had launched 3 other superb models in the Lumia series, namely the Lumia 525, Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520 in the market. While the Lumia 525 is one of the best selling models in the global smartphone market today, the Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520 are great high-end handsets offering superb photography opportunities with their massively packed cameras.
Let us take a look at the latest Nokia Lumia 630, the first Dual SIM Windows phone:
Design & Display
The Nokia Lumia 630 is designed very nicely and offers the patent good quality built of Nokia. It looks sleek, trendy and styling and feels good to hold. Though not the slimmest in the market this device is simply great to look at with a well proportionate design.
The handset has a good and youthful appeal as the other Lumia models. The rear panel is again polycarbonate plastic and comes with a plain matt finish that keeps scratches at bay for some time. Though plastic in quality, it offers really good built and finish and should be liked by most smartphone users.
The device offers a good and usable 4.5 inch screen along with 480×854 resolution and offers 218 pixel density. The display is pretty good and offers crystal clear and crisp view of the texts and images. It also offers true color reproduction and does not provide unnatural display of colors. Video playing and gaming activities are also a pleasure on this handset along with great still image viewing.
The Nokia Lumia 630’s screen also gets the third Generation Gorilla Glass protection offering a very tough, durable and smooth display enhanced with an oleophobic coating. The touchscreen is quick and highly responsive.
The Nokia Lumia 630 is powered by a Quad-Core processor ticking at 1.2GHz and is coupled with the rather small 512MB of RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU. At its price point, the 630 could have really provided 1 GB RAM, and the meager 512 MB is a downside of the smartphone. However, this can be overlooked as the phone offers the unique Dual SIM capability that other Windows phones don’t. Though the handset is a good performer due to its processor and GPU, the low RAM hinders form making it a hit.
The Lumia 630 is the first of its kind to feature the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System. This newest Windows OS version has a lot to offer to the users and provides superior smartphone experience. It offers fast access to WiFi, Flight Mode, Bluetooth, and lot more. The smartphone allows direct installation of Apps and Games onto the SD cards. And similar to Android, the Windows now also get its own personalized file manager, while the Internet Explorer has greatly enhanced as well.
The young users will also highly appreciate the Swipe keyboard integration. The new Windows 8.1 also offers clicking pictures with touch gestures. The User Interface has become much improved as well on top of the already highly colorful and warm Windows UI.
Camera & Media
Like the other Lumia phones, the 630 also gets to have a great snapper. It gets a primary 5 MegaPixel camera placed at the rear which clicks amazing images when the light conditions are optimal. However, low light photography seems to be a bit of an issue as the camera can’t show its full potential here. The lack of an LED flash also makes low light photography a grumpy affair. The pictures are very crisp, detailed and colorful that takes care of all the basic photography needs.
The front camera is totally missing on the Lumia 630 which can cause misery to the selfie lovers.
Media playing is great fun on this handset, thanks to the superb display quality. Be it video playing or gaming, the 630 offers great entertainment with its bright and crisp display and does not get slowed down as well.
Connectivity, Storage & Battery
The Lumia 630 is awesome as it is the first Windows smartphone to support Dual SIM cards and Dual Standby. It has all connectivity capabilities such as 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and Edge bands.
The device comes with a good inbuilt storage of 8GB which can be expanded up to 64GB through microSD cards. It is powered by a 1,830mAH battery offering a good longtime work and play.
At present time, most of the people prefer having two separate numbers for official and personal uses, or simply for the sake of it. In such a time, dual SIM card handsets are really popular in the market, be it the basic feature phones or smartphones. The lack of dual SIM capability in the very capable Windows Phones so far has been a primary hindrance in its path of high popularity. Now, the Lumia 630 comes to the rescue and is the first Windows smartphone warrior to defend the OS.
The Lumia 630 is yet another high quality and truly worthy product from the house of Nokia. Priced for about Rs. 11,000, the Nokia Lumia 630 is certainly one of the best affordable smartphones available. Thus, the Lumia 630 is the one Dual SIM Windows OS smartphone that is really worth a buy.