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May 30, 2014

Nokia Lumia 630 Quick Review

We tested the Nokia Lumia 630 for a few days, and it opened our eyes to the fact that the Windows Phone 8.x series OS and Nokia smartphones are viable and fun alternative to Android and Apple.

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Long-time Android and/or IOS users may find navigating the phone confusing at first. But after just a few minutes of active play, the Windows Phone 8.1 OS feels easy and intuitive to use.

The 5MP camera took above-average photos. But with features like Focus+blur, Color pop, Collage and more, Nokia’s Creative Studio made these average-looking images into digital works of art! We literally spent hours just playing with the camera and Creative Studio.

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The Windows Store offered a number of apps similar to Android’s Google Play. We installed Zombie Tsunami and Temple Run 2, and we didn’t notice any difference in terms of game play and responsiveness.

As expected from a Nokia, call quality was great. With its compact size, texting with one hand was a breeze. Because of its smallish display size, web browsing might be an issue to some, but mobile versions of popular sites will take care of that.

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With its rounded edges up front and an angled back, the 630’s “monoblock touch” gives the impression of a unibody design. But by prying off the colorful (and interchangeable) shell at the back, you’ll realize that the components are indeed separate.

And just like its Lumia siblings, the 630 fits pockets nicely, is very attractive and is surprisingly affordable.

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We believe that the Nokia Lumia 630 is a step in the right direction in restoring faith and trust in the Nokia brand.

Nokia Lumia 630 Dual-SIM specs:
4.5-inch FWVGA ClearBlack display, 218ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
Adreno 305 GPU
512MB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio
5 megapixel rear camera
Windows Phone 8.1 OS
1,830mAh battery
129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2mm (dimensions)
134 grams (weight)

The Lumia 630 is available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php7,990.

What we liked about it:
* Solid build quality
* Decent performance
* Gorilla Glass 3
* Above-average camera quality
* Dual-SIM WP handset

What we did not like:
* Below average display resolution
* Low battery capacity


14 Responses to “Nokia Lumia 630 Quick Review”

  1. awts says:

    50-50 on arrival or worst

  2. jokab says:

    bought this in hong kong 2 weeks ago – i am luvin it.

  3. trelo says:

    “The 5MP camera took above-average photos.”

    “What we did not like:
    * Poor camera quality”

    Ano daw? Paki-explain!

  4. jee-ann says:

    i know w8 phones dont require too much ram, but cmon. would it hurt to give this one 1gb ram?

    • archie says:

      Nope, it don’t need larger ram. This is an entry/ middle class phone. Stable ang OS at nakakaya ang casual games. I suggest you buy an android phone for hardcore mobile gaming.

  5. dodong says:

    wow ang ganda! What i love is the corning gorilla glass 3. Ang mura pa. Parang breath of fresh air lang kumbaga. Infairness bibili ako neto pag nagka money na ako. And knowing nokia, napakatibay talaga. N70 ko 7yrs na at still no defect. 6120c ko 4 yrs na and walang defect. Andaming beses na nalaglag buhay na buhay pa rin. Way to go nokia.

  6. AA says:

    Already have it and Im luvin it. Nabili ko sa Hello sa MOA may free powerbank and movie ticket pa.

  7. Alfred Aquino says:

    The only drawback with this phone is that it has no front facing camera for video calls and for selfies. Might as well wait for Lumia 635, maybe this will have this feature.

  8. Jake says:

    Sana physical buttons na lang. Nasa screen kasi.

  9. Khybersite says:

    available po ba yung single sim lang sa market?

  10. Baldo says:

    please,,, i want to play clash of clans in my lumia please install it in the upcoming update

    please

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