Nokia, now a Microsoft group company, launched their first device in India after takeover by parent company. This phone is Nokia Lumia 630, first Dual SIM Nokia Lumia Windows Phone device in the world. The Nokia Lumia 630 comes with latest Windows Phone OS 8.1 which adds latest software features to this phone.
Lumia 630 in India will be launched in both single and dual SIM variants. The dual SIM variant hits the market on 16th May 2014 while the single SIM variant will be available around the end of May 2014 in India. In terns of design and form factor, this phone is fairly sleek at a 4.5 inch display size and mere 9.2mm thickness. In this post, we share with you specifications, price, features and a quick hands on video review.
Pricing And Availability
Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM model goes on sale on 16th May 2014 in India at a price of Rs. 11,500. The single SIM version will also be available by end of May 2014 at Rs. 10,500.
Specifications And Features
Nokia Lumia 630 is a compact smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8.1 OS. The detailed specifications are as below:
- 2G/ 3G Support
- Dual SIM, (single SIM model also available)
- Weight: 134 gm
- Dimensions: 129.5mm x 66.7 mm x 9.2 mm
- 4.5 inch IPS LCD with 480×854 display resolution
- Gorilla glass 3 protection
- 8 GB Internal Memory, MicroSD card support of up to 128 GB
- 512 MB RAM
- 1.2 GHz Quad core CPU by Qualcomm snapdragon 400
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 5 MP Rear camera with autofocus, No Flash, HD video recording support
- No rear camera
- Battery capacity of 1830 mAh
- Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi
- DLNA, A-GPS with GLONASS
Expert Analysis Of Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 630 is the first device in the Dual SIM option in Lumia series Windows Phone. This opens a new segment for Nokia which was earlier not accessible to Nokia. Dual SIM smartphones are fairly popular in India and make a large part of the smartphone sales in India. Lumia 630 not only helps Nokia sell more, but also gives consumers a choice to opt for a better built phone with simpler OS rather than selecting a dual SIM Android phone only (which was the only choice till then).
Nokia and Microsoft has worked out the Dual SIM features beautifully on the software side making things really simplified. They have worked on Calling and Messaging features software interface to keep things simple. Making it very easy to use, however the Lumia 630 is pretty basic when it comes to specs. We would love to see mid and high end Lumia phones with Dual SIM options too.
What We Like?
- Robust Build
- Windows 8.1 Software adds new features
- Dual SIM Support
- Software optimized for Dual SIM
- Smart Dual SIM call forwarding support
- Battery life
- Display quality
What Needs Improvements?
- NO Front camera – Letdown – No Selfies, no video chats
- Better display resolution would be appreciated
We need more Lumia devices with Dual SIM phones from Nokia as it will not only help consumers get more choice, buy also will help Nokia get a larger share of the the Dual SIM smartphone market.