- Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 512MB RAM
- 5MP Rear Camera
- 1430mAH Battery
- 4GB Internal Memory
Nokia is known for its complacent phones, the company had a down side but managed to pick up pace after its concordance with Microsoft. The Lumia series has been oriented with Microsoft’s, Windows operating system, and the rest, well the rest is a successful story for Nokia for making a strategic and ostentatious comeback. Nokia has recently announced the launch of yet another Lumia phone that is going to go easy on your pocket and its features are going to illuminate happiness. The Lumia 530 (also known as Nokia Lumia 530 RM-1017) was announced in July (2014) and is released in August (2014). This phone carry a few interesting features for budget conscious people.
After hitting the jackpot with the budget smartphone, Lumia 520. Nokia is geared up for yet another Windows Phone handset that is anticipated to carry a low price tag and carry out unbelievably exciting features. But, that isn’t the end of the story, looks like Nokia is steadily carrying on the success story by launching the Lumia 530. With a good screen and with windows powering up the phone, there is very little chance of disappointment.
Design and Build Quality:
The Lumia 530 weighs around 129 grams and its dimensions are 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm (4.71 x 2.45 x 0.46 inches). Lumia 530 has a 4 inch 480 x 854 LCD display, which isn’t too bad for the size. The phone is going to have a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch, it does not mean that the screen is going to be very clear, but for its budget, it would certainly serve your purpose. The colors aren’t going to be as rich as one might expect, Nokia has stuck on to the bog standard LCD rather that opting for the IPS LCD. The phone’s display is as big as the iphone 5S, but they are 2 worlds apart. But the Lumia’s display is satisfyingly sharp. The phone has a TFT capacitative touch screen with 16 Million colors; it has Multi touch features as do the other Lumia phones.
The phone works on the Microsoft based Windows Phone OS 8.1, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset ready to snap a little fun. It has a Quad-core 1.2 Giga Hertz (GHZ) CPU and an Adreno 302 GPU (Graphic Processing Unit). The phone supports SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM, to jingle things up. The phone has been graced with an FM Radio and it has inbuilt GPS too (A-GPS, GLONASS). The phone does not support Java though. Nokia has also added an Accelerometer in the Lumia 530. The phone will be made available in cheerfully bright colors such as Bright Orange, Bright Green, White, Dark Grey (The brighter the better right?). A few more prominent features that come in the delightfully small Lumia 530 are; Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, 15 Giga Bites of free One Drive Storage, A Document Viewer,Voice memo, Voice dial, Voice command compatible and also, a Photo & Video Editor plus MP3/WAV/EAAC+/Wma Player.
Battery and Talk Time:
Nokia claims that the Li-ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J) would last up to 528 hours (on standby). Also talk time of about 13 hours and 20 minutes on 2G and up to 10 hours on 3G is available. And the battery would last for about 51 hours on music play.
Network and Connectivity:
The Nokia Lumia 530 supports 2G and 3G networks. The 2G Network works on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 bands, while the 3G network works on HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 Bands. It has GPRS support backed with EDGE (up to 236.8 kbps) and a WLAN Support (Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot). The phone has Bluetooth connectivity and it also supports a Micro USB (v2.0). The phone supports a Micro-Sim.
Camera and Multimedia:
Backed with just a primary 5MP (2592 x 1936 pixels) camera that has a ¼’ sensor size shoots decent quality photos and 480p videos @ 30fps. The phone also has Photo & Video Editor, and MP3/WAV/EAAC+/Wma Player. There is also a 3.5 mm standard jack in the phone. There is an internal Micro SD card slot that supports cards up to 128 GB, the phone has an inbuilt memory of 4GB with 512 MB RAM.
It is definitely worth the money you pay for. You could also choose a Dual Sim variant of the Nokia 530. This phone costs around Rs. 7200 (prices vary on different sites).
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