- Windows 8.1
- QuadCore Snapdragon
- Missing LED flash
- Missing Secondary camera
- No Ambient light sensor
Nokia Lumia 630 is the first and the only dual sim device in the Lumia family. It comes with Windows 8.1 out of the box and brings some really innovative features with it. Lumia 630 has been priced wisely and is expected to take the advantage of the void that exists between the Moto E and the G with respect to the price points.Hardware has also been updated with a newer faster ones
Design and Build:
Lumia 630 is built slightly different from the other Lumia brothers. It has a tapered look without the bold edges. The capacitive touch buttons have been pushed into the screen and will eat into the screen resolution. 630 is matt finish and imparted with a slightly rough texture. Volume rocker, power buttons and the dedicated camera button have a rubberized feel and offer a greater level of accessibility. The rear is plain yet solid and houses the usual camera lens and the Nokia logo engraved in the middle. The battery lid can be opened to access the dual sim slot. Bold colors have always been Lumias strong point and 630 is no different.
Lumia 630 is endowed with a 5MP camera. The camera sensor is capable of capturing detailed shots at multiple exposure level even in the absence of a HDR mode. The camera application of Windows 8.1 lets you take bursts shots and also allows you to switch to other lens mode with a single tap. The abscense of a secondary camera will be felt with the app market getting crowded with video chat applications. Nokia shouldnt have deprived consumers of a LED flash especially considering the price point. If you need those extra teeny tiny features like the Panaroma mode and cinemagraph you can always head over to the Nokia app section in the store and download them.
Lumia 630 plays host to a 4.5 inch IPS display unit which resolves into 480 x 854 pixels. Pixel intensity stands at a slightly lower 217ppi. The screen has good viewing angles and the clear black screen is extremely instrumental for people using phone outdoors. Display has an uncanny habit of picking up fingerprints and this can get annoying at times. The capacitive buttons pushed into the screen feel outlandish and are difficult to operate for people who have thick digits. Touch is extremely responsive and fluid.
Lumia 630 is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad core Snapdragon processor. This particular chipset is extremely agile and frugal at the same time. Adreno GPU runs the high end gaming titles without a fuss. Their are no framedrops and the gameplay is slick. Windows 8.1 is richer in graphics and the dual sim interface makes it a wee bit heavier than the previous versions yet the Snapdragon 400 manages to handle all the tasks thrown at it with a degree of exuberance. The only short coming is the 512MB RAM which doesn't run some of the non optimized gaming titles.
Power On It:
Removable 1830 mAh battery provides enough juice to run the 4.3 inch Lumia 630 for a complete day with mixed usage. The phone starts getting slightly heated up and if you run high end titles like the Asphalt then the battery drain is a little bit faster as with any other phones.
Lumia 630 is a very good budget Windows phone and the preloaded 8.1 with the notification center and the improvised UI make it a tempting buy. Quad core Qualcomm 400 leaves no stones unturned when it comes to performance and handling extreme multitasking. The 512MB RAM is a bit of a letdown but on the other hand the very fact that Microsoft are working to optimize all the games for the 512MB Windows phone. Solid and bold design makes it easier to make statements and stand apart from the crowd of Samsung.