The Nokia Lumia 630 is finally launched in India, and this Windows Phone device comes in Single SIM and Dual SIM variants. The latest Lumia smartphones in the Indian market, was launched today at an event and the pricing set for the Single SIM Lumia 630 is Rs. 10,500 while that for the Dual SIM one is Rs. 11,500. These smartphones were announced in April 2014, and these pack in some entry-level to mid-range specifications.
It was the first launch from Nokia in India after the acquisition of the company by Microsoft. For now, although, the name is still the same. The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first smartphone to run the Windows Phone 8.1 OS out of the box, and this is the reason why the phone would come with features which even the earlier high-end devices didn’t boast about.
A phone similar to this, the Nokia Lumia 635 was announced too at the same time, but the first to enter the market is the Lumia 630, and it comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA ClearBlack IPS display, given a protection by the Gorilla Glass 3 which would easily resist the scratching. The internal power in the smartphone is given by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which is quite decent and good enough to run the latest Windows Phone OS version, i.e. the Windows Phone 8.1. But again, the phone comes with just 512MB of RAM, which won’t allow heavy multitasking.
The internal storage in the phone is 8GB, while there is a MicroSD card slot to support the expansion of storage, by 128GB at max. One of the best features in Android OS was the ability to move the apps to the SD card using any app. The same type of feature “move apps to SD” is going to be seen in the Lumia 630, making it a good way for the users to install multiple apps and use the SD card storage for downloading them.
Just like the disappointment with the RAM, the camera doesn’t impress as we see just a single 5-megapixel rear shooter without any flash, and there is no front-facing camera too. The battery though, looks promising with the 1830 mAh capacity, which should provide a good usage time. The Dual-SIM variant will have the Smart Dual SIM feature that offers call waiting and call forwarding between the two SIM cards.
Just like in the Lumia 635, the phone will get 7GB cloud storage for free along with the Microsoft OneDrive app which should come pre-installed, and Microsoft Office, Action Center, Word Flow should all be a part of the new interface in the Windows Phone 8.1 OS. In addition to this, the Nokia Here Maps will be pre-installed.
It won’t be a surprise if Nokia soon comes up with a new device having almost the same specs, except for the upgraded RAM and inclusion of the front camera. For now, the Lumia 630 has entered a few markets such as Europe, Australia, Italy and Germany while in India, the availability is from May 16th. The Lumia 630 will be available in five color options, with the swappable shells on the back, if someone wants to change the colors and look. The color options include – Green, Red, Yellow, Black and White.