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Nokia Lumia 630/635 review: Bottom up

Nokia Lumia 630/635 review: Bottom up - read the full textOne of the first phones to launch straight to Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 630 is also the first to bring dual-SIM support to the platform. That said, we should note right at the start that we’re reviewing the regular, single-SIM version...


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> In reply to Aamir-ksa @ 2014-05-24 09:49 from J2Yi - click to readbuy lumia with high ram and front camera.

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  • 2014-05-25 05:31
  • fuaD

Good review!

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  • 2014-05-25 04:34
  • PR%B

The review mentioned the lack of Unified Inbox, what?
This has been part of Windows Phone since day one. I can't believe it has been removed.

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  • 2014-05-25 03:27
  • pr9@

I have no idea why they had to strip the two sensors, and why they made the retail package so poor... 512 mb RAM is not very future proof either...

It's been 2 years. I've been searching for a replacement for my old Nkoia 700 Belle FP2, but till now I haven't found one. This is saddening!

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  • 2014-05-25 03:25
  • t1$A

I can't wait to see what they have in the Lumia 530. It supposed to be the successor of the Lumia 520.

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  • 2014-05-24 23:54
  • kg3x

1) 512mb ram . processor is not important here
2) sd card are not slower than internal ( unless you buy class 2 i ntg to say )
3) no matter its good or not , got = got , dont have = dont have no need argue

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  • 2014-05-24 23:45
  • tV3K

Some you apparently missed the fact that 630 has a QUAD core cortex-A7 chip and 8 GB internal storage, yet Moto E has a dual-core A7 and just 4 GB storage.

P.S. Don't even mention the SD card. Even if you install your apps on the SD, there are still some app related files that are saved on the phone and cannot be moved. Those who install many apps know.

P.S.2. Also, SD cards are slower than the internal storage, no matter what.

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  • 2014-05-24 15:38
  • gAqs

How much does phone RAM cost (to the phone manufacturers)? Why limit the RAM to 512MB and then release "upgrades" with 1GB after 6 months? Should we wait for model '635'?
Gives the impression that corners have been unnecessarily and deliberately cut, and that the users are being short-changed. The debate of selecting between 630 & 525 is basically about "which part of the hardware are you willing to compromise?)
Surely not a good strategy for pushing WP8.1, specially when the makers of the market leader, Android, are offering much better hardware at rock bottom prices.
Microsoft should learn from the spectacular success of Motorola Mobility. If they do not respond to the market demands and offerings from their competition, it would be to their own peril.
Remember, Lumia520 worked because there was no serious competition. With the Moto-E around, it would be interesting to see the future sales figures of the L520.

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  • 2014-05-24 13:29
  • 2@xE

> In reply to Aamir-ksa @ 2014-05-24 09:53 from J2Yi - click to readNokia XL screen is not upto par with the lumia 630 and you get a fluid experience on WP 8.1 unlike android with 1 gig of ram. Also the 5mp shooter of 630 does very well in low light.

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  • 2014-05-24 12:24
  • v{N}

Microsoft & Nokia you makes windows phone 8 sucks ,
why Nokia XL have front camera & flash and more ram !! Still cheap price!!!!
Nokia Lumia 630 without front camera & flash & 512 ram high prices

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  • 2014-05-24 09:53
  • J2Yi

I can't understand Microsoft Nokia!! Windows phone 8 & 8.1 support 1gb ram ! Than why you not give 1gb !!!! Motorola Inly with two devices rocks , Moto G & Moto E
Nokia Lumia 520 was super hit device, but Nokia upgraded Nokia Lumia 525 only added 1gb , people want front camera flash ,

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  • 2014-05-24 09:49
  • J2Yi

no support for native 3G video call.
better get Symbian or Android.

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  • 2014-05-24 09:13
  • 6%C%

Lack of front camera and 512 RAM killed this phone...for 525 it was ok since it was low low budget phone 630 dead on arrival...RIP...

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  • 2014-05-24 07:01
  • m1cs

The Most Important things about this phone is its advanced Wp8.1 features which is first on Lumia630 for adective smartphone experience

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  • 2014-05-24 06:48
  • rJeU

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2014-05-23 20:34 from 6qD3 - click to readsure, OS plays a lot of part, but software can only do so much, it wouldn't hurt them a lot if they placed at least a gig of ram and a front facing camera, and bumped the price up by a bit; raw power is always important optimization can come at a later point...

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  • 2014-05-24 02:51
  • vp98

This phone should be a great success

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  • 2014-05-24 02:44
  • nqLj

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2014-05-23 20:34 from 6qD3 - click to readNo you're wrong buddy, not any, instead use some. Check out nexus 4 or Moto g. I believe L630 is smoother than galaxy s3 or any of those 2012 flagships.

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  • 2014-05-23 23:30
  • KAep

> In reply to AnandL520 @ 2014-05-23 21:31 from uvsq - click to readBut the fact is I'm getting an android with 1 GB of ram in less than the price what they've priced for a WP 512 Mb device.

Yeah the OS plays a major role here. But I feel like they should have put a gig of ram instead of 2013's 512 Mb. I still not care about flash and front camera.

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  • 2014-05-23 23:25
  • KAep

Sound quality tests please. You guys also forgot to update the 1020 for sound tests as well. If you wouldn't mind please a note to test the 630 with and without a amp.
Thanks I really appreciated how you guys mentioned the Note 3 was better sounding than the 1520 with headphones attached but the Nokia 1520 sounded better than the Note 3 through a amplified source. Any audiophile will carry at least a $250 plus amp at all times.
Looking to pick up a cheap phone after my note 3 passed. Willing to try windows 8.1 till note 4. Galaxy $ series is a joke. Note ftw.

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  • 2014-05-23 23:19
  • s1Ch

In this day and age, 512 RAM is rubbish for Windows and for Android. OK, windows is a more efficient OS than Android, but certainly not Blackberry. MS has improved Windows and no doubt will get better but please Nokia do not patronise the consumer with a lowly 512RAM that in no time will frustrate the consumer and work against you in the long run.

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  • 2014-05-23 22:56
  • ii6Z

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