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Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing

A Nokia Lumia 630 was just delivered, so it’s time for an unboxing! The Lumia 630 will be available in stores starting next month for $159 for the single-SIM version and $169 for the dual-SIM version. How does the packaging look and what’s inside? Let’s take a look.

Head past the break to watch our Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing video.

Nokia Lumia 630 package contents:

  • Nokia Lumia 630 smartphone
  • Charger
  • Quick Guide

The charger that comes with the Nokia Lumia 630 does not split, so you won’t get a detachable micro-USB cable.

The Lumia 630’s box looks different from previous Lumia releases. It appears flatter. Instead of blue found on previous Lumia devices, the packaging is mostly white.

Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing

The Nokia Lumia 630 features a 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution. It runs on a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a microSD slot behind the back cover for expandable storage. Two things worth noting is that the Lumia 630 does not have camera flash and it only has 512MB RAM. This means apps or games that require at least 1 GB RAM cannot be installed.

The Nokia Lumia 630 runs Windows Phone 8.1, which we have thoroughly reviewed over here. You have access to Cortana, Action and Notification Center, Start background, updated Windows Phone Store and more.  

The Lumia 630 will initially be available in Asia, Russia, China, India and Europe. The United States can look forward to this device in July. There will also be a slight variant called the Lumia 635, which includes 4G/LTE connectivity that the Lumia 630 doesn’t have.

We’ll have a full review of the Nokia Lumia 630 very soon. In the meantime, let us know if this is a Windows Phone device that you are looking forward to.

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rain620 says:

We hoped so much for a 630, but this is such a let down.

tkdmacgeek says:

Seriously?  New Lumias give me a boner!

tbonenga says:

Dude..obviously you've got low standards ;)

tkdmacgeek says:

the 630 sucks, the box got my poppin'  lol  Don't tell my 1020 or she'll get jealous!

rodan01 says:

This phone is for the low end, the specs are great for the intended target. It has much better hardware than the Lumia 520 for just $20-$30 extra. The 630 will be a hit.

Aren Clegg says:

It doesnt have much better specs than the 521 or 520. It has a better screen and that's about it. Even the s4 chip in the 520/521 are better cpus than the s400 in the 630.

kullkid92x says:

I agree that this as a 620 successor sucks, but hold your horses. The CPU in this 630 is much better than the CPU inside the 520. Not only does this have 4 cores compared to 2 of the 520. each core tops out at 1.2GHz not 1.0GHz

Also these are brand new A7's the successor to the Cortex A8.

I believe the CPU has a higher CPU cache as well.

MrA2Z says:

An average user does not look at CPU numbers but s/he is more concerned about flash and extra storage. Sometimes they look at the RAM as well. They will move from 520 to 630 if there would have been something more not just CPU which would be useless anyway.

Guys if you see the last year lumias, you will notice that 620 was shadowed by 520 and 720 and 820 suffered similar shadowing because of their almost identical specs., what I see this time around Nokia is taking care of that aspect of sales, hence they have removed the flash and front facing camera in Lumia 630 so probable buyer would consider complete package of higher end Lumias like 730 or 830

JoneKone says:

Yep, I kinda agree with this. Would seem Nokia is stepping the portfolio down one notch. So 630 is kinda old 520 and 730 will be new 620 etc. This would make sence considering they now have offerings in 1XXX series and that they probably will try to make the next 520 even cheaper.... maybe?

It is meant to be the 520 successor not 620 ;)

BlackGoku says:

this is just the other side of 525.Another let down.Just like the 525 which has 1 gb ram but a poor processor hence laggy gameplay the same will be true for this phone.In the leaks i heard this phone was to have 1 gb ram and if it did then this phone would have beaten 520.But now there is no chance and 520 will remain the best low budget windows phone.Bah!Still there is hope for such a phone in future.

DDReaper says:

For the same price you can get a HD720p screen, 1GB of ram on Android with of course camera flash. The 630 is a let down. I don't understand why it has 512MB of ram when even the 525 has 1GB

gamerhandz says:

And then you get a low end Android which lasts you about 3 months before the cache eats your memory and you have to factory reset, your processor/screen/memory/all of the above burn out and youve got to get a replacement, etc. I own an android, but below $299 there isn't one I'd recommend to anyone. 

chidoro42 says:

Moto g. That alone stifles your anecdote. This phone should have come with 1 gig. That one design decision, hurts this phone's potential
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4look4rd says:

They aren't great. 512MB of RAM is a disgrace, at this price point I would rather get a Moto G

My $170 Lumia 920 has better specs than most Lumias to-date.

fdalbor says:

You can get a 520 for 59.99$, and the 630 is 159.99$ hardly 20-30 extra. Don't think its 100$ better by a long shot. Lets see how long it stays at that price. If it don't sell and it just might not they are going to have to reduce it to the 100$ range. The original 620 is a much better phone.

PoohGQ says:

LOL..! Reminds me of those celebrities that leave their model girlfriend/wife at home.. and get caught by cops with a street hooker!!

rain620 says:

It's beautiful, true. But that's just it.

rambo47 says:

New HIGH END Lumias give boners. The 630 with it's 512 MB of RAM and no flash leave me flacid. 

AriesDog says:

Agreed. Thought even the new 500 series phones were getting 1GB of RAM.

rain620 says:

I hope the 730 and 830 won't fail us.

kris_s1998 says:

does it have windows phone 8.1 pre-installed? and how come when at the moment mirosoft have only released the preview for developers?

k0de says:

Agree. Why no flash?

DJCBS says:

The 630 is a successor to the 520 and not the 620. The problem is that the 620 was such a great phone that it should have been called 720 instead. So now the 630 succeeds the 520 and the 530 will be placed at an even lower price point than this.

rain620 says:

This. The 620 is underrated and undeserving of this sucksessor.

Judas20 says:

The 525 has 1GB ram, so how can the 630 be a successor to the 520? Also the 520 has a higher pixel density and a guess what the 520's cpu is superior to that of the 630

DJCBS says:

The 525 is scarcely available. At any rate, it's Nokia that said this was a successor to the 520. And it is in terms of hardware. Because one thing is sure: This isn't a successor to the 620.

MikeSo says:

Yeah. I was waiting for this one to replace my 521. Turns out it's just a CPU upgrade and nothing else. Very disappointing.

rain620 says:

Now imagine the 530, if this is the 630, how much crippled the 530 be?

Kumar Gaurav says:

there is no 530...630 is the new low end model

jpal12 says:

Lumia 530: Snapdragon 8612 (4x1.2GHz), 512MB RAM, 4 GB storage, 4" 854x480.

herbertsnow says:

It has a bigger screen.

Aren Clegg says:

It has a better screen, but the processor in the 521 is better than the 630.

jpal12 says:

No, the lumia 520 had a Snapdragon MSM8227 which is a dual core krait 200 at 1.0 GHz, and the lumia 635 has a Snapdragon 8926, which is a quad core cortex a7 at 1.2 GHz, with support for LPDDR3 RAM and LTE. The lumia 630/635 should be 1.4x as fast as the lumia 520, and it has LPDDR3, which is faster than LPDDR2. And, it costs less. When the lumia 520 was announced, it cost $180, but now costs less than $100.

DJCBS says:

But what they presented as the 930 was even worse, IMO.

Hemlocke says:

No Glance comes to mind right away. 

herbertsnow says:

Is Glance screen for people too lazy to turn on their phones?

DalekSnare says:

Is the phone for people too lazy to walk home and use their landline and computer? Tech is supposed to make things easier.

Glance turns a wirelessly charging phone into a desk clock with notifications instead of a paperweight.

herbertsnow says:

Can't you just buy a desk clock? Next you'll want it to bake you erotic cakes.

Daniel Meek says:

THIS! I have my phone propped up on a stand with a wireless charger behind it. At home or work I can see who is calling/texting/emailing me without having to rummage around for the phone. Not having this feature is hardly a deal-killer, but it is certainly a disappointment... and the reasoning for not doing it because it was difficult to find 5" displays that support the feature when at least 2 Android devices are coming out with 5" screens and their own version of this feature starts to sound like a bad excuse for cutting corners and/or bad design.

asoyemi says:

The reason is not because it s a 5" that could not suport this feature, The problem with the Nokia Icon/930 and running Glance comes down to the display type. No, it’s not the AMOLED technology (the Lumia 928 proves otherwise) and it’s obviously not the 1080P resolution (the Lumia 1520 attests to that) but rather it’s the type of AMOLED screen used. More to the point, the screen used on the Lumia Icon/930 lacks ‘display memory’.. Please see article here: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-930-does-not-have-glance-heres-why&sa=U&ei=IDlZU4qnLcqx8AHtjYD4Dw&ved=0CAYQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNFEYK2bpP_7tikmk3u4wQaXUyGzSA

Sobr0801 says:

Love glance. The 1030 better have it.

PaulKinslow1 says:

Hemlocke, The IPS display on the 630 would seem to indicate no glance screen also.

jpal12 says:

No, the only phones without glance are the lumia 520/521 and the lumia icon/930.

chad08er says:

Come on people!This is budget phone at 160.This a good starter phone for someone new to WP or a newbie to smartphones or people on fixed incomes.My mom has a 520 and loves it.All she does is makes phone calls and a few texts a week and has a couple of poker games she plays.This isn't made for hardcore users.

Tips_y says:

You get the prize for hitting the nail right on the head!

Aren Clegg says:

Actually yes and no. I can watch Netflix, play MOST games, and do pretty much what most top end phones can do. The camera is decent, but no 41mp camera. Doesn't have flash, but I don't take many pics without lighting. Im not really missing a front facing camera or NFC. Now that I can move all my apps to an SD card the 8gigs of space isn't really and issue. Ive got a bunch of games and music on my phone I like to play. The only thing I really wish it had was 1gb of ram and maybe a bigger screen. Yea', it might be a budget phone, but there's a lot it can really do. And it doesn't have glance, but that's not really a big lost. We've got wifi calling and double tap which are cool features.

BlackGoku says:

Same for me bro!I don't want a high end phone when i can play manyo decent games besides i only just pass around time with my phone and the gaming is taken care by my pc.But only if this 630 had 1 gb ram!

DJCBS says:

Well, let us think:
The 930 is supposed to be the flagship. Yet it's nothing but the Icon. Which is a phone that's dated from September 2013...to be released in June 2014. How does that reflect? Well, it starts with the hardware. Yes, the SD800 is a great chip and there's not that much difference for the SD801. However, every single 2014 flagship is coming with the 801. It matters in the sense that people will compare numbers.

Then lets talk microSD. One of the big features of WP8.1 is the ability to install apps directly on a microSD card. One would think the flagship would bring a microSD to allow people who pay premium prices to take advantage of the new features. But no.

At the same time Google has f*cked this capability up on Android, it's stupid to not capitalize on that. Now you have an OS that allows that - Windows Phone - but no flagship with microSD cards; or an OS - Android - that removed that but where EVERY flagship has a microSD slot.

And then there's also the screen of the 930 which, because it's cheaper than the 920, removes the capability of using Glance (something a lot of people like).

MikeSo says:

Good points.

Ed Boland says:

Of course they have a flagship with SDcard support... It's called the 1520.

chad08er says:

WP 8.1 just came out,so some flagship phones will have SD card support going foward just like the new Samsung Ativ SE.

jpal12 says:

The ativ se is made by Samsung. It is not even as good as a Lumia 520.

chad08er says:

Lol!Good one,but the 520 doesn't come close to what the Ativ SE has to offer.

DJCBS says:

The 1520 isn't a flagship. It's a phablet which is a niche device. It's a good phone but not a flagship (just like Samsung's flagship is the S5 and not the Note 3)

chad08er says:

Good phone but not a flagship?Wow!Spec wise nothing comes close.5 to 6 inch phones are the norm now,nothing niche about the 1520.

DJCBS says:

Phablets ARE niche phones, whether you like it or not. They are not at all the most popular phones on any OEM. Not even on Samsung.
A flagship is the best phone the brand has to offer to the general public without going into very nice things like monstrous sizes or high megapixel cameras. That's why until the 930, Nokia's flagship remained the 920. And if it were up to me, the 930 wouldn't be considered a successor to the 920 but only a refreshment.

chad08er says:

You have a one track mine buddy! All you do is come on here and complain about every single article that WPC posts about Apps,Nokia,Microsoft or other OEMs they work with.So the Samsung Galaxy S5 at 5.1 is prefect?lol.The Note is second in sales with over 30 million units sold for Samsung.I've seen posts you have done over the past year. So I can set here till I'm blue in the face talking to you,but you will come up with another reason with what Microsoft and Nokia are doing wrong and how you would of handled it.

gamerhandz says:

>Phablets are niche phones

 

Tell that to the Galaxy Note 3, its probably the best selling phone of Q4 2013 other than the iPhone

Mishael4248 says:

Both are flagships. S series are regular smartphone flagships and Note series are phablet flagships. They release two flagship a year, just like almost every big name.

Samsung, HTC  and Nokia release their smartphone flagships on the first half of the year, then they release their phablet flagships on the second half; only LG go another way, phablet for the first half and smartphone for the second half. Sony is the insane one here, they release 3 - 4 flagship a year, 2 smartphone and one phablet.

DJCBS says:

Nokia doesn't have a schedule anymore. Their flagships used to be presented in September. This one was in February.

As for Sony, they do 6 month cycles for their flagships instead of yearly, which is why they release 2 a year.

Ed Boland says:

It is at the AT&T store.. Besides, who said a "flagship" had to have SD card support anyway? 920 and 1020 anyone? Those were flagships at the time and we all accepted them without SD card support. Who needed it with 32GB and countless cloud storage?

chad08er says:

Loved my 920,but could not resist the 1520 after checking one out at AT&T.Walked out with one in my hand and have to say it was a damn good discussion :)

DJCBS says:

1 - at the time of their release, microSD wasn't standard in all the flagship phones as it is in 2014;
2 - at the time of their release, WP didn't support saving apps and respective data to the microSD card.
3 - Cloud storage is useless. Not everyone is always connected and even if we were, we still couldn't install apps on the cloud.
4 - limited internal storage has been a problem for quite some time now.

pallentx says:

Has an iPhone ever supported SD cards?

chad08er says:

Yeah,and it has always been ripped for not having SD card support.

gamerhandz says:

Other than the S5/Note 3 and the M8 (which barely supports SD, my HTC rep says they only take class 10 cards properly) no flagship since their predecessor has supported SD cards in the US

pallentx says:

IMO, a flagship should come with enough storage to not need an SD card.

davidbeahero says:

The HTC one doesn't have micro SD slot and it is a flagship.

DJCBS says:

Oh yes it does. Unless you never heard of the HTC One M8 which is the new flagship for 2014. Last years HTC One (M7) didn't but the M8 has it.

jpal12 says:

I blame verizon, if they had not delayed the icon by 6 months, nokia would have made a 2014 flagship, instead of rebranding a 92x series phone.

brmiller1976 says:

All excellent points, which is why it's a good thing that the masters at Microsoft are taking over from the jokers at Nokia, right?

Finally, we'll see an end to carrier exclusives, lack of expandability, a ridiculous plethora of slightly different devices, etc.

Now you have an OS that allows that - Windows Phone - but no flagship with microSD cards

The ATIV SE called... it's a high-end device with a nice, ready-to-go microSD card slot.

nadr_xd says:

Lumia 930 is a Flagship device like the Lumia Icon.
But Lumia Icon isn't available globally whereas Lumia 930 will be,
so Lumia 930 is a global version of Icon

because THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT OF U.S TOO!!

wpgeek820 says:

It'll still sell. Mark my words. People will love it.

kenzibit says:

Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz??? I don't understand but I thought Snapdragon 400 has 2 chips so supports dual core to the maximum. Can someone please enlighten me on this.

jpal12 says:

The two core versionsof snapdragon 400 are the 8x30, the 8x30AA, and the 8x30AB. The 8x26 has four weaker cores.

kenzibit says:

Ooh Ok, I get it now. Thanks.

Not exactly a let down. But 512 megs with a quad core snapdragon??? That's just plain confusing! I mean what the hell will one even use all that processing power for? No intensive apps will run on it anyways!

Lipe13 says:

The 630 looks very pretty. I liked the virtual onscreen buttons too.

asylumxl says:

Does it have Nokia Cyan firmware or Black?

Lipe13 says:

We are gonna know for sure once we get an in-depth review of the device. I don't think it will take long ^^

Ma Rio says:

The video shows it runs normal 8.1, not Lumia Cyan.

SwimSwim says:

Seeing as Cyan is shipping with the device, and Cyan is required for Sensor Core, this /does/ have Cyan.

Nik Rolls says:

Nope, nothing in the video indicates non-Cyan firmware. Nokia would never ship with vanilla firmware, because they need to provide their own drivers for the new Bluetooth and NFC features.

Tips_y says:

Can you share how you can tell it does not have Cyan just from watching the short unboxing video?!!

Ma Rio says:

Look at 2:00 at the video. There isn't any title like there was before (Lumia Black, Amber etc). So I took a guess it's running the "preview".

chad08er says:

It will ship with 8.1

Aren Clegg says:

It woudn't be under a tile. You find Nokia's firmware under -> settings -> extra + info. Which he doesn't go to in the video. He goes to about. I did notice something in settings my phone doesn't have. Navigation bar and motion data. Are these some new Cyan features?

mikosoft says:

Navigation bar = onscreen buttons, it's WP8.1 built in feature. But motion data could be Nokia's own Sensor core. That could indicate that the firmware indeed is Cyan.

Aren Clegg says:

Windows Phone 8.1 is the OS. Lumina Cyan is firmware. This should be running Lumina Cyan firmware if it's running Windows Phone 8.1 from the factory.

paulheu says:

It runs the beta for Cyan called 'Cherry Blossom Pink' as seen HERE

 

Loving the new packaging!!!!

rain620 says:

Sir, I gather you're the one who approved that. Nice choice!

Lipe13 says:

I also like the new packaging. Seems a lot easier to store.

Skunkwurx says:

Same shape as surface box with the slanted end

jojoe42 says:

Does it have the Nokia Cyan Update? Any changes we know of other than the ol' camera improvements on the 630?

SwimSwim says:

Of course it has Cyan. Features include Sensor Core, amongst other things. Hopefully we get a complete list soon.

Aren Clegg says:

if you watch the video around 2:00 there's two things in the settings menu my nokia don't have. Navigation bar and motion data. Could be new fearures.

HM02 says:

What a waste of a processor though. They should've used the quad-core on other flagship lumias. Like the 1020 or even the 920, 928. Not an entry-level phone.

jojoe42 says:

According to others the s400 is actually less powerful than the s4 plus in the 920, 1020 and such. But the extra cores allow it to do other fancier things faster like sensorcore and always-on listening

Deaconclgi says:

Exactly. The Adreno 305 GPU is weaker than the Adreno 220 in the 920 family.

AV2RY says:

Damn I thought the title said ...930)

Is this Lumia worth for leaving my 720?

I think so too, the RAM is just... Nope.

Blocks9 says:

Absolutely not!

NIST says:

Disappointing.

I_m_Snah says:

Honestly no. Wait for Lumia 730. It should be the "real" successors of 620 and 720. ;)

grininja says:

No way. And I'm not talking about the similar specs. But the beautifulness of Lumia 720. ;)

jpal12 says:

No, you should wait for a lumia 730 or 830.

Neo Nuke says:

Looks pretty bad in black. Severely crippled device. No FFC, no rear flash, and only 512 MB of RAM when 1 GB is affordable and standard. I know windows phone is great on resources, but a lot of our apps are not so much

asylumxl says:

I don't see any real advantage this has over a 520 to be honest.

Ma Rio says:

Dual SIM. Its for business people...

asylumxl says:

No business person I know uses dual Sims. And they particularly do not use cheap prepaid handsets.

Neo Nuke says:

Better processor , it is quad core and allows for better battery

Why you'd choose CPU over RAM is beyond me.

keevre says:

Common sense, apps deppend much more on processor speed than on RAM, and WP 8.1 is supposed to be 512MB friendly. The only letdown IMO is no ambient light sensor. I am still considering buying it when the prices drop.

 

herbertsnow says:

I prefer CPU over RAM. Since I don't play games on my 520, I could care less about how much RAM it has.

shadow118 says:

*couldn't care less

Aren Clegg says:

there isn't a lot of games or  apps that require 1gb of RAM. 

There will be moving forward, though. There's only so much time you can delay the inevitable for.

schlubadub says:

Funny you say that, because on almost every 2nd article there's always someone whining hysterically that the game/app is 1GB RAM only and that the developer is "lazy" when in reality it's because they made a poor purchasing decision.

Novron says:

I'd take it over a 520 for the screen alone.

luk3ja says:

My opinion is that they are ditching the 5XX series. This has a muchhhhh better screen than the 520 and it has less expensive components so we could see the price drop to around $50 soon! The price will be the deciding factor of whether the 630 will be a success or not

jpal12 says:

It has speed, design, screen, and LTE over a 520. The first thing I noticed was how much faster it was than my 521.

weetigo says:

LIke the new packaging.  Can't wait to order one. Please have north american 3G bands!

TechFreak1 says:

Just 512mb of ram??? That's a let down...

Aren Clegg says:

Not much better than my 521.

DJCBS says:

The new box design is simply atrocious.

I hope they bring back the normal blue boxes for Europe and that these are just the American edition packings.

aitt says:

This has nothing to do with the "US" as we will be getting LTE 635 variant as explained in this article.

DJCBS says:

Well the reason I said US is because we don't use those plugs in Europe. Also, the article says "The United States can look forward to this device in July. There will also be a slight variant called the Lumia 635, which includes 4G/LTE connectivity that the Lumia 630 doesn’t have."

 

So yeah, I maintain, I hope this is a box only for the US market.

aitt says:

Fair enough.  Kinda misread that on my part and didn't see the plug.

Tips_y says:

That plug is also used in several countries in Asia so the phone in the video could also be intended for this part of the world. And I actually like the box and the white color.

Nylonic says:

Right because oh I say 30 seconds after I have the phone out of the packaging, all I really care about is the stupid box.

DJCBS says:

The box is the only thing we didn't know about this device already. And it's horrible.

And yes, some of us care about the product as a whole, not only the phone itself.

rianext says:

Agree with you...love their standard blue box...this one just sucks... I get the feeling that this shitty design is to save them money where they can...

Tips_y says:

I like the box. But that's beside the point to the entry level market this phone is intended for. As long as it's affordable and works well, the people who would buy them over here in Asia couldn't care less how the box looks like.

NHUK says:

Are you saying you would base your purchase decision partly on the box it comes in?, am I the only one that thinks that's a bit odd?

kevC4D says:

I really wish these phones had at least 8mb cameras. I've got a 920 which i love, but the battery isn't as great as it was when it first cameout. But to go down to a 5mb seams too backwards. Hopefully they come out with some bigger megapixel cams.

SwimSwim says:

Well seeing the 6XX series is meant to be of a lower tier than the 9XX series....

DJCBS says:

8mb and 5mb cameras? Is that the new "MegaBixel"? HTC, is that you? ;P
 

Almost died laughing :D

Micah Dawson says:

I love the new packaging.

steve_w_7 says:

Not interested.

tbonenga says:

Very unhappy Tmobile customer. I need a solid W8 phone to ditch my Note 3 for. A 1525 would do the trick.

myrandex says:

The 925 is solid, but that 1520 that was posted earlier as TMo compatible is sexy!

DarwinPurol says:

Would this be locked to provider or this price is for unlock?

rain620 says:

If this is the 630, how much disappointed will we be for the 530? If there's any.

SwimSwim says:

So how well does this run with optimized firmware? Especially in regards to battery life.

Also, could we get a full list of new features in Nokia Cyan?

TLRtheory says:

Why step down to 512MB again after the Lumia 525? Don't the low-enders have enough punishment?

meddyrainzo says:

512MB? This is a huge disappointment

cheyne young says:

Quadcore processor, but 512mb ram??? Serious? Laughable.

Chef316 says:

Always like Mark's outdoor reviews

Clesanbar says:

Who in their right mind would approve such (excuse my language) shitty phone. I mean come on, 854*480, 512 Mb of RAM, no flash, no 4G (I know its on the 635) and 5 mp camera? What is this, 2009? No wonder Microsoft bought Nokia's devices unit, to avoid releasing such bad phones and damaging the windows phone ecosystem and reputation even more.

DJCBS says:

lol

Yeah, because Microsoft is always ahead of the game with their hardware like the Xbox isn't it? Oh wait...

Nik Rolls says:

It's not just the hardware, it's what you do with it that counts ;-)

DJCBS says:

Which could be said about this 630 as well ;)

aitt says:

The same people who approve such a Nokia X phone perhaps?

luk3ja says:

Why are you moaning? This is a super cheap phone, the price will drop to around $50 before you know it. If you want better hardware then you pay more. The 630 is perfectly fine for the first time smartphone buyer

Actually that only counts for the US, in other regions (were WP has more presence like latin America) this phone will be getting the same price as the Moto g (I mean that the price will increase), and trust me, Moto g is a way better phone than the shitty 520 and now this shitty 630. So this is a total bad move for Nokia (soon Microsoft). I never recommended the 520 to anyone, not because I hate WP (actually I love it), but that phone just give to WP a bad reputation. And now the mistake gets repeated with this phone that even when is an entry phone, it's worst than its competitors.

I tough that they have learned the lesson with the 525 and its 1 GB of ram. But with this, I just don't know. I really, really hope that the 730 at least have a 720p screen and 1 GB of ram, or else...

Abrar Shaikh says:

What are you talking? 520 is the phone which has taken WP to the masses.

Ian Hanson says:

Windows phone is so efficient that 512MB of RAM actually is pretty decent.  It's not ideal, and I'd personally prefer 1GB, but as a basic smartphone it works well, which is all it has to do since it's a basic, affordable phone.  I personally think the user experience is much more important than any spec sheet.  There are Android phones with 1GB of RAM that absolutely blow because Android demands high specs. 

It's a low-end phone for the love of God. You can buy L930 or L1520 if you want high end device from 2013/14. It's phone for poor people, probably will be sold lot better in India than US.

mildor says:

Not even headphones?!!!!

This is bad... no camera button, no flash, no frontal camera, no NFC, no capacitive buttons(which means less screen), no super sensitive screen, only 512 of ram... (and maybe no ambient light and proximity sensor)...

So no... de design is pretty good, and the screen looks very good too... but I won't buy it... it just lost SO much in the process, compared with 620... 

rain620 says:

#JusticeFor620

NewTincho says:

Future Nokia phones will come alone in bags! Remember the N8 with good headphones with player buttons, hdmi and USB on the go cable, USB cable, charger, full guide, etc. Miss the old quality days..

Deaconclgi says:

I still have my N8 and the box and all that stuff but let's be honest, the N8 wasn't a $170 device and it was purposefully built with the camera in mind and pushed those features and cables.

this isnt the 620 successor, the 620 succesor will probably be the 730, they are changing tiers,

630 = 520 succesor

530 = even lower end than the 630

730 = 620 succesor

AndyM72 says:

I doubt there will be a 530. I expect Microsoft (lets face it, it's only hours to go) will trim down the number of models. I'm expecting only one model between the 630/635 and the 930 (if it will be an 8xx or a 7xx I don't know).

mildor says:

Yes, 5 models is a lot... it will be fine just 3... 630, 730, and 930... and that's all... also, in the future with microsoft under control, there will probably be just 640, 740 and surface phone...

chad08er says:

Hopefully on screen buttons come to other WPs.

poddie says:

Ugh. Hope not. To be fair, I could probably get used to them if they were spaced further below the screen. But placed where they are they're horrible.

IamJonso says:

Totally agree. The bottom bezel is hideous

nizzon says:

I will never buy a Lumia with those damn crooked eye looking on screen buttons. They need to get that fixed.

myrandex says:

FFC, 1GB of memory, and Qi and now we're talking. Also what an odd resolution...

poddie says:

It's extra vertical resolution for the onscreen buttons.

MikeSo says:

What i want to know is:

Does this have the same WP8.1 version that we downloaded? Would be nice to end this "Dev preview is beta!" debate...

aitt says:

Would as much issues as people have been having, you would better hope it's not the final release.

MikeSo says:

I think a few vocal people have a few specific issues. I don't think the release overall is problematic.

poddie says:

Only problem I've had is a single random reboot.

rorrr says:

I've had my 925 shut down on me almost every day and it won't turn back on unless I hold power + volume down for 15 seconds. this usually happens when I'm listening to music. the battery life has been reduced by about 40% and the phone becomes alarmingly hot when using data.

...only issue my 925 has is a 6% battery drain per hour.. which is up from 3% something dun goofed in your update

goldenpipes says:

512mb is just ridiculous

pcmeditech says:

No flash, 512mb, no thanks!

mildor says:

no camera button, no flash, no frontal camera, no NFC, no capacitive buttons(which means less screen), no super sensitive screen, only 512 of ram... (and maybe no ambient light and proximity sensor)...

luk3ja says:

Wrong, you get the same amount of screen because they made the screen taller so you don't lose even a pixel of screen space AND you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to show and hide the buttons so you'll actually get more screen space

mildor says:

I still need capacitive buttons, looks a lot better, just look at all high-end smartphones (galaxy s5, iphone 5s, lumia 930), they all have still buttons

merchan says:

You said it all. High-end. It seems you just forgot that the Lumia 630 is not high-end.

mildor says:

No, but it also means that buttons on screen are not a great idea for design or even practicity... I personally dislike the feature

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