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Nokia Lumia 630

The Nokia Lumia 630, with its lean hardware and simple design is probably one of the more underrated smartphones of today. Nokia’s attempt to keep up with the global smartphone market has proven to be a good move and so far, the Nokia Lumia 630 has one-upped its predecessor. Let’s look at some reasons why the Nokia Lumia 630 could be the budget phone for you. Read more below.

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Simple, budget smartphone, yet smart – Nokia Lumia 630

The Nokia Lumia 630 is simple and understated looks wise. This nifty smartphone may not be all that flashy, but you’ll find it appealing. The design is nothing to shout about, with its metal frame and front glass finish. But unlike other smartphones, the back cover is easy to remove to access the battery pack and sim card. Curved edges on the metal sides mean that you won’t hurt your hands when gripping the phone for long periods. The phone’s weight is evenly distributed. It feels good in your hands. The 5MP rear camera with 1/4” sensor size comes with a built-in LED flash with autofocus feature. Although the device doesn’t come with a front camera, the rear camera works fine taking photos

Clarity and function

When it comes to the display, Nokia opted for the 720p AMOLED display whereby the colour is vivid and contrast is amazing. Screen size comes in at 4.5 inches and images look crisp on the HD display. Viewing angles are good, without distortion no matter which angle you look from. With the Windows 10 operating system, the Nokia Lumia 630 features a functional user interface. If you aren’t too keen on a feature on the phone, chances are, you will find a setting to disable the feature. Icons are big and bright and switching between apps is a smooth process.

What’s underneath?

The Nokia Lumia 630 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with only 512MB of RAM. This may seem like a disadvantage, but Windows 10 makes the modest specs work well. Essential features such as updated Bluetooth, NFC and quick charge standards are all part of the phone’s attractiveness. Supporting all global networks and category 4 LTE speeds. Memory comes in at 8GB internal memory in the Nokia Lumia 630. Overall, the Nokia Lumia 630 passes with flying colours based on what’s underneath.

So, should you get the Nokia Lumia 630? The Nokia Lumia 630 may not be a flashy smartphone in terms of specs or looks, but as a budget smartphone that does the basics of everyday gadgets, the Nokia Lumia 630 is the perfect choice. So what are you waiting for? Get going on your price comparison with iprice’s latest features above.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2014-12-18
Very well priced; Performs well for R2 000 smartphoneA little flimsy; Side buttons ill placed
Unlike many entry level and mid-range smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 630 does not draw on any flagship heritage to entice users. Don't let that fool you however, as the Lumia 630 gets all the basics right at a wallet-friendly price, making it very enticing...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-02
Solid build and design, Interchangeable covers, Affordable, Decent performanceWindows Phone 8.1 still not fully featured
There have been quite a few developments in the Windows Phone space during 2014. The release of Windows Phone 8.1, for one, and of course the release of the Lumia 930, which is positioned to do battle with handsets like Apple's iPhone 6 and the Samsung Ga...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-02
We were already big fans of its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 620 , but the addition of Windows Phone 8.1 (WP8.1) easily elevates the Lumia 630 above almost every other Windows Phone currently available. WP8.1 is by far the best version of Microsoft's mobi...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-05
After a five day gap between the parts, I am happy to return and wrap up our comprehensive review of the Nokia Lumia 630. On October 31st, I talked mainly about the specifications of the device and is it a good option to choose between an Android phone of...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-13
Having had a brief peek into the design aspects of the Lumia 630 , It's only fair to take a look into the hardware that makes the phone tick. The Lumia 630 brings in many first for the Lumia series. It's the first dual SIM smartphone on the Windows Phone ...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-06
The Nokia Lumia 630 was launched with much fanfare by Microsoft, it was the first device to be launched under the new ownership, the first dual SIM device that is. The device was supposed to herald Microsoft's entry into the dual SIM category which is get...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
Great build quality. Removable battery. Interchangeable covers. Expandable storagePoor camera with no flash. Only 8GB of storage as standard. Large screen bezels
An update to the Lumia 620, the 630 is Nokia's latest sub-£100 handset and the first at any price to include Windows Phone 8.1 out-of-the-box. Along with a much-needed notifications centre and quick access to settings through a pull-down drawer (just like...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
We finally got hold of the not-so-new Nokia Lumia 630 which is the first device to run the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS. Available at a budget friendly price, the Lumia 630 has a lot to offer. Check it out in our full in-depth hands-on Nokia Lumia 630 review ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-25
Reliable and consistent performance, Acceptable camera performance, Lumia Cyan extras made a difference in Windows Phone, Great battery life, Excellent voice and data performanceDisplay resolution can be better, Windows Store still needs more quality and fun apps, Dual SIM functionality halfbaked and looks cheap
While the Android smartphone market has been recently dominated by cheap and powerful models from Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Windows Phone is the only smartphone OS that's facing less to almost no competition in its own category. Despite of that, ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-13
Good build quality, Affordable, DualSIMNo front camera, Slow WiFi connectivity
Nokia and their array of Windows Phone devices are slowly making an impression on the mobile market. This is due to the fact that Nokia are still looking to cater to everyone user-demographic possible. The Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the devices created to ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-11
But, keep in mind, no matter what device you own, if you tend to utilize a smartphone by playing games all day long or watching videos all day long, expect to see a reduction in battery life.Windows Phone 8.1 managed to flow smoothly on this device withou...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-05
The Nokia Lumia 630 is the new kid on the affordable phone market: a Windows Phone 8.1 device of very low price yet with a healthy screen size of 4.5 inches, the processor power of the quad-core Snapdragon 400, and nice enough design. With all this, ther...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-05
The Lumia 630 is the first smartphone to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 . This is a fairly major software update which includes many new features, although some such as Cortana won't be made available in the UK until much later this year. Here are 30 funny...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-04
Windows Phone has grown up a lot recently. The 8.1 update finally brought a notification center, plus the Siri-rivaling Cortana digital assistant. The Lumia 630 takes full advantage of the improvements: it's the first handset to feature on-screen Windows ...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-27
Microsoft recently revealed their Windows Phone 8.1 OS and to showcase its new features, two new devices were also unveiled. The Lumia 630 is placed on the lower-end of the price segment while and the Lumia 930 sits as their new hero product. I received t...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-26
With the introduction of the Lumia 630 and 635 models, we have our first look at the next generation of low cost Windows Phone devices, and the Lumia 630 is a phone with many firsts for this segment. It's the first phone launched with Windows Phone 8.1 fr...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-22
Affordable price, Dual SIM capability, Windows 8.1Lowres screen, Occasional performance issues, No 4G LTE support
Microsoft is still pushing Nokia towards making Windows Phone at par with current market trends currently dominated by iOS and Android. The initial launch of the Lumia smartphones were met with praise but didn't really quite take off. The current set of e...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-14
The first time we saw the Lumia 630 was at Build 2014 where Microsoft showcased Windows Phone 8.1 . Its 4.5-inch ClearBlack screen display is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor , 1,830mAh battery, 5MP rear camera ( no front facing), 8GB inter...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-13
It used to be the case - not all that long ago, in fact - that “low-cost” was synonymous with “low quality” in the smartphone space. Flooded with torrents of wretched, miserable Android devices, anyone looking for a really cheap smartphone ended up starin...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-12
The Lumia 630 is a milestone for the Nokia-Microsoft supergroup, as it marks the first handset to be released that runs the latest version of the Windows Phone software - Windows Phone 8.1.Windows Phone 8.1 brings with it a few new features, while the 630...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores



Display diagonal

11.4 cm (4.5")

Display resolution

854 x 480 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Touch technology


Touch screen type


Pixel density

221 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

Micro-USB B

USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


134 g


6.67 cm


9.2 mm


12.9 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,2100 MHz

Security algorithms



Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Internal RAM

512 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Main camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Zoom capability
Digital zoom


Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed




Battery capacity

1830 mAh

Talk time (2G)

16.4 h

Talk time (3G)

13.1 h

Standby time (3G)

600 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

9.4 h

Continuous audio playback time

58 h

Continuous video playback time

7 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Curved design


Operating system installed

Windows Phone

Operating system version


Subscription type

No subscription

Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list

Office support