Nokia Lumia 630 Review – Bang for your snap

Jun

28

2014

The Lumia 630 is the heir of the successful Lumia 520 and also the new Windows Phone manufacturer had to save. Especially the screen is the victim. With 4.5 “has a good size but not the brightness adjusts automatically, it looks dull and is beyond bad read. Moreover, the missing front camera for Skype and selfies., The phone feels sturdy, though there are other Lumia often better control Windows Phone 8.1 is running smoothly and much faster than the Lumia 520 on Windows Phone area is the Lumia 630 for people who have a cheap smartphone like the best choice.. on Android, the Lumia 630 with smartphones from Samsung, Huawei and Motorola especially stiff competition. The phone is not spectacular, but certainly above average for its price range.
Pros

Phone does firmly
Software feels smooth and quickly
Price is fine

Downsides

Screen out bad read
No automatic brightness
No front camera

Verdict
Tweakers zegt: bovengemiddeld

How do you come up with a successor to the incredibly successful device? The Lumia 520, then, the Finnish manufacturer Nokia became best-selling Windows device and insofar statistics, it is by far the best-selling Windows Phone ever. You’ll need no other iPhone or Galaxy S numbers of proposals; there are more than a few million a month.

The Lumia 630 seems to be no direct successor of the 520, which would indeed be called 530, but he has about the same price as the 520 at release. For that price you do get a phone with some extras, such as a sensor Core to include steps to count, a larger screen and a more powerful processor.

Lumia 630

We expect next year a lot more of these Windows Phones to see appear. Manufacturers can now take as Qualcomm design chipmakers base and release with minimal modifications and without having to pay money to Microsoft. That is cheaper than Windows Phones so far as possible, and manufacturers like Huawei will undoubtedly indenting.

Tweakers took this budget model briefly examined to see whether it could draw as the Lumia 520 And though he is not expensive, as many 630 buyers over the question. You get value for money?
Screen, design and hardware
Screen

Lumia 630

The screen of the Lumia 630 is an IPS LCD with a diagonal of 4.5 “and a resolution of 854×480 pixels, leading to 218 pixels per inch, which is nowadays called little. The screen of the Lumia 520 is slightly sharper, though not save much. With 4.5 “there is more space than previous budget models from Nokia, and the screen is the same size as that of more expensive models like the Lumia 925 and 1020, even though the resolution is much lower. In practice, pixels are indeed visible, but it’s not really bothersome.

The brightness of the screen shooting it short and quite well. On a summer day you can not read the screen out or nearly out, and that’s a shame, because it is something that Nokia’s often excel. Whatever is sloppy, that is at an angle, the source of the backlight is visible. The crazy thing is that under a low viewing angle contrast almost disappears and the screen looks dark, but it just is again brighter and more contrast at an extreme angle.

The screen is altogether bad. The contrast is moderate, so it looks a bit dull. The color reproduction is adequate, but all the colors are too light. The latter, however, is fine to live.
Design

The Lumia 630 really feels like a solid Nokia phone. On the front is a large glass plate, which houses the screen, while the back and sides are made from a single piece of plastic. The camera does very light, but that does not matter much. The black cover that we had turned slightly stiffer than the yellow and so is the unit with the black back better in the hand. Because of the few elements in the casing is a sleek design, although not luxurious feel.

The Lumia 630 is the first without a separate camera button. The rest of the buttons sit in the usual places. The buttons do not have a good feedback; both the black and the yellow cover makes pressing the buttons harder than you’d like.

For some reason, the more angular design of the 630 compared to other Lumia’s less good in the hand than the more rounded design of the previous generation. This is probably due to the corners, so the hand is further from the screen than with rounder devices.

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Hardware

The phone has a new Windows Phone Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226. That is a soc four Cortex A7 processor cores at 1.2 GHz and an Adreno 305 GPU, not a huge upgrade from dual-core version of the 520.

The memory is 512MB limit, but a lot of trouble you got there now no longer on Windows Phone, as many developers have their apps modified to work. Popular 520

Although the hardware is so good for its price range, Nokia has the necessary components simply omitted. So there is no proximity sensor to turn off while calls off the display. The switches are true, but does so in a different way. Also there is no light sensor, and thus no way to regulate. The screen brightness automatically The latter means that the extreme brightness setting as the Lumia 920 and 925 is not in the 630; required because a light sensor. Also missing the front camera, and there is no LED flash on the back. For photos that are not so problematic, but who does use his phone as a flashlight.

Lumia 630 Review

Next page 3. Software, battery life and camera Software, battery life and camera
Software

The Lumia 630 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 , the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. That is by no advantage over the previous generation’s Lumia; receiving via an over-the-air update all the same software version. That is not to say that they are just as fast. We put the 630 next to a Lumia 620, the same processor as the 520, to see how big the difference is almost the same software; The 620 runs Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, the Lumia 630 Cyan course with 8.1.
Phone Lumia 630 Lumia 620
Open-tweakers frontpage 4.67 seconds 4.76 seconds
Store Opening 2.11 seconds 3.20 seconds
Extras + Info window open 2.80 seconds 9.19 seconds
Here Drive + open 7.82 seconds 11.28 seconds

For all tasks that you fire on the phones, a simple operation to more complex cases, the Lumia 630 a stroke faster than the 620. This may be due to Lumia Cyan, but is probably also due to the powerful processor and more polished version of Windows Phone 8.1 on your device. It has to wait until Cyan true for the previous generation’s Lumia to measure the difference. Better

In addition to speed, there is also a nice touch, especially for the sports and fitness enthusiast. Sensor Core of the Snapdragon SOC is in the 630 and that means he optional input sensors may include, for example, tracking activities., Without a lot of the battery to ask This is off by default, but can be enabled by the user.

The 630 must Glimpse lack, as did the more expensive 930 Glimpse the Nokia feature that allows users without a button already see whether there are new notifications feature.; it copies the lock screen without wallpaper. Glimpse is called the Lumia 620.

This is the first Nokia Windows Phone with onscreen buttons. That is in some ways an improvement. Thus, to establish what color they are, and if you choose black, it is almost as if you have buttons below the screen and run them along with the interface. The downside is that you lose a little bit of the screen to the buttons. An additional, annoying point is the slide up the Action Center; tapping the home button and slide meets up from the bottom of the Action Screen can, but you can not combine them. The sweep must start exactly from the bottom of the Action Center and not on an onscreen button, a precision action that is almost impossible to implement. On devices without the onscreen buttons is not a problem; swipe up from the buttons on the screen, does work.

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Battery life

The battery of the Lumia 630 has a capacity of 1830mAh. That is on the tight side, but again, not very small. The charging time is according to our test is long: two and three quarter hours. That’s longer than smartphones with a larger battery, like the Nexus 5.

The battery life when watching video is disappointing. In our test, he comes to a little over six hours and almost all devices we’ve tested so far do better. The test which the phone will keep visiting sites, we could not run; Internet Explorer crashed with each test after a few hours, despite repeated attempts.

In standby mode, the Lumia 630 does better. He can be quite efficient and that is fine for people who use their device little he can last a few days. With heavy use, you will need to look up the socket. Before the end of the day
Camera

The 630 has an autofocus camera on the back, with a maximum resolution of five megapixels. The camera has not been provided with an LED flash, so pictures in low-light conditions you can actually forget.

Smartphones in this price range often have a mediocre camera and for that matter does the 630 above average. He can, under the right lighting conditions to shoot a great picture, but if it happens to be not well-lit, sunny day, the user will struggle to make a decent picture. However, the camera is fast enough to capture things and people and objects are identified, which may be sufficient for many.

Video recording at up to 720p resolution at 30fps. That puts lean against the 4K and full HD capabilities of more expensive smartphones, but it’s still not a bad resolution. Although Nokia is its optical image stabilization and microphones in expensive handsets good video capture, there is little to see in this budget unit back. Conclusion

A side effect of the rapid and faithful updates that Microsoft always offering Windows Phones is that devices of the previous generation, often sharply dropped in price, long remain attractive. The Lumia 520 is still some time in the shop and now costs under a hundred euros, the Lumia 630 is at the time of writing 135 euros.

Lumia 630

For that let’s say forty dollars more you get a faster phone, a much larger screen and some extra features. Those who do not care about, and want a Windows Phone, or even just a smartphone easy to operate, with a Lumia 520 still work very well. Incidentally, it is also worthwhile to mention the Lumia 635; which is exactly the same as the 630, but also supports 4G and costs about four bucks more.

Who makes the comparison with Android, you see that the Lumia 630 does have good competition. The Moto G, for example, Motorola will cost a little more, but an equally large screen with a higher resolution and a more pleasant in our eyes in obvious design. Both phones are fine advisable, though Motorola has skimped on fewer cases. Motorola Moto E with a competitive device, which currently cost around 120 euros. In the same price range is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, with Android and 4G on board. Huawei has around the same price also provide the interesting models on the shelves. The Lumia 630 comes in a market so rightly that nowadays smartphones competitors fine for about the same price to make a big difference from a year ago, when the Lumia 520 came out.

The Lumia 630 is a worthy successor and on many important points better. The screen is bigger, the camera is better, he feels much faster and seems sturdy. There are also disadvantages; the lack of automatic brightness of the screen and is a shame scores is generally not sufficient.

It is painful that Nokia itself proves that the savings were not needed. It was, after all, the Nokia X2 with Android, which does have Glimpse, a ClearBlack display with automatic brightness and a front camera. It is the X2 also slightly cheaper, but not available in the Netherlands.

If you’re looking for a cheap smartphone on Windows Phone area 630, the new undisputed king, though that’s mostly because of a lack of competition in Windows Phone field. Those looking for a good cheap smartphone without having a particular platform, a preference is still a great alternative. The Lumia 630
Summarized

The Lumia 630 is the heir of the successful Lumia 520 and also the new Windows Phone manufacturer had to save. Especially the screen is the victim. With 4.5 “has a good size but not the brightness adjusts automatically, it looks dull and is beyond bad read. Moreover, the missing front camera for Skype and selfies., The phone feels sturdy, though there are other Lumia often better control Windows Phone 8.1 is running smoothly and much faster than the Lumia 520 on Windows Phone area is the Lumia 630 for people who have a cheap smartphone like the best choice.. on Android, the Lumia 630 with smartphones from Samsung, Huawei and Motorola especially stiff competition. The phone is not spectacular, but certainly above average for its price range.

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