Nokia Lumia 630

78
Engadget
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Nokia Lumia 630 review: An affordable phone you can live without

Summary

The Lumia 635 is a much-needed addition to Nokia's affordable handset range. It has a serviceable camera, fun design and good battery life, but most importantly, it's one of the best-value LTE devices out there.

Pros
  • Playful design, comfortable to hold
  • Good battery life
  • LTE on a shoestring
Cons
  • No front-facing camera
  • Mediocre display
Nokia Lumia 630 review: An affordable phone you can live without

The Nokia we used to know is no longer. In late April, the handset maker was finally folded into Microsoft's Devices and Services business after more than six months of courtship. Nokia wasn't ready to be assimilated without once last hurrah, however: It announced a trio of new devices at its new owner's developer conference, Build. The Finnish company had always tried to cater to every demographic, so it was fitting that its last in-house handsets were the top-end Lumia 930 (a global version of the Icon) and the entry-level Lumia 630/635.

The 630 and 635, 3G and 4G variants of the same device, are joining an already-crowded lineup of affordable Lumias. They're distinguished somewhat by launching with Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS, but in the coming months, other WP8 handsets will catch up. That's if curiosity hasn't already driven you to update manually using the developer-account loophole. The 635 is yet to be released, but for now we have the almost identical Lumia 630. Other than offering the newest software, then, is the 630 Nokia's best budget device? A worthy sendoff for the company? A save-the-best-'til-last-type deal? Spoiler's in the headline.

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Scores

Engadget

78
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.3
Display
7.1
Battery life
7.6
Camera
7.6
Ease of use
7.3
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.5 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.5 inches
View Full Specs
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