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78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

90
Ryan O'Donnell
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
20
Costan
Keeping in mind this phone has been advertised with a £90 rrp on every single...read more
90
Jeroen Haaksema
After using an iPhone 3GS , a Lumia 800 , an iPhone 4S and now finally back...read more
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Model
Single SIM

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
4.522
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1830 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (Video, Auto focus, Contact pictures)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.5 inches
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
512 MB
Model
Dual SIM

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
4.522
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1830 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (Video, Auto focus, Contact pictures)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)
Subscriber identity
Dual SIM

Display

Screen size
4.5 inches
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
512 MB