In India, pre-register for the Nokia Lumia 530; launch to take place in third week of August
0. phoneArena 08 Aug 2014, 22:08 posted on
The entry-level Nokia Lumia 530 is a sequel to the low end Nokia Lumia 520, and Nokia Lumia 525. The former is the most popular Windows Phone flavored smartphone in history. The device is expected to launch in India during the third week of this month, but you can now pre-register your interest in the phone from Indian online retailer Snapdeal. The phone isn't expected to cost more than 100 EUR, which is equivalent to 8000 rupees or $134 USD...
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1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 978; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I think I'll pass this one, better stick to 520 for now its awesome phone with affordable price and support . I believe M$ can do much better than this (530). I love those edgy design of 520 better than these rounded corners.
8. Liveitup (Posts: 1503; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
The 530 has a better CPU, screen resolution and twice the amount of SD card storage 128 GB than that of the 520. All are great budget devices.
10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 978; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Cpu is just slightly better. And for screen resolution is for on screen buttons. And 128GB is not so useful for me 32gb is fine for me. But they decreased internal storage to 4gb. Also 512mb ram is a NO for me. Im not saying it is anyway a bad device but there is better alternatives in market. This one is not for me , I'll wait for 535 and 730.
12. Liveitup (Posts: 1503; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
The Lumia 520 had a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227. The Lumia 530 boasts the newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, which is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and should give more than enough grunt for anything you'd expect to do on a bottom-of-the-range handset.
At 245 ppi vs 233 ppi resolution it has a better resolution than the 520 even if slightly so.
The 128 GB may not be useful for you but you gotta keep in mind where a lot of budget devices are primarily used.
14. nokia12 (Posts: 326; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
what more can be expected of you ms boy..
that dual core processor in 520 is a krait processor much faster IPC than the weak quad core processor.. in single threading Lumia 520 wins and in multi threading .. 530 wins but only by very small margin .. most of the apps are single threaded so a lumia 520 will be much faster...
second lumia 530 has a smaller screen due to onscreen buttons so its more or like 3.7 inches
3rd the GPU is downgraded poor gaming than 520
downgrade camera from autofocus to fixed focus
512 mb ram in 2014 ? are you kidding me ram downgrade from 1gb in lumia 525 to 512 mb ram in 530. sorry i would like to run heavy games and apps that require 1gb ram .. Moto E comes with 1gb ram
bad design , who the heck is going to use 128gb are you out of your mind... ? 32 gb isn't mainstream yet in low end ... 128 gb card will cost more than the phone itself
open your eyes even fanboys should see this as a bullcrap phone
5. neela_akaash (Posts: 173; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
If it's above 85 usd... It's worthless.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3620; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
When you get this phone, you know you are really living it up.
7. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 635; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
...and they're sold out.
Too bad for all you haters... :-)
9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Oh look Htc One X sold out. -_-
13. Liveitup (Posts: 1503; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Yeah but what does HTC one X have to do with the 530, I dont get your point. Just because an older phones gets sold out doesn't mean that it was pushed out in the same quantity as Lumias. Keep in mind that the 520 has sold over 12 million so far. I think 530 will do great for the demographic is catered towards.
17. sprockkets (Posts: 1310; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I don't see it sold out anywhere, WTF are you smoking.
What's even lamer is people in the US can get the larger and more standard memory 630 for $50 with cricket, hell, for free after rebate.
11. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1119; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
What ever happened to the Lumia 525 it had all the specs of the 520 but had 1gig of ram so a person could run all the apps in the Windows smart phone store. hopefully Microsoft's program of getting developers to write apps that can run on a 512 meg ram smart phone works out so people can enjoy using it's low budget smart phones!
15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3620; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"What ever happened to the Lumia 525 it had all the specs of the 520 but had 1gig of ram so a person could run all the apps in the Windows smart phone store."
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
If you reply to that troll I swear I'm gonna get you!!!.... Ignore no constructive, repetitive, trolling comments please.
18. sprockkets (Posts: 1310; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Well, it needs 1GB of ram. On my 630 I'll use the browser and visit three sites, then hit the home key, and the damn launcher has to reload for a half second.
That's right, it can't even keep the fundamental home launcher in memory.
And nothing else was in the recent apps screen save the browser. The thing has to tombstone almost everything to work properly.