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Microsoft takes a jab at Nokia Lumia 530's rivals in the first video ad for the smartphone

0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2014, 09:06 posted on

Yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off of its latest affordable performer, the Nokia Lumia 530, which will have to compete on a pretty crowded and tough market...

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:13 2

1. nokia12 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


well they can only make a decent ad now after they failed to make a decent phone...

too bad they didn't consider lumia 520/525 in competition otherwise it would have won

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:23 4

5. sgodsell (Posts: 3897; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


What happened to the Microsoft that was bragging about it doesn't need the faster processors to run things? They still need more ram.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 12:11 1

42. domfonusr (Posts: 386; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I think higher cost has influenced Microsoft to cut back on RAM supply.

Apparently, it is now cheaper to throw in extra processors than it is to add more RAM. I have heard that RAM prices have been going through the roof as of late, so I am not surprised to see Microsoft cut back on RAM and instead throw in some money for a couple of extra processors on Qualcomm's SoC. I am sure this is a cost savings for now, but I think that customers will notice that extra processors is no substitute for having enough RAM.

When getting feature phones, I could care less about RAM, but when getting a smartphone its got to have a full 1GB of RAM for me, or else I just can't consider it. Seeings I seek out only the most affordable devices when I do shop around, this will make a problem for me when it is time to get something new, because value phones with 1GB of RAM will only become more rare for a while, at least until the RAM crunch is over.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:39 1

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I guess device approval manager is not good at choosing good specs device.....

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:17 5

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Meh a phone that can't better its great predecessor, should not brag about itself.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:18 7

3. mocir (Posts: 23; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


So Microsoft (Nokia) is basically looking for a fight on low end phones.... That's ridiculous. Well that's all they have now since their flagships are flops.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:21 2

11. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


They may be flops, but they're really excellent; guess that's more telling regarding the sheep that buy smartphones than any indication of device quality. Pick up a Lumia 1520 and give it a spin - you'll be pleasantly surprised! :-)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:20 12

4. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Want a water resistant phone ?
Want a phone with better and bigger display ?
Want a phone with GG3 ?
Want a phone with bigger battery ?
Want a phone with better app ecosystem ?
Want a phone with free G Drive storage of 65 GB ?
Want a phone with better RAM ?

Then chose Moto E :)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:32 9

6. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Say NO to Lag, choose WP8.1 OS

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:58 7

24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Say NO to no apps and games, choose android.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:22 3

32. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


What is worng with you CM Puke?
Pls stop with that 'No apps & games' BS.That $hit dosen't exist anymore.More & more official apps are making way on WP. MC5 : Blackout , we got got it today on both WP & W8.
Just stop saying that.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:27 6

33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Then stop with that lag BS as well.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:46 1

54. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


how to stop with the lag BS? Nexus 5 is laggin also...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 16:01 2

55. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Trolling bald faced.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 20:28

60. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


How to stop the lack of apps and games argument, its true anyway, both in quality and quantity. :)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 13:36 3

46. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Can 530 print wirelessly on my Xerox printer? Or can it run an office suite which password protected document? Nah! So that's mean you have apps. All you can even think about it and need you will have on Android. And games? What to say? They stepping up but they are long way back.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:31 2

51. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


That would be funny of it was true, but WP has tons of Apps and games over 270,000 to choose from, here are a few.

Instagram, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Flickr, Groupon, Linked In, Pintrest, tumblr, Adobe reader, Adobe reader express, Evernote, Audible Audiobooks, Amazon Kindle, USA today, New York times, ABC News, Fox news, BBC, Economic Times, Bloomberg,CNN, 7-Eleven, Opentable, Adobe Reader, Amtrak, Animal Planet, Comedy central, At Bat 13, Best Buy, CBS Sports, ESPN sports center, Discover Channel, Domino's, Facebook (major update), Hipstamatic Oggl, 500 PX, Keek, The Weather channel, iHeartRadio, FilmON TV, LivingSocial, MapQuest, Mint, NASCAR Mobile 13, Barclays, Redbox, TLC, Viber, Voxer, 4th and mayor, Walgreens, Waze, Nimbuzz, Wells Fargo,Path, Facebook messenger, Line, Wells Fargo, Chase,Ally, Bank of America, E harmony, Go to meeting, IMDB, Flixster, Jongla, Kik messenger, Priceline, Skype, Tune in Radio, Shazam, Soundcloud, Beats music, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, Expedia, Vimeo, Fandago, Vevo, VH1,WhatsApp, MTV, BBC Iplayer, IMDb, Ebay, Ehow,Swarm Poynt,Netflix, PayPal, Huluplus, Wikipedia Foursquare, Uber, Yelp.

Here are a few of the many games?

Modern combat 5, Angry Birds Go!, Angry Birds: Star Wars II, Asphalt 7, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Solitaire, Mahjong, mineaweeperGrand theft auto San Andreas, Jetpack Joyride, Monsters University, N.O.V.A. 3, Order and Chaos, Into the dead, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, Fifa 13, Temple Run Brave, Temple Run Oz, Turbo, UNO & Friends, Agent P, Where's My Mickey, Where's My Water 2, Subway surfer, Space shooter X, Temple run 2, Trial Xtreme 3 etc,Rayman Jungle Run , Captain America: The Winter Soldier .

Learn to count.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 20:27 4

59. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Did you just mentioned all of the apps in WP store in a single comment? LOL.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 20:55 1

61. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


That's your problem you only see what you really want to, not what really exits.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 22:52

65. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Did you brains fall of somewhere kiddo? Go, find 'em!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 23:43 2

66. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Check yours :)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:36 7

7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Want no lag? Want removable battery? Want to pop in a 128 gig Micro SD card? Want a better voice assistant? Want a better processor? Want to save some money? Choose Lumia 530. :D

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:44 8

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Want a cheaper win? Choose lumia 525 or moto e.
Want a overpriced fail? Choose 530
:D

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:06 8

10. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Have you used Moto G/E before saying it 'no lag' ? Provide me a link of any trustworthy reviewer who mentioned lag on Moto E.

Cortana is hardly available any country so .....and its far from being better..Google Voice has much better voice recognition.

They both have the same processor. Get ur facts right.
They both have MicroSD slot. Get ur facts right, again.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:23 3

12. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


No need; all Android phones have lag, so it's redundant to mention it in reviews... ;-)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:59 6

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Fanboys are notorious for creating false statements. No need for clarifying. ;)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:27 5

15. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Much better voice recognition? Thanks for the joke of the day

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:00 1

26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Try again with android 4.2+

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:10 2

30. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


SAY what? I have 4.4 and still making that statement of "much better" is just false

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:28 2

16. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Only the 4G model has micro SD slot, and only supports up to. 32 gb...

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