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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: 571; 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: 4312; 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, 11:39 1

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 12:11 1

42. domfonusr (Posts: 443; 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, 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: 3487; 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, 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, 09:48

9. juandante (Posts: 568; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Water resistant is definitely the best

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:06 8

10. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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, 10:23 3

13. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Moto E works with 128GB SD cards.

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, 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...

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:29 7

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1601; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


No lag? Sure, but it takes pretty long to launch apps. I've had the 635 for 2 full days. It's significantly slower than my Moto G. Either the ram use on WP 8.1 is not as good as some people bragging about it, or WP 8.1 is still not that good. (Or maybe those apps, including WP facebook app, are poorly made? idk)

I wonder how the hell some people keep talking about "no lag" on WP.

Anyway, I still enjoy my 635. It's nice to change once in a while.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:29 2

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


Not officially... :-)

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:32

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


My sister uses a Moto G. And it performs on par with my 512 MB RAM and dual core totting Lumia 520. So yes I have used the Moto G. In either case, both the Moto E and the L530 are great phones at great prices. End of story.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:35

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


The Moto E and Moto G aren't water resistant. They are water REPELLENT. There's a huge difference between resistant and repellent. Don't comment wrong info please.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:40 1

22. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Even Lumia 530 doesn't support 128GB officially

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:49 1

23. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


So what?

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, 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, 11:00 1

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


Try again with android 4.2+

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:02 2

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


We are talking about Moto E which has microSD slot, and it supports 128gb too.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:04 2

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


You mad sissy?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 11:07 2

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


And your other buddies are spewing wrong info too.

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

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