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Nokia Lumia 530

Announced
Jul 23, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: T-Mobile, Cricket

Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (245 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, the Lumia 530 brings the goods, such as the new Action Center, Word Flow, personalized Start Screen background, HERE Maps, and Cortana. Powering all this goodness is a tidy quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU. There is 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, the latter of which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. There is a 5MP main camera and while there is no front facing camera, you can use voice commands to take selfies with the main camera using the Glam Me app. The Lumia 530 is a 3G smartphone, so data speeds will peak at about 21Mbps on an HSPA network. Of course, there is Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi connectivity all baked in. The display is a 4-inch, 854x480 resolution LCD.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.71 x 2.45 x 0.46 inches (119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.55 oz (129 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 854 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 245 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 59.22 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 28 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/4"
    • Features:
      • Face detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Voice activation
  • Camcorder:
      • Resolution, 864 x 480 pixels 30 fps
    • Features:
      • Video sharing

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 302
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 13.40 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.0 days (528 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (897 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1430 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer 11
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), MySpace, Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Jul 2014

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual


Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

Nokia Lumia 530

(for Americas)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

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