Nokia Lumia 630 available starting today as the world's first Windows Phone 8.1 handset

The Lumia 630 today became the world’s first commercially-available Windows Phone 8.1 handset. According to an announcement from Nokia Conversations, sales are starting in Asia this week, while Europe and the US should get the smartphone a bit later. 

Initially unveiled in early April, at the same time with the high-end Lumia 930 and the LTE-capable Lumia 635, the Lumia 630 is a device that should offer “an uncompromised Microsoft experience and Lumia experience at a low price point.” Its features include a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, 3G, 5MP rear camera, quad-core 1.2 Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1,820 mAh battery. The handset only has 512MB of RAM, but Windows Phone 8.1 (just like Android KitKat) is optimized to run smoothly with that amount of memory anyway.

Prices for the single SIM Lumia 630 start at around $160 (€119), while the dual SIM variant is a bit more expensive: $176 (€129). Various color options are available, including black, white, orange, green, and yellow.

Interestingly, although the Lumia 630 has Nokia’s logo on the front, the post announcing its release doesn’t mention the Nokia name at all, and that’s probably (or definitely) because Microsoft now owns Nokia’s Devices and Services business. Anyway, you can let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to buying a Nokia / Microsoft Lumia 630.


source: Nokia Conversations

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Lumia 630
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(13.1h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

OK, could have been better with the specs for that price tag.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I check 930 on UK retailers site it saying first week of June.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So only the 635 is the LTE version and the 630 does not have LTE. This is suppose to be an improvement over the 620. So other then the physical screen size which is bigger by .5". Its resolution stays the same roughly at 854x480. The 54 extra pixels are now used for on screen buttons instead of the capacitive ones which were removed. A larger capacity micro SD slot. A quad core snapdragon 400 CPU. They removed the rear camera flash and the front facing camera. It still has 512mb of ram. They should have increased the memory to 1gb. Of all the things 1gb is needed today. Even the lumia 525 has 1gb of ram. There is even some apps that require 1gb of ram. You removed the rear camera flash and front facing camera. You could have put those savings into the extra 512mb of ram. Just dumb Microsoft/Nokia.

17. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

dumb persons are those who think every phone in this world are made just for them. if those specs are not enough just dont buy and find another phone

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly!... Get a 1520 for Christ sake.. What more specifications could you want?

39. gmckelos

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2014

chief... These days Nokia... errr... Microsoft has virtually any category of phone at different price points, just get what suits you best...

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm also waiting for that lovely phone.

16. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

looks like iPhone 5C^^

36. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nah, personaly I dont like the design, it's jst too bold. iPhone 5C is much sexier.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Euhm me and many people already updated our phones to WP 8.1 so this is not the first 8.1 device ;P

6. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It is. It is the first to run WP 8.1 out of the box.

7. utg001 unregistered

give us a windows phone 8.1 review as found on the 630 ( as I presume its "out of the beta") and update when 930 comes out.

12. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

I think we'll have a Nokia 630 review pretty soon. And yes, WP 8.1 on it is not the Developer Preview that can be downloaded now.

14. rishabh_2795

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

When will you review HTC desire 816? Its the most awaited phone in India so i'll be glad that u review it.

37. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Can't say for sure, but it will probably happen soon.

3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

In my country the moto g is really hard to find.Yeah specs are sucks (no shutter button,only 512mb ram),but i need the dual sim and i really like WP.So this phone is the only choice for me

24. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Can't get a dual sim moto g?

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's exactly why the MotoG doesn't matter.. When will these guys learn? Verizon home internet service is better than AT&T, but its not available in my area, and AT&T is. So, to argue why I choose AT&T is irrelevant.. SMH

4. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

It's a bit downgrade from L625 but still a nice phone, might become my secondary phone because my mega 6.3 is too darn big

40. g2a5b0e unregistered

So, you bought a Mega & you're complaining that it's too big? -__-

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I like this phone. I might get my sister this instead of the Moto G.

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Do your sister a favour and get her the Moto G! :)

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lets see dude. This will be her first smartphone, so the lower the price the better. Also, the L630 is priced quite a bit lower than the Moto G here in India, while offering expandable storage, which is important to her.

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Then wait for the Moto E!

20. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Its already here.!

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, she might want a standout device, and not what EVERYONE ELSE has.... Get her a WP device.. Some kind of WP device... But, you can probably find her a WP8 device for the same cost with better specs.. I do agree that Microkia dropped the ball on the 630.. I wouldn't get it.

10. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Actually WP 7+ was optimised to run on 512MB devices before KitKat..

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Shhhh kitkat is their savior...i would hate to see kitkat on a 512mb phone

21. KenAdams

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Just get the 930 out already Noks !

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'd like to see and Android 512 Mb device running against a 512 Mb WP device. Anything can be optimized at the same Mb ram yet in smoothness they can be world apart.

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