Nokia announces the Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 Dual SIM
posted by Maxwell R. / Jul 23, 2014, 3:48 AM
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 who can forget, 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. To make use of all that space, you can install and run apps off the card, and there is a 5MP main camera.
While there is no front facing camera, you can use voice commands to take selfies with the main camera using the GlamMe app, and then you can edit them up with Creative Studio. Like the previous entry-level Lumias, you can personalize your 530 with different colored back plates and flip shells to suit your mood or sense of fashion.
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. Like the Lumia 630/635, this new Windows Phone also makes due with on-screen navigation buttons, and no dedicated shutter key for the camera.
The Lumia 530 and Lumia 530 Dual SIM will start at about €85 before VAT ($114, £67), and should not cost more than €100 ($135, £79) on the high-end. The Lumia 530 will be sold globally, and will be available beginning in select markets in August. Considering how successful the Lumia 520 was, it looks like Nokia did not spoil the recipe one bit.
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What is wrong with Nokia? Making downgraded devices with worse design -_-
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 3:50 AM 4
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for an entry level smartphone, and also just for common sense: since when is this a downgrade from the 520?
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 3:54 AM 3
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-worse camera without auto focus and HD video -less internal memory -display is not IPS and it doesn't have gorilla glass protiection -design is a disaster CPU is better on 530, but it's useless because of RAM. It's better to have a dual core cpu and 1 gb ram. It looks like a downgrade to me...
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 4:01 AM 6
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Lumia 520 has krait processor it's more powerful compare to cortex a7 of snapdragon 200. In real life usage Lumia 520 is more powerful than snapdragon 400 (Lumia 630, Moto g). Many apps use one or two core so its better to have 2 powerful core rather have 4 weak core.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 5:37 AM 1
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Then buy 1520, or 930. This is budget level phone.....this is budget level phone......OK let's make your wish....930 design, camera, screen, etc etc.....no why don't we just rename 930 to 530....but unfortunately it cost 600$.....
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 8:10 AM 1
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Ill buy that 530 if Adam would take off his shirt.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 3:56 AM 4
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posted on Jul 23, 2014, 8:02 AM 0
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This is an awesome entry level handset. Great specs at great price. Watch out Moto E!
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 4:05 AM 4
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Moto E is better in every aspecs than this phone.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 4:28 AM 4
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So I suppose a 4.3 inch 256 ppi screen is NOT an advantage over a 4.0 inch 245 ppi screen? I guess Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protecting that screen isn't an advantage either right? And a 1980 mAh battery over a 1430 mAh battery? And splash resistant body? Also not an advantage? http://www.gsmarena.com/compar
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 6:39 AM 3
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Nothing comes close to RedMi 1S. Better in every aspect, priced similar to Moto E and Lumia 530. Its even better than Moto G, you get a better configuration for nearly half the price. 4.7" HD Display, 1GB RAM, Quad Core SD 400, 8MP Camera, 1.6 MP FFC, Removable Battery, Expandable Storage etc for around $115. Beat that Moto and Nokia.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 8:03 AM 0
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I'm not saying moto E better than this in every way but this doesn't sounds a worthy successor to lumia 520. Also moto E is kind of better value for money bcuz it offer better resolution display, better size display, 1gb ram, also moto e design looks better (personal opinion), 720p recording, also I've seen moto e plays high graphics games smoothly. Asphalt 8 plays great on moto E and graphics are superb compared to lumia 520 since graphics are reduced so it runs smooth. I'm waiting for lumia 535.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 7:05 AM 0
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I would rather take the lumia 520/525 or the moto E over this downgrade, cheaper and better.
posted on Jul 23, 2014, 7:32 AM 1
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