Nokia Lumia 530 Preview


Windows phones have been rolling out recently and the Nokia Lumia 530 is an addition to the family as well. It is the newest-cheapest windows phone in the market running the Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia Lumia 530, let us see if it is worth your money.


Nokia Lumia 530 has a very compact design. It is not eye catching but gives you a comfortable object to hold on to. The flat back curves, just towards the edges to give your hand a natural physical place to hold. Nokia Lumia 530 has a matte back panel which is too rubbery to be good but enough to not make it feel chunky. Nokia Lumia 530 is a great addition design wise to the Windows Phone line.


The display on the Nokia Lumia 530 is not something that will spread awes. It is a very basic 480p 4 inch display. The display is grainy and does not bring out the brilliance in Windows Phone design. The display has great colours but sadly does not have the great detailing it needs. You can see few pixilation. Nokia Lumia 530’s display does not have deep black levels as well. This is a very average display.


Nokia Lumia 530 has a standard 5MP camera that does not create any wonders just like the display it takes shots which are very under saturated and the colour balance is way too low. Every natural colour has a very dull tone to its photographs. Nokia should have done a better job. Even the video quality is not at all acceptable on this phone. Phones about the same price have cameras which are much better than Nokia Lumia 530’s camera.


Windows Phone 8.1 comes with new notifications centre, a virtual assistant called Cortana and a few tweaks over their earlier Windows Phone 8. You can now put wallpaper over the live tiles. Since it is a Nokia device you get the best for Maps app the HERE maps and HERE Drive. Apps are still coming it and it is not yet a very frontal functional ecosystem.


Nokia Lumia 530 does have a quality processor. Nokia Lumia 530 hosts a Snapdragon 200 processor along with 512MB of RAM. It is a moderately fast phone. The phone has a moderate battery life has well. It gets you through about ¾ day. You will need at least one charge in the day. Nokia will give you 4GB internal memory expandable to up to 32GB.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2014, July
StatusAvailable. Released 2014, August
BODYDimensions119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm, 86.8 cc (4.71 x 2.45 x 0.46 in)
Weight129 g (4.55 oz)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal4 GB, 512 MB RAM
EDGEUp to 236.8 kbps
SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
USBmicroUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels
Features1/4” sensor size
FEATURESOSMicrosoft Windows Phone 8.1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 200
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 302
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
RadioFM Radio
ColorsBright orange, Bright green, White, Dark grey
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– 15 GB free OneDrive storage
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERYLi-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
Stand-byUp to 528 h
Talk timeUp to 13 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Music playUp to 51 h


Author: Sinha

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