Nokia Lumia 630 Philippines

With the launch of the anticipated Windows Phone 8.1,Nokia have just launched the first device to use it. Curiously, it’s not a high end phone but the budget-friendly Lumia 6xx family, specifically the Nokia Lumia 630. Spec-wise, it’s an incremental update to the Lumia 620:

Nokia Lumia 630 Specs:

  • 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,
    FWVGA screen resolution (480 x 854 pixels, ~218 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with ClearBlack technology
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 4 with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus main camera, no secondary camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • 512MB RAM,8GB internal memory, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Dual SIM, GSM, HSDPA
  • 1830mAh battery

It did lose some things, such as NFC and a front-facing camera, but at a price point of PHP 7,990.00, that would be forgivable. But, of course, the biggest draw of this phone, and the features talked about the most during the launch is Windows Phone 8.1. Things such as the Notification Center, more personalization options, and the ability to install apps to the microSD card are welcome changes to the platform. The keyboard has also been much improved. Unfortunately, we had very limited hands on with the phone itself, but we promise to give you more insight on the platform once we get a review unit.

Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 630 PhilippinesPrice, Specs of Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 630 Philippines
Nokia event Lumia 630 FeaturesWindows Phone 8.1

Curiously, I find the launch to be modest compared to the other launches. Personally, it seems to be the launch of the new OS version than anything else and that may not be a bad thing. Of course, Nokia kept mum about their shift to Microsoft Mobility (much to our dismay) but that’s understandable. They also featured some apps from local partners, such as GrabTaxi, Air Philippines, and Globe.

Overall, the phone seems to be good, especially given the surprising price point. If this is the Nokia brand’s swan song for mid range devices (it’s uncertain when the Microsoft Mobility brand name goes to effect), then I can say that it’s a great hoohah.

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  1. I really like a nokia phone and Windows 8.1 OS mobile…Nga lang yung mga application n pwd gumagawa ng mga apps para sa mobile ng nokia hindi open source. di Kaya ng google halos open and free lahat kaya napaka bilis gumago ng google.Hopefully microsoft gawing mura ng OS mobile license nila. Total si nokia pag mamay-ari ni microsoft.

    1. Forgot her name, but she’s the representative for the GrabTaxi app :) I can only recall her surname (Bautista).