It hasn't been long since Microsoft launched the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual handset in India at Rs. 7,349. The smartphone was launched on July 23 along with its single SIM variant. Now hopes are high that the smartphones will slowly begin to catch up with other big names in the market.
As of now, the market is dominated by the likes of Android and iOS. And while these OSs continue to sore higher in terms of popularity in the country, others like Windows Phone still needs time to walk the distance to attain similar kind of popularity.
But while it still needs to see and do more, it seems like the platform is at least on the right path to attain that kind of a name. And the newly launched Nokia Lumia 530 Dual is a burning example to that.
Going through the specs of the handset one more time, the Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM, comes with a 4-inch display offering a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and Adreno 302 GPU coupled with 512MB of RAM.
It runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS. The smartphone comes with a 5MP fixed focus rear camera but lacks a front facing shooter. Apart from that, the smartphone houses 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options include: 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS and what is pretty amazing about the phone is that it is a Dual SIM device. Measuring 11.7 mm thick and weighing 129 grams, the Lumia 530 comes powered by a 1430 mAh battery.
But while all the numbers churn somewhat well for the handset, barring the specs, what are the features that the handset boasts straight out of the box? We take a look at the top 5.
The handset come running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Windows Phone 8.1 is packed with great new features. Users can open the Action Center with one swipe with all your notifications, alerts and quick settings in one place. You can also add your favorite picture to the background of the new Start screen and discover the speed of the Word Flow keyboard.
With the Lumia 530, users can opt for the OneDrive to store and sync all their important files across multiple devices. And with 15GB of free storage, you have enough space for everything you need. The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM also comes packed with Microsoft Office.
MixRadio gives you unlimited, commercial-free streaming music. you could discover a great new playlist or create one of your own with it. What's more, MixRadio is available offline too.
The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM comes with Smart Dual SIM. And this feature is a great way to manage your mobile costs. Users can opt for call waiting and call forwarding between the SIM cards to choose the best SIM card for the situation.
The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM comes pre-loaded with the Maps app. This will help you determine your location, figure out where something is, or find a new route home. The Maps app is free to use and you get online and offline navigation.