Nokia, now under Microsoft, placed a big bet on Windows mobile OS when it axed Symbian platform and later agreed to produce handset powered by Microsoft's backed OS. Since then, Nokia has worked like crazy to establish its feet in the mid range of the smartphone market.
The company's latest mid range handset, the Lumia 630, which made its debut at this year's Build conference, has now been made available online in India via Nokia's own official e-store. Earlier in the week, Nokia officially introduced the Lumia 630: a dual-SIM Windows Phone 8.1 running handset. Priced at Rs. 10,500 for the single SIM and Rs. 11, 500 for the dual SIM, the Lumia 630 brings the best experience on a portable device.
Users in India can buy the Nokia Lumia 630 in Orange, Green and Yellow colour variant, for Rs. 11, 329. The dual SIM variant of the Lumia 630 is now available for sale in India, while the single SIM model will go on sale sometime later this month.
The Lumia 630 dual SIM (DS) has a modest 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, you'll get to see a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of native storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
On the camera front, there's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera without an LED Flash. Unfortunately, the makers have not added a front-facing camera. The phone's rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in 720p HD format.
Both the single and dual SIM versions of the phone come powered by the latest Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS. Windows Phone 8.1 brings lot of new features such as a notification center, more personalization options and much improved key-board experience.
The phone is blessed with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HERE Maps, Dual SIM and a large 1,830mAh battery fitted inside.
Nokia's first Windows-powered dual SIM phone is an impressive attempt to take on the likes of Motorola Moto G and Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200, amongst others. For Nokia, the Dual SIM version of the Lumia 630 arguably makes sense, since most of the phones in the mid-range category support this feature. Of course, compared to the Moto G- one of the most loved phone- there are certainly some drawbacks. There is no LED Flash, and also the front -facing camera is missing.
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