Nokia_Lumia_630_Review

The Nokia Lumia 630 will be one of the last smartphones to carry the Nokia name after the sale to Microsoft, it's also a great phone if you're looking for a good all round budget handset. It might have a budget price tag but it certainly doesn't look or perform like a mobile phone at the cheaper end of the smartphone market. We take a look at this handset in a bit more detail in our Nokia Lumia 630 review below.

The Lumia 630 comes in a range of colours - yellow, orange and green as well as black and white. Even better, the matte covers are interchangeable so you'll never get bored with the colour of your handset. The Nokia Lumia 630 shares many of the same design aspects of the rest of the Nokia Lumia family of smartphones, boasting a good quality and solid looking design body. It's light at 134 grams and reasonably slim for a budget smartphone at just over 9mm in depth.

The 630 also has a decent sized 4.5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD display and is scratch resistant thanks to the protection of a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. Nokia is known for its beautifully vibrant, bright and sharp displays and the Lumia 630 is no exception. It also performs well in bright conditions and when viewed from different angles. The screen has a resolution of 854 x 480 which gives it a pixel density of 221 pixels per inch - that's adequate, although as you'd expect from a budget phone, far from top end.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the first Windows smartphones to come preloaded with the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Sharing many great apps and features with Microsoft's PC and tablet software, Windows Phone 8.1 has recently had a makeover and now features a brand new swipe down Action Centre for notifications, its virtual PA Cortana (Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri), Internet Explorer 11 and Wi-Fi Sense which seeks out Wi-Fi hotspots you can connect to.

On the back of the Lumia 630 is a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, a 4x digital zoom and some decent camera apps such as Nokia Camera which now includes Nokia Pro Cam and Nokia Smart Cam, Cinemagraph to animate your photos, Panorama and Nokia Refocus.

The 630 also comes with some really useful apps, Nokia MixRadio is a free stream of music customised to your musical tastes and there's Xbox Music and gaming features like XBox-Live Hub.

The Lumia 630 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. There's 512GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory which can be increased up to a whopping 128GB with a MicroSD card. The 1830mAh battery provides over 13 hours of talk time, over 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, almost 60 hours of music playback or 7 hours of video playback.

The Lumia 630 is definitely superb value for money thanks to its fantastic features and decent specifications and it'll be on sale at Chitter Chatter soon - watch this space!