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Nokia Lumia 630 Complete Review

Haroon Aejaz
Nokia Lumia 630 Complete Review

As you know that Nokia Lumia 630 recently released in Pakistan with Windows 8.1. If we compare with Lumia 625 they reduces its screen (diagonally) to 4.5 inches and discounted the support of 4G which was disappointing for Pakistani users, because 4G is in testing phases.

So today we decide to review Lumia 630, because so the many awesome feature is yet to be mentioned. Like as the price shows that this is a low end phone design for those users who cannot afford expensive phone.

Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630

There is a SoC from Qualcomm and Snapdragon exactly 400 clocked with four cores are clocked at 1.2 GHz. RAM is content with the bare minimum with 512MB on the clock. The 4.5-inch screen is not left out as it has the Nokia ClearBlack anti-glare treatment and the protective glass Gorilla Glass tile is a 3 IPS type, but unfortunately has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The camera also has a fairly low resolution of 5 megapixels. So we’ll try to see during the test how these components are able to perform the tasks assigned to it.

Nokia Lumia 630
Screen Size 4.5 inches
Screen technology IPS LCD (ClearBlack)
Definition 854 x 480 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 clocked at 1.2 GHz)
Camera 5 megapixel
Video 720p @ 30fps
Front camera No
Dimension 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm
Weight 134 g
Battery 1830 mAh
Storage 8GB
SD card? Yes, up to 128GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 801.11 b / g / n 
Bluetooth 4.0 
4G LTE? No
Colors Green, orange, yellow, black and white
Features Gorilla Glass 3 
Dual SIM

Nokia lumia 630

Very Effective Design

As always Nokia doesn’t want to look Ugly, they always want to give simple and effective and effective design to satisfy the majority of users. The Lumia 630 differs from 635 by the material used on the back cover. The camera and sensor at the top and the speaker at the bottom right, hidden under a fine grid inserted into an orifice. Jack for handfree is on the upper side. The micro USB 2.0 connector is placed at the bottom.

The power button and volume buttons are present on the right side of the phone. Apart from these few things, there is nothing to settle with the matte black of the hull. When the phone is off, it seems to have a black pad in hand and that’s  look amazing. For those who like a touch of color, it’s an awesome option for them, the Nokia 630 offers in different colors: green, orange, yellow, white and black.

The back cover is easily removable, just pull on the higher side. After that you will see the battery of 1830 mAh removable and can be replaced if necessary. There are two slots for SIM cards in micro format. If the first location requires removing the battery, the second allows you to insert a SIM card without turning off the phone. The micro-SD card (up to 128GB) also requires the removal of the battery to be inserted.

The good thing is it does not scratch easily and the plastic seems thick enough. The rest of the phone also gives a sense of strength and we are not afraid of dropping the phone on the ground.


It’s a 480 x 854 pixels which gives a resolution of 218 PPI for its 4.5-inch screen. It does not allow you to view web pages without having to zoom in if you want to avoid the blurring effect around the text. The responsive websites fitted to mobile are more pleasant to navigate. However, the biggest flaw comes from the back light giving a yellowish tint to the mobile on white background. Especially as light leaks are present in the top and bottom of the slab which distort the colors and give a low quality appearance (That’s what I noticed).

Despite the fact that the slab is kind of IPS, the viewing angles are not very good because the yellowish hue is prominent even more in corners. Another negative note element is the lack of automatic brightness adjustment since the phone does not have a light sensor. However, you can adjust it manually

Software: Windows Phone 8.1:

Finally, we have tested Windows 8.1 and the Lumia 630 is the first phone that Microsoft releases with 8.1 version. Windows Phone 8.1 is a necessary evolution of the mobile OS from Microsoft but did nothing revolutionary compared to Android or iOS.

We think that the Windows Phone sorely misses Quick access of “Notification Center” and “System Settings”. If we compare this with other OS: just pull his finger from the top of the screen to display the Notification Center. The latter includes quick access to connections Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as the camera application but also to adjust the brightness. The lower part of Notification Center displays notifications from applications such as missed calls, text messages or notifications from Facebook.  That’s what we want in Windows Phones.

Windows Phone 8.1 has heavily customized compared to its predecessors. The first option is to have a screen! Yes, you read that, it was impossible in 2014 to display a wallpaper on Windows Phone other than black or white. One could almost speak of revolution. Because tile applications take center stage, Microsoft had the idea to make them transparent, to allow display the wallpaper. The wallpaper is positioned only in icons and thus we find the black or white background between the tiles.

As for extras, there is a new agenda that allows it to be viewed by week. In month view, you can view the appointment of a particular day without leaving the current view. The keyboard is also evolving with a dubbed Word Flow feature that allows, as Android devices, write the words by dragging his fingers across the letters as without lifting a finger instead of pressing it to a a.

Proper performance

Snapdragon 400 and its four cores give the Lumia 630 a good response in the system. No slowdown can be reported. However, this smartphone is clearly not designed for demanding games. No hope of making the last videogame productions run in good conditions. 512 MB of RAM does not run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without noticing slowdowns.

camera sensor

The 5-megapixel sensor fails by doing miracles as might be expected with such a low resolution. The image clearly lacks sharpness and the colors look very dull. The macro mode is still present and allows you to take close-up pictures without blur. However, the lack of definition does not take advantage of this mode to make pretty pictures. Unfortunately, the camera does not support HDR to allow taking pictures against the light while conversing visibility in dark and bright areas.


1830 mAh battery seems a bit light for the Lumia 630 Indeed, during our test of independence, the smartphone has lost 22% battery from 100% to 78%. A fall too important since the majority of smartphones tested is rather to 15-18%. Remember, this test consists of reading a YouTube video for one hour, with airplane mode and Wi-Fi enabled and the brightness at 100%. The phone is connected to a headset with its maximum. Now you can clearly judge the battery timing



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