Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia has a wide array of phones from the newly announced Lumia 930 that is designed for the premium market to the 630 that was announced today that will be targeted towards those who buy their phones sans contract.

The 630 is unapologetically plastic but feels confident in your hands and will come in many bright colors. The plastic doesn't feel chintzy and if you have used any other low end Lumia, you will know what I mean.

The screen was responsive and the OS ran without any hesitation when moving around the OS. Swipes, taps and all other interactions were recognized quickly and accurately and there was minimal shutter lag when taking a photo.

The low end range for Nokia has done well in the market with the Lumia 520/521 and taking a large percentage of the usage share for the platform. Knowing that, it makes sense that Nokia will continue to push the low-end devices as they have been able to move a lot of units in this category with the 630 and 635.

Nokia is holding another press conference later today where they may announce more new products for the US market and seeing that the Lumia 930 is not coming to the US and AT&T is currently without a flagship device from Nokia.

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I do miss the LED flash though, so no pictures at night with this thing, but hey, I don't complain. I'll get this for my 12 year old, while I'm getting the 930 for myself

AgustinGP said,
is that a iphone 5c??? :/
Well, some people have short memory...
When iPhone 5c was announced, everybody said "Is that Nokia ?"

correction...

AgustinGP said,
Since nokia firstly introduced these colorful designs (than the industry standards black/white/silver of apple), is a 5c actually a Lumia?

AgustinGP said,
is that a iphone 5c??? :/

Nope. Coloured products have been around very long. You remember the coloured iMacs and iPods?

What I actually meant was, Lumia has a very particular desing on their phones, like 720, 520, 920.. you can see almost the same desing through all those models, maybe except the 620. But this one actually looks EXACTLY like the iphone 5C

AgustinGP said,
What I actually meant was, Lumia has a very particular desing on their phones, like 720, 520, 920.. you can see almost the same desing through all those models, maybe except the 620. But this one actually looks EXACTLY like the iphone 5C

You answered your own question. This is the successor to the Lumia 620 so it looks like it, as did the iPhone 5c. Well, except for the fact that this actually looks cool and the iPhone looked tacky.

Scabrat said,

Well, the iPhone 5C did revolutionize the color of phones so... Kinda, ya...


Ehmm... whatha whatha whatha ?????? You must have been living under a rock before the iPhone 5c came out, so I'll forgive your error this time only. Nokia started 2 or more years ago with this trend FYI

I prefer the style of the older Nokia Lumia phones, they looked unique, this looks like a phone that could have been made by anyone.

Anyone? Nokia implemented this types of looks with lumia while everyone else was living in a black and white, thin and only cheap plastic and aluminum phone era.... this is completely recognizable as a Nokia phone