Microsoft's Lumia 630 now available from £89.95 in the UK

Microsoft's new Lumia 530 is rolling out to markets around the world as the most affordable Nokia Windows Phone ever, but the next model up in its range is also something of a bargain. The 4G Lumia 635 has seen its price drop to just $79.99 in the United States - albeit as part of a short-term promotion - while across the pond, in the UK, its 3G-only sibling is also available at a new low price. 

The Lumia 630 is now available from Carphone Warehouse for just £89.95 on pay-as-you-go, plus a mandatory £10 top-up. The deal applies specifically to purchases made with a Vodafone SIM card; however, the overwhelming majority of handsets sold by Carphone Warehouse are unlocked, so you should be able to use any SIM with the device - although you should double-check with the retailer before purchase.

The Lumia 630 made a good impression on us when we reviewed it earlier this year, and includes: 

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480px) IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
  • 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording
  • 1830mAh battery

This appears to be the first time that the Lumia 630 has become available from one of Microsoft's launch partners for £89.95 in the UK, despite a Microsoft press release in May claiming that the device would be available for this price at launch. As we noted back in July, however, none of the retailers or carriers that partnered with Microsoft for the rollout were selling the handset at that price. 

Source: Carphone Warehouse via WMPowerUser

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The price on this is going down pretty quick, quicker than the 520 did from what I remember. The 630 is already in the top 10 most used WPs looking at AdDuplexes numbers for August, which is saying something as it's only been on the market for 2 months.

Bought a 630 for my wife 2 weeks ago when we were on holiday in Scotland. Walked all Priness street. Only one shop had them in stock. What a pain to find a Windows Phone in stock!

So far she's enjoying it. She's only missing the dedicated camera button. Ahhh when you get used to luxury ;)

C#Rocks said,
Bought a 630 for my wife 2 weeks ago when we were on holiday in Scotland. Walked all Priness street. Only one shop had them in stock. What a pain to find a Windows Phone in stock!

So far she's enjoying it. She's only missing the dedicated camera button. Ahhh when you get used to luxury ;)

Maybe they'll get you on a 730, that one is said to have a camera button iirc, depends on the price.

No camera button on the Lumia 73x http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-new-lumia-730-and-735-revealed-in-leaked-images

gcaw said,
No camera button on the Lumia 73x http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-new-lumia-730-and-735-revealed-in-leaked-images

Oh well, guess they're keeping that for the mid-high and high-end devices, have to wait and see if the 830 will have one.

why omit such an important feature that can set you apart (and above) the rest of smartphone world ? it's not like they have market monopoly and can shed features like nothing's happened.

C#Rocks said,
why omit such an important feature that can set you apart (and above) the rest of smartphone world ? it's not like they have market monopoly and can shed features like nothing's happened.

Why they're doing it for the Lumia line I don't know for sure, guess they're saving some money that way. As far as other OEMs not doing it well that's because in most cases, like with HTC just now, they take they're Android hardware and just put the WP8.1 OS on it without making any changes to the hardware.

Personally I don't take that many pictures but if I did I wouldn't be looking at a low-end device like the 530 or 630 and look at something better and more mid to high end and those should still have dedicated camera buttons. I'll be shocked if the 830 doesn't for example.

I picked up a 635 as a backup phone despite already owning a 520. I used it when I went camping for a week. It's a pretty good device. Dare I say, even underrated judging by some of the reviews I've read on the net. The 4.5 inch ClearBlack screen makes it far more enjoyable to use than the 520 plus the 635 feels much better in the hands. As much as I want to see the new 530 succeed, it's hard not to recommend the 635 first. I think it has the potential to be the next "hero device" for Windows Phone.

Can anyone tell us what its like for general use taking photo's when it doesn't have flash? Is that really a deal breaker or are photo's still of a decent quality for the average user? The auto focus seems like a great feature so just wondering about lack of flash

You can check out my experiences - and a couple of low-light shots - in my review of the Lumia 630 here http://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-lumia-630-review-an-affordable-windows-phone-but-not-a-perfect-one

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