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Hands-on and First Impressions: Lumia 930, Lumia 630

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Microsoft Devices group held an event in Dubai for the regional launch of Lumia 930, Lumia 630 Single SIM/Dual SIM and Lumia 635. Direct from event, we have brought you an exclusive hands-on with the flagship Lumia 930 and budget phone Lumia 630 in Pakistan.

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Nokia Lumia 930

First of all the Nokia Lumia 930 is the global variant of the Nokia Lumia Icon that was only limited to the US users with Verizon. The Lumia Icon was appreciated for its feature-full hardware – such as 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and 2.2GHz Quad-core processor along with 20 megapixels camera – that was not present at that time on any other Windows Phone smartphone. Almost anyone out of the US was out of luck to buy that smartphone in their region. Rather Lumia 1520 was the smartphone that matches the specs of Lumia Icon was available globally but it’s 6-inch screen was not that comfortable for most of the users.

Nokia Lumia 930 is the global edition with all those features of 5″ screen 1080p AMOLED display (441 PPI) with Gorilla Glass 3 and ClearBlack display technology. 2GB of RAM with 32GB of Internal Storage and 2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait processor. 20 megapixels camera with Carl ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. Front-facing camera captures at 1.2 megapixels while gives 720p video recordings.

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Nokia Lumia 930 supports 4G/LTE (800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600), 3G/HSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) and 2G/GSM/EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900). The Nano SIM card will be used with Lumia 930. The flagship Lumia 930 is still not available in any market yet but is expected to be available this month or earlier next month and will come pre-installed with Nokia Cyan build of Windows Phone 8.1 after when the Nokia Cyan will hit older Nokia devices Windows Phone 8.

The back cover which is coloured as mentioned above is polycarbonate panel in one piece and is not removable or replaceable.

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The back cover curves at the edges just before mixing with the aluminium frame which physically gives a premium an elegant feel. The keys on the side as well are built of aluminium.

AMOLED display with Nokia’s proprietary ClearBlack technology, curved Gorilla Glass also mixes with the frame on the sides.

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Nokia Lumia 930 will be available in five colours: black, white, green, yellow and orange while the colour range might differ depending on different regions. Lumia 930 is expected to be available this month or earlier next month for Rs. 53,900/- in Pakistan.

 

Nokia Lumia 630 SS/DS or Lumia 635

As you already know, Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are just two variants with the same design as well as they share the same hardware specifications. On the different side, Lumia 630 comes in Single SIM version and Dual SIM version but supports only 2G and 3G networks where Lumia 635 also supports 4G LTE.

As the difference told, we’ll use term “Lumia 630” only afterwards where it would refer to all its variants including Lumia 635.

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Nokia Lumia 630 also comes with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed. It, however, powers with Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor but the RAM is only 512MB – which means most of the high-end games won’t run on it. Well it’s budget phone afterall. 8GB Internal memory is enough with expandable microSD card option. 4.5″ display with the resolution of 480 x 854 pixels only serves pixels density of approximately 218 PPI.

On the back there 5 megapixels camera which is autofocus indeed but there is no secondary camera on the front for video calling.

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Nokia Lumia 630 has already been made available in the markets and is available in black, white, yellow, orange and green varyingly in different regions. The Lumia 630 Single SIM will cost Rs. 16,800/- in Pakistan and Lumia 630 Dual SIM will cost Rs. 17,600/-

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The availability of Lumia 635 is not yet known and so not the price.

Checkout the photos of the hands-on with Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 below.

Hands-On Photo Gallery

We are waiting to review these smartphones specially the Lumia 930 right when it gets releases in Pakistan. Give your feedback below in the comments section and follow us on our social channels.

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