Back in early April, Microsoft's handset division (formerly known as Nokia) announced not only the company's latest budget friendly Windows Phone but also the first available Windows Phone 8.1 - the Nokia Lumia 630. As the model number indicates, the Lumia 630 is a budget friendly entry level smartphone which is nevertheless and interesting device for smartphone and/or Windows Phone newsbies as well as for customers which don't have too high expectations but don't want to miss key features. Therefore is the Lumia 630 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz and while it lacks support of LTE, it supports quadbang GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz. Also onboard are Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi /b/g/n at 2.4.
The Lumia 630 comes with 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of flash memory which can be expanded with microSD memory cards of up to 128 GB.
It features a 4.5 '' FWVGA (854 x 480 pixel) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ClearBlack IPS LCD multipoint touchscreen and has a 5 megapixel auto focus main camera with a 1/4 inch sensor and a f/2.4 aperture, which allows to record 720p HD vedieos up to 30 fps. Unfortunately the 630 isn't featuring a front facing video chat camera for Skype or selfies.
The Nokia Lumia 630 measures 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm and weights 134 grams, including the 1830 mAh user removable battery. It comes in one of 5 colors (green, yellow, orange, black, white) but the covers are exchangeable and therefore can the Lumia 630 change its style; from fancy to serious.
The Nokia Lumia 630 is now available across Europe and Asia in two versions - a single-SIM and a dual-SIM version (piictured above is the single-SIM version). Without a contract it retails for around 159 Euro.