I present to you a review of the Nokia Lumia 530 - a budget smartphone that uses, you see, not the most popular operating system. Why did I take it, decided to write a review?
Read under the cut!
Let's go through the characteristics:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 4 cores 1.2 GHz, Adreno 302
- 5 megapixel camera
- MicroSim (1 or 2 depending on version)
- GPS / Glonass
- 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (of which only 1 GB is available), support for microSD cards
- Windows Phone 8.1
- Capacitive screen 4 inches, resolution 480x854, 245 ppi
- Size - 119.7x62.3x11.7 mm, weight - 129 grams
- 1430 mAh battery
In an effort to reduce the cost of their device, the guys from Nokia made the smartphone’s delivery set very concise - the charger and, in fact, the smartphone itself. A small bright box made in the style of Nokia. Unfortunately, I do not have my own photo.
It is made using not the best TFT TN technology, but you will not notice this while using your smartphone. Resolution is 854x480 pixels, which is enough for 4 inches. The picture is bright, juicy. In addition, these parameters can be configured in a separate setting item - “display”.
Nokia Lumia 530, like many other smartphones in the series, has a “bath” cover that covers the ends of the device. Thanks to this design, no backlashes and creaks are observed. Also, changing the cover, you can completely change the device. The smartphone comes in 3 colors: white, black and orange
Under the cover is a 1430 mAh battery, under which there are slots for 2 micro-SIM cards (or for one it depends on the version) and for MicroSD cards up to 128 GB.
The speaker in the NL530 is loud and clear. An incoming call is heard even from the pocket of a warm and thick jacket.
The minimalism of the rear panel is diluted with a 5 megapixel camera, a round speaker and a Nokia logo that fits perfectly into the picture.
The MicroUSB connector, which is used for charging and connecting to various devices, is located below, which, in my opinion, is not the best solution.
On the right side of the device you can find a dual volume button and a power key. The surface of the back cover is matte and slippery, so when unlocking there is a chance to drop the device.
At the top is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
On the front, everything is also succinct: on top are sensors, a speaker and a logo.
And the bottom is a barely noticeable microphone.
In the locked state, the front panel of the smartphone merges with the screen.
OSThis is my first acquaintance with Windows Phone, so I will describe my impressions in detail.
Firstly, the smoothness of work strikes the eye. I do not want to argue that the matter is in the OS, but in Android devices with a similar price (3990 rubles) I did not see this. And even 512 MB of RAM do not interfere with this.
Performance is enough for unpretentious arcades, however, more complex in terms of graphics, games begin to noticeably freeze.
desktop (light theme)
The integration of Microsoft mail is also very noticeable - without it, you cannot comfortably use the device, but this is also present in other OSs.
The big minus for me was the lack of some applications in the Windows Phone Store. There are customers of the main social networks, however, this is not enough for all people. Those applications that are stylized in the style of Windows Phone and their management is based on swipe.
for example, the official WhatsApp application
Pictures are not obtained in the best quality, but the colors are natural, even in low light.
- Quality made
- Low price
- Loud speaker
- Camera (no front)
- There are still few applications in the Windows Phone Store
Bottom line: Nokia Lumia 530 will be a great gift for a person of any age who does not particularly need high power, but loves design, simplicity, functionality and reliability.UPD: the car moved, not a scratch on the phone