Nokia Lumia 530

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Nokia Lumia 530
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From left to right: Nokia Lumia 1320, Microsoft Lumia 535 and Nokia Lumia 530.
ManufacturerMicrosoft (Branded as Nokia)
SeriesLumia
Compatible networksGSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA 900/2100 (+ 850/1900 for RM-1018/RM-1020)
Availability by region16 August 2014
PredecessorNokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 525
SuccessorMicrosoft Lumia 535
RelatedNokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 730
Nokia Lumia 830
Nokia Lumia 930
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions119.7 mm (4.71 in) H
62.3 mm (2.45 in) W
11.7 mm (0.46 in) D
Mass129 g (4.6 oz)
Operating systemWindows Phone 8.1
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
CPU1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait
GPUQualcomm Adreno 302
Memory512 MB RAM
Storage4 GB Internal
Removable storageup to 128 GB,[1] microSD
BatteryNokia BL-5J 1430 mAh (stand-by time 4 days)
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor - touch based, no optic sensor
Display4-inch TFT LCD, 480x854 resolution, 246ppi
Rear camera5 MP fixfocus, f/2.4 without flash, FWVGA 864x480 video
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 (LE)
Assisted GPS
GPS/GLONASS
Micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi :802.11b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
Wi-Fi-based positioning system (WPS)
FM radio, Internet radio
OtherTalk time (2G): up to 14.8 hours
Talk time (3G): 9.6 h
Stand-by time: up to 360 hours (15 days)
Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6.7 h
Music playback time: 61 h (2.5 days)
WebsiteNokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 is an entry-level smartphone developed by Microsoft Mobile that runs the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

On November 10, 2014, Microsoft released its successor, the Microsoft Lumia 535, with a 1-inch larger IPS display, double tap to wake, ambient light sensor, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 8 GB of internal memory (vs 4 GB), 1GB of RAM (vs 512 MB), larger 1905 mAh battery (vs. 1430mAh), 5 MP front-facing camera (vs. no FF camera), auto-focus for the rear camera (vs fixed focus), and LED Flash (vs. no flash).[2][3]

Hardware[edit]

The Lumia 530 comes in a slate form factor with 4-inch touchscreen. The viewing angles are slightly reduced compared to other phones in the Lumia line.

Software[edit]

The Lumia 530 ships with Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, as well as exclusive software like Nokia Mix Radio and HERE Maps (featuring turn-by-turn directions, offline maps and navigation, and transit info).

Reception[edit]

Ars Technica considers the Lumia 530 a step in the wrong direction. In comparison to its predecessor, the Lumia 520, the Lumia 530 is worse as it removes the dedicated camera button, has a worse display with poor contrast, color, and viewing angles, and it’s susceptible to backlight bleed and has a worse GPU. The limited amount of RAM makes some games not able to run and cripples the multitasking ability making apps switching slow.[4]

PC Advisor also considers the Lumia 530 to be worse than its predecessor, as it has a worse camera with fixed focus, instead of the auto-focus of the predecessor, half the storage size, and a worse graphics processor.[5]

Variants[edit]

There are two dual sim variants: RM-1019 and RM-1020

Model RM-1017 RM-1018 RM-1019 RM-1020
Countries International Americas / APAC International Brazil / Thailand
Carriers/Providers various various n/a n/a
2G Quad band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
3G 900/2100 MHz 850/900/1900/2100 MHz 900/2100 MHz 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Max network speed HSPA+: 21 Mbit/s

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nokia Lumia 530 - Specifications - Nokia - UK". Microsoft Mobile Oy. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  2. ^ Microsoft Lumia 535 Vs Nokia Lumia 530 Spec Comparison
  3. ^ The Lumia 535 fixes Microsoft's low-end problem with Windows Phone but will anyone see it? | Windows Central
  4. ^ Newer, but not better: The Nokia Lumia 530 reviewed
  5. ^ Nokia Lumia 530 vs 520 comparison review: why the new Windows Phone is worse than the old one - PC Advisor