Nokia Lumia 630

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Nokia Lumia 630
Manufacturer Microsoft (branded as Nokia)
Series Lumia
Predecessor Nokia Lumia 625[1]
Successor Microsoft Lumia 640[2]
Related Nokia Lumia 635
Nokia Lumia 636
Nokia Lumia 638
Nokia Lumia 930
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Weight 134 g (4.7 oz)
Operating system Windows Phone 8.1
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 400[3] MSM8226/MSM8626
CPU 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 305
Memory 512 MB[3] (630, 635)
1 GB (635,[4] 636, 638)
Storage 8 GB[3]
Removable storage microSD[3] up to 128 GB
Battery 1830 mAh[3]
Display 4.5 in (11 cm) ClearBlack[3] FWVGA (854x480 px)[5][6]
Rear camera 5 MP[3]
Other Talk time: Up to 16.4 hours (2G), 13.1 h (3G)
Standby time: up to 15 days
Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6.7 h
Music playback time: 58 h
GPS/A-GPS and GLONASS[7]
BeiDou (635)
Website Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635

The Nokia Lumia 630 is a smartphone developed by Nokia that runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. It was announced on April 2, 2014, at Microsoft Build 2014 and scheduled to be released in June 2014. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with a quad-core processor (MSM8226 or MSM8626) and Adreno 305 GPU. Additionally, it has a 4.5 in display and a 5 MP camera. The Lumia 635 is similar but 4G-compatible, lacks a dual-SIM version and comes in a different finish,[8][9] while the Lumia 636 and 638 are identical, but come with 1 GB of RAM and are currently available only in China and India respectively.[10]

It is the successor of the Nokia Lumia 625,[1] with an improved quad-core processor, but removes the front-facing camera, flash and dedicated camera button.[11] Since the Nokia Lumia 630/635, all of the non-PureView Lumia phones have removed the camera buttons.[citation needed]

On March 2, 2015, Microsoft presented its successor, the Microsoft Lumia 640, with improved 1280x720 HD display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera with 1080p video recording and LED flash, front-facing camera for selfies and videoconference, large 2500 mAh battery, Office 365, Microsoft Outlook and Windows 10 Mobile upgradeability.[2]

Availability[edit]

Nokia launched the Nokia Lumia 630 in India on May 12, 2014, at INR 10,500 along with a dual-SIM variant priced at INR 11,500, both slated to be available from May 14, 2014.[12] In Malaysia it launched at RM549.

In Pakistan the Lumia 630 was announced with Mobilink on May 12, 2014, at the price of 15,990/- PKR[13]

As of May 29, 2014, Nokia announced that the Lumia 630 will be available in the United Kingdom at £89.95 for the single SIM version only. The handset was launched by Carphone Warehouse on May 22, 2014, available for purchase on Pay as you go networks and Pay monthly in green, black, white, yellow and orange.[14]

Nokia also launched the Lumia 630 in the Philippines. It was announced in an event was held at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on May 13, 2014, and offered at an affordable price of ₱7,990. It will be available in different colors including bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, white and black.[15]

The Lumia 630 launched in November 2014 for the USA market exclusively for Cricket Wireless. It is available in green and blue and is priced at $100.[16]

The Lumia 630/635 appears to have been discontinued sometime prior to February 2016.[citation needed]

Known issues[edit]

The dual-SIM variant of the device has phone call audio loss issues.[17][18]

The Lumia 635 (AT&T GoPhone Variant) has hardware audio /mic /camera function failure issues after denim or windows 10 over-the-air update.

There is a significant area of dimming along the top of the screen.[19]

Some devices do not allow setting Google as default search.[20]

The Lumia 630 Dual Sim and Lumia 635 get very hot when running for extended periods of time, especially when running Internet Explorer.[citation needed]

Variants[edit]

The Nokia Lumia 636 (RM-1027) and 638 (RM-1010) are 1 GB RAM variants of the Lumia 635 but only sold in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines for specific carriers. The international version of Lumia 638 is released but only sold in India exclusively through the Microsoft Brand Store at Amazon.in since December 2014 and is at present the cheapest 4G smartphone in the country.[21]

Lumia 630 TV Edition (RM-979) is a Lumia 630 Dual SIM variant with a built-in ISDB-Tb receiver which is exclusively sold in Brazil.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Dwivedi, Anant. "Reviewing Lumia 630". Bloomberg TV India. 
  10. ^ "Lumia 636/638 are first TD-LTE phones from Nokia in China". GSMArena. June 11, 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  11. ^ "Nokia Lumia 630 vs Nokia Lumia 625: What's different?". BGR India. April 3, 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
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  13. ^ "Devices". Mobilink. Archived from the original on July 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  14. ^ Weir, Andy (September 1, 2014). "Microsoft's Lumia 630 now available from £89.95 in the UK". Neowin. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  15. ^ "Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM available in the Philippines on May 30, 2014; priced at Php 7,990". The Summit Express. May 13, 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  16. ^ Dolcourt, Jessica (November 4, 2014). "Nokia Lumia 635 comes to Cricket for $100". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  17. ^ Vasile, Cosmin (May 29, 2014). "Dual-SIM Nokia Lumia 630 Users Report Audio Issues During Phone Calls". Softpedia. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  18. ^ "Dual-SIM Nokia Lumia 630 having Phone Call Audio Loss issue". WMPowerUser. May 28, 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  19. ^ Gilbert, David (May 30, 2014). "Nokia Lumia 630 Review - Cheap Enough, Just Not Good Enough". International Business Times. IBTimes. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  20. ^ Warren, Tom (July 15, 2014). "Microsoft won't let you set Google as default search on some new Lumias". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  21. ^ Bhushan, Kul (December 16, 2014). "Nokia Lumia 638 with Windows Phone 8.1, 4G launched at Rs.8,299". Digit. Nine Dot Nine Mediaworx. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  22. ^ Peters, Luke (May 16, 2014). "Lumia 630 Dual SIM with in-built TV launched in Brazil". Lumia Conversations. Microsoft. Retrieved 2015-09-17.