Just over the weekend, we gave you our in-depth review of the Lumia 635, poised to be a follow up to the best among the cheapest Lumia 520. Little did we know that Nokia, or rather Microsoft, had a surprise in store today: an actual Lumia 520 successor. The Lumia 530 builds up on some of its predecessor's limitations but its selling point is quite literally its price.
The Nokia Lumia 635 takes everything that made the Nokia Lumia 520 a winner and gives it a boost. It remains one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 devices, now coming with Windows Phone 8.1 and the newest Nokia software, along with a look and feel that creates a powerful value proposal. Should you just buy last year’s model on sale, or do you want this improved breadwinner?
Two brands are rolling with the Nokia Lumia 635 this summer - two at least, that is - AT&T and T-Mobile. The differences between the two start with their mobile coverage, of course - both brands bring their own carrier-branded apps and data coverage. But the real difference is in the price.
Back in 2012 we first had our hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 - here just under 2 years later, we’ve got the Nokia Lumia 930 in our hands. While the Verizon version of this device has already been launched as the Nokia Lumia Icon - reviewed by us as well - it only felt proper to do another set of camera tests to start our review off right.
This week the folks behind the already successful Lumia 930 line have released the handset in the UK. This device will be revealed in the area with Windows Phone 8.1 installed right out of the box. On the back of this device is a 20-megapixel Pureview camera with optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics to boot.
Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.
Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.
The Nokia Lumia 635 introduced this past spring was promised for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, but neither pricing nor specific availability were revealed at the time of announcement. That changed today, with T-Mobile revealing both how much the phone will cost and when it will be available for both carriers.
This week he folks at T-Mobile USA have brought the newest Windows Phone 8.1 device to their ranks, complete with Cortana. This is the Nokia Lumia 635, a device that’ll be the direct successor to the Lumia 521, the hottest-selling Windows Phone device in T-Mobile history. The Lumia 521 is the USA-based version of the Lumia 520, the best-selling Windows Phone in the history of Windows Phone.
Windows Phone is primed for a serious update, but can it make headway into the mid-range market? With Android holding sway in the “lesser-than” category, Microsoft aims to move into their territory via the Nokia Lumia 630. A decidedly mid-tier phone, it’s got some bite, but enough to stand up to those like the Moto G? We go hands-on to find out.