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Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630 at Rs.10,000 (USD 165) without contract

Last April (2013) my wife purchased a Nokia Lumia 820 for Rs.24,500 as an upgrade from her earlier Windows Phone (Samsung Focus). She loves the phone, its simplicity and the good camera. Unfortunately she dropped it to the floor earlier this week, the glass display broke and phone becoming unusable. When I checked with Nokia care they quoted Rs.8000 to change the display. Considering the phone is 18 months old, I decided to get her a new phone instead of spending on repairing the old one.

Wife was particular she wanted only a Windows Phone, so my choices was limited to Nokia Lumia 925, 1520, 1320 (6 inch), 530 and 630. She didn’t like the 6 inches 1320 & 1520s, I didn’t like the 925 (considering it came last year) and 530 will be slow for her. The choice got limited to 630, I liked the specifications and the price of Rs.10,000 for it. The Nokia retailer offered to buy back the broken Lumia 820 for Rs.1500 which I was more than happy to trade in.

Comparing with Lumia 820 she had earlier, Lumia 630 was an upgrade (Quad core vs Dual Core, 1830mAh vs 1650mAh)  in many areas except the memory (512MB instead of 1GB in 820, 5MP camera vs 8MP in 820). The Phone was lighter too at 134g compared to 820’s weight of 160g. Wife liked the phone and I came happy for not spending Rs.40K for a Lumia 1520.

Coming home I was able to setup the new phone in less than a hour. I inserted the SIM, connected  to Wi-Fi, restored the backup from cloud (of the 820), entered the passwords for Outlook.com, Facebook, Whatsapp, MetroTube (YouTube app) and finally inserted the microSD card from the 820 which brought back all her photos, videos and music instantly.

Update: After few days of usage, wife says battery life is good, speaker quality and volume is great, touch is fluid. Overall, happy with the purchase!

Nokia Lumia 630 at Rs.10,000 (USD 165) without contract

Nokia Lumia 630 at Rs.10,000 (USD 165) without contract