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Overview of the Smartphone Nokia Lumia 530: Merits of “Baby”

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Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)

Camera 5 MP, Secondary - No

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, CPU - Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, GPU - Adreno 302

Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) Internal - 4 GB, 512 MB RAM

Battery Removable Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)

Inside TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)

Rows of Lumia family received a new representative. The 530 model is the cheapest smart phone from this series. The main features of Lumia remained unchanged with a small correction to the cost. The device is attractive because of its motley colors and unusually pleasant (even visually) body covering. Assembly quality and its practicality are on the top. One can say that a smartphone is just perfect: inexpensive, small and compact. It does not even try to compete with the segment leaders. Nokia Lumia 530 is a kind of gadget meeting all customer requirements. For those who do not need a powerful hardware and the big screen, this “kid” will be a godsend.

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All Flavors of the Lumia 530 Components

First of all we should note that the model is working on an updated Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, which automatically makes it the cheapest device ever created by Microsoft. The basis of the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, which uses the 2 cores Cortex-A7 (1.2 GHz). As a graphics accelerator there was selected Adreno 302. 512 MB of main memory is used to drive the performance (not the largest amount in comparison with modern devices). Although the processor capacity allows you to download heavy “toys”, you are unlikely will be able to try them in action. The same thing happens with the simultaneous opening of several applications. Available internal memory of 4 GB should be enough for you, if you do not load the phone by a big number of films and endless photo galleries. Otherwise, the phone is designed to install additional memory cards of up to 128 GB. It would seem like mediocre performance. Nevertheless, the phone works fine without “slowdown” and thus consumes little power. Speed to be envied, and unitary tasks are easily handled – this is its main advantage. The battery of 1430 mAh capacity can operate without recharging for almost 13 hours.

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Screen and Bright Design of Lumia 530

Traditionally, this price category should be accomplished with the appropriate appearance. For Nokia it’s a little bit “chubby” (in comparison with the latest ultra-thin smarts) and bright body.

For buyers there available the options in yellow, green, orange, gray and white colors. The phone is sufficiently durable and practical. Coating is a thickened matte plastic. Due to this, visibility of prints, scratches and scuffs simply disappears. Besides this body is pleasant to the touch and does not slip out of hands.

foto: nokia lumia 530 colors

The smartphone display is a 4″ IPS-diagonal matrix (it is reduced as compared with the previous 520 model) with the resolution of 854×480. The image quality is not deteriorated although the density of pixels constituted 245ppi.


Due to the fact that manufacturers cut the smartphone characteristics to reduce a price, the external camera has suffered from this. Having left it the previous volume of 5 MP, a useful autofocus was excluded. Besides, a physical camera button disappeared. There remained only a touch prototype. It is rather a matter of convenience.

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Some More Useful Information

2 versions of the smartphone will be released on the market: with 1 and 2 SIM cards. They will differ by extra slot for which a space is allocated under the battery. The price will not exceed $ 200, which is not so much for the device on the new Windows Phone operating system. This product is oriented on at young people – the cost, design and provided opportunities. The model is sold with a set of interchangeable color panels. Experts predict that the phone will quickly replace major competitors in its segment.

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