Nokia Lumia 630 Full Technical Review: Everything is good but RAM sucks

Microsoft releases the first ever dual SIM windows phone, Lumia 630 into the market earlier this week. The phone is released in both single SIM and dual SIM versions with a price tag of Rs.10,500 and Rs.11,500 respectively. The device looks promising with 4.5 inch screen and 5MP camera along with the Nokia durability.

Nokia Lumia 630 continues its Lumia series flagship with this device also and so the phone is made available in radium Green, Yellow, Black and White colors.

The device looks great but the price looks aggressive when compared to the Moto E which was also released recently at the price of Rs.6,999 in India. Lumia 630 seems have got nothing new except the 4.5 inch screen and dual SIM feature. The price tag weighs more for its low rated specifications.

Specifications Overview:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS
  • HD Recording
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Smart Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 4.5-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with IPS display
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 128 GB
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • Free Cloud Storage 7GB


The conventional Lumia design is continued with the Lumia 630 and the back cover with glossy look like one Asha series had.
nokia lumia 630 design
The device comes in 9.2mm thickness, 66.7mm width and 129.5mm long dimensions that fits perfectly in the palm.
    • Dimensions
      • Height: 129.5 mm
      • Width: 66.7 mm
      • Thickness2: 9.2 mm
      • Weight: 134 g
    • Keys and Input Methods
      • User Input: Touch
      • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key
    • Form factor
      • Form factor: Monoblock touch
The design is as impressive as the older Lumia phones.


The 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with display resolution of 854x480 gives the crispy and brightest display of colors on the screen. IPS technology turn offs the dark pixels on the screen there by saving battery life on long backlit hours.
  • Display and User Interface
    • Display size: 4.5 ''
    • Display resolution: FWVGA (854 x 480)
    • Display features: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle
    • Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Pixel density: 221 ppi
    • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
    • Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
    • Sensors: Accelerometer
Design Rating: Good



The Quad Core Snapdragon 400 processor servers tasks better and faster but of no use it seems when looked at the RAM specified with this device. Nokia Lumia 630 comes with 512 MB RAM which is lot less for the price range of devices that are entering into market this year.


The 1.2GHz processor may not give its best performance with the 512 RAM on multi-tasking. The device is equipped with Windows 8.1, the latest operating system of Windows phones.


This phone comes with the fast typing feature. You can actually type the word without lifting off your fingers from the screen. Windows 8.1 allows you to set a custom background of your own on the back of the tiles.
  • Processor name: Snapdragon 400
  • Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB

Playback Media

Lumia 630 can supports MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A, AMR, ASF audio and M4V, 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, HD video formats. It has Integrated Hands-free Speakers, Noise Cancellation and Music Apps like Nokia MixRadio, Xbox Music, DRM Support: PlayReady, Album Graphics Display in Music Player, Cloud Music Offline Playback, Cloud Music Playback, Podcasts.

The conventional FM radio is a highlighted feature of this phone.

Performance Rating: Everything is Good but RAM sucks


Lumia 630 comes with 8GB internal storage and supported expandability of 128GB through MicroSD cards. This budget Lumia series phone claims to be giving free cloud storage of 7GB memory which is probably through the OneDrive application.
  • User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Mass memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
  • Maximum memory card size: 128 GB
  • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
The noticeable feature in Lumia 630 is that the apps and data can be directly stored into the external SD card. The so claimed new feature is already introduced in expensive Windows phone in the past.

Memory Rating: Good



Nokia Lumia 630 only have a rear camera which can take shots up to 5MP. It is known  by the fact that the camera equipped in Lumia series has won the best already. The same saga continued in Lumia 630 also. The phone has the following camera features:

Auto Focus, Sensor Size: 1/4 inch, f/2.4 Aperture, Focal Length: 28 mm, Minimum Focus Range: 10 cm, Touch Focus, Landscape Orientation, Auto and Manual Exposure, Auto and Manual White Balance, Full Screen Viewfinder, Geo-tagging, Automatic Photo Upload to Web Services, Full Resolution Photo and Video Upload, Digital Camera Add-ons: Panorama Lens, Nokia Refocus, Bing Vision, Cinemagraph Lens, Nokia Camera, Nokia Glam Me, Photography Apps: Nokia Camera, Cinemagraph, Panorama, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Refocus, Capture Modes, Scene Modes, White Balance Modes, Light Sensitivity, Video Zoom: 4x, Video White Balance Modes, Image Editor

nokia Lumia 630 photography


It can record HD videos of 720x1280 resolution with 30 fps smoothness. The camera gives the overall satisfaction of having a Lumia series phone.


Nokia Lumia 630 got the following network connectivity features:
    • Connectivity
      • SIM card type: Micro SIM
      • Dual SIM: No
      • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
      • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
      • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
      • USB: USB 2.0
      • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
      • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1
      • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
      • Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal
    • Data Network
      • WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
      • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps
      • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps
      • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
      • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps
      • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
Connectivity Rating: Good


Lumia 630 comes with 1830mAh battery with 16 hours of 2G talk-time and 13 hours of 3G talk-time. This is below the Nokia standards that the handsets used to had in the past.

Battery Rating: Average

Other Features

Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Accelerometer
Additional Features
System Connectors: Micro-USB-B, Wi-Fi Security Modes, OneDrive Cloud Storage, Free Cloud Storage: 7 GB, Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm, Reminders, To-do List, Family Room, Kids Corner, Wallet,... Read More
Important Apps
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

One last word

Nokia Lumia 630 should have introduced a year ago. The lame features it comes with along with no possibilities of getting the best from the new ones is really disappointing. latest Android series phones like Moto G and Moto E are already stood up first for a price revolution with amazing specs. May be the Microsoft have to learn more in handset manufacturing industry yet.

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