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Microsoft Lumia 530

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Reviewed on 2015-02-25
Fast quadcore processor. Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan seems to run well, despite having only 512MBytes RAM. The apps and media files can flow onto the SD card, meaning that the 4GBytes of internal memory is less of a problem, Windows store offers a reasonable...good Any small text is hard to read on this screen, Camera is fixed focus & has no flash, so is less useful for eg. scanning documents… or as a flashlight, XBox Music app is peculiar. It doesn't want to replay the contents of a folder; eg. the large number o...bad
Pros:Fast quad-core processor. Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan seems to run well, despite having only 512MBytes RAM. The apps and media files can flow onto the SD card, meaning that the 4GBytes of internal memory is less of a problem.Windows store offers a reasona...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-23
With the release of Lumia 532 Microsoft has further strengthened the 5XX budget series which now has 5 devices and includes Lumia 530, Lumia 535, Lumia 525 and the Lumia 532. There is also Lumia 520 which has been the most popular in this category, but is...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-16
When it comes to smartphones, there was a time when cheap really meant shitty. That's no longer true. But which cheap phones are worth buying? I found two.Like many of you, I used to be sucked into the endless black hole that was crazy expensive smartphon...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-02
Windows Phone 8.1 Is Good, Battery Life Is Decent, Performance Is Quite Goodgood Storage Situation Is Terrible, Display Is Awful, Boring Designbad
And with the launch of Windows 10 in 2015 –– yep, it's skipping 9 –– there's some BIG changes for Windows Phone, which I'm also very excited about. Developers will be able to create Universal Apps that will work on phones, tablets, PCs and consoles (basic...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-19
The Lumia 530 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone from Nokia and Microsoft, which at the time of launch was priced around Rs 7,000 and is now available at the Nokia store (now Microsoft store) for Rs 6,198. It is the successor to Lumia 520...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-17
Meet the Nokia Lumia 530, the sequel to last year's budget Lumia 520, which aims to provide you with plenty of the same bang for buck. Can it succeed in rivalling Motorola's onslaught of brilliant budget blowers, or is this one of the last Nokia handsets ...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-17
The Nokia Lumia 530 is compelling for the pricepoint, but a few glaring flaws may keep high-end users away.The fight for smartphone dominance is essentially a two-way race, with Android and iOS leading the pack. Thus, you've got to hand it to platforms li...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-16
If you're looking to buy your first smartphone, there'll no doubt be several things you're considering. Do you want a simple device that just covers you for the basics, such as phone calls and texts? Or are you looking for a handset that lets you dive hea...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-13
What's the difference between the Lumia 535 , Lumia 530 and Lumia 520 ? We explore the differences and similarities between the three Lumia smartphones, including design, specs and features, in our Lumia 535 vs 530 vs 520 comparison. See also: Best budget...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-12
Customisable back covers, Good build quality, Smooth browsing, Dual SIMgood Display is grainy, Has glare issues, Camera does not have autofocusbad
Nokia has a penchant for small devices at affordable prices, and with their Lumia 530, they are not straying far from their norms. With the Lumia 530, they aim to cut certain corners in order to bring down the cost of the phone, but will doing that bring ...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-07
Following up from the Lumia 520's stylish and colourful design, the 530 has made a few noticeable changes. The major alteration is the general shape of the handset, turning the squared off edges from the 520 into smoother corners, giving the handset a muc...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-06
Good value, Nice design, Performs basic tasks wellgood Screen prone to ghosting, Limited internal storage, Subpar camerabad
At under $150, the Nokia Lumia 530 is the cheapest offering in Microsoft's smartphone family. It's a far cry from the stunning flagships we're used to seeing, and even pales in comparison to many of the midrange handset on offer, but I don't think the Lum...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-06
Windows Phone 8.1 runs smoothly, DualSIM functionality, Multimedia performance, Nice body, wellmanufactured, Decent battery lifegood No 4G connectivity, Low memory, Poorquality screen, Mediocre speaker, Camerabad
The Nokia Lumia 530 is a low-cost dual-SIM Windows Phone that runs on WP 8.1 Cyan. It has a 4" TN display with FWVGA resolution of 854 x 480 pixels for a pixel density of 245 dpi. It has just 4 GB of onboard memory, but there's a microSD card slot to allo
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Reviewed on 2014-11-03
Strong built quality, 128GB expandable storage, Well pricedgood Fixed focus camera, Poor display qualitybad
This one is tagged as a budget Windows Phone with decent specs and a rugged built quality. It's a bit on thick side with round edges and is infused in with a quad-core processor along with 512MB RAM, bringing out the best of it....
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Reviewed on 2014-10-30
Decent Build Quality, Great Battery life, Value for moneygood Average Camera, Low Resolution Displaybad
Lumia 530 is the most affordable smartphone running on Windows Phone 8.1. It is a direct competitor to Android smartphones which are present in the entry level segment. Over the period of time budget Android smartphones have become more powerful and now o...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-29
Good build, Small form factor, Loud speaker, Affordable price, Good performancegood Poor display, Fixed focus camera, Below average camera output, No front camera, No HD playback and recordingbad
The Nokia Lumia 530 is an entry-level Windows Phone device that rocks a 4-inch display, Snapdragon 200 quad-core CPU, dual-SIM connectivity, Windows Phone 8.1, and a price tag of just almost Php5K. With Android dominating the budget smartphone segment, is...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-28
img alt="" class="imagelarge lightbox" height="48" src="http://cdn.wpcentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/postimages/2012/10/thegood.png" width="142" />, Lowcost phone with quality hardware from Nokia. Dedicated support from Microsof...good img alt="" class="imagelarge lightbox" height="48" src="http://cdn.wpcentral.com/sites/wpcentral.com/files/styles/large/public/postimages/2012/10/thebad.png" width="127" />bad
The Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone of all time. Announced during Mobile World Congress 2013 by Nokia, as of a few months ago the Lumia 520 has over 12 million activations. The Lumia 520 represented tremendous value when it launched, and it is...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-26
Can usually be picked up for between $50 and $70 if you don't mind carrier exclusivity, Solid build quality with colorful shells, Smooth performance, Gives you all the basic smartphone stuff, 4GB of internal storage is easily expandable via microSD, w...good Easiest to find in its carrierlocked form, CPU, GPU, WiFi, screen resolution, camera, and cellular performance are fine for the price but poor compared to midrange and flagship phones, 512MB of RAM prevents some apps from running, prompts frequent reloa...bad
Intex obviously went too far when it built its $35 Firefox phone , which is so bad that using it is enough to make you swear off smartphones altogether. But there's a wide gap between something like that and, say, the $129 Moto E or the comparable phones ...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-23
Windows phones have been rolling out recently and the Nokia Lumia 530 is an addition to the family as well. It is the newest-cheapest windows phone in the market running the Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia Lumia 530, let us see if it is worth your money.Nokia Lu...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-17
Very low price. Easy-to-use OS. Great call quality. Attractive design.good No LTE, and not even T-Mobile's best 3G speeds. Low RAM and storage create trouble for appsbad
How cheap can a decent smartphone be? Last year, Nokia saw success with the Lumia 520/521%displayPrice% at %seller%, the best-built, best-performing smartphone under $100 prepaid. Now it's back with a follow-up, the $49.99-$79.20 Lumia 530. The 530 is bes...
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User Comments


Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores



Display diagonal

10.2 cm (4")

Display resolution

854 x 480 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touch screen type


Pixel density

246 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


129 g


6.23 cm


1.17 cm


12 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Security algorithms



Video call


Internal storage capacity

4 GB

Internal RAM

512 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

Maximum memory card size

128 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Main camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Optical sensor size

25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4")

ISO sensitivity

100, 200, 400, 800

White balance

Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Video recording
Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Video capture resolution (max)

864 x 480 pixels


Battery capacity

1430 mAh

Talk time (2G)

13.4 h

Talk time (3G)

10 h

Standby time (3G)

528 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

8.5 h

Continuous audio playback time

51 h

Continuous video playback time

5.5 h

Battery type



Form factor


Colour of product


Curved design


Operating system installed

Windows Phone

Operating system version


Subscription type

No subscription

Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute