Microsoft announced the budget Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530 last month and it has now gone on sale in many countries including India where Windows Phone has a good market share in the budget category. The device is currently the cheapest Windows Phone you can pick and comes with a 4 inch FWVGA display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad core processor with 512MB of RAM.
The device also comes with 4GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD card. The phone has 5MP fixed focus camera and does not feature any flash. The front facing camera is also missing on the device. The battery capacity of the device is 1430mAh. Here is the unboxing of the device and also the first impressions.
Here is the unboxing video.
The box packing is similar to the Lumia 630 and includes charger, earphones, battery and manual along with the device. While the Lumia 630 did not ship with an earphone, Microsoft has included a decent quality earphone with Lumia 530.
Similar to other devices, Lumia 630 also comes in 5 colors including, Black, White, Orange, Green and Cyan.
Just like most of the Nokia phones, the Lumia 530 has really good fit and finish for a device in the budget category and the back panel is matte finish.
On the hardware front, the device has power and volume keys on the right side and the 3.5mm audio jack on the top.
The bottom houses the micro USB charging slot.
The back panel is removable and you need to remove the battery to insert the dual SIM cards and also the microSD card.
The display on the device is 4 inch FWVGA and this is not the best for the price point. The display looks a bit dull and the colors also feels washed out.
The device runs Windows Phone 8.1 which has lot of improvements over the previous version. Overall, the build quality, fit and finish is good while the display was disappointing. We will have detailed review coming up on this blog, so stay tuned.