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NOKIA LU­MIA 630

` 9,995

SPECS: 4.5-inch dis­play; 5 MP cam­era; 1.2 GHz quad core pro­ces­sor; 512 MB RAM, 8 GB in­ter­nal stor­age, ex­pand­able mem­ory card slot, Win­dows Phone 8.1; 1800 mAh bat­tery

BUDGET PHONES are sell­ing like hot cakes. Nokia has now up­dated its sub-`10,000 line-up with the Lu­mia 630. It doesn’t look rev­o­lu­tion­ary dif­fer­ent from its pre­de­ces­sor but has got a slightly bet­ter look and feel. This is a dual SIM smart­phone and the two mi­cro-SIM slots are hid­den be­neath the back cover. It is 9.2 mm thick and comes with a poly­car­bon­ate back shell wrapped around its 4.5-inch Corn­ing Go­rilla Glass 3 dis­play, which has 480 x 854 pixel res­o­lu­tion. It isn’t the best dis­play around and it doesn’t sup­port au­to­matic bright­ness ei­ther. While the touch re­sponse is good, the sun­light leg­i­bil­ity is just aver­age.

It is the first hand­set to ship in with Win­dows Phone 8.1 in In­dia. The OS brings in the much needed Ac­tion Cen­ter, where all no­ti­fi­ca­tions come un­der one hood. There are four cus­tomis­able tog­gles too. The Bat­tery Saver app al­lows you to check the apps that are power hog­ging, Data Sense helps to set data us­age limit, Wi-Fi Sense au­to­mat­i­cally con­nects to the pass­word­pro­tected Wi-Fi hotspots used in the past, and Stor­age Sense helps to clear catches and man­age apps.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT: A good dual SIM

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