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July 24, 2014

5 best Nokia Lumia phones

This week Microsoft Devices released the Nokia Lumia 530, but what are you other options in the world of Lumia?

By Ben Sullivan

Microsoft Devices has unveiled a new Nokia Lumia smartphone that is the cheapest Lumia so far, coming in at €100.

The Nokia Lumia 530, a Windows Phone 8.1 device, should build on the success of last year’s Lumia 520 which was one of the most popular Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.

It’s got a 5MP camera, with a 1,430mAh battery which claims to give up to 10 hours of talk time and 22 days worth of standby.

The 530 also has a 4-inch 854×480 LCD touchscreen, a 1/2GHz processor and 4GB of internal storage.

Jo Harlow, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group, said: "We are moving quickly to help more people experience the uncompromised Lumia technologies, third party apps, and Microsoft services that we deliver on our flagship products.

"Lumia 530 underscores our commitment to making affordable smartphones for everyone, and introducing more people to the best of Microsoft."

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Here are CBR’s top picks when it comes to the Nokia Lumia range.

Lumia 1520


At the top of the scale we have the Nokia Lumia 1520. The most powerful Lumia, the 1520 has a mahoosive 6-inch HD screen, with a whopper of a 20MP camera. The size of the flagship device is enough to put some people off however, but if you’re after a powerful phablet-like device that runs on Windows Phone, this one’s your best choice.

Lumia 1020


The main reasons you’d get a 1020 is the camera on this thing. Boasting what is probably the best snapper on a smartphone ever, the 1020 has a 41MP sensor with an incredible digital zoom.

Lumia 930


Marketing itself as ‘enterprise ready’, this Windows Phone 8.1 device aims to compete with the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5, and features a quad-core processor with a 20MP camera.

The Lumia 930 has is designed differently to its 1520 and 1020 predecessors, with metal sides and a clip in backplate.

Windows 8.1 means that UK users will be able to use Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana when it is finally released this summer.

Lumia 630


A more budget Windows Phone 8.1 device, the 630 is plastic but still comes in the bright range of colours we’re used to on a Lumia.

The 630 is the first Lumia to arrive after the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia, and is also the first Windows Phone to come with a dual SIM option.

It’s got a 4.5" screen and a quad-core 1.3GHz processor.

Lumia 530


It’s got a 5MP camera, with a 1,430mAh battery which claims to give up to 10 hours of talk time and 22 days worth of standby.

The 530 also has a 4-inch 854×480 LCD touchscreen, a 1.2GHz processor and 4GB of internal storage.




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