Apart from Lumia 930, the other new device that was also launched at the recent Microsoft Build Developer Conference was the Nokia Lumia 630 together with its LTE-enabled twin, the Lumia 635. Technically, the Lumia 630 will be leading Nokia Lumia family into the Windows Phone 8.1 era as it will be the first device to come standard with the newest iteration of the operating system.
While the previous Lumia 600 series devices were positioned in the mid-range area of the market, the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are targeted for the budget segment due to their price range of around RM 520 to RM 620. But, how big is the difference between the new Lumia 630 and 635 as compared to their predecessors?
The short answer: quite significant. Jump in to learn more.
As pointed earlier, it seems that Nokia is shifting the focus of its Lumia 600 series from mid-range segment to low-end market based on Lumia 630 and Lumia 635’s pricing. Partially due to advancement in technology, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 is packed with slightly more firepower than their predecessors but at much more affordable price tags.
However, there are several features that are not available in Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. For example, the NFC capability and two microphones setup in Lumia 620. Also missing is the front-facing camera and LED flash for rear camera which were available on both Lumia 620 and Lumia 625.
That being said, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 have their own strengths as well. Apart from spotting Windows Phone 8.1 right from the factory, they are also equipped with a quad-core processor. In addition to that, the Lumia 630 is available as a dual SIM model which is the first Windows Phone 8 device to spot such feature.
At the same time, there is also the Lumia 635 which is made for users that are looking for a budget LTE smartphone. All in all, the Nokia Lumia 600 series is still about choices even as the series is heading into the Windows Phone 8.1 era.
Not to forget, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 are rather affordable – a fact that I believe will be highlighted as much as possible by Nokia (and Microsoft, to certain extent) if the company decides to release them in Malaysia.