Nokia has debuted a new budget smartphone challenger, offering an impressive spec sheet and some of the better aspects of Windows Phone for £89.
Dubbed the Lumia 630, the handset features the Lumia range’s hallmark acid colours (think: bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, white and black) and packs a powerful quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.5-inch Clear Black screen and a beefy 1830mAh battery.
Running the latest 8.1 version of Windows Phone, it’s home to all the key Microsoft apps, including the Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Camera. You’ll also get Nokia’s highly rated Here Maps mapping software and voice-guided sat-nav with Drive+.
In keeping with the mania for fitness and quantified-self tools, ‘SensorCore’ technology is on board too, which allows the Lumia 630 to track motion without impacting unduly on battery life, as well Bing Health and Fitness apps.
Completing the feature set is a five-megapixel camera, 8GB of internal storage and the option to add a further 128GB of capacity by adding a microSD card.
Conor Pierce, VP of Microsoft Devices for the UK & Ireland, said: “The Nokia Lumia 630 offers great apps and high end technology which all run seamlessly under the beautiful Windows phone 8.1 interface.
“This is a great product for our customers, providing a premium experience at an affordable price point. In our opinion, this is the best smartphone in its price range on the market today.”
The Lumia 630 goes on sale in the UK on May 29th on EE and O2.