The Lumia 630 was one of the first smartphones to arrive with Windows 8.1. The colorful design, smooth performance and cheap price tag enabled it to become one of the most successful budget friendly smartphones Microsoft had ever produced. But should you buy it in 2017? Read this Nokia Lumia 630 review to find the answer.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review - The Best Budget Windows Phone Ever

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Design

Like the other cheap smartphones, the Lumia 630 has a plastic back. Due to the matte finish, it feels really great to grip. The device comes with different color options, including orange, green and yellow, along with the traditional black and white. The front of the smartphone is entirely protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Its flat sides are perfect. It is also less curvy than the Lumia 520.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Display

The 4.5-inch display has a low pixel density of 218 ppi. So, do not expect a dazzling view. However, with respect to the cheap price tag, the performance is not bad at all. It offers a reasonable sharpness. Colors and viewing angles are pretty decent. We are really surprised by the way it shows the images in punchy colors. As a result, the display gets a positive feedback in our Nokia Lumia 630 review.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Camera

The Lumia 630 has let us down in terms of camera performance. The 5-MP primary camera doesn’t have LED flash. As a result, its performance in the low light condition is horrible. Its options are also very limited. It supports only three modes: night, automatic and sports. The device also doesn’t have any front camera. So, if you are really planning to buy a cheap smartphone for making video calls, it is not the right choice for you.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Performance

Having an old hardware and less RAM, the Lumia 630 is not supposed to perform brilliantly in terms of basic usage. However, it has managed to do so. Thanks to the Windows 8.1 operating system. The device can handle old 3D games, like Asphalt 8, pretty well. In the AnTuTu benchmark test, it scores a higher point (11282) than the Lumia 520 (10910).

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Battery

Unlike the predecessor, the Lumia 630 is able to last a day comfortably. Thanks to the enhancement of battery capacity (1830 mAh). In GSMArena’s battery endurance rating test, it survived 66 hours, which is one of the best performances in its class.

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: The Verdict

The unimpressive performance of the rear shooter and the lack of front camera are two biggest letdowns of the Lumia 630. However, in all factors, including design, performance and battery backup time, it has been able to highly impress us. It is now available at only $120. That means, everyone can afford it. If you do not emphasize on making video calls or taking selfies and want to buy a cheap Windows phone, you should definitely go for it, as it is the best budget friendly phone Microsoft has ever built.

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