Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Lumia 630: Budget Windows Phone 8.1

Along with the Lumia 930, Nokia also introduced us to the Nokia 630, a follow on to its Lumia 620, which was announced back in late 2012 and launched early in 2013. This is not one of Nokia's high-end smartphones, but it is one of the higher profile entry-level models the company has (unlike many other prominent phone manufacturers, Nokia has multiple ranges and lines of smartphones within those ranges). Let's see how this year's Lumia 630 stacks up to the Lumia 620 that was made available last year.

Spec
Lumia 620
Lumia 630
OS
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8.1
Screen
3.8-inch ClearBlack LCD
800×480
4.5-inch FWVGA display, ClearBlack LCD
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU
1 GHz (dual core)
1.2GHz (quad core)
GPU
Adreno 305Adreno 305
RAM
512 MB RAM512 MB RAM
Storage
8 GB 8 GB
Additonal Storage
Up to 64 GB via MicroSD
Up to 128 GB via MicroSD
Camera
5-megapixel with autofocus,
5-megapixel with auto-focus
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4,0, WiFi, A-GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth 4,0, WiFi, A-GPS, GLONASS
Battery1300 mAh
1830 mAh
Launch Price
$249
$159 or $169 for Dual-SIM version

Nokia has beefed up the specs of its entry-level Lumia, but it's helping things along by dropping the price considerably, too (and that was something the company was sure to mention during its press conference today). The Lumia 620 was already an incredibly solid entry-level device for the price. Now, with Windows 8.1, an upgrade in processor, battery, display, and price, it's an even more attractive deal.

The Lumia 630 will be available this summer and unlike the Lumia 930, it is definitely going to be available in the United States.

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  • That lumia 630 is a bargain.
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  • I have the Lumina 521 and from using Androids I love this cheap $69 phone. I have the prepaid plan. Just an awesome phone.
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  • Seems like an attempt to go after the Moto G. Lumia 630 might have better hardware overall with microSD but WP8...not so great. Still, that price could come down to less than $100 which would make this very tough to pass up.
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