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|
|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 305||Adreno 305|
|RAM||512 MB RAM||512 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|
|Battery||1300 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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