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Microsoft Lumia 530
Microsoft have recently cancelled Nokia’s low end Android phones, including the Nokia’s Asha series. This is part of Microsoft culling 18,000 jobs from its workforce, mainly from Nokia. It’s quite harsh really, but a reality in the business take over World. The bigger guy gets to strip the smaller guy of everything, including people.
So on to the phone. The Lumia 530 is Microsoft/Nokia’s cheapest phone to date, coming in at 67GBP for the single SIM and 79GBP for the dual SIM device. It slots in below the Lumia 630, and that may seem obvious, but Nokia’s numbering hasn’t been that straightforward of late.
The phone features a 4” LCD FWVGA screen at 854x480 pixels, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 512MB of RAM. There is also 4GB of on-board storage that can be increased by 128GB via microSD.
The rear facing 5MP camera has no flash, and there is no front facing camera. The phone runs on a 1430mAh battery that is said to give 22 days standby, 13.4 hours talk time and 57 hours music playback time.
The phone come is four colours, these being grey, white, orange or green.
The 530 clearly is no phone to go wild over, but if you are looking for a basic Windows phone that just does the job with no frills and without the bloatware, this is your phone.