Nokia’s back with a new budget smartphone and this one could really shake up the market with its solid specs and rock bottom price tag. Whether you’re on a tight budget or just want a spare phone this could be a good fit. Read on for all the details.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 530 will go on sale in the UK from the 4th of September and that EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u will all be selling it.
The Nokia Lumia 530 is set to sell for just £60, making it one of the cheapest smartphones available. Contract pricing hasn’t yet been announced but expect to be able to get it free of charge on some of the cheapest tariffs around.
The Nokia Lumia 530 has a 4.0 inch 480 x 854 display with a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor and 512MB of RAM, there’s a 5 megapixel camera on the back and no front facing camera.
It only has 4GB of built in storage but there’s also a microSD card slot which allows you to expand that by up to 128GB and it has a 1430 mAh battery quoted for up to 528 hours of standby time or 10 hours of talk time.
All of that is pretty low end as you’d expect and so is its plastic 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7mm and 129g build. But going by previous budget Nokia’s it should be a well built, dependable little handset with solid performance.
It also ships with Windows Phone 8.1, so you can enjoy the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, including Action Centre and Cortana.
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