For a price of £89.95 you could soon be the proud owner of Lumia 630 Microsoft’s first phone as the formal owner of the old Nokia phones business. The Lumia 630 will hit UK stores next week on 29 May.
The Lumia 630 smartphone is the first to run Windows Phone 8.1, a new version of the operating system from Microsoft
The Lumia 630 sports a 4.5-inch display with a 854×480 pixel resolution. That’s not as pin-sharp as some hoity-toity smartphones, but should be plenty to render on-screen action with decent clarity. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back too, space for two SIM-cards (potentially handy if you travel a lot) and the whole shebang is powered by Microsoft’s Window Phone 8.1 operating system.
Windows Phone 8.1 offers far more enterprise-friendly features – VPN, encrypted email, remote device management – than its predecessors, which have been consumer-focused. However, the scene-stealing feature of the Windows Phone update, the voice assistant Cortana, won’t arrive in the UK until later in the year.
Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2, Tesco and Amazon will all be selling the Lumia 630 from £89.95, Microsoft says. It comes in range of retina-searing colours, including orange, yellow, green, white and black.