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Nokia Lumia 635 – an Affordable 4G LTE Phone

Posted on 06 August 2014 by ChrisD

The new Nokia Lumia 635 is the first of Lumia smartphones to come from Microsoft and has been updated with the new Windows 8.1 operating system. The phone comes at an affordable price and has a fun design while also supporting 4G LTE, making it a good addition to the Nokia phones on the market today.

Design and Display
The new Nokia Lumia 635 has a colorful body made from plastic. The color combinations start from the back of the panels that curve around the body, meeting the display in a way similar to the iPhone 5S. The cover of the phone is removable, allowing you to change the cover according to the color and style you desire. It has a 4.5-inch screen supporting a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. Slim and smart with a toughened gorilla glass 3 for the protection of the phone from falls and bumps and to protect the glass from scratches.

Like similar smartphones, the Lumia 635 has all the specifications that can make this phone a spectacular addition to the smartphone industry. In terms of operating system, the phone taps the new Windows 8.1 made up of colorful live tiles scattered on a scrolling home screen and is definitely a good platform for smartphone beginners. It runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has a RAM of 512MB.

It has 8GB of standard storage and also has a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB for you to keep your videos, music and photos on. It has a rear-facing 5MP camera which is capable of capturing outstanding pictures and also supports 720p recording. The Lumia 635 has the same 1,830mAh battery as the Lumia 630, providing you a long battery life.

So, if you are a budget conscious buyer and are looking for an affordable smartphone with a fun and colorful design and great features, the new Lumia 635 is definitely the best option.

Photo courtesy of Nokia

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Posted on 06 May 2014 by ChrisD

Nokia has been struggling to keep pace with the current market trends. There is still some apprehension in the minds of users regarding devices that run on the Windows Phone OS. However, Nokia plans to change this misconception with the introduction of its new series of phones such as the new Nokia Lumia Icon.

The Build and Design
The phone is amazing in how it has been built. The phone is boxy no doubt, but the squared off edges ensure that it can balance the Icon upright. The colors are limited to black and white only and integrate the use of aluminum to provide an executive feel. It is worth noting that the phone is 5.4 inches tall and 2.8 inches wide. It does feel hefty but it can be handled with one hand without much hassle. With an amazing 5-inch 1080p HD AMOLED screen it’s no surprise that the creators want to offer impressive visuals. From movies to games, you can get topnotch visuals on the screen of your Nokia Lumia Icon.

For users who demand optimum power, there is much more being offered in terms of hardware capabilities. It comes equipped with the latest Adreno 330 GPU unit and a Quad core Processor that is over clocked for increased efficiency. Apart from the normal specs like GPS and Wi-Fi, it sports a 20 megapixel camera and a secondary 1.2 megapixel camera with Pure View technology. However, the phone is limited to 32GB of storage space with no card slot for an expandable memory card to be put in place. This is one drawback which some users might consider a deal breaker.

After reviewing the specs, one can evaluate that Nokia wishes to be the underdog no more. They have most certainly managed to up their game to level the playing field with its competitors. Still, there is much to be desired before it can come up to the level of the iPhone or Galaxy S series.

Photo courtesy of Nokia.com

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