The Nokia Lumia 530 is an impressive smartphone within a low budget. It runs the latest Windows OS out of the box, and comes with a decent configuration. The absence of front camera, however is a big downer.
Display and Design
The Nokia Lumia 530 features a 4-inch TFT multi touch display with FWVGA resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a rich pixel density of 245 ppi. It has a thickness of 11.7mm and a weight of 129g with smoothly curved edges.
CPU and OS
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset housing a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM. For better management of graphics, it houses Adreno 302 GPU. The handset runs Windows 8.1 OS which is the latest one from Microsoft and brilliant for touch devices.
Camera and Storage
The Nokia Lumia 530 poses a brilliant 5MP snapper with a resolution of 2,592 x 1,936 pixels, a sensor size of 1/4-inch and capable of shooting 480p videos at 30fps. It is devoid of any front camera which could be a deal breaker if your requirements include video calling. While it comes with the standard onboard storage capacity of 4GB, the microSD slot can accommodate a maximum memory of 128GB.
Battery and Connectivity
The Nokia Lumia 530 draws the necessary fuel from a BL-5J 1,430mAh Li-ion battery which, according to the manufacturer, is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of talktime and up to 528 hours of standby time in 3G networks. From the connectivity point of view, this single SIM smartphone has features like 3G, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS and USB port.