Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM Review: Two Thumbs Down

By on Email @exolete

Nokia's design philosophy has taken a nose-dive with the Lumia 530, it feels bulky and awkward, especially after the sleek looking Lumia 520 and 525. The display here is the worst part about the device, its a very bad TN panel which looks utterly pixelated and colors appear dirty, muddled, under-saturated. Performance is sluggish, games don't play well and the fixed focus rear camera is just useless. I will be giving this phone two thumbs down, and telling you not to buy it.

5.4

After the success of the Lumia 520 and Lumia 525, we expected something better from Nokia, the Lumia 530 isn't what we wanted.

PROS

  • Decent Performance
  • Decent Build Quality
  • Low Price

CONS

  • Poor Display
  • Poor Rear Camera, No Front Camera
  • No Proximity, Light Sensors
  • A Bit Bulky


Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
    5.1
  • Display
    3.0
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
    7.0
  • Camera(s)
    4.5
  • Music & Video Playback
    5.2
  • Gaming
    4.8
  • Performance
    6.0
  • Battery-life
    7.0
  • Software
    6.1
  • Total Score
    5.4 10.0
Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM Specs and Photos
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