Nokia Lumia 530 Philippines Price Php 4,990, Specs, Features : How Does it Compare to Nokia Lumia 520?

Nokia Lumia 520 was the best selling Windows Phone device last year and I'm sure its recently released 2014 follow-up, the Nokia Lumia 530, will do just as well in the market.

Nokia Lumia 530

“With high end apps, features and exceptional build quality at an amazing price, the Lumia 530 Dual SIM sets the benchmark for affordable smartphones,” said Mr. Karel Holub, Microsoft Mobile Devices General Manager for Sales in the Philippines,

Nokia Lumia 530

He added, "The Lumia 530 Dual SIM or DS demonstrates our focus on welcoming more people to the Windows Phone ecosystem with amazing devices that light up Microsoft’s digital work and life experiences. By building on the momentum of the successful Lumia 520, the Lumia 530 DS will help us deliver an uncompromised smartphone experience to more customers than ever before."

Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 DS truly provides the perfect balance of latest generation smartphone features and experiences at an ultra-affordable price, to welcome more people to the Microsoft ecosystem. With leading personalization brought by Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 530 DS delivers:

Nokia Lumia 530

  • The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 including one swipe notifications from Action Center and the fast Word Flow keyboard.
  • A moderately powerful Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Adreno 302 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor that delivers a fairly fast and lag-free gaming and browsing experience on the 4-inch LCD display.
  • Seamless integration with Microsoft services such as Microsoft Office and OneDrive, available right out of the box.
  • Offers popular apps such as Vine, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber and WeChat, plus key gaming apps such as Asphalt 8, available in the Windows Phone Store.
  • Great offline services that save time and money, including maps with offline navigation both home and abroad.
  • Easy switching between two SIM cards, helping people manage their data costs by clearly separating calls and messages to make it cheaper and easier to connect.
  • Offers a smooth performance with signature Lumia apps such as Creative Studio and Glam Me, which help people take quality voice-guided selfies with the 5 MegaPixel rear camera.
  • People can enjoy more of the content and apps they love with 4GB of on-board memory, expandable with SD cards up to 128GB. Plus, an additional 15GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive that lets people sync, store, access and share files between Lumia 530 DS and computers, laptops and tablets.
Nokia Lumia 530
Side by side photos of the back panel of Nokia Lumia 530 and its predecessor - Nokia Lumia 520, respectively. Notice the more rounded corners and the matte texture of Lumia 530's back plate.

Nokia Lumia 530
Frankly, its Dual SIM Dual Standby capability and virtual UI navigation buttons aside, Nokia Lumia 530 almost has the same technical specifications as the Lumia 520 from last year, which donned an SRP of Php 7,990 upon launch. If only the Lumia 530 could record high-definition videos and had an Adreno 305 GPU, we could call it simply 'the Dual SIM version of 520 with a different shell'. (Photos by WPCentral)

The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM is now available in the Philippines for only Php 4,990. Providing a laudable introduction to Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 530 DS - available in the Philippines in Bright Orange, Bright Green, White, and Dark Grey - delivers an amazing value smartphone experience with Microsoft innovations and services found in high-end Lumia releases.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 530
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm, 86.8 cc
Weight 129 grams
Available Colors Bright Orange, Bright Green, White, Dark Grey
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1
Display 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density), 480 x 854 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset
RAM 512 MB of RAM
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via MicroSD card slot, supports up to 128GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1936 pixels, no flash
Features: 1/4'' sensor size
Front: None
Video Capture 480p 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, GLONASS, A-GPS, and Beidou
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
Uptime 528 Hours of Standby, 13 Hours 20 minutes of Talk Time, 51 Hours of Music Play
Value-Added Features Nokia Location Services, 15 GB OneDrive storage
Announcement IFA 2014: September 4, 2014
Availability Philippines: October 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 4,990

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