A couple of years back I never thought I’d be buying a Windows phone, but I have used Windows Mobile quite extensively in the past. At R$ 320 (approximately US$ 104) I found a Lumia 630 to be a decent upgrade for my wife, after a LG L40 she’d been using.
Here’s what I like about it:
- 4.5 inch screen with good viewing angles and blacks.
- Nice sturdy plastic body.
- Replaceable 1830 mAh battery. The phone lasts almost two days on a charge without heavy use.
- Dual Sim.
- Quad-core Snapdragon 430 with sensor core technology for activity tracking.
- 5 megapixel back camera with autofocus.
- Digital TV.
- It’ll get a free update to Windows 10 for phones.
Here’s what could be better:
- It has 512 MB of RAM. The kinds of apps my wife uses hardly demand any more.
- No camera flash. The situations where that would help are very few. It does make a handy flashlight though.
- No screen brightness adjustment based on ambient light.
- Mail app does not support push notification, and GMail specific features. My wife ended up trading the phone for my daughter’s Moto E.
- Poor app ecosystem means you end up having to use the browser a lot more often.