Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM smartphone review
Harold 2 Sep 2014


Today’s smartphone market is saturated with top tier smartphones which are mostly costly. Naturally the low to mid range market is naturally forgotten. With more and more brands slashing prices to cater to garner a bigger market share, it is naturally that we see better cost performance products that will create shockwave across the market.

The Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM powered by Windows phone 8.1 CYAN might just fit the bill. Powered by a Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2Ghz processor, this device runs very smoothly in daily operation. As it comes preinstalled with Cyan update, apps and games can be stored externally into the microSD card. It also comes with a 5 Mega pixel camera and has a maximum of 3G talktime of 10 hrs and 22 days of standby time.

So what is the package ? See unboxing video below:


The new Windows 8.1 comes with Action centre where you can swape and view all the nofitications, alerts and quick settings in one place. You can also now ‘type’ faster using the Word Flow keyboard.

Edit your word or excel on the phone and store them on OneDrive with 15GB of free storage. Other applications that comes with it includes Facebook, SKYPE, Outlook, OneNote. Launch storage sense and you have a bird’s eye view of the storage space left on your phone and SD card.

Going for a tour ? You won’t get lost with the MAPS app. The Maps app is free to use and you get online and offline navigation. For the cost savvy, you can slot in a second SIM card to take advantage of cheaper call rates. Alternatively slot in a Data only card for surfing and another prepaid card for making phone calls for the $ savvy user.

When I am bored, I can entertain myself with MixRadio which can be use offline as it becomes the defacto radio station with no commericial interruption.

ON the next page, we will take a look at the interface and some of the pictures and videos taken using this phone.