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These 9 phones top our current best Nokia phones list. Our #1 choice, the Nokia Lumia 735, is an 8GB Windows Phone OS 8.1 (with Lumia Denim) smartphone, while our second choice, the 215 is a social phone. The list also includes the Lumia 635 and their Nokia Lumia 930, a 32GB Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone.
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Following Nokia's IFA reveals is this mid-range Lumia that claims to be a smartphone made for selfies. The Lumia 735 sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, clearly beating out most others on comparable models. A 6.7-megapixel camera also sits at the back. It supports wireless charging, with its own charging shell to hold it upright while powering up. Its internal memory stands at 8GB, while supporting up to 128GB of memory expansion. This Widows-run smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2220mAh battery.
This basic candybar from Nokia sports a 2.4-inch LCD Transmissive 262K color display atop its rubber-based alphanumeric keypad -- a typical facade sported by many similar models from the Finnish brand. Its basic specs include an array of preloaded social networking apps (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), the Opera Mini web browser, a built-in flashlight, and a 0.3-megapixel camera. Its polycarbonate shell also houses a microSD card slot and 8MB worth of RAM, with a 1100mAh battery in charge of the power supply.
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The quad-core 1.2Ghz Nokia Lumia 635 promises uncompromised performance and comes in a variety of bright colors such as orange, yellow and green. It is fitted with a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS LCD main display, 4G capability, a storage memory of 8GB that is expandable to up to 128GB, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a 1830 mAh battery that claims to last up to 58 hours of music playback time.
It comes preinstalled with the Nokia MixRadio application that provides free unlimited music streaming with no commercials. It also comes with three location applications: HERE Maps (which provides the user with offline maps and provides virtual signs on the screen with the help of LiveSight), HERE Transit (which gives users minute-by-minute departure times and walking distances), and HERE Drive, which provides turn-by-turn voice-guided directions while users are driving.
Put aside a feature set clearly geared towards multimedia (with four built-in microphones!), the Nokia Lumia 930 has a lot of specs similiar to the Lumia 1520 such as a quad-core 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 20-megapixel camera with PureView techonolgy but without Carl Zeiss lenses, 4G-capability, a 2GB RAM, four digital microphones that support directional stereo recording, and 32GB of storage memory (not expandable).
It has two significant differences: The smaller 5-inch ClearBlack OLED main display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a weaker 2420mAh battery (the Lumia 1520 has a 3440mAh battery).
This 5-inch 2.2GHz quad-core Windows Phone 8 phablet is saddled with an iconic name - and some seemingly fancy technology to go with it. It boasts a four-microphone directional recording, a 20-megapixel PureView camera with six Zeiss lenses and two LED flashes, and a ClearBlack AMOLED display with 441 pixels per inch. It also packs a 2GB RAM, a 32GB non-expandable storage memory, a 2420mAh battery with a reported 3G talk time of 16.4 hours (984 minutes), and Qi wireless charging.
Nokia invades the pop culture by making a selfie (self-photos) phone for the self-admiring person in you. Nicknamed as the "selfie phone", it is equipped with a 5-megapixel front camera with the Lumia Selfie app (also shared by the newer Lumia 735) and a 6.7-megapixel main camera with ZEISS optics. Other specs that it shares with its twin include the 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) display equipped with Nokia's super-sensitive touch system and a sunlight-readable finish. Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, and 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It also offers Skype video call and dual SIM capabilities.
Nokia's 2014 IFA Berlin contender does not seem to want to contest any premium model. Rather, it aims to bring Nokia's PureView feature to a mid-level device. The 830 runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. As for memory, its 1GB RAM is right on par with its Android friends, but the 16GB internal storage sounds quite hefty - you can also top it up with a microSD card for up to 128GB of extra storage. XBox, OneDrive and Microsoft-based apps also squeeze themselves under its 5-inch display, while a 2200mAh battery powers it from under the lid.
Nokia produces another mid-level Windows smartphone to the Lumia series with the Lumia 630. This model has two versions, the single-SIM and the dual-SIM version. Both are equipped with mid-range specs such as a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor (clock-speed is up to 1.2Ghz), a 512MB RAM, 3G capability, a 4.5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD main display, and a 5-megapixel camera. One unique feature of the dual-SIM version is the Smart Dual SIM, which allows users to manage calls like call forwarding and even calls between two SIM cards.
Just like all the other recent Lumia phones that were released, this comes with pre-installed apps like the Nokia MixRadio (allows you to stream commercial-free unlimited music at no cost), OneDrive (stores your files, photos, videos on the cloud that allows you to access it anywhere and it syncs it with all of your Windows gadgets), HERE Maps that provides you with offline maps in 95 countries, HERE Transit (provides you with minute-by-minute departure times and walking distances) and HERE Drive that gives you voice-guided directions while driving.
This 2014 addition to the Lumia family apparently banks on multimedia. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and support for up to 128GB of microSD expansion - both of which seem to complement its array of games, apps and social networks. Despite that, Nokia might have opted for a moderate price point, settling for a 512MB RAM, a 5-megapixel (fixed-focus) camera and only 3G data rates (up to 21Mbps) at best. It also surprisingly lacks a front-facing snapper, which is observed in most other Lumia models. The 530 comes in Orange, Green, White or Dark Grey.
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