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Nokia Lumia 630 will be the next addition to Nokia Lumia series. Nokia has already announced Lumia 630 with Lumia 930 at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in San Francisco. Nokia announced that their newest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone will be available in European market by the end of May. There was not much information available for its pricing at that time. Finally we got the pricing detail for Nokia Lumia 630.

Vodafone Lumia 630 Europe

 

Vodafone Italy has leaked final pricing for Nokia Lumia 630 by mistake. We would like to tell you that Vodafone Italy is running a contest and participants who win that contest will be prized with Nokia Lumia devices. They have planned for 336 Lumia 630 units, 28 Lumia 1520 handsets for their lucky winners. They mentioned pricing details for Nokia Lumia 630 in their terms and conditions list. Pricing of Nokia Lumia 630 id to be €149.99 (about $205) including value added tax.

Nokia Lumia 630 will come with a 4.5 inch FWVGA Clear-Black IPS LCD screen. It has a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is supported by 512 MB of RAM. In the rear of device, it has a 5 megapixel camera which gives decent picture quality. There is 8 GB internal memory available with Nokia Lumia 630 and if you want then it can be expanded with its micro-SD card support. We are expecting Nokia to release some more information about Nokia Lumia 630.

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Change of topic; let’s now discuss the top 5 racing games that are popular on Nokia’s Windows Phone 1 GHz dual core, 5 MP popular camera phone. Please note that these are listed here not as per the number of downloads from the Windows Phone Store but based on feedback and personal opinion. Feel free to deck up your Nokia Lumia 520 device with these games and more from the Windows Phone Store

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Racing games download for Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone 8

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit This INR 260, 113 MB download racing game app with a free trial available by publisher Electronic Arts  is a game wherein you can race upto 20 precision performance cars such as the Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. across 24 day and night tracks on different race tracks around the world. This game is from the venerable Electronic Arts publisher renowned for making quality immersive games experience. You can even play a cop and catch the runaways.

Need for speed hot pursuit

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit download

Asphalt 8 Airborne : This INR 55, 819 MB download with a free trial available racing game app by publisher Gameloft is a game wherein you can race upto 47 high performance cars and on race tracks at exotic locations around the world such as Venice and Guiana and do stunts with them while in the air using ramps. Simultaneous multiplayer action supported for up to 8 real opponents.

Asphalt 8 Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne download

Turbo Racing League: This 35MB free racing game app from publisher PikPok, is all about the turbocharged Pixar snail character Turbo who has to race, slide, drift and jump on 9 unique race tracks and in special race events such as Time Trials, Slalom and Rival Races. Race on Turbo!

Turbo Racing League Windows Phone

Turbo Racing League download

Space Rider: This free 7MB racing game app by publisher Pri Machine, is a arcade style racing game in which a spaceship is raced along a track out of five given tracks and there are upto 4 enemy ships that need combating while racing on. Fun, and exciting, with social sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

Space Rider Windows Phone

Space Rider download

Stay on the Road: This free 8MB simple car racing game by publisher AdrianoSastre reminds one of the 80s era racing game simulators in which the objective is to maneuver a car on a racing track through myriad challenges at the same time while managing to stay on the road, hence the name, exciting and challenging to say the least, and a bit nostalgic too.

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Stay on the Road download

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The higher mid-range smartphones are very popular with the certain spectrum of society. The early office goers to the ones who are planning for their first smartphone, these people prefer the cheaper good quality phones to paying those big bucks for the flagships. So we are rounding up here such phones which are light on the pocket and yet near to flagship quality specs and features. These are the phones under the INR 20000 bracket.

Sony Xperia P:
Sony introduced this mid-range beauty about a year ago. It was a great device back then, but even now it has not lost much touch. Its great design, the Sony UI which is again amazingly pleasing to the eye and the specs of the phone which still power the device quite efficiently are still pretty acceptable. Full specifications of the Sony Xperia P are given below:

Sony Xperia P

  • Display: 4” LED-backlit LCD qHD
  • Resolution: 540×960 @ 275 ppi
  • Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: Mali 400
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Battery: 1305 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, VGA front
  • OS: Android 4.0 ICS, upgradable to Android 4.1 JellyBean

Sony Xperia P Price in India 16855/- Rupees

Karbonn Titanium S9:
Karbonn launched a Phablet with a 720p HD display and a mammoth battery. The specs in this phone are really awesome for the price point it is available for. It is in direct competition with the like of the Xperia Phablets and the Samsung Note series. Try and beat that now. Full specifications of the Karbonn Titanium S9 are given below:

Karbonn Titanium S9

  • Display: 5.5” IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 720×1280 @ 267 ppi
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable upto 32 GB
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP rear, 5 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.2 JellyBean

Karbonn Titanium S9 Price in India 17990/- Rupees

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos:
This phone is like maybe the most popular Samsung mid-range device yet. Samsung recently held a humongous sale where they were giving away the Galaxy devices for a very less cost and that too on 0% EMI. This sale was a huge success and many people bought the Galaxy Grand because of its huge screen, good enough specs and its less cost. Today the costs have dropped further to under 15000 INR and also that this phone supports Dual SIM is an added benefit. Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos are given below:

Samsung galaxy grand

  • Display: 5” TFT Capacitive Touch screen
  • Resolution: 480×800 @ 187 ppi
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 64 GB
  • Battery: 2100 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, 2 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 JellyBean

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Price in India 18400/- Rupees

 Panasonic P51:
Panasonic recently unveiled their latest device, the Panasonic P51 which is supposed to be their flagship. This device though comes in the mid-range device, but is Panasonic’s best device ever. It does have some good specs like a quad core processor, a huge battery, HD screen, etc. so as a matter of fact, for a company looking to sell cheap phones, we will take this flagship. Full specifications of the Panasonic P51 are given below:

Panasonic P51

  • Display: 5” IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 720×1280 @ 294 ppi
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 4 GB, expandable upto 32 GB
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.2 JellyBean

Panasonic P51 Price in India: 19850/- Rupees

Nokia Lumia 820:
This phone is a true cross-over where is has a small screen that the flagship back then during release, but still has the same internal specs. The 820 is a true marvel of the phone. Though it did lack some features like the PureView Camera and high internal storage that was needed to keep the phone different from the flagship. The battery of the phone is a bit disappointing, but other than that, this is a Gem. Full specifications of the Nokia Lumia 820 are given below:

Nokia Lumia 820

  • Display: 4.3” AMOLED
  • Resolution: 480×800 @ 217 ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 64 GB
  • Battery: 1650 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, 1.2 MP front
  • OS: Windows Phone 8, upgradable to Windows Phone 8 “Black”

Nokia Lumia 820 Price in India: 20000/- Rupees

Sony Xperia C:
This is a big screen budget phone by Sony to counter the likes of Micromax, Karbonn, etc. to capture the audience who have a fetish for huge screens. This phone has good specs under the hood and performs exceptionally well. You won’t really have any complaints with this. Full specifications of the Sony Xperia C are given below:

Sony Xperia C

  • Display: 5” TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 540×960 @ 220 ppi
  • Processor: MTK MT6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 4 GB, expandable to 32 GB
  • Battery: 2390 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, VGA front
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 JellyBean

Sony Xperia C Price in India: 20000/- Rupees

Nokia Lumia 720:
This phone has won many hearts in its time with its sleek, slim look and yet amazing functionality. This phone has a huge battery in it by its standards and has maybe the best camera in a mid-range phone. It is really hard to miss this beauty. Full specifications of the Nokia Lumia 720 are given below:

Nokia Lumia 720

  • Display: 4.3” IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 480×800 @ 217 ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8227 Dual-core 1 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 64 GB
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Camera: 6.7 MP rear, 1.2 MP front
  • OS: Windows Phone 8, upgradable to Windows Phone 8 “Black”

Nokia Lumia 720 Price in India: 17499/- Rupees

Micromax Canvas 4:
This phone might just have been the highest hyped and teased phone by an Indian company. They made this phone so very popular and people so much eager, that it had the most number of preorders than any other Indian phone manufacturer. It has some great features similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 which makes it a true killing machine. Full specifications of the Micromax Canvas 4 are given below:

Micromax Canvas 4

  • Display: 5” IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 720×1280 @294 ppi
  • Processor: MTK 6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable upto 32 GB
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP rear, 5 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.2.1 JellyBean

Micromax Canvas 4 Price: 17499/- Rupees

Xolo Q1000:
Xolo makes the best value for money products and you get one of the best specs in the house for a really cheap rate. The phone features everything like a great HD display, big battery, high on features, great specs under the hood and the works. Full specifications of the Xolo Q1000 are given below:

XOLO Q 100

  • Display: 5” IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 720×1280 @ 294 ppi
  • Processor: MTK 6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 4 GB, expandable upto 32 GB
  • Battery: 2100 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, 1.2 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.2 JellyBean

Xolo Q1000 Price in India: 16900/- Rupees

iberry Auxus Nuclea N1:
This is a totally power packed, feature packed phone, but only because it does not belong to any big brand, hence it has not quite come in to the attention of the public. But you will be surprised to know that this phone has a Full HD display, quad core processor, the biggest battery ever in a phone of this range, and a superb camera as well. Full specifications of the iberry Auxus Nuclea N1 are given below:

iberry Auxus Nuclea N1

  • Display: 5” Active Matrix OGS display
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 @ 441 ppi
  • Processor: Mediatek 6589T 1.5 GHz Quad core
  • GPU: PowerVR Series5XT
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 4 GB, expandable upto 64 GB
  • Battery: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP rear, 8 MP front
  • OS: Android 4.2.1 JellyBean

iberry Auxus Nuclea N1 Price in India: 17599/- Rupees

We rounded up the best smartphones in the price category of under 20000 INR and we have some really ultimate contenders. So if you are looking for a smartphone with a budget of maximum 20000 INR, then you can very well check out our list which will surely prove helpful to you. So like always let us know through your comments what you feel about this.

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Windows Phone 8 is a growing operating system and is has captured quite some market share in its short duration of presence. And most of the credit for it goes to the budget smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 and that is the Nokia Lumia 520. Available at a very cheap cost and some good enough specs, the 520 has become an international hit and many people own it. Its app base is still growing and is currently the fastest growing app store ever. Being a new eco system, not many people are aware of it yet and so the current users don’t really have an idea as to which apps to install in their phone. Hence we are compiling a list of 10 apps that you must install on your Lumia 520 so that you can have a wonderful smartphone experience and also not miss Android much.

Nokia Lumia 520

1. 6tag: Instagram for windows has still not arrived and we all need Instagram to share images. So what if there is no Instagram, we have a similar app completely loaded with all the features and functions of Instagram and works seamlessly as an Instagram app. So even with a Windows Phone, you sure won’t be missing out on your Instagram action. Yay!

2. Facebook: Though Windows Phone 8 has a built in people’s hub where you can link in your social networking, still to check out on photos and videos and some more Facebook applications, you will need to actually access Facebook manually. So for that a Facebook app is now available which is exactly similar to the Android and iOS app. So now no more missing out on your favourite updates from your friends and family as well as the game requests. Happy Candy Crushing!

3. Twitter: Even though Twitter is integrated in the people’s hub, still you do need to actually access it to get the feel and experience of using Twitter. So for that the official Twitter app is something that you need for the full Twitter experience on your phone. Follow or unfollow anyone or search for your favourite pals, check their tweets, reply to them or retweet, or share your own tweets, whatever you want. Enjoy the fun of social networking wherever you go.

4. Whatsapp: This is the most used instant messenger service in the entire world with recently it was even released by Whatsapp that they have recorded over 1 billion messages exchanged in a day. This is because it is absolutely free and you can send unlimited messages, images, videos, songs, etc. though it is free for only one year and later you have to pay 55 INR per year, still considering how useful it is, you will happily accept to pay it. The best advantage of this is that, it works on the basis of your phone number and is a cross-platform app. So that means it works on almost every phone so all your friends use it and also it works seamlessly internationally as well. So using this you can also contact your friends out of the country as well for free. Hence it is being pegged as SMS killer.

5. Accuweather: This is a renowned weather app that tells you the current weather and also the forecasts pretty accurately. You can easily reply on it to provide the current temperature of your area and also how the weather forecast is going to be on an hourly basis. So you can check the app out and then plan if you need to carry an umbrella or a coat depending on the weather conditions.

6. Smartshoot: This is an amazing camera app by Nokia. It is a Nokia exclusive app; in this the app takes 5 images at a time. Then you can choose to remove the elements you want or change faces of people among the 5 images that are captured and then by that you can have the perfect group shot every single time. This is a very amazing app considering how Nokia phones have some really amazing camera.

7. Skype: This is a great app for free video calls and voice calls over the internet. Though for the Lumia 520 it won’t be of much use since it does not have a front facing camera, but voice calls are very much possible. This is pretty useful when you have a fast internet connection over Wi-Fi or 3G and do not want to spend your main account balance. So it is another great app considering Skype’s tried and tested quality levels.

8. Netflix: If you love to watch some great movies on the move then you will love this app. In this app you can select any movie that you want to watch for free from a huge selection available in their database. All you need is an internet connection and you can stream high definition movies right onto your device. There are some other movies too which are paid, but surely the free movies can too work just fine for you. You also get the option of subtitles and many more features as well.

9. Transfer My Data: This app is actually more useful than people give it credit for. For instance when you buy a new Lumia, then with this app you can connect to your previous device via Bluetooth and get all your precious data like contacts and messages into your new phone easily in no time. Also you can use this app to transfer your content into your phone from SD cards as well.

10. Zomato: This app is like your local scout who tells you everything about that is in and around your area. So if you happen to be in an unknown location and suddenly your stomach starts rumbling, then you can use this app and search for places to eat and also check out which is the best, what it offers, what are its rating, the cost and also the menu as well. You can also share your review on experience of the place on the app for others to refer to.
We checked out 10 apps that you must install on your Lumia 520. Do note that Lumia 520 is the most basic Windows phone with the smallest specs being an entry level device. Hence all the apps mentioned above will also run on all the other midrange and top range Lumia devices as well and also other Windows phones. Being a new OS, Windows Phone 8 is developing gradually and let us hope that it does soon so that we can have another great option to Android to have a versatile smartphone experience.

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Nokia has the knack of making some really beautiful phones. The shapes, the colours it is all so amazingly made that they sure do know how to catch eyeballs with their product. Now with the touchscreen phones, the design does not have much scope to tinker about with, but they make that up with amazing colours and superbly built phones with great quality materials. The phone under review today, the Nokia Lumia 625 is one such beauty which is a grade up from its smaller brother the 620.

Design and Looks:
Nokia has used the multi-coloured polycarbonate casings to its complete advantage by giving its phones an awesome look and feel. This stands true even for the Nokia Lumia 625. The little difference here is that being a larger phone, they have given it a translucent back cover. What this does is that it gives the phone the stretched look which shows that it is the big brother or rather the grown version of the Lumia 620. Its build is pretty sturdy as is always the case with Nokia. It has the regular windows phone capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen and the volume rocker, power/lock screen button and dedicated camera button on the right. It has got a removable back panel which can be changed to whichever color you want.

Nokia Lumia 625

Display:
The phone sports a huge 4.7” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, which is the biggest in the Lumia Range till date. It has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and has a resolution of 800×480 pixels at 199 ppi. This might sound a bit less compared to other phones available nowadays, but for windows phone this does not look less, the text is also pretty clear and does not look distorted at all.

Performance:
On the hardware front, this phone has a heart of 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon Krait processor coupled with Adreno 305 GPU which is capable of handing the graphics perfectly. The specs might seem less, but Windows Phone OS is pretty light and does not require much high end specs to run it smoothly. Even with this spec, the phone works seamlessly without any lags.

Operating System:
The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS out of the box and is upgradeable to Amber over the air. This is a very light, smooth and a zippy OS with no complications and simple working. Its live tiles are an amazing concept where you can pin all your required apps on the Home screen and it also provides with notifications on the tile itself of that app. Since the OS is a bit new, hence the app store is still developing and it has almost 200,000 apps in it and in time it well develop to match Android and iOS.

Storage capacity and Main memory:
The 625 has 512 MB of RAM which is a bit of a letdown considering even the 620 had the same amount and 625 is an upgrade to it. Also it has 8GB of inbuilt memory and also has an expandable memory card slot up to 64 GB which is a good thing.

Camera:
The primary camera on the phone is a 5MP one, but it functions better than all the other 5MP cameras out there in the market. It is capable of some amazing photos as well as Full HD 1080p videos. Its primary camera is a VGA camera which allows for video calls with VGA quality.

Features:
Though the Windows Phone 8 OS has its limitations on the App Store, but they make it up by providing some awesome features and apps out of the box. Nokia’s mapping services, the HERE Maps and HERE Drive are present. Also the various camera lenses like Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, PhotoBeamer, Nokia Smart Camera, etc. are present to provide the best camera experience. Also the phone comes with LTE connectivity which means faster internet connection and better surfing experience.

Conclusion:
We reviewed the Nokia Lumia 625 on all the parameters and have come to a conclusion about the phone. If you are looking for a mid-range phone with LTE connectivity, then this is the phone for you with its big screen if you are ready to compromise a bit with the camera. But other than that, this is a lovely phone to use with it being available in a range of amazing colours; it is like beauty comes to you.