On September 8th 2014 at Kampala Serena Hotel, Microsoft announced three new Lumia devices: the Lumia 530, Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930 all powered by Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1, all now available in Uganda.
Things you get with Windows Phone 8.1 missing from Windows Phone 8 include the Action Center, the ability to display more icons on the home screen with any phone and gesture typing. Windows 8.1 is a good solid upgrade
Many people have criticized Windows Phones in the past for many things. One of the biggest barriers preventing people from switching from their iPhones and Android smartphones is that some of the popular apps simply weren’t available. Most of these are now available.
Locally available as a dual SIM, this phone is a sequel to the Nokia Lumia 520, the most popular Windows Phone of all time, and the Nokia Lumia 525, which shared specs with the Lumia 520, and had twice the RAM. The Lumia 530 boasts the newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, which is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor delivering a fast user experience for your favorite apps and internet browsing. Coming in a variety of jolly colors this phone hits the sweet spot of price and productivity, employing a decent display, dual-core processor and a 5MP camera.
While the Lumia 630 is not as cheap as the 530, it offers more for the money’s worth. With a vivid, 4.5-inch display and a quad-core Snapdragon processor with faster speeds on leading social apps and games, the Lumia 630 promises to be able to showcase the best of the newest Windows Phone 8.1.
At the high end of the Windows Phone 8.1 offerings is the Lumia 930, from first sight the aluminum body shows it’s the most premium of the three.
It has everything needed to take on the competition head-on, like a large 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 20 MP main camera and all this definitely comes with a higher price.
These devices will be available from Simba Telecom, Daj Communications, Go Phones, Airtel stores, MTN stores and Midcom stores