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Nokia is tapping heavily into the emerging markets by launching phones that bank on serving the need at a cost that is all you have in your wallet. The Nokia Lumia 635 is another offering that does look like an affordable good mid-range phone.


Model Nokia 635
Display 4.5 Inch
Processor 1.2 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Windows 8.1
Cameras 5 MP rear
Battery 1830 mAh
Price  Rs 10,000 – Rs 12,000

Design and Display

The Lumia 635 is pretty lightweight with a plastic body and Gorilla glass 3 on the screen. It is one of the only other phones to use windows on-screen navigation button and unfortunately it also is the first Lumia device like 630 variant to not have a dedicated camera key. The 854*480 pixels IPS LCD panel of 4.5 inches does ensure the colours do not lose their value and truth be told , at this price range we cannot expect anything much more than this.

Interface and Processor

It features the uniqueness of being one of the three phones that are launched with Windows 8.1 out of the box. While it is too early to tell if the 8.1 makes this phone stand out or not, it is safe to assume that the latest is always the best with regards to operating system. The Cortana factor is sure to make heads turn in favour of Nokia at least till the word comes out on whether it has the ability to give Siri a run for its money. The quad-core snapdragon 400 processor clocking at 1.2 GHz with a 512MB RAM does show a cause of concern but the reports have all been in favour of pointing towards a smoothly running phone with regards to usage.

Camera and Battery

The camera is a 5MP sensor and there is no flash. Similar to all the other window phone cameras, this handset gives a simple and an efficient clarity of pictures to cherish after taking. The 1830 mAh is good and being guaranteed a 12 Hour talk time is more than anything that one can ask.


This handset has the potency to strike big unless something terribly goes wrong from Nokia. At Rs 10,000 – Rs 12,000 it is a feast for the middle class customer.

 Featured Image Courtesy: Nokia US, Flickr