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Nokia’s affordable Lumia 630 and 635 bring Windows Phone 8.1 to the masses

Nokia’s latest affordable Lumia phones offer quad-core power and 4G for under $200, as well as the latest version of Windows Phone.

Nokia didn’t just launch its brand new Lumia 930 flagship smartphone today, but also two new affordable Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 635. Both phones will rock Windows Phone 8.1, just like the 930, and offer strong specs considering the sub-$200 price tags.

Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 hands-on preview and specs

Check out our hands-on video below for a sneak peek of these fun, affordable handsets…

The Lumia 635 is a 4G LTE mobile that boasts a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5-inch ClearBlack screen with an 854×480 resolution and the full range of services available to the more expensive Lumia handsets. Other specs include a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of internal memory (expandable via MicroSD) and 512MB of RAM.

Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 hands-on preview and specs

The Lumia 630 is almost the same phone, with almost identical specs, but it drops the 4G LTE support to cut down the price tag, making it a better value option for anyone who can’t afford pricey 4G tariffs.

Both phones boast colourful bodies, available in a bright and bold variety, and as with previous affordable Lumia phones you can snap off and replace the backing with another colour to suit your mood. Physically there’s only a small difference between the two models – while the Lumia 635 comes with a glossy rear, the Lumia 630 enjoys a matt finish. However, since the covers can be freely swapped around, you don’t have to stick with what you get.

Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 hands-on preview and specs

The Nokia Lumia 630 is coming at the end of May, priced at $159 US for the standard model and a dual-SIM model in select markets (don’t expect it in the UK) for $169 US. The Lumia 635 follows in June or July for $189 US, a real bargain for a 4G phone, which will hopefully translate well, as and when it hits UK shores.

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