Nokia Lumia 530 is now the cheapest Lumia phone in Nigeria and at a price of about 16,500 Naira is even cheaper than the Nokia X. Nokia’s former cheapest Lumia, the Lumia 520 was a big hit, so we expect the Nokia Lumia 530 to maintain that legacy. We will be unboxing the Lumia 530 here and sharing what is inside the box. We will be sharing our first impression review in a couple of days.
In our Lumia 530 vs Lumia 520 article we made it clear that Lumia 530 is not an upgrade for Lumia 520. Having finally tested out the Lumia 530, we now have more facts to justify that stand. Lumia 530 is recommended for users of Nokia Asha phones and feature phones and not as an upgrade for Lumia 520.
Nokia Lumia 530 comes in a flat box that looks more like a DVD writer. The box opens like a CD bay and you pull it out the way you would open a match box.
Once you pull out the box, you catch the first glimpse of the phone covered in a Polythene wrap.
Grab the Nokia Lumia 530 and pull up the platform it sits on to access the manual and the rest of the accessories.
Included accessories are the USB charger and a 1430 Li-ion battery. I did not see any earbud (ear phones), which is strange as I saw earbuds in models sold in other countries. I do not know whether this is peculiar to my unit or to all models sold in Nigeria.
This however is not a big issue for me since I have more earbuds than I need lying allover the place. But, if you are buying Nokia Lumia 530 in Nigeria, you have to keep this in mind.
Nokia Lumia 530 looks good. We got the dark grey model, but you can also buy in green or orange. It is more compact than the Lumia 520 and fits very well in my hand and pocket. The physical soft keys are missing and are now part of the touchscreen.
Here are the front and rear view of the Lumia 530.
We will be sharing our first impression review in a couple of days. If you want to know more about the features, checkout our Nokia Lumia 530 specs page.