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Nokia Lumia 630: How good is its battery life?

Jul 01,2014 0 Comments

Nokia Lumia 630: How good is its battery life?

Regardless of how much users pay for their smartphones, they expect sufficient battery life to at least get through the day without their handset spluttering to a dead halt. Even those buying the latest ultra-affordable devices have the same expectations – after all, if you can’t make full use of all the wonderful features crammed into a handset, what’s the point?

The Lumia 630 was announced in April as Microsoft’s new entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset, and it debuted at a price point even lower than the Lumia 520 did when it was launched. Despite this, the 630 features a much larger battery – 1830mAh versus the 1430mAh of the 520 – but it also improved specs over the earlier device, including a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and a larger 4.5-inch display (albeit with near-identical resolution).

Nokia claims that the 630’s battery is good for up to 25 days of standby time and up to 16.4 hours of talk time, as well as 58 hours of music- and 7 hours of video-playback. However, as we all know, specs and manufacturers’ quoted figures never tell the full story – so just how does the Lumia 630’s battery hold up in the real world?

The answer to that question will depend on exactly how you use the device. If you spank the battery hard by playing non-stop games or watching videos all day, then you can’t reasonably expect it to last right through the day – and the same goes for the overwhelming majority of handsets on the market, at any price point. But if you have a more balanced approach to using the device, you should find that it holds up well.

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