For Android and ios, Windows phone is the third force in the Smartphone market. And has caught up with the update on Windows phone 8.1 with the competition. There is now also the app offer fine. The Windows Mobile phones thanks to built-in apps like one drive or MS Office and the synchronization settings using the PC also offer advantages to PC users running Windows 8.1 or future Windows 10. The Lumia range acquired by Microsoft is, aside from smaller providers such as Archos, the absolute top dog in the Windows phone marketplace. Alone in the Smartphone’s best computer image are currently around 20 models of Lumia. Special feature: The price range is enormous, ranging almost 500 euros (idealo-rates from 12 February 2014) currently from 69 euros. There, the question arises: who is which device best?

Windows phone 8.1: new priced under $100

With affordable smartphones, Windows phone benefits offers. It is easy to use and is already running with simple hardware liquid. There’s, other than in Android, no storage case: Windows phone 8.1 or apps on microsd cards can be stored. Around 100 euros, there are currently four Lumia models: the 4-inch smartphones Lumia 530 and Lumia 435, the Lumia 630 (4.5-inch), the 5-inch model Lumia 535 soon also the Lumia 532 added. The Lumia 530 is the very dark screen and the relatively small 4 GB memory. The Lumia 435 in turn falls through because of the weak camera and the chunky body.

Nokia Lumia: smartphones for every purse

Buying Tip: Nokia Lumia 630

The handy Nokia Lumia 630, which is available as a dual-SIM version, and an LTE version (Lumia 635) is a clear buy recommendation. Although you must forgo automatic brightness control, front-facing camera and Flash, however, is the total package: the display is large enough, convinces thanks to Nokia’s clear black technology with strong black values. The Lumia 630 lies well in the hand, the design everything else acts as a low-cost, even reminiscent of Apple’s iphone 5C. The Snapdragon-400 quad-core processor works pretty fast and also has a power-saving step counter. With less high-quality display, but still better equipment (front-facing camera, more memory) and also the Lumia 535 is an alternative popular 5-inch size. However, the screen not quite as high contrast as in the Lumia 630 and the processor is a class of slower (Snapdragon 200).


Lumia 730 and 735: the middle class less than 200 euros

Sharper screen, better camera, more speed: for those who intensively use their Smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 730 offer dual SIM and Lumia 735 in the long term much more. The nearly identical smartphones come each with 4.7-inch display (1280 x 720), Snapdragon 400 fast quad-core processor 8 gigabytes of memory and the 1.2 gigahertz. Resolves the main camera with 6.7 mega pixels, on the front, Nokia uses a 5 mega pixel-snapping for Seflie enthusiasts. Who is not dependent on a dual SIM capability, drives with the Lumia 735 better: in contrast to the 730 offers the fast wireless standard LTE and Wireless charging technology. Here, it is worth to study the daily rates. Yet for around 50 euros more, Lumia users can some upper-class air breathe.

Nokia Lumia 830: the secret among 300 Euro

After the recent price cuts, the Lumia is 830 already for about 250 euros to get. It is quite slim and lightweight despite metal design. And surpassed in the camera and battery life test in part even top smartphones like the iphone 5S. The 5-inch display offers 1280 x 720 pixels and appeared at the first touch light and clear. The good 10-megapixel camera has an optical image stabilizer, the camera button on the side facilitates quick snapshots and videos. In the laboratory surprised the camera with one of the best browse notes in day light.

Nokia Lumia 930: top model

Quad-core processor, 2 gigabytes of memory and 5-inch full-HD display that are the key data of the Lumia flagship Nokia Lumia 930. The frame is made of aluminium, the back plastic. Gorilla glass 3 to protect the screen from scratches. Showpiece is the 20-megapixel camera. In the laboratory test of COMPUTER image convinced that Knipse thanks to Carl-Zeiss Optics especially in good lighting. Even when shooting with Flash, the Lumia 930 could refer to the places competitors Galaxy S5 and iphone 5 S. The camera works fast enough now with the latest updates.

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From cheap to expensive: the Phablets

There are currently two Lumia smartphones with huge XXL display: the cheap Lumia 1320 (well, 200 euros) and the top of Lumia 1520 (good 400 euro) with lush 6-inch display. The successor of the Lumia 1330 expected for the spring to provide a minimally smaller display with 5.7 inch, but for the expected price below 300 Euro similar at 830 Lumia bring a high-quality Pureview camera the.

Fit for Windows 10?

Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to the new Windows phone over the course of the year: the mobile version of Windows 10 is identical to the PC-Windows then in the core, on the operating concept changes on the phone but little. With new browsers, full Office and many new features in detail, the system brings once more significant improvements. Originally, all Lumia models with Windows phone 8 should get an update on Windows 10. Now Microsoft says that not all models get the full function range. On the Lumias you can try out already a very unfinished developer version of Windows 10 635, 630, 730 and 830, soon even the top models are likely to follow 930 and 1520. For full performance on Windows 10, you should be a model with 1 gigabyte memory access.

Beware of residual

Caution: occasionally dealers offer also very old Lumia models such as the Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800, and 900. These but still with the outdated Windows phone version 7.5 or 7.8. Finger run away!

Conclusion: Lumia smartphones

If you want a cheap Smartphone with liquid handling, good camera and fresh design, finds a Lumia model with better value for money, as is the case with Apple or Android smartphones in almost every price range. Especially the entry-level Lumia are 630 and 535 here hard to beat. Also anyone looking for an upper-class Smartphone with top camera, not passes the Lumia 830. The upper class 930 and 1520 4K-Videoaufnahme with full-HD display models cost only half of the Apple competition. Before you buy you should sure but if the own favorite apps for Windows phone are available.

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