With the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM brings Microsoft -Handysparte an entry-level model as the first dual SIM Windows Phone on the market. How now usual, the brand also offers hierfügr several colorful plastic housing . Since May 2014, the unit in Germany is available - along with a mono-SIM sibling, the Lumia 630 also called and waived only on the final addition. Except for the number of SIM card slots, the two variants but not differentiate.
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 4.5 "touch screen, 854 x 480 pixels
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Buy online from € 131.88

OS Release: dual SIM with Windows Phone 8.1

Because the support of 2 SIM cards in Windows Phone version 8.1 is possible is also clear that the compact phone comes with the latest operating system version. Besides the two outstanding features (dual SIM and Windows Phone 8.1) However, the Lumia 630 Dual SIM is a rather simple equipped, but fairly priced smartphone. So little has probably never tasted a new Windows Phone. How good is it exactly, we could look at the test.

Screenshots from the test

Nokia 630 Test Screenshot

Tolle SIM management at Nokia Lumia 630: Clearly understandable tiles for "phone" and "SMS", respectively for SIM1 and SIM2 for. Including selectable SIM names.

Nokia 630 dual SIM card settings

For each SIM card you can specify 630 dual SIM separate settings in Lumia.Will you not be disturbed on a number, you put them on "off".

Nokia Lumia 630 in the test: Mobile Internet

Mobile Internet is 630 dual SIM Test only possible for one of the two SIM cards in the Nokia Lumia. With HSPA (3G), the speed is still good.


With a 4.5 "display, the Lumia 630 Dual SIM is below the currently extremely trendy giant displays the order of 5 inches. This is certainly not a disadvantage if one is not set to the display size to itself - after all, that means also tends to smaller external dimensions. Something contrast to criticism is the resolution, because while looking at are quite Pixestufen on the display visible. This is simply because that on the Bildschirmfäche "only" 854 × 480 pixels are housed. This means a pixel density just 221dpi. It was not until more than 300 dpi, the resolution is so fine that it does not perceive individual pixels more. For comparison, similarly dimensioned top handsets often have full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) or even more. However, dual-SIM models with full HD are also significantly more expensive and good models start at about 250-300 €, therefore lie almost at twice this Lumia. Beautifully hand: As scratch protection that is when the relatively new Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for use.

Dual-SIM Control

Since this is the first Windows Phone Dual SIM Mobile Phone, a more detailed description of the 2 SIM cards management for many is perhaps interesting. After all, it is indeed similar overall, but in detail solved differently than Android.

Send calling and texting

Even before the final Windows Phone 8.1 software could be in the prerelease versions recognize that the access would be solved in the 2 SIM cards well: dual SIM lay functions - very clear! - Any two of the already previously usual in Windows Phone tiles for phone and SMS before. And also in the version now published that is so remained:
Nokia Lumia 630: 2 SIM Icons

Nokia Lumia 630: 2 SIM Icons

You can create your own Phone tile and an own SMS-tile for each SIM (each number so). This makes both incoming and outgoing calls and SMS very clear when both SIM cards are used for telephone calls and SMS messages. If you always want to call just about the same number or send messages, but you can switch off each second SMS and voice tile also.

2 Phone tiles, 2 SMS tiles: How it works

Example: Is obtained on the second SIM card, a SMS, this is indicated in the corresponding SIM2 SMS tile - so you know not only that a message has been received, but also directly, to which number. Conversely, it works the same way: If you want calls, for example from a specific number of, you need to tap only the Phone tile of the corresponding SIM, you can already type in the number - and when you click on Call uses the Lumia 630 the desired SIM card.

Mobile Internet: Both SIM cards equal

Many dual SIM smartphone is faster mobile Internet with only one of the two cards possible.Usually only slow 2G Surf is possible for the second SIM card, while the main sim can surf with most good dual SIM models with HSPA or even LTE. Here, the Lumia 630 joins dual SIM into the minority of those good models, the two SIM cards allow the same maximum surfing speed. However, one must adjust the menu, which can both go online.

Assign contacts to a specific SIM card

Separate contact lists are (despite separate tiles) for SIM1 and SIM2 absent, all contacts are in a common list. However, you can assign each entry a specific SIM. If you then want to call this contact automatically use the Lumia 630 for the associated contact in SIM card.

Insert Cards

Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM

Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM

To load it is necessary to remove the colorful polycarbonate shell. Then both SIM slots (each format micro-SIM) easily and separately accessible.The labeling is commendable, because here is beautiful contrast imaging in white on black, where "SIM 1" and where "SIM 2" is to be lodged.Speaking colorful Case: Nokia offers 630 Dual SIM in the colors yellow, green, white, orange and black. Like all dual SIM phones in our test 630 Dual-SIM is also the Lumia the second SIM card optional: You can also use the smartphone so with only one SIM. The range of functions and the dimensions are then so as in (mono-SIM) Lumia 630th

Parallel accessible: yes. At the same calling: no.

Also in this smartphone is a so-called dual-SIM standby model. This means that only a transmitting and receiving unit is available. So you can not make calls in parallel on both phones, however, is - as long as you just do not phone - on both phones reachable and can call from two of. Once one then has a conversation with a phone number (regardless of whether one is called or myself like), the other SIM card is as long unreachable, until you end the call again. The other SIM card can not connect to the network at this time namely. It can be compared so that when you turn on the flight mode on a mono-SIM phone.

Mobile Internet: browsing speed

Again, the Lumia offers solid performance, but no highlights. Of course with a maximum of 21.1 Mbit / s download speed surfing, that's enough for normal requirements. Thus, the model is even almost exactly on par with our current leaders  Wiko Highway (Test) , which, however, just in terms of surfing speed is a weakness. On the other hand, there are also quite a few dual SIM smartphones that are as fast road twice and also first  LTE dual SIM phones  like the Wiko Wax (Test) are now available or announced. Especially for the price of the Lumia the surfing speed is but fully in order. By the way: the Action Center app has a quick overview of what is happening in the various social networks, which have been adapted.


The camera has 5 megapixel photo resolution and rotate videos in normal HD (1280 x 720 pixels). Both are values that go in the normal scope in order. Especially for snapshots and clips that you want to post online, ranging from easy. Other current models in our dual SIM mobile phone test , however, offer much more, 8-16 megapixels are common with the best models. The usual features like autofocus, digital zoom (up to 4x) are as well as a panoramic shot available. Something special is the Cinema grams, where you can mix pictures and animation. Unfortunately, Nokia dispensed with this model but the Carl Zeiss lenses used in higher priced models. Some currently popular Fun features like additional animating images and panoramic shot are again on board.

Type faster without typing

For faster typing - whether SMS, email, etc. - is Windows Phone 8.1 mt "Word Flow". This means that you have to wipe the keyboard only from letter to letter, but no longer need to lift a finger to touch the screen. After studies at a roughly similar system on Android Smartohones accelerates typing considerably.


Lower middle class is the motto when it comes to computing brain and the memory in the phone. The processor has 4 cores, but these clocks with relatively low 1.2 gigahertz. Although still a separate graphics chip available (Adreno 305 GPU) was seen at our unit sometimes a slight ripple on the display. In Games perhaps understandable, but the behavior exhibited even when homescreen: When you put the tiles there transparent on a chosen background image at and then scroll the tiles, extends not completely liquid. One reason for the mediocre performance: Memory is tightly calculated with 512 MB. And also in the internal memory, it does not look different: To store your own files are 8 GB in Lumia even available. After all, the microSD slot of the device support according to Nokia microSD memory cards with up to 128 GB. That was the time of testing peak value among the tested by us previously dual SIM smartphones.

battery pack

only question is how long the available power is available. The battery capacity of 1830 mAh can in this respect certainly hope for good endurance - we have but the phone can not test as long to evaluate the battery performance. When maximum values of the manufacturer calls nevertheless times that sound at least gratifying.For up to 27 days standby with 2 inserted SIM cards should be in most cases enough time to find an electrical outlet for recharging. As a pure talk time, however the little powerful GSM network, called Nokia 16 hours.
A particular advantage in terms of runtime provides the plastic case: Who knows from the outset that it does not come with one battery charge until the next outlet, may have a removable battery pack (and buy previously separately). Because the entire back can pull off and then replace the battery pack. Also good, if after a long service life times diminishes its capacity. So you need not equal to buy a completely new 630 Lumia.

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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