The feature-rich and affordable Lumia 530 hits U.S. carriers starting this week.
Known for its power, must-have features such as Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and extra storage capacity, the Lumia 530 is the most affordable Lumia smartphone on the market, and is available starting today on Cricket Wireless and on Oct. 15 at T-Mobile.
In addition, starting on Oct. 5, the T-Mobile version of the full-featured Lumia 530 will be available at Microsoft stores and retailers such as Best Buy.
Here at Conversations, we covered the Lumia 530’s initial release (check out the related stories in the sidebar), but let us remind you why this flexible, entry-level smartphone packs a punch.
Windows Phone 8.1: Features include Cortana, your personal digital assistant, a “shape writing” Word Flow keyboard and Action Center, which compiles your notifications in one place.
Power: Embedded within the Lumia 530 is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. That means lightning-fast speed, whether you’re browsing the Internet, playing games, or editing documents on the phone’s 4-inch LCD display.
Pre-loaded apps & services: You’ll have out-of-the-box access to the ever-growing Windows Phone apps portfolio and several of the most popular services such as Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype.
Photo Fun: The Lumia 530 comes with a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera and you can edit your images with Windows Phone-exclusive apps such as Creative Studio and Lumia Selfie.
Extra Storage: Need more room on your Lumia 530? No problem. The smartphone’s microSD card slot means you can increase storage capacity by up to 128 GB.
Cricket Wireless is offering the Lumia 530 in cyan for $49.99 while T-Mobile will offer its version of the smartphone in white for $79.20.
At Microsoft stores and other retailers, the T-Mobile version of the Lumia 530 can be purchased for $69.
Readers, do you already have a Lumia 530? If so, tell our U.S. audience what you like best about this affordable and powerful smartphone.