Lumia 530 available from T-Mobile on October 15th



While many lament the lack of any high-end Windows Phone devices on T-Mobile, there’s no denying that the company does a great job in offering the mid to low-end models. The latest to join its ranks is the Lumia 530 and it’s going to be available from October 15th. And in keeping with its budget philosophy, it’s only going to cost $79.20 full retail price.

It is the direct successor to the Lumia 521 which sold in fantastic numbers on T-Mobile. And its key specs are as follows:

  • 4-inch, 480×854 pixel TFT display (245ppi)
  • Snapdragon 200 quad-core 1.2GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB storage, expandable up to 128GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Runs Windows Phone 8.1
  • Available in orange, green, white and dark gray
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • HSPA (no LTE)
  • 1430mAh battery
  • Weighs just 4.55 ounces
  • 119.7mm tall, 62.3mm wide, 11.7mm thin

If you can’t wait until October 15, the device will be on sale through Microsoft Stores and Best Buy from October 5 (this coming Sunday).

Let us know if you’re planning on picking one up, or if you’re still holding for T-Mo to eventually start carrying a higher end Windows Phone.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • GadgetGuy

    You jerks! Just leave the 635 as the low-end – Its low enough! Now my employer will buy me this piece of junk instead of a 635 at my next refresh!!! Don’t you realize the game you’re playing with people who’s employers are cheapskates!!?? Make this thing prepaid only!

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      Oh man, you’re free work phone isn’t high end? I feel terrible for you. You’d have to like… BUY your own phone like everybody else if you want something decent. Sorry!!

    • schweddyballs

      Seems like your employer is not the only cheapskate in this scenario.

  • WindowsPhoneFan

    Hmmm – this Nokia 530 phone doesn’t seem to make much sense when the Nokia 635 is already going for $99 on Amazon unless they just plan on replacing the Nokia 521 with it at $50, but even then it seems like a step down from the 521

    • Ordeith

      T-Mobile is also trying to sell it for $30 more than Cricket is asking for the 630.

      • S. Ali

        The 630 doesn’t have LTE like the 635 on T-Mobile.

        • Ordeith

          The 530 I was comparing it to does not have LTE

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          Then you’re wrong. The 630 is $30 cheaper than the 635 ($129 vs $99), but $30 more expensive than the 530 ($69 vs $99)

        • Ordeith

          I also wasn’t comparing T-Mobile’s inflated prices. Cricket offers the 630 for $50. Free after rebate.

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          The regular price on crickets site is $99. Marked down $50 for new activations, and the $50 additional rebate is a promotion. Not exactly fair to compare one companies promotional pricing against anothers’ regular pricing.

        • Ordeith

          It’s perfectly fair. As a consumer I am only concerned with the price I can get it for. Why should I concern myself with esoteric price psychology? We’ll see what T-Mobile does on release but if history is anything to go by I wouldn’t expect any favors.

  • Ordeith

    What happened to the old article and comments? Disqus still remembers them, but not tmonews?

    • Bklynman

      I am with you on this one. this is odd,thought it was new story. Cam what going on here?

  • piece of junk is right!!! lmao! 1430Mah

  • Jsun

    It’s nice to see tmo is getting more windows phone, however, I not to sure if the 530 is needed since anyone can have the better 630 with a price that’s isn’t too far off. Also, it’s disappointing that they aren’t getting any new flagship windows out quick enough led alone update them like my 925. I’ve been wanting to use my jump but on a flagship windows phone or even the 830.

  • Guest

    Why would they continue selling HSPA-only phones when they are no longer expanding the HSPA network?

    • maximus1901

      Because the phones are cheap. And yes they will be expanding it.

    • frank

      Because the existing hspa network is not going away..

    • Here is the thing: the HSPA+ network is staying, no matter what. T-Mob is no longer expanding it as far as coverage goes, but they are upgrading it to be 100% 4G by the time 6/30/2015 gets here. That’s the reason they are still gonna sell it. In fact, by this time next year, they will be selling phones that are compatible with both HSPA+ and LTE.

      • eanfoso

        Um the hspa is getting expanded, at least around where I live in south east Texas

  • The Microsoft store has it right now for $69

  • I’m gonna get unlocked Windows Phones for now on, which is very useful for transferring the T-Mob SIM cards. I am torn between waiting until Windows 10 comes out to get a new mobile phone, getting the Blu Win HD and getting an import of the Nokia Lumia 730.

    • eanfoso

      Do like I did, get a Lumia 1520, get it unlocked

  • ST

    Waiting Waiting Waiting for a flagship Windows Phone

  • Bill Smith

    When they get the 1520 I’ll get one, if not, I’ll be switching carriers soon.

  • wasapasserby

    I’d be willing to pass on a new flagship Windows Phone in exchange for T-Mobile releasing the 8.1 update.