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    • Fun and colourful phone
    • Portable, easy to use, with free internet radio and maps
    • Ideal for kids or first timers

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    Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
    5MP 4" Windows Phone 8.1 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor Up to 10 hours talk time
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    Nokia Lumia 530

    With a big, clear touchscreen, world class software and quality camera, the Nokia Lumia 530 is the ideal first smartphone, or a fantastic value upgrade.

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    Enjoy the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software.

    Windows Phone 8.1 is packed with great new features designed to make things easier. Action Centre is opened with one swipe, showing your notifications, alerts and quick settings all in one place. You can add your favourite picture to the background of the Start screen. And the new Word Flow keyboard makes typing fantastically fast. You'll even get the Cortana voice controlled personal assistant soon.

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    Space for everything.

    Apps, music, photos, videos – you'll have space for them all on the Nokia Lumia 520. That's because it has space for a microSD memory card and it'll read ones that are as big as 128GB. That's enough extra storage for 64 HD movies!

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    Brighten your day.

    A little bit of colour makes a big difference. Whether it's bright green or vibrant orange, the Nokia Lumia 530 is a great way to express your colourful personality. And those colourful back covers are beautifully made too. They feel solid and fit nicely in your hand thanks to their curved edges.

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    Explore more with Nokia and Microsoft apps

    With Microsoft Office, OneDrive, MixRadio and Maps all preinstalled you'll be able to do more on the move. Create new documents with Office, or grab files from work using OneDrive. Or relax with free music streaming through MixRadio. And make sure you never got lost with offline navigation in Maps.

    Battery life and operating system

    Battery size (in mAh) 1,430mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Operating system Windows Phone 8.1 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
    Standby time (up to) 528 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
    Talk time (up to) 10 hours The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

    Body and screen

    Device size 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 129g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 4" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 480 x 854 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 245ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
    Screen technology TFT LCD The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type micro SIM The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

    Call

    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.

    Camera

    Camera quality 5MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
    Video camera quality 480p The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.

    Connectivity

    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Positioning GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.
    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.

    Music and entertainment

    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Radio No A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

    Processor and memory

    Number of cores Quad core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Memory card type microSD card up to 128GB Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
    Internal phone memory 4GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 1.2GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
    RAM 512MB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

    Deliveries

    Free next day delivery (Order before 5pm)
    Saturday delivery is £7.50

    You'll receive a 1 hour time slot on the morning of your delivery. If it doesn’t suit you, just text or email to reschedule. Delivery date for out of stock items will vary and will not be next day.

    Free nominated day delivery

    Please note delivery and choice of dates for items on pre-order may vary.

    Free Click & Collect to store

    • Pay online, collect in store for next day delivery
    • Order before 5pm for FREE delivery to one of 790+ stores
    • Choose your nearest store at the online checkout
    • You'll need photo ID and the card you used to pay when you collect your order

    For full details on your deliveries, please visit our Help site.

    The above services are available on all phones, Pay monthly SIM cards, free gifts and everything else over £50. Delivery is made by DPD. All non handset items under £50 are delivered by Royal Mail first class, and will not qualify for next day delivery guarantees or the above services.

    These services are not available in certain remote locations. For remote locations, you should allow up to 1-2 working days and you may be charged extra.

    These services are not available on Sundays and bank holidays.

    Returns

    Product purchased online

    • Most items can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of the date we first try to deliver your product
    • If something's not working, give us a call on 0870 111 6565^. We will tell you whether you are eligible for a return, exchange or repair.
    • If you have no reception on your new network, you can return your device within 14 days of the date we first tried to deliver it to you
    • Online purchases can also be returned to your nearest store

    What do I need to return/cancel my order

    • Your product in its original condition and preferably its original packaging.
    • All the accessories and other content that came with the product.
    • Proof of purchase.
    • Any free gifts that came with the product.
    • Find your nearest store with our store locator.

    Full information on the above returns policies is available on our Help site.

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    Our best Pay monthly tariffs

    Network UK Minutes UK Texts UK Data Gifts/offer Upfront Cost What's This? Effective monthly cost Monthly cost
    Best Free Phone

    24 months

    500 Any network 5000 1 GB

    3G

    - - £ 12.5 £ 12.50
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    24 months

    500 Any network Unlimited 500 MB

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    £100 Auto Cashback - £ 18.0 £ 18
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    24 months

    Unlimited Any network Unlimited 1 GB

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    £200 Auto Cashback - £ 28.0 £ 28
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    24 months

    Unlimited Any network Unlimited 1 GB

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    Nokia Lumia 530  with Insurance & Tech Support - Mobile Complete for just £4.99 per month

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