Friday 26 December 2014

Nokia Lumia 635: for those phone shopping on a budget

With Jessica Kelly tech@insider.ie

Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30

Nokia Lumia 635
Nokia Lumia 635

The competition for best high-end smartphone is fierce. HTC, Samsung, Apple and Sony could easily walk away with the title, but it's hard to pick between them. Once out of the expensive price bracket, however, the options are somewhat confusing.

Nokia have been great in the last 18 months at bringing affordable phones to the fore. Their latest handset, the Nokia Lumia 635 is definitely worth a look for those who may be phone shopping on a budget – and it's not hard to miss the 635. To be completely frank about it, the Lumia 635 looks like a brightly coloured Lego brick – but thinner. The device put forward for review was luminous orange, and the phone comes in a fetching green or black too. Behind the 4.5 inch screen is a 1.25GHz processor and 512MB or RAM. It's safe to say that the 635 is by no means a powerhouse – but you get what you pay for.

The device still performed quite well when moving from app to app with little drag in between. There is 8GB of internal storage as well as a micro SD slot which can expand the memory by 128GB. It's worth noting that users get access for 7GB of OneDrive cloud storage space too.

There is a 5MP camera which provides good images and captures 720p video, there is, however no flash on the camera. Also, selfie lovers: there's no front camera either. This isn't make or break for a lot of people. If you want a solid phone at a decent price, compromises have to be made somewhere along the way. The Lumia 635 is available from Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and O2 and is priced at €149.99 on Prepay and from free on Bill Pay.

Pick of the week

Do you have what it takes to be a Netflix "tagger"?

This week streaming service Netflix issued a recruitment notice for a content analyst (aka a tagger). The successful applicant need to know their TV and film inside, out and be willing to watch a lot of content! Netflix already has a huge selection of content available on both the European and American service, but they need people to watch content and categorise it as well as decided what new tv shows, movies and documentaries should be added to the site.

For more information visit: jobs.netflix.com/

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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