Our relationship with the Nokia Lumia 630 really got a jumpstart earlier this week, as we made the transition from forming our impressions of the phone based on rumors and renders, to seeing actual photos of the handset, flesh-and-bone, as it were. There’s no turning back now, and so we push forward, graduating from still shots to some hands-on video of the phone in action.
We didn’t get a great look at the hardware in those earlier pics, so this video is our first chance to really compare the phone to those earlier renders. It seems to match what we were expecting quite well, showing up with no camera button, no flash, and no more hardware Windows buttons.
The software features you’ll notice as our cameraman interacts with the 630 (and the video itself appears to be captured with a 920) show off a number of the changes we’ve already heard to expect for Windows Phone 8.1, though once again we don’t get to see Cortana in action – and considering how the one time we did get an early glimpse at the app on video we didn’t get to see it run any queries, we’re just itching to finally see it do its stuff.
Nokia’s press event is just five days away, when the Lumia 630 may very well go official.