Microsoft has recently launched two decent affordable Lumia smartphone with latest Windows OS- Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 in India. The noticeable difference between the two is the difference in imaging hardware. We are here to discuss the detailed specifications of Microsoft Lumia 532 which is a budget smartphone available for Rs. 6,499 in the market.
Lumia 532 is well built device which comes with matte finish back and has a compact design with solid built quality. Lumia 532 looks great with crystal layer around its sharp edges. It also has slight curve back which makes it comfortable to handle this device with one hand.
At the front, Lumia 532 features a speaker (ear piece) towards the center and a VGA camera on the right side close to the upper edge. It also includes a 5 MP camera on the rear surface with a low lying loud speaker.
There is a Micro USB port at the bottom for charging or data transfer and a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top. Lumia 532 sports a volume rocker and a power button on the right side and users will not find any port or button on the left side of this Lumia device.
Lumia 532 features a 4 inch display with WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels which isn’t very sharp but is usable. The LCD Display has good viewing angels and touch also responded actively during the brief period we used it. It has three navigation buttons just below the display including back button, windows button or home button and search button.
Hardware and Performance
Lumia 532 is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. It also includes expandable memory of up to 128 GB via Micro SD card slot. 1 GB of RAM is quite enough to run all the applications on Windows Phone OS. Users will not find any kind of issue or lag as it has a quite smooth interface, appreciable within this price range.
If we talk about camera, Lumia 532 sports a 5 MP rear camera which has a same Lumia camera application which we have seen before in other Lumia devices. Users need good good lighting conditions to click good images as it does not have flash with rear camera, but image quality is pretty good if we compare it to other 5 MP cameras available in entry level price segment.
Lumia 532 runs on Windows 8.1 OS which is the latest OS till now available in the market for windows phones. Microsoft has also confirmed that it will be upgraded to the next major OS upgrade, Windows 10.
Battery and Connectivity
Lumia 532 houses a 1560 mAh battery inside which is offering up to 12 hours of talk time on 3G network and up to 21 hours of talk time on 2G network. So, if you are a active user still its enough for a day. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, GPS, A-GPS, Micro USB port and dual SIM functionality.
Pricing and Offers
Lumia 532 will be available in four attractive color options include bright green, bright orange, white and black by this month for Rs. 6,499. Lumia 532 users who have Airtel subscription will get free 500 MB internet data per month for 2 months. Users can download the Redbus app to get discount worth Rs. 250 on every trip for 6 trips on bus tickets, valid for 6 months from the activation date of application. Paytm also offers Rs. 750 cashback (150 per month for first 6 months)of recharges to Lumia 532 users.
Lumia 532 is a decent low cost Windows smartphone, which employs great hardware and seems quite durable for long run. If you are open to Windows Phone ecosystem, you can consider Lumia 532 as your next budget smartphone which has the advantage of Microsoft branding and latest software.