Microsoft Lumia 532 vs Android One Phones Comparison – Which One to Buy ?

Microsoft has recently launched its latest budget smartphone Lumia 532 in India for Rs. 6,499. Android One phones are also available in the market in the price range and people are really liking these devices. Here we are comparing Android One phones with Lumia 532 to see which one will be a better option.



Lumia 532 features a 4 inch capacitive touch screen with WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels which amounts to 233 ppi. While Android One phones feature a larger 4.5 inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS LCD display which amounts to 218 ppi.

Processor and RAM

Lumia 532 is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 CPU with Adreno 302 GPU, backed by 1 GB of RAM. Android One Phones, on the other hand, use a quad core MediaTek MT6582 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with Mali 400MP2 GPU, assisted by 1 GB of RAM. Both chipsets are powerful enough to smoothly run Windows and Android OS respectively.


Lumia 532 has 8 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded by up to 128 GB via Micro SD card. On the other hand, Android One phone lags behind with 4 GB of internal memory and an expansion slot for Micro SD card support (up to 32 GB).


Lumia 532 is running latest windows 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update whereas android One phones run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS later on. Which OS you are more comfortable with will be the major deciding factor between the two.


Lumia 532 sports a 5 MP camera with LED flash on its back surface and a VGA camera at front. Whereas Android One phones have better photography section with a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash which can record HD videos and 2 MP secondary camera upfront which is good enough for capture selfies and for making video calls.


Lumia 532 houses a 1560 mAh battery which can deliver up to 528 hours of standby time and Android One phones packs a 1700 mAh battery which offers 160 hours of standby time.


Lumia 532 will be available in four vibrant color options include bright green, bright orange, white and black starting from this month for Rs. 6,499. On the other side, most of the android One phones are available in the market in black and white color options in the range of 4,500 INR to 6,000 INR.


Model Lumia 532 Android One Phone
Display 4 inch WVGA 4.5 inch FWVGA
Resolution 480×800 pixels 480×854 pixels
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core 1.3 GHz Quad Core
Chipset Qualcomm MSM 8212 Snapdragon 200 MediaTek  MT6582
GPU Adreno 302 Mali 400MP2
OS Windows 8.1 Android 4.4.4 kitkat
Camera 5 MP rear and VGA front camera 5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera
Battery 1560 mAh 1700 mAh
Memory 8 GB 4 GB
Expandable memory(Micro SD) 128 GB 32 GB
Connectivity options 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA and Micro USB port 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro USB port
Dual SIM Yes Yes
Price 6,499 INR 4,500 INR to 6,000 INR


Both Lumia 532 and Android One devices are pretty decent low cost representatives of their respective ecosystem. While Android ecosystem offers more Apps and freedom, Windows OS is highly optimized for great performance and offers stability.

Author: Pooja

Pooja is passionate about blogging and Tech which makes life easier and interesting. While she is not exploring tech trends, you can find her devouring epic fantasy adventure literature and movies from across the globe.

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