Microsoft Lumia 535 has finally arrived in India, priced at Rs. 9,199. The new Lumia smartphone replaces Nokia branding on top with Microsoft and will lie somewhere between Lumia 630 and Lumia 730 smartphones.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 is fitted with a 5 inch qHD display with 960 x 540 pixels spread across it. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top which makes it resistant to scratches and occasional contact with sharp objects.
Lumia 535 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. You can further expand storage by another 128 GB using MicroSD card support. The phone is running latest Windows 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim changes.
Primary camera has a 5 MP sensor and wide f2.4 aperture along with LED flash. There is a 5 MP wide angle camera on the front with a lens with 24 mm focal length. This makes Lumia 535 a selfie focused smartphone selling at a very reasonable price.
Battery capacity is 1905 mAh and Microsoft official website claims 23 days of standby time 12 hours of 2G talktime, 78 hours of music playback and 6.5 hours of video playback. The battery is also removable. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 audio jack, USB 2.0, WiFi, 3G and dual sim functionality.
Lumia 535 sounds like a good value for money smartphone with large sized 5 inch display, latest Windows software and a great selfie camera. If you are open to buying a Windows based smartphone, Lumia 535 is worth considering in the price range below 10,000 INR. Android competition in the same price range includes phones like Asus Zenfone 5, Redmi Note, Celkon Millennium Epic, etc.
Microsoft is offering several goodies with Lumia 535 including 500MB 2G/3G data for Vodafone users for two months, Rs. 6000 worth Jabong vouchers over 3 months, Rs. 600 recharge on Paytm (Rs. 150/month for 3 months), Rs. 720 worth BoxTV subscription for 2 months and eBooks worth Rs. 1500 from Flipkart.
Specifications of Microsoft Lumia 535:
|Model Name||Lumia 535|
|Display||5 inch qHD display|
|Processor||1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200|
|Camera||5 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, expandable by 128 GB using MicroSD card|
|Dimensions and Weight||8.8 mm thick and weighs 146 grams|
Microsoft Lumia will be available from November 28, 2014 in attractive color options like bright green, bright orange, white and black for 9,199 INR.