Yesterday we had the chance to play with the first Microsoft Mobile branded Lumia , the Lumia 535 , at it’s launch in Karachi – Pakistan
Lumia 535 is the latest in line of Budget SmartPhone with Windows Mobile following up to it’s predecessors like Lumia 520 , the highest selling Windows Phone device ever and Microsoft Mobile has upped the specs quite a notch to make Lumia 535 a steal at just Rs 14250/- ( USD 140 approx).
The most captivating feature of Lumia 535 is that it features a 5MP Wide Angel Front Cam, making it a perfect selfie phone. Other features include
- Dual SIM Support ( There is also a Single SIM Variant)
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim upgrade
- 5 inch IPS LCD , 960 x 540 pixel with Scratch Proof Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200 Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Builtin Storage
- Support for 128 GB Micro SD Card
- 5 MP Back Camera with autofocus and LED Flash
- Removable 1905 mAH Battery.
On the software front, beside the Lumia Denim update , there is a full working Office Suite comprising of Word , Excel and Powerpoint with read , create and edit capabilities. Included is also 15GB of free OneDrive storage to keep all your files on the cloud and with 3G connectivity , accessing the files is swift and easy , while your photos can be instantly backed up to it.
Looking at Lumia 535 , it has a large screen , we were not able to run a color comparison with other devices ,which we will once we will receive a trial set from Microsoft Mobile Devices Pakistan .
On the right side are the Volume Rocker Keys and Power Standby , although I’d love to have a dedicated Camera key like on my Lumia 1520 .
On the back is the Microsoft branding along with 5MP Camera with LED Flash and Speaker Grill.
Upon prying on the back cover , which has to be pulled from the bottom near USB Charging / Sync Port, there is the 1905 mAh , BL-L4A battery . Microsoft is content on taking Nokia out of their life and have even branded the battery with their logo.
Prying out the battery , you can get access to the Dual SIM slots on the top , again I’d love to a hot swap SIM facility and on the top side is the Micro SD card slot.
Given the price , Microsoft Mobile is offering quiet a bang for the buck in form of Lumia 535 and it seems they have another winner on their hands after the Lumia 520.
Lumia 535 is available in Green , Orange , White , Dark Grey , Cyan and Black Colors and probably their back covers will be available as an accessory too.
Will you make the switch to Lumia 535 ,do let us know in comments.
Below are all our Lumia 535 photos for your viewing