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Yesterday we had the chance to play with the first Microsoft Mobile branded Lumia , the Lumia 535 , at it’s launch in Karachi –  Pakistan 

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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).

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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 .

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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 .

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On the back is the Microsoft branding along with 5MP Camera with LED Flash and Speaker Grill.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Will you make the switch to Lumia 535 ,do let us know in comments.

Below are all our Lumia 535 photos for your viewing