The Microsoft Company’s first Lumia 535 launched on November 10th 2014, was released to target the consumers that would like an impressive gadget at hand at a very affordable price.
It may resemble the previous Lumia 530 but its better in its own design and features for a budget phone.
Microsoft’s Lumia 535 has a plastic back and clean lines with rounded corners. It resembles the Lumia 530 but it is a bit bigger and slimmer. It has a 5 inch screen display (made from scratch resistant glass) with dimensions of 140.2 mm in height, 72.4 mm wide and 8.8 mm thick. At 146 grams with those kinds of dimensions, the Lumia 535 gives a comfortable feel at the palm of the hand. It is also narrow enough for one to be able to navigate the screen with one hand.
It comes with glossy rear cover that is removable and in variety of colours namely: bright green, blue, orange, dark grey, black and white. The Microsoft Company has also gone to an extent of selling the flip-over cover accessory for their customers that are design with small slit on the inside for the credit card. It has volume keys located at the right side and the power/lock key is right below the volume keys. The input method is by multi-touch display technology.
The interior of the Lumia 535 contains the quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with the clock rate of 1200 MHz. It also contains three sensors that include: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer and the Proximity sensor.
The display has a low resolution display of display (960 x 540) of 220 ppi pixel density, display colours of (24-bit/16M) and a capacitive multipoint-touch technology for its screen.
It also comes with 5-megapixel front and rear cameras where both have an aperture of f/2.4, sensor size of 0.25 inches and LED flash. The cameras can do auto or manual white balance and automatically upload photo to OneDrive. Both cameras capture still images; can have video calls with the front camera and video recording with both.
It packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards and free cloud storage of up to 15GB.
The Lumia 535 is powered by a 1,905mAh battery of 3.5 volts that is replaceable. It can last up to 11 hours when on 2G mode and 13 hours on 3G (sadly it doesn’t have the 4G LTE). It has up to 78 hours of music playback time, video playback time of 6.5 hours and a Wi-Fi browsing time of 8.5 hours which is quite impressive. The phone is also designed to have 2 slots for micro SIM-cards.
The Lumia 535’s design is based on accommodating AV audio connectors of 3.5 mm, Micro-USB 2.0 charging connector and Micro-USB-B system connector. It features the Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi of WLAN 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to 8 Wi-Fi devices. Its cellular connectivity supports both the GSM and WCDMA networks.
Software And Apps
It operates Windows Phone 8.1 Denim software. The software enables these features such as: Double-tap wake, Vibrating alerts, tactile feedback, Voice commands and Word flow keyboard.
The phone also has mono-audio recording, supports both Internet and FM Radio, supports video playback, video streaming and music apps (Mix Radio, Xbox Music).
It also has special apps for personal information such as the Calculator, Calendar, Alarm clock, To-do-list; business apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Adobe reader and Microsoft office apps; supports social apps such as Multiple email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp; email features such as: view or edit email attachments, HTML emails, multiple email accounts,and messaging features such as text messaging, number screening and many other features. For Internet, It comes with installed Internet Explorer 11.
All in all, the Microsoft Lumia 535 has some great specifications and features and it comes with an affordable price tag to suit most pcokets.