Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

If you are looking for a budget windows phone, Microsoft Lumia 535 is the best smartphone. It is also the Microsoft’s first smartphone after the post-Nokia-acquisition. But as a user you can’t feel any difference except the Microsoft logo located back of the phone. Yes, Microsoft didn’t skip any tradition; Nokia had been following in last few years for budget smartphones.

Microsoft Lumia 535 is built for casual users. People who are looking for a low budget dual sim windows phone with decent camera and look can buy this amazing phone. The phone is available in all leading online stores like Flipkart India at a price tag of Rs 9,199.Microsoft Lumia 535

Lumia 535 looks almost same as the earlier Nokia Lumia devices. The phone comes with a polycarbonate body. To access the sim cards and microSD card slot, users need to pull out the back cover. Microsoft logo which replaces the Nokia tag gives a new look not only to the back cover but also to the whole phone. Just above the logo, we can see a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. Speaker is also located on the back of the phone towards the bottom. Design wise, it is a good phone from Microsoft.Lumia-535_Back

Now lets come to the front side of the phone. Micosoft Lumia 535 features a big 5 inch qHD display protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The spacious screen size makes comfortable for users to watch videos, images and playing games. The display is not much bright under sunlight and people struggle to read content. But in such a low price, we can’t expect more. The device comes with a wide-angle 5MP front camera located top right of the phone which allows users to take great selfies fitting in many more people in the frame. The quality and color of the photographs are also good. If you are looking for a phone that takes brilliant selfies, Microsoft Lumia 535 is the phone for you. Just click here to get coupons for Flipkart webshop, if you would like to buy from Flipkart India.

Several effects can used to take photographs with both the cameras. For the first time users, it may be little bit confusing but after few tries, it all becomes easy. All captured photos are saved in the Pictures album. Microsoft Lumia 535 runs latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with the Lumia Denim update. Like Google, Microsoft also trying to add more of its apps and services to Lumia devices. The phone comes with pre-installed OneDrive, HERE navigation apps, Office, Bing vision, Lumia Selfie, Outlook, Skype, Cortana and many more. There is also a store app for downloading more apps but the problem is app availability is quite limited.Lumia 535 side

Windows Phone 8.1 OS comes with many more interesting features. One of them is the unified notification center. Cortana is still in beta stage and we can’t compare it with Siri and Google Now. The app even can’t recognize the voice properly, but still it tries to answer queries using internet and user data. The one and only good thing about cortana is that your data is protected and safe.

We have been using Microsoft Lumia 535 for last one month and very much satisfied with its performance. The phone comes with 1GB RAM which is sufficient for a windows phone. Lumia 535 packs in a 1905mAh removable battery, which is more than enough to run the phone through the entire day. But at the same time, data connectivity drains the battery in much quicker time. If a person use 3G continuously for an hour, he/she will lost almost 19% battery life and is not good for a frequent traveler. As Microsoft has included Battery saver app with the phone, users just need to turn it on when it is required.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Key Specs

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1
  • Dimensions: 140.2 mm x 72.4 mm x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 146 g
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
  • Display Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels
  • Display: 5″ IPS LCD
  • Processor: Quad core 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP

Microsoft Lumia 535 is a good phone for the buck you are spending. However, the smartphone can’t be termed as excellent because of its poor touch sensitivity and display. On the other hand, Microsoft brand name, decent camera and good performance make the device very popular among smartphone users. If you are from India and would like to buy Lumia 535 online then several great offers like free data pack, free ebooks, free BoxTv subscription are waiting for you. Don’t forget to use a flipkart coupon code to get your device on a reduced price. Visit to receive discounts on Flipkart.