Microsoft has finally launched its first smartphone in India, the Lumia 535 Dual-SIM, priced at Rs 9,199 and which falls in the ‘selfie’ smartphones category.
Specifications: Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual-SIM dimensions are 140.2mm x 72.4mm x 8.8mm and carries a weight of 146 grams. The 5-inch qHD IPS LCD display, supports a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and pixel density of 220ppi, delivers 24-bit/16M TrueColor for clear view. The screen gets protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that provides 50% more strength to the screen.
Operating system: The selfie smartphone runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 platform and is upgradable to Lumia Denim. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The inbuilt memory of the handset is 8GB and uses the microSD card. The external memory can be expanded up to 128GB. Microsoft also offers 15GB of free cloud storage with the mobile phone.
Camera: Microsoft Lumia 535 is marketed as a ‘selfie’ smartphone that has 5MP rear as well as front cameras. Where the primary camera comes loaded with features such as LED flash and auto focus, the secondary snapper, on the other hand, has wide angle lens that helps in capturing selfies with clear background view and wide ‘groupfies’. A wide range of audio and video file formats are compatible with the handset to give the end users good amount of choices.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, Microsoft Lumia 535 supports options such as Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Hotspot, micro USB port 2.0, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3.5mm audio connector.
Battery: With 1,905mAh Lithium-ion replaceable battery, the handset is claimed to deliver 13 hours of talk time on 3G and 11 hours of talk time on 2G network.