Microsoft Lumia 535 specifications, availability and price

Today Microsoft has released their first non-Nokia windows phone device, the Microsoft Lumia 535. The 535 offers an impressive set of features at an incredibly low price tag. MS is calling it a 5 x 5 x 5 smartphone with which they are referring to its big 5″ display, 5 MP front and rear cameras.

Lumia 535 specifications include 5 inch display with qHD 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 8GB of flash storage, 1 gigabyte of memory and latest windows phone 8.1 operating system. Powering all of this is a quad core Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz processor by Qualcomm. This very CPU is also being used in recently-launched Lumia 530.

Microsoft Lumia 535 specifications

Internal storage is easily expandable using micro SD slot that can accommodate up to 128GB card. Battery capacity is 1905 mAh and is user replaceable. All you have to do is remove the back cover to access the battery of Lumia 535.

Lumia 535 color options include cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black. Microsoft, just like Nokia would also be offering matching flip covers to protect its big display.

Microsoft will be launching the Lumia 535 first in China, Hong Kong and Bangladesh followed by other countries. Retail price will be €110 which is excellent for such a feature rich phone.

Nokia Lumia 535

How is Lumia 535 different from Nokia Lumia 530?

While both phones Lumia 535 and 530 differ by just one digit, they are very different from one, much more than we thought. Let us see how.

1. Display size: The Lumia 535 has a bigger display – 5″ vs 4″ in Lumia 530.
2. Resolution: 535 has qHD 960 x 540 pixel resolution vs 800 x 480 in 530.
3. Flash: There is no flash on the 530 while there is one on 535.
4. Bigger battery: MS has made use of that extra space in 535 by providing a bigger removable battery (1905 mAh) vs 1430 mAh in 530.
5. More storage: 530 has 4GB flash storage. 535 has 8GB. Some apps do not work well when transferred to micro SD card so having bigger inbuilt storage is a definite plus.
6. More RAM: 535 comes with 1GB RAM. More memory allows it to run all applications on windows phone application store. 530 comes with 512MB RAM and there are certain apps that do not run on 512MB devices.

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