Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: Pros and Cons

Summarized Reviews of Lumia 535:-

Microsoft Lumia 535 is an entry level first Smartphone from the Microsoft without Nokia Branding with Windows 8.1, As price mentioned phone is packed with entry level features too like Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, 5 inches IPS display, Dual SIM support, 8 GB internal memory, 128 GB SD card support, 1 GB RAM, 5 mp camera both sides and 1905 mAh battery.
Although it is entry level budget phone but we really impressed with the phone looks in hands. Phone has plain back with slightly disturbed by the Camera and flash rings. The power and volume buttons are fixed in the right corner, bottom has USB cable slot and top houses 3.5mm audio jack.
The colours appear vibrant and crispy, however the 5.0 inches IPS display has 540 x 960 pixels of resolutions and 220 ppi of pixel density which is quite low as compare to counterpart devices, although not disappointing. This is nice to a Gorilla Glass 3 protection for display.
It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor capable to handle all the basic tasks, while phone takes much to for opening downloaded heavy apps.
Camera is good edition for such budget Windows phone, camera can capture decent photographs suitable for the Social media. Battery capacity is 1905 mAh which can stand the charge for more than one full day in a single charge.  

Microsoft Lumia 535 Specifications-

Operating System
OS - Microsoft Windows
Version- Windows Phone 8.1

Measurement 
Size - 5 Inch (960x540 pixels)
Thickness - 8.8 mm
Weight (g) – 146
Form Factor - Touch screen Bar

Display
Made- IPS LCD Touchscreen
Resolution- 540 x 960 pixels
Density- 220ppi

Chipset
CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Cores- Quad-core 
Clock Speed- 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Memory
RAM – 1GB
Internal Memory - 8GB
Extenal card support- 128 GB

Camera
Primary Camera - 5MP
Secondary Camera - 5MP
Primary cam Flash- Yes

Media
Media Player - Music formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR
FM radio- Yes

Connectivity
Bluetooth - v4.0
USB Connectivity - MicroUSB v2.0

Battery
Capacity – 1905 mAh
Talk Time - Up to 11 Hours

Pros of Microsoft Lumia 535


  • Budget friendly Windows Smartphone.
  • Built quality looks Great.
  • SD card can be extended up to 128 GB.
  • Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Cons of Microsoft Lumia 535

  • Touch point calibration is the one of the most notable issue with this phone.
  • Can’t play 1080p videos smoothly.
  • The ear phone is not good enough does not produces good bass sound.
  • The back cover does not seems premium, looks like made of cheap plastic.
  • Have no Zoom option in camera.
  • FM doesn’t support loudspeakers.
  • The screen has low pixel density (~220 ppi pixel density) doesn’t generate sharp images.
  • In  Lumia 535 Microsoft Cortana don’t have supported version for India.

Solution of Some cons of Microsoft Lumia 535

Lumia 535 touch-sensitivity issues
The touch can work better by Screen magnifier setting
Setting> Ease of Access> Screen magnifier> off
While Microsoft recognizes the Lumia 535 touch-screen bug issue and would soon release the stability update through Over-the-air programming (OTA) Software update.

Video player lags
Moli player runs better for different video formats in WP.

Camera control
For better camera control in Lumia 535 you can download and use Camera360 .

Microsoft Cortana issue
Change its region from INDIA to US/UK and download updates for US/UK language then cortana will work in your device.

This phone  is Under ₹ 10 K so its decent deal for user want Windows phone with good Features under this range check All Features and Minimum Price of this phone. 

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