Microsoft Lumia 535 Review & Specifications

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Microsoft Lumia 535 has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 9199. If you haven’t noticed, phone carries Microsoft in the name instead of Nokia. This is the first phone with Microsoft instead of Nokia, after microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia.

Let’s quickly go through Microsoft Lumia 535 Review and Specifications;

Microsoft Lumia 535 Detailed Specifications;

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Front camera: 5MP wide angle

Main camera: 5.0MP

Flash type: LED flash

Display size: 5”

Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz

Maximum talk time (2G): 11h

Maximum standby time: 23days

Available Colors

  1. orange
  2. black
  3. dark_gray
  4. bright_green
  5. white
  6. cyan


Size & weight

Height: 140.2 mm

Width: 72.4 mm

Thickness2: 8.8 mm

Weight: 146 g

Operating System

Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim


CPU name: Snapdragon™ 200

Number of cores: Quad core

Clock rate: 1200 MHz


Display size: 5 ”

Display resolution: qHD (960 x 540)

Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)

Display features: Brightness control, tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning Gorilla® Glass 3, High brightness mode, Scratch resistant glass

Pixel density: 220 ppi

Display technology: IPS LCD

Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch


User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card


Mass memory3: 8 GB

Maximum memory card size: 128 GB

Expandable memory card type: MicroSD

Free cloud storage: 15 GB

Keys and Input Methods

User Input: Touch

Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key


Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor


Battery model: BL-L4A

Battery capacity: 1905 mAh

Battery voltage: 3.7 V

Replaceable battery: Yes

Maximum standby time: 23 days

Maximum talk time (2G): 11 h

Maximum talk time (3G): 13 h

Maximum music playback time: 78 h

Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 8.5 h

Maximum video playback time: 6.5 h


Design details: Exchangeable back cover

Other user interface features: Double-tap to wake, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands, Word flow keyboard


Connectivity basics

SIM card type: Micro SIM

AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector

Charging connectors: Micro-USB

System connectors: Micro-USB-B

USB: USB 2.0

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.1, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1

Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Local sharing

Peer-to-peer sharing: Lumia Beamer, Lumia Storyteller, Play to DLNA app

Cellular connectivity

GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz

GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps

GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps

WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)

WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)

WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)

Maps and navigation

GPS and navigation

Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning

Maps: Free maps, Offline maps, Online and offline favorites, Real-time traffic information

Drive: Favorite destinations, free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, live traffic information, Speed limit warnings

Navigation apps

Location and navigation apps: HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, Bing Maps


Main camera

Main camera: 5.0 MP

Main camera focus type: Auto focus

Sensor size: 1/4 inch

Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4

Camera focal length: 28 mm

Flash type: LED flash

Camera features: Auto and manual white balance, Automatic photo upload to OneDrive

Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm

Front-facing camera

Front camera: 5MP wide angle

Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4

Front camera features: Focal length 24 mm, Still image capture, Video call, Video recording

Front camera video resolution: FWVGA (848 x 480)

Video recording

Main camera video resolution: FWVGA (848 x 480)

Camera video frame rate: 30 fps

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Photography apps

Camera apps: Bing vision, Creative Studio, Lumia Camera, Lumia Selfie

Video and Audio


Audio playback file formats: 3G2, 3GP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA

Audio playback codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, MP3, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9

Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR

DRM support: PlayReady

Audio playback features: Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts

Audio recording file formats: AMR

Audio recording features: Mono

Radio features7: Internet Radio, FM Radio

Video playback

Video playback frame rate: 30 fps

Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video

Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download

Music apps

Music apps: Xbox Music, MixRadio

Device security

General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN

Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement

Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers

Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal


Accessibility features

Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support, Video call

Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Voice commands, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen magnification

Physical skills: Voice commands, Customizable home screen, Speakerphone, Speed dial, Voice recognition

Other services and features

Tools and productivity

Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Family Room, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, and Notifications

Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Microsoft Outlook, Office apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive storage for documents and notes

Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac

Back-up and restore your data: Yes

Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune

Call management

Call types: Audio call, Conference call, Skype video call

Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail

Noise cancellation: Yes

Speech codecs: GSM FR, GSM HR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, GSM EFR

Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook

Supports amount of contacts: Unlimited

Ringtones: Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones, Video Ringtones

Other Applications

Social apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WeChat, Skype, LINE, Sina Weibo, WhatsApp, Flickr, Foursquare, OneDrive, Picasa, YouTube

Game features: Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub, DirectX 11


Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes

Messaging features

Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader


Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft Lumia 535 Review

Microsoft Lumia 535 does look like a good budget phone with good features. Lumia phones are well known for camera and this does look good. Display pixels could be a issue for some of the users but you get what you pay for therefore it should not be a big issue in this range. Windows phones usually deliver good performance for most of the average consumers.

Microsoft has done well in increasing the number of Apps available for windows phones and currently you will find most of the essential apps available in windows store.

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As mentioned earlier, phone is priced at Rs 9199 therefore in this range, getting a phone with 5 inch screen and descent performance clubbed with good features, is a good buy for most of the Smartphone users. Please share your review of Microsoft lumia 535 in comments.

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