Microsoft Lumia 535 DS (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) Black

Microsoft Lumia 535 DS (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) Black


Microsoft Lumia 535 DS (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) Black Specifications

  • Sports 5MP rear camera.
  • Also has a 5MP camera on the front.

About Microsoft Lumia 535 DS (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) Black

There were many eyebrows raised when Microsoft acquired Nokia once the undisputed global leader in the mobile phone market that had lost much of its market with Android and iOS powered smartphone becoming the order of the day. Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first phone without Nokia’s name and has huge stakes riding on it for Microsoft which has seen the Windows Phone lose out to Android and iOS in the race. Let’s take a closer look at the phone and know what it has for the users.



Talk of design and there is nothing new in the Lumia 535 as it has the same colourful plastic back cover which does appeal to a segment of the customers. The quality of the plastic has left much to be desired and the phone doesn’t seem to carry the Microsoft image. It has thick bezels around the screen which may pose some problems for users especially when they have small hands. The phone runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 which can be upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10. It comes preloaded with a number of useful apps but at the same time navigation isn’t quite as easy as Android or iOS.


Lumia 535 comes with a 5 MP, f/2.4 Autofocus camera with an LED Flash. Though the sensor may not sound exciting it does come with a host of apps including the Lumia Camera, Lumia Creative Studio and Lumia Selfie which allow users to click decent shots in daylight and acceptable ones in low light and at night. The 5MP sensor on the front is absolutely brilliant and stands out when it comes to clicking selfies or making video calls. Talk of storage and you get 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 256 GB of external media. 


The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor which has a clock speed of 1.2GHz. It has 1GB of RAM inside and the combo doesn’t offer the kind of experience users would like from a phone. In fact the screen can often become unresponsive even after multiple taps.  However it does offer good performance for its specs when compared to some of the other phones that use the same hardware. In terms of connectivity it is a 3G phone and also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and aptX.



The Lumia 535 has a 5.0 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and 220 ppi pixel density which surely don’t put it at the top of the league. The sunlight readability enhancement is a welcome move and allows users to comfortably use the phone under bright sunlight. In terms of battery it has 1905 mAh Li-Ion battery which is good enough to last for day for most users, considering it isn’t the ideal smartphone to play games or one that would be used for watching videos.


Good on Specs but Lacks Killer Punch to Change Status Quo

Doing away with the Nokia name can prove to be costly for Microsoft given that the Finnish name still carried some novelty among users. Lumia 535 is good on specs but there isn’t anything special that would invite users to dump their Android devices to grab a Lumia.


Why Should You Buy?

Windows Phone:
If you have good reasons to hate Android and iOS it is perhaps the best reason to buy the Lumia 535. Though you will have trouble finding the apps you would like nonetheless it does save you from having to use an Android Phone or an iPhone.  


Good Camera: If you don’t go by the stats and numerical, both the cameras on Lumia 535 do pack a punch. With great software powering them they are well-suited for mobile photography in different lighting conditions.  

Microsoft Lumia 535 DS (Black, 8 GB)(1 GB RAM) Black Rating & Reviews

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