Microsoft Lumia 535

by Volker Weber

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It's a bit difficult for me to see Microsoft dropping the Nokia brand. It was bound to happen, but it's sad anyway. On the other hand, this particular Lumia phone is going to be very important for the company.

The Lumia 535 has not one but two 5 megapixel cameras. One in the back, supported by a LED flash, one in the front, with a wide angle lens for shooting group selfies. The main camera is not going to be an outstanding camera but it will get the job done even in the dark. And the front camera is exactly the same as on the more expensive 730/735 Lumias. Both cameras can shoot video at 480p, which is well below HD but good enough for Facebook, Instagram or Vine.

Windows Phone runs just fine on a quad core Snapdragon 200, and the Lumia 535 has 1 GB of RAM unlike the other entry level devices, who only sport half a gigabyte. 8 GB of storage is not nearly enough, but you can add up to 128 GB on a microSD. The 535 has an ambient light sensor, which was strangely missing from the 630.

The make or break question of me revolves around the screen. The 520 screen was bad, the 530 was really bad. That is why I always considered the 630 as the serious entry level device. The 535 has 960x540 5" display behind Gorilla Glas 3. This sounds OK, but I will have to see it in the flesh.

The Lumia 535 will become available later this month for 119 €. It does not have LTE, but it will come as either dual or single SIM 3G.

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Volker, im November in Deutschland?

Hubert Stettner, 2014-11-11

Sagt Microsoft nicht. "Das Lumia 535 wird in den ersten Ländern im November in den Verkauf starten und in den Farben Grün, Orange, Weiß, Dunkelgrau, Cyan und Schwarz erhältlich sein. In Deutschland wird das Lumia 535 zu einer unverbindlichen Preisempfehlung von 119 Euro (inkl. Steuern, ohne Vertrag) in den nächsten Wochen im Handel verfügbar sein."

Volker Weber, 2014-11-11

Oh, wow, das überrascht mich positiv, danke! Hatte spekuliert, es käme erst später nach Deutschland.

Hubert Stettner, 2014-11-11

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