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Microsoft Lumia 535

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 535
Microsoft Lumia 535 (Lumia Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 302, Core: 400 MHz
Memory
1024 MB 
, LPDDR2, 333 MHz
Display
5 inch 16:9, 960 x 540 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, 220 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, , 3.22 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: headphone and microphone combo jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 128 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Sensors: ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor, GPS, Glonass, Miracast, DLNA
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), HSPA+ (900 and 2100 MHz), head-SAR: 0.54 W/kg, body-SAR: 0.55 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 140.2 x 72.4 ( = 0.35 x 5.52 x 2.85 in)
Battery
7 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3.7 volts, 1905 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 11 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 13 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Camera
Webcam: 5 MP (f/2.4, 24 mm), primary camera: 5 MP (auto focus, f/2.4, 28 mm, LED flash)
Additional features
Speakers: one mono-speaker, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, Here Maps, Here Drive+, MixRadio, Storyteller, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
146 g ( = 5.15 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 33 g ( = 1.16 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
119 Euro

 

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Average Score: 67.71% - average
Average of 24 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 60%, features: 66%, display: 66% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Microsoft Lumia 535

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
40% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: It Pro English
While you could argue that the Lumia 535's litany of flaws and disappointments are forgivable given the rock-bottom asking price, there's a raft of similarly priced Android models that are far better value. There's simply no reason to settle for this many compromises when other manufacturers are regularly churning out far more impressive devices at around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We're not sure how Microsoft's gone so wrong with the Lumia 535, but it remains one of the worst Windows phones we've ever tested. This is a shame, as it's just as well built as other Lumia phones and its funky set of colours offer a great alternative to the swathe of budget black and white Android phones available. Still, if you're set on getting a cheap Windows phone, the Lumia 630 is a much better buy than this poor first effort, as it's not only much quicker and easier to use, but it also has a much longer-lasting battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review (Asian Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
As an entry-level dual microSIM smartphone, the Microsoft Lumia 535 may seem appealing at first glance to business users on a budget. But its lack of 4G support and HD display means heavy multimedia users will miss out. When you take into consideration that the new Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with dual-SIM 4G support, a HD display, and a more powerful chipset at a similar price, the Lumia 535 has quite a way to go before it is able to break into the budget market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Techradar English
The Microsoft Lumia 535 has a good build, packs a large screen that, while it hasn't got the highest resolution, produces good colours and operates for the most part with ease, plus you get the full Windows Phone 8.1 experience. But to achieve the low point, sacrifices have to be made. There's no NFC for example, no faster AC/N Wi-Fi and no 4G.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: Black Sheep Of The Family
Source: Techtree.com English
The Lumia 535 is a well-priced phone that runs latest Windows Phone software. The user experience is mostly very good. However, the design is a bit of a let-down. Things get worse due to the disappointing video playback and 480p recording. Instead of spending Rs 8200 on the Lumia 535, it makes sense to go for the Lumia 630 and save some money. I know, you will have to compromise on RAM and front-facing camera, but the 630 feels much better than the 535. And if you're looking for a sub-10k phone for content consumption, you should consider the Yu Yureka or Asus Zenfone 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70%
60% Lumia 535 review – Hands on with Microsoft’s new budget smartphone
Source: IT Pro Portal English
A budget phone with the specifications to match but an appealing aesthetic quality. If you’re looking for a cheap smartphone that performs basic tasks adequately enough then the Lumia 535 is worth considering.There are few better phones in the 535’s price There are few better phones in the 535’s price range but they do exist. On the plus side, at least it will still look good- even when it’s out of battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
Source: Fudzilla English
The Lumia 535 is an oversized budget phone, with a 5-inch display, good Windows 8.1 OS, a decent amount of storage and a microSD slot. It’s not the cheapest Microsoft phone, as the Lumia 435 is rolling out at €69, while the Lumia 532 cost around €79. As for the Lumia 535, the spec appears to justify the price and the phone looks and feels quite good for this particular segment. There are no advanced features, the resolution is quite low, and the main camera fails to impress.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2015
Lumia 535 Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Microsoft Lumia 535 really impressed me with a good build quality, and the excellent number of free services. However the device has its problems – the camera isn’t amazing, and the operating system can appear sluggish at times. All of these problems can be forgiven though because for £90, this is a great device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed
Source: PC Advisor English
We're fans of Windows Phone 8.1 but the Lumia 535 compromises in too many areas to make it a bargain at £100. You're better off with a Motorola Moto E or - if you want 4G - the EE Kestrel.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
71% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: T Break English
Even though the Lumia 535 is a budget smartphone, we think that Microsoft should have equipped their first smartphone with a speedier chipset, and a better display. It does look like Microsoft did not take much effort to design the Lumia 535, except for a change in brand, familiar shape and specifications. The least Microsoft could do for now is optimize the Windows Phone 8.1 OS to run faster on the Lumia 535, with some camera performance improvements. Currently, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is currently sold for a price of 499AED, and we think its worth it for that price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 75% performance: 65% features: 70% workmanship: 75%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft branded handset and, unfortunately, the experience is poor compared to some of its Lumia predecessors. The poor touchscreen experience feels like a blast from the past, while the exterior finish isn't up to quite the same high standards. On paper, the 535 has plenty going for it. The low price, combined with a large display, the latest Windows Phone software, quad-core power and a pair of reasonable cameras, should make this a cracking device for those on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Lumia 535 manages to deliver a good chunk of the Windows Phone 8.1 experience, for a measly cost of $169.99. Yes, there has been a lot of corner-cutting involved, which results in unimpressive looks, low screen resolution and bad viewing angles, below-average camera, and sub-par call quality. On the flip side, however, we have a 5-inch display with comparatively accurate colors, a smoothly-running Windows Phone system, the Office package, the full Cortana experience, and pretty good battery life. It is by no means a daily driver for experienced users, but we'd recommend it as an entry-level device for people who are OS-agnostic. It's also a good pickup for anyone who's interested in just trying out Windows Phone, but doesn't want to pull the trigger on one of the more expensive handsets.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review
Source: Review Pub English
Microsoft’s first smartphone is outstanding , not by a super design, or magnificent performance or even a breakthrough technology, but its simplicity. It is providing good performance disregarding of it's appearance features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s worth considering if you need a cheap, dual-SIM phone, but in its in single-SIM guise – as we’ll see it in the UK – it’s a hard sell. We like the cameras and the option of removable covers, but the fact that those covers (and the battery) can pop off when dropped is a serious design oversight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many
Source: GSM Arena English
An affordable, big-screen smartphone, with dual-SIM support at that, the Microsoft Lumia 535 looks like a package that's made to measure for the emerging markets. No wonder India was one of the first destinations confirmed. The phone has now been listed in the UK as well. Most likely, it's the single-SIM version. It's the kind of flexibility Redmond must have been looking for. The Lumia 535 is the first phone to wear the Microsoft logo and it will need all the exposure it can get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2014
50% Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
It’s arguably the weakest link in Microsoft’s newly acquired Lumia lineup right now, despite the dual-SIM, large-screen experience it offers. If you want a taste of the Lumia brand, we wouldn’t dissuade you from the 535 entirely, but it might pay look further back into 2014 and grab the Lumia 635 or wait it out until the next handset hits.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Lumia 535 isn't the flagship Microsoft smartphone we expected, but it is a very good example of what Windows Phone can offer in the affordable smartphone space. Featuring an iconic Lumia design and reasonable performance, coupled with the inherent enterprise and productivity features of Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 535 is a solid choice for any business looking for a mass rollout BYOD smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
For the moment the Lumia 535 Dual SIM is an interesting proposition for buyers who are looking at a Windows device under Rs. 10,000, considering how the Lumia 530 Dual SIM was a disappointment. Additionally, Microsoft bundles a few interesting offers witih this phone as well. Stay tuned for our full review to find out if the Lumia 535 Dual SIM is the budget Windows Phone 8.1 device you should be buying.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2014
60% Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Review: Off to a Shaky Start
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Microsoft's first Lumia smartphone is a bit of a mixed bag. It has small flaws in basic areas such as the plastic quality and the touchscreen experience. This doesn't bode well for the future of a range of phones that has always been known for stellar construction quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Lumia 535 vs Moto E comparison: the best cheap smartphone you can buy
Source: PC Advisor English
Right now there is only one choice: that of the Moto E. But come the new year when the Lumia 535 is in town you will have a tough choice. It is likely that the Lumia 535 will cost a little more. But it has better storage and camera, and a bigger (if not sharper) screen. These are both great cheap phones - your choice will likely depend on your preference of Windows Phone or Android. But even as an Android user I'd say that when the Lumia 535 is available it will likely be the better deal. Just. (See also: Moto E price, specs, release date, features.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Trusted Reviews English
What I can say, however, is that the Lumia 535 is a promising budget phone. It looks great and has a decent, though not spectacular, feature set. My only serious concern is whether the Snapdragon 200 processor that held back the Lumia 530 will do the same here. We'll know more once we get a final version to test.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2014

Foreign Reviews

77% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 77%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Netbux German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% features: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
79% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Review Type Unknown, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
82% Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Windows Phone 8.1 für 119 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: e-media - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
88% Microsoft Lumia 535: Günstiges Selfie-Phone im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 90% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Windows-Smartphone zum günstigen Preis
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2015
78% Microsoft Lumia 535
Source: Computerbild - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
81% Ex-Nokia
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 83% mobility: 85%

Comment

Model: Some users just want a fun, capable and affordable mobile device and Microsoft answered with the Microsoft Lumia 535. There are multiple colors to choose from; orange, black, grey, green, white and blue. Design is kept simple and clean with a black bezel around the screen and a rounded back panel with the camera, Microsoft branding, volume rockers and power button. The Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with the latest version of Windows Phone and users can get access to Office, Cortana, which is their voice assistant, and 15 GB of free OneDrive storage.

The 5 inch IPS LCD is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Hardware on the device includes a Cortex-A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 302 GPU and 8 GB internal storage. Users can increase the storage capacity by up to 128 GB using a microSD card. The image capture capability is awesome with the Microsoft Lumia 535 as both front and rear main cameras are equipped with a 5 MP sensor. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, RM radio, and A-GPS; all packed into the 146 g device. Battery life is excellent with up to 13 hours talk time due to its Li-Ion cell rated at 1905 mAh.

Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

200 MSM8212: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.2 GHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.146 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


67.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-11-21)