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Microsoft Lumia 535

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8628 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The screen and size also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reception, while many are less positive about the apps and battery.

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battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 535 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 535

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and screen are generally positive. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 535 5 inch UK SIM-free (unlocked) Smartphone (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz, 1Gb RAM, 8Gb storage, Wi-Fi, BT, Camera, Windows 8.1) - Microsoft Lumia 535 5 inch UK SIM-free (unlocked) Smartphone (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz, 1Gb RAM, 8Gb storage, Wi-Fi, BT, Camera, Windows 8.1) -

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 535

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the screen, while many are critical about the apps and durability.

price, performance, portability, usability, camera

reception, durability, apps

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Unlocked GSM Cell Phone Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3g Network Hsdpa 900 / 2100 (Black)Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Unlocked GSM Cell Phone Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3g Network Hsdpa 900 / 2100 (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

A decent budget smartphone with a big screen

Sturdy, colourful build ; Big display ; Full Windows Phone 8.1 ; Wide angle front snapper

Screen sensitivity issues ; Sluggish performance ; Dull display ; Poor rear camera

Ratings in depth If you've handled one of Nokia's vast array of Windows phones in the past few years twirling the Microsoft Lumia 535 round in your hands will feel instantly familiar.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch? - Pocket-lint

 

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Affordable, latest Windows Phone and Lumia software

Display quality is low, touchscreen response is poor, it's sluggish, no 4G

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...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535

 

The Lumia 535 is Microsoft's 5-inch follow-up to the disappointing Nokia Lumia 530. The small 4-inch screen makes way for a larger 5-inch display as Microsoft seeks to deliver what it thinks is the definitive budget smartphone.

Large, 5-inch screen ; High-res, wide-angle front camera ; Changeable covers

Iffy build quality ; So-so battery life ; Unresponsive screen

May, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

Microsoft's Lumia 535 is well-built, but poor battery life and a fussy touchscreen makes it frustrating to use

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

The Lumia 535 isn't the cheapest in the Lumia Windows Phone range: that honour goes to the new Lumia 430. At £100 the 535 has plenty of competition from budget Android smartphones, but also offers quite a bit more than its predecessor, the Lumia 530....

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.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Lumia 535 vs Moto E comparison

 

Finding the best cheap smartphone is an important quest. Whether you are buying a smartphone as a gift for a child or older relative, or need a cheap phone yourself, it's important to get it right. There are plenty of terrible cheap smartphones....

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...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 535 vs 530 vs 520 comparison

 

Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 535 on 11 November, the successor to the Lumia 520 and a slightly higher spec sibling to the Lumia 530 that was launched in August. It's also the first smartphone launched by Microsoft since the Nokia branding was dropped.

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is a cheap and cheerful new Windows-based smartphone that has some benefits over its predecessors, including a slimmer design, a front-facing camera and a bigger display. If you're looking for an ultra-budget smartphone and are...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Review: In Depth

 

We get up close and personal with the new Microsoft Lumia 535, a significant device in the mobile world for a number of reasons. Take a look at our review.

Dual-SIM ; Rich software experience ; Great expandable memory options

Lacklustre, unresponsive screen ; Laggy performance ; Disappointing camera

As we mentioned earlier, the Lumia 535 is an interesting choice for Microsoft to place its mark on. We were expecting the rebranding to make its debut on a flagship handset, but siding with the affordable pushes a different message to consumers.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone

 

Nokia Lumia 535 Dual-SIM and Single-SIM Windows phone : Microsoft is proud to announce the Lumia 535. The smartphone features an large 5-inch screen, 5 megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype...

Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Nokia Lumia 535 smartphone is inherently colored and available in cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black. The Microsoft Lumia 535 3G...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (alphr.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

A capable Windows Phone handset for £89? Microsoft's first Lumia goes for budget gold

It’s easy to pick faults with the Lumia 535: virtually everywhere you look there is a compromise of some size. The screen in particular is far from perfect, performance is considerably behind the bleeding-edge, and the lack of 4G is a nuisance....

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1905 / 1950
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-L4A
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8.5
Continuous audio playback time:78
Continuous video playback time:6.5
Standby time (2G):336 / 552
Standby time (3G):336 / 552
Talk time (2G):11
Talk time (3G):13

Call management

Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):848 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.55 / 0.56 / 0.57
Body SAR (USA):0.44
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.55 / 0.6 / 0.60 / 0.62
Head SAR (USA):0.49

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Green / Black, Orange / Black, White / Cyan / Green / Orange / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar / Slider
Standard colour:Black / Cyan / Green / Orange / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 12.700 / 127
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:220
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader:Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR-NB / AAC, AMR-NB, MP3, WAV, WMA / AMR-NB, LC-AAC
Document formats supported:DOC, PPT, XLS / HTML
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+ / WCDMA
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HSF, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Security algorithms:AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK / AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Bundled software:Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook / Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Internet Explorer 11
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / Micro-USB, Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1200
Processor Model:200

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:YouTube
Material:PVC

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8 / 8.800
Height :14 / 14.020 / 140.2
Weight:145.3 / 146
Width:7.24 / 7.240 / 72.4