Microsoft might be in news for its upcoming flagships Lumia 940 and 940 XL but that does not stop us for revisiting Lumia 532 and Lumia 435, Physically, there is barely much difference between the pair and both run 4-incher screens of WVGA grade. The similarities extend to 1 GB RAM, Snapdragon chips and Cortex A7 processors. As for the camera, the Lumia 532 packs in a 5 MP main shutter while the Lumia 435 offers a meager 2 MP shutter.
The OS is again common—that of Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 1. The beef lies in the 1560 mAh batteries common to both again. However, performance wise the two models offer very close figures.
On 3G, the talk time durability lasted close to 16 hours for the Lumia 435 while the other variant gives us 14.5 hours.
As for the standby ability, the Lumia 435 can last for seven days as compared to five days of 532. Turning the Glance mode off on the later will give you 7 days standby though. In fact, the Lumia 435 lasts up to 58 hours flat on 3G talk time ad video views. … Read the rest
Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM is one effort from the maker to swash away competition in the budget smartphone segment. With a pocketable price and value for money specs, the Lumia 532 Dual SIM looks like it can deliver performance with its matte look combined with glossed up sides. However, the pointed corners and the plasticy feel is depressing at a time when design is as essential for appeal as a device’s entrails.
The 4 incher screen size clubbed with a below average 480×800-pixel resolution makes the Lumia 532 Dual SIM outdated. The angle views, screen colors and image feel are simply non-impressive when compared to what we get even in a newbie maker such as Xiaomi.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 core barely helps to add zing to the phone’s speed. 1 GB RAM again is a compromised choice as is the Adreno 302 graphics. GB onboard storage is a consolation as is the expandability up to 128 GB. As expected, given the budget make, Lumia 532 Dual SIM houses a 5 MP clicker on the back and 0.3 MP on the front. Quality is not exactly a target with such camera specs, we think. The battery is a letdown with just 1560 mAh fed into it and playing videos or quick loading apps is quite a task for the Lumia 532.
First impressions and a basic analysis for the Microsoft ware is disappointing. We are better off with ASUS and Xiaomi for now.