Microsoft has surprised us with the Lumia 435 not because the smartphone is wallet friendly but because it offers us almost everything we desire at such a price. To begin with, the handset will soon be available for receiving an upgrade to Windows 10 once the latter hits the mart. The neon color and plasticy style might appear very usual for the Lumia 435 but dig deep and you will find a strong internal structure.Blazing fast LTE to Windows Phone to be brought by Lumia 1330/1335

This means Windows 8.1 with Denim, iced up with Cortana.  More so, multitasking is cake walk thanks to 1.2 GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor. The one hitch here is that some apps take little time to load but then we are not complaining. The sheer variety of inbuilt apps is impresive—from biz apps to social media—almost everything is just a click away on the Lumia 435.

We did expect slightly more from the screen resolution which is 233 ppi resolution. Naturally, the brightest screen setting appears too dull and we did compromise on the angle viewing. However, the expandable storage upto 12 GB is a surprise given the low price of Lumia 435. The RAM stands at 1 GB.

Then again the camera app on this Lumia is not great and just 2 MP under the hood is depressing. As for the front cam, 0.3 MP is a consolation since it allows video calls at least. 1560 mAh for a replaceable battery offers good standby time.

Overall, the Lumia 435 is a great bargain for first time smartphone buyers and we now know that Microsoft will not disappoint with its Lumia line ever again.

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