Microsoft has ditched the Nokia name for its Lumia devices, and has decided to use its own brand on the Windows Phone series. And while that's one of the more noticeable features of the 535, it shouldn't be a reason for buying, or not buying the device. The real question is, can a phone this cheap really be any good?
There's no doubting that this phone looks good and feels solid, even if it is a fingerprint magnet. It even has a decent enough camera for a phone this cheap. But its performance is frustrating, a lot of the time. This is partly down to the unresponsive touch screen, and partly down to the regular crashing of third party apps and games.
Microsoft Lumia 535 specs:
540x960 resolution 5-inch IPS LCD display (220ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Quad-core Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz processor
Adreno 302 GPU
5MP rear and front cameras
8GB internal storage (expandable to 128GB)
Measures 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8 mm
Weighs 146g (5.15 oz)
Runs WIndows Phone 8.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n