Nokia left Microsoft with a few great ideas after they decided to tap into the low-end market which gave Microsoft the liberty to do even more and provide more options to the people who want a bang for their buck. Microsoft’s Lumia 435 goes even lower than the Lumia 535 and its siblings as it looks to offer an even cheaper option with a slight change in specifications of course.
The Lumia 435 offers the same support for 2G and 3G networks as some of its predecessors and also in the Dual SIM department. The phone has a 4” capacitive screen with 16M colors at a 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The display is pretty good for a very affordable phone that is also coming from a reliable name. The phone offers internal storage of 8GB and is expandable up to 128 GB with a microSD slot.
The Lumia 435 comes with Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 but will be receiving an upgrade to Windows 10, which makes the phone a lasting one in terms of long term users. One of the commendable things is that, even in a very affordable option, Microsoft decided to power the device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. This chipset, however, takes it a notch down with a dual-core Cortex-A7 processor but keeps the same Adreno 302 graphics unit as that of its predecessors. The RAM is also the same at 1 GB which is very respectable for a Windows Phone.
Microsoft did well in providing two cameras in such an affordable option but maybe could’ve used more megapixels in both of them. The rear camera is a 2 megapixels sensor which will do well in daylight and outdoors but wouldn’t be as good in low-light conditions. The front one is a VGA camera which might just do the trick in good lighting for video calls and such. The phone also records videos at 480p on both rear and front cameras.
The phone doesn’t disappoint, however, in the battery department with a 1560 mAh battery that will easily get you a day of usage. The phone, for its price, does quite a bit of justice to the end-user with all the hardware and features it comes with, along with the planned upgrade to Windows 10.