- Smooth and easy to use UI
- Dual sim
- Camera, Display
This is the Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual sim variant, an entry level Windows smartphone. For an entry level smartphone, the 4 inch screen with 1 gig of RAM is plenty. The rest of the specs are something you might not want to compare with other phones around the same price tag. The phone does have a namesake front camera with 3G support so at least video calling won’t be a problem.
Design and Build:
The Lumia follows the same design as the other entry level Microsoft phones. It’s not so bad to look at, and the option of various colors make it rather attractive. The build is pretty good as well. The phone feels rather a tad bit heavy at 134 gms for a 4 inch phone, but it adds to the sturdy feel.
The Lumia 435 has a 2 MP rear camera with fixed focus and a 0.3 MP front camera. Oh yes, you read that right, you might as well forget that this phone has a camera and it only needs to be used if you have no other choice. Seriously when almost all entry level smartphones have at least 5-8 MP cameras now, who would pick a 2 MP camera. The only good thing is that, it has a flash and the presence of a front camera alone maybe enough for people looking just for video calls at extreme low costs.
The Lumia 435 has a 4 inch 480p IPS LCD display. The IPS LCD screen is decent, but with all the 5 inch and bigger screen phones out in the market now, this feels quite tiny, but for a 480p resolution display 4 inch is not too bad. The colors are decent and the phone has decent viewing angles as well.
The Lumia 435 is powered by the Snapdragon 200 chipset with the Adreno 302 GPU which is a low end chipset. The 1 gig of RAM on such a cheap phone makes the phone perform beyond expectations. The phone runs on Windows 8.1 and the hardware actually helps the phone run smoothly which is great. The phone has 8 GB internal storage with the option to expand with SD card upto 128 GB.
The phone comes with Windows 8.1 which is pretty nice. The hardware along with 1 gig of RAM helps the phone run really smooth, even though the hardware is low end. The phone comes with almost all essential apps pre-installed which is good for many as it saves them the data. Windows OS was always known to be smooth and this phone is no exception.
The phone has a 1560 mAh battery which seems quite low, but in actual reality it’s huge if you consider all of the specs of the phone. The phone runs on low end hardware which consumes so little power, the display is a 4 inch 480p display meaning lesser pixels to push and less strain on the battery. So you can easily expect a day of usage from this phone, and Windows phones have pretty good standby as well so you have a decent phone as far as battery life is concerned. The battery is removable as well which might appeal to those who love to keep a spare battery.
The Lumia 435 is a really good low end phone, as it offers quite a bit for it’s price tag. If you’re on a tight budget and can’t stretch at all, this is the best phone you can get. But if you can stretch a bit more, there are so many better phones out there in the market which make this phone look so outdated and underpowered.