Microsoft has announced a latest addition to the Lumia series- Lumia 535. This is the first smartphone under Microsoft brand name and without Nokia branding. Here we will determine which phone is better among Microsoft Lumia 535, Lumia 530 and Lumia 630. Since all these smartphones belong to the same Lumia family, their features and specifications remain somewhat similar yet, in this post we take you through the comparison of these three smartphones in terms of specifications, features and price to help you decide which smartphone among these is best for you.
Image- Microsoft Lumia 535
|Device/Features||Lumia 535||Lumia 530||Lumia 630|
|Price||Rs. 9199||Rs. 5409/7349||Rs. 7585/11500|
|Display||5 inch IPS LCD, Capacitive Multipoint-Touch- Corning Gorilla Glass 3||4.0 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen||4.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen- Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Resolution||960 x 540- qHD – 220 ppi||480 x 854 – 245 ppi||480 x 854 pixels – 218 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
|GPU||Adreno 302||Adreno 302||Adreno 305|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB RAM||512 MB RAM|
|Memory||8 GB||4 GB||8 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes- up to 128 GB||Yes- up to 128 GB||Yes- up to 128 GB|
|Battery||1905 mAh Li-ion||1430 mAh Li-ion||1830 mAh Li-ion|
|Camera||5.0 MP, LED flash||5.0 MP||5.0 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP wide angle||No||No|
|Connectivity||WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|OS||Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim||Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1||Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1|
Image- Lumia 530
The newly launched Lumia 535 comes with a 5 inch display with 960 x 540 resolution and it also features scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements and High brightness mode.
Lumia 530 on the other hand features a 4 inch display which is quite smaller than both Lumia 535 and Lumia 635. Lumia 635 gets a 4.5 inch IPS LCD based on Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Lumia Color profile and Wide viewing angle. Both these phones have a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
If we talk about processors, all these smartphones are powered by Quad-core 1.2GHz processors and deliver an ultimate performance while multi tasking. Also this processor makes it easier and faster for the user to access the applications in the phone. Lumia 535 and Lumia 530 feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 based CPU while Lumia 630 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 based CPU. All these smartphones run on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, only difference being that Lumia 535 runs on this operating system with latest software- Lumia Denim, adding more features to the phone.
Now coming to the imaging front, all three smartphones feature a 5 mega pixel main or secondary camera. Lumia 535 though, have an upper hand because it has rear camera with LED flash which is missing on the other two and also it has a 5 mega pixel front facing camera which is not present in other two smartphones- Lumia 530 and Lumia 630. People are more interested nowadays in clicking their own pictures using front camera so, front camera in Lumia 535 is an advantage seeing the selfie clicking craze of users these days.
Lumia 535 is available at the price of Rs. 9199 which is quite expensive as compared to Lumia 530 which is retailing at almost half of the price. While Lumia 630 is retailing at Rs. 7585. Nokia phones were known to have their price dropped within few months of their launch. Same happened with Lumia 530 and 630 which were launched at quite higher prices and then witnessed price drop. Let’s see if Microsoft Lumia 535 also undergoes a price drop like its elder siblings, if it does, in a few months we can see it retailed in Rs. 7000 to 8000 price band.
Image- Lumia 630
Lumia 535 looks like an upgrade to rectify the flaws of Lumia 530 and Lumia 630 at a higher price. If you are ready to manage with a 4 inch display and no front camera then Lumia 530 is the cheapest phone that you can buy.
If you are ready to pay some extra amount of money to get additional features, then Lumia 535 would be a good option since it comes with a larger display, better and brighter screen, a front facing camera which is really in demand these days and 1 GB of RAM delivering flawless and unmatched performance to the users as compared to the 512 MB RAm of Lumia 530 and Lumia 630. Thus, Lumia 530 is a phone that will give you value for money but with the absence of certain features that you can get in Lumia 535 by paying almost double amount of the money, but wait for sometime, prices may come down just like other Lumia phones.