Microsoft Lumia 540 Launched At Rs. 10,199 In India: Details & Hands On Review

Updated on 14th May 2015

Microsoft has launched its Lumia 540 Dual-SIM in India. Priced at Rs. 10,199, the handset will go on sale starting May 18, 2015 and pre-bookings are open now.

The Lumia 540 will come bundled with several offers like Rs. 1000 cash back on recharges and Rs. 200 off every month for 5 months on using Paytm; 2 months free subscription on Gaana with unlimited music downloads; double data for two months for airtel customers; and Cashback worth Rs. 800 on Ola Money for Rs. 200 per recharge for first four recharges of Rs. 500 or higher. Read on to find more information on specifications and features.

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM

Features and Specifications of Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Display: 5-inch HD IPS LCD (1280×720 pixels, 294 ppi )
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 8 GB (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 8 mega pixel auto focus with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel wide angle
  • Battery: 2200 mAh
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB
  • Dimensions: 144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 152 grams
  • Color Options: Cyan, Orange, White and Black

Price and Availability

The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM is priced at  Rs. 10,199. It will go on sale starting May 18, 2015, registrations for which are open now.

Hands On Review

Updated on 13th May 2015

Originally unveiled in April 2015, the Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM is likely to launch in India tomorrow. Microsoft has sent out invites for an event scheduled on May 14th in New Delhi where is it expected to launch the handset. The invite reads “Come. Meet us to welcome the newest member of the Microsoft Lumia family,” and is accompanied with an image of Lumia 540 in cyan color.

The phone is internationally available priced at  $149 (approximately Rs. 9,500). There is no word on pricing of the handset for India as of now and is expected to be revealed tomorrow.

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual Sim (1)

Updated on 15th April 2015

Microsoft has unveiled its latest smartphone offering in the Lumia series- Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual-SIM phone. Under the hood, the handset packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz accompanied with 1 GB of RAM and runs Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with promised upgrade to Windows 10. The Lumia 540 Dual-SIM features a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 294 ppi pixel density. It sports an 8 mega pixel auto focus primary camera with LED flash and a 5 mega pixel wide angle front shooter.

There is 8 GB of inbuilt memory onboard which comes with expandability support of up to 128 GB via microSD card. It will also come with up to 30 GB of free cloud storage (15 GB OneDrive cloud storage
+ additional 15 GB after activating auto-upload to OneDrive). The Lumia 540 Dual-SIM packs a 2200 mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 14.8 hours of talk time and up to 24 days of standby time on 3G networks.

Connectivity options which the Lumia 540 Dual-SIM offers include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. It measures 144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm, weighs 152 grams and will be available in cyan, orange, white and black color variants.

“The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a testament to our passion for product-making that is reflected across the entire Lumia product portfolio and will continue with future devices. With the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, we’ve made it possible to deliver a smartphone with strong design and technology credentials that is also fun to use, and incredible value for money,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft.

Also Read: Microsoft Lumia 640 & Lumia 640XL Launched In India

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