Lumia 532

At a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft formally announced the launch of its latest affordable Windows Phone devices in India – the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435.

The two smartphones bring the prices of entry-level Windows Phone devices further down while packing in decent hardware. The phones feature a 4-inch display and are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 200 CPU with 1GB RAM. The phones also do not cut corners on ancillary features like Glance and include the ambient light sensor as well as the proximity sensor.

Running Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim out of the box, both phones are almost identical except for the rear camera – The 532 packs in 5MP camera while the 435 has a 2MP one – and the processor – quad core versus dual core.

Lumia 532

Lumia 532 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Size: 118.9 mm x 65.5 mm x 11.6 mm
  • Weight: 136.3 g
  • Display: 4" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD | Pixel density: 233 ppi
  • Mass memory: 8 GB; expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Battery: 1560 mAh
  • Primary camera: 5.0 MP Fixed focus
  • Front-facing camera: VGA 0.3 MP

Lumia 435 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Size: 118.1 mm x 64.7 mm x 11.7 mm
  • Weight: 134.1 g
  • Display: 4" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD | Pixel density: 233 ppi
  • Mass memory: 8 GB; expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Battery: 1560 mAh
  • Primary camera: 2.0 MP Fixed focus
  • Front-facing camera: VGA 0.3 MP

The Lumia 532 is available at a Best Buy price of INR 6,499 ($104) while the Lumia 435 is available at a Best Buy price of INR 5,999 ($96).

Both devices pack in a bouquet of exclusive offers. You get INR 750 cash back on recharges (INR 150 off every month for 5 months), which is a pretty good deal that you can definitely benefit from. There's also INR 1,500 off on bus trips booked via Red Bus, 6 months of Truecaller Premium subscription worth INR 360 free, and 500 MB of 3G data per month for 2 months for Airtel customers.

The Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 are pretty good entry-level smartphones specially for first time smartphone users, with a consistent Windows Phone experience along with signature Microsoft services. I'll share my initial thoughts on the device in another post soon, but meanwhile tell us what you think about these devices in the comments.

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