Microsoft Outs Lumia 535, a First Without Nokia Branding

As we reported a few weeks ago that Microsoft had plans to let go the Nokia branding for its Lumia devices, today we saw the first Lumia phone with Microsoft’s name on it. The Microsoft Lumia 535.

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A mid-range phone that carries a lot of similarities from Lumia 530, the Lumia 535 comes with Microsoft Logo on the front; which marks the first ever phone by the company with its own branding.

The Lumia 535 boosts five inch screen, five megapixel wide-angle front camera for selfies and another five megapixel rear camera.

Aimed for developing markets, the Lumua 535 will come with a single SIM version as well as dual SIM version that will allow two active SIMs for parallel usage. Loaded with Windows 8.1 with Denim update out of the box, Lumia 535 will cost around or less than PKR 14,500.

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Beneath the covers, the Lumua 535 sports a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. Internal memory for usage is capped at 8GB with support for additional memory through microSD card with support up to 128 GB. Lumia 535 comes with 15 GBs of free OneDrive storage to store all your photos or documents in the cloud.

Lumia 535 will come in conventional cyan, bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, and black colors.

With extra covers as a bonus, the Lumia 535 will hit selected markets in couple of weeks. Pakistan can expect this handset to arrive here around mid or end of December 2014.

Again, the Lumia 535 is likely to be priced around 14,500 in Pakistan.

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Specifications

  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 140.2 x 72.4 mm x 8.8 mm
    • Weight: 146 g
  • OS:  Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • CPU: Snapdragon™ 200, 1.2 Ghz Quad Core
  • Display
    • size: 5 inch, qHD (960 x 540), TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
    • Capacitive Multipoint-Touch IPS LCD with 220 ppi
  • Memory:
    • 1GB RAM
    • 8GB ROM
    • microSD Card supported upto 128GB
    • 15GB of free One Drive storage
  • Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 5.0 MP, Auto focus, LED Flash, Auto and Manual white balance, f/2.4 with 1/4 inch sensor
    • Front Camera: 5MP wide angle, f/2.4 aperture
  •  Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, EDGE, 3G,
  •  SIM:
    • Type: Micro SIM
    • Numbers: Two versions with Single SIM and Dual SIM
  • Networks:
    • GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
      WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 900 MHz
  • Battery: 1905 mAh

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Bilal Aahil

    don’t like the new branding but MS is introducing an entry levels “selfie” phone, kinda cute but its not good enough to compete with HTC desire Eye..well its not fair to put these two in a ring for a fight.

    • Xavier

      you are comparing HTC desire Eye and this Lumia 535! there is huge difference in price! you cant compare both of these!
      but if you compare Lumia 535 with Lumia 630, then Lumia 535 is best

  • Ahmad Wahid

    I would like to get it as an upgrade for my Lumia 520 only if it is priced below 13,000. Above, 13,000 I can get the Lumia 620 and 630 which have better processors with same specifications. BTW, 480p video recording seems a downgrade

    • Usama Anwar

      If you like to play games on your phone then 620 and 630 are bad options because they have 512Mb ram.

    • Usama Anwar

      If you like to play games on your phone then 620 and 630 are bad options because they have 512Mb ram.

      • Ahmad Wahid

        I already got a 920 for gaming :) Getting this as secondary device for daily usage.

        • Muhammad Uzair Bashir

          bullshit !

  • Geekpk

    Awesome phone in every way expect 480p video recording. Should have been 720p atleast.

  • Shahzaib Khimani

    are you sure that its a 3g phone?

    • aamir7

      Specs suggest so.

      • Taha Najam

        No 2100MHz band though so 3g won’t work in Pakistan?

        • Bilal Aahil

          “WCDMA: 2100 MHz”
          it’s there, you don’t need 2100MHz frequncy for GSM

  • Usama Anwar

    Should have Snapdragon 400 because Snapdragon 200 don’t gives 720p recording. Everything else is alright

  • Usama Anwar

    Should have Snapdragon 400 because Snapdragon 200 don’t gives 720p recording. Everything else is alright

  • Kunnka

    i’ll wait for huawei y550

  • aasim

    looking perfect phone bcaz of its price and specifications.. but i hate windows mobile os..if it’s price will be around 13000 to 14000 .most people will consider to buy this phone .bcaz of required specifications. really hate windows mobile OS

    • Taha Najam

      I bet you haven’t even tried it since you don’t even know what it’s called. You should, because it’s much better than either Android or iOS.

      • SpeedBreaker

        “much better than either Android or iOS” … cough!!!
        that made me laugh, i had tried it :D , its just iOS or Android wanna be.. infact it is so minor that even Google didn’t bother to develop for it

        • Geek At Large

          How can an OS with a completely different UI and UX be classified as a “wannabe”? Competitor? sure, wannabe? far from it. Google doesn’t develop because it considers WP a competitor. MS developed the YouTube app that was pulled down by Google for not-so-convincing reasons.

        • Geek At Large

          How can an OS with a completely different UI and UX be classified as a “wannabe”? Competitor? sure, wannabe? far from it. Google doesn’t develop because it considers WP a competitor. MS developed the YouTube app that was pulled down by Google for not-so-convincing reasons.

        • Geek At Large

          How can an OS with a completely different UI and UX be classified as a “wannabe”? Competitor? sure, wannabe? far from it. Google doesn’t develop because it considers WP a competitor. MS developed the YouTube app that was pulled down by Google for not-so-convincing reasons.

      • Fahad Hashmi

        I have heard one Lumia user saying “I used to use it for msgs and calls only”.. you cant transfer from blue tooth, cannot copying files from device to PC(that it’s not as easy as it’s on Android)…is that true?

        • Taha Najam

          I would tell that Lumia user to stick to a dumb phone or rather a brick phone with no screen if they couldn’t even figure out such basic stuff.

          Let me tell you what the truth is. Windows Phone is the only smartphone OS that comes with a native file explorer. It is fully NTFS filesystem (a Microsoft standard that Android OEMs need to pay for it they want their phones to be recognized when it’s connected to a Windows PC, or else use some dodgy Linux standard like Motorola does with its phones) compatible. In laymans terms, that means that when you connect your phone to your PC, it shows up just like a regular drive. Which means you can just drag and drop stuff unlike iPhones for example where you need to sync everything up through iTunes. You can practically use your phone like a USB. Sharing stuff is as easy as long press, send via Bluetooth or if it’s another Lumia device, then the much cooler, Tap+send. Just tap your phones together and transfer will begin. This works not only for files but for apps too. Found a cool app and want your friend to try it out? Tap and he’ll be taken directly to the apps store page to download the app. Also, another awesome feature exclusive to Windows phones it’s the ability to download apps to SD card. Not just app data while the main app is still executed from internal phone storage, but fully install everything into external memory. This means that even phones with 4gb internal memory like the Lumia 530 with micro SD support up to 128gb, you’ll never run out of space. So yeah, the only people who talk bad about Windows Phones are those who’ve never really used it because those who have know how much better it is than competition.

    • Adeel

      I also use HTC but I love my windows phone and windows phone 8.1 is the perfect operating system for gamers, students and executives as well

  • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

    Nice phone with nice price…

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Ufff

  • Geekpk

    There is no better deal in this price range than this though with crap phones like samsung Core 2.

  • Guest

    expected price ?

  • its not fair with lumia 630 for that price.

  • Ammar Ali

    but point is when it will be available in Pakistan’s markets? :D

  • Waqas tariq

    in this price it is looking pretty nice. only one thing i dislike in it that is it resolution. otherwise it is ok

  • ali raza

    kya koi btae ga es main fcebook call hoti ha ya nai……….?

  • ali raza

    plz help me
    mjy btaoo kya es main facebook call ki optin ha ya nokia lumia ki tarha es main b facebook call ki optin nai ha……..?

  • Saqib

    I have been using Nokia 1320 with upgraded Win 8.1 and I must say that its the best phone I have used ever. Previously I was using Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I sold it and bought Nokia 1320 brand new. People you must try this. You won’t regret it. Its speed, apps, interface. The fact that Office 365, Skype, Health, Travel, Food apps builtin. Health app has digital doctor which diagnose your problems in seconds and suggest you treatments. Way ahead of Lagroid and IOS. I love Cortana digital assistant. You need to upgrade it to Win 8.1 otherwise just regular old Win 8 is shit. WP is an excellent phone.

  • Fahad Hashmi

    Thank you…I’m BTW looking forward to MS Lumia 535

  • Osama

    Price may vary because it has better specs than Lumia 630 which has current rate of 14.5- 15k

  • When it will launch in Pakistan?

  • shopkeeper

    windows mobile is total waste of money