Microsoft Announces the Ultra Low Cost Lumia 430

In the low-end segment of the smartphone market, one can argue that only Motorola and Microsoft offer phones with a decent experience. It is no surprise then that the latter is further lowering the bar now with the announcement of the $70 Lumia 430, which offers a fine feature set for its price.

The display at the front is 4” with 480 x 800 resolution and 235 ppi. The design is usual Lumia. The OS running on it is Windows Phone 8.1, which is said to be upgradeable to Windows 10, quite a treat for this price. There is also dual-SIM connectivity.

Underneath, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with a respectable 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage, which is said to be expandable by an impressive 128 GB. At the back lies a lowly 2 mp camera which is clearly the low-point of the package but trade-offs are to be expected.

Last is the 1,500 mAh battery. Price is set at $70 which is quite competitive and under the budget for a large number of people. This is clearly a new high-point in the low-end range of Lumia phones.

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Microsoft Lumia 430:

  • CPU: Dual-Core Cortex A7
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, upgradeable to Windows 10
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G
  • Design: 58.8 % display-to-body ratio, available in Black and Orange
  • Display: 4” with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 8 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 2 mp with 480p video
    • Secondary: VGA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual-SIM
  • Battery: 1,500 mAh
  • Price: $70


  • Raja Maja

    seems Microsoft will screw up all the Chinese brands too.

  • Qaisar Khan

    Hello Propakistani
    Aap ko match mein koi interest nahi hay
    please kuch dair apni post pause kar do aor match dekho
    please no more posting till match
    you drive my attraction

    • Moeed Bin Awais

      our team is doing great in match :D

  • Moeed Bin Awais

    now i can say that Microsoft is trying to penetrate, i have lumia 535 which is absolutely great.

    • SDKforLumia

      What about its touch screen issues? Update k baad touch theek kaam kr raha ya still some pproblems? Please reply honestly.

      • AaamAdmi

        Yes there are some issues regarding the touch screen, but after update its all good and works better. Its a great phone indeed

      • Moeed Bin Awais

        bro touch is better, kabi kabi issue karta ha mostly jab aap ne charging pe lagay ho aur sath use kar rhy ho, otherwise nai karta, ya agar karta b ha to bht kam, battery timing bht achi ha, m satisfied

        • Muhammad Usama

          multi touch sahe chalta ha bro?

    • did you get any update ?

      • Zaki Uddin

        I got 2 major updates, touch is fine now, you gotta use high quality screen protector

    • Zaki Uddin

      Yep, its great

  • Ahmad

    Windows Phones are all like shit
    Android is King (y)

  • usama

    Slam to all ye phone yaha Pakistan ma kb ay ga or is price ma he ay ga?

  • asd

    enough people won’t buy this phone bcaz of LED Flash

  • Fahad Saleem

    Dont but Lumia Phone, after sale service bht buri hy in ki, friend ka lumia 535 1st week main e kharab ho gia tha, now 2 month hony waly warranty claim ka khuch pata ne, aik week aa baad milyga, kbi 2 din tw kbi khuch

  • Abul Hasnaen

    camera bahot chota hai….2 mp very low res…. ☻

    • Gulab

      Price bohot chta hai and i bet this 2mp camera will be a 5mp qmobile camera :D

  • Abul Hasnaen

    Lenovo K3 is for just 10000… quite better than this one

  • Can someone tell me how it’s different than Lumia 435 which is priced at 10000 here? Seems Microsoft following the footprints of Q Mobile.

  • amazing deal, sad for camera

  • ali

    Battery: 1,500 mAh, it will die in 1.5 hours continues use, Even a simple user can’t spend full day without charging it

    • Hammad

      You noob, lumia’s 1500mAH battery is much better than 2200mAH android. It will surely last a whole day…

  • Tanweer

    Ram good, Rom good,
    Screen size moderate.
    Camera: Not Good.
    Processor is a main thing, NOT GOOD.
    Battery capacity is important, NOT GOOD.
    With respect to price it’s an okay cellphone.

  • Ahmad Khan Sabri

    Standard of microsoft mobile phones is very low. They must hard work to keep the standard of their phones near famous companies like, iphone, smasung, LG, Sony, Lenovo and Motorolla.

    • Badar

      Why low?

  • Abdullah

    Windows phone is better than Android more stable more secure

    • Moeed Bin Awais

      yes thats the point, adroid phone crashed easily

  • Muhammad Yasir

    No. This is BULLCWAP!

  • Android?

  • Alone ©™

    ye tu Microsoft 535 se better hai

  • Captain Asif

    Price is good but it will be more attractable if it include WiFi in it.

  • kafayat

    Have 70$ price is officially announced by Microsoft, if yes. Why? price is Rs. 14000.00 in pak.

    • Farooq

      it’ll be 9-10k in pk