If you are at least a little bit familiar with mobile operating systems available in the market, you know that Windows Phone is very different form Android. Some folks love Microsoft’s platform, others hate it, and there are those who haven’t formed an opinion yet because they haven’t had a chance to use a Windows device. In such case, choosing a premium (and expensive) handset to try Windows Phone probably wouldn’t be the best idea. With such users in mind, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 – a low-end cheap phone eligible for Windows 10 update.
Microsoft Lumia 430 Windows Phone for cheap
And indeed cheap it is – the Microsoft Lumia 430 will be available for just $70 when it goes on sale some time in April. It’s worth noting that it’s the launch price we are talking about. After a while phones usually undergo price cuts so it’s very probable that you will be able to get the handset for even less. The device will arrive to numerous markets including APAC, IMEA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus.
As you can expect after looking at the price tag, the Lumia 430 is a very modest offering. Its orange and black body measuring 120.5 x 63.2 x 10.6 mm houses a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor supported by 1GB of RAM. Users will get only 8GB of built-in memory; however this is not the end, the phone has a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 128GB plus extra 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
Other key features include a 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA user-facing shooter, 1,500 mAh battery and dual-SIM support. The Lumia 430 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 with the Denim update installed, but will receive Windows 10 update when it becomes available.
The new Microsoft Lumia 430 is as low-end as a smartphone could be today, there’s no question here. It won’t bring you to your knees with cutting-edge solutions, but the phone’s main selling point are not its specs but a low price. Honestly, for $70 you can’t ask for more, especially with Windows 10 update promised later this year. That said, the Lumia 430 seems like a perfect choice for users on a tight budget, especially those who never used a Windows Phone before.