If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone handset and don’t have too much money to spare, we have great news for you. The Lumia 535 is now on sale in the US through Microsoft Store and boy is affordable. The phone cost just $149 and is available unlocked and without contract. Microsoft also throws in free shipping and free returns in case that device won’t meet your expectations.
Microsoft Lumia 535 Unlocked Windows Phone
The Microsoft Lumia 535 was announced in November last year as the first Microsoft-branded member of the Lumia family. Until now, users in the US could grab the phone only through a third-party retailer Expansys USA. Starting today, Microsoft is finally offering the device through its own store.
The Lumia 535 is a mid-range handset running Windows Phone 8.1 with all its benefits including personal assistant Cortana, Office, Skype, and more. The phone packs a large 5-inch IPS LCD display with a modest 540 x 960 resolution which works out to not so impressive by today’s standards pixel density of just 220ppi. The processor won’t take your breath away either – it’s a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip.
The Lumia 535 comes with 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of internal memory. There is, however, a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 128GB and you will get up to 30GB of OneDrive online storage, so you shouldn’t run out of space for all your content. The device is also equipped with two cameras – both offer 5-megapixel sensors, though only the main shooter has LED flash. Other key features include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi hotspot, and 1,905 mAh removable battery. Like other Lumias, the 535 is available in a variety of colors including bright green, bright orange, white, dark grey, cyan, and black.
No US carrier is currently selling the Lumia 535, so it appears that your only option is Microsoft Store or the previously mentioned Expansys USA. However, with such budget-friendly price who would want to bother with carrier formalities, especially since Microsoft is selling the phone unlocked which means that you are free to choose your favorite network, such as AT&T or T-Mobile. If you are interested, go to Microsoft Store and order your Lumia 535.
more info: Microsoft