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Microsoft Lumia 535

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8604 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and price are overall positive. The screen and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reception, and some have doubts about the apps and battery.

usability, size, screen, price, performance

battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 535 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 535

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 535 5 inch UK SIM-free (unlocked) Smartphone (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz, 1Gb RAM, 8Gb storage, Wi-Fi, BT, Camera, Windows 8.1) - Microsoft Lumia 535 5 inch UK SIM-free (unlocked) Smartphone (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz, 1Gb RAM, 8Gb storage, Wi-Fi, BT, Camera, Windows 8.1) -

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 535

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 535 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and usability. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the apps and durability. There are some mixed views about the screen.

price, performance, portability, usability, camera

reception, durability, apps

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Unlocked GSM Cell Phone Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3g Network Hsdpa 900 / 2100 (Black)Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Unlocked GSM Cell Phone Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3g Network Hsdpa 900 / 2100 (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

 

Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large...

Latest Windows Phone 8.1 (Denim), Good GPS, Expandable storage, Decent cameras, Bright screen with good color reproduction

and increased black level, Below-average voice quality, High power consumption, Sluggish touchscreen

Microsoft offers a decent entry-level alternative with its Lumia 535. It primarily convinces with up-to-date software, a bright and color accurate screen, and comparatively good cameras. The GPS receiver also surprised us favorably in the test and did...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Microsoft's first Lumia phone tries a bit too hard to be cheap

 

Now the ink is dry on Microsoft's buyout of Nokia, the Nokia name is now a thing of the past on Lumia phones. Say hello, then, to the Microsoft Lumia 535. Name aside, it's business as usual for a Lumia. It has that familiar plastic body, with rounded...

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is very cheap, it has a fun design with interchangeable cases, a 5-megapixel front camera and software features found on higher-end Lumias.

It doesn't have 4G LTE, its under-powered processor results in a sluggish interface, the touchscreen can be unresponsive and the screen is neither sharp nor particularly vivid.

The Lumia 535's cheap price, big screen and colourful body earn it plenty of points, but its lack of 4G LTE, unimpressive display and sometimes sluggish interface mean this phone isn't suitable for anything more than the basics.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 ( orange)

 

Its 5-inch display has a 960x540-pixel resolution, it has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 5-megapixel cameras on the front and back. One area that's particularly lacking is its connectivity -- the Lumia 535 does not support 4G data speeds, so you'll...

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is very cheap, it has a fun design with interchangeable cases, a 5-megapixel front camera and software features found on higher-end Lumias.

It doesn't have 4G LTE, its under-powered processor results in a sluggish interface, the touchscreen can be unresponsive and the screen is neither sharp nor particularly vivid.

The Lumia 535's cheap price, big screen and colourful body earn it plenty of points, but its lack of 4G LTE, unimpressive display and sometimes sluggish interface mean this phone isn't suitable for anything more than the basics.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 and 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many

 

It's a Lumia like the rest of them. A new youth player promoted to the first team, which will have no trouble blending in. It's just a different name on the familiar kit. Microsoft is starting from the bottom up - an entry level handset, no redesign to...

Optional Dual SIM with dual standby model ; 5" IPS display of qHD (540 x 960 px) resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 ; 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1GB of RAM ; Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim ; 5MP autofocus...

The screen has low pixel density (not awfully visible, to be fair) ; No Glance screen ; Low battery capacity, especially for a dual SIM smartphone ; Low-res video recording

An affordable, big-screen smartphone, with dual-SIM support at that, the Microsoft Lumia 535 looks like a package that's made to measure for the emerging markets. No wonder India was one of the first destinations confirmed.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Review

 

Costing $169.99 in the US, the Lumia 535 brings all the bells and whistles of Windows Phone 8.1 – Cortana included – powered by the humble Snapdragon 200, but still paired with a good 1 GB of RAM...

169.99 cost for a device that runs generally smooth ; 5 MP frontal cam and Lumia Selfie app offer the same functions as higher tier Lumias ; Impressive color reproduction, topping many others in its class and beyond ; Full Windows Phone 8.1 experience,...

The display's low resolution and very reflective glass leave room for improvement ; Opening large websites or YouTube could crash the browser ; Windows Phone store still has much less apps than the leading operating systems

The Lumia 535 manages to deliver a good chunk of the Windows Phone 8.1 experience, for a measly cost of $169.99. Yes, there has been a lot of corner-cutting involved, which results in unimpressive looks, low screen resolution and bad viewing angles,...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (phonedog.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

Microsoft has ditched the Nokia name for its Lumia devices, and has decided to use its own brand on the Windows Phone series. And while that's one of the more noticeable features of the 535, it shouldn't be a reason for buying, or not buying the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Peter Bright (arstechnica.com)

The Lumia 535: Microsoft’s first phone reviewed

 

Is a low-end flagship a thing? It should be.

1GB RAM ; The cameras ; Solid build ; With luck, the price

The camera button will be forever mourned ; Occasional issues with registering taps on the screen

As a low-end phone, I think the Lumia 535 is a fantastic package. It eclipses the 530 and 520, and in some very important ways, it beats the 630/635, too. The 535 is the successor to the 520 that people were hoping for, and it comes highly recommended...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 Review, Specs, Comparison, Price & Best Deals

 

Microsoft has announced its Lumia 535, sans Nokia brand. The new device makes use of the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1. It runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. It has a 5 inch 960×540...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Max Parker (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review

 

A decent budget smartphone with a big screen

Sturdy, colourful build ; Big display ; Full Windows Phone 8.1 ; Wide angle front snapper

Screen sensitivity issues ; Sluggish performance ; Dull display ; Poor rear camera

Ratings in depth If you've handled one of Nokia's vast array of Windows phones in the past few years twirling the Microsoft Lumia 535 round in your hands will feel instantly familiar.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch? - Pocket-lint

 

You'll notice that there has been a change in terminology when it comes to Lumia. It's not new news, but the Lumia 535 is the first Lumia to appear with

Affordable, latest Windows Phone and Lumia software

Display quality is low, touchscreen response is poor, it's sluggish, no 4G

The Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft branded handset and, unfortunately, the experience is poor compared to some of its Lumia predecessors. The poor touchscreen experience feels like a blast from the past, while the exterior finish isn't up to quite...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8.5

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Display

Pixel density:220

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes