Microsoft has started focusing more on entry-level Windows Phone devices — most of them carrying similar set of specifications with a few changes here and there — to compete in the low-end segment of the market dominated by Android. Not too long ago, the company unveiled what it calls the “most affordable Lumias”, Lumia 532 and Lumia 435. If you take a closer look at what they have to offer, especially the Lumia 532, it’s basically the same as some of the other devices currently present in the company’s portfolio, namely the Lumia 530 and 535.
For those of you who are in the market for a low-end Windows Phone, or just want to give Windows Phone operating system a shot, these are some excellent albeit cheap options. If you’re confused among the trio — Lumia 530, Lumia 532, Lumia 535 — here’s a basic comparison of what these three devices have to offer to its users.
As you can see from the table above, all these three devices offer almost similar specifications except the Lumia 530 which isn’t a notable upgrade from the folks at Redmond as it offers specifications similar to the Lumia 520 except the processor. So, you can simply cross it out from your wishlist if you ask us.
The main devices which you should be considering is the Lumia 532 or the Lumia 535. Both of these devices feature 1GB of RAM which is required for most of the apps to work flawlessly, plus it offers more base storage to users as well, bumping from 4GB to 8GB.
As for which one to go for between the Lumia 532 and Lumia 535, the answer is quite simple: Lumia 535, if you don’t have any issue with a larger screen size which has its own set of benefits. Furthermore, the device has a 5MP front-facing camera, a considerably bigger 1,905 mAh battery and a better screen resolution as well. There were reports of a touch screen sensitivity issue, but it appears its not as widespread.
Coming over to the pricing, the Lumia 532 is expected to carry an estimated price tag of around 79 Euros, while the Lumia 535 is over 100 Euros in markets where it was launched. If you don’t have any issues spending a few extra bucks, go for the Lumia 535.Further reading: Lumia, Lumia 530, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1