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November 20, 2014

The beautiful Lumia 535: views from around the Web

The Web is buzzing with talk of Lumia. The announcement of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our “5x5x5” smartphone package, received a warm reception last week. Here’s what the critics had to say.



The Verge states how “Microsoft’s first Lumia defines Windows Phone’s future,” appreciating its affordable price point and specifications:

“Specifications might be low on the Lumia 535, but Microsoft has made some changes that don’t compromise the experience as much as some other budget Lumia devices.”

The Verge continues: “The addition of 1GB of RAM here instead of the usual 512MB is an important move, especially as a lot of Windows Phone games require higher amounts of RAM.”

CNET labels the Lumia 535 as “quite comfortable to hold and the edges don’t dig into your palm”:

“If you were worried that a Microsoft rebrand would lead to a new design for Lumia phones, fear not — at least not yet. The Lumia 535, the sequel to the Lumia 530, sticks to the same proven formula as the current range of handsets. That’s to say, it has a plastic back and clean lines with rounded corners. It resembles the older Lumia 530, though bigger and slimmer.”

Engadget remarked on the phone’s affordability and ergonomic design: “It sounds like it could be the perfect phone for selfie addicts on a budget …”

“It sits comfortably in the hand and the button placement on the right-hand side — volume rocker up top and power button underneath — should suit right-handers’ thumbs perfectly..

“The Lumia 535 is intended to fill something of a hole in its current line-up, being a more affordable smartphone that still has a decent-sized screen to poke at.”

 Lumia 535 headphones

Defining the Lumia 535 as ‘The Stunning Budget Smartphone That Can Conquer The World,” Forbes states:

“The five-inch screen continues the idea of Windows Phone bringing higher specifications to lower price points.”

“So the first fully branded Windows Phone from Microsoft makes a huge statement of intent….”

Meanwhile, Techcrunch highlighted the phone’s smart pricing: “Microsoft’s New Lumia 535 Costs $140 And Is Its First Non-Nokia Smartphone.”


ComputerWorld received the Lumia 535 with a bang and remarked how the “Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera.”

Pitting it against other devices, CW added: “The Lumia 535 has 8GB of integrated storage…can also be expanded, but with a bigger 128GB microSD card” and how “The Lumia 535 is slightly heavier at 146 grams, but slimmer at 8.8 millimeters..”

When are you going to buy the Lumia 535?


Lumia 535