I'm writing this review after using of 3 weeks constantly. At first I was confused and scared about many reviews like touch issue, auto zoom etc. Confused when going to purchase. I have 4 options, Lenovo A6000, Huawei Honor Holly, Moto E, and this Lumia 535. Finally purchased this, because previously am an android user (samsung galaxy trend). nAbout this ph- Nice battery backup, No hang problem, didn't face any kind of touch issue & auto zooming prblm, good cmra qlty, games run smoothly, overall fast in processor. nOne thing is bad, they provide a cheap qlty headset. u need to buy a good one. nFlipkart service wass too good as well as. delivered within 2 days. If u wanna buy a windows phone within 10k, go for this. thanx.
Edit : After using it for 8 months I have decided to throw this in trash. Microsoft has never paid heed to the user reviews. They haven't rectified the touch issues yet. Though they claimed a couple of updates released by them is for resolving the touch prob, well those are lies. Microsoft has compromised the quality. nnDo not buy this product!
Microsoft nails every aspects of budget phone with Lumia 535. nn- 5 inch screen with qHD display thus 220ppi and protection of croning gorilla glass 3. Galaxy prime has same display without Gorilla Glass and prime comes at 15k.nn- 1 gb RAM, Windows os run very smoothly even on 512 mb RAM but with 1 gb RAM say goodbye to all the resuming screen.nn- Two 5 MP cameras. Rear one comes with LED flash but can only record 480p videos (no HD recording) and is average, but the front camera is where lumia 535 shines with the same 5 MP shooter as lumia 730 with wide angle lens, amazing selfies. PRO TIP: use 'Lumia camera' app, it clicks much better picture than default camera app.nn- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quadcore processor which runs the os pretty smooth and is better than all those pathetic "octacore" mediatek processors.nn- This has latest windows os with Denim update and you can activate cortana by setting "English UK" as speech language.nn- Also this phone has proximity and ambient light sensors which were missing in 530 and 630.nn- Double tap to wake, graphic equaliser are good addition but its missing colour profile for changing colour scheme.nnAnswers to few concerns that I noticed in various forums.nn- Touch is ok, not as good as 630 but also not as bad as people are making it to be, it is just that sometimes scroll is registered as tap, and some missed taps but it is not that bad as it sounds.nEDIT: Microsoft has confirmed the touch issue and will be providing OTA software upadate for this. nn- Though one sim is mentioned as CDMA but both sim support GSM sim.n- And yes it can play HD videos, just use class 10 SD card and download moliplayer.n- Also if your phone is lagging while using app or playing games, it is most probably because you are using old SD cards. Get class 10 SanDisk card, it works perfectly.n- You can zoom while taking pictures by sliding two fingers (Use Lumia Camera instead of the default camera app )nnBuyer’s guide: You can get this at local store at 9000 or even less, don't go with this outrageous pricing of flipkart. Wait for WS Retail to stock it if you want different colour variant other than black at fair price.nnAnd to all those guys who are complaining that it should have 720p screen, Snapdragon 400 and 8 MP rear camera, I have two words for you- Lumia 730 (best phone you can get for your money). I didn't notice many compromises as is expected by phones in this range, Microsoft could not have done better with this phone.
I bought this device fromm a local store at 9300 INR about a week ago.nThe phone have got pretty looks along with the excellent build quality, narrow bezels topping with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.nHere are the Actual Pros and Cons I faced in a week.nnPRO's:n1. The phonee looks awesome..!! I mean Awesome by every single view. Rounded corners and it's 2:1 Dimensions make it Easier to hold.n2. As it include 1 GB of RAM, My office uses, Gaming Experience and daily life uses have given me outstanding results.n3. The 1905 mAh Battery works pretty well for a day (backup of almost 18 hours.) I have Wifi Connectionn in my office and at my home as well.n4. The Sunlight Readability feature allows you to operate your phone in sunlight even at low brightness.n5. The Sound is Loud and crip Clear Quality. I Use JBL headphones for my Music and that provides me Surround Sound with High Bass still with crisp clear music.n6. The device does not heat up at all even after a continuous usage of 2 hours.nnCON's:n1. If you are travelling with device, you will definately need a powerbank.n2. The Box don't contain a USB Cable..!! Really..:(nnOverall a great phone for midrangers who are no more interested in Crackberries or Flavourless Lollipops..:P (Like Me)
Review after two days of using this phone. I got this phone at 8400 from Flipkart using mobile app discount.nnThis is one of the best phone in this price range. Further, it also does not look cheap at all. The black one has a matte finish at back which is a plus for me. However, I've previously used Lumia 820 and therefore, I had some high expectations with respect to screen resolution etc. You may find the screen resolution of 535 of bit lower quality; though it is decent at this price range. The battery is good for my piece. It runs for 23 hours with good use of internet and gaming. Camera is great. nBut the major turn off is "Touch Issue". (Before buying the phone, google about Lumia 535 Touch Issue). Because of this issue, I'm finding it hard to use messaging apps. Very difficult to type. MS has said acknowledged the issue and have said they will be issuing the patch for the same. Hope it comes faster. But for now, because of this issue, this phone is a turn off for someone like me.