The Microsoft Lumia 535 mobile phone had been released in December 2014 and was just after the release of the Nokia Lumia 635 and the Nokia Lumia 930. The Lumia 535 is specification wise just below the Lumia 635 in terms of abilities and options.
The phone has about the same with as the others being the standard Lumia look and feel. Its weights 146 g (5.15 oz) and is much the same as the others in terms of size being 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8 mm (5.52 x 2.85 x 0.35 in). The Lumia 535 comes with a IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and a reasonable 540 x 960 pixels (~220 ppi pixel density) considering the cost of the phone. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it is also multi touch.
Like other Microsoft mobile phones this one also comes with the standard Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 and a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor with an Adreno 302 GPU. The phone also comes with a cardslot for an microSD card with up to 128 GB of additional space. The internal storage is 8 GB with 1 GB RAM. The strange thing about the Lumia 535 is that fact that it has two camera’s with the same abilities. The main camera is a 5 MP camera with 2592 x 1936 pixels and autofocus with an LED flash. The rear camera or secondary camera is also a 5MP camera. The video playback is reasonable considering the price of €140 as it runs at 480p@30fps.
|2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
The phone comes with the standard loudspeaker and jack as well as as FM radio and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA with hotspot support. There is also Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X as well as A-GPS and GLONASS support. With a Li-Ion 1905 mAh battery and a standby time of more than 500 hours and talk time of more than 11 hours the phone is a good combination of power and battery life.
For its price range you would expect a better primary camera and a 2MP camera which rarely gets used. One of the complaints about the phone is the quality of the primary camera. Also when the screen locks in idle mode the downloading stops. This can be an irritation. Note that this is a Windows OS so there is no Google Play Store in use. See the user manual below for more details.
There is no user manual for the phone. When Microsoft took over Nokia they stopped placing manuals on the internet.