Microsoft Lumia 435: Test Of 89 Euro Smartphones

Test conclusion: what you should know

The Lumia 435 aimed at absolute beginners, which extends the use of Facebook, whatsapp, weather, as well as the use of the device as a Navi replacement for the car. The phone offers simple menus, an acceptable display and lots of memory. The design is many users the display but probably too clunky, too small. The camera is not suitable for videos. Best price on the Internet: 49.95 euro * contra order this product at Amazon Pro of expandable memory low camera resolution satisfactory assessment of editorial users rating now evaluate the Lumia 435 is the so far most affordable Smartphone with Windows phone operating system: at the launch, Microsoft specifies a suggested retail price of 89 euros. Restriction: In Germany the device that comes in the footsteps of the set Nokia X series with Android is to get the start at first exclusively at Telekom, other retailers list it therefore currently far above the list price. Is the Smartphone to recommend? This clears the road test by our site!

First impression: much plastic

With a thickness of 1.3 centimeters and the comparatively compact 4-inch display, the Lumia 435 comes very nicely solid and chubby therefore, looks a bit like a smartphone from a bygone era. But The processing is impeccable, the easily exchangeable body is stuck. And it works with seinere sturdy plastic shell significantly more robust than smartphones in fashionable filigree appearance. The surface is pleasantly matt, at least in the bright green test model, and is therefore easy to handle. Alternatively, there is the Lumia 435 also available in bright orange or classic in white or black.

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Lumia 435: display better than thought

The screen is probably the most important element of a Smartphone. And in this price range often cause for frustration. Here but the newcomer compared to the previously lowest Lumia 530 presents itself (RRP: 99 euros) in improved quality: where the Lumia 530 272 candela/m2 (291-1) was very dark and underground contrast, 435 brightness go (318 CD/m2) and contrast (611:1) in order for the Lumia. The fidelity is 96.7 percent right (Lumia 530: 88 percent). The resolution achieved with 800 x 480 pixels and 233 ppi non iphone 5-level (326 ppi), but is fine for the display size. On the screen quality of the now much more expensive Lumia 630 (402 CD/m2, contrast 563:1) the new Lumia 435 does not match however. Fairness should be noted: the Lumia 630 cost 2014 still 150 euro at the show in early summer, so actually plays in a different League. The size is a matter of taste: for experienced smartphone users are now clearly too small 4 inch display diagonal, upgraders of normal keys cell phones are likely to enjoy the handy size. Striking: Microsoft banished the on screen buttons, as used for example in the Lumia 530 used. This is the full size of the screen can be used.

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Slimmed down: camera

Microsoft has slimmed down most clearly at the camera: though is different than when the Lumia 630 a front-facing camera installed but the is good with VGA resolution only for Skype calls. And the main camera is significantly weaker than earlier Lumia evolt: instead of five mega pixels are only two megapixels. For snapshots during daylight hours, looking at only on the mobile phone display or small notebook displays, the quality is still tolerable. More annoying: the beginners Lumia only in VGA resolution records videos. This is too pixelated then even for Facebook. A led Flash replacement is missing.

Processor and operating

Like the Lumia 530 runs the smallest processor from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series in the Lumia 435: the Snapdragon 200. Also, Microsoft has built here only the dual core version, instead of the usual quad-core variant. However, only a few apps in the boarding area at the same time use all four cores. And in return, the memory with 1 gigabyte is twice the size. In practice Windows phone 8.1 update (Lumia denim) works when browsing through menus quickly at app startup and scrolling on very lushly landscaped sites, however, the whole thing is sometimes rough. The benchmark program gfxbench, which is used to determine the 3D performance crashes. But this device is probably anyway not suitable for complex games. Minecraft however runs.

Language Assistant Cortana doing

Besides the Lumia 535, the Lumia 435 is the first smartphone that it delivers in Germany with the language assistant Cortana. Which offers chats practical nightly rest periods to.

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Larger memory

Another change is reflected in the memory: while previous entry-level models like, for example, the Lumia offer 530 or Lumia 630 only 512 megabytes, the new Lumia comes to 435 with a 1 gigabyte (GB) large memory market. Thus, Microsoft’s Smartphone newcomer is future-proof for new, more elaborate games and the upcoming Windows phone 10. Opts for more Microsoft as well as the internal memory and bought the Lumia 435 8 GB. A microsd card slot (up to 128 GB) to the extension of the internal memory is also available.

The better alternative: the Lumia 630

Who really want to have fun with his Smartphone and more intense uses Internet and apps, will be quickly tired the Lumia 435: bad camera, clumsy design and small screen. The better (and sometimes even cheaper) alternative is here the Lumia 630: crisp screen, better camera, faster pace of work and built-in fitness Tracker and still handy. Only when the price to around 70 euros, it will be interesting for those who into want to breathe in gently and without financing in the Smartphone world.