India has emerged as the largest market for smartphones and Microsoft Devices is trying to expand its market share with cheaper connected devices. A recent report, which will serve as an official reference to Microsoft's current smartphone market share, reconfirms the company's effort to rebuild its brand in the Indian handset market.
According a report from Research Firm GFK, Microsoft has been crowned as the third largest smartphone vendor in India with a market share of 12%. This makes Microsoft an emerging leader in the Indian handset market, thanks to the success of Lumia 630.
And today, the Redmond-based tech giant marks a new chapter with its first "Microsoft Lumia" branded smartphone, the Lumia 535. The budget handset will hit select Asian markets later this month.
With the launch of the Lumia 535, Microsoft is clearly in a mood to give Google a tough competition. Then of course there's the Nokia Lumia 630. It offers mid-end specifications at a budget price. Notably, Microsoft also launched its cheapest and most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, the Lumia 530. It simply impressed with cost-effective nature.
So which of these is best for you? Let's find out.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Design
All three phones are colorful and feature colorful removable back covers. The physical measures of Lumia 535 are 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8mm, while it weighs 146 grams.
Meanwhile, the Lumia 530 is the thickest of the three at 11.7mm. It weighs less than 130 grams. The Lumia 630, on the other hand, has a measurement of 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 m millimeters and is weighs 134 grams.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Display
The Lumia 535 has a 5" IPS unit with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels), and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Meanwhile, the Lumia 530 comes with a modest 4-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854. The screen is not stunning given the handset's price.
The Lumia 630, on the other hand, offers the same 854 x 480 resolution as the 4-inch Nokia Lumia 530.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Processing Speed and Connectivity
The Lumia 530 clearly lacks in the processing speed. The phone is powered with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be later expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Like the Lumia 530, the Lumia 630 fis equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU. The only difference is the chipset, with the Lumia 530 sporting the Snapdragon 200 model while the other handset offers a Snapdragon 400 processor.
The Lumia 535 is the fastest phone among the three devices. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU. There's 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Software
All three phones run on the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 is a considerable improvement over previous versions, with a new Action Centre adding a drop-down notification menu, among other noticeable features.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Camera
All three Windows-powered handsets have underwhelming 5MP rear-cameras. The Lumia 535 features 5-megapixel front and rear-facing camera, with an LED Flash. While the Lumia 630 and Lumia 530 doesn't feature front-facing shooters.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Batter
While the Lumia 530 comes with the smallest battery of the three - a mere 1430mAh. Meanwhile, a 1,905mAh battery powers the Lumia 535. The Lumia 630 has an 1830mAh battery inside.
Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 535 vs Lumia 630: Price and Verdict
All three of these budget handsets are well built, and offer distinctive features. The Lumia 530 is cheap and colorful. It is now available under Rs. 6,000 price mark. For slightly better experience, you could opt for the Lumia 630. It is selling below Rs.8,000. For those who're looking out for a complete experience, the Lumia 535 seems to a good choice. The phone is yet to be launched in India.
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