Microsoft Lumia 532 in the Ring with 5 Killer Budget Phones Available in India Right Now


Ring Fight Among the Cheapest Phones

Microsoft is trying hard to conquer the affordable market segment in India. Consequently, the Redmond based tech company launched new Lumia 532 last month at a price of around Rs 6,999.

Specswise, the Microsoft Lumia 532 comes with 1GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 30GB of cloud storage and a VGA front camera. The handset has a 1560mAh battery and is said to support music platyback upto 61 hours.

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Currently, in the market, the Xioami Redmi 2s, Spice Stellar 520n, Lava Iris X1 Grand, Moto E and Micromax Yureka are worthy competitors for the Microsoft Lumia 532.

More interestingly a boxing ring showed up at our office a few days earlier and we put the Lumia 532 to the ultimate test with some worthy competitors in it's own boxing arena.

Take a look at the sliders below in which the phones listed above go on a one on one rumble with the Lumia 532.

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Our Verdict

Most of the smartphones that we have compared the Lumia 532 with, have one distictive feature in them. Good camera options, be it the front or rear camera. That's one sphere where the Lumia 532 is lacking.

Also all the other devices run on an Andriod platform and we have a Windows phone as its rival. The Microsoft Lumis 532 is a good buy for the ones who are yet to have their maiden Android experience (but the Yu Yureka is our favourite out of the lot).

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In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

The Redmi 2 impresses more with the specs on paper. Though both the phones share some similar features such as a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processsor, 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

What puts the Redmi 2 ahead of the Lumia 532 is the 8MP rear camera on it's back and a 2MP snapper in the front. Both the cameras are capable of HD recording. Plus the phone has got a 4.7" IPS display and a 2,200 mAh battery and comes with Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box.

See full specs of Xiaomi Redmi 2 here.

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

Spice might be a recent inductee to the Android market but their device is one like the vetrans' produce. The Stellar 520n and the Lumia 532 both share a quad-core processor but the Stellar 520n has a processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The RAM and internal storage are also 1GB and 8GB respecticvely. These are somethings it has in common with the Microsoft Lumia 532.

The display on the Stellar 520n is a 12.7 cms HD IPS panel compared to the 4 inch dispay on the Lumia 532. The handset comes with a 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP snapper on the front. The hefty device has only 2000mAh of battery.

See full specs of Spice Stellar 520n here


In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

This handset also stands strong in the competition. Sharing a similar quad-core CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with the Lumia 532. In terms of form factor the iris X1 Grand looks beefier than the Microsoft Lumia 532.

However, what seperates the two is the big 5inch FWVGA IPS 196ppi display on the iris X1 Grand compared to the 4 inch display on lumia 532. The device comes with Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box and guarantees a Lollipop upgrade. The camera is fabulous and the 8MP rear camera and is is backed by a dual LED flash compared to the 5MP snapper on the Lumia's back without flash. The front has a 2MP shooter.

See full specs of LAVA iris X1 Grand here


In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

The 2nd Gen Moto E was launched buy Motorola a few days ago. Both phones are identical in quite many aspects they both feature 1.2GHz quad-core processors made by Qualcomm, have a 5MP rear cam and a VGA front snapper.

The Moto E comes with Android Lollipop out of the box and Pure Android for better performance. The Moto E also has a larger screen, it features a 4.5inch qHD screen compared to the 4inch display on the Lumia.

See full specs of Moto E 2nd Gen here


In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

In The Ring With Microsoft Lumia 532

The Micromax Yu Yureka is the phone amongst the lot that blows away the Lumia 532 into the banks. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor the device is a 64 bit handset. While the Windows phone is powered by a quad-core 1.2Ghz snapdragon chip. The GPU on the unit is Adreno 405 and it sports a 5.5inch HD display. Compared to the 4 inch display on Microsoft Lumia 532. The Yu Yureka is powered by a 2500mAh battery and has a standby time of 210 hours.

Internal storage on the device is 16GB and the handset has a 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. The Lumia 532 has an internal storage of 8GB and has 1GB of RAM. The best part is that it runs on Cyanogen 11.0. The cameras on the Yu Yureka are simple astounding. It leads the list with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. The Lumia only gets a 5MP shooter at the back and a VGA front camera. But the YU Yureka is costlier than the Lumia 532 by Rs. 2,000.

See full specs of Micromax Yu Yureka here


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