Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its first self branded Lumia smartphone called Lumia 535. The dual SIM variant of this smartphone has made its way into the Indian market today carrying a price tag of Rs 9,199. Of course, the device carries almost all the desired aspects to make it fit in to the rest of the devices in the Lumia family. To take a look, we have come up with a detailed spec comparison between the Lumia 535 and the relatively older model, Lumia 630. Let us take a look at the comparison between the two smartphones in detail.
Display and Processor
The Lumia 630 arrives with a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display that carries a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 218 pixels per inch. The Lumia 535, on the other hand, boasts of a 5 inch IPS LCD display and it carries qHD 960×540 pixel resolution resulting in more or less similar pixel density of 218 ppi. Otherwise, both the screens are layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for scratch resistance. However, the Lumia 630 makes use of the ClearBlack display that will make the screen sharper and less reflective.
The Lumia 630 incorporates a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor that is aided by Adreno 305 graphics unit. In comparison, the Lumia 535 employs a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor that is teamed up with Adreno 302 graphics unit. The Snapdragon 400 is capable of rendering relatively superior graphic handling and browser performance than the Snapdragon 200 chipset. Otherwise, the Lumia 535 has 1 GB of RAM, while the Lumia 630 has only 512 MB of RAM.
Camera and Internal Storage
Both the smartphones feature 5 MP primary snappers at their back, but the Lumia 535 carries more credits in the imaging segment as it comes with LED flash for enhanced photography. At the front, the Lumia 535 is bestowed with a 5 MP front facing seflie camera with wide angle lens to click wider self portrait shots. But, the Lumia 630 does not go with the trend of selfies as it lacks a front facing snapper.
In terms of storage, the both the smartphones pack in 8 GB of native storage capacities that can be expanded externally up to 128 GB with the help of micro SD cards. Also, they arrive with free 15 GB of OneDrive cloud storage space for additional storage needs of users.
Battery and Features
The Lumia 630 is energized by a 1,830 mAh battery, whereas the Lumia 535 is powered by a 1,905 mAh battery. Both these batteries that are not too different in terms of capacity are rated to pump in 13 hours of talk time on 3G networks.
On the software front, both the Lumia 535 is fueled by Windows Phone 8.1 platform with Lumia Denim update that provides more features. Lumia 630 will soon receive Denim update as well. They also have connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G. Furthermore, Lumia 535 is preloaded with Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office, Subway Surfers, Instagram and others.
|Model||Nokia Lumia 630||Microsoft Lumia 535|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA||5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB||8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim|
|Camera||5 MP||5 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||1,830 mAh||1,905 mAh|
|Price||Rs 7,299||Rs 9,199|
The Lumia 535 carries the credits for being first ever Microsoft branded Lumia smartphone and arrives with a better imaging hardware including a front facing selfie focused camera. On the other hand, the Lumia 630 takes the advantage of using a more capable processor and a less reflective display, but it lacks when it comes to imaging aspects. If you are a selfie enthusiast, you should be opting for the Lumia 535 that is the latest model. But, if you only concerned on the pricing of the smartphone, the Lumia 630 should be a better buy.