Looking to roll out new smartphones within your business? Not wanting to break the bank and make the most of your equipment fund? Looking to improve business efficiencies?
Microsoft recently launched the budget Lumia 535 and with the Lumia 435 just around the corner we wanted to share our thoughts to why we feel these budget sub £90 smartphones a currently the best around.
Always the latest Windows Phone experience
Unlike other budget smartphones which tend to have older operating systems the Microsoft Lumia 535 runs the latest Windows Denim OS which means users can experience the same business features as their more expensive siblings.
The latest Windows Denim OS includes Microsoft Office & Outlook, OneNote, Skype, Lync Messenger (free downloadable app), OneDrive and your own digital personal assistant in Cortana. Combine this with Data Sense, Battery Sense, WiFi Sense, Storage Sense, HereDrive & Here Maps and you have a proper workhorse of a business smartphone.
Budget smartphone with premium features
The Lumia 535 boasts a 5” screen (Gorilla Glass 3) which makes navigation and viewing documents, photos, videos and browsing online so easy. You can expect a smooth smartphone experience with its quad core processor and 1GB or RAM easily powerful enough for everyday business tasks.
It also comes with 5MP rear camera and a wide angle 5MP front facing camera
For a budget smartphone you get an impressive 8GB storage and 15GB of free OneDrive storage. And if this was not enough you can add additional storage up to 128GB with an additional microSD card.
If your business is looking for a cost effective smartphone then we feel the Lumia 535 is worth a serious look mainly due to the extensive business features and applications it brings with the latest most up to date Windows OS. It really could make your workforce more efficient on the move.
It may not support 4G and the camera and screen resolution may not be on par with higher end smartphones more than double the price, but what do you expect for £90 ex VAT!*
The Microsoft Lumia 435 is also now available and also features the latest Windows Denim OS and will be available in the region of £75 ex VAT!*
Comparison of Lumia 435 & 535
|Lumia 435||Lumia 535|
|Dimensions||118.1 x 64.7 x 11.7 mm||140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8 mm|
|Talk time||Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 13 h (3G)||Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 13 h (3G)|
|Standby time||Up to 552 h||Up to 552 h|
|Display||4″ (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||5″ (720 x 1280) LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Windows® Phone 8.1||Windows® Phone 8.1|
|Processor||Snapdragon 200 dual-core 1.2 GHz||Snapdragon 200 quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|Memory||8 GB, 1 GB RAM microSD, up to 128 GB||8 GB, 1 GB RAM
microSD, up to 128 GB
|Camera||Primary: 2 MP.
|Primary: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash. Secondary: 5 MP|
|Music||Xbox Music||Xbox Music|
|Phone colours||Orange, green, white, black, gray, blue||Orange, green, white, black, gray, blue|
|Approximate Price||£75 ex VAT*||£90 ex VAT*|
*Price to Comm-Tech customers at time of publishing. Prices subject to change.