Microsoft Lumia 532: 5 reason why one should buy
Earlier this year, Microsoft Mobile launched the Lumia 532 alongside the most affordable Lumia till date, Lumia 435. The Microsoft Lumia 435 is already up for grabs in India for an attractive price tag of Rs 5,999, while the Lumia 532 is listed with a “Coming Soon” tag on its online store in the country. The Lumia 532 falls a bit more in the mid-range category with its quad-core processor, and is expected to be priced around Rs 6,500 in India. The phone brings the latest Windows Phone 8.1 experience along with the Lumia Denim update to the budget-conscious smartphone buyers.
The Lumia 532 is expected to reach Indian shores anytime soon, so if you are thinking to buy it, below are the five reasons to buy this budget Lumia.
The Microsoft Lumia 532 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor that offers a clock speed of 1.2GHz. The CPU works in tandem with 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 302 GPU to deliver smooth UI and gaming experience. For gaming enthusiasts, Microsoft claims that the phone offers excellent gaming experience while playing games like Minecraft Pocket edition and Candy Crush Saga.
Apart from smooth performance, the Lumia 532 also delivers impressive battery life. The device is backed by a 1,560mAh battery, which as per the vendor delivers 12 hours of calling time and 22 days of standby time on 3G networks. Also, the phone offers 61 hours of music playback and 7.4 hours of video playback.
On the software front, the Lumia 532 runs Windows Phone 8.1 version with Lumia Denim update on top. It comes loaded with Microsoft’s alternative to the Apple’s Siri and Google Now, called Cortana, which lets you do a more without touching the screen. The new Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1 gives you fast access to all the core functionality of the Lumia 532 like Flight Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Rotation and more, so you don’t have to go deep into the settings menu. The Action Center also gives you access to all the notifications as well. The phone comes pre-loaded with Word Flow keyboard, which similar to Swiftkey on Android lets you type with a simple swipe of fingers over letters.
The Lumia 532 sports a 5MP fixed-focus primary camera and a VGA front snapper. The device comes pre-loaded with Lumia Camera and Lumia Selfie apps. Lumia Camera app lets you add motion to the pictures in the gallery and Lumia Storyteller. The pictures you shoot with the Lumia 532 in Lumia Cinemagraph and Lumia Refocus appear as small videos as you browse them in the camera roll. Lumia Selfie app on the other hand lets you tweak the self-portraits with several filters and a lot more.
Last but not the least, the Microsoft Lumia 532 comes with excellent storage capacity in its segment. The smartphone offers 8GB of built-in memory, which you can further increase up to a whopping 128GB by inserting a microSD card. In addition, if you think it’s not enough, Microsoft is offering 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage to fulfil all your storage needs. To save the pictures and videos on OneDrive, you get 15GB of space, which you can get by activating backup in camera roll.
The Microsoft Lumia 532 is among some of the best Windows Phone devices in the market with its mid-range features offered at affordable pricing. Microsoft has recently announced that the Windows 10 OS will be a free upgrade to all the users having Windows Phone 8.1 devices, which is another reason to go for the Lumia 532.
The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Microsoft Lumia 532 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.