The Lumia 535 Microsoft has not commented Nokia logo. As at 28 May, there is the Windows Phone on sale at Aldi.Whether it is really a bargain, the test shows.
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Who does not expect top performance in pace or camera does not have LTE tariff and do not want to spend more than 100 euros, will find the Lumia 535. A similar device with passable 5-inch display suitable for everyday use Selfie camera faster operation and enough memory for Apps can also be found in the Android camp rare.
Best online price for this product: 93,90 euros *
Das Lumia 535 is already one of the best smartphones on the market. Now you make an offer and Aldi Nord offers the Windows Phone for 89.99 euros and still lays on top of the mandatory ten Euro credit Aldi Talk. Online is the mobile phone more expensive, the price is right, then, but the Lumia 535 worth the money or are there cheaper alternatives?
Farewell to Nokia
When Lumia 535 is rebranding visible: The Nokia logo is gone, instead, emblazoned not only the front but also on the rear panel, the Microsoft logo. As ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in one interview with ULTIMATE TECH NEWS hinted Microsoft remains true to its smartphones Lumia brand, but also prints in addition to their own logo on the device.
Housing and Design
The Lumia 535 sits in a thick plastic shell. While it looks solid, but does not sit too tightly in the housing, which surrounds the edges. With 145 grams, it is not a lightweight but compared with other Lumias also not too thick (1.05 centimeters). However, the case looks a bit cheap, at least in the colors available to test green and orange with a gloss finish. The variants in white, dark gray, cyan (blue) and black (at Aldi) on the other hand have a matte finish. This is subtle and not so slippery. For an additional cost of about 15 euros there is the mobile phone as well as Lumia 535 Dual SIM .
5MP front camera
In contrast to the entry-level smartphone Lumia 530 or Lumia 630 offers the Lumia 535 in addition to the five-megapixel main camera and a front camera with five megapixels and an LED flash. In the test, the camera did in daylight still passable photos, at least considering the price range. In low light, however, are almost unusable photos, flash shots are very noisy. The front camera is better than in the beginners class accustomed not achieved, however, despite identical resolution quality Selfie camera in the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 . When capturing video, the Lumia creates 535 HD resolution, but only 864×480 pixels.
The display was the main weakness of its predecessor Lumia 530: With a diagonal of 4 inches, it was small, dark and also very weak in the color reproduction. The Lumia 535, the better, not only because the screen grows to five inches. The screen was in the laboratory almost as bright (493 cd / m²) as the iPhone 6 Plus (507 cd / m²), albeit with 679: 1 is not particularly sharp. Developed by Nokia Clear Black technology, which is about the similar low- Lumia 630 provides a crisp color representation, is missing. HD resolution there is not, but the resolution of 960×540 pixels (220 ppi) ranges from everyday. The predecessor Lumia 530 came only 840×480 pixels. New: The control symbols below are no longer installed as a separate sensor fields, but are only displayed on the screen. They can be personalized with a single wipe from the bottom via the display and hide again. Practical: a darkened display can always wake up via double tap. The so-called look-function, time, and more also shows in a darkened display, however, is missing.
Pace and use
Inside the manufacturer uses the Snapdragon 200 processor, its four cores (1.2 GHz) support a 1 gigabyte (GB) large memory. The Menu system is still liquid. However, there is a noticeable delay from touching the touch screen to be doing something. Also during the opening and switching apps and on large websites the low work rate drops to negative. Unlike the Lumia models with Snapdragon 400 processor smartphone lacks the built-in motion sensor, which works permanently even without active fitness app in the background and about steps count.
The battery life is weak despite a slow processor and lack of LTE: The 1,905 mAh large energy storage held in ULTIMATE TECH NEWS mix of uses 8.7 hours under intensive use and more than 26 hours at low usage through. In ULTIMATE TECH NEWS-battery test , this means one of the bottom positions. Wireless charging is not installed and can not also be retrofitted.
Plenty of storage for apps
Important advantage over Android same price class: The Lumia 535 has an 8 GB internal flash memory, of which 3.9 gigabytes factory are free. Many Android devices to 100 euros approximately 1 Megabyte are only free app installations thus only very limited possible. In addition: When Lumia you can unlike Android Apps install directly onto a microSD memory card, cards with up to 128 gigabytes currently available.Compared with previous models, the entry-level Lumia memory with one gigabyte is twice as large. Advantage: To run newer games without special adaptations.
News Windows Phone 8.1
Other features of the Lumia 535 include wireless-n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and UMTS. The operating system Microsoft relies on Windows Phone 8.1, including the “Lumia Denim” -Update that has next to Update 1 for the mobile operating system a number of other innovations on board.
Alternative: Microsoft Lumia 630 and Sony Xperia E3
Especially for beginners and teenagers, the Lumia 535 is interesting. Hook: An official app for the Messenger snapchat and third-party apps for snapchat were from the Windows Phone Store away . Who can do without the Selfie camera, receives the comparable price with the Lumia 630 the more mature Windows Phone. In the same price range which is now Sony Xperia E3 go. The Android alternative even LTE on board.