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Microsoft Lumia 435 (2015)

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210
Adreno 302
1 GB / 8 GB
4 inch (480 x 800 px)
2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px

This phone boasts a 4 inch TFT display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Let's see what makes this device stand out!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Microsoft Lumia 435 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Microsoft Lumia 435 specifications

BrandMicrosoft
NameLumia 435
ModelL435
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.73 oz
Dimensions4.65 x 2.55 x 0.46 inch
Colorsblack, green, orange, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Microsoft Lumia 435 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionMicrosoft Windows 8.1
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 302

The Microsoft Lumia 435 comes with Microsoft Windows 8.1 out of the box. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size4 inch
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

This 4 inch smartphone comes with a TFT display. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Lumia 435 (8 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera2 MP, 1600 x 1200 px
Flashno
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Lumia 435 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are much slower. This Microsoft phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Lumia 435 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1560 mAh

The Li-Ion 1560 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Microsoft phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • lack of autofocus
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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