Microsoft lets you trade in your old Asha phone for a new Lumia 435 in India

Microsoft lets you trade in your old Asha phone for a new Lumia 435 in India
Released in India last month, the Microsoft Lumia 435 costs less than $100 (unlocked), obviously being one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones on the market today. To lure Indian consumers into getting the new Lumia, Microsoft launched a trade-in program for owners of Asha phones.

As you may know, Microsoft killed off the Asha brand when it acquired Nokia's Devices and Services unit, so the world's last Asha handset dates from early 2014.

Here are the Asha devices that Indian customers can trade in for a Lumia 435, and receive an "assured discount" of 1,500 INR ($24): Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502 and Asha 503. There are also some models that can be traded in for an assured discount of 1,000 INR ($16): Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 310 and Asha 311.

The Lumia 435 is currently priced at 5,849 INR ($93) in India, so, depending on what Asha model you have, you can get about 25% off its regular price.

Sporting a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, the Microsoft Lumia 435 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, while also featuring dual SIM support, a 2 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space.

via: WMPowerUser

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Lumia 435
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1560 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)



1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

2MP rear camera....WTF....r u serious....even cheaper phones have 5MP.....eep those for urself...

4. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

cheaper than 100$? Please... name them.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

In India there is lots. There is 3 Android one devices that all have quad core 1.3 GHz processors with 1 GB of ram, expandable storage, 5 mp cameras with flash, 2 mp front facing cameras, 480x854 resolution display, dual Sims, KitKat to lollipop upgrade, and they are around the same price as the Lumia 435. Also the new 64 bit quad core Snapdragon 410 Moto E is going to ship next week and it has a 5 mp auto focus camera, with a front facing camera, a higher resolution display at 960x540, dual sims, 1 GB of ram, 8 GB of expandable storage, FM radio, water resistant, gorilla glass 3. The Lumia 435 is not water resistant, and does not have gorilla glass 3 protection, has a lower resolution display, only 2 mp camera, and it does not have a 64 bit CPU. The great thing about the moto e is that you can get it for roughly the same price as the Lumia 435.

3. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

For 1500Rs/- i have to trade my asha 501?? NO WAY!!!

7. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

sell it somewhere else you will get more than 1500

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