Microsoft Lumia 430

Posted:
Mar 20, 2015
Status:
Released
Release date:
May 1, 2015

Display

Size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI

Technology:

LCD

Screen-to-body:

59.81 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8212

Processor:

Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

Adreno 302

RAM:

1GB

Internal storage:

8GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8.1

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 MP

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"

Video recording:

Resolution, 480 x 848 pixels 30 fps

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.74 x 2.49 x 0.42 inches (120.5 x 63.2 x 10.6 mm)

Weight:

4.51 oz (128 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black, Orange

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Cons

  • Thick body (0.42 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

Description

The Microsoft Lumia 430 has "low-end" written all over it. The smartphone packs a 4-inch display with 480 by 800 pixels of resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC running at up to 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage. The main, fixed-focus camera has just 2MP of resolution, while the front-facing cam shoots 640 by 480-pixel images. The dual SIM functionality is welcome as it enables one to use two carriers' services on one device. All in all, a modest hardware configuration, but actually decent given the phone's price point. Windows Phone is known for running well even on low-end devices, and the 1GB of RAM should suffice for all the apps available on the Windows Phone Marketplace.Speaking of software, the Microsoft Lumia 430 ships with Windows Phone 8.1 along with the Denim update.

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