Microsoft Lumia 535 User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Call quality
9.2
Battery
7.7
Reception
8.7
Display
8.2
Build quality
8.2
Text input
9.3
Everyday usage
8.0
UI speed
8.2
Camera
8.2
Multimedia
8.2
Internet
8.3
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elvis_17 posted on May 26, 2016, 11:36 AM
Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

6.0

lumia 536

elvis_17 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

In first weeks it was realy nice, but later it start be bugy. When i instell windows 10 mobile it get eaven worser! Not really good phone. UI speed is realy ok, well if you have windows 8.1 not windows mobile 10

Build quality
5.0
Reception
6.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
6.0
Multimedia
5.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
6.0
Everyday usage
4.0
Text input
9.0
Display
7.0
Battery
3.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Bad build quality
  • worst battery life

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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tournelhenry posted on Dec 22, 2017, 3:48 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 22, 2017

5.0

Cheap, manageable for basic functions

tournelhenry has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

The phone was average with Windows 8.1. But the low end specs make it laggy. Also, the headphone experience is awesome. The Camera may be only 8MP, but it's Lumia. So, the app and lens support along with its wide angle of view makes it impressive for its spec. The battery life is so poor. It won't last you 4 hours if you upgrade it to Windows 10 and use Mobile network connection. Also, don't let its screen crack. A little crack on the digitiser and you have a phone with a perfectly working display, but you can't make any touch input.

Build quality
6.0
Removable back cover. Designed so well, it fits and looks unremovable. The touch-screen can be abnormal sometimes. If the screen cracks, you can't make any input!
Reception
6.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
4.0
It doesn't support 4G, LTE. IT supports 3G. It doesn't support the AWS band
Multimedia
5.0
The Speaker isn't so good. But, it plays videos well. The headphone experience is very good (Thanks to Windows Virtual Surround). It lags when playing 360 degree videos.
Camera
7.0
Very impressive for 8MP. No HDR or Panorama mode. Luckily, you can use Lumia Panorama as an extra lens. The shutter speed can come down to 1s
UI speed
3.0
Well, it's Windows. Laggy and even more laggy for a phone with only 1GB RAM if you upgrade it to WIndows 10. It hangs and apps crash. Sometimes you have to restart the phone to use it.
Everyday usage
4.0
With the lack of support on the AWS band and apps lacking in the store, life can be difficult with this phone. Also, the touch screen can be crazy sometimes.
Text input
7.0
The usual Awesome Windows Keyboard on the Windows 10 version. Also Good on Windows 8.1
Display
6.0
Battery
5.0
The battery drains fast and even faster on Windows 10 and worse if you use Mobile Network instead of WIFI

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Dual SIM option available
  • Supports microSD
  • Very Good Camera for its time and Specs

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Slow and laggy if upgraded to Windows 10

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Gerg2012 posted on Aug 05, 2015, 12:32 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

10.0

Review

Gerg2012 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Awesome phone for its price i reccomend it!!! The camera is awesome, the quality of display and plastic. It can run the lastest games. Also the Windows Phone is the best mobile OS. It run smoothly even on single core CPU and 256 MB RAM. Awesome hardware for its price!!!

Build quality
10.0
Quality plastic changable rear case
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Nice sound from speaker
Internet
10.0
Fast Wi-Fi and 3G support
Multimedia
10.0
Good video quality and bass on headphones, and FM radio
Camera
10.0
Awesome rear 5MP camera with changable focus, auto detecting and 5MP wide angle front camera
UI speed
10.0
Windows Phone the best
Everyday usage
10.0
Cortana
Text input
10.0
Word Swipe keyboard
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Cortana
  • Great game experience on Windows Phone
  • 1GB RAM and 1.2Ghz Quard Core CPU
  • Autofocus
  • Great OS

Cons

  • Display software bug in the past (fixed)

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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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nomad posted on Feb 11, 2015, 7:11 AM
Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

10.0

Awesome budget phone

nomad has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Very, very good phone. Had it for a while. Flies through apps while multi-tasking. It can even run heavy games without any major hickups. Great FFC and RFC camera. An HD display and HD recording would be nice, but hey... the phone costs lest than 150€.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Would like a HD display
Camera
9.0
HD recording would be nice. But gret nevertheless
UI speed
10.0
NO problems
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Google "Lumia 535 touch issue"
Battery
9.0

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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moj65 posted on Feb 01, 2015, 6:28 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

10.0

mobi

moj65 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

good budget phone
1 gb ram
8 gb internal memory
5 MP front camera
5 MP rear camera with all the camera features : Autofocus, Face detection, White balance presets, Geo tagging
Removable battery 1905 Mah
Corning gorilla glass 3 with 5' inch IPS display
128 gb expandable memory
Dual Sim : GSM + WCDMA
30 GB one drive i.e cloud storage
Data: HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • -

Cons

  • -

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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9013839450 posted on Jan 31, 2015, 4:43 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 22, 2014

10.0

nice Smartphone under Rs9000/- value for money (y)

9013839450 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

just on 2nd position after Nokia Lumia 730 and 735,
could be beter front facing camera clearity and excellent gaming experience with built in adreno GPU 302 and Qhd screen 960x540 pixels and pictures quality, along with MS Office and Cortana features. :) (y) and apps and games can be moved to sd card just go to settings > storage sense > optional for downloads > sd card and phone storage, just tap on sd card (y)

Build quality
8.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • 1 gb ram
  • 8 gb internal memory
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 5 MP rear camera with all the camera features : Autofocus, Face detection, White balance presets, Geo tagging
  • Removable battery 1905 Mah
  • Corning gorilla glass 3 with 5' inch IPS display
  • 128 gb expandable memory
  • Dual Sim : GSM + WCDMA
  • 30 GB one drive i.e cloud storage
  • Data: HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS

Cons

  • just on 2nd position after Nokia Lumia 730 and 735
  • could be beter front facing camera clearity

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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