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Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual
5"
720 x 1280 pixels
8 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 8 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2200 mAh (14.8h 3G talk time)
Announced: Apr 14, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: May 14, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

The Nokia Lumia 540 Dual SIM comes with a 5" display that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, making up for a pixel density of 294ppi, while a quad-core Snapdragon 200 is humming inside the phone at 1.2GHz. The SoC is paired with 1GB of RAM and has 8 gigs of native storage from the get-go. You also get a microSD card slot and up to 30GB of cloud-based storage with Microsoft's OneDrive. The Lumia 540 Dual SIM is equipped with an 8MP rear camera that comes with a LED flash and auto focus, while the front-facing shooter is a 5MP wide-angle one. The battery powering this Windows Phone trooper is a removable 2,200mAh one. Speaking of Windows Phone, the Lumia 540 is running on Windows Phone 8.1 with most recent update Lumia Denim update.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Phone, 8.1
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.67 x 2.90 x 0.37 inches (144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.36 oz (152 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black, Orange, Blue, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 64.97 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 28 mm
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/4"
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • Resolution, 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2200 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 26.20 hours
      the average is 20 h (1228 min)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 14.80 hours
      the average is 18 h (1065 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 81.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 6.90 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Apr 2015

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