Lumia 435 – Unboxing and First Impressions!

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Back in January, Microsoft introduced another budget smartphone, the Lumia 435. The handset has been available for awhile, and it’s one of the best budget smartphone you can get right now. Just a few weeks ago, we received the device, and here’s the unboxing video:

What’s in the box?

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The Lumia 435 comes in a very small packaging. When you open up the box, you’ll be greeted with the handset, followed by a Quick Start guide, a charger and the battery. Unfortunately though, the device doesn’t come with a pair of earphones as the device is pretty cheap.

First impressions!

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I’ve used the Lumia 435 for 2 hours now and it as the specifications suggest, the device is decently powerful. It packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 – clocked 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera.

Unlike other budget smartphones from Microsoft, the Lumia 435 doesn’t pack a powerful or even a decent front and rear camera. The Lumia 435 sports a 2MP rear camera which hasn’t produced decent photos under sunlight and it’s terrible on low-light. Just like the rear camera, the Lumia 435’s camera isn’t decent either, as it’s a VGA sensor and struggles under all conditions.

On the bright side, however, the Lumia 435 comes with a good display. The device packs a 4-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels and 233ppi. The display of the Lumia 435 is crisp, but as I’ve not tested the display under sunlight, I won’t detail much about the display just yet.

Personally, I think the Lumia 435 is a decent device if you don’t take many pictures or record videos. It’s decently powerful, has a nice design and available for only £49.99.

Lumia 435 vs its bigger brother

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I use the Lumia 535 as my daily Windows Phone driver. The Lumia 535 has a much bigger display than the Lumia 435 – however, there is a fatal issue with the Lumia 535’s display – which is touch sensitivity. Nonetheless, the device is much thinner than the Lumia 435. Both of the devices pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz – however, the Lumia 435 has a dual-core CPU and the Lumia 535 comes with a quad-core CPU. But, so far, I’ve not noticed a huge performance difference between these two devices just yet.

Additionally, the Lumia 535’s camera is much better than the Lumia 435. However, as you may expect, the device cost a bit more than its younger brother.


The Lumia 435 is a decent smartphone from Microsoft, it has a good display, decently powerful processing system, but a bad camera and an impressive price. We’ll publish a full review of the Lumia 435 by the end of this week, so make sure to stay tuned for that!

If you’ve any questions regarding the Lumia 435, make sure to ask me in the comment section below or @mehedih_ on Twitter!

A huge thanks to Unlocked Mobiles for sending us the Lumia 435. They’ve a wicked line of Windows Phones, tablets and even smartwatches. Head over to this link to buy the Lumia 435 from Unlocked Mobiles!

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