Yesterday we saw an exciting session of Microsoft Build 2015 developers conference and today Microsoft launched a new phone, called Microsoft Lumia 430, in India for the masses. This is their cheapest mobile offering in the country and is available for a price of Rs 5,299.
The Microsoft Lumia 430 has dual SIM slots. These can house two 3G SIM cards. Right next to it users get a MicroSD card slot that can expand the 8GB on board memory by up to 128GB. With a cheap price tag such as this, the general feedback one would get is that this is a very basic phone hence the firepower inside it will be less. But, that is not the case. It has a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon CPU and 1 GB RAM. The only thing that we feel could have been better is the camera. Microsoft Lumia 430 has a low powered 2 MP rear camera for pictures and videos.
This phone has the latest Windows 8.1 operating system with all the stock applications. Over that, popular applications such as Instagram, Whatsapp and Viber are also available. One can download more using the Microsoft app store. Moving on to one of the most important aspects of the phone, Microsoft Lumia 430 has a 4-inch WVGA display that supports 400 x 800 pixels. To stay alive the phone comes with a 1,500 mAh battery.
Consumers also get 500 MB of free data from Vodafone with every Microsoft Lumia 430 (for first two months). Users can also avail discounts worth Rs 1,500 from RedBus when they purchase this device. 30 GB of cloud storage is being given free with the Microsoft Lumia 430 on the Microsoft One Drive.
Microsoft Lumia 430 Tech Specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8 GB internal storage; micro SD up to 128 GB
- 4-inch WVGA (800 x480) LCD at 235 PPI
- 2 MP rear camera
- 1500 mAh removable battery