Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Philippines Price Php 5,990, Specs, In the Flesh Photos

Last Wednesday - December 10, 2014 - at the Amber Ultra Lounge in Taguig City, Microsoft Mobile Device Philippines officially launched the first Windows Phone handset to don the Redmond company's name and branding following its acquisition of Nokia's smartphone business.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Helping people do more of what they want -- for less, the Microsoft Lumia 535 DS offers five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display - all for an affordable price.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

"Many people, especially the younger tech-involved audiences, aspire to own the latest flagship smartphone, but often don’t have the means to get it. With access to the best services right out of the box, including the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update, Lumia Denim, Lumia 535 helps people do more of what they want, for less," shared Mr. Karel Holub, General Manager of Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for the Philippine market.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
No more Nokia logo at the back of this Lumia. This one's Microsoft through and through.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Some of the key features and functionality of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM allow you to do the following:
  • Make memorable Skype video calls and seamlessly switch between voice and video with built-in Skype integration.
  • Access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks wherever you are, with the pre-installed Office suite.
  • Save and sync photos, videos and Office documents securely with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built-in.
  • Showcase photos and videos or get even more productive with Office on the large, 5-inch qHD display.
  • Fit more memorable backgrounds or add more friends into Skype video calls and selfies with the 5 MP wide-angle front facing camera.
  • Never miss a call or text, and be reachable on both SIM cards at any time with Smart Dual SIM for maximum flexibility.
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

"More and more of our customers are demanding a large screen experience at an affordable price. With a spacious 5-inch screen, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update and access to a range of Microsoft services. Lumia 535 Dual is an ideal solution to offer them," said Mr. Gary Chan, Microsoft Devices’ Head of Marketing for Pan Asia.

The Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM will be available for only Php 5,990 in the Philippines starting December 15, 2014. It will also be available under Plan 499 of Sun Postpaid. The Lumia 535 Dual SIM will be out in a range of youthful colors including Green, Orange, and Cyan, and neutral ones, namely, Black and White.

TP Friends, I played with this handset for a few minutes during the event and I'd have to say that it's a really solid release; Not only in terms of build and smoothness of touch response but also when we talk about all the great Microsoft services that it comes with right out of the box. Also, since I love taking selfies, I totally appreciate the fact that it has a 5 MegaPixel front facing cam, which is quite a rarity on smartphones from major international companies in that price echelon. Overall, I'm quite impressed that Microsoft is able to offer this fairly attractive and feature-packed handset to Pinoys for just Php 5,990; At that amount, I believe this phone is already a steal.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 535 Dual SIM
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm, 86.8 cc
Weight 129 grams
Available Colors Bright Orange, Bright Green, White, Cyan, Black
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1 with Nokia Denim
Display 5.0 inches (~220 ppi pixel density), 540 x 960 pixels, qHD, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 302 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via MicroSD card slot, supports up to 128GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features: 1/4'' sensor size
Front: 5 MegaPixel, fixed focus
Video Capture 480p 30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, GLONASS, A-GPS, and Beidou
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1,905 mAh battery (BL-L4A)
Uptime Talk time GSM up to 11 hours
Talk Time 3G up to 13 hours
2G Standby time up to 546 hours
3G Standby time up to 540 hours
Value-Added Features Nokia Location Services, Microsoft Mobile Software pack, 15 GB OneDrive storage
Announcement Philippines: December 10, 2014
Availability Philippines: December 15, 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 5,990