Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Lumia 540 Detailed Review.

Microsoft is looking forward to increase its presence on the highly lucrative Indian mobile market, and it hopes it will get some help from the newly launched Lumia 540 smartphone. It’s a decent new device which makes its entrance into the Lumia family.

The translucent plastic layered Lumia 540 Dual SIM, priced at INR 10, 199 comes in Cyan, Orange, Black, and White with a fresh clear layered design and a 5 inch wide angle HD IPS LCD Display. It runs on the Windows 8.1 Lumia Denim Update and a powerful 2000 mAh replaceable battery.

Having used the Lumia 540 for over a month now here are some of the, – Key Features at a Glance:-
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB of RAM.
  • Smart Dual SIM lets you assign distinct profiles to SIM cards and ensures you never miss a call by forwarding calls to the active SIM card.
  • 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 28mm lens, f/2.2 aperture.  5MP front-facing camera with wide angle 24mm lens, f/2.4 aperture.  Capture even more detail with the 2x zoom and LED Flash, and enjoy the resulting images on the big HD display.
  • Running the latest Denim software update and with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB.
  • Pre-loaded with Microsoft Services like Skype, Office Suite, OneNote, Outlook, and OneDrive, you can Save and sync photos, videos and Office documents securely with up to 30GB of free cloud storage with built-in OneDrive.
    And also Access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks wherever you are, with the pre-installed Office suite Also Connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go with built-in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Instantly upgrade your phone calls with the ability to turn an incoming call into a video call with the touch of a button where you can fit more into the frame, thanks to the wide-angle, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, using the pre-loaded Skype service.
  • Enjoy favourite apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, PayTm, Ola, Gaana and Instagram, with thousands more available from Windows Phone Store.

The smartphone comes with an exchangeable back cover, like other models in the Lumia family. Thus, you can awlays change between black, cyan, orange, and white color options. Other familiar user interface features include double-tap to wake, the word flow keyboard and other. You can also use a couple of accessories with it, such as The Bang by Coloud speakers, the Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger and others.

Guess Microsoft wants to ‘flood’ the market with its Lumia devices, and once Window 10(AKA Windows 10Mobile) will be ready, the company will roll-out the software update to customers. As it is stated to usher in quite a few new features, which will hopefully be enough to convince people to consider a Windows-powered smartphone over an iPhone or any other Android handset.

Since I got this phone for review with the help of A fellow blogger and a good friend of mine Vinay Gowda from LetzWrite did a hands-on video of the device in our native language Kannada, This is the first attempt in what could be a trendsetter from our side. 

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