standard Video & Gallery: Microsoft Lumia 435 Unboxing & First Impressions

DSC06747The Lumia 435 is the most affordable Lumia ever, in terms of initial pricing (although you can grab a Lumia 520 these days for around $30). Unlike the age of low-cost Lumias under Nokia’s supervision, the Lumia 435 actually has some pretty impressive internals for a ultra-budget phone. The Lumia 435 comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GBs of on-board storage and a front facing camera (although it’s a VGA camera so it barely counts), to put that in  preservative, the Lumia 630 (which is essentially 2 tiers up), launched under Nokia with only 512 MBs of RAM and no front facing camera. 

Here’s our unboxing and first impressions of the little Lumia:

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Interestingly the Lumia 435 comes with physical Windows navigation keys, something has become mostly mid/high-end exclusive for Lumias. The reasoning behind this is that the Lumia 435 is said to have replaced a cancelled Nokia X phone, which of course used physical navigation keys. Rumors claim that Microsoft simply re-purposed the cancelled X design into an ultra-affordable Lumia; which does make sense, seeing that if the Lumias could reach this low on the price range there would be essentially no need for the X platform.  DSC06730

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Lumia 435 and our full review, coming soon! In the mean time check out the rest of our gallery below.DSC06728DSC06734  DSC06739 DSC06743 DSC06744 DSC06745  DSC06748 DSC06749 DSC06750

  • Demitrius Harris

    Congrats on getting a Lumia 435. I hope it becomes available in the US as we desperately need a budget Windows Phone that has one gigabyte of Ram and a FFC.

    Where did you buy your Lumia 635 from?

    • The 435 is a loaner from Connects, should be interesting to try out :) it’s actually a 630, keep confusing the two, got it locally here.