Microsoft continues to expand its range of smartphones under the newly released Microsoft Lumia brand. We already showed the Lumia 535 last November and in this case the company remains focused on the basic range with the Lumia 532, a compact and simple equipment that comes with all the latest Windows Phone 8.1 and upgrade to Lumia Denim . We tell you all the details of Microsoft Lumia 532.
Display and Design
Microsoft has opted for a compact display with a diagonal of 4 inches. The resolution is WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) and concentrated 233 dots per inch. The panel reproduces 16 million colors and has a system that enhances the colors, besides the refresh rate is 60 Hz to provide a faster response.
The design follows the line of the most basic phones from the Lumia range. The front is covered by resistive and rear glass by the plastic housing. This piece is covered by a layer of clear plastic with glossy finish, which gives it a look of layered construction. It is compact, but not exactly thin (11.6 mm) and weighs 131.8 grams. It will be available in white, black, orange and green.
Camera and Multimedia
The Microsoft Lumia 532 bet on a rear 5 megapixel camera with fixed focus, common in basic phones. This means that we can not choose how we want to center the focus and the images will focus if we get too close, less than 60 inches to be exact. The sensor measures 1/4 inch and the lens is f / 2.4. The camera application is Lumia Camera, formerly known as Nokia Smart Cam, and provides options to adjust the parameters of decision (aperture, ISO, speed …). The video recording is limited to FWVGA resolution (848 x 480 pixels). The front camera has 0.3 megapixel resolution (VGA) and the lens is f / 2.7. It also records video, but remains in VGA (640 x 480 pixels).
The profile has basic multimedia features like player, compatible with most common formats and codecs, speaker, FM radio with RDS, Internet radio and dictation and voice recording. Also includes Microsoft Xbox Music services and MixRadio.
Power, memory and operating system
The Lumia 532 features a quad-core Snapdragon processor 200. The chip runs at 1.2 GHz clock speed and is accompanied by a graphics chip Adreno 302. The RAM is 1 GB.
The storage capacity is 8 Gb, an advantage over most mobile input range, which usually have a background 4Gb. It also offers the possibility to insert a MicroSD card up to 128 Gb and includes 30 Gb free in OneDrive, Microsoft cloud.
The operating system is, as we said at the beginning, Windows Phone 8.1 update to Lumia Denim. Includes new features such as Live or Live Folders folders. Now you can organize icons in folders that will display information about the content, just like a normal Live Tile. It also comes with full voice assistant Cortana and Glance screen. Microsoft includes more standard applications like navigation suite HERE Maps and Bing Maps. It also comes with other tools like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Minecraft and Skype.
Microsoft Lumia 532
Connectivity and Battery Life
The Lumia 532 is compatible with the HSPA standard, which lets you connect to 3G mobile networks at a maximum speed of 21 Mbps. It also has WiFi, offering a smoother speed and also helps us save mobile data when we are at or near home any known access point. It also includes other wireless connections such as Bluetooth 4.0, GPS antenna and DLNA. Physical connections consist of a MicroUSB and a headphone jack. The terminal will go on sale in a normal version and one with Dual SIM.
The Lumia 532 is a compact smartphone and battery also has a smaller capacity, specifically 1,560 milliamps. According to official data of Microsoft, may be 22 days without having to plug in idle mode, while the duration browsing the Internet via WiFi will be 12.5 hours. Weather in use can range from 21-12 hours, depending on whether we are using the 3G or 2G connection.
Availability and reviews
Microsoft has confirmed that the new Lumia 532 will start selling from next February by $94 (80 euros) before taxes, so the price would be somewhat above 100 euros.
The Redmond company continues to focus on the most basic ranges, segment in which Windows Phone offers very interesting proposals, which now Lumia 532. The terminal has a very balanced technical profile that does not lack anything is added, but not to spare. Of note is the integration of Lumia Denim, which comes with new features, and all pre-installed applications as standard. The Lumia 532 is an interesting mobile, but not stand out among the variety of equipment that Microsoft provides. It is time to submit something else.