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Microsoft Lumia 532

(SIM Free/UK)
MIC-L532
Discontinued
24
MONTHS WARRANTY

Description

Microsoft Lumia 532 Overview

Microsoft are slowly, but surely, carving out a significant section of the budget smartphone market for themselves. Whilst more expensive devices become powerhouses of productivity, there is a greatly increasing number of people that simply want a modern device to access apps and the web, without spending money on unnecessary features or power.

If this is your requirement then Windows Phone could be the perfect system to use. It looks and runs the same on all handsets from budget models to expensive business phones, whilst ensuring you still get access to a huge set of Microsoft exclusive features.

As big-name affordable phones go, the Microsoft Lumia 532 could be one of the best yet. Both compact and lightweight, it can fit in bags or pockets whilst still being capable enough to handle all your messaging needs from emails to social chats. Fully integrated Skype also means you can instantly turn phone calls into Skype calls !

Design

The 532 keeps up the Lumia tradition of vibrant, fun colours. Also, whichever one you pick can also be swapped out - quickly change your phone to suit your outfit, mood or surroundings ! Each available block colour is a bold statement.

It's also excellently pocket-sized - in a world where huge phones are becoming increasingly normal, it can often be difficult to know how you're going to carry it around with you ! The 532 should easily fit into most pockets or small bags without taking up much room, or adding weight.

Camera

The 5.0 MP main camera does well for such a budget handset and is capable of taking some decent images of you and your surroundings.

Like all new Windows Phone handsets, Skype is built in to the system, so you can always be ready to make or receive Skype calls, wherever you are in the world.

In fact, if you have both the mobile number and Skype details for someone in your contacts list then you can instantly upgrade a standard phone call to a Skype call.

Display

Microsoft use a 4 inch 480 x 800 LCD panel on the Lumia 532. This is a basic screen, however more than capable of letting you navigate comfortably through the system, view messages, browse articles, play games and look through pictures.

Keeping with the budget motif of the 532 in mind, a lower resolution screen makes perfect sense. Not only does it draw less power and keep the battery going for longer, it also allows for a cheaper final price to you without compromising on screen quality at this size.

Specification

For an entry level handset, the Lumia 532 has a relatively impressive specification. The1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM result in the kind of performance not seen before in handsets under £100.

The end result is an affordable phone that can still run apps and games enjoyed on more powerful devices, whilst still keeping you up to date with daily tasks. 8GB of internal storage is room enough for media and installs plus you can always expand with support for up to 128GB microSD cards or take advantage of 30GB free Microsoft Onedrive cloud storage.

Windows Phone

Windows Phone has seen many enhancements which greatly improve how it functions and how you are able to interact with it. The Lumia 532 is one of a new range of Windows Phone handsets that can take advantage of the Lumia Denim update. With this update comes an improved home screen with addition of live folders so you can intelligently group app shortcuts.

Another feature you will likely use a lot is the new personal assistant “Cortana”. With state of the art voice recognition to respond to your queries, this helps you with the organisation of your life, so missing appointments is a thing of the past. You can search for articles and other news with ease, and the more you use Cortana, the better this can provide information relevant to you.

There are now more apps available than ever before in the Windows Phone Store, including all the apps which you use on a daily basis. This means that you will still be able to use Spotify, Groupon, Shazam, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and many more.

Reasons to buy Microsoft Lumia 532

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update
  • Cortana personal assistant
  • 5 MP camera / VGA front facing camera
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Available in a range of bright colours

What's in the Box Microsoft Lumia 532

  • Microsoft Lumia 532
  • User Guide
  • Battery
  • Charger

Specification

SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemWindows Phone
  • Version8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Custom Skin
Processor
  • Speed1.2GHz Quad Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelSnapdragon 200
  • OtherAdreno 302 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)128 GB
RAM1 GB
ROM
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity8 GB
Display/Screen
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4
  • TypeWVGA LCD
  • Resolution 800 x 480 / 233ppi
  • OtherBrightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor
GSM/GPRSYes
  • Frequencies850 /900 / 1800 /1900 MHz
  • Speed
3G/HSPAYes
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
4G
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
BluetoothYes
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsA2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PAN & PBAP
WiFiYes
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
DLNAYes
  • Version
Ports
  • DatamicroUSB 2.0
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
FacebookYes
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsVolume keys, power/lock key
  • Other
GPSYes
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareHERE Drive , HERE Maps, Bing Maps.
CameraYes
  • Megapixels5
  • FlashFixed focus with LED flash
  • Camera Lens1/4 inch sensor and f/2.4 aperture
  • OtherAuto and manual white balance, Automatic photo upload to OneDrive
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeVGA
Sensors
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
Audio
  • Formats3G2, 3GP, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA.
  • RecordingAMR
Video
  • FormatsH.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video.
  • RecordingMP4/H.264 .
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
Battery
  • Capacity1,560 mAh
  • Type
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSMmax 20.9 hours
  • 3Gmax 11.7 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM21 days
  • 3G
Dimensions118.1 x 64.7 x 11.7 mm
Weight 134.1g
SoftwareFacebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WeChat, Skype, LINE, Sina Weibo, WhatsApp, Flickr, Foursquare, OneDrive, Picasa, YouTube.
Other
Warranty24 months

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Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes. It supports up to 128GB microSD memory cards.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

No, this phone is not compatible with 4G.

Is the phone IP rated?

No, there is no water resistance on the phone.

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