Few days ago at a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft launched the Lumia 540 in India for a very affordable price tag of INR 10,199 (approx.160 USD). This device is mainly focused for selfie lovers as it packs a 5 MP front camera with Lumia Selfie app pre-installed. Its a Dual Sim 3G smartphone and has a 5-inch 720p display and 1 GB RAM.
Let’s have a look at the Specifications of the Lumia 540 :
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim | Windows 10 ready
- 5-inch HD (1280 x 720, 16:9), 294 PPI
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, microSD up to 128 GB
- 8 MP auto focus camera with LED flash
- 5 MP wide-angle camera at the front
- 2200 mAh removable battery
- Dimensions: 144 x 73.69 x 9.35 mm
- Weight: 152 g
The specs of the phone are pretty descent for its price range but the question is Is it worth the price?
Well, Not really as you can get a better processor, 1080p Video Recording, free Microsoft Office 365 Subscription for 1 year etc. for a lesser price tag of INR 9,999 (approx.157 USD) if you go for its sibling Lumia 640, which was also recently launched in India and is exclusively available on flipkart here. So, if you’re living in India and looking to buy a budget device with descent specifications and if you’re not a “Selfie lover” then buy the Lumia 640, which packs a 0.9 MP HD front camera but if you’re a Selfie addict and can’t manage with 0.9 MP HD front camera then get the Lumia 540.
VERDICT : If you’re ready to manage your Instagram and facebook with 0.9 MP HD front camera then Lumia 640 is one of the best in market.
Check out the promotional video of Lumia 540
Stay tuned for comparison between Lumia 640, Lumia 540 and Moto G 2nd Gen !