Lumia 535 and Lumia 735: 2 Extraordinary Selfie Phones

Gary Chan, Alex, Diaz, Karel Holub, Lumia 535, Lumia 735

Two of the best and most affordable Windows 8.1 selfie phones were announced today by Microsoft Philippines. The P5,990.00 dual SIM 5″ Lumia 535 has an incredible 5MP wide-angle selfie camera, on a qHD screen readable even under sunlight, and is housed in the signature beautiful Lumia body. Meanwhile, the LTE-ready 4.7″ Lumia 735 has a clear black HD display, accommodates interchangeable shells, and is ready out of the box for wireless charging. Lumia 735 is exclusively available from Globe, free at Plan 1499.

Lumia 535, Lumia 735, Karel Holub, Microsoft Philippines

Karel Holub (General Manager, Philippines, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales) deftly mentions the rationale behind both phones whose launch he’s heralding.

Dual SIM Lumia 535

Lumia 535, Nokia, Windows 8.1

Lumia 535 Dual SIM Specs

Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) 1.2 GHz quad core processor
1GB RAM, 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD
15GB free OneDrive cloud storage
5” qHD, (960*540; 16:9) IPS, Gorilla Glass 3, capacitive touchscreen, 220ppi
Rear Camera: 5 MP AF f/2.4, FWVGA 864*480 for video recording & video playing, LED flash
Front Camera: 5MP Fix Focus
1905 mAh removable battery (BL-L4A)
Free globe HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Colors: green, orange, white, cyan, and black
PRICE: SRP P5,990
Available at Plan 499 from Globe and Sun
Limited time FREE Skype Calls

Both the Lumia 535 and 735 come with free 15GB of One Drive cloud storage and can take in up to 128GB microSD card for expanded device storage.

Lumia 535, Selfie, Nokia, Karel Holub

The gorgeous Lumia 535, in my hand, while Karel Holub takes a groufie with the Lumia girls.

The Lumia 535 also lets you:

  • make great Skype calls and seamlessly switch between voice and video
  • access, edit, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs and OneNote notebooks, because MS Office comes pre-installed
  • save and synch photos, videos, and MS Office documents securely with 15 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage
  • never miss an email with Microsoft Outlook built-in
  • fit more people in a selfie shot or Skype video calls with the 5MP wide-angle selfie camera
  • never miss a call or text with its Smart Dual SIM

Alex Diaz, Lumia 535, Gary Chan, Skype

Launch host and Lumia endorser Alex Diaz (image on screen) makes a live Skype call to his Mom who is in Canada, as part of the Lumia 535 features demo of Gary Chan (above right), Head of Marketing, Microsoft Devices, Pan Asia.

LTE-Ready Lumia 735

Lumia 735, Microsoft, Nokia, Selfie

Lumia 735 Specs

Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
1GB RAM, 8 GB internal user memory; 15 GB OneDrive cloud storage, micro SD up to 128 GB
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
4.7” HD OLED (1280 x 720, 16:9), 316 PPI, Curved glass (2.25D), ClearBlack, SuperSensitive Touch, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability enhancements
Rear camera: 6.7 MP ZEISS, f/1.9, Full HD video (1920 x 1080 @ 30fps), LED Flash.
Front camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle (2596×1948) f/2.4, Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio, Lumia Selfie
Size: 134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9 (volumetric) mm, Weight: 134.3g
Removable 2220 mAh battery, exchangeable shell, Wireless charging supported (Qi Standard)
Lumia services: Here Drive+, Here Maps, Here Transit, MixRadio, Xbox Music
Colors: green, white, and grey
Available Dec 19 under Globe, free at Plan 1499
Limited time FREE Skype Calls

Gary Chan, Alex Diaz, Karel Holub

Left to right: Gary Chan (Head of Marketing, Microsoft Devices, Pan Asia), Alex Diaz (event host and Lumia endorser), and Karel Holub (General Manager, Philippines, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales).

Availability:

The Lumia 535 Dual SIM with SRP P5,990.00 will be available starting December 15. It will also be available under Plan 499 from both Globe and Sun. The LTE and wireless charging-ready Lumia 735 will be available starting December 19 free at Plan 1499 from Globe.

Karel Holub, Lumia 535, Lumia 735

The Lumia 535 is available in Lazada in Black, Green, Orange, and White

 

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.