The Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim released in the month of February this year. Just like most of the other Lumia phones released recently, it was aimed to fit in the mid-segment phones. The phone was released in a hope to compete with the other rival Android phones, which are dominating the market right now.
The screen of the Lumia 532 Unlocked is 4.0 Inches, and offers a resolution of 480×800 pixels, which is quite low even for a mid-segment phone nowadays. Many of the other rival Android phones offer a higher resolution, with a bigger screen than the one found on Lumia 532. The pixel per inch density of the screen is 233, which is decent, as the screen size is not big. The overall display does not show good colors, in fact, the colors may appear dull at times. Reflective angles are not one of the best seen among the Lumia phones, and while the brightness of the phone can be adjusted to high, it is still difficult to see the display once under direct sunlight.
The phone is runs on four Cortex A7 1.2 GHz cores, and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset. The graphics or GPU are processed by the Adreno 302 chipset. The phone runs decently, however, it may lag during playing graphic intensive apps and games. The phone is not able to play 720p videos, and can only run 480p by using third-party apps. The phone consists of 8 GB of internal storage for installing and running apps. The phone features 1 GB of RAM for multi-tasking, and just like the other Lumia phones, it features huge expandable memory supporting as SDCardas high as of 128 GB.
Software & Battery
The Microsoft Lumia 532 Unlocked runs on Windows 8.1, along with the Lumia denim upgrade, which brings in several improvements to the overall phone’s software. A handful of latest features are available due to the phone’s latest software. The pre-installed that come with the phone, like Bing etc can be uninstalled, which is a good thing, and you can release some space by uninstalling them. The battery of the device is 1530 mAh, which is a disappointment considering that many of the new phones come with a lot more capacity battery. Still, the standby time of the phone was quite impressive while playing videos. The phone last about 9 hours while playing continuous videos. Microsoft have tweaked the software and hardware pretty much in order to make the battery last longer despite the obvious low battery capacity of the device.
This phone consists of a 5 Megapixel rear-facing camera, which is not upto the mark. The color accuracy of the camera is low, and does not come out sharp enough. However, the details captured were surprisingly accurate. The video quality of the Microsoft Lumia 532 was unexpectedly low, and did not capture much detail. The 0.3 Megapixel camera is as good as nothing, and fails to deliver the required performance.