Lumia range of devices became quite popular when they were launched and they come in all different colours, sizes and specs. The number of models of the Lumia are increasing year by year as first Nokia and now Microsoft look to consolidate on these Windows OS phones to increase their standing in the market. While flagships are the crowd attractions, the low income shoppers should not be forgotten and thus Microsoft this year launched the new Lumia 430 which is purely for the low budget spenders. We got our hands on this set and our thoughts are listed below:
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The first thing that sort of put me off with regards to design was the color. Being so used to Black, White, Gold and some other darker shades of colors the florescent orange really did not sit well with me. Apart from that it’s a very lightweight device with only two hardware buttons and three touch buttons to navigate. The size of the device is quite small because of its 4 in screen.It has Headphone Jack and Micro-USB ports.
The other thing that sort of caught my eye was the way the back case is opened which I was told by a friend was how Lumia’s were designed. While my SIII has a small panel that comes off at the back, the Lumia full backside comes off like a case in itself. After removing the full orange case there was the space for both sims, SD card slot and the removable 1500 mAh battery.
Downside to this particular model is the color that we got which in reality is not really a big deal but also to note because it was so light, it gave me the feeling that I was holding a toy.