The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||960 x 540 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Pixel density||220 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|2G standards||GPRS, GSM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Windows Phone|
|Operating system version||8.1|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Optical sensor size||25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4")|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Video capture resolution (max)||848 x 480 pixels|
|Battery capacity||1905 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||13 h|
|Talk time (2G)||11 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||8.5 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||78 h|
|Continuous video playback time||6.5 h|
|Colour of product||White|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Support for contact groups|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,AMR,ASF,M4A,MP3,MP4,WMA|
|Video formats supported||H.263,H.264,MPEG4|
|Document formats supported||DOC,PPT,XLS|
|Video compression formats||H.264,MP4|
|Voice codecs||AMR-NB, FR|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Sometimes, cheap does not mean that it is inferior – this is evident in the Lumia 535. The Lumia 535 is an important phone for Microsoft, as this is the debut appearance of a Microsoft phone without the Nokia branding. However, despite being branded and marketed entirely as a Microsoft device, it still carries the trademark features that Nokia phones possess. Though it is built to target budget consumers looking for a reliable smartphone at an affordable price, it still has decent features that you will appreciate.
Throughout its legacy, Nokia phones are known for its practical and sturdy design which enables the phones to be more durable compared to other phones in the market. The same feature is present on the Lumia 535. The Lumia 535 inherits the colourful plastic rear shells that we are so used to seeing in the Lumia series. The plastic covers give additional protection to the phone, so it is capable of taking a few knocks and falls. Coupled with the Gorilla Glass coating on the screen, the phone is well-protected – just like how a Nokia phone usually is.
The colourful covers are interchangeable and you can choose from these colours – cyan, bright green, white, black, and orange. This makes the Lumia 535 a favourite amongst trendsetters and lifestyle enthusiasts, as each colour bring a much-needed vibrancy and pop of warmth into our lives.
The phone also features rounded corners and an anonymous black front that makes it have that premium feel, albeit the cheap price it is being marketed with. The sleek overall design makes it stand out from its competitors in the same price range.
Photos are one of the best mementos for us to remember the happy times. Most cheap phones are unable to provide commendable photo quality with their front cameras. This is where the Lumia 535 has the upper hand – with its high-resolution 5MP wide-angle front camera. This feature makes the phone a selfie lover’s new favourite accessory. The wide-angle lens also means that it is easier for you to fit your friends into the photos, so go ahead and photobomb your friends when they are snapping photos with the Lumia 535!
The Lumia 535 features decent battery life for a budget smartphone. When performing routine tasks such as calling, texting, browsing social media, and watching videos; the battery life gets through the day pretty easily. Hence, finding the phone at 40% battery capacity after a day of work (which is quite impressive) is pretty normal.