An Affordable Option – Microsoft Lumia 635
The good news about smartphones is that you do not have to spend a fortune to get the phone that you want. The key is to ignore the fancy phones being sold that utilize Android and IOS operating systems and to look at the phones being introduced that take advantage of the Windows phone operating system. The Lumia 635 is one the phones that uses this operating system for people to learn about. When they understand how the specs of this phone stand up to the others being sold and they compare the features and, most importantly, when they learn the cost of the phone, they will understand they really have a good option.
The phone utilizes the Windows phone 8.1 operating system. It gives people access to all of the apps that are available at the Microsoft store and plenty of other features that most people expect from their smartphones. The operating system is easy to use and is compatible with many features that other phones cannot take advantage of.
The heart of the phone is the Quad Core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz processor. It provides plenty of speed and power to run all of the applications that are on the phone. There is 8 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of Ram. That may not seem like a lot but it can be expanded to 128 GB with the addition of a Micro SD card. There is also 15 GB of cloud storage that can be used through Microsoft OneDrive. That makes it easy to back up and restore all of the information on the phone so it is never lost.
The screen of the phone is 4.5 inches. It is not too big, yet not too small for a smartphone. The screen uses Gorilla glass for added durability. There is a 5 MP main camera on the phone. It is an autofocus phone that offers up to 4X zoom. The phone also has the ability to take videos with a resolution of 720 pixels.
The battery is a powerful 1830 mAh battery. It does provide decent life, but the fact the phone operates on 4G network does add an extra drain on the battery. Standby time of the phone is 25 days. It allows for almost 19 hours on 2G networks, 13 hours of talk time on 3G networks and about 9 hours on 4G networks. The phone allows for about 58 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video playback and more than 9 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.
The windows operating system offers plenty of useful apps for the phone. They are in the familiar tile pattern and can be used for business or personal uses. Social apps are very well suited for this phone. The ability to automatically upload phones to the web is one of the great features of the phone. The phone also offers many accessibility options for hearing and visually impaired users as well as voice command and Bluetooth capability of those that desire it. The GPS maps and navigation feature makes it easy to get around with this phone.
This phone may not have the sizzle of other smartphones that people are snapping up. What it does offer is the power and the features that people want at an affordable cost. It can be found for less than $200 and that makes it a very good option for people that need a good smartphone, without the high ticket price.