It has been only 2 months after the launch of Lumia 640XL, Microsoft is back with another phone for budget smartphone market. The latest addition in the Microsoft’s budget smartphone list is the Lumia 540. The new Lumia 540 is launched at Rs. 10,199 for indian market.
The phone features a 5-inch, 720 x 1280-pixel IPS LCD HD screen which makes the colours appear vibrant on the screen. The phone has ClearBlack technology which makes the text sharper and increases readability. This technology makes black pixels look great on screen which makes it easier to read in different in lighting conditions. It only comes with three different brightness levels: Low, Medium and High but even at low brightness the phone appears pretty bright.
The Lumia 540 has a polycarbonate rear panel which gives the phone a unibody look. The back cover of the phone is glossy which makes the phone prone to fingerprints, smudges and scratches. The Lumia camera has no bumpy bezel like the Samsung’s and Oppo’s. The smartphone is available in 5 different colours.
The phone appears bulky than the available phones with similar dimensions. However, the round edges, durable plastic and thick bezel gives the phone a one-up.
The device is powered by Snapdragon 200 Quadcore 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and is clubbed with Adreno 302 GPU. The phone is loaded with 1GB RAM and 2200 mAh battery. Microsoft has also blessed the phone with the Cortana voice assistant and the update of Windows 8.1 optimizes the processor to work on the low-end devices.
The dual sim phone has dual camera as well. The primary camera has an 8 Megapixel shooter with 1/4 inch sensor, f/2.2 aperture and 28mm focal length. The phone clicks impressive pictures in broad daylight but low-light photos are disappointing. The phone has decent front facing camera which is good for selfies and skype. Wide angle lens facilitates good group selfies and the phone also has a Lumia selfie app which gives the pictures beautiful effects similar to Instagram. Coming at a price of Rs. 10,199, this phone is a great catch.