Microsoft Lumia 430 is an ultra budget dual-SIM smartphone aimed at emerging markets. It is designed for both work and play, while offering, perhaps, the cheapest means of having Windows 10 run on your mobile device.
Design, Display and CameraMicrosoft Lumia 430 looks and feels compact with a promise of useful ruggedness, judging from its polycarbonate shell. The device is fitted with a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) display.
In terms of cameras, the phone offers a 2 megapixels rear camera and a 0.3 megapixels front-facing camera. The low specifications of the cameras can be overlooked given the expected highly low price of the smartphone.
Processor and MemoryPerformance is anchored by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor running at 1.2GHz, with backing provided by RAM of 1GB. Internal storage is 8GB and this can be extended up to 128GB through the use of a microSD.
For extra storage, you are given complimentary 30GB space on OneDrive - enough room for hundreds or thousands of documents, photos and songs.
The OSMicrosoft Lumia 430 will run on Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system with the Lumia Denim firmware. Users will be able to enjoy free upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.
However, Microsoft notes that not all existing phones will be able to support every feature on its latest operating system.
Superior Skype ExperienceThe use of Skype is greatly simplified on the Microsoft Lumia 430. In spite of the meagre front-facing camera, the phone is designed to make Skype use quite seamless.
You can easily switch from a regular phone call to a video call on Skype. Skype calls can be made directly from the contact list on the phone and Skype calls can be received without issues.
Microsoft Lumia 430, which supports use of two SIM cards, packs a 1500mAh battery with a maximum standby time of 19 hours. It supports 3.5G connectivity. The phone is expected to sell for around $70, which is quite a great bargain for a device upgradeable to Windows 10.
Pricing and availabilityMicrosoft Lumia 430 is not available in Nigeria, though it is expected soon. Microsoft is aiming for this phone to be less than 70 EUR. We currently have no information on pricing and availability. Microsoft Lumia 430 Price in Nigeria should range from N15,000 to N21,000 at launch.
Microsoft Lumia 430 SpecsHere are a few specs of the Microsoft Lumia 430:
- Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Demin, upgradable to Windows 10
- Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Processor (Snapdragon 200)
- GPU: Adreno 302
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Orange
- Dimension: 120.5 x 63.2 x 10.6 mm
- Weight: 127.9 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (Single-SIM option)
- Display: 4.0-inch Touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels (233ppi)
- Display Protection: -
- Rear Camera: 2 MP Camera, 480p Video
- Rear Camera Features: fixed focus, Geo-tagging
- Front Camera: 0.3 MP Camera, 480p Video
- Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: 30GB free OneDrive
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes, up to 236.8 kbps
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1 Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes, Bing Maps, Here Drive+, Here Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: -
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: -
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Cortana)
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: -
- Voice Control: Yes
- Security: Mobile VPN, on-device Encryption, Remote Lock & Wipe
- Social Apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, Foursquare, Skype, WeChat, Viber, LINE, MySpace, Sina Weibo, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant:
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes (MS Office Apps)
- Document Editor: -
- Battery: 1500 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Standby Time: up to 720 hours
- Talktime: up to 8.5 Hours (3G)
- Music Playback: up to 46.7 Hours
- Video Playback: up to 6.5 Hours
- Wi-Fi Browsing: up to 9 Hours
- Cellular Browsing: -