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Microsoft Lumia 540 Specs and Price

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The Lumia 540 is another budget dual-SIM phone that has just been unveiled by Microsoft and set to hit stores in Africa and Asia from May. Microsoft Lumia 540 features a great HD display, while also offering superb Skype experience and ability to use Office seamlessly on the go.

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Microsoft Lumia 540


Display and Camera

As the ‘5’ in its name indicates, the Microsoft Lumia 540 sports a 5-inch display. The large screen has an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 294 ppi, promising a highly enjoyable game-playing or movie-watching experience.

The smartphone packs an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. A stunning 5-megapixel shooter with wide angles ensures superb selfies and great video calling. With a single tap, users will be able to switch from regular phone calls to Skype video calls.

Power and Performance

Microsoft Lumia 540 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor running at speeds of up to 1.2GHz. The chip is given needed boost by RAM of 1GB. The phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with Lumia Denim update.

It offers an affordable means of enjoying the upcoming Windows 10 – through upgrade – when it becomes available. Microsoft Lumia 540 is provided with a 2200mAh removable battery, which its maker says can give more than 14 hours of talk time.

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Other Features

Onboard storage on the Microsoft Lumia 540 is 8GB and buyers will also get as much as 30GB OneDrive complementary cloud storage. And if that storage space is not enough for you, up to 128GB can still be added using a microSD card.

Microsoft Lumia 540 features Smart Dual SIM, which makes it possible to easily enable call forwarding and call waiting between SIMs with only a tap. It supports 3G, but not 4G connectivity. You will be able to view and edit Microsoft Office documents on the go with the smartphone.

Microsoft Lumia 540, which will come in matte black, white, cyan and orange, is expected to hit markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa in May at a suggested price of $149.

Pricing and availability

Microsoft Lumia 540 is not available in Nigeria, it will start shipping in May, 2015 in some countries. Microsoft is aiming for this phone to sell for about $149. We currently have no information on pricing and availability. Microsoft Lumia 540 Price in Nigeria should range from N30,000 to N37,000 at launch.

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Microsoft Lumia 540 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Microsoft Lumia 540:

General Features

  • Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Demin
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 200)
  • GPU: Adreno 302
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Blue, Orange, Gray
  • Dimension: 144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 152 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 480p Video
  • Rear Camera Features: fixed focus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 480p Video


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 30GB free OneDrive

Network Support

  • 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
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • 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 (with RDSs)
  • 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: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Cortana)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • 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
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • 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: Yes (MS Office Apps)


  • Battery: 2200 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: up to 576 hours
  • Talktime: up to 15 Hours (3G)
  • Music Playback: up to 81 Hours
  • Video Playback: up to 6.9 Hours
  • Wi-Fi Browsing: up to 10.1 Hours
  • Cellular Browsing:
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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