The Microsoft Lumia 532 is the successor to the Lumia 530 . Like its predecessor, it is a real bargain among the dual SIM phones . However, with entry-level technology and of course the operating system Windows Phone 8.1. Who does not have to be necessarily run Android on the Smatrphone and no particularly high demands on his mobile phone sets, could make a good choice with the Lumia 532nd
With 4-inch screen, the Lumia 532 is one of the smaller smartphones. The advantage is clearly the compact dimensions (11.9 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm). The disadvantage of a limited working surface for eg Office applications. The resolution is 800 x 480 pixels and has over the 530 curiously reduced (which had 854 × 480 px).
In the "small" screen resolution still enough to be perceived as continuously in everyday use. But if you look more closely, recognizes even without magnifying the individual pixels podium.
233 ppi are just clear of the "magical" threshold distance at which the pixels disappear to the human eye. But the colors are pleasantly strongand also have no color cast.
Design / Housing
Like the other recent Microsoft Lumia smartphones has now also the 5-series a tight wrap-around cover which closes very flush with the display panel.
The previous model, which had appeared even under the brand name Nokia, had there still room for improvement: Between cover and windscreen crumbs, dust and other particles could quite easily accumulate.
This is now much better resolved. In addition, the slightly angular design the Lumia 532 looks superior to the previously very rounded shape.
Unmistakable: The Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM comes in several bright colors on the market. How good it is, is soon a test.Image: Microsoft
The processor itself has not changed, continues to make a 1.2GHz quad-core chip is serving. This Snapdragon 200 has access to twice as much memory and internal storage but now: 1 GB RAM instead of 500 MB and8GB ROM instead of the previous 4 GB available.
What has remained unchanged is the - already very high - maximum file size, the microSD can bring cards: Up to 128 GB memory cards, the Microsoft Lumia can process 532nd
Also featuring: 15 GB of online storage . One can thus save files onedrive and access it from anywhere. Of course, not only from the phone itself, but also via PC or Mac.
Access is similar to how it might know of Google or Apple Services, by logging in to the website with your username and password.
Then, automatically, all documents. Whoever receives the go photo, this also finds there again (unless you enable automatic upload).
Internet via Mobile & Wireless
Who at such an affordable entry-level mobile LTE expected to wait certainly still a year or two. Currently the 4G technology is more expensive models. The 532 offers classic UMTS which frequencies but on all four used in Germany. The same applies to GSM (2G).
The quad-band phone supports also wireless , in the standard 802.11 b / g / n, but not in the newer and faster A / C standard - that offer not yet many top models.
The Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones especially score in the administration of 2 inserted SIM card. Because can be both for calls and for SMS their own on the home screen live tiles for SIM1 and SIM2 set. However, the browser tiles can not distinguish between the SIMs and fall back to the existing Mobile Internet settings.
The actually two cameras on board, does not mean that the 532 is particularly suitable for the now popular selfies. Although the main camera shoots with 5 megapixels on what is sufficient for very nice shots. The front camera, however, offers only VGA (0.3 megapixels) and is therefore more suitable for video chats or thought very spontaneous fun selfies - Skype is therefore preloaded Microsoft ever.
Microsoft has its entry-level smartphone recognizable evolved without it thereby raise a class upwards. Memory and operating system are up to date improved. The poor become minimal display resolution is a mystery, but should a serious reason for choosing a few.
Who basically a smartphone and no keys Cell want, but only certain demands on performance, mobile Internet and display has, can be quite likely happy with the Lumia 532nd Its advantages are mainly the low price , the most recent (Microsoft) operating system and - honestly - hisvery cheerful colors .