Microsoft makes Lumia even more affordable: Meet the Lumia 430

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Lumia 430
Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia to date
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Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia to date

Barely two months after Microsoft launched the Lumia 435, the  software giant based in Redmond Washington has unveiled the Lumia 430. Priced at $70 (before taxes and subsidies), the Lumia 430 is testament to the importance that the mobile device manufacturers and software vendors place on untapped emerging markets. The Lumia 4 series appears to be 3rd time lucky as Microsoft (then Nokia) has tried to win the sub $100 market segment with the Nokia Asha family (launched in 2013) and short lived Nokia X series (launched in 2014).

The Lumia 430 has very similar specifications to the Lumia 435. Sporting a large 4″ WVGA screen (for its price class), dual SIM and a Front facing camera, the Lumia 430 has been designed to bring Microsoft services like Office, Skype and OneDrive to the customers who may be owning a smartphone for the very first time. Microsoft has learned a tough lesson when they launched the Lumia 530 without a front facing camera. As the  Lumia 430 also comes with class leading 1GB RAM, it will be upgradeable to Windows 10 Mobile later in in the year.

The Lumia 430 has a fixed focus 2MP front facing camera, 8GB of on board storage  (expandable upto 128GB with microSD, Windows Phone’s SMART Dual SIM system that allows a use to simultaneously switch between SIMs, and a 1500 mAH battery that will keep you going all day long. It will be available starting in April.

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Specifications (compared to the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532)

Lumia 430 Lumia 435 Lumia 532
Price (before taxes and subsidies)
Kenya Shillings KES 6,427.00 KES 6,765.00 KES 7,744.00
US Dollars $70.00 $74.00 $84.00
Euro €66.00 €69.00 €79.00
Operating System Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Size & weight
Height: 120.5 mm 118.1 mm 118.9 mm
Width: 63.2 mm 64.7 mm 65.5 mm
Thickness: 10.6 mm 11.7 mm 11.6 mm
Weight: 127.9 g 134.1 g 136.3 g
Display
Display size: 4 ” 4 ” 4 ”
Display resolution: WVGA (800 x 480) WVGA (800 x 480) WVGA (800 x 480)
Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) TrueColor (24-bit/16M) TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Display technology: LCD Transmissive LCD Transmissive LCD Transmissive
Pixel density: 235 ppi 233 ppi 233 ppi
Display features: Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Refresh rate 60 Hz Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Color boosting, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Easy to clean, RGB Stripe Brightness control, Tactile feedback, Orientation sensor, Color boosting, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Easy to clean, RGB Stripe
Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch Capacitive Multipoint-Touch Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
Memory
Mass memory: 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
RAM: 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Maximum memory card size: 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable memory card type: MicroSD MicroSD MicroSD
Free cloud storage: 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB
User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card
Battery
Replaceable battery: Yes Yes Yes
Battery capacity: 1500 mAh 1560 mAh 1560 mAh
Battery voltage: 3.7 V 3.8 V 3.8 V
Maximum standby time: 19 days 21 days 22 days
Maximum talk time (2G): 12.9 h 20.9 h 20.9 h
Maximum talk time (3G): 8.4 h 11.7 h 12 h
Maximum music playback time: 46.7 h 64 h 61 h
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 9 h 9.4 h 12.5 h
Maximum video playback time: 6.5 h 6.6 h 7.4 h
Design
Design details: Exchangeable shell Exchangeable shell Exchangeable back cover, Precision-crafted details, Semi-transparent layered design
Colors Black, Orange Black, Orange, Green, White Black, Orange, Green, White
Other user interface features: Double-tap to wake, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands, Word flow keyboard Double-tap to wake, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands, Word flow keyboard Glance screen, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Word flow keyboard
Keys and Input Methods
User Input: Touch Touch Touch
Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key Volume keys, Power/Lock key, Back key
Sensors
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Processor
CPU name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200
Number of cores: Dual core Dual core Quad core
Clock rate: 1200 MHz 1200 MHz Clock rate: 1200 MHz
Connectivity
SIM card type: Micro SIM Micro SIM Micro SIM
Dual SIM: Smart Dual SIM Smart Dual SIM Smart Dual SIM
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 3.5 mm audio connector 3.5 mm audio connector
Charging connectors: Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB
System connectors: Micro-USB-B Micro-USB-B Micro-USB-B
USB: USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1 Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1 Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Cellular Connectivity
GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps EGPRS 236.8 kbps EGPRS 236.8 kbps
GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps EGPRS 236.8 kbps EGPRS 236.8 kbps
WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz) Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz) Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24) 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24) 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6) 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6) 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
Maps and Navigation
Location technologies: A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Glonass A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Glonass A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Glonass
Maps: Free maps, Offline maps, Real-time traffic information, Turn-by-turn walk directions Free maps, Offline maps, Real-time traffic information, Turn-by-turn walk directions Free maps, Offline maps, Real-time traffic information, Turn-by-turn walk directions
Drive: Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information
Navigation apps HERE Drive+ HERE Drive+ HERE Drive+
HERE Maps HERE Maps HERE Maps
Bing Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps
Camera
Main camera
Main camera: 2.0 MP 2.0 MP 5.0 MP
Main camera focus type: Fixed focus Fixed focus Fixed focus
Sensor size: 1/5 inch 1/5 inch 1/4 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2 f/2.8 f/2.4
Camera minimum focus range: 44 cm 36 mm Camera minimum focus range: 60 cm
Front-facing camera
Front camera: VGA 0.3 MP VGA 0.3 MP VGA 0.3 MP
Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8 f/2.7 f/2.7
Front camera features: Still image capture, Video call, Video recording Still image capture, Video call, Video recording Still image capture, Video call, Video recording
Front camera video resolution: 480p (VGA, 640 x 480) 480p (VGA, 640 x 480) 480p (VGA, 640 x 480)
Video recording
Main camera video resolution: FWVGA (848 x 480) FWVGA (848 x 480) FWVGA (848 x 480)
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Video recording formats: MP4/H.264 MP4/H.264 MP4/H.264
Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
Audio recording features: Mono Mono Mono
Audio playback features: Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts
Radio features: Internet Radio, FM Radio Internet Radio, FM Radio Internet Radio, FM Radio, FM RDS radio
Video playback
Video playback frame rate: 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video
Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download
Device security
General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN
Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement
Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal
Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature
Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac
Device management AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune
Call management Call management Call management Call management
Call types Audio call, Conference call, Skype video call Audio call, Conference call, Skype video call Audio call, Conference call, Skype video call
Call management features Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail
Noise cancellation: No Yes Yes
Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook One integrated phonebook One integrated phonebook
Other Applications
Game features: Touch UI, DirectX 11 Touch UI, DirectX 11 Touch UI, DirectX 11
Email
Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes
Messaging features
Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader
Browser
Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 11, IPv6 support Internet Explorer 11, IPv6 support Internet Explorer 11, IPv6 support
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