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Smart on a Budget: Microsoft Lumia 430

The newly-unveiled Microsoft Lumia 430 is a very pocket-friendly smartphone that appears targeted at those consumers who wish to join the smartphone revolution without having to break the bank or borrow money. The dual-SIM device is designed to help you do a lot more for less money.

Design and Display

Boasting a compact form, Microsoft Lumia 430 will fit effortlessly into virtually any pocket. Polycarbonate material is used in the construction of the dual-SIM smartphone, which means it is as tough as it gets. Perhaps, we have something similar to the old “drop and pick” Nokia phones we used to known back then here. This affordable smartphone uses a WVGA screen measuring four inches diagonally.

Microsoft Lumia 430 Front and Camera

Microsoft Lumia 430 (Source: Microsoft)

Camera and Apps

The Microsoft Lumia 430 is probably not the phone you are looking for if you happen to be a photography addict. It packs in just a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera. You have access to hundreds of thousands applications in the Windows Phone store where you can get popular apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp as well as games like Despicable Me: Minion Rush and Minecraft.

Microsoft Lumia 430 black

Microsoft Lumia 430 Black (Source: Microsoft)


Unsurprisingly, Microsoft uses a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor on the Lumia 430. The chip boasts decent speeds of up to 1.2GHz and is supported by RAM of 1GB which should ensure that users enjoy more responsive performance than what is obtainable on some other costlier smartphones. The phone runs on Window 8.1 with the Lumia Denim firmware. What is even more exciting about Microsoft Lumia 430 is that users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available later in the year. Upgrade for cheap!

Sundry Specs and Features

The dual-SIM Lumia 430 comes with internal storage space of 8GB, which can be expanded further by up to 128GB using a microSD card. And if you are still not satisfied with the combined 136GB storage space, you can still enjoy 30GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive. Interesting, you say?

Microsoft Lumia 430 is fitted with a battery of 1500mAh capacity, which the phone’s maker says should give more than eight hours of continuous talk time on a 3G connection. This device is designed for seamless Skype use, as Skype calls can be made directly from your contact list and received at any time. Mobile Office is also available on the phone.

With all it has to offer, Microsoft is expected to sell for about $70, which amount to less than a price of N14,000 in Nigeria at the current high exchange rate. This is a bargain when you consider the fact that the manufacturer is not an obscure or unpopular brand.

Updated: March 27, 2015 — 7:49 PM © 2015 Frontier Theme