Microsoft Lumia 532

6.4/10 AVG.
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6.4/10
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The Microsoft Lumia 532 currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Phone
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Fone Arena

Overall, the Lumia 532 Dual SIM is a good upgrade to the Lumia 530 Dual SIM. There are several improvements in terms of specifications and software. Lumia Denim adds several features and the performance is smooth. The smartphone is available in the market for as low as Rs. 6,100, which makes it a de...

- Srivatsan, Fone Arena
Digital Versus

Even with beefier hardware than the Lumia 435, the Lumia 532 isn't particularly more impressive. The performance is the same, despite its extra processor cores. That said, both run fluidly enough. And the 5 Mpx camera doesn't improve the picture quality as much as one might hope. Not enough to justi...

- Sofian Nouira, Digital Versus
Notebookcheck

Unruffled by the somewhat confusing name-giving policy of Microsoft's low-cost smartphones, price-conscious buyers will always find a good bargain among them. The Lumia 532 comes with an acceptable camera, enough power for smooth use and a lot of preloaded software for not quite 100 Euros (~$107). A...

- Florian Wimmer, Notebookcheck
Digit

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at a...

- Hardik Singh, Digit
Digit

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at a...

- Hardik Singh, Digit


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Common Questions


Microsoft released the Lumia 532 on February 28, 2015.


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Microsoft backs up the Lumia 532 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4"

The Microsoft Lumia 532's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1560mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1560 mAh battery. Microsoft's performance ratings are 22 days standby time, 1254 minutes, 750 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Lumia 532 Specs

Overview
Release date February 28, 2015
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 0.54 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1560 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 444 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 750 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1254 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Green, Orange
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm (4.7 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 136 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Also available in a dual-SIM model.
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Critic Reviews


Fone Arena

Good build, good performance

from Fone Arena

Overall, the Lumia 532 Dual SIM is a good upgrade to the Lumia 530 Dual SIM. There are several improvements in terms of specifications and software. Lumia Denim adds several features and the performance is smooth. The smartphone is available in the market for as low as Rs. 6,100, which makes it a...More

Overall, the Lumia 532 Dual SIM is a good upgrade to the Lumia 530 Dual SIM. There are several improvements in terms of specifications and software. Lumia Denim adds several features and the performance is smooth. The smartphone is available in the market for as low as Rs. 6,100, which makes it a decent Windows Phone handset for the price. It is also one of the few budget Windows Phone smartphones that will get Windows 10 update. Microsoft recently released a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build that support this smartphone.

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Digital Versus

Added power, all for naught

from Digital Versus

Even with beefier hardware than the Lumia 435, the Lumia 532 isn't particularly more impressive. The performance is the same, despite its extra processor cores. That said, both run fluidly enough. And the 5 Mpx camera doesn't improve the picture quality as much as one might hope. Not enough to ju...More

Even with beefier hardware than the Lumia 435, the Lumia 532 isn't particularly more impressive. The performance is the same, despite its extra processor cores. That said, both run fluidly enough. And the 5 Mpx camera doesn't improve the picture quality as much as one might hope. Not enough to justify the hike in price, at least. As we did with the Lumia 435, we'll end by saying that while the Lumia 532 is a perfectly fine investment, you can find better at the same price—or much better for just a little bit more cash.

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Notebookcheck

Decent price/performance ratio

from Notebookcheck

Unruffled by the somewhat confusing name-giving policy of Microsoft's low-cost smartphones, price-conscious buyers will always find a good bargain among them. The Lumia 532 comes with an acceptable camera, enough power for smooth use and a lot of preloaded software for not quite 100 Euros (~$107)...More

Unruffled by the somewhat confusing name-giving policy of Microsoft's low-cost smartphones, price-conscious buyers will always find a good bargain among them. The Lumia 532 comes with an acceptable camera, enough power for smooth use and a lot of preloaded software for not quite 100 Euros (~$107). Although obvious compromises have to be made in terms of connectivity and, above all, screen most buyers will be able to tolerate that in this price range.

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Digit

A feature phone in smartphone clothing

from Digit

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at an equivalent price point.

Read full review

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at an equivalent price point.

Read full review

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Digit

A feature phone in smartphone clothing

from Digit

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at an equivalent price point. 

Read full review

The Microsoft Lumia 532 feels and works like a feature phone rather than the usual smartphone. It lacks performance, a good camera, a good screen and better options can be found powered by Android. The Lumia 532 is not a good buy and you will be better off with something from the Android stable at an equivalent price point. 

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The Mobile Indian

There are plenty of grey areas that overshadows its pros

from The Mobile Indian

Design wise, the Microsoft Lumia 532 is lot different and in some sense better than its competitors. So if you are bored with look-alike Android phones, this will please your eyes. However, its processing power and fixed focus cameras negate its positives. Sadly, Microsoft's other offerings in th...More

Design wise, the Microsoft Lumia 532 is lot different and in some sense better than its competitors. So if you are bored with look-alike Android phones, this will please your eyes. However, its processing power and fixed focus cameras negate its positives. Sadly, Microsoft's other offerings in the same price bracket isn't any good. So either take it or opt for Android phones.

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UnleashThePhones

Another affordable that does not boast any one remarkable feature

from UnleashThePhones

The Microsoft Lumia 532 is an affordable, quick little windows phone.

Performance and build quality is great for the price tag, though the camera and display aren’t the best out there. Plus it comes with a front facing camera which is rare to find at this price point.

At Rs 6499 here in India, it does have some competition from companies like Lava and Celkon that have windows phones selling even cheaper. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S used to be an incredible value for money smartphone at the same price, but it is no longer being sold here in India...

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The Microsoft Lumia 532 is an affordable, quick little windows phone.

Performance and build quality is great for the price tag, though the camera and display aren’t the best out there. Plus it comes with a front facing camera which is rare to find at this price point.

At Rs 6499 here in India, it does have some competition from companies like Lava and Celkon that have windows phones selling even cheaper. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S used to be an incredible value for money smartphone at the same price, but it is no longer being sold here in India.

The main competition at this price point, comes from Google’s Android One phones like the Micromax Canvas A1 or Spice Dream UNO. They each have their own pros and cons but both Micromax and Spice don’t have as great service centres as Microsoft (via the Nokia acquisition) does. 

Then there’s the 2015 Moto E which runs almost stock Android, has a front facing camera, and very similar specs, in colourful designs. The Lumia 532 does not have any one advantage over Motorola’s offering, making the 2nd Gen Moto E an extremely viable alternative to consider. Your choice boils down to whether you’d want an Android phone (the 2015 Moto E), or a Windows Phone at this price point.

Honestly though, if you really want a windows phone, I’d recommend just saving up and buying the Lumia 535 instead, which I feel is way more value for money than the Lumia 532. Yet, that being said, the Lumia 532 is still a better phone than the Lumia 530.

At the end of the day, the Lumia 532 is a nice enough phone, at a very affordable price tag. But there are some very decent Android smartphones around the same price that are also worth checking out. 

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User Reviews


Smartphone with Smart Features

Microsoft Lumia 532(Black, 8 GB) is a semi transparent layered design looks goods in your hand. It is a powerful smartphone with popular microsoft services like skype, one drive , office etc. You can do so many things and its is easily accessible. It has latest softwares and the best new windows havin...More
Microsoft Lumia 532(Black, 8 GB) is a semi transparent layered design looks goods in your hand. It is a powerful smartphone with popular microsoft services like skype, one drive , office etc. You can do so many things and its is easily accessible. It has latest softwares and the best new windows having version 8.1 OS and its features. You can upgrade your phone call by changing it in skype video calling anytime directly from the contact list. It having quad core Snapdragon processor which gives the facility to play apps directly from the SD card. You can enjoy yours favourite apps and games like whatsapp, facebook, instagram , candycrush saga etc. It is a much more personal smartphone with its feature of Glance Screen which gives quick access to the time and important notification with self organizing folder on start screen. According to me, it is just awsome and you can go through it . For more details Less
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Not happy it can be better

Can't find free apps .Can't put google play store on it all the Microsoft apps come with ADs ☹ Y can't just have google apps on it like play store it or Android to Y can't you mix it in FACEBOOK apps don't...More
Can't find free apps .Can't put google play store on it all the Microsoft apps come with ADs ☹ Y can't just have google apps on it like play store it or Android to Y can't you mix it in FACEBOOK apps don't work on it family fued hayday not many do work fix it please thx I have being looking 4 apps to help but NO good yet .. Less

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