The Microsoft Lumia 540 is the latest addition by Microsoft to its rapidly expanding range of budget Windows Phone OS smartphones.
The Lumia 540 is an upgrade from the Microsoft Lumia 535 and features some significant hardware updates that were missing in the latter.
Here is what the Microsoft Lumia 540 has to offer.
Microsoft Lumia 540 Technical Specifications
Display Size: 5.0 inches
Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 294 ppi
Screen Protection: None
The Microsoft Lumia 540, just like the Lumia 535, features a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display. The two may be identical in terms of size but the difference clearly pops up when we focus on the viewing experience.
The Lumia 540 display is a High Definition [HD] one boasting a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This is one of the highlighted secondary features of the Lumia 540. Therefore, you have an excellent viewing experience that encompasses vibrant colors as well as striking clarity of text.
In addition to this, you will be able to take advantage of all the Apps and Games that are optimized to run on HD displays.
Frame Dimensions: 144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm
The Microsoft Lumia 540 features the typical compact candy bar design and is just a couple of units larger than its predecessor the Lumia 540.
The Microsoft Lumia 540 is available in Sky Blue, Orange, White and Black shades.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update
CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 8 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB
The Microsoft Lumia 540 features a specifications profile that is an exact replica of the Lumia 535. The Lumia 540 comes with Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update out of the box.
Windows Phone 10 is slated to be released later on in the year (or early 2015) and it is rather obvious that Microsoft will be seeding the update to the Lumia 540 soon thereafter.
Rear Camera: 8 MP
Secondary Camera: 5 MP
LED Flash: Yes
The Microsoft Lumia 540 features an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP secondary snapper for your selfies. The Microsoft Lumia 540 camera profile is a slight upgrade from that of the Lumia 535.
The Lumia 540 will come with the Lumia Selfie App, an App dedicated to capturing and sharing your self-shots, pre-loaded on the device.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2200 mAh
The Lumia 540 features a large Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery that promises to deliver enough battery juice to power the device through a day and may be a two.
Why you should buy the Microsoft Lumia 540
5.0-Inch HD Display
Powerful Performance Profile
Great Camera Profile
Impressive Battery Life
Cons of the Microsoft Lumia 540
Lacks Display Protection
Rivals of the Microsoft Lumia 540
Price in Kenya
The Microsoft Lumia 540 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 17,899 in Kenya.
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