Lumia 540 – The standard standard [Executive Review]

After the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft has become really aggressive and persistent. Though the Windows OS has been slow to evolve, Microsoft has been really quick in coming out with new devices. Following the Lumia 640 and 535, the Lumia 540 is a device that is placed between these two offering. In an incremental price difference of Rs 1000, you will now find at-least one Lumia device, starting from Rs 5000 (Lumia 430). As I mentioned in my earlier post, the Lumia 540 is not a major, but an incremental upgrade to the Lumia 535.

Here are the key specifications that and differences between the Lumia 540, Lumia 535 and Lumia 640

Specifications Lumia 540 Lumia 535 Lumia 640
Dimensions 144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm 140.2 x 72.4 x 8.8 mm 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8 mm
Weight 152 g 146 g 145 g
Type 5.0 inches  IPS LCD with ClearBlack display 5.0 inches  IPS LCD 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi ) 540 x 960 pixels (~220 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi )
OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim upgradable to 10 Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
GPU Adreno 302 Adreno 302 Adreno 305
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, upto 128 GB Yes, upto 128 GB Yes, upto 128 GB
Camera 8 MP with  LED flash 5 MP with LED flash 8 MP with LED Flash
Video 480p@30fps 480p@30fps 1080p @30 fps
Front Camera 5 MP, 480p 5 MP 1 MP
Battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery Li-Ion 1905 mAh battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Price Rs 9100 Rs 7300 Rs 8999

Surprisingly the Lumia 640 is now press equal to Rs 8999 and I would definitely recommend you to go for the Lumia 640. Here is my review on the Lumia 640.

Watch the unboxing video of the Lumia 540

Here is my detailed review on the Lumia 540

Lumia 540 Camera samples

 

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