Microsoft Lumia 435 – Camera
2-megapixel cameras on smartphones became obsolete back in 2006, but when you’re paying around £50 for a phone, anything other than 2-megapixel sensor cameras is a rarity.
The Lumia 435’s main camera isn’t much to write home about but it does feature the comprehensive Lumia camera app, which gives you manual control over ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure and White Balance settings. Unfortunately, it’s fixed focus though, which means taking pictures of anything up close will result in a blurry image.
Looking at the pictures captured on the phone in good light, we were satisfied with the results. The resolution is obviously not there, but colours and dynamic range, albeit a little flat, are faithful enough for such an affordable phone..
Running Windows 8.1, the Lumia 435 also has a number of additional camera applications such as Lumia Cinemagraph that can create still images with moving elements. They’re not particularly useful, but the Lumia camera apps are a great way to explore and express one’s creativity.
The Lumia camera functions and apps also help to put the Lumia 435’s 2-megapixel camera a level above rival devices with similar specs, such as the Huawei Ascend Y550.
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