Lumia 735 Hands-On – The “Selfie” Windows Phone Is Here

Microsoft announced three new Windows Phone devices on Thursday, including the Lumia 730 Dual SIM, the Lumia 735 and the Lumia 830. The Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735 offer the same body and some of the same internals, though the Lumia 730 lacks LTE support and obviously can pack two SIM cards at the same time. Both are, however, the “Selfie phone” we had heard rumored for several weeks before Thursday’s event in Berlin.

The Lumia 735 packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens that can be used for capturing more people in a photo. Microsoft isn’t the only company adding this feature, as we’ve also seen it from other firms such as HTC and Huawei, but it’s a nice touch to an otherwise rather simple smartphone. The Lumia 735 offers a 6.7-megapixel camera on the back, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage and more, and the variety of bright colors should do well to attract consumers to Microsoft’s latest mid-range smartphone.

You can check out our hands-on video above for a brief walkthrough of some of the device’s features.


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...