Microsoft Lumia 435 heading to T-Mobile very soon


It looks incredibly likely that the budget Windows Phone from Microsoft is going to be making an appearance on T-Mobile store shelves very soon. The Lumia 435 is the latest low-end device that promises to be great value for money. T-Mobile’s support pages now list the device, and Microsoft has its own page dedicated to the T-Mo flavored version of the small smartphone. Thanks to the ever-perceptive eyes of 50Atomic for spotting this.

As for the device itself, it features a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 400) resolution LCD display with a pixel density of 233ppi. It’s also equipped with a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera as well as 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. For those needing a little more storage, you can expand it up to 128GB using a Micro SD card. Its 1,560mAh battery is removable and it’s powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Users can also qualify for up to 30GB free cloud storage with OneDrive. It also has 4G HSPA+ speeds, but sadly, no LTE.

If you’re interested in the device, check out my unboxing video and review from PhoneDog’s YouTube channel.


Although we don’t have pricing information yet, it’s expected that this will fit right at the bottom of the pricing ladder. This is the lowest-price Lumia device on the market right now internationally, and its specifications match up with its market position.

Source: T-Mobile, Microsoft
Via: 50Atomic (reddit)

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  • Mike Thaler

    Why would anyone buy a phone that doesn’t use one of the “standard” OS? Virtually all apps are written for Apple and Android. Only a fraction are written for MS OS. Eg. I use a parking app once or twice a day. No app for BBerry or Windows phones. I make use of the Chromecast screen casting feature available on some Androids in beta and soon to be in Apple devices. Now mention of other OS. MLB app isn’t available except on Apple or Android phones.
    I’m assuming this phone can’t do Android

    • g2a5b0e

      There are many answers to your question, but one is very simple. Not everyone cares about apps. There are an overwhelming number of people out there who use their smartphones like feature phones. They talk, text, & occasionally surf the web. To those folks, none of what you just said matters. We all have many friends like this. For some reason, the tech crowd likes to think they are the majority when they don’t even come close.

      • jakematic

        YES, yes, yes, yes. Exactly

    • Microsoftjunkie

      Why would anyone waste their time complaining about an OS they don’t like, on an article about said OS?

    • Daniel Darnell

      90% of the apps I use are on Windows Phone the ones that aren’t no big deal as I have an iPad and they are apps I use less anyways. I’m not obsessed with apps and my Windows Phone is rock solid. It’s fast, user friendly, and well integrated and I really like it so that’s why despite somewhat of an lack of apps it’s still a fine OS and one I prefer.

  • Wolverinexmen9

    The 521 had better specs than this.

    • g2a5b0e

      Way to state the obvious. Did the fact that the number 435 is less than the number 521 not already give you an inkling that that they may be the case?

      • Jane Seymour

        Wolverine’s point is well taken, why not just buy the 521. Granted this has removable storage and a front facing camera.

        • g2a5b0e

          You clearly read more out of his very well thought out comment than I did then.

        • kexpfan

          521 has 512mb internal memory.
          The 435 has 1Gb

  • Joe

    Sorry but this is a DOA if it has no LTE. Like you can get $150 android phones that have LTE.

    • Ordeith

      This phone will likely retail for $30. That should change your perspective a bit.

      • Joe

        Ok well if it retails for less than $50 it’s not really bad I guess.

        • Ordeith

          Amazon sells the Lumia 635 – a low end LTE windows phone – for $46.
          the 435 would have to be at least $16 less for it to make any sense to even have it exist.

        • Joe

          O dang OK yeah this phone is basically DOA onles they manage to make it $15 but I don’t know how they will.

  • JustAsking

    Why is T-Mobile still selling HSPA+ only phones if the future goal is to move the entire network to LTE?

    • gmo8492

      That’s several years down the road, not like it’s going to happen tomorrow.

  • Rob

    I don’t really get Microsoft and their Windows Phone game plan… US market wants high end premium devices. I got a Lumia 521 from T-Mobile to just check out what Windows Phone had to offer… And it was back in the box within 30 minutes. Nobody is going to leave their android or iPhone for Windows Phone as long as Microsoft continues to release low end phones that nobody not on prepaid wants.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    This is just more Microsoft crap. I think they feel obligated to put out these phone because they spent all that money buying Nokia. If you are going to make phone, please make high end cutting edge devices so at least people who buy them will defend their phone. Microsoft still has the Kin phone mentality.

  • For it to sell it needs to be around $20 to $40

  • Myles Douglas

    I usually like Windows Phones, but these low end Windows phones seem like a waste. Honestly if you’re looking for an entry level device, go to Android. Budget Android devices don’t have the problems they used to have. Just go for the L90 or another LTE android device.

    • g2a5b0e

      I don’t understand your point. There are low-end Windows Phones that have LTE & “don’t have problems” either. Not everyone prefers Android.

      • Myles Douglas

        I know not everyone prefers Android, but the 435 really doesn’t seem to help the case that there are good Windows phones. From a network stand point, it doesn’t have LTE which means it cannot access high speed data in areas where LTE is the only high speed data. Some 2G to LTE sites are only EDGE and LTE. Plus, T-Mobile’s HSPA network is very congested

        • g2a5b0e

          The 521 nullifies your point.

        • Myles Douglas

          Did you read what I said? No, the 521 doesn’t nullify my point because it doesn’t have LTE. Not at all, and the point I made in my last post was dealing with the 435 not having LTE. Coincidently, the device you mentioned that nullifies my point doesn’t have LTE either. So, I will restate my claim and continue on as to why these devices need to have all LTE bands that T-Mobile owns spectrum for.

        • g2a5b0e

          I read your comment. I was unaware that the 521 did not have LTE. That’s my bad.

  • Startswithaj

    Releasing low end phones like this instead of a high end device is the reason I finally left Windows Phone and went back to an iPhone. The only way I could have a decent WP was to buy an unlocked one but the unlocked Windows Phone I got wouldn’t do things like let me tether due to some sort of software issue(I fixed it for a while but the fix was broken after a recent update to WP) plus a couple other things.

    On a completely unrelated note…I think Cam Bunton has an awesome looking office… I’m jealous.

    • eanfoso

      You do realize that there are two high end phones coming out, right? In addition, it’s no one’s fault but T-Mobile’s that no high end phones are available. I finally left t mobile for Cricket and all 5 of us can now rock the latest Windows phones, And cheaper monthly bill than t mobile, courtesy of att. I have hope though that this can change And that t mobile will once again offer high end Windows phones.

  • Christopher Olson

    No LTE support? Why even offer it with GSM, make it a budget wifi device instead. I guess if you decide to make phone calls but really why would you waste the money when Alcatel is releasing ten times the device for the same or less.

    • eanfoso

      Some of us prefer Windows phone smoothness instead of lagdroid.

      • Christopher Olson

        Smoothness doesn’t help you load webpages or stream music when you’re on a back logged network.

        • MKashi

          in many places on T-mobile’s network, speed bottlenecks are often due to congestion rather than being on LTE or HSPA+. In some places its better to be on HSPA+ rather than LTE for better service quality.

        • eanfoso

          I wouldn’t know, I’m with Cricket so we use the att network

  • Derek

    No thanks, I just purchased the BLU Win HD LTE phone from my local Microsoft Store. That phone is AMAZING!
    Also, I agree with others on the subject of NO LTE, thats just unacceptable in the US market. Even if your not a smartphone junkie or data person, you’re still missing out on more coverage.
    Lastly, to those complaining that Microsoft only produces low budget phones, first of all,.. you need to think outside of yourself. Much of the older gen (think over 35) still use “feature phones” or basic flip phones…(I still can’t believe thats a thing). That’s partially why pre-paid services are still booming. Also, similar to Blackberry’s and “firefox phones”, Windows phones sell a quite a lot outside of the USA.
    If the US wasn’t so “APP Obsessed” we might have more competition.

    • eanfoso

      Why not go for the Lumia 640? Much better, or even the Lumia 640 XL

      • Derek

        The Lumia 640 seems to never release. Was announced it would release end of March, then end of April, now they are just saying “Spring 2015″… whatever that means. Also, the processor in the Blu is a bit faster and it’s pure stock Windows Phone. No custom firmware from t-mobile which means I get all the latest updates as soon as Microsoft pushes them.
        Lastly, the phone has dual sim which is really rare in US phones and I can really benefit from it.
        I didn’t go with the XL because it’s just too big IMO. Plain and simple answer on that one. ;)

        • eanfoso

          Eh Microsoft NEVER made an official release for north America, it’s already available in Europe and Asia, and how exactly will you benefit from dual SIM?

  • Yveslaurent

    This looks a little silly. Tiny and too colourful for my taste. I am not sure whether I am going for a iphone 6+ or one of the end models of Nokia. The OS of Nokia is buggin me a bit..

  • Tmosince2003

    Good review, thanks. Ditto the comment on the cool office!

  • gar1

    Isn’t it sad to see what bill Gates and windows has become. I guess having 49 billion make you forget where you came from or why you got there like a movie star that I can sell the world anything and they will buy it. Tears for Nokia and there stub in adatude to not give in to goggle.

    • Ordeith

      Not giving in to Google is a good thing. More people should try it.

  • Verizonthunder

    Cam I sent you info on two new LG phones that were posted on T-Mobile website.

  • Ordeith

    The 435 is not the phone we care about.
    Bring on the 640 XL!

    • riopato

      Forget the 640XL. I want a T-Mobile compatible 930

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  • susan

    I know people here are always ridiculing lower end phones but all I want is the lumia 640. Not even the XL one, just the plain 640. It seems like ages ago that they announced the 640, has this been delayed, or am I just overeager?

  • mary5652