Microsoft Lumia 535 And 535 Dual SIM Review: A First Of Many: Multimedia - Gallery, Players, FM Radio, Audio QualityBy cheatmaster 12:00 Sun, 15 Aug 2021 Comments
Photos app does the job
In Windows Phone 8.1 the Photo Hub has lost the magazine UI in favor of the traditional WP page view. You acquire three swipe-able pages - all, albums and favorites - all pretty much self-explanatory.
Automatic OneDrive backup is available, you just need to enable it from the settings. Microsoft gives you 15GB for free plus 3GB for the each device on which you turn on the automatic OneDrive capturing camera upload.
Sharing options include Bluetooth file transfer, messaging, email, Facebook, OneDrive and other available social services.
Xbox music app
The default Xbox music player in Windows Phone 8.1 uses the familiar page layout - you acquire Now Playing page; Collection view with shortcuts to artists, albums, songs, genres, playlists, and Music Store highlights. It also allows you to create, edit and delete playlists straight from your phone.
Music app with Now Playing classy screen and its album view • Collection and Music Store
The player is compatible with your Xbox Music account and can stream your songs if you have active connection without saving them on the phone.
Browsing your collection
Unfortunately, the Music app doesn't support FLAC playback. Equalizer options are available from Settings -> Audio. You can either user presets or customize your own.
Same video player with limited codec support, does not play HD
The video player is a separate app called Video. It has a four-page layout - your collection, movie store, TV store and spotlight.
The Video hub
The video player supports XviD, DivX, MOV and MP4 videos up to qHD resolution. The few things it won't play are MKV files and videos using the AC3 audio codec. There is a limited subtitles support.
Playing back 720p or 1080p video files is not smooth, if they start at all.
Playing a video
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS
There's an Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS support on board the Lumia 525. You can utilize the loudspeaker for the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio, though you still need the headset connected as it doubles as an antenna.
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio
Audio quality is decent, on the quiet side
The Microsoft Lumia 535 did well when plugged into an active external amplifier, showing very clean output. Its volume levels are only average and lower than most other Lumias we've tested recently, but in this price range we'd still call this a win.
Performance with a headphones wasn't as remarkable however. Stereo crosstalk rose moderately, but frequency response got dodgy and some intermodulation distortion crept in. Add the still average volume levels and you acquire a mediocre performance on this occasion.
TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic
rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Nokia Lumia 535+0.06, -0.07-93.990.50.0093
Nokia Lumia 535 (headphones attached)+0.66, -0.05-93.590.20.038
Nokia Lumia 735+0.07, -0.04-90.691.40.0093
Nokia Lumia 735 (headphones attached)+0.35, -0.21-89.491.20.013
Nokia Lumia 930+0.12, -0.02-91.490.70.0099
Nokia Lumia 930 (headphones attached)+0.19, -0.43-89.490.70.012
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini+0.03, -0.04-92.690.70.016
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (headphones attached)+0.23, -0.05-86.786.20.052
HTC One mini 2+0.02, -0.09-94.893.80.010
HTC One mini 2 (headphones attached)+0.08, -0.03-94.993.80.028
Microsoft Lumia 535 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
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