Nokia Lumia 735, we've tested it


The Nokia Lumia 735 is one of the mid - range mobile with 4G stand out more in recent days . And not only because it has a striking design or a very attractive price , but because it responds to the needs of the moment : balanced technical specifications at an affordable cost .

Once again, Microsoft shows us that we don't need a high-end phone to take decent pictures . The team incorporates a 6.7 megapixel sensor that, although they do not seem enough, we assure you that they measure up. Also, its front comes with five megapixels and has a wide angle , which makes it a team perfect for self - portraits . Perhaps that is why the Redmond manufacturer dubbed it "the selfie phone . " And it is that these types of photographs have been setting the trend for a few months.

It has a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which will allow us to see the content that we reproduce at an acceptable quality. Inside it incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with four cores running at 1.2 gigahertz . While it is true that it is not one of the best processors on the market, we have to say that it does not give problems in terms of performance. This is accompanied by a one gigabyte RAM .

This computer runs Windows Phone 8.1 , Microsoft's mobile operating system . It has very interesting applications for the camera, such as Lumia Selfie , that will allow you to become (even more) fond of self-portraits. The smartphone comes with an internal memory of eight gigabytes expandable through a microSD of up to 128 gigabytes . In addition, we will have an extra fifteen gigabytes on One Drive , the company's cloud service.

Your battery is 2220 milliamps , which is a range of up to 17 hours talk time . But now comes the best , the price . This equipment costs 280 euros and, we assure you, they pay off.


Design and display

The Nokia Lumia 735 has the typical aesthetic of the brand. The housing is interchangeable and is available in Lumia shades: orange, green, white and black . On the sides are the volume keys and on / off the equipment . At the top of the phone we see the port minijack 3.5 mm and in the part inferior , we find the microUSB we will use to transfer files, and to charge the phone.

We have to say that it is a particularly light mobile , since it only weighs 134.3 grams . Its full dimensions are  134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9 millimeters, which make it a compact device. The smartphone is very pleasant to the touch thanks to its polycarbonate casing , which gives it great warmth. We miss a physical button for the camera , as well as a switch to control the menu, but that depends on the tastes of each user.

The design of this terminal does not respond to the premium category, since for this there are other high-end mobiles. His proposal is simpler: to conquer the young public with an attractive and striking aesthetic .

Its OLED screen is 4.7 inches and has a HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels . It has a pixel density of 316 dpi , which allows us to see the images that we reproduce at an acceptable quality. One feature that has impressed us a lot is that it is equipped with ClearBlack technology , which has a more advanced touch system and gives us the possibility of using the terminal despite wearing gloves. This is a point in its favor at this time of year, since it is much more how to manage the terminal without freezing our hands. To insert the SIM card, as well as the microSD , we must remove the housing and the battery from the phone .


Camera and multimedia

The camera is one of the points that has surprised us the most about the phone. The equipment has a main one with 6.7 megapixels with a Zeiss sensor and an aperture f / 1.9, which make quite acceptable snapshots. Obviously, when there are favorable lighting conditions the team will take better photos than when there are not.

Despite the fact that we encountered a bit of noise in certain situations, Microsoft compensates for this feature with the Nokia camera app . Its software allows you to control focus or white balance in real time, a very useful function to get the most out of your snapshots. It also has a flash , so your night photos come out as sharp as possible. In addition, it comes with an optical image stabilizer , in case your pulse trembles when it comes to capturing those “decisive moments” that Cartier-Bresson spoke of .

Taken with Lumia Selfie

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, this smartphone presents itself as "the phone designed for taking selfies . " And we have to say that if you are a lover of self-portraits, this is your phone . With its five megapixel camera , which is accompanied by a wide - angle , and the application Lumia App selfie , the team is perfect for this kind of photography.

Not only does it allow you to make yourself on the cover of the latest fashion magazine or album cover , you can also insert different filters . For example, you can make your snapshot look like it was taken in the 70s, give it a retro touch, or give your image a more elegant look. In short, give a more fun, vintage or professional air to your snapshots.

The multimedia formats that it plays are the following:  MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP , that is, the usual ones. In this section, we must highlight that it has surround sound , which will allow you to listen to your favorite artists at an acceptable quality.


Power and memory

Inside it incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with four cores running at 1.2 gigahertz . Although it is not one of the best chips that we can find at the moment in the market, we must remember that we are facing a mid-range. And to be honest, we haven't had any problems when it comes to team performance. It also comes with an Adreno 305 for graphics and a gigabyte of RAM to run applications.

On the other hand, its internal memory is eight gigabytes , an amount that may be a bit scarce at first. However, we should not worry, since it can be expanded by means of a microSD of up to 128 gigabytes , a quantity more than enough to save all the files we want in the terminal. In addition, Microsoft gives you fifteen gigabytes of free storage in its OneDrive cloud service in case, even so, you lack space.


Operating system and applications

The Nokia Lumia 735 is a smartphone that runs Windows Phone 8.1 , Microsoft's mobile operating system . This version of the multinational's software brings with it a series of new features that improve the user experience. Among the most outstanding we have, for example, Lumia Camera . In addition, this edition allows you to configure desktop backgrounds, as well as organize folders on your main screen. Also, another of the points where it improves is in its notification panel , which now allows you to discard them one by one, so we will gain productivity.

In addition, it also comes with Office , to edit and create new documents, a very useful option for those who use the phone in the professional sector. It also comes with HERE Maps , one of the best apps so you don't get lost on your road trips. Likewise, this service allows you to download maps in case you travel abroad, an option that many will appreciate.


Connectivity and autonomy

This device has 4G , so you can surf the Internet at maximum speed. Apart from this, it comes with other types of more basic connections such as Bluetooth , to synchronize your phone with other devices, WiFi , to connect to the Internet wirelessly, and GPS, so you don't get lost on your road trips. One of the functions that we have liked the most has been Lumia Beamer , which shows the screen of your phone in real time on another device with a simple movement. For example, it will be very useful if you are projecting a series of photos to your family or friends.

We have to say that autonomy is one of the points that has surprised us the most about this terminal. The equipment has 2,220 milliamps, an amount that will mean 17 hours of conversation, 9 hours of video playback and 60 hours of listening to music . On a personal level, and giving it a normal use , to us has endured us a little more than a day .


Availability and opinions

The equipment is already available for a price of 280 euros . This phone is designed for those who are thinking of acquiring an upper-middle-range smartphone at an affordable price .

In addition, it is especially recommended for those who love selfies since, as we have commented in the article, it has a series of very interesting effects. In short, it is a daily phone , designed for a young audience who likes to share their moments over the Internet , since it is compatible with 4G networks .

Nokia Lumia 735

ModelNokia Lumia 735


Size4.7 inch
Resolution1,280 x 720 pixels
Density315 dpi
TechnologyOLED with ClearBlack
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3


Dimensions134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
Weight134.3 grams
ColorsBlack / White / Orange / Lime Green


Resolution6.7 megapixels
VideoFull HD
FeaturesCarl Zeiss optics, f / 1.9, HDR
Front camera5 megapixel with wide angle lens for selfies


FormatsMP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP
RadioFM Radio
SoundSurround Sound
FeaturesVideos, music


Operating systemWindows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim
Extra applicationsLumia Camera, HERE Maps, Lumia Selfie, Lumia Beamer


CPU processorQualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 gigahez
Graphics processor (GPU)Adreno 305


Internal memory8 GB
ExtensionYes with MicroSD card up to 128GB, 15GB on OneDrive


Mobile Network4G LTE, 3G
WifiWiFi 802.11 b / g / n
GPS locationGPS
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0 and USB 2.0
Audio3.5 mm minijack
BandsLTE RoW

GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz

WCDMA 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 2100 MHz

LTE 3, 7, 20

Upload speeds (max): GSM: EGPRS / 236.8 kbps; WCDMA: HSUPA / 5.76Mbps; LTE: 50Mbps

Download speeds (max): GSM: EGPRS / 296.0kbps; WCDMA: HSDPA / 42.2Mbps; LTE: 150Mbps


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Capacity2,220 mAh (milliamp hours)
Standby duration25 days
Duration in use17 hours in conversation

9 hours of video playback

60 hours of music playback

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Release dateSeptember
Manufacturer's websiteNokia

Price 280 euros