$70 Microsoft Lumia 430 Continues Race to the Bottom

If you were to pick up one of the newest flagship Android smartphones off-contract and unlocked, you could likely expect to pay northward of $700. The same is true with Apple’s iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. But what if you could pick up a brand new smartphone, and one with dual SIM capabilities to boot, for one-tenth of that price. That’s exactly what you get with the new Microsoft Lumia 430, touted as “the most affordable Lumia to-date.”

In case you weren’t able to figure it out from the title of this post, the Microsoft Lumia 430 is going to retail for a mere $70 US. That’s outright, sans contract, ready to take on two SIMs at the same time. Of course, at just seventy bucks, the Lumia 430 isn’t going to blow you away with its specs. There’s a mere dual core Snapdragon 200 under the hood, along with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD expansion and a 4-inch WVGA display.

This won’t be batting in the same league as the so-called selfie phone any time soon either, as you get a 2MP camera on the back and a 0.3MP VGA camera on the front. But hey! It’s cheap! And for a lot of entry-level users, it’s enough. You’ll also notice that it carries clear Microsoft branding along the top, finally departing away from the Nokia world while retaining the Lumia moniker.

The Microsoft Lumia 430 comes powered by Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and it has “seamless Skype integration,” preloaded Microsoft Office, up to 30GB of free OneDrive storage. One of the reasons why I picked up the Nokia Lumia 521 many moons ago was that it represented good bang for the buck (and it was compatible with Roam Mobility). The Lumia 430 continues that tradition, going even cheaper for extremely budget-conscious users.


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