Celkon Win 400 vs Microsoft Lumia 530: Battle of the cheap Windows Phones in India

The Celkon Win 400 has arrived to knock all others contending to be the cheapest Windows Phone handset in India, clean off their feet. The phone carries a price below Rs 4800, which makes it less expensive than the Lumia 530 by about Rs 2500.

Before we start on the differences between the Celkon Win 400 and its competitor, let’s talk about the features common to both. Each has a 4-inch display of very similar resolution and Windows Phone 8.1 aboard. They are powered by merely 512MB of RAM and have 4GB of internal memory.

Celkon Win 400

The Win 400 has a VGA webcam to accompany the 5MP camera on its back, unlike the Microsoft device which just settles for a 5MP rear lens. On the other hand, the latter handset allows for up to 128GB of added hoarding space, while the Celkon offering only accommodates 32GB expandability.

On the whole, we’d say the Lumia phone doesn’t make for a much more attractive deal than the Celkon smartphone merely because of its 128GB of expandable storage and Microsoft branding. Well established players in mobile have started failing in the face of lesser known names with better value for money propositions.

Celkon Win 400 main specs list:

– Windows Phone 8.1 OS
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 SOC
– 4-inch WVGA LCD screen
– 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 32GB microSD card support
– 1.3MP front-facing lens, 5MP main camera
– Dual SIM support
– 1500mAh battery

Microsoft Lumia 530

Also see: Celkon Win 400 is the cheapest Windows Phone device in India, pegged at Rs 4999

Nokia Lumia 530 features run-through:

– Windows Phone 8.1 OS
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor
– 4-inch FWVGA touchscreen
– 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 128GB memory expandability
– 5MP main snapper
– Dual SIM card slots
– 1430mAh battery

Follow this link to lay hands on the Celkon Win 400 through Snapdeal. You’ll have to sit around twiddling your thumbs for a bit, if it’s the Lumia 530 you’re after since it has yet to hit retail availability.