Microsoft Lumia 535 SIM-Free Now Only £89 at Argos

If you’re looking for a nice no-frills mobile handset or wanting to try out a Windows Phone for the first time it’s quite possible that UK retailer Argos has what you’re looking for in the form of the Lumia 535 which right now is on a deal for just £89.

The Lumia 535 is an entry-level smartphone running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system featuring voice assistant Cortana and with a respectable Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core processor under the hood.

The display is a generous 5” touchscreen with 960 x 640 pixel resolution which covers much of the front surface allowing easy navigation of the distinctly tiled user interface and Microsoft’s integrated apps including Outlook and Skype.

This budget-friendly mobile offers 8GB of internal memory which is expandable to 128GB with Micro SD port (card not included) for all the apps you can enjoy from the Windows Phone Marketplace as well as stored photos and videos from the 5-megapixel main camera.

It’s also interesting to note that the Lumia 535 is the first handset to carry only the Microsoft name after dropping the Nokia brand last year. The handset is so popular in India that the country has reportedly imported more than half a million units since launch in November 2014.

Here’s a nice little starter smartphone / casual use phone / introduction to Windows Phone which is great value at Argos for £89 SIM-free (cheaper than Microsoft’s official store and Amazon) in choice of Black or White.