Microsoft is continuing its push into the low-end smartphone market today with the launch of the Lumia 430. At just $70 before taxes, Microsoft labels it the “most affordable Lumia to-date”, and its basic specifications clearly help achieve that impressive price point.
For the money you’ll get a 4-inch WVGA display, 8GB of storage (with a microSD slot), and 1GB of RAM. This is all powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, and a relatively small 1500 mAh battery. To put this all into perspective, you could buy nine of these Lumia 430 phones for the price of a single iPhone 6.
You obviously won’t get the same experience, but it shows just how cheap modern smartphones are getting. The Lumia 430 joins the Lumia 435 and 532 handsets in Microsoft’s lowest-priced Windows Phones, and its camera capabilities are very similar. There’s only a 2-megapixel camera at the rear of the Lumia 430, with a VGA 0.3-megapixel camera at the front.