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Nokia Lumia 735 shows off its comfortable plastic curvesThe Nokia Lumia 735's body has a colourful back that's really comfy. Its 4.7-inch screen is good and it's extremely affordable too. Hit play to check out Andrew Hoyle's video review of this budget beauty.
The ink has finally dried on Microsoft's biotic Nokia. Meaning future Lumia phones will be Microsoft, not Nokia branded. The Lumia 735, is the last of the Lumia's we'll see with the Nokia on it's face. It's not a bad phone to go out on, either. It's lower mid range phone, with a price to match. Touch but doesn't mean putting it with ugly budget designs out. It has a rounded plastic body that's rather reminiscent of the older lumia 800. A phone I was extremely keen on. Its curve makes it comfortable to hold as does its smaller 4.7 inch size [MUSIC] The plastic backs are interchangeable as well, meaning you can swap it out when you just fancy a different bright color or when your existing one starts to look a bit battered. The display has a 720p resolution which is a step down from the full HD you'll see on the Lumia 930, but it's more than adequate to make icons and texts look crisp, and it's bright as well. It has very deep blank levels which give a rich contrasting videos and images. Returning on the latest Windows phone 8.1 software with its scrolling less of light tiles. A recent update brings features like a pulled down notification bar. The ability to put light tiles into folders and Microsoft theory light voice assistant called Connor. Windows phone is fun, easy to use and if nothing else, it's an interesting alternative to IOS or Android. The downside, however, is that the ap store still receives very little love from developers. There are some big names on its shelves. But if you want to play new games when your iPhone only friends get them, prepare to be very disappointed. It's running on a 1.2 gigahertz quad core processor, which is powerful enough to make navigation smooth, but it doesn't handle more demand in gaming very well. The rear 6.7 megapixel camera takes acceptable although hardly outstanding shots. And the front-facing 5 megapixel camera has a wide-angle lens, meaning you don't need to squash all of your friends in quite so close. When taking those group selfies. Although the Nokia Lumia 735 doesn't have the top-end camera or the high definition display you'll find on the flagship Lumia 930, it's compact, attractive design, vivid screen and much more affordable price, makes it a great buy if you're after a good, all-around phone for everyday tasks. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the Nokia Lumia 735. [MUSIC]