The Verizon Lumia 735, one of the most-awaited Lumia phones in the U.S., started selling in the third week of June with a price tag of $80 on-contract, and now it's avaialable for even less, with a price cut of $50. However, there is no change in the off-contract price of $192.
Verizon Wireless is now selling the black variant of the device for only $30 with a contract of two years. On Verizon Edge, it is available with a monthly fee of $8 for a period of 24 months. The Lumia 735 is a single SIM device; however, it has a dual-SIM sibling called Lumia 730. The latter was showcased at the IFA 2014 in September with Nokia branding and launched alongside another Nokia model, the Lumia 830. However, it is only now that the single version of the device is available in the U.S.
The Verizon Lumia 735 comes with one year of Office 365 Personal, which costs $69.99 on Microsoft Store. The offer will expire on July 31. Microsoft is selling the device for $49 on-contract. The off-contract pricing with Microsoft is $199.
Apart from Verizon, no other carrier in the U.S. is selling the Lumia 735. The handset comes with a 4.7-inch OLED display that supports HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It offers a pixel count of 312 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen-to-body ratio on the Lumia 735 is 66 percent.
The device is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset, packed with a quad-core processor of 1.2 GHz and Adreno 305 graphics. The SoC available on the Lumia 735 is complemented by 1 GB of RAM. It comes with a native storage of 8 GB, and a microSD card of up to 128 GB is compatible on the external storage of the device.
There is a 6.7-megapixel camera with LED flash on the rear side of the device, and on the front, there is a camera of 5 MP that is capable of shooting 1080-pixel video. It comes with Windows Phone 8.1 onboard. It supports LTE connectivity and comes equipped with a 2,200 mAh battery that supports wireless charging.