The Lumia 635 is a real bargain of a budget Windows mobile.
It comes preloaded with features such as the Cortana digital assistant, which is the Lumia 635 version of Apple’s Siri or Google Now, that lets you talk to the phone and ask it questions or ask it to remind you about things.
You also get a full sat nav system free of charge, with the HERE Drive+ app allowing you to download offline maps for a large number of countries, meaning you can use this at home or abroad without incurring data charges.
The back is removable and gives you access to the micro SD card and SIM card slots as well as a removable battery.
The Windows operating system runs really well on the Lumia 635, it’s very nippy as you move around the various menus. The live tiles are a nice feature, they change to display different information, so for example photos from your contacts or the latest news.
There isn’t a front facing camera but you do at least get a good rear facing camera which produces decent photos for the price considering it’s just a 5MP camera.
The Lumia 635 puts in a surprisingly good gaming performance considering the low price, easily running Asphalt 8 quickly and smoothly, although the 4.5 inch screen size can mean you hands sometimes get in the way of the action when using the on screen controls.
For the price you get a really good mobile, one that is far better than Android phones at this price. It’s easy to use and perfect for those who just want a decent smartphone that just works.