Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Microsoft Lumia 550 at a Glance:-

Microsoft released its premium handset Lumia 950 as High End device and in parallel Lumia 550 as budget device with preloaded Windows 10, Lumia 550 is classy designed Smartphone with features like Snapdragon 210 Quad-core processor, 4.7 inches display, 5 & 2 MP camera, LTE support, 8 GB ROM with 200 GB SD card support, 1 GB RAM and 2100 mAh battery. Here we will have Short review, Pros and Cons of Microsoft Lumia 550.

In first Look everyone observe the design of the phone which is classy, the phone is compact build on plastic available in black and white colour, white coloured looks more pro and it is relatively less  susceptible to finger prints. 9.9 mm is not so slim option when there are already lots of 6-7 mm thin Smartphone in market but its 4.7 inches display makes it quite comfortable to hold in a hand. On the left of the device there is volume up, volume down and a power button, no dedicated camera button at all, on top you’ll find a 3.5mm audio jack and at the bottom you’ll find a standard MicroUSB cable for charging.
The Screen is TFT LCD with 315 ppi of display density which makes its visibility sharp and crisp; there is no problem of having 720x1280p resolutions for a 4.7 inches display. The experience of watching HD videos is pleasurable and visibility in sunlight is enough to make its text clearly readable in sunlight. 

The Microsoft is far better in making camera better than many brands that providing 13 even 16 MP camera but completely failed in delivering quality, as Lumia 550 has 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera, as we know that Lumia is mid-low budget segment Smartphone, the primary camera perform well in daylight but you can’t expect quality images in low light, 2 MP camera is quite normal looking good but not so impressive.
The Whole system runs on Snapdragon 210 processor with 1.1 GHz of the speed. On heavy apps and multitasking it lags a little. As noticed the Windows 10 for phone looks like under beta condition not because of lack of features, it’s because you may face bugs that are causing problems like auto switching of apps, windows store stop working etc.
As its good point for a windows phone that they are less power hungry as compare to Androids and Lumia 550 is powered on 2100 mAh battery which runs for a full day for normal use but if you are heavy user you may need to charge it twice a day.

Specification of Microsoft Lumia 550

Operating System
OS- Microsoft Windows
OS Version- Windows 10
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
Clock Speed- 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
Core- Quad-core
GPU- Adreno 304

Screen and Display
Type- Capacitive touchscreen
Size- 4.7 inches 
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced
Display Density- 315 ppi

Rear- 5 MP
Front- 2 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 720p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 141.9 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- Yes

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 8 GB
External (SD)- 200 GB

SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Single

Capacity- 2100 mAh
Stand By- 672 hours
Talktime- 14 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Black and White

Pros of Microsoft Lumia 550

  • The design is compact and premium.
  • Decent 5 MP rear camera.
  • Battery is removable.
  • 200 GB External SD card support.
  • Preloaded windows 10.
  • 4.7 inches crisp and sharp display.

Cons of Microsoft Lumia 550

  • Old Snapdragon 1.1 GHz CPU.
  • Windows 10 with few bugs.
  • Does not support Dual SIM.
  • Battery backup is not good enough.

Solution of Problems in Microsoft Lumia 550

After inserting a micro SD card; AppStore stops working
Go to settings >system>storage >save apps and download to >phone memory
Mp3, photos and videos >SD card.

Why to buy and Final words about Microsoft Lumia 550

Keeping in mind the fact that Lumia 550 is a Budget Smartphone from Microsoft as providing a great design and display with ordinary camera and performance with experience of windows 10. There are some minor bugs in OS that Microsoft will fix soon as hope. We have also found the Lumia 640 with nearly similar + better configuration.

Price-  9800 INR
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1 comment:

  1. By far the worst phone i've ever had. Fifteen years ago I had phones with less functionality buit at least they worked. This is a typical piece of Microsoft cack; it doesn't work and despite all the promises of what it can do it is truly horrible. Nasty, nasty, nasty piece of tat.