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Microsoft Lumia 550 Price, Specs & Features

Microsoft  Lumia 550 Price & Specification

Microsoft Lumia 550 Price

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Budget Friendly Microsoft Lumia 550 First Impression

Microsoft announced its costly flagships which are heavily configured and packed with all latest features. They are Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Simultaneously has also announced a budget-friendly smartphone which is not as well configured as the other two but it is convenient for common users to buy Lumia 550 in a reasonable price of $139. Despite being low-end and low-cost Smartphone, it is enough to satisfy the needs of daily usage.

Design and Display

Lumia 550 is followed the particular Lumia design line, but the new handset has the upper edge with its black display panel decorated with Microsoft Logo and front facing camera. There is no capacitive button placed in a screen. The company placed a capacitive button to the virtual button and the screen remains black when not in use. The handset is made off with glossy plastic and has the removable back panel. The back panel of the handset contains the rear camera and LED flash. 

The Lumia 550 comes in 4.7 inches LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution which delivers 314 PPI density which seems impressive and gives a bright result to the users. The handset screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 3 which enhances the durability of the handset.

Software and Interface

The handsets run latest Windows 10 and Windows is in full swing with improved Cortana, updated settings menu, calendar apps, Microsoft Edge to replace Explorer, and the office suite apps and beautiful wallpapers. Users can select any wallpaper of their choice. The interface has no icons in conventional manners but is represented by tiles that can be resized and arranged on will.

Processor and memory

As per the expectation and being a low-end device the Lumia 550 is featured with 1.1 GHz Quad Core processor paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset and Adreno 304 GPU. The handset has 1 GB RAM and has 8 GB internal memory which can be increased up to 200 GB via the microSD card. This memory allows the users to save large files inside the handset without facing short memory problem.

Camera

The Lumia 550 is basic device and has 5 MP rear camera with F2.4 aperture and has 2 MP front-facing camera for capturing the selfies and for video calling. However, the handset camera is not highly configured but as a low-end device the camera selection is well enough for the basic users.

Battery

The Lumia 550 is the basic handset and it is energized with Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery which gives Up to 672 h (2G) / Up to 672 h (3G) standby time to the handset and provides Up to 16 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G) talktime to the users and 6 hours backup on music play which is quite enough for all day use and users can enjoy the handset to their maximum extent.

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BASIC INFO
Status
Available. Released 2015, October
Release Date
2015, October
Colors
Orange, white, black, gray, blue
OS
Microsoft Windows Phone 10
PROSESSING
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad core 1.GHz cortex a7 Adreno 305 GPU
MEMORY
Card Slot
8GB Storage, 1GB RAM, microSD, up to 32 GB card slot
DISPLAY
Size
720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~294 ppi pixel density)
Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
CAMERA
Primary
5 MP, 2592 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video
Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondray
Yes, 2 MP
BATTERY
Battery
Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery
NETWORK
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network
LTE
GPRS
Yes
EDGE
Yes
CONECTIVY
WALAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
BlueTooth
Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB
Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
OTHERS
Radio
FM radio

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