Microsoft Lumia 550: Full Phone Specifications, Price and Availability
After a month of announcing, Microsoft is finally launching another Lumia device, which comes with Windows Phone 10. This mobile is not listed on Carphone Warehouse at anomaly. If you love to use a Windows Phone instead of Android or iOS or just want to try a Windows Phone, Lumia 550 can certainly be a good choice considering all the features compared with price.
If you are about to purchase a Windows Phone, you can check out the specifications of Microsoft Lumia 550, which is pretty decent mobile.
Full phone specifications of Microsoft Lumia 550
If you go to compare the features of this mobile with another one, you cannot find anything amazing. But, considering the price, Microsoft has included more than better features in this mobile. The body and all the things are quite good.
Body, Dimension & Weight
It comes with regular plastic body, which is common in Microsoft Lumia mobiles. The overall look of this mobile is not unique but this is good in its own track. The power and volume up/down buttons are placed where it should be. Apart from that, the charger slot is at the bottom – as usual. On the back side, you cannot find anything apart from Microsoft logo, camera and flash. You should not get any problem to grip this mobile since the height is 136.1mm, which is common in today’s mobiles. The full dimension of Lumia 550 is 5.36 x 2.67 x 0.39-inch. It weighs 5.01oz. Considering these two things, you can call it a light-weight mobile.
This is probably the most low-priced 4G mobile of Microsoft. Although, Microsoft has some 4G mobiles but this is the most affordable one. Although, the network frequency is still not unveiled, yet, this is needless to say that it will vary from region to region. On the other hand, this is another useless thing to mention that you will 2G as well as 3G in this mobile. Above all these things, all the other regular features are included in this mobile. You will get Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, radio and more. It comes with USB 2.0.
For mid-range and entry-level mobiles, display plays a vital role behind the success. As this is such a mobile, which doesn’t come with impressive configuration, you should obviously check the display before thinking of this. Microsoft Lumia 550 comes with a 4.7-inch display containing capacitive touchscreen with 16M color density and 315 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the screen resolution is 720 x 1280pixels. Alike other mobiles, you will get multitouch support for the display of this mobile.
No matter whether you are going to buy a high-end mobile or low-end, you should definitely check the processor and other things those play the most important role to make your phone faster and smoother. Anyway, you will get Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 in this mobile along with Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor. In terms of GPU, this is not too bad since it comes with Adreno 304.
RAM & Storage
When you have an average processor and chipset, the RAM should not be too low. Otherwise, you cannot get a good performance from the mobile. Microsoft Lumia 550 comes with 1GB of RAM, which is common is Lumia devices. Although, other manufacturers are providing at least 2GB RAM in mid-range mobiles, yet, Microsoft has included only 1GB. But, this is not bad yet. On the other hand, it comes with 8GB of internal storage, which can be extended up to 200 GB using microSD card.
In Lumia mobiles, 5MP camera is very conventional and this time, there is no anomaly since Lumia 550 comes with a 5MP rear camera with other features like autofocus, LED flash, manual focus, ISO changer and more. The resolution is pretty big as it is 2592 x 1944 pixels. On the other hand, you will get a 2MP front facing camera for video calling and selfie. This is possible record video using the rear camera in 720p at 30 FPS.
In general, Lumia devices do not have a good battery backup on 3G. This time, it comes with 4G. therefore, there is a high chance to get very low battery backup even though it has Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery, which is capable of providing up to 14h of talk time on 3G.
Microsoft Lumia 550 is already available on CarPhoneWareHouse at £89.99. Therefore, if it is available in your country, you can pre-order it right now. Considering all the features, this is pretty good compared with the price. Obviously, it will not fulfil all your expectations.