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Microsoft Lumia 550 vs Microsoft Lumia 650 – Battle of the budget Microsoft Mobiles


Microsoft has been a company which has found itself in the middle of quite a disaster this time around.

Microsoft Corporation has been going through a series of losses in the mobile phones division, and has been losing out money left right and center.

However, the company has now pacified things and is looking forward to work forward with a positive mindset.

Microsoft Lumia 550 and Microsoft Lumia 650 have been released in the recent months as Microsoft’s budget windows 10 mobile offerings. Here’s a detailed look at both the phones –

  1. Lumia 550

Microsoft Lumia 550 was announced at the October event held by Microsoft last year. The phone is an entry level offering from the company, and is priced in at just $139.

The Lumia 550 offers the users with a 4.7 inched screen, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space.

The device supports expansion of storage with the help of MicroSD cards. It features a 5MP primary camera at the back and a 2MP front camera as well.

The Lumia 550 runs on the Snapdragon 210 SoC, and comes out with an expected battery life of 2100mAh. The phone also supports the 4G LTE connectivity and is a decent offering at the entry level price point.

  1. Lumia 650

The recently announced Lumia 650 is a budget priced business phone, and it comes out into the markets with a  7mm body, featuring an aluminum frame.

A deeper look at the phone reveals that it is just a moderately upgraded Lumia 550. The phone comes in as a low priced device, as the phone is priced in at just $199. The Lumia 650 features 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Processor wise, it quite disappoints as it was expected to come out with the Snapdragon 410, but came out with the Snapdragon 212 instead.

The camera has been bumped up from the 550, as it now features a 13MP camera in the back and a 5MP camera in the front. The phone comes in with a disappointing battery life, of just 2000mAh.

However, the company is indeed working on a new strategy as the phone has now been dubbed a business device. It will be interesting to observe where the Microsoft Mobiles go from here.