Microsoft Lumia 550: 10 Best And Worst Features Of Windows 10 Budget Smartphone

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Microsoft recently announced its latest smartphones at an event in New York. The Redmond giant announced a budget smartphone: Lumia 550 running the latest Windows 10 operating system, along with two high end flagship smartphones: Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

Moving on to the specifications, this Lumia 550 sports a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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On the processor front, this device is clocked at 1GHz quad-core Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC clubbed with 1GB RAM under the hood. Also, this device offers 8GB of inbuilt memory, with an expansion slot of up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

This mid-ranger features a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front snapper for selfies and video conferencing. Other features includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and powered by a 1,905mAh batter on board.

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We have listed out the best and the worst feature of the smartphone, take a look at the slider below.

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HD Sharp Display

The Best:

Microsoft has managed to provide a HD sharp display to the Lumia 550 at a budget range. The smartphone sports a 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels, which translates to the pixel density of 315ppi.

Expandable Storage

The Best:

The smartphone has the capacity to expand the storage using a microSD card up to 200GB.

4G LTE Support

The Best:

The budget Lumia 550 comes with the 4G LTE support making it to give a tough competition in the budget smartphone segment.

Quad-Core Processor

The Best:

The Lumia 550 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset with a quad-core 1.1GHz processing speed and a Adreno 304 GPU. The hardware is pretty decent compared to other budget smartphones.

Window 10 In A Budget

The Best:

Windows 10 is claimed as the most advanced operating system across all platforms like smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop. The best part is the budget Lumia 550 runs on the Window 10 operating system.


The Worst:

The Lumia 550 is a decent smartphone at an average price. But, the smartphone is bulky measuring 9.9mm.


The Worst:

The smartphone is packed with smaller 2,100mAh battery, which the company claims to power the device up to 16 hours of talk time over 2G and 14 hours on 3G.

Average Camera

The Worst:

The Lumia 500 flaunts a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front-facing selfie shooter. The selfie camera performance is average.

Less Internal Memory

The Worst:

The device comes with 8GB of internal storage. Considering the latest Windows 10 Mobile operating system, the internal memory should be more, as the system files consume most of the storage space.

No Compass

The Worst:

The smartphone doesn't come with Compass.

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