The Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone was launched in October 2015. The phone has a 4.70-inch touch screen with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 315 pixels per inch.The Microsoft Lumia 550 is powered by a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor and comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone has 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 200 GB. For cameras, the Microsoft Lumia 550 includes a 5 megapixel main camera on the back and a 2 megapixel self-timer on the front.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 runs on Windows 10 Mobile and powered by a removable 2100 mAh battery. It measures 136.10 x 67.80 x 9.90 (height x width x thickness).
The Microsoft Lumia 550 is a SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano SIM card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G and 4G. The sensors of the phone include a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, and an ambient light sensor.
|Release date||October 2015|
|Dimensions (mm)||136.10 x 67.80 x 9.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2100|
DESIGN AND BUILD
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Size (in inches)||4.7|
|Pixel Density||315 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Color Reproduction||16M Colors|
|Screen to body percentage||64.7 %|
|Talk time||14 hrs (3G)|
|Standby Time||672 hrs (3G)|
|Bluetooth||v4.1 with A2DP|
|Wi-Fi||Yes with hotspot|
|USB||Micro USB v2.0|
|SIM Configuration||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Wired||Micro USB v2.0|
|No of Cores||4 (Quad Core)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 210|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||200|
Microsoft Lumia 550 details
It is impossible to deny Microsoft’s influential position in the market for entry-level smartphones in recent years. The company has always managed to offer compelling budget packages at unbeatable prices.
While no success has ever been achieved for a low-end smartphone, Microsoft seems to have perfected the formula. A lightweight and efficient operating system like Windows Phone has certainly helped. Microsoft devices can often meet and exceed the speed and performance of their Android counterparts with less processing power and memory.
However, the Microsoft Lumia 550 is the first low-cost smartphone running Windows 10. It marks a new milestone in the mobile software for the Redmond company and a step towards convergence of the platform. Although this is too important a step for the Microsoft Lumia 550, even without the support of Continuum, the phone does not lack assets.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 is the cheapest Windows 10 device in the current Lumia series and comes with a 5-inch QHD display. The device is equipped with the necessary hardware to allow users to enjoy a smooth Windows 10 environment.
The smartphone has a 5-inch QHD screen (960×540 pixels) and comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top for a longer life. The screen has a pixel density of 221 PPI, which is expected from a device in this price range.
The Lumia 550 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSMM8909 chipset, which features a 1GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor. An Adreno 304 GPU is located next to the processor to ensure smooth graphics on the device. The device also has 1GB of RAM, giving users a flawless interface.
The device is equipped with a 1905 mAh Li-Po battery that contains enough juice to keep it running all day. The smartphone comes with a 2 megapixel front camera with a 5 megapixel rear view camera. The main camera can take pictures with a resolution of up to 2592×1936 and has additional features such as LED flash and auto focus. It allows video recording with 480p at 30 fps. The front camera could be a disappointment for selfie lovers, but it is useful for video calling.
The smartphone offers many multimedia storage options thanks to the 8 GB of built-in memory. However, a microSD card present in the device allows a larger memory expansion of up to 32 GB. The connectivity options on the device are plentiful. The 3G compatible device ships with GPS, GLONOSS, Bluteooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Access Point, DLNA and microUSB 2.0 port.