Microsoft has launched Lumia 550 for those who prefer a blend of economical and high quality smartphones. These handsets were available for pre-order from last September onwards. Now it is available on shelves of gadget shops along United States and Europe. The availability of this economical smartphone across the globe is declared by the company so far. Just like the predecessors, Microsoft has managed to launch these devices in variety of colours.
Design and Display
The dimension of the smartphone comes to be 136.1*67.8*9.9mm and has a weight of 141.9 grams. The display comes to be 4.7 inches loaded with 720 pixels LCD. Another notable feature is that with the help of Outdoor Readability Improvements, users are allowed to make, edit or see Excel spreadsheets or PPT presentations, wherever you are. You are also allowed to keep in touch with your loved ones with the help of Skype, WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook. Lumia 550 is also loaded with Glance Screen, which ensures that you remind of everything for which you have set reminders, that too without unlocking or activating your handset. In short you can see these notifications straightaway on your phone’s display even if it is locked.
Processor and Storage
The processor that powers this budget handset comes from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor that clocks at a speed of 1.1GHz Quad-Core, makes the device works. This processor has got a RAM of 2GB. The internal memory is supported by 8GB whereas it can be expanded to 200GB with the help of an external microSD memory card. Just like most of the Microsoft handsets Lumia 550 also has Windows 10 as its operating system.
Advantages of Windows 10 as OS
Windows 10 offers the advantage of OneDrive with the help of which you can access to your documents from anywhere at any time. Another feature of Windows 10 is Cortana – The Digital Assistant. It is an voice interactive service feature introduced in Windows 10, with the help of which you can just ask the handset to perform certain tasks in your own voice and without physically accessing your handset. Cortana also helps in reminding you certain things by connecting to your Reminder App.
Camera, Connectivity and Battery
The primary snapper is loaded with 5MP lens supported by aperture f/2.4. Videos can be recorded with the help of this primary snapper at 720 pixels at 30 fps. The front cam is loaded with 2MP lens. The handset supports 4G LTE connectivity with the help of which, you can download at 150Mbps and upload at 50Mbps. Users are allowed to browse over internet with the help of latest browser, Microsoft Edge. The handset is kept alive for the day long with the help of battery that has 2100mAh capacity.
Pricing and Availability
This latest affordable handset is available in Germany where it is being sold by Amazon for €139. In England, it is tagged at £89.99. The price for Lumia 550 in American marketis $139. The handset will be available for rest of the world soon. Earlier it was available for pre-order only, but now it has made available in shops.