This information will give more consideration before buy MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 with bad and good features at this phone. Microsoft start to bring low price / cheap smartphone which can run Microsoft Windows 10 at their smartphone. MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 have 4.7 inches LCD screen with HD resolutions at 720 x 1280 pixels. The advantage from this phone is using 2100 mAh battery which is better for 4.7 inches LCD screen, it can work fully day without need to charge. MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 have 4G LTE internet broadband connectivity.
The Specifications of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550
- GSM 3G HSDPA And 4G LTE
- Display LCD 4.7 inches touch screen
- LCD resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
- Internal memory 8 GB with 1 GB RAM
- External memory slot using MicroSD maximum 200 GB capacity
- Back Camera 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Front Camera 2 MP
- Processor Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 from Qualcomm
- Power Li-ion 2100 mAh
- Operating system Microsoft Windows 10
What is Strength and Weakness for MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 Body & LCD & Processor ?
Main advantage from MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 is the low price smartphone for everyone who want to use Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, with average price around less than $150, we can taste other Android alternative smartphone, moreover it have 4G LTE for data broadband at supported operator.
If we ever use previous Lumia 500 family, this phone have similar design, but now the home and back button which usually located bellow LCD screen are not there anymore. At MICROSOFT LUMIA 550, the navigation button still located at bellow LCD screen but it will be appear virtually base on the applications. MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 body is produce using solid plastic which make this phone become lighter, but it is not very light because it have 2100 mAh capacity battery.
The disadvantage of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 is lag of Continuum, this features can make Microsoft Lumia smartphone work as PC or computer while connected to LCD Monitor, so we can not do this at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550, but we will not get very upset with this weakness, because as we know that MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 performances are limited due the low price production cost and it also use Microsoft Windows 10 for the default OS. We still can install many interesting applications from Windows Store like Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Skype and many more.
The strength of using Quad Core – Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 will give MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 which can give standard performance when running many applications, moreover this phone have 1 GB RAM for multitasking applications. For playing HD Games, MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 will run without problems because it have dedicated GPU Adreno 304.
What is Drawback / Disadvantage of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 ?
The disadvantage of MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 is only have 5 megapixel camera, but do not worry for the result, because this smartphone camera give good photo shoot and can record video maximum 720p (HD). Unfortunately for record more video we will need more then just 8 GB internal memory storage which is also another drawback from this phone, but we still can give more additional storage using microSD at external memory slot which can use maximum 200 GB.
The drawback of taking pictures using MICROSOFT LUMIA 550 camera, is the aperture value at f/2.4, it will need more light to take better images, therefore make sure the light source is good enough or take pictures at outdoor will give better photo result.
Please remember, this phone is the cheapest Microsoft Windows 10 smartphone, so we should understand that some features will be limited at MICROSOFT LUMIA 550, we can choose other more expensive Lumia smartphone if we want to have more capability.
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