Frequent auto-restarts and SIM card PIN prompts. Removing the SIM card PIN protection doesn't solve the autorestart issue. Before these restarts the airplane mode sign usually appears shortly.
It's a good phone but compare to specification the price is too high. I would love gift my this phone if price drops.
AFNAN FAHAD, 06 Jan 2016hi friends this is AFNAN FAHAD i would like to give you some suggestion about microsoft 55... moreBro, if u don't know how to restart or switched off, pick and answer any call, sending messagesetc such a basic, how can you decide which is better or which is worst. First learn how to handle a simple phone then buy a smartphone.
Groove sometime interupts playing (for 1 sec). In VLC no problem. Sdhc class 10 is fast enough.
I get this device recently & feeling much better then other mid range cell phones in all ways.
i am happy with its smooth touch, Phone speed, working without hanging in this price tag it is absoluty good phone. Android cell phone in this range & Midrange are always showing hanging problems after few weeks but Windows & Iphone Devices are working smoothly all times. i am using windows phone since last three years with android & Iphone, but i feel the high end devices of Samsung's are excellent but in this price you cant get any other better device then microsoft windows.
AFNAN FAHAD, 06 Jan 2016hi friends this is AFNAN FAHAD i would like to give you some suggestion about microsoft 55... moreDearest gsm follower and friend,brother Fahad.There is a saying:Never refuse an offer!If you are dissatisfied with your smartphone,please give it to a charity or a person among many in need that even haven,t touched or seen a phone yet!!!Thanks for your good deed.شكرا جزيل&#1575; وجزا&#1603;م الله خيرا
AFNAN FAHAD, 06 Jan 2016hi friends this is AFNAN FAHAD i would like to give you some suggestion about microsoft 55... morewell, i would love to have it, just deciding to get 640 lte, or 550, had 920 till this day, but it just went to shit, so, i would love to have 550 for free :)
this is AFNAN FAHAD
i would like to give you some suggestion
about microsoft 550
the leatest smartphone from microsotf which runs on windows 10...
actually i was planning to buy a windows 10 device so i went to microsoft dealer to ask for windows 10 in lumia 640 xl lte..............after a long time they said " you have to wait almost 15 more days " i replied i can't wait..
so they informed me that lumia 550 has been launched which has windows 10 .. so i have bought it at the time...at 9600 rs..when i came back to my home i realized thar every thing went topsy-turvy....it is wrost phone.it has more disadvantages then advantages.....it is the slowest device i have ever seen in my entire life....i never recomened it to anyone...beleive that.....
if you still want to waste your money so go with it i can't do anything...if you have decided to buy at all plz cantact me i will give if to you for free......
I will not ask you "why do you like other OSs/Devices" but I can give you many reasons to Purchase/Love a Lumia/WindowsPhone devices.
I have done this many time with friends.
I`m Using Lumia 620(512 MB RAM) since 2013, and it`s Amazing.
You can check Best Possible Photos of this 5MP device on My Instagram account.... Lumia Devices provided on Screen Camera Control with tutorial for photography like professonals.
Few features of Lumia:
1.Best Possible Camera
3.Timely Updates/all update OTA
4.All Apps are available(useful apps not garbage)
5.Cortana (best assistant who can ask you question also,works even offline)
6.All Office Apps(Productivity)
7.Office Lens (Which can convert your pictures into PDF,Notes,Docs & PPT, Auto crope Pics to Docs format & Save to One Drive)
8.One Drive- Free Cloud storage.(Search keywords even in Photos, If a photo name "xyz" saved on one drive you didn`t remember name, but you know that in that picture the word "nature" was writen on a board, just search nature & the pic will be in front of you.)
9.Lumia Selfie App(Enhance experience)
10.Photosynth app for 360 degree photography
11.Movie Editor (Like pro)
12.Continnum (Use phone like PC)*
13.Unique OS design
14.Skype(own Video Calling App)
15.Offline navigation with Voice Guidance (Using Here maps/Maps(Microsoft))
19.Device Protection* (other person can`t Format/Flash the device)
20.Creative Studio (Great Photo editing app)
21.Internet Explorer/ EDGE*(best Web experince/reading Mode)
22.More quick settings in action center
24.Quit hours(Only my circle people can call/sms during predefined time)
25.Share wifi even without telling password(With FB /outlook friends)
26.Wallet for online/NFC payment
27.Uninstall/Move many apps on a single click
28.report any issue to @gabeaul Windows insider,Joe belfiore(VP), Marcus(Cortana) head on twitter any time, they are always ready to resolve the problem.
* feature may vary in devices/OS version(WinPhone8, 8.1, 10)
there are many things still you need to know.
Dearest gsmArena.com friends and followers.Some years ago,I wrote a four page complete science mail reasons to Nokia and its fate to nowhere abouts!But since they were riding the victory horses,they never listened and paid attention until finally they ended to endless road of bankruptcy because they thought they knew everything and didn't consider people's intelligence and smart!!I am very sorry to mention but Nokia's successor Microsoft goes the same way that ends to the deadening alleys!!!Lumia 550 in a post mentioned all the qualities and specifications of low midrange smartphone with the price of 130 dollars but here mentioned 202 dollars!!!?Unfortunately good Microsoft in lumia 550 has used the lowest outdated incomplete apps that existed in the market that ends to Nokia's fate!!!?Microsoft has lumia 640 XL LTE as a good midrange with popularity in all markets and lumia high end with unaffordable uneconomical price of 1000 dollars in the markets that just few can afford this 950!?Reading gsmArena.com complete review gives more insights for both high end 950 and low midrange 550!!!As a friend of Microsoft that knows no Chinese brands but cares about what they make,I want to say as an example, an unknown Chinese brand called Xiaomi had made Redmi Note 2 with the same price mentioned here with highest apps installed in upper midrange smartphones!!!What's wrong in Microsoft the number one in the world that shows tight fisted stinginess to offer at least snap dragon 410.WiFi a b g n ac WiFi direct and hotspot,two 8 megapixel rear and 5 for front cameras!!!?Nevertheless,since I criticize for construction not for destruction,Hopefully Windows 10 and some updates and upgrades and even lumia 550 Plus does necessary reconstructions and amendments to bring back Microsoft the great first innovater inventor and creator of the best in the world !!!?Hopefully the brave and facts writing gsmArena.com releases and publishes the facts.I have to add with comparing the low qualities of lumia 550 with other rival brands with superior upper midrange qualities,this lumia 550 with all flaws and incompleteness with 100ddollars to prove trustworthiness of Microsoft is a good price and bargain!!!Thanks all,GSM,Microsoft the great to listen and readers to write their comments unbiasedly and fairly!!Dearest Microsoft,I still respect you for many reasons especially creating jobs and fulfill your promise....,Thanks with the best regard...
Overall I think this is great value for money I got this phone to get me by while my top spec phone was for repair, however it does everything I need for business, obusloy the camera is a low spec and if you really hammer it you may get some lag but it's a smartphone for under £100 in most places so what do you expect.
Only bad points:-
I find the battery life is not as good as the 535
and facebook is slow and not quite as good as the driod or iphone verson
Curious Nerd, 05 Jan 2016I bought this phone as I use windows 10 on my PC and like it very much. I've used both Android... moremy lumia 520 was error...there is writen error unable to find bootable option ....can not be opened
murali, 05 Jan 2016I am unable to update to 10586.29 the download is not starting. With 10586.0 battery drain fas... moreYou better have to wait for the official release of the windows phone 10....as planned they might release after Jan 12
murali, 05 Jan 2016I am unable to update to 10586.29 the download is not starting. With 10586.0 battery drain fas... moreUse WiFi network for updating ur device.
Must have a 2gb free space on ur phone memory..to install the updates..
Must have 100% battery charge wen to start to install the update..
Am a lumia 520 users. Now i update to 10.10586.36.. Works fine..
I bought this phone as I use windows 10 on my PC and like it very much. I've used both Android and iOS in the past.
The apps are very poor, the internet browsing is very poor, the touch screen is not v sensitive - the list of things I could moan about regarding this phone could just go on! Thankfully it was relatively cheap, but I certainly wont be using a Windows 10 phone again!
I am unable to update to 10586.29 the download is not starting. With 10586.0 battery drain fast, over heating, unable to install apps even from windows store. Microsoft fans help me please
mohsin, 03 Jan 2016is it good phone or notI think you should compare it with its predecessor (Lumia 540). Compared to 550, the 540 has higher camera resolutions (8MP back, 5MP front; compared to 5MP back and 2MP front on Lumia 550); larger display (5 inches; compared to 4.7" on Lumia 550); larger battery capacity (2.200 mAh vs 2.100 mAh). Yet, Lumia 550 tops the 540 with its later processor (Snapdragon 210 VS 200), LTE support, and higher resolution of video recording. Choose carefully. :)