Bought this as an A grade refurb from o2 to replace a Moto E as the loudspeaker had stopped working and was also suffering from lack of memory trying to cope with the usual 30 Google bloat updates each week for apps I never used. My phone needs are simple - SMS, email, calls, occasional satnav/facebook so I don't require a pricey flagship phone. Data transfer from old to new phone was a breeze with simple bluetooth matching using the Windows Transfer My Data app, took me all of 2 minutes. The Lumia integrated perfectly with my Win 10 PC straight away and the common OS between desktop and phone meant there was no learning curve. The phone is plenty fast enough and in my opinion Win 10 Phone is a much more intuitive and user friendly OS than Android - far less bloat and clutter too. Neat little phone, worked a treat straight out of the box, lovely clear HD screen (amazing viewing angle for such a 'low end' device) and all at a great price. Knocks the much lauded but oh so slow Moto E way out of the ball park. Battery lasts well, and I've had no problems with WiFi or 4G connection. Well done Microsoft, I'd recommend this phone to anyone needing a budget smartphone. Particularly suitable for business use.
Quite a good little 'phone for the price I paid (£19.99).
The handset is normally pretty fast, but sometimes it takes ages for the keyboard to appear.
It's reasonably well built, and the specs aren't too bad.
The very major downside is the WIndows 10 OS, and the fact that there are basically no Google apps, no Firefox browser, and no official flickr app.
If you want to use them, there are apps for Facebook and Twitter, but there is a joke YouTube app from Microsoft which is essentially a glorified shortcut to the website.
Groove music can sometimes take about 10 minutes to show what music is available, including music that you are actually listening to.
There are various apps that no matter how much you loathe them, you cannot remove them.
All in all, it's a good handset, but it's nearly crippled by Microsoft's Windows 10 OS, and the arguments between Microsoft and various other tech firms.
atcheruti, 09 Jul 2016I wouldn't bet on anything Microsoft does.Its your opinion, Well google hardly give 8-10% andriod users marshmallow update & now going to release andriod N, even some of the promised handset will not even upgradable to next os, & there is slightly anything new in os update toobut wp7, wp8,8.1 & 10 there is huge difference between them and its not easy & especially wp10 which is completly different type
atcheruti, 09 Jul 2016No. It's not even a single sim phone. It is a phone that does not work. Don't waste money bu... moreLumia is good for general purpose but if you want tons of apps which you hardly use insecure 6months warrenty like virus & hacking loving phone, any andriod is the best one especially Chinese
M7md.Gamal, 14 Jul 2016I've updated my Lumia 550 & same issue occurred, none of Apps even Settings starts. I've r... moreUpdate..i've just reset my Lumia 550 & it works just fine & hereunder the steps:
>Disconnect the charger. Press and hold the Power and Volume down keys simultaneously. Release the keys when the phone vibrates and then immediately press and hold the volume down key until the phone displays an exclamation mark (!) on the screen. Release the volume down key.
>Press the volume and power keys in the following order: volume up, volume down, power, and volume down.
I hope it works :)
atcheruti, 09 Jul 2016I bought a Lumia 550 this week. Today Microsoft forcibly applied updates. Applications excep... moreI've updated my Lumia 550 & same issue occurred, none of Apps even Settings starts. I've reported it to MS & i'm waiting their reply otherwise i would return it back to store.
Is this phone Nano or MicroSIM? In review says Micro several times, and on screenshots of phone its clearly writen Nano, so im confused.
Hate this phone. Upgraded (ha) from a Lumia 635 and really wish I hadn't. Windows 10 is dreadful. Edge always crashes, is extremely slow and sometimes the keyboard won't appear for typing. Battery life is worse than my old 2 year old phone. No more Lumias for me.
it works perfectly..i`ve had no problem with it..and the wifi works wery well..
I have a problem with locking/unlocking. When I lock the phone (tapping the power button) from the start screen the OS crashes and restarts. So I need to open a random app to lock it. Should I return it? It's under warranty. I dont want to mess with the recovery tool from microsoft to loose the warranty.
My system restarts in 7/10 when i lock the phone (power button, lock screen). It's really annoying. The system is updated and the apps are too. Hard reset doesnt help. The phone is under warranty, tomorrow i will return it.
opsie, 30 Jun 2016Is Lumia 550 a dual sim phone?No. It's not even a single sim phone. It is a phone that does not work. Don't waste money buying it.
I bought a Lumia 550 this week. Today Microsoft forcibly applied updates. Applications except Edge and FM radio have stopped working. The phone is reduced to an expensive piece of plastic.
Really poor quality which is a shame because the Nokia manufactured Lumias were good phones. I used an 820 for three years and it was great.
Should have known that MS would mess things up and bought Android instead. Google isn't great but at least they don't mess up so badly.
Pritish, 07 Jul 2016How's the gaming performance of Lumia 550. I am a moderate gamer. Will after the updates on th... moreIt works smooth. Wp doesn't really need much high ram &GPU for playing game smoothly. Almost 95% game work pretty smooth
abcd, 02 Jul 2016Update your phone, most of the problems will be solve, ya u can update your phone through cell... moreHow's the gaming performance of Lumia 550. I am a moderate gamer. Will after the updates on the mobile, means with newer builds of windows 10 can do good gaming.
lumia 550, 28 Jun 2016its fine whatsup work viber work but no yet Live video and no bugs wth upgradesWindowe fone note complite divaice nokia and microsoft mobile west for money.