I have been using Lumia 550 for 2 days now. For a cheap phone, everything works very well Â— the system is quick and responsive, the display is great, glance screen functionality is useful, battery life is good, the device looks very nice overall and isn't too big; there are a few bugs here and there (like putting in the contents of your clipboard sometimes when you want to type the "@" sign on a non-English keyboard) in the new Windows 10 Mobile OS, which I hope Microsoft fixes ASAP in the next update, but so far no show stoppers.
I can happily recommend the phone to anybody who a) wants a good value for money on a phone that gives you everything you need in a smartphone without having to pay a hilariously high price for it; b) wants to try out the Windows Mobile OS and the Microsoft "ecosystem" without spending too much money on it; c) wants to give a smartphone as a gift to someone who has never used such device before; d) uses Microsoft solutions (OS and other software on desktop PCs) in daily life and wants their phone to be able to sync with all that seamlessly.
I think this phone will be very popular with budget smartphone users, especially those who don't want the hassle of dealing with low-cost Androids.
I think the Mi4 Windows will be the phone to look out for. Will be around 10000 out very soon
just gonna be another crap from Microsoft. m not an expert in reading phone spec but to my experience in using window phone ,the newly released so called entry level phone by Microsoft which use snapdragon 200 range never work as expected-heating and poor battery. Never reach the point of lumia 520 and 630
Yes of-course, this mobile-phone should be a dual-sim cellular-gadget at least...
parvez, 23 Nov 2015exxcellent phone ... only not dual simYes of-course, this mobile-phone should be a dual-sim cellular-gadget at least...
El Barto, 29 Nov 2015Still Cortex A7? And 1,1 GHz?! A bad joke...It should have 8GB RAM! 500GB storage! 7 inch screen! Powerful! Mmm...
No Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - ClearBlack display Like my 635 no sure if upgrade worth it
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2015 PROS: Lumia 950 & Lumia 950XL coming soon. CONS: An affordable/student version Lumia... moreThe Lumia 550 should have been the first phone to be released in India I guess. A big market for affordable Windows Phone devices like the 520 and 630, and so also for the 550. Microsoft would be wise if they launch this set in India as soon as possible.
parvez, 23 Nov 2015exxcellent phone ... only not dual sim In what way ?
Don't waste money.
You could buy 2GB RAM, 16 GB ROM + Snapdragon 410 like redmi 2 prime at a much cheaper price.
dd, 23 Nov 2015Even windows phone lags. Dude if u use the phones as the company recommends.. Then it wont hag.. Using class 10 sd card..amd installing apps only in phone memory will avoid much of hanging issues..now u Tell me 3 yr old 512mb ram android device that still works better in latest lollipop update??? There won't be any... Its bcos android os is a ram hungry device.. And it consumes more battery.. I upgrade ma 3yr old lumia 520 to w10 preview 10581.. Works fine..
Snapdragon 210 is not powerful enough.it definetly cant play fifa 16 and any future game in 1 year.
I am not lying wait for microsoft to release a better GPU device.
Wait for microsoft to release a snapdragon 410 or 415 phone.