Hello there...does anyone know of good lenses for the lumia 550? And other tricks for the camera? What is the living photos by the way? why the photos move always...etc?
Just got my Lumia 550, and thank you all for sharing your opinions, it helped a lot deciding or not to get it. So far I love it actually...and I like that it is windows and not android...and that it is almost like being on my computer..I already have most of my accounts and was able to find some other apps that I am enjoying. What I didn't like that much is the camera...I don't think it has much quality and you do have to find lenses to make it look good, and I still didn't find one. And it has this photos that start like a video and then become a photo! I still didn't understand how it works actually.
I love the sound..it projects it a lot which is great and makes watching videos on the phone very enjoyable.
I got a heavy duty cover because some people complained it breaks very easily...in a week with the phone I already let it fall twice..one without the cover and one with it...and the phone is pretty fine.
It is a petty that it doesn't came with earphones..and I still didn't find one that I like.
The battery is tricky. Not in saving mode you have to charge it everyday, even if you barely use it. In saving mode it lasts longer...and playing on the phone for long period of times I have to charge it everyday. If not it'd last about a day and a half. I doesn't charge that fast tho.
Well so far I guess that's it...
Oh there are some apps that aren't available for windows, or some do not work properly in it.
But social medias are ok...like viber, whatsup, weechat, etc.
Scorpion, 14 Sep 2016My initial Lumia 550 is very bad now a days. Especially the battery. It drains 5 times faster ... moreHey no worries i also faced this same problem just go to your nearby microsoft service centre they will do software and it will be fine.
May i ask somethind, why most of you are reffering to 8.1 , when win10 is by default the os for 550?? (isn't it??)
Here many of the negative reviews comes from the nokia fans, they already decided in their mind that nokia is far better than Microsoft lumia, so they got nothing just fault in them but in reality its a very good phone, anywhere read the expert review of 550, they clearly told that its best lumia of X50 series in every aspect. Ya wp10 is not as stable (smooth) as 8.1 but it not even like those who are complaining, in featurewise its far better than 8.1 & RS1 update is almost equivalent stable as 8.1. Anyone who faces problem in wp10 update then update your phone to rs1 update then hard reset your phone, then it will working fine
I totally agree with all your opinions and thoughts, but to fix 'em all below are few suggestions :
- Once you get the device, never update your windows os to any available updates.
- In case, If you have already updated your phone to the latest version available, kindly reset your phone right away.
- Update only those required apps through windows store
- You can never downgrade your windows os from 10 to 8.1
Hopefully these suggestions should as it is totally working fine for me.
Everything is just wrong with this phone, actually problem is operating system, windows 10.
I shouldn't even start naming problem, since there's so many of them.
My initial Lumia 550 is very bad now a days. Especially the battery. It drains 5 times faster in battery savermode than Lumia 520 without battery saver mode. Should I update this to Redstone 1..?? Or should I wait for Redstone 2..??? Plz reply anyone who really knows. And if possible plz reply me on firstname.lastname@example.org... I'm really freaking out. Help.
In-spite of so many negative reviews and comments, I still have a good experience with this device. I guess the problems where mostly when the product was launched with buggy win10. After updates, I guess it is a very good value for money phone. It is a perfect phone for me. May be, expectations vary.
Lumia 550 cannot handle whatsapp, cannot send voice messages, sometimes cannot open pictures, some times goes in tilt and need to be turned off. Battery is very limited, not enough even for one day, 550 passes most of the day plugged in battery charging
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2016Avoid this phone like the plague. Microsoft has taken a massive leap backwards from where the ... moreMicrosoft is done with the Lumia line
Avoid this phone like the plague. Microsoft has taken a massive leap backwards from where the Nokia phones where.
My battery won't last through the day anymore (even with zero use and everything turned off). Microsoft won't cover it under warranty because it is 8 days over the 6 month warranty period. And don't expect decent customer service from them either.
Do your self a favour and buy a decent phone...
Nickos90, 11 Sep 2016Lumia 550 is one of the best budget phones out there. Runs good, has all the apps you need and... moreThanks! I know Lumia 550 is good but I ordered the Lumia 640 even though it's a bit more expensive. I hope I won't regret it. :)
Dyoon, 09 Sep 2016but I'm taking a break from Android and iOS. I want to try something new. :)Lumia 550 is one of the best budget phones out there. Runs good, has all the apps you need and the Edge browser is slightly better than Safari. Screen is hd and does not feel cheap. Go for it!