I think it will be great for a budget phone, I've had a 720 and now have an 830 with a cracked screen, My kids have a 530 and a 532, I've actually brought a cheap 532 in case I drop my 830 one more time which most likely would render it unuseable.
So I think the new 550 will make a great windows budget phone, even as a potential cheap replacement for my 830 rather than getting the screen repaired or just going to the 532 (which isn't a huge problem apart from the fact I really would miss 4G internet speed).
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2015yes but with unsecured opensource "hacker can see its code" osI see u don't fully understand Open Source software. Both closed and open source software can be/is insecure. It all depends on the quality of the coding/developement. Your notion that Open Source is inherently insecure, because everyone can see the source code and exploit it is not true. Open-source is more secure because people/community/maintainers spot security holes early on and patch them. You can actually see what authentications are used and how badly/poorly they are written. OAuth is open source and we all use that every single day (Google, Twitter, Facebook etc.).
Although I'm praising OS to the skies there are drawbacks also. No system is perfect. Apple, Microsoft, Adobe etc. will tell you Open Source is bad, insecure and dangerous to use, because they want you to BUY their software.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015If you check with iphone5 and Lumia 550; iPhone 5 has much lower specs and still runs better t... morethat is cause ios doesnt have true multitasking for almost all of its apps so os is much lighter but that doesnt mean that it is better
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015No, this 550 is quad core my lumia 640 is dual core.Lumia 640 has Snapdragon 400. It's quad-core Cortex A7 running at 1.2 GHz with ultraslow Adreno 305. Lumia 550 has Snapdragon 210 with quad-core Cortex A7 running at 1.1 GHz and even more slower Adreno 304.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015this is a good phone , i think but still LG V10 is the kingThat's 600$ or more no shit
Sure, 06 Oct 2015These specs are terrible for this price. You can get a Meizu Note M2 for a similar price for m... moreIf you check with iphone5 and Lumia 550; iPhone 5 has much lower specs and still runs better than any android phone. It is not always about the specs, the lumia phone works practically much better than Android os in the same specs category. So ppl do not compare specs with android devices cos Android is power hungry os.
Too bad it's still use the old 32-bit Cortex-A7.
Other phones at that price range already use 64-bit Cortex-A53.
Other than that, Lumia 550 spec is fine.
Blu Win HD LTE! $130-50, better choice
These specs are terrible for this price. You can get a Meizu Note M2 for a similar price for much better specs.
regs, 06 Oct 2015Erm... That's a price of more powerful Lumia 640.No, this 550 is quad core my lumia 640 is dual core.
100 dollars would've been a better price point.
For the spec 99$ is the best price...a sure fail product
They should give this phone for free, else no one will use it
Please arrive US , Christmas presents 2015
Same Price My Lumia 640 Best.......... 8 MP Camera....... Bigger Battery........ Who Care About 4G .......... In India 4G Take Another 4 or 5 Years :P
lumia 550 have any iris scanner?
this is a good phone , i think but still LG V10 is the king
They said it had a great camera at the launch. Really?
Are they that dumb? SD 210.. the price is even high for such processor
There are even better Android alternatives in that price range and even less