Microsoft has started selling their most affordable Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, the Lumia 550. If you’re looking for a budget phone with value for your money then you may want to check our the top 5 reasons why you should include the Lumia 550 into your must-buy list.
4.7-inch HD display with Glance Screen
The Lumia 550 features sharp and vivid display, thanks to the 4.7-inch 720p HD screen. It supports Microsoft’s Glance Screen (always-on lock screen) showing notifications, time date and information without unlocking or pressing any button on the Lumia 550. Even most high-end Android smartphones and iPhone doesn’t fully support such feature.
You can browse the internet in Lumia 550 using Cat. 4 4G LTE with maximum download speed of 150Mbps or upload and share files of up to 50Mbps speed.
Removable back cover, replaceable battery
One of the rare things in smartphones these days is the user-replaceable battery. On Lumia 550, you can easily remove or swap its back cover and access the replaceable 2100mAh battery. You won’t need power banks or look for your charger when in travel, all you need to do is bring along a battery pack.
Expandable microSD card up to 200GB
Aside from the internal 8GB storage, you can expand the memory of the Lumia 550 up to 208GB thru the microSD card. Microsoft is also throwing free lifetime OneDrive cloud storage of up to 15GB.
Affordable price, cheapest Windows 10 smartphone
Perhaps the biggest advantage of the Lumia 550 over the competition is its price. The Microsoft Lumia 550 retails for $199 (€170 / Php8k price ph pesos), which is already a bargain given it runs on latest Windows 10 Mobile OS with tight integration with Office Apps, OneDrive and several other MS apps.
Are you picking up the Lumia 550? What key feature do you look forward to try out from the phone?
Microsoft Lumia 550 official specs, release, PH price
|SPECS, PH Price||Microsoft Lumia 550|
|Display||4.7-inch 720p HD, 315 ppi, Glance Screen|
|Size||9.9mm thick, 142g weight|
|Design||Polycarbonate, removable back|
|Chipset & CPU||Snapdragon 210 quad-core 1.1GHz Cortex A7|
|Graphics||Adreno 304 graphics|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 200GB|
|Camera||5MP AF camera, LED flash, 720p video|
|Selfie||2MP selfie, 480p video|
|Connectivity||WiFi ac, 4G LTE, Bt 4.1, GPS|
|Software||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Ports, quick charge||microUSB|
|Release date||January 2016 in the Philippines|
|Price||$139 or Php 6k-7k price in PH|