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Microsoft Lumia 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1500 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are generally positive. The performance and size also get good feedback. The social networking functionality and battery get negative views, and there are some mixed reviews about the sound.

usability, size, performance, price, portability

battery, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the battery.

price, usability, performance, portability, screen

battery

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 550, 4G, 4.7" , Windows 10, 8Gb UK Sim Free (Black)Microsoft Lumia 550, 4G, 4.7" , Windows 10, 8Gb UK Sim Free (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 550

 

Great screen ; Nice camera ; Low price

Poor battery life ; Weak performance ; Buggy OS

With a good camera, a nice screen and decent speakers, the well-built Lumia 550 makes a solid first impression. However, given the slow performance and a buggy OS, those looking for a bargain might be better looking elsewhere.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: The cheapest Windows 10 phone is out now in the UK and we've taken it for a test drive, to see if the camera, performance, battery life and user experience impress despite…

Comfortable grip ; HD screen ; Decent budget camera

Stuttery performance ; Win 10 issues ; Missing Windows features

Windows 10 certainly has plenty of potential on mobile devices, but Microsoft still has some work on its hands to iron out all of the little bugs and make it a true competitor to iOS and Android. And the Lumia 550, while certainly affordable, is not...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review

 

Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft sees its affordable (and with Windows 10) Lumia 550 positioned in the low-cost sector of around 100 Euros (~$109). However, the smartphone does not really stand out, and the operating system doesn't run smoothly, either.

low price, removable battery, swappable cover, good photos, 720p screen, decent voice quality, everyday suitable battery life

long charging time, pressure sensitive casing, high power consumption in some cases, software not absolutely stable, some Win10 features not available, front camera's low resolution

Overall, the Lumia 550 is a decent smartphone at a bargain price, which is fast enough for routine use and which offers good equipment in form of a decent screen, LTE, micro-SD slot and removable battery for the small budget.

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft announces entry-level Lumia 550 smartphone for $139 (hands-on)

 

In addition to unveiling its high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones at a New York press event today, Microsoft introduced its entry-level Lumia 550 handset as well. The 4.7-inch device will be available starting in December for $139 unlocked (no UK...

For more information, check out the rest of CNET's Microsoft coverage.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Woods (neowin.net)

Microsoft Lumia 550 review: a budget Lumia that doesn't deliver

 

Microsoft announced the Lumia 550 alongside the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at the Microsoft Devices event back in October, 2015. This is our review of Microsoft's latest budget offering.

Now that we've got all of that out of the way, it's time to answer the real question: is the Microsoft Lumia 550 worth $139?

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Microsoft Lumia 550

 

The phone is 9.9-mm thin , and tips the scale at 141.9 grams. The phone is powered by a 1.1 Ghz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and it comes with 1 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has quad cores in the CPU . The Microsoft Lumia...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Microsoft Lumia 550 review

 

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is an entry-level phone running the Windows Phone 10 operating system. Available for around £100 and on the cheapest Pay Monthly contracts, it offers the basic features required from a smartphone, but is limited by a slow...

The Microsoft Lumia 550 may come with the latest Windows Phone 10 operating system, but it doesn't have anything else to recommend it over the Lumia 640 running Windows Phone 8. To be honest, WP10 doesn't really bring anything new to the table either....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Akai Smartbox

 

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Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Emma (argos.co.uk)

Happy

 

" Happy with my product "

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: cat (argos.co.uk)

it ok phone for a kids

 

" It freezer havered a cuppa off hour and goes hot after a bit the phone could be better "

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100
Battery Type:BL-T5A
Browsing time (4G):60
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 20
Continuous audio playback time:60 / 7.1
Continuous video playback time:7 / 7.1
Standby time (2G):12 / 16 / 672
Standby time (3G):14
Standby time (4G):17
Talk time (2G):12 / 16
Talk time (3G):14 / 17
Talk time (4G):17

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p, 720p / 720p / 720p, 1080p
White Balance:Auto, Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.5
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.63

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:315
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264 / H.264, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,1900,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HID, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Security algorithms:EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Screensavers / Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.1
Processor Model:210

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 9.9
Height :13.6 / 9.9
Weight:141.9
Width:6.78