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Microsoft Lumia 650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 935 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 650. 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. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and size also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the reception and apps, and there are mixed opinions on the sound and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 650 16 GB LTE Black - smartphones (Windows 10, Nano SIM, GSM, WCDMA, LTE)Microsoft Lumia 650 16 GB LTE Black - smartphones (Windows 10, Nano SIM, GSM, WCDMA, LTE)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review

 

Another enterprising offering from Microsoft

Great screen ; Good camera ; Low price

Missing Continuum ; Slow processor ; Lack of apps

With a great display, a nice design, good-enough battery life and a capable camera, the Lumia 650 makes a strong first impression. But a poor processor, lack of apps and buggy OS cause it to fall short of greatness.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650: Windows 10, quality build on a budget - Pocket-lint

 

Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn't know Microsoft has made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty have arrived from the top

The build quality of the Lumia 650 is decent enough for the money and the screen, despite being 720p, does its job well. There's a heft to the handset that makes it feel strong, like it will last.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650

 

2015 was the year of the affordable smartphone. During that time, we saw the release of some of the best value-for-money handsets ever made. Highlights included the Moto G, OnePlus X and Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review

 

A budget Windows phone that looks anything but cheap

Fancy metal rims ; Super-high contrast OLED screen ; Clever camera processing ; Decent selfies

Slow camera processing ; Feels slow in use ; Not great general-use stamina

Ultra-poppy screen and fancy build bits make a good first impression, but it doesn’t feel fast enough.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review - great design, terrible chipset

 

Superb build quality and a fantastic OLED display are catastrophically hamstrung by the Lumia 650's terrible processor

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 Review: In Depth

 

Lumia 650 review: We've spent a full week with this new mid-range Microsoft Lumia phone, aimed at consumers but with business users also in mind. But how does this affordable Windows 10 phone stack up…

Crisp, colourful screen ; Slim and light metallic design ; Windows consistency

No Continuum ; Limited performance ; Camera struggles against rivals

The Lumia 650 finally introduces some premium design elements into Microsoft’s mid-range offerings and has a few positive elements that will appeal to the average consumer, including a strong screen for the £150 price point.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 650 business phone

 

Microsoft Lumia 650 Windows Phone 10 : Discover the benefits of a seamless cross-device Windows 10 mobile experience in a precision crafted package. With refined performance and premium design, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is the clever choice for your...

The Microsoft business phone is also able to take high-quality images. The Windows-based smartphone has a 8 Megapixel main-camera with 2x digital zoom and a powerful built-in flash. The Microsoft phone also has a 5 Megapixel front camera for video...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (itpro.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review

 

A Windows 10 phone that entirely misses the point of Windows 10

Smart appearance; Great OLED display; Decent battery life

No Continuum support; Very sluggish performance

All style and no substance, the Lumia 650 doesn’t have the speed to compete with its nearest competitors and its lack of Continuum means it misses out on Windows 10 Mobile's best feature

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review: A smartphone that might have been great

 

Lovely design, great display quality and a decent camera – all undermined by a horribly underpowered processor. How could you, Microsoft?

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 (black)

 

First things first, the 650 looks the business. From the anodized aluminium frame to the bright and crisp 5-inch OLED screen, the Lumia 650 has a more premium look than the flagship Lumia 950 .

The Lumia 650 has a great design and a price that can't be beat.

It's missing some key new Windows phone features, like Continuum and Windows Hello.

As budget phones go, the Lumia 650 ticks most of the right boxes, but with Microsoft's phone future looking dim, you may want to pass.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Standby time (2G):16 / 624
Standby time (3G):624
Standby time (4G):16
Talk time (2G):624
Talk time (3G):13
Talk time (4G):16

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing:No / Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2 / 25.4 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.51

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver, White / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:287 / 297
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope:No / 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
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, IMG, JPG
Playback modes:Pause, Playlist, Repeat
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Supported video modes:240p, 360p, 480i, 480p, 525i, 540p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 720i, 720p, 960p, 1035i, 1080i, 1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265 / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / MPEG, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping: No
SIM card type:NanoSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):1280 x 720

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Microsoft Office apps
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:28
Gyroscope:No / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):1280 x 720
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating System Version:10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Themes / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Docking connector: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor lithography:28
Processor Model:212 / MSM 8909

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:16000
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:SensorCore
Colour : Yes
Material:Aluminium / Metal

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9
Height :14.2
Weight:122
Width:7.09