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Microsoft Lumia 550 Specs & Price

Microsoft Lumia 550 Specs & Price

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is a new budget Windows 10 Mobile offering unwrapped at the recent Microsoft event, where high-end products such as the Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL were also unveiled. The device sports a decent HD display and carries a quad-core processor in its belly while also offering LTE support.

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Microsoft Lumia 550

Design and Display

The smartphone flaunts a sleek body made of plastic. The choice of material used isn’t particularly surprising since it is targeted at the budget end of the market. Microsoft Lumia 550 measures 9.9 mm thick and weighs 142 grams.

The display of the Microsoft Lumia 550 measures 4.7 inch diagonally and has an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels for a decent pixel density of approximately 314 ppi.

Camera and Storage

Microsoft Lumia 550 features an entry-level camera setup. The primary camera is a 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash and autofocus. It can be used to shoot HD (720p) videos at 30 frames per second.

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There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies and video calling. Inbuilt storage is 8 GB and you will be able to add up to 200 GB more via the microSD card slot.

Performance and OS

Armed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, Microsoft Lumia 550 is decked out to deliver impressive performance for a budget smartphone. The processor is paired with 1 GB of RAM and an Adreno 304 GPU.

You should be able to use multiple apps at the same time with minimal glitches, but you need to moderate your performance expectation as well. The phone boots the new Windows 10 Mobile operating system which makes it a good deal for the price because it enables you access some exciting new features on the Microsoft platform such as the digital personal assistant Cortana.

Other Features

Microsoft Lumia 550 will be equipped with a removable 2100mAh battery, which its maker says offers up to 28 days of standby time. A Glance Screen feature helps to conserve power by allowing you access notifications without manually lighting up the phone.

Microsoft Lumia 550 supports 4G LTE connectivity for blazing fast mobile data speeds. Connectivity options include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with mobile hotspot.

Pricing and availability

Microsoft Lumia 535 is not available in Nigeria, but is due for launch in December, 2015. Microsoft is aiming for this phone to be less than $139. We currently have no information on pricing and availability. Microsoft Lumia 550 Price in Nigeria should range from N27,500 to N35,000 at launch.

Microsoft Lumia 550 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Microsoft Lumia 550:

General Features

  • Platform: Windows 10 Mobile
  • Processor: 1.1GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 200)
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black
  • Dimension: 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 141.9 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count:

Display

  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels (315ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera, 480p Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 200GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 15GB free OneDrive

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes, up to 236.8 kbps
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1 Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Bing Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Cortana)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Security: Mobile VPN, on-device Encryption, Remote Lock & Wipe
  • Social Apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, Foursquare, Skype, WeChat, Viber, LINE, MySpace, Sina Weibo, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube
  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes (MS Office Apps)
  • Document Editor:

Battery

  • Battery: 2100 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: up to 672 hours
  • Talktime: up to 14 Hours (3G)
  • Music Playback: up to 60 Hours
  • Video Playback: up to 7.1 Hours
  • Wi-Fi Browsing: up to 10 Hours
  • Cellular Browsing:

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