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Microsoft Lumia 550


Microsoft Lumia 550
Microsoft Lumia 550 (Lumia Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 4 x 1.1 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
4.70 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 3.14 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 200 GB, Sensors: motion sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (850/900/2100), LTE (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20), LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 136.1 x 67.8 ( = 0.39 x 5.36 x 2.67 in)
8 Wh, 2100 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 672 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 16 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 14 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Primary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.4, AF, LED flash, videos @720p/30 fps
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f/2.8
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, Office, Cortana, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 32 g ( = 1.13 oz / 0.07 pounds)
139 €



Average Score: 68.28% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 14%, features: 37%, display: 83% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Microsoft Lumia 550

79.1% Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English version
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 the way to truly appreciate the good points of Windows 10 - especially as some of the more intriguing features such as Continuum are missing in action.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 550 review
Source: Techradar English version
With the Lumia 550, Microsoft is clearly attempting to pull off the same trick, clearly having put more thought into its lineup than simply releasing more variants of the divisive Lumia 530. Windows 10 Mobile needs a saviour to bring Microsoft's mobile ambitions back from the brink. Unfortunately, the Lumia 550 is not the device to do it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: Computerbild - Heft 16/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
74% Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
Microsoft Lumia 550
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2016


Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

210 MSM8909: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.1 GHz. Furthermore, it features an integrated Cat 4 LTE Modem and 1080p video de- and encoding.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).

68.28%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-02-21)