Microsoft Lumia 550
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f/2.8
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Microsoft Lumia 550
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.
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%
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%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 16/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
CommentQualcomm 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 is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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 bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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