Microsoft Lumia 550 Review

    See other variants reviews Score: 7.34

Microsoft Lumia 550 is a nice Windows device released back in 2015, packed with a great performance processing unit running at 1.1 gigahertz, a 4.7-inches touch-screen, a 5 MP back side camera and a 2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. That's all? No, it's only the introduction of this in-depth review.

This device is offerred in two different color options, black and white. This phone is only 5.36 inches long, but it's still able to fit a a 4.7 inches display. The Microsoft Lumia 550 is incredibly thin, with a thickness of just 0.39 inches. Talking about its aspect, this phone is mostly created with plastic. It seems like Microsoft forgot about weight optimization in this 5.01 ounces cellphone.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 has an awesome 1280 x 720 (HD) 4.7" display, providing this device with a very detailed image quality. Its display uses LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

Microsoft sells this cellphone with a fast CPU ticking at 1.1 gigahertz, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909 chip and 1 GB RAM. A good point of the Lumia 550 is the 8 GB quite large internal memory and an SD extension slot, which allows you to install a couple hundred apps without running out of space.

This cellphone features WiFi connection (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a modem or router), 4G LTE fast connection type and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a slower 4G technology and fast 3G data connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Lumia 550 works with a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

This phone features two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front facing camera. It can also shoot videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 30 fps. Additionally, the camera counts with a few useful features like flash, auto-focus and geo tagging.

The Lumia 550 also includes some nice features such as Bluetooth (4.1) and GPS Localization, and a few sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

This phone comes with a 2100 mAh inmense replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours without having to charge it. Microsoft reports a talk time of 16 hours and a stand by time of 672 hs for this phone.

Microsoft offers the Lumia 550 for 185 dollars, which is not cheap for comparing with other similar cellphones. No matter if you need a device for work, are a photography fan, will use it as a social device or want a gaming cellphone, you will probably love this cellphone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows 10 Mobile
Variant:See other variants reviews
Dimensions:5.36 x 2.67 x 0.39 inchesMetric13.61 x 6.78 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:5.01 ouncesMetric142.03 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2015-10-06
Price:$ 185.00


Screen Type:LCD (16M colors)
Size:4.7 inchesMetric11.9 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:312 pixels per inchMetric122.83 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909
Processor:ARM Cortex-A7 (Single-Core 1100 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 304
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Capacity:2100 mAh
Stand-by Time:672 hours
Talk Time:16 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.25 inches (1/4")
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor