Microsoft Lumia 650 Review

Score: 7.63

Microsoft Lumia 650 is an amazing device released many years ago, having a quite big 5 inches screen, an extremely powerful 1.3 GHz Quad-Core CPU, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front facing camera. But let's get into much more details.

Whereas this device only has 5.59 inches long, it is able to fit a a 5" display. This cellphone is just 0.27 inches thick, making its way into the thinnest phones podium. Microsoft only sells this cellphone in 16 777 216 color. The Lumia 650 feels much lighter than what you expect from a cellphone of this size. This cellphone body design is a mix of Plastic and Aluminum .

Microsoft equipped this cellphone with a good level 5" display, and a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution, providing this device with a detailed image quality.

Microsoft decided to design this phone using an extremely powerful Quad-Core processor running at 1.3 gigahertz, packed into a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 8909 v2 chip and only 1 GB of RAM which is a little poor for a cellphone this powerful. This phone has a 16 GB interesting internal storage memory and a slot for an external memory card, enough to install a couple hundred applications and games without worrying about space.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 includes Wi-Fi capability (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE great performance connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, a bit slower 4G variation and the fastest 3G data connection, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. The Lumia 650 works with a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, an 8 megapixels back facing camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. It is capable of capturing videos in HD 1280x720 at 30 fps. To complete the camera, it also features auto-focus.

This phone also comes with a wide range of useful features as NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (4.1 ), GPS Navigation and Radio, and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

This cellphone packs a medium 2000 mAh removable battery that can keep the Lumia 650 running for several hours, although you may find yourself looking for a place to charge it if you use it heavily.

This phone is probably very appropiate no matter whether you will use it as a gaming phone, love photography, are looking for a phone for work or are looking for a social device. When buying this cellphone you also receive Battery, Charger and Product user guide.

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Device Type:Phone
Dimensions:5.59 x 2.79 x 0.27 inchesMetric14.2 x 7.09 x 0.69 cmImperial
Weight:4.30 ouncesMetric121.9 gImperial
Colors:16 777 216
Materials:Aluminum and Plastic
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Battery, Charger , Product user guide
Release date:2016-02-18


Screen Type:AMOLED
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:294 pixels per inchMetric115.75 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 8909 v2
Processor:ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 304
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Capacity:2000 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.25 inches (1/4")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor