Microsoft recently launched a new lumia smart phone apparently the last lumia phone marking the end of well known lumia series initially started by Nokia . After launch of three new smart-phones running on windows 10 mobile last year Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, Lumia 550.
Microsoft is now coming up with lumia 650 with the hashtag For_your_business. this smart phone is targeting business class segment to run their business on a phone at an affordable price of $199 so lets see will it be able to make a mark of it’s own or lag behind in flash race.
Here’s our hand’s on review on lumia 650 >
LUMIA 650 box contains a Manual, Handset and a Normal Charger
As the lumia switched on u have to go through a chain of apps and phone updates to make it ready for use so make sure u have power packed net.
Lumia 650 has a design identical to its predecessor Lumia 640 , in addition it has a classic aluminum forged metal rim on it’s side which gives a premium feel in hand and a 6.5 mm slim body , rest of the body is made with polycarbonate material , the camera (slightly protruding) and speaker lies at the same position as in lumia 640 at the back of phone. The front glass has nicely curved edges that slide into the metallic frame, the side buttons are also made of metal. It has 3.5 mm audio jack slightly protruding on the top , and a normal USB port at the bottom.
DISPLAY & CAMERA >
Lumia 650 has a 5 inch 720 x1280 OLED display with 312 PPI which looks extremely precise and sharp even under the sun due to clear black display. It also has Glance screen which shows basic info on the screen when screen is locked.
It has a 8mp rear snapper with f/2.2 auto focus with LED flash , shows quick response and fast auto focus, at daylight it produces sharp and bright images while in the dark and in indoor lights it fails to produce colors and shows noise sometimes. It has a 720p 5mp selfie cam well for taking selfies and making business Skype calls.
STORAGE & CONNECTIVITY >
Lumia 650 has 1gb of ram, 16gb of internal storage (around 10gb available ) and expandable storage up to 2TB (which will cost more than ur phone) , on storage front it’s more than enough for normal use. It supports 4g LTE connectivity supporting Indian bands for ultra fast browsing.
Lumia 650 packs with snapdragon 212 quad core chip set clocked at 1.3ghz , which is 20% faster than lumia 550 and 40% faster than lumia 535 or 540. cortex A7 adreno 304 alongside 1gb ram , as in many of the Lumia phones ram doesn’t make any problem in lumia 650 performs well with ease even in high end gaming (though I wanted it to have 2gb of ram), the s212 processor enables the phone to play 1080p videos by default . the phone is powered by 2000 mah battery hence the phone runs on SD 212 and Windows Mobile 10 it does not demand for juice and the battery easily last for day of normal use, when checked for youtube video playback at 4g speed it lasts for 8.5hrs.
All in all Lumia 650 is a nice phone for business nice camera , sharp display and a above average performance but lacks Continuum and fast charging, the design is premium and best in class though slightly overpriced expected to be at 14k INR. Windows 10 being a Universal OS gives a plus point to users. Though it won’t be able to make a mark at Indian market bcz, many Chinese OEM’s are providing more of specs and less of bucks, if you are a windows phone fan and want to try your hands windows 10 mobile then it’s a nice pick for you.
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