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Should You Buy the Recently Launched Microsoft Lumia 650?

  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft couldn’t be more proud of its latest baby, the Lumia 650, as you can read here. Like any parent, they’d rather see the qualities in the offspring rather than the flaws, so let us look at the new device with as much objectivity as we can muster.

The good

The big difference between this new product and the Lumia 550 is the AMOLED panel, dubbed by Microsoft “our most beautiful screen ever at this price point”. Indeed, if you plan to use this phone as a business tool, a pretty clear view is enough.

In the 6.mm thick case and solid aluminum frame, you’ll find a handset packed with Snapdragon 212, in charge of bringing Windows 10 to your attention, but not the Continuum. In other words, Lumia 650 is a sleek, thin phone that can “dance” simultaneously with your software-updated PC, merging user experiences.

You will also probably appreciate the dual-SIM version of the phone, if you plan on using it for both work and personal affairs, the multi-band 2G/3G/4G, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n.

The bad

The downsides are the 1GB of RAM and the 8MP rear camera that sort of spoil the fun between meetings or after work hours. Don’t expect mind-blowing images or easy multi-tasking. On the other hand, these restrictions might just make you more productive…

Microsoft Lumia 650 will be sold at about $199 before taxes, in Europe, starting today.

 

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