Frequently rumored Lumia 650 finally made its official debut. The phone leaked so many times that some of us have already started to doubt whether it will ever hit the market. Oriented to customers on a tight budget the Lumia 650 offers a sophisticated metal design, Windows 10 experience and a low sub-$200 price tag. However, since nothing comes for free, the manufacturer had to make cuts on hardware which frankly speaking is a bit disappointing.
Microsoft has just introduced a new member of its famous Lumia family. Dubbed Lumia 650 the phone delivers Windows 10 experience for an affordable pricing.
For starters, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is a real good looker dressed in a slim body case with diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame finishing. While weighting 122 grams the handset is only 6.5 mm thick. The phone’s truly thin profile body manages to hide a 5-inch display and a 2,000 mAh removable battery that keeps the whole thing running.
Sporting a an OLED screen panel with 720x1290p of resolution the newest Lumia family member is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage that luckily thanks to microSD card support may be expanded. In the optics department, the phone offers its users an 8MP primary camera sensor with rich capture and living images, additionally accompanied by a 5MP wide-angle front-facing shooter.
Moving on to the phone’s biggest advantage that is its OS platform, the Lumia 650 works on the latest Windows 10 out of box. This means that it will run Microsoft Office apps, can sync with OneDrive and offer integrated Cortana virtual assistant. Business customers who do care for they sensitive data will surely be glad to know that the handset comes with features like device encryption and device wipe enhancing data protection.
As for the pricing and release date details, the Lumia 650 will be first introduced to the selected European markets where it will debut on February 18th. Sadly at this point there’s no word on the device’s US premiere. Available in two traditional color options matte black and matte white the dual-SIM handset will be sold at something round $199 without taxes and subsidies. The price includes the latest Microsoft Office apps that come as a nice bonus.
Summing up, when we compare hardware parameters found in the Lumia 650, which frankly speaking look quite weak, with other phones from this price sector we will clearly see that it’s a bit out-of-date device. Hence its price seems to be a little ridiculous because at the identical price you can grab the 5.5-inch Honor 5X. Except for being a stylish metal device the Honor 5X delivers a significantly faster Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, a 13-MP camera capable to record 1080p videos, fingerprint scanner and support for 4G LTE connectivity.
more info: Microsoft