Another budget- sector phone offering debuts on the US market. After a three-week pre-order period Lumia 650 has officially went on sale in the States. Released back in February the newest Microsoft’s mid-range offering is available for purchase via the Microsoft Store. Priced at $199 the phone delivers decent hardware and comes as a SIM-lock free device which translates to no carrier’s commitment.
Long-awaited budget-friendly Lumia 650 Windows 10 phone is finally accessible in the States. Priced at $199 the phone can be purchased via Microsoft online store SIM-lock free.
Those familiar with the topic know that the Lumia 650 had its premiere sometime in mid-February and has been launched in several emerging markets worldwide. As for the US customers interested in purchasing the device we have to wait a bit longer since Microsoft took its time when releasing the handset to the local market.
The Lumia 650 won’t surely impress anyone in term of specs. However, the phone comes dressed in a thin and light construction with a metal frame finishing encircling its body. But the thing is that the phone wasn’t created to evoke admiration due to top-notch specs. On the contrary, Microsoft wanted to make a good-looking handset offering decent hardware and a low price tag with no formalities. And to tell you the truth the Redmond team managed to achieve their goals and deliver a solid communication tool providing its users with smartphone functionality enriched with Windows 10 experience (unfortunately without the Continuum function) and 4G LTE connectivity.
Moving on to the specs, the Lumia 650 arrives with a 5-inch AMOLED screen panel with 1280x720p resolution and is powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 216 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with 1GB RAM. Additionally, the optics’ department is represented by a 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing snooper, whereas the whole thing is kept ticking by a 2,000 mAh battery. Judging by the specs sheet the Lumia 650 is a phone capable enough to cope with some basic task pretty well.
As for the availability, the unlocked Lumia 650 is now within your reach via Microsoft Store priced at $199. The deal includes free shipping.