Microsoft has announced three new Lumias on their hardware event last Tuesday. In this article I want to start a discussion about Microsoft’s new budget phone, the Lumia 550.
In my opinion this device doesn’t make sense. Why? Let us just compare the Lumia 550 with the Lumia 640!
As you can see the specifications of the two devices are in many points quite the same and in some the Lumia 640 is even better!
The display of the new Lumia 550 is with 4.7 inches a bit smaller than the one of the Lumia 640 but in my opinion these 0.3 inches don’t make a big difference. The Lumia 640 has an older processor but it is one of the 400 class so its processor is one class higher than the one of the Lumia 550 which has one of the 2 class. That means that the performance of the phones should be quite the same. Furthermore the Lumia 640 comes with a better camera on the back and it is thinner.
In my opinion the biggest difference between the two phones is the design. The Lumia 640 is still designed like a typical Nokia Lumia Phone and comes in many colors. With the Lumia 550 and also the 950 (XL) Microsoft starts a new generation of phones with its own design. I really like the new phone design and I think that Microsoft made a very good decision with handing over the phone line of business to Panos Panay. Nevertheless the Lumia 550 doesn’t make sense in my opinion because it is too similar to the Lumia 640 and also to the Lumia 540 and 535.
What is your opinion about the Lumia 550? Does it makes sense? Check out the poll here: https://strw.pl/embed/103ed4e1