Microsoft Lumia 550 now available in the US and India

Microsoft Lumia 550 now available in the US and India
Announced earlier this year, at the same time with the high-end Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the Lumia 550 is far from being a top of the line device, but it's still notable for being one of Microsoft's first smartphones to run Windows 10 out of the box.

Although Microsoft recently started selling the Lumia 550 in some markets around the world, it didn't officially release it in North America. Still, folks in the US can now buy the handset from B&H Photo Video, in either black, or white, for $149.99 (unlocked). Mind you, B&H says that this is the US version of the Lumia 550, so it should be compatible with the LTE networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. In addition to being available in the US, the Microsoft Lumia 550 was also released this week in India, where customers can purchase it for around $140 via Indiatimes Shopping and Amazon.

Besides Windows 10, the Microsoft Lumia 550 offers a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, and a 2100 mAh battery. Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, the handset also features 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support.

sources: B&H (Lumia 550 in black, in white), Indiatimes, via Windows Central

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Lumia 550
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It should've comes with a better processor for the price like at least a snapdragon 410.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

If it had a Snapdragon 410 then people would be complaining why it didn't have Snapdragon xxx... If it had Snapdragon xxx, people would be complaining about it's screen being too small at 4.7. If screen was big, people would be complaining about it's RAM being too tiny. If it's RAM was bigger, people would be complaining about it's pixel density being too low. If it had higher resolution, people would be complaining about the low resolution camera...... And the whining and complaining goes on and on and on...... It's a bloody cheap device which undercuts even Motorola's cheap @ss G Series. If you expect hardware miracles from it, then buddy, your life needs a miracle...

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Snap410 is a miracle for 150$?? Mmmmm u should come out from ur caves bub. I see mostly Microsoft devices with snapdragon 210. If it comes with snap410 then it would've been inferior devices for u huh?. You see people complaint always and therefore manufactures are forced to do better which results better product for us. If one manufactures didn't pay attention to customers wants then other will therefore competition arises which also benefits us in a way. You need to think a bit more positively. I still stays to my point and it would've been better if it comes with snap410. I'm not going to stop express my opinion just cover the so called complaining attitude. Anyway I'm not wasting my precious free Sunday time arguing here:P Good day.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, You're right to some extent... But it's the CHEAPEST Lumia Phone so... Wait till you see the specs of Lumia 650. It'll be more in line with the likes of Moto G's and Huawei P8 Lite... And will probably rocking the SD410 and around 2 Gigs of RAM... And did I mention that WP doesn't need a SUPER DUPER SoC to operate smoothly? Do watch the following video. You'll be amazed how WP Glides even on bum basic Lumia 430: It'll change your opinion about Windows Phone FOREVER!!! G'Day!

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ahhh I too using a WP. It's doesn't need super duper SOC if all a user do is just sliding through basic UI. For apps and graphics demanding games it does require good hardware just like android phones do. And not to mention that loading/resuming when switch between apps. It was really painful for me. I haven't tried Windows 10 for mobile but I did read pa review on Lumia 950 having trouble switching between apps. I'm not saying all these watching a video but from my experience with Lumia 520, and 820. I was looking for a budget W10 phones like this one but turned off by it's processor. But I must say this, even with all weakness(every OSs has its weaknesss) like resuming/loading issue when multi tasking and app gap (not talking about absence of major apps in the store but about lack of features in apps compared to iOS and android versions and some small little apps are missing ,mostly fun stuffs) I honestly have very good opinion on WP. Now I'll wait for Lumia 650.

10. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

It'd be interesting to see how the performance holds up over time. My old Lumia 730 slowed down considerably after a few months of use.

4. Hashed unregistered

Why couldn't it have front facing speakers?

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Cuz that's feature commonly found on med-high end phones ? While snap410 present too commonly on low ends? But then again why not!

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Because buddy, this phones costs less than $150... That's 25-30% Less than Moto G, Samsung Galaxy J5 or Huawei P8 Lite... You get what you pay for, remember?

8. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@greenman If windows does not need super duper soc why did microsoft released lumia 950 and 950xl with Snapdragon 808 and 810 respectively. Why did not they use SD210 in 950xl ? Unless and untill you have a good and powerful processor you cannot add additional functionalities like continuum or windows hello. but do not worry. As all people are not fools. That is why the sale volume of microsoft mobiles are decreasing.

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