Microsoft Lumia 550 vs Microsoft Lumia 650

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

314 ppi
297 ppi

Technology

LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.40 %
68.49 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

 
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 8909 v2

Processor

Quad-core, 1100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 304
Adreno 304

RAM

1 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

8 GB
16 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
User replaceable

Talk time

16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
 

Stand-by time

28.0 days (672 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
26.0 days (624 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
 

Talk time (4G)

17 hours
16 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
 

Video playback

7.10 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

640x480 (VGA)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.36 x 2.67 x 0.39 inches (136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.79 x 0.27 inches (142 x 70.9 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

5.01 oz (142 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

850, 900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

 
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

 
M3, T3

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

 
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

 
Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

 
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

 
Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Wallet, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Skype

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 22, 2015
 

FCC ID value: PYARM-1128 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.77 W/kg
 

Body

0.77 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.36 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.86 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Product user guide, Battery, Charger

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 06, 2015
Feb 15, 2016
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