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Microsoft Lumia 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1468 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good feedback, whereas the social networking functionality and battery get less positive comments. Reviews are divided on the sound.

usability, size, performance, price, portability

battery, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the screen and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the battery, while comments are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, performance, portability, screen


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 550, 4G, 4.7" , Windows 10, 8Gb UK Sim Free (Black)Microsoft Lumia 550, 4G, 4.7" , Windows 10, 8Gb UK Sim Free (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review


Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft sees its affordable (and with Windows 10) Lumia 550 positioned in the low-cost sector of around 100 Euros (~$109). However, the smartphone does not really stand out, and the operating system doesn't run smoothly, either.

low price, removable battery, swappable cover, good photos, 720p screen, decent voice quality, everyday suitable battery life

long charging time, pressure sensitive casing, high power consumption in some cases, software not absolutely stable, some Win10 features not available, front camera's low resolution

Overall, the Lumia 550 is a decent smartphone at a bargain price, which is fast enough for routine use and which offers good equipment in form of a decent screen, LTE, micro-SD slot and removable battery for the small budget.

Expert review by: Rich Woods (

Microsoft Lumia 550 review: a budget Lumia that doesn't deliver


Microsoft announced the Lumia 550 alongside the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at the Microsoft Devices event back in October, 2015. This is our review of Microsoft's latest budget offering.

Now that we've got all of that out of the way, it's time to answer the real question: is the Microsoft Lumia 550 worth $139?

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (

Microsoft Lumia 550 review


The Microsoft Lumia 550 is an entry-level phone running the Windows Phone 10 operating system. Available for around £100 and on the cheapest Pay Monthly contracts, it offers the basic features required from a smartphone, but is limited by a slow...

The Microsoft Lumia 550 may come with the latest Windows Phone 10 operating system, but it doesn't have anything else to recommend it over the Lumia 640 running Windows Phone 8. To be honest, WP10 doesn't really bring anything new to the table either....

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (

Microsoft Lumia 550


Great screen ; Nice camera ; Low price

Poor battery life ; Weak performance ; Buggy OS

With a good camera, a nice screen and decent speakers, the well-built Lumia 550 makes a solid first impression. However, given the slow performance and a buggy OS, those looking for a bargain might be better looking elsewhere.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: In Depth


Microsoft Lumia 550 Review: The cheapest Windows 10 phone is out now in the UK and we've taken it for a test drive, to see if the camera, performance, battery life and user experience impress despite…

Comfortable grip ; HD screen ; Decent budget camera

Stuttery performance ; Win 10 issues ; Missing Windows features

Windows 10 certainly has plenty of potential on mobile devices, but Microsoft still has some work on its hands to iron out all of the little bugs and make it a true competitor to iOS and Android. And the Lumia 550, while certainly affordable, is not...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (

Microsoft announces entry-level Lumia 550 smartphone for $139 (hands-on)


In addition to unveiling its high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones at a New York press event today, Microsoft introduced its entry-level Lumia 550 handset as well. The 4.7-inch device will be available starting in December for $139 unlocked (no UK...

For more information, check out the rest of CNET's Microsoft coverage.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Microsoft Lumia 550


The phone is 9.9-mm thin , and tips the scale at 141.9 grams. The phone is powered by a 1.1 Ghz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and it comes with 1 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has quad cores in the CPU . The Microsoft Lumia...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

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Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Jamie (

Microsoft Lumia 550


Awful phone. Click and wait for it to work. Each app you click on wait at least 10 seconds before it opens. In this day and age it shouldn't be on the market.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Dave B (

Quality entry level Win10m phone


My new daily driver. Win10m "feels" much better than Win8.1m. Build quality is solid and feels nice in my hands, although my 3rd party case adds a bit of bulk to it.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Browsing time (4G):60
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 20
Talk time (4G):17


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5


Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / White


Pixel density:315


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:UMTS / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,1900,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes