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Microsoft Lumia 650

We have collected and analyzed 86 expert reviews and 1591 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is Jul 11, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 2674324 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and design. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the usability.

performance, price, portability, design, screen

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 650 16 GB LTE Black - smartphones (Windows 10, Nano SIM, GSM, WCDMA, LTE)Microsoft Lumia 650 16 GB LTE Black - smartphones (Windows 10, Nano SIM, GSM, WCDMA, LTE)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Microsoft Lumia 650 (RM-1154) 16GB Black, 5", Dual Sim, Unlocked International Model, No WarrantyNokia Microsoft Lumia 650 (RM-1154) 16GB Black, 5", Dual Sim, Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Nic Healey (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review: Good looks, but it's still 'buyer beware' for Windows phones

 

It's got looks to spare, but with the future of Lumia and Windows Phone up in the air, this handset comes with a caveat emptor.

The Lumia 650 has a great design and a price that can't be beat.

It's missing some key new Windows phone features, like Continuum and Windows Hello.

As budget phones go, the Lumia 650 ticks most of the right boxes, but with Microsoft's phone future looking dim, you may want to pass.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

 

Mainstream Microsoft. The new Lumia 650 from Microsoft wants to convince users with competitive pricing and obviously the Windows operating system. The manufacturer from Redmond targets business customers in particular. Because of the slow hardware,...

good build quality and sturdy case ; detachable rear cover ; replaceable battery ; storage expansion via microSD ; great AMOLED screen without PWM ; decent camera ; good GPS ; Microsoft Office

mediocre battery runtimes ; slow performance ; no USB cable or headset ; no Continuum or Windows Hello ; bad speaker ; weak PSU with fixed cable

The Microsoft Lumia is a decent successor to the old Lumia 640. The mainstream smartphone now uses the design language from the bigger siblings Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL and we get a good chassis with a great AMOLED screen. After the review, however, we...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 650 business phone

 

Microsoft Lumia 650 Windows Phone 10 : Discover the benefits of a seamless cross-device Windows 10 mobile experience in a precision crafted package. With refined performance and premium design, the Microsoft Lumia 650 is the clever choice for your...

The Microsoft business phone is also able to take high-quality images. The Windows-based smartphone has a 8 Megapixel main-camera with 2x digital zoom and a powerful built-in flash. The Microsoft phone also has a 5 Megapixel front camera for video...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 Review

 

Last November, Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to debut Windows 10 on smartphones. With muscular spec sheets, the duo took aim at the higher-end price segment, leaving Windows 10 out of reach for budget-minded buyers. Six months later,...

Solid build ; Nice display ; Camera captures delightful detail

Windows 10 feels a bit rough around the edges ; Camera has poor automatic exposure and white balance settings ; Broken video recording

The Microsoft Lumia 650 provides a mostly adequate experience, making it a solid choice for an entry-level Windows 10 handset. It's nicely put together and handles well. The screen and speaker are of good quality and make for enjoyable multimedia.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Hands-on: Cricket Microsoft Lumia 650 is a compelling choice at only $130

 

Cricket is a prepaid service provider operating on the AT&T network and for $130 it's tough not to consider the functional Microsoft Lumia 650.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Microsoft Lumia 650 for Cricket Wireless

 

Microsoft's mid-range Lumia 650 is a more attractive option than Microsoft's other handsets and is quite affordable. This Windows 10 Mobile smartphone should appeal to budget-minded shoppers who prefer prepaid services and are already invested in the...

Cricket Wireless is selling the Lumia 650 for $120. That's a fair price for this handset. The phone is a step up from the Lumia 550 in terms of design and specs, and it delivers a bit more oomph. Even so, the 650 looks better than it feels and is far...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Rich Woods (neowin.net)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review: a budget device that punches well above its weight [Update]

 

The Microsoft Lumia 650 is a budget Lumia that punches well above its weight. Here's our review of Microsoft's latest iteration in the Lumia 6xx series, where we intend to prove just that.

Specs. I am so sick of that word. Since picking up the Lumia 650, I've published an unboxing and first impressions , second impressions , and three comparisons. When looking at the comments, it was as if no one had even read the words I had written....

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650 review

 

The Microsoft Lumia 650 is an entry-level smartphone with a premium, ultraslim and lightweight design. It brings a lot to the table, including a superb OLED screen, a generous 16GB of memory (plus a microSD memory card slot), and the powerful built-in...

The Lumia 650 seems to mark a new direction for Microsoft - towards premium design, even at the budget end of the market. We very much welcome that move, and look forward to more of the same in the future.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 650

 

2015 was the year of the affordable smartphone. During that time, we saw the release of some of the best value-for-money handsets ever made. Highlights included the Moto G, OnePlus X and Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.

Apr, 2016

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Microsoft Lumia 650 review

 

A budget Windows phone that looks anything but cheap

Fancy metal rims ; Super-high contrast OLED screen ; Clever camera processing ; Decent selfies

Slow camera processing ; Feels slow in use ; Not great general-use stamina

Ultra-poppy screen and fancy build bits make a good first impression, but it doesn’t feel fast enough.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery performance:2000
Standby time (2G):16 / 624
Standby time (3G):624
Standby time (4G):16
Talk time (2G):624
Talk time (3G):13
Talk time (4G):16

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing:No / Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.2 / 1 / 4
Rear camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:287 / 297
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope:No / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, IMG, JPG
Playback mode:Pause, Playlist, Repeat
Playback Modes:Pause, Playlist, Repeat
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Supported video modes:240p, 360p, 480i, 480p, 525i, 540p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 720i, 720p, 960p, 1035i, 1080i, 1080p
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / MPEG, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1 / AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1 / MPEG,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:N
SIM card type:NanoSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):1280 x 720

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:28
Gyroscope:No / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating system version:10
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Docking connector: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:N
TV-out: No
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:212 / MSM 8909
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor lithography:28
Processor model:212 / MSM 8909

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating system version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:16000
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:16000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Material:Metal

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.272
Height:5.59
Weight:4.3
Width:2.79