Updated 8 Jun 2017

Microsoft

Lumia 550

Snapshot: The Microsoft Lumia 550 is an Windows phone with 4G capability, a memory card slot and a 720x1280 screen. How does it rate?

Lumia 550
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$106

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Test results

Overall score
52
Reception
?/10
Calling
?/10
Texting
?/10
Camera quality
?/10
Battery life
?/10

Good points

  • Reception is OK.
  • Good for texting.
  • OK for calling.
  • Has a memory card slot.
  • OK camera resolution.

But

  • Poor camera.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Functionality (18%) is based on reception, battery life, connections, memory and sound quality.
Ergonomics (12%) includes ease of use, portability, durability and display quality.
Calling (12%)
Texting (13%)
Camera quality (20%) including video quality
Music player (10%)
Internet and email (10%)
GPS Navigation (5%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$106
Operating system
Windows 10

More test results (/10)

Ergonomics
6.3
Internet and email
7.2
Handset capabilities
4.4
Music player
5.4
Video quality
5.3
Synchronisation
2.8
GPS navigation
4.0

Specifications

Size
Large
Dimensions W x L x H (mm)
68 x 136 x 11
Weight (g)
141
Screen resolution (pixels)
720 x 1280
Screen size (inches)
4.7

Features

Touchscreen
Memory card slot
Dual-SIM
×
4G compatible
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
GPS receiver
Compass
×
FM radio

Camera

Camera resolution (MP)
5
Built-in flash