25 May, 2016
If you’re on a tight budget but you’re looking for a good phone to buy then the Microsoft Lumia 650 may be ideal for you. If you especially want a Windows phone with good features at a price you can afford the continue reading. Below is a quick review of the phone, which should hopefully help you decide.
At first glance, the phone is a head-turner in its own right. It features a great and sleek design you would think it’s worth more than its cheap price tag of about £160. The phone has a plastic rear complemented with a premium-looking metal frame. The combination gives the phone just the right touch of class you’ll quickly love.
The phone is your standard mid-size phone featuring a 5-inch OLED screen with 720p resolution. While the resolution may be pretty low in comparison with rival phones, the Lumia 650 will give you a reasonably sharp display, which for any typical user may be enough.
The Lumia 650 has Windows 10 Mobile for its operating system. While the OS has more improvements to work on yet, the phone works pretty decent provided that you don’t bombard it with a lot of running applications. If you do, it can it sluggish and buggy. Hardware-wise, the phone is pretty good while the software side is less than stellar.
If you’re looking for a powerful device on a budget, the Lumia 650 isn’t it. The phone is clearly not a powerhouse budget phone. It has enough power to keep you going but it won’t be as robust as other high-powered options available in the market. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 CPU with 1GB RAM. The combination isn’t bad but it’s great either.
As for battery, the phone has 2,000 mAh battery, which again is not great but good enough for regular day to day use. So long as you’re not going to use a ton of apps on this phone, your battery should tide you up throughout the day.
When it comes to the camera, it features a decent 8-MP rear camera and 5-MP front camera. The camera is not as great as that of Moto G but its decent enough to allow you to capture decent images during the day.
Do we recommend it?
Yes if you’re looking for a budget Windows phone that does the basic functions of a mobile phone and no if you’re expecting a powerhouse digital phone for the price of £160.