You wouldn’t expect a lower-end telephone to look flashier than its higher-end countryman, and that is the Microsoft Lumia 650’s greatest shock.

The 5-inch Windows 10 telephone has an aluminum outline, while the Lumia 950 and 950 XL have a plastic packaging, in spite of being genuinely top of the line in the engine. We got our hands on with the new telephone at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.


The materials swapperoo appears to be unreasonable to us – why give a gadget that costs just $200/£160 the metal casing while the essentially costlier leader telephones bear the monetary allowance feel? (The Lumia 650 believers to around AU$280, yet no official word on Australian valuing yet.)

Not at all like the pricier and higher-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the 650 dunks into section level specs.


To be clear, it’s simply the edge that is metal here on the Lumia 650. The sponsorship is still plastic, so you can uproot it to get to the Micro SD opening and removable battery, which are both decent things to have in a telephone nowadays.

The telephone felt unimaginably light in the hand and was anything but difficult to take. Its AMOLED presentation is a pleasant touch, making hues seem rich and complexity high. When you take a gander at its edges, you can see the chamfering on the telephone’s metal edges.

Still, at this cost, you’re not pressing in first class segments.

5-inch OLED show at 1,280×720 determination

142 mm by 70.9 mm by 6.9 mm and 122 g (5.5 by 2.8 by 0.27 inches and 4.3oz)


16 GB stockpiling with Micro SD Card up to 200GB Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-center processor running at 1.3 GHz

2,000 mAh

Class 4 LTE

8-megapixel back camera and 5MP front confronting

High contrast hues

What’s missing?

Continuum is seemingly the executioner element of Windows 10 telephones, giving you a chance to get a PC-like ordeal when you interface your gadget to an extra large screen. The 650 doesn’t bolster Continuum. It doesn’t have the USB-C port you’d need on the off chance that you needed to utilize the Microsoft Display Dock frill, rather having Micro USB for charging and network.

Likewise missing is Window Hello, which utilizes the front-scanning so as to confront camera module to open the telephone your eyes. The innovation propping up both these mark highlights adds to a handset’s expense. Forgetting them holds the 650’s cost down.

That Snapdragon 212 CPU won’t be setting any pace records and 2,000mAh is not the biggest battery either, despite the fact that the low-determination screen and previously stated chipset aren’t precisely control hungry.

Who’s going to utilize it?

In dispatching the telephone, Microsoft built up its endeavor and business capacities, however bolster for Continuum would have included a greater advantage for business clients. Rather the telephone appears to be immovably gone for the financial backing cognizant searching for a ‘my first Windows Phone’ experience.