The new Lumia 650 is Microsoft’s first mid-range Smartphone that comes with Windows 10. It is relatively economical, can boast but a pretty design, a great display and a reasonable camera.
In addition to dispenses with a premiere at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft sends its new mid-range Smartphone Lumia 650 one week before the race. The device costs around 230 euro and should be in the next two weeks through retailers and mobile operators in the colors black and white. Also a model with dual SIM is to follow later. n-tv.de has already can take a look at the new Windows-10 Smartphone.
The LTE enabled device is a typical Lumia Smartphone optically, but differs from its cheap Windows phone predecessors in one important detail: the unit has a metal frame as the former top model Lumia 930. Thus, it looks not only much better than the Vollplastik flagships 950 and 950 XL, but feels that even high-quality.
Thin And Light
Although the removable back is at the Lumia 650 also made of plastic. But especially for the black model matte, dark grey aluminium with polished edges on the sides doing here really. In addition, Microsoft’s new mid-range Smartphone with only 6.9 millimeters and 122 grams is very thin and light. Well solved: Antennas, which granted is always a good reception sitting on both sides.
The Lumia 650 has a 5-inch OLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels. It makes a very good impression with rich, natural colours and contrasts, high brightness and stable angles. Also the HD resolution is absolutely OK for the size of the screen, individual pixels are not visible even fine fonts appear clean.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 is responsible for the work, whose four kerne with up to 1.3 GHz to the thing go. The memory is quite short with 1 gigabyte, but the Lumia 650 can be quite liquid. The internal memory is 16 gigabytes in size and can be extended through microSD cards.
Battery And Camera Good
With 2000 mAh replaceable battery offers although not too much capacity, thanks to the restrained facilities reasonable terms should be possible. The trial period was too short to make already reliable statements. But it seems that 10 Windows Mobile is now so well placed that it bypasses sparingly with the resources. The Lumia 650 despite many downloads, updates and tests with some reserves survived the first day of the n-tv.de editorial.
A 8-megapixel camera with LED Flash, which has but no optical image stabiliser, but takes better photos than many other mid-size competitors sitting on the back. It focuses on relatively quickly and delivers results with beautiful colors and good lighting. In lower light, she gets trouble though, but does help then pleasantly metered-working LED flash. Unfortunately, the 650 has no separate triggers like other Lumia smartphones. The front camera delivers good pictures at 5 megapixels resolution for Selfies and video chats.
Microsoft managed a good mid-range Smartphone with the Lumia 650 total. It offers a solid performance, looks good and is also durable enough. The device must assert itself but against a strong Chinese Android competition. The honor 5 X, for example, offers the same price metal housing, fingerprint sensor and full HD display.