In the box
Lumia 550 handset
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Out of the box
You get a very thin box with the handset & a charger. No other accessories at all which was slightly disappointing. The phone fits nicely in your hands. A smooth all round plastic finish for a phone suitable for the mid level Lumia phones.
The screen is 4.7 inches, very bright & clear with 720p & a HD screen. You can see text clearly & easily.
The Microsoft OS
The Lumia 550 comes pre installed with the new Windows 10. The OS looks beautiful. Much nicer than anything on Android & beats IOS for design & looks. There is not much in the way of the sort of apps that you get on iOS & Android but you do get the usual social media apps, some games etc. The phone comes installed with all the Microsoft programs that you know & love. The Lumia 550 is a mini Windows laptop in your hands. It is extremely fast considering it has the Snapdragon 210 chip & a 1GB of RAM.
I used to be very sceptical because of the lack of apps & the target audience is business users but I am pleasantly surprised. I prefer Windows Phone OS over Android. I have found that Android is slightly slower than Windows but still not as fluid as iPhone.
Rear camera is 5mp. An average one compared to the big expensive models out there but you would expect that. Front camera is a lowly 2mp so a bit sub par.
Its estimated to have up to 18 hours talk time, it's also very good on heavy usage.
I really like the live tiles. A nice feature which makes it different to iOS & Android. I like all the different OS, but I prefer Windows over Android but iOS still comes top for me.
Very good HD screen
Much better OS
Lack of apps
Front camera rather sub par
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