Your business companion is here – Microsoft Lumia 650 Dual SIMby Ryan Dsouza April 4, 2016
If you’ve been eagerly waiting for a brand new Lumia device, Microsoft just answered your prayers. Recently, the new Lumia 650 Dual SIM was spotted on the Amazon website. However, the official Microsoft India’s website has listed the device as ‘coming soon’.
The phone was launched back in February this year and is all set to roll out in the Indian market. For now, the device will be available in a white colour variant.
Talking about the price, the device may cost you somewhere over INR 16000, which doesn’t seem to be an expensive deal. But, is the device worth that price tag? Let’s find out.
The standard 5-inch display offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, shielded with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Like expected, the new Lumia 650 comes preloaded with the latest Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. However, it would have been better if Microsoft offered a bit more than a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Quad core processor. One that clocked around 1.7 GHz or more would have been more satisfying.
Teaming up with the processor is a 1 GB RAM. Now, while most of the mid-range smartphones come with a minimum of 2 GB RAM, 1 gig may seem insufficient, at least for those who usually work on heavy-duty applications.
The Lumia 650 comes with 16 GB of internal storage capacity on-board. If that didn’t make you happy, here is something that surely will. The internal memory can be expanded up to 200 GB using a micro SD card. That’s more than enough to let you store all your personal and official data. In fact, the handset turns out to be a perfect backup device for all your crucial files.
In terms of camera quality, Windows handsets never seem to disappoint its fans, and the same is expected from the new Lumia 650 as well. With an 8MP camera on the rear, the device also features a 5 MP front-facing snapper.
And finally, we have a 2000 mAh battery on-board offering a maximum talk time of up to 16 hours on 2G and 13 hours on 3G. Again, something close to 3000 mAh would have been better.
On the software front, the device comes loaded with all the necessary apps including the latest versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote. Plus, your Microsoft apps are synchronized across all your devices running Windows 10 OS. As a result, your crucial data remains with you at all times. And of course, you have the Cortana to assist you with all that you need.
As discussed earlier, the Lumia 650 will cost you around 16 to 17K. With some cool features aboard, that price tag seems to be quite justifying. 200 GB expandable memory is something that no other phones presently offer. If you work on heavy duty applications and need to have a seamless back up for your important files, then this phone is perfect for you!