Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft is yet to launch the Lumia 650 in India though that didn’t come in the way of Amazon’s Indian subsidiary to accept orders for the handset. According to the listing, the Windows phone is now available with the price tag of INR 16,599 at the time of this writing.

The Lumia 650 comes in black and white colors, and some may also find fault with the price which is a bit too high considering the phone was initially believed to go on sale at around the INR 12,000 range.

As for its specs, the 650 comes with a 1.3 GHz Snapdragon 212 chip that works in unison with a gig of memory and 16 GB of internal storage. That might seem modest though that’s because Windows 10 Mobile is known to be less system intensive than Android. The 16 GB of memory is also expandable up to 200 GB by way of microSD cards. As for the shutterbugs, the handset comes with a 5MP front and 8MP rear camera.

Up front, it’s a 5-inch OLED ClearBlack 720p display that makes for a quite healthy pixel density of 297ppi. Powering the device is a 2000mAh battery which again might seem a bit less though the fact is, the Windows Phone OS is less demanding on the battery as well. The 650 hosts dual SIMs and is 4G ready.

Special mention must be made of the design of the Lumia 650 that perhaps is being quoted more for its stunning looks than anything else. The latest Lumia, which again can well be the last as well, can also be considered the best looking Lumia we have had so far.

However, the big question is whether there will be enough takers for the Lumia 650 once the initial launch hype dies away. The device has got the looks to its side along with a mediocre performance at best. The Windows 10 Mobile, which has often been accused – and rightfully so too – of being the main culprit that led to the lacklustre performance of Microsoft in the mobile space, is suddenly looking a lot brighter thanks to the spate of new updates launched in recent times. More are on the anvil, and things can only look to be an uphill climb from now onwards. How much of a positive effect it will have on the sales of the Lumia 650 remains to be seen.


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