Microsoft is known to be releasing the Surface phone sometime soon, but before that time arrives, we are graced with the Microsoft Lumia 650. The tech giant is known to be releasing update after update, and they have also been known to be one of the world leaders in technology functions. The firm has introduced many updates and upgrades into the low, mid, and even the high-end markets, and they have been working hard on their hardware division with this latest Lumia smartphone.
Microsoft Mobiles Are Known to Greatly Fall Short From its Competitors, so How Does the Microsoft Lumia 650 Fair Against the Competition?
The Microsoft Lumia 650 enters the markets with 16GB of internal storage space and 1GB of RAM. Right out the bat, it doesn’t seem to be a winner and many might not even think it to be a step closer to the surface phone. It uses a 5-inch display, and runs on Windows 10 mobile operating system. It has a Snapdragon 212 SoC processor, and has a 2,000mAh battery cell. It is also the third official Microsoft Mobile device to release with the Windows 10 OS.
Even though it may look like it is far from being a Microsoft Surface Phone, it is still the first step the technology firm took in giving the world a taste on what will be on offer for the anticipated smartphone. However, those “tastes” might seem to be miniscule at the moment as the hardware specs and feature set the phone has is clearly for the low-end portion of the market.
Despite being a budget phone, its hardware does not quite justify its price tag. It is placed in a price point that is a bit higher than a lot of its Android rivals. In other words, there are many smartphones that carry the Android mobile operating system which can offer more in performance and hardware, and are placed in a lower price point as compared to the Lumia 650.
Microsoft states that they are aiming for the “business class” offering for the Lumia 650 and it does have a premium look as it contains an aluminum frame. However, and once again, there are others that offer the “business class” deal at lower prices as compared to this particular Microsoft offering.
So what could be in-store for the future of the Microsoft Lumia 650? For first impressions, not that good. Perhaps those who are waiting for the Surface phone might just have to wait for that one instead of purchasing the Lumia 650. We’ll just have to wait and see when Microsoft would at least announce the hardware specs of their anticipated smartphone.