After launching Lumia 950 and 950XL, Microsoft has launched Lumia 550 with Windows 10 Mobile operating system. We have come with another comparison review of two handsets. Microsoft Lumia 550 Vs Microsoft Lumia 640XL – both handsets belongs to the Microsoft. The Lumia 550 just released this month where Lumia 640XL was released in April 2015. First we will see the specifications of both devices one by one and then we will make a comparison of Microsoft Lumia 550 Vs Microsoft Lumia 640XL at one place.
Microsoft Lumia 550
Microsoft Lumia 550 is the latest release of Microsoft with 4.7 Inch screen. The screen offers 720X1280 pixel resolution at 315ppi pixel density. The phone is powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1GHz. It also has an Adreno 304 GPU. The phone has 1GB of RAM to speed up the processing. There is 8GB of internal storage in Microsoft Lumia 550 which also can be expanded up to 200GB with the help of microSD card.
As far as cameras are concerned the Microsoft Lumia 550 comes with 5 Megapixel primary camera at the back with autofocus. There is LED Flash in the phone to capture brighter images in low light. The phone also has a secondary camera of 2 Megapixel at the front panel. The phone runs on latest Windows 10 operating system.
If we see the connectivity features of Microsoft Lumia 550 then it supports 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM, GPS and microUSB port. It is a single SIM GSM smartphone. The phone also has important sensors like proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer. The phone is backed with a 2100 mAh battery.
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Microsoft Lumia 640XL
Microsoft Lumia 640XL was released in May 2015 with 5.7 Inch screen. The screen offers 720X1280 pixel resolution at 259ppi pixel density. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. There is also an Adreno 305 GPU. The phone has a company of 1GB RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage in Microsoft Lumia 640XL which can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of microSD card.
As far as cameras are concerned Microsoft Lumia 640XL comes with 13 Megapixel primary camera at the back with autofocus. It also has an LED Flash to click low light images brighter. There is a 5 Megapixel of the secondary camera at the front panel also to shoot selfies. Microsoft Lumia 640XL runs on Windows 8.1 operating system.
If we see the connectivity features of Microsoft Lumia 640XL it supports 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, and microUSB port. It is single SIM GSM smartphone. The phone has important sensors like ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer. Microsoft Lumia 640XL is backed with a 3000 mAh battery.
Microsoft Lumia 550 Vs Microsoft Lumia 640XL – Comparison Review
We have seen the specifications of both devices one by one in details. Now we will put Microsoft Lumia 550 Vs Microsoft Lumia 640XL in front of each other at one place. This will get an exact idea which one is better for you.
Display- Microsoft Lumia 550 has 4.7 Inch of screen display and Microsoft Lumia 640XL has 5.7 Inch of the screen display. Microsoft Lumia 640XL is the clear winner.
Processor- Microsoft Lumia 550 runs on 1.1GHz quad-core processor and Microsoft Lumia 640XL runs on 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Though it is a small difference still Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a winner.
RAM- Microsoft Lumia 550 has 1GB of RAM and Microsoft Lumia 640XL also has 1GB of RAM. In terms of RAM both devices are equal.
Camera- Microsoft Lumia 550 has 8 Megapixel of primary camera and 2 Megapixel of secondary camera. While, Microsoft Lumia 640XL is equipped with 13 Megapixel primary cameras and 5 Megapixel of secondary camera. Lumia 640XL is the winner of camera section with big points.
Storage- Microsoft Lumia 550 comes with 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded. Microsoft Lumia 640XL also comes with 8GB of internal storage and it also can be expanded. Both are same in terms of storage.
Operating System- Microsoft Lumia 550 runs on latest Windows 10 operating system. But Microsoft Lumia 640XL runs on Windows 8.1 operating system. Lumia 550 is the winner of operating system section.
Battery- Microsoft Lumia 550 comes with 2100 mAh battery and Microsoft Lumia 640XL comes with 3000 mAh battery. Lumia 640XL is the clear winner.
Price and Availability- Microsoft Lumia 550 can be purchased in the US and few selected European countries. The device also can be purchased in India at Rs 9399. Also, the Microsoft Lumia 640XL is available in most countries including India. In India, the device can be purchased from Amazon India at Rs 14199.
It was the comparison review of Microsoft Lumia 550 Vs Microsoft Lumia 640XL. You have seen both devices specs in detail. Now to conclude it, I have to say that there is no advantage of Lumia 550 except Windows 10 OS than Lumia 640XL. Also, it is supposed that Microsoft will roll out the Windows 10 OS update to all mobiles running Windows 8.1 soon. So, I don’t see any advantage of Lumia 550. One advantage of purchasing Lumia 550 can be its price. Lumia 640XL is Rs 4800 costlier than Lumia 550. But your money is not wasting, you are getting 1 Inch bigger screen and 900 mAh bigger battery than Lumia 550. Now it up to your budget and your choice.