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#191276 30-Jan-2016 14:12
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Seems really low in hardware, but then its windows and ive been looking at google phone recently which need such hardware.


But 1GB ram seems low.




PB $199 MS 550

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  #1481775 30-Jan-2016 14:20
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I don't think it's low for a $199 phone?

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  #1481776 30-Jan-2016 14:23
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this is true. and windows is so much more optimised. i wasnt aware there was a 550 variant. i thought it was 650 and 950 MS are about to use for their onslaught (yeah right lol)


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  #1482250 31-Jan-2016 15:00
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Very similar to the 640, it is great for that price and on par with other phones in that price range. I picked up a 640XL a while ago for a similar price and I am happy with it, with the exception of Windows 10 quality on it. It is great on 8.1.


Apparently the firmware restore tool has a new firmware for the 550, so it may be worth checking it on that before use to make sure you have the newest rom and firmware if you get one.

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  #1482252 31-Jan-2016 15:03
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That said, the Moto G2 at $208 is possibly a better phone especially once Marshmallow is on it with the ability to use the SD card as internal memory.

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  #1482347 31-Jan-2016 17:47
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true, i just worry the 1.4ghz is a bit weak quad core. a lot of mid range phone have 2ghz octa cores.

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  #1482362 31-Jan-2016 18:32
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550 is entry level for Microsoft product.
But having said that the MS os doesn't seem to need the same processing power and RAM to run competitively against comparible Android devices.

Personally I'd look at a 640 (Noelleeming $249) rather than a 550, but if you wait till next weekend there may be better deals.

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