Microsoft Lumia 650
Microsoft claims the device is its slimmest Lumia ever, and with a soft-touch matte plastic rear, 5-inch Gorilla Glass-strengthened screen and aluminium frame, it certainly feels lovely in the hand.
While not quite up to the standards set by higher-end phones with near-perfect fits and finishes (there are a few sharp edges here and there), the Lumia 650 is certainly the nicest Windows Phone I’ve ever held.
On the top of the device is the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone, while the right side of the device is home to the volume rocker and power key. On the bottom of the device is the micro USB port, for charging and connecting the device to a PC.
The back of the device houses the rear-facing 8MP camera, flanked by a single LED flash and a subtle Windows logo.
On the front of the device the 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera is positioned above the 5-inch, 720p screen, with the front-firing speaker (which is really rather decent) at the bottom edge.
The screen really is a looker. In day to day use – reading emails, browsing the web, and watching a few YouTube videos – it certainly hits the mark resolution-wise. Although it has a PPI count of ‘only’ 297, it packs enough pixels to please.
More important than the resolution, however, is the rest of the tech powering the screen – for a display is about more than just sharpness, regardless of how beautiful the panels on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge may look.
The Lumia 650 has an OLED screen, which differentiates it from competing phones that still largely employ LCD technology.
The panel on the 650 also has excellent colour accuracy and nice viewing angles, really helping to bring the live tiles of Windows 10 Mobile to life. This is one area in which Microsoft has clearly taken some care and time to get things right, and it shows.
Back camera: 8MP
Front camera: 5MP
HD camera: 720p
Video Capture: Yes
Music Player: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
Data Connectivity: Yes
Stereo Bluetooth: Yes
Type of audio connector: 3.5mm Audio Jack
Talk Time: Up to 11h (GSM, 3G), Up to 15h (4G) hours
Standby Time: Up to 29 days
Dimensions: 142 x 70.9 x 6.9mm
Screen size: 5 inch
Internal Phone Memory: 16GB, RAM size: 1GB
External Memory Card Type: microSD up to 200GB
Email capability: Yes
Operating System: Windows 10
Removable battery: Yes