Despite the nomenclature, the Lumia 650 is not a direct successor Lumii 640. This phone directed toward another group of users. In this case, Microsoft has decided to bet on the business solutions and it is mainly for companies is to be dedicated to this handset.
Housing and appearance
Visually phone refers to other devices from the last series Lumia. Under the new assumptions stylistic there is no longer colored casing or flashy accents. It is for this minimalism, muted colors and shapes regularity. 650-ka However, there is one detail that makes it a better and more prestigious than even 950 XL. This is the aluminum frame. She gives the whole housing flair and makes it in my opinion is the nicest of the recently presented models of Microsoft.Phone Housing has two characteristics: thinness and lightness. Both can be observed after the first seconds of contact with the device. 6.9 mm thick it is not worth even close to the record, but against most falls very well. Low weight (122 g) has also been observed, and the first time you would think that certainly did not forget to put your phone battery. This and the relatively small screen size make up a really big convenience. What about the quality of workmanship? Lumie usually represent a decent, but not the ideal level, is no different in the case 650. The phone in a certain way aspires to be a premium device and is so valued by Microsoft. The materials from which the device is made are adequate for the positioning and do not leave much to be desired. Both the plastic back panel and aluminum frame is the highest quality materials, resistant to external factors and pleasant to the touch. The structure is stiff, but mating of the elements is not perfect. This refers first and foremost on the back flap, which is the more pull the more creaks in different places under pressure. Physical buttons located on the side edge is securely in place, although it could be slightly more prominent. The phone is equipped with two wire connectors (audio 3.5 mm and micro USB), which can be found on the opposite edges: top and bottom.
The display can be classified into one of the biggest advantages of this phone. 5-inch AMOLED HD makes a good impression. The image that displays sharp and the colors, typical for this type of matrix, are very deep and saturated. Black, as seen especially in the tiled interface, is perfectly dark.Viewing angles do not fail. The image does not degrade no matter from which side to look at him. Least falls scale brightness control, and in fact its maximum value, which is only 350 cd / m2. Of course, in the case of AMOLEDów numerical results are not critical, but here the problem manifests itself in practice. In the strong sun comfortable use of the phone is impossible. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Maximum Brightness"] [test slug = "display-battery" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "21578" type = "single" product_id = "21,578.20988, 21258,21252,21402,21366 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" minimum brightness "] [test slug =" display-battery "virtual =" TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN "order =" desc "selected =" 21578 "type =" single "product_id =" 21578,20988,21258,21252,21402,21366 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] the touch panel works very well. Responds correctly to all commands, even in the form of light brushes and supports up to 10 independent points.
At a time when smartphones costing less than 600 zł are equipped with 13-megapixel unit, Microsoft decided to go in spite of fashion and Lumii 650 for 1000 zł applied a matrix of 8 megapixels. Aperture has, in turn, the value of f / 2.2. Is the camera on such parameters can make good pictures?As can be seen and tested the phone is the best example. Image quality is commendable, and indisputably the camera trumps in terms of its capabilities many competitive solutions for theoretically better performance. Pictures taken in daylight are satisfactorily detailed and sharp. Even in the actual size they do not look so bad – the outlines of all the elements are clearly defined. The impressive color reproduction and the right balance of parameters ensures advanced software, whose work can be observed live. Immediately after taking the photograph it is to be subjected to automated processing and amendments. So, how was the model 950 XL, the application also stores the 2-second movie which is displayed by the release of the final version of the image. Lifetime falls really impressive. In addition, the program has the ability to manually adjust the basic parameters and the speed of shooting and shutter response is surprisingly good. What with photos in worse conditions? Personnel done at night and in the evening, unfortunately, expose weaknesses hardware camera, which even the best software support is no longer able to fix it. The photographs are missing primarily focus due to a large noise on induced automatically set a high ISO value. These in turn are necessary to scene was properly exposed.
As for video quality, the Lumia records up to 720p at 30 fps.. Materials present a similar level of what the pictures – in a good light fall sharp and acceptably smooth. The night conditions is much less due to lower sharpness, liquidity, fortunately, is not significantly deteriorated. The front unit also did not disappoint. 5-megapixel camera with f / 2.2, as well as the main parameters does not impress. Self-portraits made phone, however, have the quality of which should be sufficient for the needs of photographs on social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram. Video to bargain calls on Skype is ideal.
In terms of the underlying components Lumia 650 falls badly and against direct competition for the same price even embarrassingly. The phone is based on the most basic system Qualcomm – Snapdragonie 212. The chipset consists of four core ARM Cortex A7 clocked at 1.3 GHz and Adreno 304 GPU RAM has a modest capacity of 1 GB.As you might guess, configuration falls pale in benchmarks. Microsoft took care, however, is that in everyday use does not feel the shortage of power. The system is very well optimized, so that all system applications run with satisfactory speed. With games also should not be a problem, although the most demanding titles (which by the way on this platform comes less) can be a big challenge. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Phonemark"] [test slug = "phonemark" product_id = "21578,21252,20058,20728,19860"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "Multibench 2 "] [test slug =" multibench2 "product_id =" 21578,21252,20058,20728,19860 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" AnTuTu "] [test slug =" android-antutu-6 "product_id =" 21578,21470,21396,21366 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" gFXBench "] [test slug =" wp-gfxbench-fps "virtual =" t-rex-onscreen- win, t-rex-offscreen-win "product_id =" 21578,21252,20058,20728,19860 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] the basic unit of Qualcomm, fortunately, does not cause the problems when it comes to refinement. Housing temperature irrespective of the load is low enough to ensure a good comfort.
System and interface
Windows Mobile is to himself that each phone looks exactly the same. At Lumii 650 so we have exactly the same interface as on the tested some time ago 950 XL. Tiles, although a few years almost the same, in my opinion, still look fresh and are very friendly environment. The biggest disadvantage from the start, however, are deficiencies in the application. To this day, unfortunately, little has changed in this regard.On your phone system works surprisingly smoothly and quickly. Many people using smaller Lumia 550 complained that the 10th edition of the mobile windows is not suitable for weaker hardware devices. 650 shows that it is not true, and even the most basic parameters are enough to interface was responsive.
Battery and accessories
The battery is unfortunately the weakest point of the test smartphone. Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2000 mAh is not enough for the needs of this phone, even though the components are not too energy intensive.In our tests the energy efficiency of mobile poor performance – compared to the competition is at the bottom rates. As for daily use, it is moderately aggravating the exploitation of results in the need to connect the device to the charger after less than 12 hours. Not always so last from morning to evening. There is little also here the system power-saving mode that extends the operating time of no more than 10%. [test slug = "battery" virtual = "conversation, internet-3g, internet-wifi, loading-ac" product_id = "21578,21396,21170,20980,21366"] Connectivity Lumii 650 represents solid. GPS (with A-GPS support) finds a signal at a rapid pace, and its accuracy is sufficient to car navigation, and even walking. We tried it on the road 200 km and it happened that the connection has been broken. -Fi supports only one range and working standards b / g / n. The module, however well it does the job and is able to provide a stable connection, even in a situation when we are on a different floor than the router. Importantly, we have also the possibility of streaming video on a bigger screen using Miracast technology. The unit has one input on Nano SIM card that supports 4G LTE. Although Microsoft promised more than a year to implement support USB OTG, tested the phone does not respond when connecting external accessories. main speaker is in a rather unusual place, because at the bottom of the front panel. The maximum volume which brings with it a 81 dB. However, the quality leaves much to be desired and it can only be used to notify us of calls or messages. Listening to the music is not pleased because of the almost total lack of bass. Internal phone storage capacity is 16 GB. Available to the user is 14.5 GB. Moreover, it is a memory card slot that supports microSD media up to 200 GB (we checked Kingston 128 GB Ultra microSDXC Class10 UHS-1 ).
Summary and evaluation
I must admit that I was skeptical about the 650-ki. During more than two weeks of testing, however, she managed to convince me. Moreover, I even liked this phone. He has a lot of defects (eg. Battery life), but it is a nice, neat and pleasant in everyday use. If only Windows Mobile was better developed. And the price … Microsoft Lumia 650 phone is surprisingly good, but certainly not enough for it to be worth the money. A thousand zloty is far too much for equipment such components. A reasonable offer could speak, would cost at least 300/400 gold less. It's hard to say what prompted Microsoft to such a bold pricing, but one thing is certain: as long as the phone does not happen, it will be very hard to convince clients. As an alternative, I suggest even the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 that costs roughly the same as the Lumia wins in each discipline.[temperatura2 product_id = "21578"]