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    Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    5-inch HD OLED device will be available from 18th February priced around £160 SIM free.
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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    I'm waiting for more niche market OS phones, espeically the AmigaOS one.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    WOW! this phone looks far better than most SAMSUNGS'

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Nice package, woefully underpowered, apparently. Seems like MS can't be bothered with Lumia.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    "business phone"

    Where's my physical qwerty keyboard, Microsoft? So near, yet so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Nice package, woefully underpowered, apparently. Seems like MS can't be bothered with Lumia.
    Being the 650 would suggest this is at the lower end of the Lumia range, and a 1.3GHz quad core is more than ample for business usage. You're not meant to play Fallout Shelter on your business phone, after all

    Recommended retail price for the Lumia 650 is $199. This isn't a flagship phone.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    It looks nice but realistically the hardware inside is lower performing (ignoring 64bit and os) than a moto g from 2012 as it's running a 212 snapdragon, yeah not even a 4xx cpu.

    I do like it but you know I need a reason to actually upgrade over a phone that is like 3 years old.... I'd have rather it cost closer to £200 and had slightly better specs, it's only just better than the 550.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Doesn't really scream "business phone" to me. Does scream "iPhone 4", though...

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It looks nice but realistically the hardware inside is lower performing (ignoring 64bit and os) than a moto g from 2012 as it's running a 212 snapdragon, yeah not even a 4xx cpu.

    I do like it but you know I need a reason to actually upgrade over a phone that is like 3 years old.... I'd have rather it cost closer to £200 and had slightly better specs, it's only just better than the 550.
    I'd almost take it as a business phone... if they hadn't crippled the key business advantage/feature of Win10 (Continuum) on this phone. Kinda defeats the point?

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Business phone, so no home apps, and nothing to stress the hardware, which means that they can make it cheaper and potentially increase battery life by reducing the hardware spec. Clever, though I'm not sure how it will take off, besides MS being seen as more secure than Android (and less than apple)

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpyo View Post
    I'd almost take it as a business phone... if they hadn't crippled the key business advantage/feature of Win10 (Continuum) on this phone. Kinda defeats the point?
    think that's more down to hardware support than anything, sure I read something about it only now being available on the 6xx series. Having said that I kind of agree that it would have been a good idea to feature this on a 'business' phone.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    iPhone lookalike ?

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    iPhone lookalike ?
    which looked just like the lg prada which came before the iphone 4... seriously haven't we gone past the stage where 'iPhone' did it first (they did very little first).

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    iPhone lookalike ?
    which looked just like the lg prada which came before the iphone 4... seriously haven't we gone past the stage where 'iPhone' did it first (they did very little first).
    I'm not sure they've actually done anything first...

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It looks nice but realistically the hardware inside is lower performing (ignoring 64bit and os) than a moto g from 2012 as it's running a 212 snapdragon, yeah not even a 4xx cpu.
    Snapdragon 212 is claimed to be better than 400 series and more efficient. Also contains more complex instructions like the 8xx series.

    For me the lack of AC wireless, wireless charging and 1080p screen are the big let downs. I reckon in 2016 most phones at £200 will cover those bases.

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    Re: Microsoft launches Lumia 650, a smartphone aimed at businesses

    A business phone with an OLED? I do not think so.
    I was looking into WP but newer devices can not be integrated thanks to missing (cancelled) APIs and the new trend to OLED makes it a great deal breaker rather a great phone.

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