12-26-2015 12:48 PM
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  1. ven07's Avatar
    So in the last few days, some users have said that MS is making a mistake by not releasing low-end phones together with the upcoming flagships. Others say that we already have too many low-end phones and that it's best to focus on high-end for now.

    Then WC posted this article: Microsoft Lumia 550 'Saimaa' Windows Phone with front-facing flash set to displace Lumia 640 | Windows Central

    Announcing the upcoming lumia 550 and that it's coming to replace the beloved 640.

    Are you planning to ditch your current phone for this new low-end phone?
    09-16-2015 03:03 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    It may be faster and definitely newer and more compatible with Windows 10 mobile, but I'll keep my more senior L1020 until either a rightful successor comes out or until it gives up.
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    09-17-2015 09:37 AM
  3. SteveNoza's Avatar
    Maybe so as the 950 is a little larger then I want. We'll see what features it has.
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    09-17-2015 09:47 AM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    It may be faster and definitely newer and more compatible with Windows 10 mobile, but I'll keep my more senior L1020 until either a rightful successor comes out or until it gives up.
    Hahah if my memory is what it used to be, then you already revived it once :p
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    09-17-2015 02:08 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    I really like my 640 right now. I'll see when it comes out, because the idea of a front camera with flash is pretty nice. It's going to be either this or the midrange to come.
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    09-21-2015 08:38 PM
  6. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    I might upgrade from my 435 to this. The 500 and 600 series are merging together it seems (not even a whisper on 4Chan about a 650, or it's a cancelled project in actuality), so it's interesting to see what they come up with launching a 550. I expect lots of features for at least 75$.
    09-21-2015 08:57 PM
  7. keathkeath's Avatar
    Wish it has ClearblackTM obtained from the 640s.
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    09-21-2015 09:29 PM
  8. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    Wish it has ClearblackTM obtained from the 640s.
    At this point I can't see why it won't happen, eventually the 520/521 was upgraded with Clearblack, but that was in the China-Exclusive 525 I believe.
    09-24-2015 04:53 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    09-25-2015 03:05 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    With that update now, I probably wouldn't get one anymore. It sounds like a decent device but I wanted something smaller than 5", since my current Lumia is 5".
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    09-25-2015 03:31 PM
  11. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Honestly I don't see how this can replace the lumia 640. This seems like a replacement for the 530/535 line.

    Although, how can the Lumia 640 already have a successor. It isn't even six months old is it?
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    09-25-2015 03:32 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    True tho.. the 640 is starting to feel like the next 520/635
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    09-26-2015 04:03 PM
  13. fdalbor's Avatar
    Maybe I am missing something; but how do they expect the 550 to displace the 640. Is the 210 better than the 400, is the 5mp camera better than a 8mp, is the 4.7" screen better than the 5" screen. A front flash does not do much for me, can't remember the last time I took a selfie. If this is really the replacement for the 640 I really must have missed the boat. I have a 640 and a backup 820 (plus a Moto G lte). The 950 and 950XL is to expensive to risk W10 not making it. Looks like I will stand pat for now until we see what happens with W10 on smartphones.
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    10-02-2015 09:20 AM
  14. Sedp23's Avatar
    Make no sense to replace the 640 it just came out not even a year. They can leave the 640 and sell the 550 as well makes no sense at all
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    10-02-2015 10:28 AM
  15. Matatu's Avatar
    Lumia 550 will be somehow a replacement of 640 and 6xx is going to be a league above
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    10-02-2015 01:03 PM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    Make no sense to replace the 640 it just came out not even a year. They can leave the 640 and sell the 550 as well makes no sense at all
    The 640 will most likely be available but not from carriers (imo), but yea I wouldn't take the 640 out just yet
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    10-03-2015 03:30 PM
  17. ven07's Avatar
    Maybe I am missing something; but how do they expect the 550 to displace the 640. Is the 210 better than the 400, is the 5mp camera better than a 8mp, is the 4.7" screen better than the 5" screen. A front flash does not do much for me, can't remember the last time I took a selfie. If this is really the replacement for the 640 I really must have missed the boat. I have a 640 and a backup 820 (plus a Moto G lte). The 950 and 950XL is to expensive to risk W10 not making it. Looks like I will stand pat for now until we see what happens with W10 on smartphones.
    I was thinking about selling my 920 and 635 to help me raise funds for the 950 :p but I'll stick to the band 2.0 for this year, unless I see sth amazing on Tuesday
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    10-03-2015 03:31 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    going off topic...

    The 640's must have been an unplanned stopgap to try and calm the masses until MS pulled a plan together.

    Looks like if just 2 line numbers happen annually if MS Mobile survives it might be in the 50's:
    550
    650
    ???
    ???
    950
    ????

    Who knows...
    I'm just guessing.

    I'd buy a 550 for the wife if it was a 5 inch phone.
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    10-03-2015 03:41 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    true the x50's seem to be a new direction for MS, maybe they want to use it so we can differentiate the devices that have more MS elements from those that came from the Nokia deal?
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    10-03-2015 03:44 PM
  20. Michael Tillman's Avatar
    I might buy the 550 because I want a phone that's sized comfortably for me. 4.5-5.0 inches. The 950 is a little too big for my taste. I just wish there would be an upper mid range phone that size with a better screen resolution and better processor. How about a 950 mini 4.5 inch? Or a Lumia 750? I guess I'll either get the 550 or continue with my 535? I'll see how it looks next week!
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    10-03-2015 04:23 PM
  21. ads13's Avatar
    I have 535 , which is quite good but 550 ... No chance!
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    10-03-2015 05:40 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    I think we will have a midrange device before next year, or at least I hope so :D If it is happening, WC will report it, so keep your eyes on our newsfeed next week
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    10-03-2015 06:43 PM
  23. fdalbor's Avatar
    I would take a long look at a replacement for the 830. But not at the price Microsoft wanted for the 830. I wanted to replace my very old (but very good) 820 but could not find much of an upgrade in the 830 for the price. When they sprung the 640 I latched on to one right away. I am very happy with the 640 as it fixed the small dislikes I had with the 820 which was low battery life and small screen. The 640 is not really better than my old 820 except for those two issues. It would be nice to have a nice midrange like the 820 was to the 920. But the 640 will do untill then.
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    10-03-2015 07:34 PM
  24. ven07's Avatar
    Many love the 830 for what it provides, but I've also seen many hate on it, because of just that and the pricing. Let's hope MS gets back to making midrange devices soon
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    10-03-2015 08:28 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    I find myself going back and forth of if I am planning to get one or not. Anyone else? At this point, if it has a green shell, I just might go for it.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-05-2015 08:00 AM
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