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  1. libra89's Avatar
    I bought this thread back because I'm surprised how much I have been really liking this phone. I was on the fence about it originally, wondering if I should have gotten the 950 for the low price that I saw it for once, instead. I flirted with the idea of selling it possibly and keeping the 640 I have. In the month I have had it, it hasn't been painful. I like it a lot better than the 550 (and said 640). Unlike the 550, I didn't feel like I was compromising much in using it.

    The remarks about the design, I totally agree. It would be nicer if it was a little shorter, but the fact that I can use this phone one handed without feeling tired (this happened with the 640 too) is great. The size is excellent. Those edges are...uh edgy? Combined with the wooden Mozo back, I am a fan. It is excellent and unique.

    The cameras are sufficient. Not sufficient in the way of "this is what it is" but more so if I felt like there was a moment in good lighting in public, I wouldn't not reach for my phone in fear of having bad shots.

    Battery life seems to be just fine if I don't use Edge. All in all, this phone is a star. I'm glad that I waited for unlocked Cricket Lumia 650s to appear when I did.

    Edit: I have used it as a phone a number of times since getting it and it's been pretty good.
    Last edited by libra89; 12-27-2016 at 07:31 PM.
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    12-27-2016 07:09 PM
  2. patcherd's Avatar
    On my second 650 I got a few weeks ago. My first one I still have. The sim1 quit working and does not read the card anymore. Probably all the constant switching between phones I was doing.

    So I got a new 650 and it performs very well. I always seem to come back to it.

    Having higher specs like the 950/XL is nice and gets you more features like 'hey cortana' but the 650 has great performance for it's price and good build quality for a budget device.

    Great screen, good battery life, DDTW, very good camera....(Lumia DNA)...phone calls are very clear.

    This and my 950 are more than plenty to get through the next year or so until more oem's come on board like the great Alcatel Idol 4.

    Will just have to wait and see what the new year brings.
    Last edited by patcherd; 12-28-2016 at 11:32 AM.
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    12-27-2016 08:29 PM
  3. eightyplus's Avatar
    I agree with all you have said about the 650, but as a new smartphone owner, since Christmas, I find it impossible to get my email (Outlook) working. I have Win 10 on PC and from PC synced phone, but phone shows not synced on Outlook? I've tried in vain to fins how to setup my providers (BellAliant) but cannot find in phone this option. I also received a security code to place in Microsoft account but it seems unwilling to accept the number I have been given?? I am sure one I get these little things figured out I will really like this phone.
    12-28-2016 10:50 AM
  4. RSB54's Avatar
    I'm loving my 650 too! Had it for a couple of days and although it is a bit bigger than I'd prefer it is OK (coming from a 635). I'm on ATT so using an unlocked Cricket phone and also got the MOZO black woodgrain back. Looks fantastic and gets rid of the Cricket logo on the original. I did a restore from backup, which worked pretty well but I'm still fiddling with all the settings. Especially the start screen since it is wider and can have more tiles than my old phone.
    One thing that surprises me is Glance, never really got the interest but now that I have it I love it (:
    12-29-2016 08:22 PM
  5. eightyplus's Avatar
    I now have mine working 99% and only fault is the anther case that add a hundred pounds to it. I likely will go with a MOZO too as they have a good variety. The leather flip style seemed (on paper) to sound very good but it has several drawbacks including the large amount of leather in the way when making a phone call. I do mostly text and then all is well. My oldest daughter is a Blackberry fan, my youngest a Samsung supporter as is her mother, but Microsoft takes me back to my MS_DOS days and I love Windows 10.
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    01-01-2017 03:28 PM
  6. gbm97's Avatar
    Great review thanks

    Ordered and waiting for my Lumia 650 dual sim which I paid $186.00 CAD.
    This will replace my much loved very reliable but now to small Lumia 435
    The very best thing about my 435 is its bulky size so I purchased a bulky armor case for my 650 for another $13.99 which will help it from slipping out of my shirt pocket. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01DAX7YN4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I look forward to panorama photo taking because the 650 has some kind of accelerator thing in it to support panorama which the 435 does not have.
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    02-16-2017 11:30 AM
  7. shmsnh's Avatar
    I don't know how I missed this thread while looking for user reviews of Lumia 650. Thankfully, I had gone ahead and bought one anyway. And for €80, felt like a steal. Even if it's an year old now.
    02-28-2017 07:12 AM
  8. RSB54's Avatar
    And, I just dropped it and cracked the screen ): it is more than usable for now, hopefully it doesn't keep cracking and get worse. if so I'll buy another 650 as I really like it.
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    03-06-2017 01:16 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    And, I just dropped it and cracked the screen ): it is more than usable for now, hopefully it doesn't keep cracking and get worse. if so I'll buy another 650 as I really like it.
    Ouch! I'm sorry that happened to you.
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    03-06-2017 01:57 PM
  10. Walter Wagenleithner's Avatar
    I had a 650, moved to 950 but eventally returned to 650. The 950 had screen brightness issues (e.g. stayed dark after calling), iris scanner never really worked and hey cortana sometimes worked aftet shouting several times at the phone but it often started by itself when i was talking with someone! The 650 has far less "bells & whistles" but what it promises it does quite stable and smooth.
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    03-07-2017 12:19 AM
  11. gbm97's Avatar
    I have had my new Lumina 650 for 5 days now which replaced my very trustworthy but a tad to small Lumia 435.
    Never had any complaints about my 435 therefore how can I say anything bad about the 650 other than its to thin and to light.
    I miss the physical home and back button and the chunkiness of my 435.
    The 650 is fast and vibrant and quite happy with it.

    I would advise people to buy a good solid case as its only a matter of time before you drop it and finish it.
    Really wish I could buy a Windows phone with a Panasonic Tough Book like build.
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    03-08-2017 11:53 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Really wish I could buy a Windows phone with a Panasonic Tough Book like build.
    Panasonic Fully Rugged Handheld Tablet | Windows Business Tablet | Toughpad FZ-F1

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    03-09-2017 05:43 PM
  13. gbm97's Avatar
    That is a truly beautiful device the Panasonic Touchpad.
    Thank you
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    03-09-2017 09:46 PM
  14. Witness's Avatar
    Sorry that happened. I suggest you buy a screen protector now for it. The adhesive will help stabilize the crack and help to prevent the cracks from growing. Good luck.
    03-28-2017 04:55 PM
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