The Microsoft Lumia 650 is now official for all to see,the device has been announced on cue and not at MWC as some have reported. The 650 is aimed at the business type and priced in the mid tier region sporting specs the same but encased in a metal shell. The Lumia 650 also comes in a Dual Sim variant which will not sell in Ireland..

Confirmed today also that ALL NETWORKS will range the device  Pricing is from Free on Postpay and no details have been given for Pre-pay just yet.You can check your local operators for more details and its expected to hit the official Irish Microsoft store FEB 18TH We expect the device to sell at around €199 on the networks and €220 approx  sim free as reported last week and will update accordingly. In the UK it is in fact now up for pre-order priced at £159.99 which amounts to 207 euro so potential Irish buyers can also purchase from HERE


The Lumia 650 works perfectly for your business with Windows 10 Mobile. Designed to protect against modern security threats, the Lumia 650 keeps both personal and company data secure with features including secure boot, device encryption and device wipe. With a sleek metal frame and beautiful 5-inch HD OLED display, the Lumia 650 provides sophisticated design at an affordable price.


 today said..

I’m really proud of our team’s work on this new device and am really looking forward to bringing the Lumia 650 to market. So far, feedback has been great and our partners in Europe are excited to begin sales this week.

The future is here, for all of us.

The new Microsoft Lumia 650 comes with Windows 10, our most advanced operating system yet. Windows 10 offers you a familiar experience across all your devices, regardless of whether you are using a PC, tablet or phone. It is able to adapt to the device you are using, giving you access to all the things you love, wherever you are.


Stay at your productive best.

Microsoft Office apps come built-in and now work seamlessly across all your Windows 10 devices, allowing you to stay productive wherever you are. Plus, with Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage pre-installed, you can access and save your important content regardless of whether you’re using your PC, tablet or phone.*

Windows 10 also includes battery saving functionality, allowing you to pick the applications you want to receive notifications from while being more energy efficient.

Key Specs

Dimensions: 142 x 70.9 x 6.9 mm

Weight: 122g

Casing: : Aluminum

Physical buttons: Power, volume

Operating System: Windows 10 Mobile

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, Quad-core 1300 Mhz

Display: 5 inch HD OLED Corning® Gorilla® Glass display,
1280 x 720 (297 ppi), Aspect ratio 16:9, Multitouch

Storage: 16 GB and up to 200 GB of expandable storage3, OneDrive storage

Cameras: Rear-facing camera with 8MP sensor,
5MP wide-angle front-facing camera

Network: Wi-Fi: IEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC

Preloaded: Creative Studio, Excel app, Gadgets, Lumia Help+Tips, Maps, OneDrive, OneNote, Photos Add-ins, PowerPoint app, Skype, Transfer my Data, Word app

In the box:

  • Lumia 650 2000 mAh battery
  • Microsoft micro USB Charger
  • Quick Guide

Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Battery: Removable 2000mAh battery

Battery life4: LTE Talk Time Up to 16 hours

Location: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Maps

Power supply: Microsoft micro USB Charger

Ports: microSD™ slot, supports up to 200 GB of expandable storage, AV connectivity and charging, 3.5mm stereo headset connector

Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty

With the 950 and 950 XL still available and costly sim free this would be an alternative choice for those on a budget,the 640 is also something else to consider,the 650 does look much more premium it has to be said.

What do you think of the latest device from Microsoft?






Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport, Mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top rankings, Also working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.