Microsoft 650 Tesco mobile In store. maybe nationwide - £45
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Microsoft 650 Tesco mobile In store. maybe nationwide - £45

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seems decent Windows phone for price

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Comes preloaded with Windows 10 Mobile

5-inch 720p display

8MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front-facing camera
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Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but (apps aside) they're not a patch on the value for money you get in a Windows phone. If you don't bother with apps, I'd recommend.
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I don't like the phone but decent price. Tesco may be different but here at work we buy them from O2 and they don't seem to lock the Windows phones (did for all our other makes)
Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but (apps aside) they're not a patch on the value for money you get in a Windows phone. If you don't bother with apps, I'd recommend.
d8smt

Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but … Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but (apps aside) they're not a patch on the value for money you get in a Windows phone. If you don't bother with apps, I'd recommend.



I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?

Windows phones are the worst phones i have ever used or supported. I wouldn't even know where to begin on their shortcomings compared to other manufacturers.

Only Pro i can think of for a Windows phone is battery life. That is it.

Hot deal though for a cheap phone.
japes

I don't like the phone but decent price. Tesco may be different but here … I don't like the phone but decent price. Tesco may be different but here at work we buy them from O2 and they don't seem to lock the Windows phones (did for all our other makes)



It will definitely be locked to Tesco Mobile.

It's a nice phone for £45, the design is nice, the screen is great quality, and the cameras are good.

Windows 10 Mobile as an OS is pretty good now, as are a lot of third party UWP apps on the store. The same can't be said for official apps though; the majority of which are either missing (ebay, paypal) or extremely poor quality (Facebook, Spotify, Facebook Messenger, Amazon).
Edited by: "chancooluk" 27th Apr 2017
amazing how this deal isn't freezing cold - I put up a similar deal for this phone a couple of weeks ago for £40 and it's -120!
Love for Windows Phones appears to have wained.
jrw

I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows … I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows phones are the worst phones i have ever used or supported. I wouldn't even know where to begin on their shortcomings compared to other manufacturers.Only Pro i can think of for a Windows phone is battery life. That is it.Hot deal though for a cheap phone.



​battery life is only great because you use it less! Lack of apps is a killer for a 'smart phone'
japes

battery life is only great because you use it less! Lack of apps is a … battery life is only great because you use it less! Lack of apps is a killer for a 'smart phone'


A smartphone does not need apps, it needs to get online with a decent screen, social media needs apps - banking apps on WP was good for me when I had one, my banks were supported. I dumped WP after my W7 phone went unsupported, then my W8 was supported with W10 and then support was dropped. Until Microsoft get a grip of hardware on WP I won't be buying another, have a i6S at the moment but Bluetooth only headphones is a killer for me with a iPhone battery life, I don't want to carry a external battery everyday. Android is just Android, BB10 is great but battery life is worse than WP. The whole industry really needs to get to grip with battery life and it's evolution as internet use becomes more and more mobile devices, it is only going to get worse.
roflll

amazing how this deal isn't freezing cold - I put up a similar deal for … amazing how this deal isn't freezing cold - I put up a similar deal for this phone a couple of weeks ago for £40 and it's -120!Love for Windows Phones appears to have wained.


550 is not great, reboots needed when it stops getting/sending texts or microphone stops working.
roflll

amazing how this deal isn't freezing cold - I put up a similar deal for … amazing how this deal isn't freezing cold - I put up a similar deal for this phone a couple of weeks ago for £40 and it's -120!Love for Windows Phones appears to have wained.



You listed a Refurb Lumia 550 locked to O2 for £49.99, so not really similar at all. The Lumia 550 is a significantly worse phone, for a higher price than this Lumia 650 deal. It's ever likely it went cold quick.

This is a hot deal IMO, yours wasn't.

Edited by: "chancooluk" 27th Apr 2017
seaniboy

A smartphone does not need apps, it needs to get online with a decent … A smartphone does not need apps, it needs to get online with a decent screen, social media needs apps - banking apps on WP was good for me when I had one, my banks were supported. I dumped WP after my W7 phone went unsupported, then my W8 was supported with W10 and then support was dropped. Until Microsoft get a grip of hardware on WP I won't be buying another, have a i6S at the moment but Bluetooth only headphones is a killer for me with a iPhone battery life, I don't want to carry a external battery everyday. Android is just Android, BB10 is great but battery life is worse than WP. The whole industry really needs to get to grip with battery life and it's evolution as internet use becomes more and more mobile devices, it is only going to get worse.



The camera is run by an App, texts are through a built in App, those little numbers you use to call people is actually an App. Go buy a 3310, it's all you deserve.
jrw

I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows … I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows phones are the worst phones i have ever used or supported. I wouldn't even know where to begin on their shortcomings compared to other manufacturers.Only Pro i can think of for a Windows phone is battery life. That is it.Hot deal though for a cheap phone.


No joke. i'm currently running a (2 actually) Lumia 830 alongside a Samsung S6, the Lumia wins hands-down for me. Much better value for money, is stable, no problems for nearly 24 months. You can add extra memory & change the battery. Banking works fine, social media works fine. Stuff like Ebay/Amazon works well via Edge, so no app needed. Music & stuff also works well (no issues with Spotify for me). Bluetooth also good - for stuff like fitness trackers & speakers. The Samsung I've got to replace the Lumias is pretty awful in comparison - weaker signal strength on 4G so can't use it in the house, poor battery, terrible, terrible user interface aimed at kids, camera nowhere near as good. I'm sure it'll be fine once I figure out how to flash it onto a stock Android. But it does do apps., and loads of them, if that's what you like. My old iPhone was better, until the 2-year Apple limit of ioS support was reached, then it was no good for anything other than making calls anyway. So now it does well as a bedside clock.
If you want a phone to make calls, do the basics & sync with your PC, then W10 does a good job at a much cheaper price for the same spec. and for a longer life. Shame that Microsoft has disavowed W10Mobile.
But for £45, this is a decent phone.


Edited by: "d8smt" 27th Apr 2017
grove39

The camera is run by an App, texts are through a built in App, those … The camera is run by an App, texts are through a built in App, those little numbers you use to call people is actually an App. Go buy a 3310, it's all you deserve.


Bet you use an iPhone.........
d8smt

Bet you use an iPhone.........



Nope. Hate them. I have an S8 Plus thanks. My old Note 3 was replaced by it last friday.
Edited by: "grove39" 27th Apr 2017
grove39

Nope. Hate them. I have an S8 Plus thanks. My old Note 3 was replaced by … Nope. Hate them. I have an S8 Plus thanks. My old Note 3 was replaced by it last friday.


Kerching..! Same thing........
d8smt

Kerching..! Same thing........



Totally different things. Well done for not being able to tell the difference. You must be poor.
grove39

Totally different things. Well done for not being able to tell the … Totally different things. Well done for not being able to tell the difference. You must be poor.


Not at all. But I can tell a mug's game when it appears.......£800 for an annual marketing release (iphone or Android)......you must be very rich.
d8smt

Not at all. But I can tell a mug's game when it appears.......£800 for an … Not at all. But I can tell a mug's game when it appears.......£800 for an annual marketing release (iphone or Android)......you must be very rich.



Annual ? I had a Note 3, i replaced it after 3-4 years. Yes i'm pretty well off thanks. Too many poor people complaining about stuff they can't afford on here.
Edited by: "grove39" 27th Apr 2017
d8smt

No joke. i'm currently running a (2 actually) Lumia 830 alongside a … No joke. i'm currently running a (2 actually) Lumia 830 alongside a Samsung S6, the Lumia wins hands-down for me. Much better value for money, is stable, no problems for nearly 24 months. You can add extra memory & change the battery. Banking works fine, social media works fine. Stuff like Ebay/Amazon works well via Edge, so no app needed. Music & stuff also works well (no issues with Spotify for me). Bluetooth also good - for stuff like fitness trackers & speakers. The Samsung I've got to replace the Lumias is pretty awful in comparison - weaker signal strength on 4G so can't use it in the house, poor battery, terrible, terrible user interface aimed at kids, camera nowhere near as good. I'm sure it'll be fine once I figure out how to flash it onto a stock Android. But it does do apps., and loads of them, if that's what you like. My old iPhone was better, until the 2-year Apple limit of ioS support was reached, then it was no good for anything other than making calls anyway. So now it does well as a bedside clock.If you want a phone to make calls, do the basics & sync with your PC, then W10 does a good job at a much cheaper price for the same spec. and for a longer life. Shame that Microsoft has disavowed W10Mobile.But for £45, this is a decent phone.




Lol

I have a s6 as personal phone, wm as work phone, can't remember which but it's got w10 on it. It's truly awful.

Internet browsing is appalling, trying to type is appalling as home button is right below the space bar, email is rubbish and slow.

In fact I use my personal phone for work now apart from calls.

All soon to be upgraded to android too as everyone is complaining about them and as I'm the It Manager I get to choose! Unfortunately the manager prior to me chose these pieces of junk. I'd rather have the BlackBerry over this.
d8smt

Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but … Love the Windows 10 phones, they're decent. Just bought a Samsung but (apps aside) they're not a patch on the value for money you get in a Windows phone. If you don't bother with apps, I'd recommend.


Windows phones are great. My first smartphone was a windows one. Apps and support, locating downloads were a big problem. My 920 (or was it 925) had a metal case and I could download maps for many countires so no data usage for Satellite navigation. Maybe someone here can tell me how you can do that on Apple/Android.
weswart

Windows phones are great. My first smartphone was a windows one. Apps and … Windows phones are great. My first smartphone was a windows one. Apps and support, locating downloads were a big problem. My 920 (or was it 925) had a metal case and I could download maps for many countires so no data usage for Satellite navigation. Maybe someone here can tell me how you can do that on Apple/Android.



My S8 Plus does that.
weswart

Windows phones are great. My first smartphone was a windows one. Apps and … Windows phones are great. My first smartphone was a windows one. Apps and support, locating downloads were a big problem. My 920 (or was it 925) had a metal case and I could download maps for many countires so no data usage for Satellite navigation. Maybe someone here can tell me how you can do that on Apple/Android.



The same way that you did on your Lumia 925, by using HERE maps: play.google.com/sto…_GB
For anyone in Northern Ireland, there's meant to be 1 in stock at Knocknagoney...
grove39

The camera is run by an App, texts are through a built in App, those … The camera is run by an App, texts are through a built in App, those little numbers you use to call people is actually an App. Go buy a 3310, it's all you deserve.


I don't have one, I know someone who does...go buy a better attitude, oh hold on...you can't.
seaniboy

I don't have one, I know someone who does...go buy a better attitude, oh … I don't have one, I know someone who does...go buy a better attitude, oh hold on...you can't.



I don't need one, you just need more money.
jrw

LolI have a s6 as personal phone, wm as work phone, can't remember which … LolI have a s6 as personal phone, wm as work phone, can't remember which but it's got w10 on it. It's truly awful. Internet browsing is appalling, trying to type is appalling as home button is right below the space bar, email is rubbish and slow. In fact I use my personal phone for work now apart from calls. All soon to be upgraded to android too as everyone is complaining about them and as I'm the It Manager I get to choose! Unfortunately the manager prior to me chose these pieces of junk. I'd rather have the BlackBerry over this.



Windows 10 is worse than Windows 8. My Windows 8 phone (Lumia 735) is fast, smooth, and reliable. My experience of Windows 10 mobile is worse (but not as bad as you make it out), such that I actually changed to Android recently (a Moto G4). However, I was surprised I was finding that my Windows Phone does things that my Android phone just can't, or in better ways, despite all the hype from people saying how rubbish WP is compared to Android. Maybe much of this comes down to what you are familiar with - if you are used to Android, trying to use a WP might be frustrating. But they’re not “junk” to me, even if they are to you (and “everyone” at your workplace).
WhiteGoose

Windows 10 is worse than Windows 8. My Windows 8 phone (Lumia 735) is … Windows 10 is worse than Windows 8. My Windows 8 phone (Lumia 735) is fast, smooth, and reliable. My experience of Windows 10 mobile is worse (but not as bad as you make it out), such that I actually changed to Android recently (a Moto G4). However, I was surprised I was finding that my Windows Phone does things that my Android phone just can't, or in better ways, despite all the hype from people saying how rubbish WP is compared to Android. Maybe much of this comes down to what you are familiar with - if you are used to Android, trying to use a WP might be frustrating. But they’re not “junk” to me, even if they are to you (and “everyone” at your workplace).



Windows 10 isn't necessarily worse than WP8, its just far more complex and feature rich, which accounts for the lack of performance compared to WP8. To be fair to W10, it has been significantly better since the Anniversary Update was released last year. The original W10 'Threshold' releases were an absolute dumpster fire. The only performance issues I have with W10M at the moment are with poorly made official apps like Facebook and Spotify.
chancooluk

Windows 10 isn't necessarily worse than WP8, its just far more complex … Windows 10 isn't necessarily worse than WP8, its just far more complex and feature rich, which accounts for the lack of performance compared to WP8. To be fair to W10, it has been significantly better since the Anniversary Update was released last year. The original W10 'Threshold' releases were an absolute dumpster fire. The only performance issues I have with W10M at the moment are with poorly made official apps like Facebook and Spotify.



To be fair, much of my experience of W10 was when I upgraded my Lumia 735 (I’ve done it twice now, but reverted back to WP8 each time). It runs terribly on it, even after the Anniversary Update, though obviously it was not specially designed to run W10. I’ve also used it on the Lumia 550, but still wasn’t so impressed with it - mainly in terms of the speed compared to WP8. Little things like the slight delay and showing of the Outlook logo when I open my mailbox - whereas I could instantly go to my mailbox with WP8. Frustrating as hell. Anyway, I’m sure MS will continue to iron out the issues...hopefully it will be sorted by the time of the Surface Phone!
Edited by: "WhiteGoose" 27th Apr 2017
WhiteGoose

Windows 10 is worse than Windows 8. My Windows 8 phone (Lumia 735) is … Windows 10 is worse than Windows 8. My Windows 8 phone (Lumia 735) is fast, smooth, and reliable. My experience of Windows 10 mobile is worse (but not as bad as you make it out), such that I actually changed to Android recently (a Moto G4). However, I was surprised I was finding that my Windows Phone does things that my Android phone just can't, or in better ways, despite all the hype from people saying how rubbish WP is compared to Android. Maybe much of this comes down to what you are familiar with - if you are used to Android, trying to use a WP might be frustrating. But they’re not “junk” to me, even if they are to you (and “everyone” at your workplace).


It is everyone not "everyone". I'm not joking nor exaggerating. All 35 of them.

Only people who don't complain are the directors who have iPhones which thank God they don't as they're worse than wm!
grove39

I don't need one, you just need more money.


Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the attitude forthcoming also with the failure to read, understand and actually reply in context to my comments circumnavigate you may undereducated on minimum wage or less. Nothing you are posting actually makes sense in the real world. Good luck in life!
grove39

I don't need one, you just need more money.


Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the attitude forthcoming also with the failure to read, understand and actually reply in context to my comments circumnavigate you may undereducated on minimum wage or less. Nothing you are posting actually makes sense in the real world. Good luck in life!
WhiteGoose

To be fair, much of my experience of W10 was when I upgraded my Lumia 735 … To be fair, much of my experience of W10 was when I upgraded my Lumia 735 (I’ve done it twice now, but reverted back to WP8 each time). It runs terribly on it, even after the Anniversary Update, though obviously it was not specially designed to run W10. I’ve also used it on the Lumia 550, but still wasn’t so impressed with it - mainly in terms of the speed compared to WP8. Little things like the slight delay and showing of the Outlook logo when I open my mailbox - whereas I could instantly go to my mailbox with WP8. Frustrating as hell. Anyway, I’m sure MS will continue to iron out the issues...hopefully it will be sorted by the time of the Surface Phone!


Anniversary edition is for desktop/tablets. The phone edition will have a 'anniversary' when MS stabilise the MobileS rather than past throw them all out to market, they seem to be getting there with 550, 650 and 950, hopefully the mantra will stick - entry, mid, top - then and only then will WM anniversary be stable rather than working on a plethora of devices, most the plethora will go the way of my 1320, support dropped, concentrate on 3 models per year, wonder what WM devices are coming 2017.
seaniboy

Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the … Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the attitude forthcoming also with the failure to read, understand and actually reply in context to my comments circumnavigate you may undereducated on minimum wage or less. Nothing you are posting actually makes sense in the real world. Good luck in life!



I retired at 37. i don't need minimum wage.

"also with the failure to read, understand and actually reply in context to my comments circumnavigate you may undereducated on minimum wage or less."

"you may undereducated"

I think you may be the uneducated one here.
seaniboy

Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the … Really ? I have a iPhone 6S & 6K savings in the bank, tell me does the attitude forthcoming also with the failure to read, understand and actually reply in context to my comments circumnavigate you may undereducated on minimum wage or less. Nothing you are posting actually makes sense in the real world. Good luck in life! :)Anniversary edition is for desktop/tablets. The phone edition will have a 'anniversary' when MS stabilise the MobileS rather than past throw them all out to market, they seem to be getting there with 550, 650 and 950, hopefully the mantra will stick - entry, mid, top - then and only then will WM anniversary be stable rather than working on a plethora of devices, most the plethora will go the way of my 1320, support dropped, concentrate on 3 models per year, wonder what WM devices are coming 2017.



Ah ok, thanks for the info. Either way, having tried W10 on my Lumia 735 when it was first available, and then over a year later, it was still just as unusable. That said, I’m still a WP fan at heart. I read that Microsoft are due to release another WP this year, and then the surface phone after that. Looks like they have dropped the top - mid - budget approach of the 950, 650, and 550, and focussing on a single phone. It seems like a lifetime away from the time that there were close to 10 classes of Lumias...
Great value for money. BTW I have 640.
If only the phones were stable.

I had a 1020 running W8 and i loved it, could not find a fault. I then Dev tested the 1020 running W10...everything started failing. I was unable to downgrade back to W8 and i ended up buying a secondhand 1020 running W8 just to enjoy my mobile/ smartphone experience again. I pre-ordered 950XL and when it finally arrived (2 months of delays) i was really pleased.

If you log onto any phone comparing site and look at the specs compare: I-phone 7 plus VS Samsung S8+ VS Microsoft 950XL. The 950XL is right up there (by the way 950XL has been withdrawn from sale quietly - cant buy from Microsoft anymore). The problem i have found with the 950XL is a lack of apps to use the power of the phone. The front camera has a software fault which Microsoft refusing to release a patch.

One of the funny things i found was even though the battery is replaceable - Try and find a retailer selling a replacement battery... (good luck).

I have reluctantly jumped ship and whilst i wanted to hold out for Nokia 8 -scheduled June 2017... based on the 2 months delay on 950XL, i am not prepared to wait until August/ September for the new Nokia (specs look amazing).

Sorry to digress and heat added to a good back up phone.
Edited by: "derekduggan" 28th Apr 2017
d8smt

Love the Windows 10 phones .... If you don't bother with apps, I'd … Love the Windows 10 phones .... If you don't bother with apps, I'd recommend.


Or maybe buy a feature phone?
Edited by: "Agharta" 28th Apr 2017
iDealYou

https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/04/microsoft-officially-ends-support-for-a-bunch-of-windows-phones/



That doesn't apply to this deal, the Lumia 650 is still officially supported.

To be fair to Microsoft, the handsets they have dropped support for (at least for feature updates) are all over 2-4 years old. The handsets are still supported for security updates for the next 12 months though.

Microsoft is still allowing users with older handsets to upgrade to the latest version, by using the Windows Insider program. They even released a guide on how to do this yesterday in the Feedback Hub app. MSPoweruser has an article on it here: mspoweruser.com/mic…te/
jrw

I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows … I am not actually sure if this comment is serious or a joke?Windows phones are the worst phones i have ever used or supported. I wouldn't even know where to begin on their shortcomings compared to other manufacturers.Only Pro i can think of for a Windows phone is battery life. That is it.Hot deal though for a cheap phone.



​You can only speak of your own experience. I have used Windows phones, Android and Apple since circa 2012. Apple is nice but no way worth the premium. Windows is superior as an operating system for a reliable business phone.

I accept many don't like it, many want millions of apps, but for a slick and non buggy business phone, Windows is unbeatable.

And trust me, I'm a techie and blumin hate Microsoft, as is traditional.

My old iPhone was better, until the 2-year Apple limit of ioS support was … My old iPhone was better, until the 2-year Apple limit of ioS support was reached, then it was no good for anything other than making calls anyway.




Apple supports phones for longer than 2 years. You can install iOS 10 still on an iPhone 5 which came out in like 2012 so your statement is completely false. It might run visibly slower than on a newer iPhone but it is officially supported as I said.


Edited by: "hearts22" 28th Apr 2017
hearts22

Apple supports phones for longer than 2 years. You can install iOS 10 … Apple supports phones for longer than 2 years. You can install iOS 10 still on an iPhone 5 which came out in like 2012 so your statement is completely false. It might run visibly slower than on a newer iPhone but it is officially supported as I said. Edited By: hearts22 on Apr 28, 2017 10:38



Were you replying to me? I never mentioned Apple, or any other manufacturer, so how is my statement completely false?

Apple is the best at supporting its old hardware, I agree with that. They should focus on providing software that doesn't cripple the hardware though, as they don't optimise the software updates to run properly on older hardware.

IMO Microsoft is better than the majority of Android manufacturers that often only provide 1 feature update, or don't bother providing updates at all. They are generally getting much better at providing updates though recently.
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