Lumia 550 vs Lumia 540 vs Lumia 640With the launch of Lumia 550 Microsoft has made it tougher for prospective mid-range Lumia buyers by announcing one more compelling device.  The Lumia 550 belongs to the lower mid-range and it brings 4.7-inch, 720p display, 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP FFC.  Price wise too it is expected to be pretty close to Lumia 540’s current price.

So, in this article we will compare Lumia 640, Lumia 535, Lumia 550 and Lumia 540 and see how these four fare against each other in terms of specs, features and pricing. Check the comparison table below. We will bring more in terms of hand-on coverage when we will get the review units.

Microsoft Lumia 550 vs Lumia 540 vs Lumia 640 vs Lumia 535:

Lumia 550Lumia 640Lumia 540Lumia 535
DisplayLumia 550 has 4.7-inch, 720p resolution LCD display. 316 PPI.Lumia 640 has 5-inch, 720p resolution display. 294 PPI.Lumia 540 has a 5 inch, 720p IPS LCD display. 294 PPI.Lumia 535 has 5-inch, 960x540p display. 220 PPI.
Design, Thickness & WeightPolycarbonate, 141.4 gm, 9.9 mmPolycarbonate, 145 gm, 8.8 mmPolycarbonate, 152 gm, 9.4 mmPolycarbonate, 145.3 gm, 8.8 mm
NavigationLumia 550 has on-screen touch buttonsLumia 640 has on-screen touch buttonsLumia 540 has on-screen touch buttons.Lumia 535 has on-screen touch buttons.
ProcessorLumia 550 is powered by a quad-core Snapdrgon 210 processorLumia 640 by a quad-core Snapdrgon 400 processorLumia 540 by a quad-core Snapdrgon 200 processorLumia 535 by a quad-core Snapdrgon 200 processor
BatteryLumia 550 has 2100 mAh batteryLumia 640 has 2500 mAh batteryLumia 540 has 2200 mAh BatteryLumia 535 has 1905 mAh battery
Storage8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.8 GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.
SimDual-Sim supportDual-Sim supportDual-Sim supportDual-Sim support
FFC2 MP FFC, 480p video0.9 MP FFC, 720p video5 MP FFC, (848 x 480)5 MP FFC, (848 x 480)
Motion Data (SensorCore)YesYesNoNo
Rear Camera5 MP rear camera, F/2.4 aperture, 1/4 inch sensor8 MP rear camera, 1/4 inch sensor, F/2.2 aperture8 MP rear camera, 1/4 inch sensor, F/2.2 aperture5 MP camera, F/2.4, 1/4 inch sensor
Advanced Imaging featuresLiving ImagesDynamic flash, Rich capture, Living ImagesNoNo
Video capture720p1080pFWVGA (848 x 480)FWVGA (848 x 480)
Glance ScreenYesYesNoNo
Pricing (RRP in India)Rs 9999 (Expected)Rs 11999Rs 9999Rs 8999
Pricing Europe£120£129.99 / $228£119£99.99

For the price it commands, Lumia 550 is a very compelling package. In terms of comparison, while Lumia 540 beats it in imaging department with higher MP cameras (both rear and front), Lumia 550 has better PPI display and may be more one-handed use friendly. Lumia 550 also comes with Glance screen, Motion Data & Living Images features missing from Lumia 540. Lumia 550 rear camera can shoot in 720p resolution while Lumia 540 can capture only 480p videos.

Lumia 640 stands out with 8 MP camera and features like Glance screen, advanced camera features, 1080p video capture, SensorCore, bigger battery and very good pricing that may make it favorite device of many. Only let down is the 0.9 MP FFC.

Lumia 540 comes packed with 5 inch display, 8 MP camera and 5 MP FFC. Its rear camera is similar to what we have on Lumia 640. But it can’t capture videos beyond 480p resolution. It also lacks Glance screen and advanced imaging features. It also has Snapdragon 200 processor as compared to Snapdragon 400 on Lumia 640. Catch our Lumia 540 long term  in-depth review by clicking here.

Coming to Lumia 535, for the features it packs and price it commands, it is still a very compelling device. It packs a 5 MP FFC as compared to 2 MP FFC of Lumia 550 but obviously misses in PPI, video capture, processor etc. In fact Lumia 540 is an ideal successor to it.

Finally, Lumia 550 may prove to be another hot Lumia in terms of sales performance, as it packs lots of punch for the indicated price of $139.