Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review

3G only     See other variants reviews Score: 7.26/10
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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim Blue 8GB (RM-1096) Unlocked international model- no warranty

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a mid-level phone, which features a large 5.7 inches display, a fast Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 1.2 GHz, and two cameras, a 13 MP back facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front side camera.

Microsoft decided to design this cellphone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip, packing a great performance Quad-Core processing unit clocking at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB RAM. Graphic rendering usually uses a lot of processing time, so it has an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit working at 450 MHz to take some work out of the CPU. A good point of this phone is its big 8 GB internal memory and a slot for external memory cards, which allows the user to install a couple hundred apps without any trouble.

The Lumia 640 XL has a beautiful design, with a thickness of just 0.35". This cellphone is a compact cellphone, given that it presents a 5.7 inches screen and it's only 6.22" long. This cellphone feels much lighter than what you would expect from a cellphone like this. This phone is for sale in a nice range of color variations: black, orange, blue and white.

This phone features two cameras, a 13 MP back side camera and a 5 mega-pixels front facing camera. this phone's back side camera lens has a f/2 aperture so it can capture very nice photographs even in low lighting situations. It is capable of capturing videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. In addition, this phone's camera also features auto-focus and flash.

This device is equipped with a very good 1280 x 720 (HD) 5.7" display, making everything look beautiful. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This device features a big 3000 mAh replaceable battery that can keep this cellphone running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it. According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has an aproximate stand by time of 888 hs and a talk time of 30.3 hours.

The Lumia 640 XL has wifi connection (and it can share it with other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high speed data connection and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a slower 4G type or 3G fast internet connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Lumia 640 XL works with a Micro SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This cellphone costs just 140 dollars, a really low price comparing with other similar cellphones. This cellphone is definitely a great option for you if you will use it mostly for social networks and internet browsing, are looking for a cellphone to play lots of games, are looking for a phone for work or you love taking photographs.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows Phone 8.1
Variant:3G only
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Dimensions:6.22 x 3.21 x 0.35 inchesMetric15.8 x 8.15 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:6.03 ouncesMetric170.95 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Orange and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Price:$ 140.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.7 inchesMetric14.5 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:258 pixels per inchMetric101.57 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor: Quad-Core 1200 MHz
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 305 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:3000 mAh
Stand-by Time:888 hours
Talk Time:30.3 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor