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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review

LTE Dual Sim     See other variants reviews Score: 7.27/10
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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a solid Windows Phone 8.1 device, with a great performance Quad-Core processor ticking at 1200 MHz, a really big 5.7" touch-screen, and two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 5 megapixels front camera.

This cellphone is much lighter than what one would think about a cellphone like this. Microsoft sells this device in many different colors: black, orange, blue and white. This phone just has 6.22" long, but it manages to hold a 5.7 inches display. Being just 0.35 inches thick,this cellphone is very thin and comfortable.

This cellphone has a good level 1280 x 720 (HD) 5.7 inches screen, which makes all images and movies look great. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

Microsoft decided to power this cellphone using a great performance 1.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU, included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip with 1 GB of RAM memory. Graphic intensive applications and games usually eats lots of CPU cycles, so it has a 450 megahertz Adreno 305 graphic processing unit to improve overall performance. A good advantage of this cellphone is its quite large 8 GB internal memory and an SD card slot, which allows the user to install hundreds of apps and games without any problem.

The Lumia 640 XL is equipped with two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back camera and a 5 MP front side camera. this device's back camera lens has a maximum 2 aperture so it can shoot clear photos even in dark conditions. It is also able to shoot videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. This phone also includes flash and auto-focus.

This device has wifi capability (and it can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, that is a bit slower 4G technology or 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Lumia 640 XL supports dual sim cards so it's able to work with two different carriers or phone numbers.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

The Lumia 640 XL packs a 3000 mAh amazing battery, enough to provide this cellphone with a marvelous battery life. Microsoft informs a stand by time of 888 hours and a talk time of 30.3 hs for this device.

This cellphone is being sold for 180 dollars, really cheap comparing with other similar phones. No matter if you need a cellphone for work, are looking for a gamer phone, want a cellphone to mainly use social networks and internet browsing or are an amateur photographer, you will definitely love this phone.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Microsoft
Operating System (OS):Windows Phone 8.1
Variant:LTE Dual Sim
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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:$ 180.00

Display

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

Hardware

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)

Battery

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

Camera

Back camera:13 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.00
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

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