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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4603 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity. Views about the sound and size are different.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640XL 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 640XL 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability.

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durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim 8GB (RM-1096) Unlocked international model- no warrantyMicrosoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim 8GB (RM-1096) Unlocked international model- no warranty

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

 

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.

Removable battery, Exchangeable back cover, Bright screen, High contrast, Good viewing angle stability, Accurate color reproduction, Extensive software, High-resolution cameras, Dual-SIM support, Decent price/performance ratio, Good reception, Clear...

Colors in pictures sometimes oversaturated, Pressure on the screen becomes visible, Occasional lags during use

The Lumia 640 XL is definitely a decent Windows Phone 8.1 phablet. Microsoft installs a very bright, viewing-angle-stable screen with good color reproduction. Acceptable performance rates and high-resolution cameras complement that.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE ( matte black)

 

Microsoft Devices' Lumia 640 XL LTE is the souped-up version of the company's 5-inch Lumia 640. The XL ups the screen size to 5.7-inches and adds 4G connectivity, while popping a significantly bigger 13-megapixel camera on the rear, a 5-megapixel one...

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE has a bright 5.7-inch screen, works on LTE networks, and has an impressive rear camera and long-lasting battery life.

The 720p resolution makes for a lower pixel density than you may want. The processor is a little under-specced for power-users, and the plastic casing can't match the premium feel of some phones.

It's no flagship, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE offers a solid big-screen experience at a budget price point that's hard to beat.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Nic Healey (cnet.com)

Lumia 640 XL LTE review:

 

If you're after a budget smartphone, then the biggest compromise you'll probably have to make is on the camera -- it's just not cost-effective to get the required lens in a cheaper phone. Luckily, Microsoft has found a way to put a quality camera in...

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE has a bright 5.7-inch screen, works on LTE networks, and has an impressive rear camera and long-lasting battery life.

The 720p resolution makes for a lower pixel density than you may want. The processor is a little under-specced for power-users, and the plastic casing can't match the premium feel of some phones.

It's no flagship, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE offers a solid big-screen experience at a budget price point that's hard to beat.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Maurizio Pesce (wired.com)

Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

Microsoft's newest oversized Lumia phone has a great camera and a nice design, but it can't escape the confines of being a budget smartphone.

The best camera you can get at this price. Updated software brings cool features like Glance Screen, Kids Corner, and Apps Corner. Comes with one-year subscription of Office 365 included

At 5.7-inches, the 720p screen is a bit stretched. Daylight readability can be a significant problem. Microsoft has been cleaning up some preinstalled apps, and yet the Lumia 640 XL is still loaded with redundant bloatware

May, 2015

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review

 

Just last month, we got to experience the Microsoft Lumia 640, a budget-priced Windows Phone first introduced back during Mobile World Congress 2015. As a complement, now, its bigger sized twin is now available for the taking – bringing together a...

Decent camera quality ; Fair amount of value with its $250 cost ; Bright screen ; Light weight considering its size

Not a strong performer with graphics processing ; Speaker audio quality is strained

Windows Phones in general are in short supply, which means that we’re more accepting of phablet-sized ones even more, especially when they’re even rarer to find in the wild. Far from being a specs beast meant to tackle on the big names in space, the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review: Big Screen Without A Big Price Tag

 

We recently had a chance to put the Lumia 435, one of the first Microsoft branded Lumia budget smartphones, through its paces. While decent in some areas, it did falter in others – namely the camera. We were able to get our hands on the newest...

The Lumia 640 XL is definitely on the upper end of the budget line cost wise, but it is a great device with a decent screen, great camera, outstanding battery, and even has a SIM card slot and NFC capabilities. Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL is definitely a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL gives you a smartphone with an enormous screen at a low price. Running Windows Phone 8.1, you'll find plenty of pre-installed functionality, although the third-party app market is limited compared with Android or iOS. Still,...

The Lumia 640 XL is more mid-range in price than the entry-level Lumia 640 . It shares most of the features that make the Lumia 640 a great budget choice, with the benefit of the super-size screen, a better camera, and exceptional battery life. The...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Adam Z. Lein (pocketnow.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: the latest Windows Phone phablet

 

The Lumia 640 XL is Microsoft's latest budget-friendly phablet and it's ready for Windows 10 Mobile.

SensorCore, pedometer, NFC, Miracast support ; Decent 13 megapixel camera with Rich Capture features ; 5 megapixel front facing camera ; Large screen ; Removable battery ; Replaceable battery covers with multiple color optionsCons ; Lite version of...

Lite version of Glance Mode doesn’t show as much info ; Too large for one-handed usage ; Only 8Gb of internal storage (you really need to buy a MicroSD card) ; No wireless charging covers available ; Battery cover can get bent out of shape too easily ;...

The Lumia 640 XL has a great set of features for its $249 price tag. It’s disappointing that the battery cover could get bent out of shape so easily though, and it’s also disappointing that there is no Qi wireless charging capable battery cover...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL for AT&T

 

Microsoft's latest Windows handset for AT&T is the powerful 640 XL, a massive device best suited to phablet lovers. It features a 5.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and an assortment of AT&T and Microsoft apps and services. Here...

If you're in the market for a Windows phablet, the Lumia 640 XL is "extra likeable" and I recommend it. If you want something a bit more compact, the 640, available from Cricket or GoPhone, might be a better option.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

This big screen Windows Phone is easy on the wallet, selling for $249 full retail and 99 pennies with contract. The 640 XL has a 5.7" display, a removable 3,000 mAh battery, 4G LTE and a microSD card slot. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 on the 1.2...

LTE 4G, good cameras and a big screen for a low price

It's a midrange phone, don't expect top specs

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a very likeable and solid phone at a reasonable price. If you're in the market for a big screen phone on a budget and are a fan of Windows Phone or are hankering to try that OS, it's a great introduction to the platform....

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 14.2

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:259

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS:No / Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
USB port:No / Yes