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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4637 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The performance and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Opinions about the sound and size are different. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

price, usability, screen, portability, camera

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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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability.

performance, portability, price, screen, usability

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

Oct, 2018

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 (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE matte white

 

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 : 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 : 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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

Microsoft Lumia 640XL smartphone : The Lumia 640 XL is the latest addition to the Microsoft Windows Phones. The Nokia Lumia 640 XL is perfect for both work and play, the smartphone comes with a wealth of features out of the box at an affordable price....

The 5.7-inch HD display is the perfect canvas for when you're watching videos, enjoying your photos, playing games, or creating, editing and sharing documents. It also comes equipped with the popular Glance screen feature. In between calls, you'll...

Mar, 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 take a look at Microsoft's large screen budget smartphone in our Lumia 640 XL review and see how it stacks up against other Windows devices available on the market.

Battery life, camera, price.

Could use better speakers.

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 microSD card slot and NFC capabilities. Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL is...

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 : Travis Pope (gottabemobile.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Review

 

Microsoft dropped some extras with the Lumia 640 XL LTE. In particular, I’m not thrilled with the lack of a physical camera button. Forcing users to buy a separate cover to get wireless charging isn’t awesome either. Both complaints are the result of...

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery recharge time:11.7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 14.2 / 14.3
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 98
Continuous video playback time:10.7 / 102 / 11.7
Standby time (2G):30.3 / 888 / 936
Standby time (3G):24 / 890 / 930
Talk time (2G):30.3 / 31.3
Talk time (3G):23.7 / 24

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:No / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 3 / 1/3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.4 / 0.44
Body SAR (EU):0.4 / 0.44
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.69
Head SAR (EU):0.69

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Orange, White / Blue / Cyan / Orange / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:259
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, LC-AAC / MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264, MP4
Video compression formats:AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1 / AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1 / H.264,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:N / Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM,GPRS / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,850,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,2600,800,2100,1800
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GATT, HFP, HID, LAP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, LAP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, MAP, HFP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, PBAP, GATT
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:AES, MSCHAPv2, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other Features

Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Talk Time:30.3

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nCompany Hub\nLync\nMicrosoft Outlook\nOneDrive\nMicrosoft Office / HERE Drive+\nHERE Maps\nHERE Transit\nLumia Camera\nLumia Refocus\nLumia Selfie\nLumia Moments\nXbox Music\nMixRadio\nAdobe Reader\nLync\nMicrosoft Outlook\nMicrosoft OneDrive\nMicrosoft Excel\nMicrosoft Word\nMicrosoft PowerPoint\nMicrosoft OneNote\nTouch UI\nXBox-Live Hub\nDirectX 11\nFacebook\nLinkedIn\nTwitter\nWhatsApp
Cables included:USB
Memory card included:MicroSD
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:N
TV out:N
TV-out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / No / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:16
Internal memory:8000
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:8
Built-in sensors:Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, SensorCore

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.354
Height:6.22
Weight:6.03
Width:3.21