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Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8536 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are generally positive. The performance and size also get good views, but many are critical 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 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim 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 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640 5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 640 5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reception.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AT&T GoPhone Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1AT&T GoPhone Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MICROSOFT LUMIA 640 3G DUAL SIM BLACK 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED CELL PHONEMICROSOFT LUMIA 640 3G DUAL SIM BLACK 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED CELL PHONE

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 review: It's the practical Windows Phone most people can afford

 

You get Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, but the phone cuts some classic Lumia features to keep its price down.

Aside from the caveats I’ve listed above—especially the limited storage—I see nothing truly wrong with the Lumia 640. I just think that you’ll be happier with the Lumia 830.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Single Sim

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a bit different however. It's running Windows Phone software, made up of big, colourful tiles that will come as a refreshing change to anyone that's become a little jaded with Android . It has a great 5-inch display, 4G LTE...

Both the screen and camera are among the best you'll find at this price, you can swap out the back panels for fresh colours, and the Windows Phone software is easy to use.

The front camera has a very poor resolution, the battery life is short, and the under-stocked app store won't please anyone wanting the latest apps and games.

The great screen and camera make the Lumia 640 a brilliant phone for anyone on a budget who wants an alternative to Android -- so long as you aren't too bothered about apps.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 review

 

The budget end of the phone market is dominated by a slew of Android phones, most of which have near-identical black or grey designs and the same outdated software that slogs through even the basics.

Both the screen and camera are among the best you'll find at this price, you can swap out the back panels for fresh colours, and the Windows Phone software is easy to use.

The front camera has a very poor resolution, the battery life is short, and the under-stocked app store won't please anyone wanting the latest apps and games.

The great screen and camera make the Lumia 640 a brilliant phone for anyone on a budget who wants an alternative to Android -- so long as you aren't too bothered about apps.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

 

The group that was once Nokia's mobile division has gone through a great number of changes in the past few years. After declining sales of Symbian devices, the company decided to go all in with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In a very short time,...

In the end, I feel like the Lumia 640 is a great device as far as hardware is concerned, but for me it was let down by its software. I'm sure there are people who won't have the trouble with third party apps that I did, but I'm confident that there are...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 Review: Cricket’s scrappy cyan warrior

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 isn't all that remarkable on its own. It's another Windows Phone device, made by the people who up until this past year were known as Nokia. Now it comes from Microsoft, and it's ready to roll for a cool $130 USD. That's a good...

The value of this device is in its ability to provide calls, popular app access, and photos, all at reasonably fine quality for a rather low price. If you’ve never owned a smartphone before, this might be a great time to have a peek. If you’ve owned a...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

 

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?

swappable back cover, battery is removable, dual SIM cards, diverse software package, good GPS location capabilities, takes good photos in low-light conditions, precise touchscreen, bright display and pretty accurate colors, good speaker, good voice...

fairly high power consumption, front-facing camera is almost unusable, details in photos often washed out, no USB cable included, speaker can sound muffled at times

More RAM, a front-facing camera, higher resolution - the list of improvements is pretty long when we compare the Lumia 640 to its predecessor. An update was sorely needed to keep the phone competitive and Microsoft delivered. Despite the...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 640

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone : Microsoft launches the Lumia 640, a powerful smartphone with an affordable price tag. The Lumia 640 takes productivity to the next level by giving you greater flexibility to accomplish more on the go, making it a...

The Lumia 640 comes loaded with the popular Glance screen feature and is equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass display. Have fun while viewing photos and videos on its 5-inch HD crisp display and enjoy them even in daylight, thanks to the sunlight...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia Windows smartphones

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphones : Microsoft Mobile introduces two new, affordable Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL , both of which give consumers the flexibility to do more anywhere, and at any time. These Microsoft smartphones will be...

Because we absolutely believe that Windows will be the home for the very best of Microsoft experiences, our hope is that these cross-platform initiatives will not only deliver great Microsoft experiences on all platforms, but will also serve to bring...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Review: A Very Affordable LTE Windows Phone

 

A couple months ago we reviewed Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL, a large screen Windows Phone without the big price tag our Lumia 640 LTE review takes a look at the smaller sibling.

Battery life, design, price.

Speakers, Windows Phone ecosystem needs work.

The Lumia 640 LTE is a great and affordable budget phone with a decent screen and outstanding battery life and great performance. If you’re looking for a budget or starter phone, and have been considering a Windows Phone, you’ll want to consider the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

 

In this review, we're putting the Lumia 640 through some testing to see whether or not it's something that can pique the interest of consumers. At the very least, though, some might be instantly dazzled by its hard-to-beat pricing of $129.99 as a...

130 cost makes it extremely affordable ; Distinctive Lumia design with bright color options ; Same camera app experience as other high-end Lumias ; Call quality is pretty clear

Underpowered rear speaker ; Choppy performance with gaming ; Soft details with 1080p video recording

Everyone is eagerly awaiting for the next-gen Lumia smartphone, the one that’s specs heavy, feature-rich, and heavy handed against the competition. Well, we’re going to have to wait longer because the Microsoft Lumia 640 isn’t that handset. Rather,...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500 / 3000
Battery performance:250 / 2500
Battery recharge time:8.7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10.8 / 10.9 / 11 / 13
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 86
Continuous audio playback time (display off):86
Continuous video playback time:11.7 / 8.6 / 8.7 / 86 / 9
Standby time (2G):840 / 864 / 936
Standby time (3G):840 / 864 / 870
Talk time (2G):26 / 26.5 / 27.3 / 31.3
Talk time (3G):17.5 / 18 / 20.3 / 23.7

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure:Y / Yes
Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 3 / 1 / 4
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.9
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.45 / 0.6 / 0.60
Body SAR (EU):0.45 / 0.6 / 0.60
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.69 / 0.73
Head SAR (EU):0.69 / 0.73

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.7
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:No / Y / Yes
Pixel density:259 / 294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / AAC, AMR-NB, MP3 / AMR-NB, LC-AAC / AMR-NB,LC-AAC / LC-AAC, AMR-NB
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, MPEG4, VC-1 / MP4, H.263, H.264, AVC, MPEG4, VC-1
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, 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,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1 / AVC,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1 / 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.263,MPEG4,VC-1 / MP4,H.263,H.264,AVC,MPEG4,VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,1800,1900 / 850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,850,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:2100,900,800,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,1700,1900,2100,2600 / 800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2100,2600 / 900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, MAP, GATT, HFP, PBAP, PAN, HID / A2DP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA / AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,MSCHAPv2,PEAP,WEP,WPA,WPA2 / EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,MSCHAPv2,WEP,WPA,WPA2 / EAP-AKA,EAP-SIM,EAP-TLS,EAP-TTLS,PEAP,WEP,WPA,WPA2 / WEP, MSCHAPv2, AES, PEAP, WPA, TKIP, EAP-AKA, WPA2, EAP-TLS, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Music player: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Docking connector: No
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor brand name:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:400

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operating system version:8.1
Platform:Windows

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Gorilla Glass:3
Waterproof: No

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.346 / 0.354
Height:5.55 / 5.56 / 6.22
Weight:5.11 / 6.03
Width:2.84 / 3.21