Deal: Cricket is currently selling Microsoft's Lumia 650 and Lumia 640 at discounted prices

Deal: Cricket is currently selling Microsoft's Lumia 650 and Lumia 640 at discounted prices
If you're looking for a budget Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that can breeze through basic tasks without breaking the bank, Cricket Wireless currently has both the Microsoft Lumia 650 and the older Microsoft Lumia 640 available at promotional prices.

The Microsoft Lumia 650, the entry-level Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that Microsoft sells for a cent under $200, is now available from Cricket at $119.99. Since Cricket is a prepaid carrier, you won't be tied to a carrier agreement, although you won't be able to use the handset on other networks.

The Lumia 650 features hardware specs that include a 5-inch AMOLED panel running at 720 by 1280 pixels, an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset with a quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of microSD-expandable integrated storage, an LTE radio, an 8MP primary camera, and a 5MP secondary sensor on the front. All of this hardware is powered up by a 2000mAh battery.

Overall, the Microsoft Lumia 650 offers a solid build, a good display, as well as a decent camera. That's more than we can say about most other smartphones in its price range. However, as mentioned in our detailed Microsoft Lumia 650 review, the handset also comes with its fair share of drawbacks.


The Lumia 640, which was Microsoft's budget-minded Windows Phone 8.1 handset can be had from Cricket at just $29.99 for new activations, or at just $9.99 if you're switching from another carrier. 

The Lumia 640 comes with hardware specs such as a 5-inch display running at 720 by 1280 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal storage, an 8MP primary camera, a 1MP selfie camera on the front and a 2500mAh battery. 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile, or you can keep using the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, which is installed out of the box.

Overall, the specs of the Microsoft Lumia 640 are fairly unimpressive, but the handset makes for a great backup device. You can't really ask for more smartphone at a price of $29.99.

What do you guys think of Cricket's deals on the Lumia 640 and 650?

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11 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Maybe if they reduce the price down to 1 dollar, then it might be with it. Who am I kidding it's not even worth a buck.

2. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 199; Member since: May 03, 2012

Stupidest thing i have ever read. You obviously haven't used one of these. Runs better than a lot of other phones at a fraction of the cost. Dumb fan boy.

11. rkoforever90

Posts: 479; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

It's good for rough usage I have 640 I use it in work site

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

so 640 has better specs than 650? WTF? How the hell do Microsoft name their phones?

4. Subie

Posts: 2429; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The Snapdragon 212 is more fuel efficient and performs just as well as the old SD 400. The 650 also comes with 16 GB of internal storage as opposed to 8GB in the older 640. The 650 also has a nicer amoled screen. What better specs are you talking about?

5. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

"fuel efficient" I'm going to guess you like to talk about cars as well as mobile tech?

10. Subie

Posts: 2429; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, cars are lot's of fun too :)

6. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

620>630 640>650, strange but true

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

So could I use this on AT&T? I know it says cricket onlyou but they both run on the same network

8. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

AFAIK, AT&T phones will run on Cricket, but Cricket phones won't run on AT&T. Strange, but that's what I heard.

12. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

they have, mostly, the same specs and yet the 640 is "unimpressive"? srly? almost everybody loves the 640 but you

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