Microsoft Lumia 640 XL goes official: affordable LTE phablet


Microsoft today unveiled the Lumia 640 XL, a larger-screen version of the otherwise fairly similar affordable Lumia 640 handset.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL comes with a 5.7-inch display (versus a 5-inch display on the Lumia 640), and it runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with the promise to get upgraded to Windows 10. Microsoft is also including a 1-year free subscription to Office 365 for increased productivity. The handset arrives in a range of vivid colors as well, a signature move for the Lumia brand.

Specs in a nutshell:
Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradeable to Windows 10)
Display: 5.7" 720 x 1280-pixel ClearBlack IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3
Camera: 13MP rear cam with 1/3" sensor and f/2 lens, 5MP wide-angle front-cam
Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm
Weight: 171g
System chip: Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 8GB, supports up to 128GB microSD cards
Battery: 3,000mAh

The 640 XL also brings a 13-megapixel camera that Microsoft says is an improvement over the 8-megapixel shooter of the 5" 640. It's also got a beefier, 3,000mAh battery.

Finally, the Lumia 640 XL release date is set for April 2015, and the price is $210 (189 euro) for the 3G model and $245 (219 euro) for the 4G LTE version.


source: Microsoft

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Lumia 640 XL
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Nice phone for its price.

2. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Awesome! Pure value for money phone! Too good!

3. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

At least it has ZEISS lens but why still S400? Shld be 410 or 615..

6. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Do you have any idea of the difference between the 410 and 400 ??

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice payable, Microsoft! Definitely something I would pick up as a secondary handset.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22049; Member since: May 28, 2014

*Nice phablet

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wow, I'm liking this.

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

this a very good back up phone for cheap

21. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I really want to like this phone; especially at that price!!! If this was running Android I'd be jumping all over the place. But I can't really justify spending lots of money on another Windows Phone. I LOVED the 635 hardware but it wasn't worth the $90 I paid for it at the time so I returned it. Then I ended up buying a Lumia 520 when it hit $20 on Amazon. I've been kicking around the idea of selling the 520 for $25 and buying a 635 with LTE for $50 but I don't even know if Windows Phone is worth $50. The shortage of useful apps kills the platform as a viable alternative for me. Especially when really good phones like the BLU Studio Energy is only $149 and has the amazing battery life it does(I bought one), plus it has access to the full Play Store which has a TON of apps....that's a true backup phone. My $20 520 is growing dust just like the 635 I had started to do before I returned it. :~( I REALLY want to love you Windows but I can't live without a Safeway app, or an official app for my bank, not to mention the Google apps which I know is not your fault. Web versions are just impossible to use for some of these services.

8. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

wireless charging ?

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nice one. Microsoft is making me want a WP device again.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

will have to pick one up and try it out. Still waiting for the 50th s6 article detailing the same things, instead of a bullet point system you did here.

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed all the S6 articles. It's a miracle I even saw this article.

12. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

This is a STEAL compared to how Microsoft has been pricing phones over the last year or so. I hope this means they are going to start getting things right.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I hope they price competitive and near costs so that they can catch up. Considering production is now theirs they can afford this kind of razor thin margin.

14. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

"Microsoft is planning to release the Lumia 640 in April with LTE and 3G variants. The 3G version will start at 139 euro ($155), and the LTE variant will be priced at 159 euro ($178). The larger Lumia 640 XL will debut this month priced at 189 euro ($211) for the 3G version and 219 euro ($245) for the LTE variant." http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/2/8128667/microsoft-lumia-640-lumia-640-xl-hands-on

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm sure they will be aggressively priced since they're coming to AT&T, T-Mobile and Metro Piece of S**t.

19. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You mean Nokia , right ? because Microsoft only has hd the bussines for little over half a year .. 535 , 435 and 532 all have great prices...

20. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Nope. I mean MS. That deal closed last April.

17. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Why not call it 1340?

18. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Maybe XL is going to be their new branding for phablets

22. mohamed.k

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think its a wonderful phone , Iam looking forward to having one

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