Microsoft Lumia 640 XL now available in Canada at brick and mortar Microsoft Stores

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL now available in Canada at brick and mortar Microsoft Stores
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is now available at brick and mortar Microsoft Stores in Canada. Try to find it in the online Microsoft Store, and you'll end up wasting your time. The handset is offered in white only, unlocked and priced at the equivalent of $272 USD. Back in April, it was released in India and in the U.K. along with the Microsoft Lumia 640

The Lumia 640 XL carries a 5.7-inch 720 x 1280 resolution display. This works out to a pixel density of 259ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 400 SoC, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of internal storage. If you need additional memory, you can use the 128GB capacity microSD slot that is available for this purpose. The rear-facing 13MP camera has an aperture of f/2.0 so that it can handle low-light photography. A 5MP camera graces the front of the phone, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Eventually, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is supposed to end up on the shelves at AT&T for those in the states who don't feel like driving over the border and back just for a new handset. Meanwhile, smartphone buyers in Canada now have another Windows Phone option to consider assuming that this is still the platform they want on their intelligent phone.


source: Microsoft via MobileSyrup

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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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16 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

expansys-usa still has the better deal right now then.

17. dh12323

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

actually it's about the same price at the brick and morter store as it is on Expansys usa after you do the currency conversion and tax

2. samsboy unregistered

The specs are terrible. How smooth are windows phones?

3. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Ignorant? look at the price of this device and its butter smooth ;)

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Because it's cheap....if you want specs wait for the Lumia 1530....then you can talk about specs.

20. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

It's not cheap enough. $270 is way too much for what you get. You can spend 1/3 less and get amuch better Android, or spend the same and get a much much better andorid phone, or spend $30 more and get a much much much better andorid phone. I wanted to try the 640 XL. but for $270, not a chance. It shold be $170-$199 range for whatyou get, which is a 3 year old proccesor, 720p screen which even three years ago wasn't the best, 1 GB of ram is embarressing on a phone that cost that much. The camera doesn't make it worth the price.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

WP is not power demanding so it is smooth on any devices.

8. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Android phones with that price at least have S610 and 1080p display. If you can live without windows....buy thishttps://oneplus.net/ca_en/one#

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Those Chinese phones are mostly China only.

11. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

And it's also more expensive.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends. OnePlus is great. However I go to buy the phone from your site and they are sold out. Kinda pointless wouldn't you say? Also on our network for LTE, we use bands 12, 2, 4. 2 is now the dominate band for us, especially in the recently flipped 2g towers that are now LTE/2G, which is nearly every 2G tower out of the major cities, so land mass wise, 90% of towers (though population coverage is different). Considering that Phone only supports one LTE 4, and lacks the 1700 frequency to go along with the 2100 that our LTE bands would require and I am buying a non-LTE to use on our network.... https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4988

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

i was interested in trying this phone (xl) but it seems ATT is in no hurry to sell their version... I'll end up waiting on the flagship to maybe try WP10

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I to have been waiting, waiting far to long. When I got the test phones back in like Feb for the 640 I would have thought april 1 release for us, it is now past june.

18. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Way too expensive for you what get. I wanted to try the 640 XL, but for the money you can get SOOOOOOO much more with Android, just the facts. This phone should be $199 tops, but more like $175-ish. Microsoft is screwing themselves pricing this phone in this price range.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

soooooo much more? really? elaborate on which phone they sell at a carrier level that is sooooooooooo much more at launch prices?

19. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Even the $199 unlocked Zenfone 2 blows the 640 XL away in specsa nd value. The only thing the 640 XL offers is a better camera, though the Zenfone 2's camera is decent by most accounts.

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