Microsoft Lumia 640 joins AT&T's prepaid GoPhone lineup, will set you back $79.99

Microsoft Lumia 640 joins AT&T's prepaid GoPhone lineup, will set you back $79.99
Earlier today, the carrier quietly added another smartphone to the GoPhone series, the $79.99 Microsoft Lumia 640. The new addition comes after, just a couple of days ago, AT&T added the Asus Zenfone 2E to its affordable GoPhone prepaid lineup.

Previously available through some retailers as well as T-Mobile and its pre-paid subsidiary (MetroPCS), the Microsoft Lumia 640 is one of the most popular Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones currently around, a feat that it has achieved through a balance of low pricing and decent hardware.

At, $79.99, the Lumia 640 offers a good value if you're in the market for a smartphone that can do the basics, but not much more than that. The handset comes with 5-inch IPS display running a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of MicroSD-expandable integrated storage space. 

In the camera department, the Lumia 640 comes with an 8MP primary shooter, as well as a 1MP secondary shooter on the front. The handset is powered by a 2500mAh battery, one that easily lasts through the day on a single charge. Check out our full Microsoft Lumia 640 review for a more detailed analysis of the handset.

At the moment, the Microsoft Lumia 640 comes with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, but the handset will get a free update to Windows 10 Mobile once Microsoft's new mobile OS rolls out later this year.

Make sure to drop us a comment and let us know if you'll be grabbing the Microsoft Lumia 640 from AT&T now that the handset is a part of the carrier's GoPhone lineup.


source: AT&T via Windows Central

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4 Comments

1. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

This is great. I already got the Tmobile version for $100. I can't think of any better phone you can buy with $100 or less. Spend an extra $14 on a 32gb class 10 micro sd and you're good to go.

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Seriously PA? Can't do More than just the basics?

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7581; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When it's missing a vast ecosystem like Apples and Androids ecosystems. Then it can't do more than just the basics.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Then I guess using it as a work phone that constantly is using work related apps, casting to projectors, watching videos, podcasts, downloading torrents, ad free youtube - playing behind apps (something google is barely getting now), emails, games, wifi sharing, RAW photos, syncing my music/movies over onedrive for having GB of data. Not to mention Kids mode, App mode, and then business mode. Seriously if you think that any phone has 1million apps on it, when its already proven android users don't actually down load a ton of apps, average users. Then again here I am with the last time I had 8.1 (haven't check 10), had 198 apps on my phone. But you know they were just for the basics like you know 50 email apps, 50 calling apps, 50 sms apps. App gap? yup no one denies it, but basics please, that is just showing truth to the android users having lower iq than iphone users

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