Microsoft Lumia 640 now available in the US via Cricket
posted by Florin T. / May 15, 2015, 1:16 PM
Cricket is asking $129.99 for the Lumia 640, no contract required. It looks like only the cyan version of the phone is available to buy, at least for now. If you get the handset before June 30, Microsoft will offer you a 1-year Office 365 Personal bundle for free (normally $69.99).
The Lumia 640 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, which is complemented by 1 GB of RAM. It's got an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 0.9 MP camera on the front. Other features include LTE connectivity, HERE Maps & Drive, Cortana, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2500 mAh battery.
Currently running Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 640 will be among the first handsets to be officially updated to Windows 10 (probably sometime this summer). In the near future, the smartphone will also be released by AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. Interested?
- Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 0.9 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2500 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)
Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015
Waiting on 940xl or 1520 Sucessor
posted on May 15, 2015, 3:20 PM 2
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
Crazy thing is that even the 1520 is still top notch and doesn't feel like a old flagship. Really it's just the OS isn't as polished compared to the note 4 with the stylus and multiapp window. I definitely want a 6in intel continuum phone with a 24MP snapper on the back.
posted on May 15, 2015, 7:20 PM 0
Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012
Buy cricket and never see a phone update ever again. Yeah, I saw that other article, and until I see proof of it, expect otherwise.
posted on May 15, 2015, 11:09 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 02, 2013
Well wait just a minute. While the updates on Cricket are non-existent, it is well worth noting that Cricket had been offering substantial subsidies for their phones. With the 640 selling overseas unlocked for $182 (source: PhoneArena) ...Cricket's initial offering for the 640 ($130) is subsidized about 30%. There's also a catch. You must activate a new line of service which costs an additional $25. So $130 + 25 + sales tax = about a $15 break on the cost of an unlocked version. Until the price comes down another $80, totally worth it to grab an unlocked device.
posted on May 17, 2015, 8:00 PM 0
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