Nokia Lumia 635 coming to T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T

Nokia Lumia 635 coming to T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T
No sooner had the Nokia Lumia 635 been introduced, than three U.S. carriers quickly announced that the phone would be available for their customers this summer. T-Mobile, MetroPCS and AT&T all announced that they will be carrying the entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 model. T-Mobile has high expectations for the phone, saying that it will be more popular than the Nokia Lumia 521. Considering that the Lumia 521 is a twin of the most popular Windows Phone model (the Nokia Lumia 520), that is saying a mouthful.

The Nokia Lumia 635 will also be made available for customers of MetroPCS, the pre-paid carrier that is owned by T-Mobile. Pricing hasn't been disclosed for either carrier, although Nokia said that the phone would be priced at $189. T-Mobile has a placeholder up on its website, which you can see by clicking on the sourcelink.

AT&T, the nation's second largest carrier, announced that it too will be offering the Nokia Lumia 635. The mobile operator added that it was the first carrier to offer a Nokia branded Windows Phone model, that it was the first to offer a Windows Phone with LTE connectivity, and that it has the largest selection of Windows Phone models to choose from.

While we might not know the exact release date, we are told by T-Mobile that the Nokia Lumia 635 will be the first handset to come with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. The phone will be equipped with a 4.5 inch ClearBlack display with 480 x 854 resolution, and will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. The Nokia Lumia 635 will be available in 5 colors, and offer changeable shells for those who like to customize their handset.

source: T-Mobile, AT&T via WMPoweruser



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

First WP to run multi carrier at lunch...Proud of the progress.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Snap400 1.2ghz quad-core and only 512 of ram? This is so wrong. Should have been 1gb of ram.

3. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Argh! & the only thing that will stop me from picking this up is the lack of a flash for the camera. That should be standard by now! & this will be pretty useless in low light & indoor shots etc. Why on earth is Nokia always putting one thing like making the screen bigger on this then the 620, But now no flash for the camera! I'll stick with my Moto G a while. Little things like this are really turning me away from Nokia. I would like to try WP possibly in the future again though.

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

1gb ram flash light front camera 720p display Yeah, I would say the Moto G is a clearly better choice in that price range. Though the Moto G lacks LTE (which isn't a problem to me. HSPA+ in my area is good) This one also lacks the sensor for auto brightness adjustment. Such a joke... Anyway, If I want a Lumia at that price range now, I would just go for the Lumia 925. It's only $210 including shipping, and you get 720p amoled display, front camera, a much better main camera, 1gb ram,

6. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Oh ya no front cam either. Ya fail haha. Strange with there model numbers. I wouldn't consider this a successor to the 620.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Wait... Gotta clear something up. "Ya fail" what? xD

8. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

LOL. I meant Oh yeah theres is no front cam either. This is a FAIL :)

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah. It is. I guess we can wait and see its price drop like what happened with the Lumia 521. I'm not so sure, but since it's such a fail, it may happen.

5. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Hi. Very well said! Ya I may consider the 925 since there is some great deals on it. Just don't understand why Nokia does not come up with a decent midranger to compete with the G overall. Their all over the map with there model numbers and designs (some to thick etc). Puzzles me why they just could not add a flash to this for the camera.. It can't drive up the cost that much more.. Heck even the 710 had one. They would have better sales I think. When im out and about at night sometimes I use my phone for a shot & the flash is needed for it to come out right. Nokia is just really turning me off kind of lately with decisions like this.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Spend a bit more and get a 720, a 925, or a used 1020/1520. Nokia tends to be very aggressive on pricing, so if it's more expensive, there's a reason for it. The 520/521 didn't have flashes either, yet they're the best-selling Windows Phones yet. As for the G, it's harder to find, lower-volume, and still has shortcomings (mostly UX rather than features) for the money.

11. blegs38552

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 21, 2006

I have a Lumia 521 with the WP 8.1 Developers Preview. I personally don't mind the lack of a flash (previous phones that had a flash generally did not take good indoor pictures anyway), or a front facing camera (don't do video calls and have a tablet for selfies), but understand that others do want these features. Addition of LTE is big for me as I work in NYC which does have a strong LTE presence. Larger screen is nice too. I GB of RAM would probably be nice, but I haven't seen any problems with the 512 GB in the 521. The 925 has 16 GB of storage - I use my521 to store photos and music, The 925 does not appear to support micro SD cards - I have a 64 GB card in my 521.I like the fact that I can get the 635 off contract from T-Mobile - I already have their $30.00 100 minute, unlimited text and data (1st 5 GB @ 4G) prepaid plan, and am very happy with it (especially since I have never run against the data cap despite my streaming audio on a daily basis). If you talk a lot, this plan isn't for you, but it works perfectly for me. Looking forward to this release - I will either keep my 521 as a backup phone, or see it on eBay.

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