Nokia Lumia 635 for Virgin Mobile with 1GB of RAM now available at $39.99 from Best Buy

Nokia Lumia 635 for Virgin Mobile with 1GB of RAM now available at $39.99 from Best Buy
It looks like Microsoft is continuing its race down to the bottom end of the smartphone price spectrum. Recently, we told you that the T-Mobile Microsoft Lumia 435 is available at just $50 over at Walmart without a contract, and today we have more good news for budget smartphone fans. 

The Virgin Mobile version of the Nokia Lumia 635 can now be purchased for $39.99 off-contract from Best Buy. That's down from the smartphone's usual retail price of $99.99.

The Nokia Lumia 635 comes with a 4.5-inch display running a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels at a PPI of 221. It's not one of the smartphones with the highest PPI ratios around, but the quality of the panel is decent for a budget smartphone. Under the hood beats the heart of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, a SoC that features a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and an Adreno 305 GPU. 

There are two versions of the Lumia 635 currently available. One comes with 512MB of RAM, while the other doubles that to 1GB. Interestingly, Virgin Mobile versions of both the 512MB and the 1GB variants are currently priced at $39.99 over at Best Buy. The trick is that the retailer will ship you the 512MB version, but you'll have to pick up the 1GB version in store. For what is worth, 1GB of RAM will make for a more fluid experience across the board.

In the camera department, the Lumia 635 comes with a 5MP camera on the back, but it lacks a front-facing camera. Other specs include 8GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, and a 1830mAh battery. The handset currently runs Windows Phone 8.1, but Microsoft said that the smartphone is set to be updated to Windows 10 Mobile later this year when the new operating system launches. 

Before committing to a purchase at what seems to be a very attractive price for an off-contract smartphone, make sure to check out our Lumia 635 review.


source: Best Buy (512MB version | 1GB version)

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9 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Ey, not a bad deal!

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7211; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It certainly isn't a bad deal. It's just that Microsoft is now dumping its phones in order to get their numbers up. With 8.3 million devices that sold last quarter, and with Windows 10 coming out. Everyone is afraid to invest in older hardware, because with new 64 bit hardware coming down the pipe. Some features will not fully land on older 32 bit hardware, like continuum.

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Continuum is not land on many devices nine of 8.1 probably only 1520 & 930 have a chance for it it got nothing to do with 64 bit 64 only have effect on performance in PCs through you need 64 bit OS to use note than 3 gigs of ram. All i knew is in order to use a Windows native app you should have an Intel CPU so i hope that a WP phone with Intel chip become available soon

3. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Way to bury the lead, or miss it entirely in this case. Best Buy is also giving away $25 in rewards points to its My Best Buy members (an account is free to create) for any smartphone purchase. So buy the Nokia Lumia 635 for $39.99 and get $25 to spend later. That's a deal. This might be U.S. only. I don't know. But it's for now until July 4th.

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft is getting rid of all "Nokia Lumia brand" smart phones and folks replacing them with NEW "Microsoft Lumia brand" smart phones it's out with the old in with the new. that is why Microsoft has been making a lot low New Microsoft Lumia brand smart phones. MS has to replace it's whole stock of "Nokia Lumia smart phones" and there were at least 20 models of them. I think Microsoft is finished replace All the low end Nokia lumia smart phones and now we will see the release of the more expensive models to replace the flag ships Nokia Lumia 920 ,925 ,928 ,930 1020 and the Nokia lumia 1520- 6 incher

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks the specs of the rumored 840 make it a good replacement for the old and famous Nokia lumia 920, 925 and (928 for verizon).

7. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..i'm in..

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks get ready for the Surface Pro 4 debut event. Now that we know Windows 10 will be available to buy in late July then the surface pro will be introduced introduced as early as early to mid July, maybe on the same day MS tells people Windows 10 can be bought as a DVD version or MS Download. IT's coming soon !

9. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I don't think so if MS cut the support for the phones with Nokia logo it's just a logo if you open some of the Lumia devices like 730 is written Microsoft mobile in them.

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