Unlocked Lumia 640 XL now available for only $79.99

Unlocked Lumia 640 XL now available for only $79.99
If you want to score a reasonably capable smartphone for a sub-$99 price, head to deals website Daily Steals where the unlocked Lumia 640 XL is being sold for $80, a cool $20 below the AT&T-locked variant sold for $99. Not bad for a smartphone that used to cost $250 on AT&T subscription and $300 unlocked, huh?

Then again, this year has seen the Lumia 640 XL's price fall quite dramatically, first to $150 in July and then to $100 in October at AT&T, and $200 unlocked from Microsoft. Was the 5.7-inch Windows phablet overpriced from the get-go, or is it simply on its way down to the bargain bin? You are free to decide.

In addition to a 720 x 1280 resolution screen, the 640 XL features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 13MP camera with Zeiss optics, and a replaceable 3000mAh battery.

Needless to say, you could do way worse for $80, although Windows Phone 8.1 is rather outdated and the operating system is still something of an acquired taste. The smartphone is eligible for a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, though, but that's yet to happen.


source: Daily Steals via Neowin

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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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11 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Lumia 640XL was overpriced from the get-go, considering it's weak specs compared to what what the competition (read: Android) offers for the same $300 price. $80 is a reasonable price tag, though if it had been priced so at launch, it could have sold way more.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

True, as long as it's not a Samsung android it's worth the money.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What are you talking about? I simply said it didn't worth it's get-go price tag for what it features, considering what the competition offers for the same get-go price tag. Apple doesn't offer anything other than high-end devices, so that's why I said (read: Android). Regarding the best bang for buck at the Lumia 640 XL's initial price, Samsung doesn't count at all. Chinese OEMs rule that segment. But as usual, you keep confronting my posts with your usual nonesense, without any fact to back-up your claims, and without even a sensible rebuttal, thus making a retard of yourself. Well done!

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Could you be a little less like techie and summarize this?

10. rsiders

Posts: 1971; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

He doesn't like to read when you actually have a response for him.smh

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Luisito, Windows 10 is available for the upgrade. Like most 8.1 devices you have to get the Upgrade Advisor app and then it does its thing. Legisla mi socio.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2431; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am considering this as a backup device, but really if you want a nicer phone just pony up the extra $120 and get a Lumia 1520 brand new from eBay. While it's older, the devices specs have held up well and certainly beat out this one.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not a bad deal for a backup phone

6. tangbunna

Posts: 481; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

then end of this year Microsoft said no longer make support or even kill the windows market

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's not even worth free. I like HP's offering though.

11. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

The HP is certainly more expensive if your are talking about Elite x3 but it is what Microsoft should have been pushing to businesses originally. They could have killed BlackBerry.

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