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 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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