Microsoft Lumia 640 User Reviews
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Wonderful Budget Phone
jontaylor07 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone is one of the best budget phones out there. The OS is of course easy to use and straightforward. Battery life for this device is great. The camera is good for a budget device, but won't compete with most high-end flagships. Great phone, I would recommend it over any other sub-$200 device I've tried.
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Amazing Phone for the price.
snowgator has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I donated my Samsung ATIV S Neo to someone, so I needed a quick replacement. Instead of going through the hassles of buying online, I just zipped to my local department store and grabbed one of these for $60.00 to tie me over until I decide on what top end device I wanted. I wasn't expecting much.
What I got is the best bargain phone I could have ever asked for. What Microsoft accomplished in such a small package is nothing but astounding. It performs so much quicker then I was prepared for- websites load zippy and scrolling is near flawless. Desktop websites are a little sluggish, but I have no complaints. Downloads are accomplished well, and while the 8GB of memory is a joke, my SD card loaded up fine. Audio is not the clearest as it has the "dot" on the back for a speaker, but it is stupid loud for such a small freckle. Headphones are not amazing quality, but it is actually a step up from my Samsung and comparable to a lot of more expensive devices. Reception is great, the screen is fine as far as picture goes, and the camera has quick shutter speed and is fine for such a cheap device.
There are a few areas where the lower quality shows:
-Front facing camera is a joke.
-The entire body is removable. While that allows for new ones to be put on to change the color, the disadvantage is it fits lose. You can feel the body flexing.
-Battery life: Not so much. I expected way better. It will get you through a day, but very little more. Some reviews say 2 day life,...
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Great phone for $80!
profperez1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have used all 4 OS's in the last 12 months and Windows is right up there. I;m not an APP person so it has what I need. I use mobile web short cuts on APPS I can't get a hold of. I used 50% of the battery on a busy Sunday. I was really surprised and the picture quality. So in short your tax on a Samsung/Apple will exceed the cost of this phone--and it feels just as nice. Most people just use like 6 APPS for real so I wouldn't really spend more than a $100-$200 for something.
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Amazing VALUE - if you want BANG 4 BUCK
SemperFiV12 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Upgraded from a Lumia 925... and although it was a refreshing change, newer does not always mean better. It will be a placeholder until a high end device replaces it (either Nexus 6, or a Windows 10 Mobile device :D)
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mrjoltz has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
A lot has changed software wise since the initial reviews.
Money-wise it's a brainer to buy because of the price point and the near-premium quality of the hardware. This definitely a Nokia phone in spirit.
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For that price it have no opponents
jakub has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Good to normal usage like calls pictures etc, good built quality. Windows 10 kills the joy of using that phone.. They have troubles since 8.0 which they didn't fix to this day. If you had this device on 8.1, never update to 10. You will regret it.
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MediKron has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I personally loved this phone. It is a budget device, with very good features. Although I had some issues with it, but those were individual problems with that device itself and Microsoft, after all changed the device.
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Centuries has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Good pricing for such that, but it is slower than the competition which is even worse GPU than the iPhone 5s, and is actually only a bit behind even the iPhone 5, which is very capable to this day, this $80 smartphone would give you many cons.
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Just not feeling it.
Powered_By_Pies has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Only had it a week as I'm newly converted from Android after my faithful Nexus 4 finally went to the charger in the sky, but so far I'm not very enamoured with the Lumia, or with Windows as an OS. The apps seem laggy and buggy, the keyboard lags and writes gobbledegook, apps like WhatsApp don't push notifications unless I have the app physically open on my screen - and that's after going through the troubleshooting on both WA's and Microsoft's help pages about 3 times - everything feels quite clunky and not very well laid out, and the UI doesn't feel as intuitive or as user-friendly as the Nexus did.
On the positive side, aesthetically the 640 looks nice, has a good weight to it and is a good size to hold in one hand, swiping on the screen is quick and easy and the display is crisp and sharp. The camera's ok - selfie lovers will prefer the 730 but for an extra £60-odd I'd argue whether it was worth the additional cost - battery life is good and it's handy to be able to swap this out for a replacement should the original start showing signs of age (one downside to the nexus was an internal battery that I could - and might - replace to bring it back to life), but that's really about it.
I'm still not sold on this phone. I've only had it a week, there's a big learning curve ahead as I've spent almost 3 years on Android so I know this is a new experience, but I've got to say, the initial signs aren't very promising, and my head's already been turned by the Nexus 5X that's been...
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Great Value Phone
sugosugita has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
For $79, this thing is outstanding. If you put it up against a $800 phone, you'll be disappointed. 5" screen, external storage, and a modern UI make this a great budget smartphone. Getting apps you might want is kind of a bummer, but I've found stuff to suit my needs.
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The Lumia who kicks the butt of androids
spioners123 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Nothing much to say, great phone for the price, microsoft has improved from their first phones a lot. All the cons i mention aren't really cons. If you are thinking about the xl version or lte version, then even the plain version will be good for you. I was thinking about the xl lte version, but when i tried the plain version of Microsoft Lumia 640, i understood, that it will ok for me.
12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Report
loden has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Sharp display, slim size, 2 day battery life, solid camera, HD voice, Windows Phone OS. This is an incredible phone for the money. Coming from a Samsung Galaxy S III, Note 2, iPhone 5/4s, HTC One, HTC Incredible, I have high expectations and this phone did not disappoint. The 5" display is large without the phone being hard to hold. Speaker was loud, Web browsing was zippy, and the battery lasts forever. There is not very much bloatware, and even Facebook could be uninstalled with a few taps.
15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Report