Hands On | Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at MWC 2015

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Hands On | Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at MWC 2015

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Earlier today at the MWC 2015, Microsoft stepped on to the podium to showcase two new low-price Lumia smartphones – the Lumia 640 and its big brother Lumia 640 XL.

The Lumia 640 is a standard Lumia phone and falls under sub-Rs. 10,000 category, while Lumia 640 XL is higher both in size and specs. Microsoft is trying to woo the customers with free Office 365 subscription.

Talking about Lumia 640 first, the handset touts a 5-inch IPS display with 720p resolution, which has been given a protection of Gorilla Glass 3. The phone has a glossy finish, but its polycarbonate back is heftyEquipped with 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 quad-core processor, the device packs 1 GB of RAM paired with 8 GB internal storage space. The memory can be expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card.

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The 8MP camera of the device at a price range of Rs. 10,000 coupled with LED Flash. The secondary shooter stands at 1MP with wide angle lens. A 2,500mAh battery powers the device. The device comes in four colour options – cyan, orange white and black.

The Lumia 640 XL is the advanced sibling of Lumia 640 and captures a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 720p resolution. The phone has a matte finish, which adds to the overall appeal. The same 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 quad-core processor powers the handset, along with 1 GB RAM. The in-built storage space too stands same at 8GB, which is expandable via MicroSD slot up to 128GB.

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The bigger Lumia 640 features a 13MP primary snapper that comes bundled with LED flash and Carl Zeiss optics. Selfie lovers would prefer its front 5MP camera. A more powerful 3,000mAh battery keeps the device working through the whole day.

Meanwhile, both the models will ship with Windows 8.1, but the company promises to update them soon to the newer version, Windows 10. The Lumia 640 will debut in April and will come at a price of €140 for 3G variant and €160 for LTE version. The Lumia 640 XL, on the other hand, is priced at €190 for the 3G version and €220 for the 4G LTE model. There are also dual SIM versions available for both the phones. Each of them is available in 3G dual-SIM, and LTE single- and dual-SIM models.

Have a look at their spec sheet:




Display 5-inch IPS(294ppi)Gorilla Glass 3 5.7-inch IPS LCD(259ppi)Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 400 quad-core
Storage 8GB 8GB
Expandable Upto 128GB 128GB
Main Camera 8MP 13MP
Front Camera 1MP 5MP
Battery  2500mAh 3000mAh
Operating System Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1
Price (LTE) €160 (near Rs. 11,000) €220 (near Rs. 15,000)

Check out our hands on with the device here:

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