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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Specifications

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL (Lumia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, , 4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 128 GB, Sensors: motion sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, dual-SIM, FM radio, NFC, DLNA
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100), bandwidth (download/upload): 42MBps/5.76MBps (UMTS), SAR-rates: 0.73W/kg (head), 0.45W/kg (body)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 157.9 x 81.5 ( = 0.35 x 6.22 x 3.21 in)
Battery
11 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3000 mAh, 3.8 V, removable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 31.3 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Camera
Webcam: 5.0MP, videos @1080p (front), 13.0MP, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/30fps (rear)
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power supply, Here Maps, Here Drive+, MixRadio, Storyteller, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
219 Euro

 

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Average Score: 74.11% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 68%, features: 60%, display: 79% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
Anyone who likes Windows Phone and has been dying for a huge canvas with which to use it will like the Lumia 640 XL. Its 5.7-inch display shows off the Live Tile interface of Microsoft's mobile operating system well, and makes it easier to do things like type messages and notes, as well as watch videos and view photos. The biggest drawback is its below-average battery life. If you want a smartphone that lasts all day and provides better overall performance, we'd recommend the $249 OneTouch Idol 3. But the Lumia 640 XL is a solid phablet for Windows Phone enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
6% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: the latest Windows Phone phablet
Source: Pocketnow English
The Lumia 640 XL has a great set of features for its $249 price tag. It’s disappointing that the battery cover could get bent out of shape so easily though, and it’s also disappointing that there is no Qi wireless charging capable battery cover available at this time. You’ll also want to get a MicroSD card since it only has 8Gb of storage. Personally, if you’re in the market for a Windows Phone 8.1 phablet, the Lumia 1520 can still be found new for less than $300.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 6% features: 60%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Windows Phones in general are in short supply, which means that we’re more accepting of phablet-sized ones even more, especially when they’re even rarer to find in the wild. Far from being a specs beast meant to tackle on the big names in space, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL carries a refreshing balance of value and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has surprised us. We've been critical of some phones in the past that seemed big with no real advantage to their size. Although larger phones are becoming more common - and the 640 XL is among the largest out there - we're quite taken with this Lumia.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Stuff TV English
Like any giant phone, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is not for everyone. It’s big, really big, and while it puts in enough thoughtful touches to avoid becoming a nightmare to use, the sheer dimensions take their toll along the line. The current version of Windows Phone doesn’t exploit that extra space either, so we're not going to pretend this is a perfect phone that gets everything right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM review: Size matters
Source: GSM Arena English
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 3G Dual SIM is one of the seven newly introduced Lumia 640 smartphones. It's the bigger model offering massive 5.7" screen estate and higher resolution camera. If you are keen on the phablet class, you'll find the Lumia 640 XL very likable with great grip and solid construction. We'd recommend the matte flavors as the glossy materials compromise both the handling and looks. The removable rear cover and battery come as a nice bonus, too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2015
70% Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Wired Magazine English
This phone is a great pick for somebody’s first smartphone. It has kick-ass hardware at an affordable price: In Europe, the 3G model currently starts at 189 euros (around $210 USD), while the LTE model is priced at 219 euros ($245 USD). Translation: really inexpensive. In the US, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is coming later this summer on AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. Costs will likely be comparable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
66% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review
Source: Digital Trends English
If you're a power users, then you won't buy this device, simply because it's not as powerful as its competitors. On the other hand, for light users and those who edit a lot of documents or work on spreadsheets on their phones, the Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a very good choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 66%
70% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Techradar English
Microsoft promises it has some Windows 10-powered flagship phones in the pipeline, and it's unfair to compare the Lumia 640 XL to the Galaxy S6 and the best models on the market. If you're on a budget and you want a big phablet-style handset, then give the Lumia 640 XL some serious consideration. The only unknown is how much of a difference Windows 10 is going to make, so you might want to hold off for a few months until the first reviews appear.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Phablet for the biz fleet with easy typing: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Reg Hardware English
There isn’t a lot of competition in this “economy large-screen” class today, with Huawei’s Mate costing £100 more. Samsung once threw its Galaxy Grand into this category, but sidelined it in favour of the Note, and today Samsung’s Note 4 is twice the price of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. Even the two-year-old Note 2 costs more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2015
100% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We thought we'd seen the last great Windows phablet, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has proven to be a more than worthy successor to the Nokia phones of old. Its size won't be for everyone, but its superior battery life and capable camera make it by far the better travel companion. Its big screen is also arguably much better suited to Microsoft's Office 365 offer, as you get more space for editing your documents. All that extra value does come at a cost, though, as the 4G version of the XL is almost another £70 on top of the SIM-free Lumia 640. Still, if you have the budget and want a phone that can go the distance, the Lumia 640 XL is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lumia 640 XL
Source: It Pro English
Microsoft's 5.7in Lumia 640 XL behemoth hits the mark with slick functionality at a cracking price. The Lumia 640 is a fantastic business smartphone at a knockdown price. The screen won't blow anyone away, and high-powered gaming might be a bit of a struggle, but otherwise, it'll sail through both professional and personal use with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re after a phablet for watching media on the go with, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is a great buy, and it’s certainly the best big phone for under £200 - we’d just love to see better construction and more customisability in Windows Phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lumia 640 XL review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Offering an above average camera, decent performance and a sizeable display, and confirmed to recieve an upgrade to Windows 10, the Lumia 640 XL is a solid, future-proof choice for any business buyer on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
As phablets go, Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL has quickly won us over. It’s an undeniably feature rich handset and despite being a little underpowered, delivers on the performance side too. It’s a well-balanced big-screened smartphone with a top-notch camera experience and to top it off a particularly impressive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
During pre-launch interactions, Microsoft said it is positioning the Lumia 640 XL against Samsung's Grand series of mid-range, large-screen devices; explicitly dismissing the challenge posed by the likes of Xiaomi, Micromax, and others in the same segment. The company seems to have missed that the Grand series no longer enjoys the mindshare it once did, and by pricing the phone at Rs. 15,799, Microsoft certainly fails to acknowledge the existence of the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Micromax's Yu Yureka, which offer similar specifications - and an ecosystem with a much bigger collection of apps - at nearly half the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
60% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Like nearly all Lumia phones, the Lumia 640 XL stands out for its battery life and camera performance, but overall it's hard to recommend this device to anyone given the options already available in the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Hands on: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL review now with prices
Source: PC Pro English
Microsoft is setting off on the right foot with its first major phone releases. The prices look good and the hardware even better at the price, especially once you factor in the inclusion of that Office 365 subscription. Microsoft is planning to release both phones in April. We’ll post our full review once we’ve got our hands on a review sample and had the chance to test the phones more thoroughly.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review: Hands-on with new Windows 10 ready smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL are nice looking smartphones and they will be relatively cheap. An upgrade to Windows 10 is also a positive if you're a fan of the platform. However, there's little to get excited about here in terms of specs. These are just yet more Lumias joining the already crowded range.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The two devices have very similar spec sheets. The key areas in which they differ are their screens, batteries and cameras. Both are powered by the quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, which has been a favourite of low-cost manufacturers for a while now, but is getting on a bit in age. Both phones have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space and support for MicroSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS and FM radio are also common.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Lumia 640 XL suggests Microsoft is trying to retain its reputation for being a company that offers decent phones outside of the very top-end models. Making a good £500 phone is one thing, but pulling the same trick off at £180 is quite another.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I’m a fan of the updated Windows OS, it’s slick, fast and stable and I feel that the 640 XL’s large 5.7-inch screen is a great showcase for it. As a low-end device, it offers a strong feature set that will tempt people who were willing to spend a bit more on a rival device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review hands on
Source: Expert Reviews English
As with the Lumia 640, the 640 XL comes with a year's subscription to Office 365 with 1TB cloud storage, and you can also use the Office 365 subscription on a further tablet and a PC or Mac. This is worth around £60, so is quite a bonus.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2015
MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is more compact of the two with a 5" 720p screen and is will take on the Moto G (2015) at a Moto E (2015) price. The one we handled had a glossy polycarbonate body and one of the brightest orange colors we've seen in person. These high-visibility colors are classic Lumia, Stephen Elop had the Cyan version in his hands, but there are also the more muted Black and White colors.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2015

Foreign Reviews

Lumia 830 und Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2015
72% Preiswertes Phablet
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
87% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: SFT - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2015
74% Günstige Übergröße
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 68% performance: 73% features: 59% display: 92% mobility: 72%
90% Das günstige Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone mit großem HD-Display
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 83% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 100%
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM
Source: PocketPC - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015

Comment

Model: The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL follows the modern design trend of the Lumia series with its simplistic looks and fun colors. Users can immediately feel the build quality once the device is handled. The smartphone comes in white, sky blue, black and orange. With an overall thickness of 9 mm and weighing in at 171 g, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is an easy on the pocket device. The Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch HD TrueColor, ClearBlack display panel. Colors are gorgeous with good brightness and contrast.

The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 making it durable and easy to clean. Hardware consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB RAM. The device is equipped with 8 GB of internal storage and has microSD support. This allows the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL to be packed with up to 128 GB of extra storage and Microsoft even includes a bundled 30 GB of cloud storage.

There is a 13 MP main camera with ZEISS optics and an aperture of f/2.0. As expected with all modern Lumia devices, the image quality is top notch. The secondary 5 MP front-facing camera is equally impressive. Battery life is very good with a 3000 mAh cell enabling a maximum video playback time of 10.7 hours.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.171 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


74.11%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5", 0.15 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-03- 9)