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Microsoft Lumia 640

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Key Features

  • Windows Phone v8.1 upgradable to (10)
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 8 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio

What makes Microsoft Lumia 640 unique?

  • The fastest Windows phone with 8 GB memory

Buy For

  • Gorilla glass protection
  • Latest Windows OS
  • Good battery
  • Excellent connectivity options

Beware Of

  • Single SIM
  • Average front camera

Pocket-friendly smartphone

Display and Build

The Microsoft Lumia 640 sports a 5-inch IPS HD multi-touch ClearBlack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is housed in a nice looking 8.8mm thick outfit which has a weight of 145g and can be held comfortably.

Configuration and OS

Acting as the brains of the smartphone is a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor sitting on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. Together with 1GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU, it guarantees smooth and speedy performance. It ships with latest Windows Phone v8.1 OS with Lumia Denim. There are chances that it may be updated to the latest Windows 10 OS. Moreover, the software giant offers some handy features like 30mins of free Skyping per month, access to Office 365 and 1TB OneDrive storage space, albeit for a limited period.

Camera and Storage

The Microsoft Lumia 640 comes with an 8MP autofocus camera at the back which supports LED flash, geo-tagging, 1/4' sensor size, BSI sensor, 4X digital zoom and continuous shooting and can shoot full HD videos at 30fps. It is accompanied by a 1MP HD camera at the front. It features an internal memory of 8GB which is further expandable up to 128GB.

Battery and Connectivity

The Microsoft Lumia 640 packs a 2,500mAh Li-ion battery which claims to provide up to 26.5 hours of talktime and up to 864 hours of standby time over 2G. Connectivity options include 3G, NFC, tethering, DLNA, OTA sync, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, USB port, GLONASS and computer sync.

Verdict

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is an excellent Windows powered smartphone in the mid-range group. It overpowers its siblings in all aspects, especially in terms of cameras and comfortable design. It also packs solid configuration and some Microsoft freebies for one year.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 Price in India

Microsoft Lumia 640 price in India is expected to be Rs. 13,990

Microsoft Lumia 640 Specifications

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Brand Microsoft
Model Lumia 640
Operating System Windows Phone v8.1
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

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Dimensions 141.3 (H) x 72.2 (W) x 8.8 (T) mm
Good
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8.8 mm
Average in group
8.6 mm
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5.5 mm
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Weight 145 grams
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145 grams
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149 grams
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97 grams
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Colours

Display

Good
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65%
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75%
Best in this group
93%
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Screen Size
5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
294 ppi
Very Good
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294 ppi
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294 ppi
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534 ppi
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Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Performance

Below Average
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40%
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59%
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86%
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Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Processor
Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A7
Below Average
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Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A7, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Mediatek MT6735
Best in this group
Octa core, 1.6 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Exynos 7 Octa 7870
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RAM
1 GB
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1 GB
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2 GB
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4 GB
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Storage

Very Good
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87%
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95%
Best in this group
99%
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Internal Memory
8 GB
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8 GB
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16 GB
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64 GB
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Expandable Memory
Up to 128 GB

Camera

Very Good
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72%
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76%
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98%
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Main Camera

Resolution
8 MP Primary Camera
Good
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8 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23 MP
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Sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Aperture
2.2 F
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Camera Features
4 x Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera

Resolution
1 MP Front Camera
Poor
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1 MP
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5 MP
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16 MP
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Battery

Very Good
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71%
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66%
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97%
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Capacity
2500 mAh
Type Li-ion
Talktime
Up to 17.5 Hours(3G) / Up to 26.5 Hours(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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Expert Reviews for Microsoft Lumia 640

Recent Expert Reviews
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 review: a capable, compact mid-ranger
    Ketaki Bhojnagarwala
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    27 Apr 2015 | 91mobiles

    "The Lumia 640 is a big improvement over its predecessor, but can it stand up to the competition? Our review has the answer"Microsoft’s new duo of mid-range smartphones, the Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640 recently went on sale in India. While the former is targeted at Windows Phone users looking for a big-screen smartphone, the Lumia 640 caters to more conventional tastes with its compact 5-inch display. The two devices are very similar, sharing t...

    Pros: :Sharp display with good viewing angles; Handles day-to-day tasks with ease ; Good build quality and compact size;

    Cons: Average cameras; Expensive considering the competition;

    Verdict: When you compare the Lumia 640 to its predecessor, the Lumia 630 (review), it's apparent that Microsoft has worked on improving the specs of its affordable line-up. It’s priced at Rs 11,999, which is almost the same price the Lumia 630 was launched...

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    22 Feb 2016
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    Overall: Excellent

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    22 Dec 2015
    Reviewed On: amazon.in

    Overall: dont buy this product from amazon i am fan once but now its bad the product is not working and they asking me to courier it costs me around 3k dont buy in cloud tail

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