The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a budget Windows Phone Smartphone that MS launched in March 2015.
The Lumia 640 is an upgrade from the Nokia Lumia 630 and it features some significant improvements in terms of hardware and software upgrades.
Here is what the Microsoft Lumia 640 has to offer.
Microsoft Lumia 640 Technical Specifications
Display Size: 5.0 inches
Display Type: IPS LCD
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 294 ppi
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
The Microsoft Lumia features a 5.0 inches IPS LCD display. This is an upgrade from the 4.5 Inches display found on the Lumia 635.
Microsoft also upped the resolution from the 480 x 854 pixels on the 630 to a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution on the 640.
The Lumia 640 display is, therefore, crisp and vibrant, which is often an elusive affair for devices in its price range.
Frame Dimensions: 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8 mm
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is larger and heavier than the Lumia 630. This is for the obvious reason that the device features a significantly larger display and thus everything else had to be proportionally larger.
However, the Lumia 640 is slightly slimmer than the Lumia 630.
Microsoft did some slight rework with the design of the Lumia 640. The navigation keys at the bottom are now gone and all we have is the Microsoft Logo at the upper bezel and another one placed vertically on the rear cover.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
CPU: 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 8 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB
The Microsoft Lumia 640 has a performance profile that closely mirrors that of the Lumia 630. The notable difference between the two is that MS improved the RAM from 512 MB to 1 GB.
This was a rather expected move as Microsoft is active in eliminating the plethora of ‘low-memory’ devices that populate the Windows Phone Store.
4G LTE is one of the highlighted features of the Lumia 640. 4G connectivity is now available in Kenya, and Safaricom is active in its course of making high-speed internet connectivity accessible to the masses.
Everything else about the performance profile of the Lumia 640 is okay and is what you might expect from a typical Lumia device in its price range.
Rear Camera: 8 MP
Secondary Camera: 1 MP
LED Flash: Yes
The Camera Profile of the Lumia 640 is one of the aspects that will disappoint a selfie enthusiast.
Most would have expected at least a 5MP secondary camera on the Microsoft Lumia 640 but apparently, the Redmond-based giant is confident that a 1 MP (it’s actually a 0.9 MP) is enough.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2500 mAh
The Microsoft Lumia 640 has one of the largest battery capacities on a Windows Phone device. This was necessary since the Lumia 640 is 4G enabled, and this means a higher battery juice demand.
Free 30 GB Cloud Storage
The Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia transition is still on. Microsoft is active on proving to consumers that it can be just as well or even better than Nokia.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a fine device for business and may not be the perfect choice for pleasure.
A business user stands to benefit from the tonnes of free Microsoft productivity Applications, super-fast internet connectivity, and a battery that guarantees that you will work your way.
Why you should buy the Microsoft Lumia 640
720p HD Display
4G LTE Internet
8 MP Rear Camera
Excellent Battery Life
Cons of the Microsoft Lumia 640
Captures lousy selfies
Rivals of the Microsoft Lumia 640
Price in Kenya
The Microsoft Lumia 640 (4G) has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 19,999 while the 3G variant costs Ksh. 16,500.
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