The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is one of the latest Windows Phone phablets.
The smartphone launched back in March 2015 and is currently the first Windows Phone Phablet to feature the Microsoft Lumia Logo and branding.
Here is what the Lumia 640 XL has to offer.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Technical Specifications
Display Size: 5.7 Inches
Display Type: IPS LCD
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 259 ppi
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
You get a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with the Microsoft Lumia 640. This is about 0.3 inches less than what you will get on the Lumia 1320.
It is also awesome that the Lumia 640 XL display rocks a 720p HD display. This is because anything lower that 720p will be a waste of all that screen real estate. Still on the resolution, the 720P resolution is what you also get on the 5.0-inch Microsoft Lumia 640.
Frame Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm
Weight: 171 g
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has a striking resemblance to the Lumia 1320. It is, in fact, difficult to differentiate the two devices. The only aspect that sets the device apart from the other is the Microsoft branding on the Lumia 640 and the Nokia Logo branding on the Lumia 1320.
The Microsoft Lumia design concept is smooth and generic to what you can expect from a Lumia device. It being a phablet, means that you will have to struggle to perform one-handed operations.
The Lumia 640XL is, therefore, a smart choice for buyers with a preference for large devices or simply perfect for someone with XL hands.
Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1
CPU: 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 8 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB
The Performance profile of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL mirrors that of the Lumia 640 but it is slightly better than that of the Lumia 1320. The Windows Phone system is fairly ’lean’ when compared to an OS like Android.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is largely marketed as a business smartphone and thus such a performance profile delivers exactly that and even leaves some capacity for a bit of pleasure.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL additionally has an LTE variant for buyers out to utilize the Super-fast 4G network that Safaricom is active to spreading its nationwide coverage.
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Secondary Camera: 5 MP
LED Flash: Yes
The camera profile of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL embarrasses the Lumia 640. Whereas you get a 5 MP camera for your selfies on the 640 XL, MS gives you a 0.9 MP camera on the Lumia 640 for your self-shots.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: 3,000mAh
A 3000mAh battery is one of the highlights of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. It is 500mAh more than what you get on the Lumia 640 but 400mAh less than what you get on the Nokia Lumia 1320.
XL is the generic term for a larger variant of a product. The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is large in every single aspect. It was nice that Microsoft differentiated the product in order to fit the diverse needs of buyers.
Microsoft is active on making its ‘Microsoft Lumia’ brand standout and it effectively does this though the launching of products that are generally better and more affordable than those from the Nokia Lumia brand.
All that said, the Microsoft Lumia XL is currently your best bet for an awesome Windows Phone Phablet experience.
Why you should buy the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Large 5.7-inch 720p display
Excellent Camera Profile
Great Battery Life
Rivals of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Price in Kenya
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL (3G) has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 25,999.
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