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Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim
alaScore 92

7364 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7364 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and price are generally positive. The performance and size also get good feedback. Views are divided on the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The performance and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640 5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 640 5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the camera and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reception.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AT&T GoPhone Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1AT&T GoPhone Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 with Windows Phone 8.1

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640 LTE / 640 Dual Sim from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640, 5-inch LCD, 8GB - (Unlocked, Bulk Packed) Windows Phone 8.1 SmartPhone - English / French / Spanish - Works with Rogers, Telus, BMicrosoft Lumia 640, 5-inch LCD, 8GB - (Unlocked, Bulk Packed) Windows Phone 8.1 SmartPhone - English / French / Spanish - Works with Rogers, Telus, B

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE review

 

Introducing the successor to the Nokia Lumia 635

Impressive display ; Great battery life ; Decent camera

Not the best looking ; Older processor ; Windows apps lag behind

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is among the first in a new breed of Windows Phones. With a larger screen, more RAM and a different design language from its predecessor, this is Microsoft stamping its logo (literally) on the Lumia range. And what a change this...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 hands-on: Incremental, but good value - Pocket-lint

 

Microsoft took to the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about Windows 10, but also introduce two new Lumia handsets. Stephen Elop teased

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 640 review: The Moto G of the Windows world

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a worthy upgrade over the Lumia 630, and this Windows Phone now presents very good value for money. This is the Moto G of the Windows world, with a near-identical spec and a £20 lower price tag. Which phone you choose will...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 640 review

 

The camera is a bit disappointing, but the Lumia 640 is still an excellent value handset with a great screen and good battery life

May, 2015

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Expert review by: Jon Devo (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a compact, feature-rich affordable 5-inch mobile that showcases the best of Microsoft's mobile apps and productivity tools.

Superb value for money ; Lumia camera applications ; 12 months free subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal included

Poor app store experience

May, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 640 review - hands on

 

Microsoft's new Lumia 640 has a fantastic screen for a rock bottom price - our hands on review

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

MWC 2015: Lumia 640 hands-on review

 

Don't sweat its small size, the little Lumia 640 was designed to do bigger things

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 Review: In Depth

 

A glorious screen, smart camera tech and impressively awesome value for money make the Microsoft Lumia 640 a great phone for all.

Sharp 720p screen ; Strong camera ; Great battery life

Glossy body lacks sex appeal

Microsoft’s Lumia 640 offers seriously great value for money, packing HD visuals, excellent optics and a satisfying user experience for around £150 (or £100 if you opt for the non-4G model), making it a solid rival to the Moto G. If you’re after an...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 640

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone : Microsoft launches the Lumia 640, a powerful smartphone with an affordable price tag. The Lumia 640 takes productivity to the next level by giving you greater flexibility to accomplish more on the go, making it a...

The Lumia 640 comes loaded with the popular Glance screen feature and is equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass display. Have fun while viewing photos and videos on its 5-inch HD crisp display and enjoy them even in daylight, thanks to the sunlight...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia Windows smartphones

 

Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphones : Microsoft Mobile introduces two new, affordable Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL , both of which give consumers the flexibility to do more anywhere, and at any time. These Microsoft smartphones will be...

Because we absolutely believe that Windows will be the home for the very best of Microsoft experiences, our hope is that these cross-platform initiatives will not only deliver great Microsoft experiences on all platforms, but will also serve to bring...

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:250 / 2500
Battery recharge time:8.7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10.8 / 10.9 / 11
Continuous audio playback time:86
Continuous video playback time:8.6 / 8.7 / 86 / 9
Standby time (2G):840 / 864
Standby time (3G):420 / 840 / 864 / 870
Talk time (2G):26 / 26.5 / 27.3
Talk time (3G):17.5 / 18 / 20.3 / 20.9

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure:Y / Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.9
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Direct sunlight
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.45 / 0.6 / 0.60
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.69 / 0.73
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.65

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Cyan / Orange / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Cyan / Orange / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader:Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / AAC, AMR-NB, MP3 / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, LC-AAC / AMR-NB, LC-AAC / LC-AAC, AMR-NB
Document formats supported:HTML
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, MPEG4, VC-1 / MP4, H.263, H.264, AVC, MPEG4, VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Pedestrian navigation:Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,1800,1900 / 850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 2100 / 850,1700,1800,1900,2100 / 850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,850,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2100,900,800,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 700,850,1700,1900,2100,2600 / 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, MAP, GATT, HFP, PBAP, PAN, HID
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA / AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA-AES, WPA-TKIP / WEP, MSCHAPv2, AES, PEAP, WPA, TKIP, EAP-AKA, WPA2, EAP-TLS, EAP-SIM, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Bundled software:Microsoft Office apps
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Docking connector:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / Micro-USB, Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A17 / ARM Cortex-A7
Processor brand name:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1200
Processor Model:400

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1 / 8.1 + Lumia Denim

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:SensorCore
Gorilla Glass:3
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Waterproof:N / No

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.8
Height :14.1 / 141.3 / 15.8 / 157.9
Weight:145
Width:7.22 / 72.2