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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4654 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The performance and size also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about 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 XL 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 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. The sound and size get mixed views. Many are negative about the connectivity.

price, usability, screen, portability, camera

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640XL 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 640XL 4G UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

performance, portability, price, screen, usability

durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim 8GB (RM-1096) Unlocked international model- no warrantyMicrosoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim 8GB (RM-1096) Unlocked international model- no warranty

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: David Nield (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review

 

The Lumia 640's big brother gives a whole lot of screen

Affordable price ; Solid construction ; Big, bright screen ; Long-lasting battery

Low internal storage ; Windows Phone playing catch-up ; Low performance rating

While we wait for Windows 10 Mobile to show up later this year here's another affordable, decent-looking, unfussy Windows Phone 8.1 model to tide us over.

Jun, 2015

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

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty - Pocket-lint

 

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL offers phablet size at bargain basement prices and the results are rather good. It isn't the most powerful handset around, but

Battery life, great value for money, good camera, solid build

Slow, poor reception, minimal storage

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...

May, 2015

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

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL hands-on: Big brute packs in Zeiss lens - Pocket-lint

 

Although we're still waiting for a new flagship Windows Phone to sail Microsoft Devices into the Windows 10 future, the Lumia 640 XL is an interesting

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

The Microsoft Lumia XL is essentially a super-sized version of the Lumia 640. It has a huge Note 4-rivalling 5.7-inch screen, more megapixels and a bigger battery to play with than the smaller 640. Elsewhere, it's much of the same. It runs on Windows...

Great battery life ; Solid all-round camera ; Slick overall performance

Too big to use in one hand ; Windows Store content lags behind rivals ; Get better value for money elsewhere

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review

 

For those who believe in their bones: bigger is better

Large punchy screen great for video ; Neat Glance screen ; Good battery life

It’s a phone behemoth ; Windows doesn’t exploit screen size

If you want a big screen for a small price you'll want to size up this lovely Lumia

May, 2015

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

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review

 

With excellent battery life, a great camera and gorgeous screen, the Lumia 640 XL brings Windows Phone phablets back from the dead

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review

 

The new Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will launch globally this month although a specific UK release date remains to be seen. Price wise they're going to be affordable starting at 139 Euros for the smaller model and 189 Euros for the XL – those prices...

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...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review hands on

 

Lumia 640 XL is large phablet at a bargain price

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft's Lumia 640 is already making its mark on the UK market, but now the bigger, beefier 640 XL is here. So how does it square up to the competition?

Solid user experience ; Rich camera experience ; Great battery life ; Affordable

Laggy performance ; Limited app store

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...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

 

Microsoft Lumia 640XL smartphone : The Lumia 640 XL is the latest addition to the Microsoft Windows Phones. The Nokia Lumia 640 XL is perfect for both work and play, the smartphone comes with a wealth of features out of the box at an affordable price....

The 5.7-inch HD display is the perfect canvas for when you're watching videos, enjoying your photos, playing games, or creating, editing and sharing documents. It also comes equipped with the popular Glance screen feature. In between calls, you'll...

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery recharge time:11.7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 14 / 14.2 / 14.3
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 98
Continuous video playback time:10.7 / 102 / 11 / 11.7
Standby time (2G):888 / 936
Standby time (3G):888 / 890 / 930
Talk time (2G):30 / 30.3 / 31.3
Talk time (3G):23.7 / 24

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
Speakerphone:N / 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 Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1/0.118 / 25.4 / 3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.4 / 0.44
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.69
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.69

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.5 / 144.8
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:259
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:No / Yes
Proximity sensor: 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 / AMR-NB, LC-AAC / MP3
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 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, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / AVC, VC-1, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FR / AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

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

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Talk Time:30.3

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Bundled software:Adobe Reader\nCompany Hub\nLync\nMicrosoft Outlook\nOneDrive\nMicrosoft Office / HERE Drive+\nHERE Maps\nHERE Transit\nLumia Camera\nLumia Refocus\nLumia Selfie\nLumia Moments\nXbox Music\nMixRadio\nAdobe Reader\nLync\nMicrosoft Outlook\nMicrosoft OneDrive\nMicrosoft Excel\nMicrosoft Word\nMicrosoft PowerPoint\nMicrosoft OneNote\nTouch UI\nXBox-Live Hub\nDirectX 11\nFacebook\nLinkedIn\nTwitter\nWhatsApp / Microsoft Office apps
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector: No
TV-Out : No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:No / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Included memory card size:16
Internal Memory:8000
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:SensorCore

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9
Height :15.8 / 157.9
Weight:171
Width:8.15 / 81.5