The Lumia range of phones are exceptional quality, and the Lumia 640 XL is no exception. This is a superbly designed and built smartphone that has achieved a ranking of 9.6/10 from Mr Aberthon.
As with all our devices, the Lumia 640 XL is unlocked, meaning it is compatible with any GSM network in over 190 countries worldwide and is covered by our 14 Day Return Policy. See here for full details.
When Microsoft took over legendary, but troubled, Scandinavian phone makers Nokia in 2013, we all waited to see what was in store for what was once the most valuable mobile phone producer in the world. As it happens, Microsoft continued to produce great phones at even greater prices, and confounded some of the bigger players with the overwhelmingly positive reactions from users and critics alike.
The Lumia 640 XL, bigger brother of the standard 640 is one of Microsoft’s first forays into the world of consumer phablets (bigger-than-a-phone-smaller-than-tablet, in case you were wondering), and it got the whole thing absolutely right. Conscious to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, Microsoft went for a plastic case, but kept the build quality solid and robust, and pleasing to the touch.
The whole Lumia range has long punched above its weight, especially when it comes to the quality of the HD display. The raw spec means it shouldn’t be as good as some more heralded devices, but it is, and actually better in many cases. Add this to a user interface that is possibly the best on any platform, and using the 640 XL is just a joy. Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass, a light sensor and a proximity sensor push the Lumia 640 XL display even further into the next class of displays available.
The cameras on Nokia devices were always a cut above the pack, and a 13MP rear camera, with LED flash and continuous autofocus when capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps means great performance once again. Add in a 5MP front camera and you begin to wonder why this smartphone doesn’t cost twice as much.
A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics processor, up to 128GB of storage, 30 hrs talk time and 37 days standby mean that the 640 XL is a device that demands our attention. 4G with 3G fallback, Bluetooth 4, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Assisted GPS, NFC for contactless payment and file transfer and the ability use wireless screen share mean the Lumia 640 XL is a serious bit of technology at a seriously low price.
Running Windows Mobile means the 640 XL works seamlessly with Windows desktops, including syncing across several Microsoft apps and easy access to Microsoft’s own One Drive cloud storage.
Size-wise, the XL in the name probably gives away the fact that the 640 XL is larger than average. Unless you have hands like shovels, it’s probably true that you’ll need two hands to do most operations here but, if you’re an avid gamer or video freak, the large, 5.7” display will just blow your mind. With the processor providing enough oomph to keep things smooth and lag-free, once you get used to the extra size, you’ll wonder why you didn’t take the plunge before.
The Lumia 640 XL is just a fantastic smartphone which will keep you happy and content for years.
|Dimensions||6.22 x 3.21 x 0.35 in|
AT&T, Metro PCS, T-Mobile
|Android Operating System||
Windows Phone, 8.1
720 x 1280 pixels
Black, Cyan Blue, Orange, White
5.5" to 6.0"
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