As Microsoft was claimed to, it launched the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones in India for a pricing of Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 respectively. The highlight of these smartphones is that they are Windows 10 ready. The Lumia 640 will be available exclusively via online retailer Flipkart starting from today. Let’s take a look at the quick review of the Lumia 640 for your reference.
Camera and Internal Storage
Microsoft Lumia 640 boasts of an 8 MP main camera with LED flash and autofocus . The sensor measures ¼ inch and it is capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos. The device is given a 1 MP selfie snapper at the front for basic selfies and video conferencing sessions. There are better imaging aspects in smartphones priced at much lower pricing, and so this one cannot be the best smartphone in the market to address the photography demands of users.
The internal storage space in the Microsoft smartphone is 8 GB. As this storage limit seems to be low even for the standard users, it can be enhanced further up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Processor and Battery
The Lumia 640 is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor teamed up with Adreno 305 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM to handle the graphic handling and multitasking capabilities respectively. The Android devices in the similar price brackets arrive with much better hardware, but this hardware combination should be capable of handling the Windows based smartphone.
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The battery capacity is 2,500 mAh that seems to be on par in comparison to its competitors. Though the backup that this battery can render remains unknown, we can expect a moderate life from the battery.
Display and Features
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is bestowed with a 5 inch HD ClearBlack IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This screen is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. The ClearBlack display will definitely make the content shown on the screen bright and vivid as it eliminates reflections with a sequence of polarizing layers.
Running on Windows Phone 8.1 platform with Lumia Denim, the device is ready to upgrade to Windows 10 soon as the commercial availability of the platform. Other aspects of the Lumia 640 include connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with a-GPS and dual SIM functionality. The device is preinstalled with 1 TB of OneDrive storage and one year free subscription of Office 365.
|Model||Microsoft Lumia 640|
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Windows Phone 8.1, upgradeable to Windows 10|
|Camera||8 MP/ 1 MP|
What we Like
- Windows 10 ready feature
- Competitive pricing
What we Don’t Like
- Needs better hardware to face Android Competition
Price and Conclusion
Microsoft’s Lumia 640 priced at Rs 11,999 is a capable offering with the Windows Phone 8.1 platform in the mid range market. The feature of being Windows 10 ready adds a great advantage to the smartphone. The only thing that Windows Phone fans will have to be concerned about this smartphone is that it is exclusive to online retailer Flipkart that makes it tough to purchase the device. May be, a flash sale will be going on with several thousands of users rushing to purchase the Lumia 640.