Microsoft Lumia 640 Cons and Pros Review

Microsoft is doing good work in providing the best value for money smartphones in the budget segment. Lumia 640 is also part of such attempt of attract more customers into Windows platform.  Windows Lumia 640 Dual sim  best buy price is Rs.9999. Microsoft has promised Windows 10 upgrade to Lumia 640.

Microsoft Lumia 640 sports 5 inch  display panel with ClearBlack and IPS LCD capacitive touch screen technology. It has 1280×720(720p) resolution and 294 ppi pixel density. The quality of the display panel is one of the best in this price segment. The colors look vivid and viewing angles are also great. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Microsoft Lumia 640 is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. This is the same chipset used in Moto G.  This provides good day to day usage performance. The internal storage capacity of the device is 8GB and supports microSD card. Out of 8GB internal storage, only around 3GB available for the user and rest is used by the OS.

Microsoft Lumia 640

Microsoft Lumia 640 houses 8MP primary camera with LED flash and 0.9MP front facing camera. The quality of the images taken and video recorded came very well. The device is capable of recording full HD videos. The front facing camera is decent enough but if you are a selfie lover then you might get disappointed a bit as it has only 0.9MP camera. The connectivity features of the device includes 2G, 3G, WiFi, USB, GPS, DLNA and WiFi hotspot. It comes pre loaded with Beidou, with HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, HERE Transit out of the box.  Microsoft Lumia 640 has 2500 mAh battery which lasts more than a day on normal usage.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual sim

Pros of Lumia 640

  • Gorgeous Display screen: 720p HD IPS screen with ClearBlack screen is brilliant in this price segment.  The viewing angles great and colours are vivid. The text looks sharp. Sunlight legibility is decent.
  • Good camera: The primary camera performance is one of the best in this price range. Both videos and photos comes out well.
  • Decent Battery life: 2500 mAh battery provides longer power backup. For casual users, it lasts close to 2 days and for average users more than a day.
  • Call Quality and Sound Output:  Call quality is good and the speakers on the back of phone are loud enough for day to day use.
  • Free 1 year Microsoft Office 365 subscription: Lumia 640 comes with a 12-month Office 365 Personal subscription worth Rs 3299. This includes the latest desktop version of Office applications such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, in addition to cloud storage of 1 TB space for 12 months and Skype.

Cons of Lumia 640

  • Poor resolution front facing camera: The front facing camera has only 0.9MP sensors. It takes decent images and videos. It could have been better if it could have come with better resolution camera for selfie lovers.
  • Limited Apps: The app store for Windows platform is increasing. However, it is not comparable to Android Play store apps.
  •  Low available internal storage: Lumia 640 comes with 8GB internal storage. However, available storage space for user is only 3GB rest all used by the OS.
  • No dedicated camera button: For a such a good camera, like previous Lumia phones, it would have been great if it had dedicated camera button.
  • Old styled bundled charger:  Unlike many budget smartphone which comes with detachable USb cable charger, it comes with permanently attached cable. The charger is not very compact.

Microsoft Lumia 640 Specification

  • Dual sim with Dual standby
  • Windows Phone v8.1 with Lumia Denim Upgradeable to Windows v10 OS
  • 8GB internal storage & microSD card support upto 128 GB
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU
  • 5 inch 720p HD IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with ClearBlack technology
  • 8MP primary camera and 0.9MP front facing camera.
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • 2G, 3G, WiFi, USB, GPS, DLNA and WiFi hotspot.

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1 comment… add one
  • Kwanele Khanye Jan 24, 2016, 3:26 pm

    just bought a Lumia 640 LTE (rm-1074). please assist how do I download whatsapp on my cell.

    Regards

    K Khanye

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