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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Specs and Price

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The Lumia 640 XL is a mid-range phablet recently unveiled by Microsoft, along with its smaller namesake, the Lumia 640. It is, unsurprisingly, a Windows Phone 8.1 device and comes with some great features despite its pocket-friendly price.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Display and Camera

Microsoft fits a 5.7-inch IPS screen on the Lumia 640 XL, which represents significant improvement on the one used on the regular Lumia 640. The display has an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 259 pixels per inch.

The screen on Microsoft Lumia 640 XL uses ClearBlack technology and is protected with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phablet comes with a 13 megapixels rear camera with a Zeiss F2.0 lens, LED flash and full-HD (1080p) video recording.

The 5MP ‘selfie’ camera provided on the front has a wide-angle 24mm lens with full-HD video recording as well.

Power and Performance

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor capable of speeds of up to 1.2GHz, backed by an Adreno 305 GPU. RAM of 1GB and 8GB internal storage space are provided, with the storage memory extendable with a microSD card of up to 128GB.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS out of the box and the software will be upgradeable to Windows 10 later in the year. The 9mm-thick phablet will be accompanied by a 3000mAh battery that can deliver up to 24 hours of talk time on a 3G connection, according to Microsoft.

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Extra Specs and Perks

The device supports 4G LTE and is available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. There are also a variety of connectivity options, including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Mobile Hotspot, NFC and microUSB.

You can work on the go with Lumia 640 XL as it comes with a full year Office 365 Personal subscription. In addition, buyers will get free 60 Skype minutes a month and 1TB of OneDrive storage. Entertainment and leisure is also catered for with apps such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 3G variant is expected to sell for €190, while the 4G LTE will go for €220.

Pricing and availability

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is not available in Nigeria, it will start shipping in April, 2015 in some countries. We currently have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Price in Nigeria should range from N40,000 to N50,000 at launch.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL:

General Features

  • Platform: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Demin
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 400)
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Matte Cyan, Orange, Black, Matte White, Glossy white
  • Dimension: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 171 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (Single-SIM option)

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (259ppi), ClearBlack
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: autofocus, LED Flash, Carl Zeiss Optics, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 30GB free OneDrive

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes, up to 236.8 kbps
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1 Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps (LTE Models)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes (LTE Models)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Bing Maps, Here Drive+, Here Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: Yes (SensorCore)
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Cortana)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Security: Mobile VPN, on-device Encryption, Remote Lock & Wipe
  • Social Apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, Foursquare, Skype, WeChat, Viber, LINE, MySpace, Sina Weibo, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube
  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes (MS Office Apps)
  • Document Editor: Yes (MS Office Apps)

Battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: up to 936 hours
  • Talktime: up to 23.6 Hours (3G)
  • Music Playback: up to 98 Hours
  • Video Playback: up to 10.7 Hours
  • Wi-Fi Browsing: up to 14.2 Hours
  • Cellular Browsing:
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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