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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Hands on and First impressions

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Microsoft has just launched its latest Lumia devices in India, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL and we witnessed the launch in Bangalore. We brought you our hands on and first impressions on the Lumia 640 and here’s our hands on and first impressions of the Lumia 640 XL.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is priced at Rs. 15,999 and it is available on Flipkart and the usual retail stores in the country. The device seems a tad overpriced, considering the competition but it’s packed with some decent specs. Well, check out the full specs of the device below:

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Specs:

  • 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS display
  • HD (1280x720p) resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP AF camera with Zeiss optics and LED flash
  • 5 MP wide angle front camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Hands on 1

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is available in Cyan, Black, White and Orange. We got the Orange device to play with and it’s matte. The matte polycarbonate build feels very solid and grippy and considering the size of the device, the grip is important. The build is solid and it feels pretty good in the hands, although the matte back feels a bit rough.

The device features a huge 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS display of HD (1280x720p) resolution, which feels a little less for such a massive display. The display seems decent but the resolution seems to be the only problem.

The front features the 5 MP front-facing camera, which was a little underwhelming in the short time we used. There are the usual sensors on top and there are no buttons, as Microsoft is using on-screen buttons.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Hands on 2

The back features a 13 MP autofocus camera with Zeiss optics and LED flash. From the short time we used, the camera produced mixed results with some shots coming decent while some laid with noise. The camera is also a little protruded from the body and there’s the usual Microsoft logo in between.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Hands on 4

The left side of the Lumia 640 XL is bland, as with every other Lumia and the right features the power/lock button and the voume rocker. We would have liked a camera button to be present but sadly, it’s not there.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Hands on 3 The top of the device holds the 3.5 mm headphone jack, while the bottom features a microUSB port.

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The Lumia 640 XL runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update, which means the device is up to date when it comes to the Windows Phone world. The 640 XL along with the 640 will be getting the Windows 10 update when it’s ready.

The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM for your multitasking needs In the short time we played with the device, the user experience was flawless and sleek.

The Lumia 640 XL will be competing against a plethora of Android smartphones in its price range. While the 640 XL is a decent device, the camera underwhelmed and the screen resolution is a tad below the competition. The camera units are great on paper and we will check out in our full review if they are indeed good.

Till then, tell us, what you think of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL?

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