Many say that the Lumia devices are not fast enough to compete with Android devices and ios devices now we are going to review the Lumia 640 released recently.
Microsoft Lumia 640 is a 5 inch display coming in many colors. The device feels very glossy and attracting lot of finger prints and dust. And you might want to carry a handkerchief or cloth just to erase finger prints if you want to keep your phone clean enough. It has rounded edges. It is very slim. The rear panel comes in different colors with a smooth finish.
If you want to change the color of the device just change the colored panel which is exchangeable. The speaker grill and the sensors are present on the display. The power and volume buttons are located to the right side. The power cum USB ports is located at the bottom of the device. At back you find primary camera. On the front side you see a 1MP camera. 3.5mm volume jack is also present at the top. The design is very slim and light. The Microsoft branding comes on the back side of the device in landscape. The branding is also present on the front upper panel. It has dimensions 141.3 x 72.2 x 8.8 mm. Weight around 145grams and easy to handle in one hand.
The stereo speakers are present at the rear side. The three capacitive touch buttons are hidden ones and the home button is windows logo. It comes in different colors –Black, Cyan, Orange and White. The back panel is removable and under the hood you can find sim card and sd card slots with removable battery.
Lumia 640 dual sim is a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display. It consists of resolution 720 x 1280 pixels. It has a body to screen ratio of ~67.6% with a pixel density of ~294ppi. Displaying around 16m colors. It is packed with corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a clear black display. Displaying around 16 M colors.
Lumia 640 comes with 3.5G support. It is running on OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 and there is an upgrade to Windows 10 is announced. It is armed with Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor with Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 and GPU Adreno 305. Consisting of 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory and expandable through micro sd slot up to 128GB.Having primary camera of 8MP capturing at a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels.
It is featured with geo tagging, autofocus, LED flash and recording video at 1080p@30fps. It also consists of 1MP front camera which supports video calling and for taking selfies. Loud speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. It has 2500mAh li-on battery for long lasting back up.
It gives a stand by time of Up to 840 hrs on 2G and 3G and talktime of Up to 27 hrs 30 mins (2G) / Up to 20 hrs 30 min (3G). Sensors such as Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, compass and proximity are available. It is provided with HTML5 browser for internet browsing. Double tap to wake up is available.
It is the mini version of Lumia 640XL but with the lower MP front camera. The lumia denim UI is very smooth seem less and fluid, and the settings customization is done well. The display looks very beautiful. The colors are very bright and with the given resolution it comes with a very good clarity. The viewing angles are very good and you can watch it from steep angles.
The theme colors given are extraordinary. The video play back quality is also good but the sound from stereo speakers and ear phone quality is loud but with bass and all it is average. The camera has extraordinary capturing technology especially in day light but coming to the clarity of pictures captured at low light seems dull and pretty low. The front camera is also good and useful for selfies with average details. You can lay all types of games pretty well with out any major hiccups.
I installed games like Asphalt 8 it is playable in this device there is slight glitching but not bearable. Graghic games like Tekkan also ran well. The Antutu bench mark score is 11916 points which is below average and the base mark OS 2 is 461, and Base mark X it got a score of 4814 which is very low. The battery gives enough space. Talking about the bench mark scores there are not pretty comparable with android smart phones because of the different5 OS. I say the overall performance is above average. No hangings have been noticed.
If you are done with using android and old nokia mobiles now buy Lumia 640 with out doubt, it got the OS from Windows and has been customized with improved performance. It comes with a price tag of Rs9000/-. Forget lagging time in your device with Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM.