02-11-2016 10:37 PM
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  1. vhl71's Avatar
    Been using the 950 for about 3 weeks now a d quite like it so far. But I dont use the features such as windows hello and continuum etc. Primarily use it dor talk, text,email and browsing. So I feel ive oaid too much for it and wondering about getting a new 640 foe about 100 Canadian

    U know its a low end phone but the user reviews are good. It might work fine for my use.

    What do u guys think? I can still return my 950 for another week or so.
    02-08-2016 08:26 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Compared to the 950, it might seem low end, but it sounds like it would work great for you. The 640s camera is great for that price point, and it generally has nice battery life and runs pretty good. You'll probably need an sd card if you like a lot of apps.

    Unless you need Windows 10 Mobile out the box, I would say skip the 550, and go with the 640.
    02-08-2016 08:51 PM
  3. Sedp23's Avatar
    But u have a great camera with oils are u willing to downgrade the camera ? Especially the front camera 5mp to 0.9 Mp on the 640

    Sent from mTalk
    02-08-2016 09:27 PM
  4. sam sundar's Avatar
    Buy 640xl instead ... Its better in many ways and it has a bigger battery and camera too !!!!
    Ariel Takom and v535 like this.
    02-08-2016 09:43 PM
  5. toyotast165's Avatar
    640 is an amazing phone for the price.
    02-08-2016 09:47 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Buy 640xl instead ... Its better in many ways and it has a bigger battery and camera too !!!!
    but it's also much bigger too.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-08-2016 10:04 PM
  7. sam sundar's Avatar
    but it's also much bigger too.
    Bigger is always better . And compared to 640 , this phone has got some stuff .. Been using it for 10 months and i find it awesome 😁
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    02-08-2016 11:32 PM
  8. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Been using the 950 for about 3 weeks now a d quite like it so far. But I dont use the features such as windows hello and continuum etc. Primarily use it dor talk, text,email and browsing. So I feel ive oaid too much for it and wondering about getting a new 640 foe about 100 Canadian

    U know its a low end phone but the user reviews are good. It might work fine for my use.

    What do u guys think? I can still return my 950 for another week or so.
    I have the Lumia 640 and I've never really found the camera "wanting" enough to make me pay 6 times the price, and for "text,email and browsing" it's plenty good enough. As to the front facing camera on the 640, unless you're into taking lot's of selfies, it's perfectly adequate for Skype Video.
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    02-08-2016 11:55 PM
  9. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    Best bang for your buck. I am using one right now while my iPhone 6 sits on my night stand now. Crazy how good this Lumia is.
    realwarder likes this.
    02-09-2016 12:26 AM
  10. Rahul Guliyani 92's Avatar
    640/640xl are good devices but do check out 730/735 if available. They're better than 640s in build quality,camera,screen and touch response.
    ananimus likes this.
    02-09-2016 12:37 AM
  11. Double Blue Jay's Avatar
    You simply cannot go wrong for the price and features. This is my first Windows phone and can only compare it to the galaxy s4 I had, while a capable phone, for about $300 less than that phone was new, the 640 is head and shoulders above it for my needs. All the apps(that I need), except for Sirius XM are accounted for. Highly recommended. Joined insider after a week on 8, phone runs 10 just fine with no issues encountered. Best $29 I ever spent. This particular phone hopefully will achieve the same status as the Zune, highly under rated, often scorned(for being Windows phone) but in the end a product of superior quality that out performs similar products for hundreds of dollars less
    02-09-2016 12:37 AM
  12. RobsBrutal1's Avatar
    What about performance and battery?
    02-09-2016 01:14 AM
  13. sam sundar's Avatar
    What about performance and battery?
    Battery performance is awesome even on windows 10 ... It is best buy compared to 730/735 ... Go for 640xl instead of 640.. *proud owner of 640xl✌😁*
    02-09-2016 06:39 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Bigger is always better . And compared to 640 , this phone has got some stuff .. Been using it for 10 months and i find it awesome
    Not for all of us lol. I'm sure that it is great but it's way too big for me, especially since I held one in hand once.

    I have the Lumia 640 and I've never really found the camera "wanting" enough to make me pay 6 times the price, and for "text,email and browsing" it's plenty good enough. As to the front facing camera on the 640, unless you're into taking lot's of selfies, it's perfectly adequate for Skype Video.
    The selfies are good in daylight, and adequate in low light as long as there's some light around you.
    RobsBrutal1, xandros9 and ananimus like this.
    02-09-2016 07:19 AM
  15. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Not for all of us lol. I'm sure that it is great but it's way too big for me, especially since I held one in hand once.



    The selfies are good in daylight, and adequate in low light as long as there's some light around you.
    I agree, I have no complaints there.
    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    02-09-2016 08:02 AM
  16. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Battery performance is awesome even on windows 10 ... It is best buy compared to 730/735 ... Go for 640xl instead of 640.. *proud owner of 640xl✌*
    I am sure the same principle is at work here as with flat screen TVs in that once you get used to viewing on ever larger sizes, it's hard to go back to a smaller one. However, there is a practical size limit with a phone, which of course differs with each individual.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-09-2016 08:29 AM
  17. sam sundar's Avatar
    I am sure the same principle is at work here as with flat screen TVs in that once you get used to viewing on ever larger sizes, it's hard to go back to a smaller one. However, there is a practical size limit with a phone, which of course differs with each individual.
    Yea i agree with u .
    02-09-2016 09:41 AM
  18. vhl71's Avatar
    Buy 640xl instead ... Its better in many ways and it has a bigger battery and camera too !!!!

    XL is too big for me. Anything bugger than 950, I can never buy.

    Anyhow bought a brand new 640 last night for $90 Canadian - great deal.

    Set it all up and found windows denim quite nice. But I couldn't attach files from the email app. I need this feature while replying emails as I uaw Mt phone a lot for business. So I didn't even lol much. Got the insider preview version of windows 10 on it. So looking good .

    I'd still like to try the Windows denim OS. Ia there a way to update email app so that I can attach files while composing an email on windows 8.1?

    Sent from mTalk
    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    02-09-2016 10:20 AM
  19. adigawi's Avatar
    640 is a great phone; build quality is really OK, the plastic back cover is very solid, doesn't scratch too much. 1gb of RAM is enough, 8gb of storage- I think that there should be 16gb, but using SD card resolves this problem. Battery is amazing- currently I'm on wp8.1 but also tried w10m and didn't notice any big changes in terms of battery life. This phone just works. I also had lumia 950 for a couple days and returned it. For me it just wasn't worth the money. I know that the camera on 950 is great but 640 does also a decent job. I use this phone for work and no complaints at all.
    02-09-2016 11:32 AM
  20. justforsabbath's Avatar
    Well get Lumia 640 without thinking too much, I am using it with W10 Mobile insider .71 on it and its working quite amazing. 5 inch is a perfect size and Lumia 640 has a beautiful camera specially in the outdoors it can be compared with any top line android phones. Its the best value for money phone than buying a budget mid ranger Android.
    02-09-2016 11:49 AM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    XL is too big for me. Anything bugger than 950, I can never buy.

    Anyhow bought a brand new 640 last night for $90 Canadian - great deal.

    Set it all up and found windows denim quite nice. But I couldn't attach files from the email app. I need this feature while replying emails as I uaw Mt phone a lot for business. So I didn't even lol much. Got the insider preview version of windows 10 on it. So looking good .

    I'd still like to try the Windows denim OS. Ia there a way to update email app so that I can attach files while composing an email on windows 8.1?

    Sent from mTalk
    On 8.1 you'll have to go to the app that has the file first and then share it using email. Roundabout, but thats how it worked.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-09-2016 11:56 AM
  22. vhl71's Avatar
    On 8.1 you'll have to go to the app that has the file first and then share it using email. Roundabout, but thats how it worked.
    Yes - this doesn't really work for me as i use emails a lot for business. I need the ability to reply to an email and attach files from the email app itself.

    Hence after buying this, within an hour I ended up upgrading to W10. Its a pity - now i dont know about the real performance of 640. If i encounter any lag or crash, it might be due to W10. notice a slight delay in opening and closing apps compared to my 950. Nothing major so far. I'll use 640 as my main phone for a couple of days - if this holds up, I'll return the 950 and save $700!!
    02-09-2016 05:15 PM
  23. Jack Neill's Avatar
    640 is solid.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-09-2016 07:15 PM
  24. adigawi's Avatar
    ... so probably most of your unexpected issues will be related to the w10m, because on wp8.1 this phone works without ANY issues!
    And saving $700 is solid argument as well :)
    02-10-2016 05:47 AM
  25. v535's Avatar
    If you skip LTE revisions of 640,640XL,730 all use the same SoC, so performance will be more or less the same. If OP's on tight budget, go for 640XL/640.
    02-10-2016 10:29 AM
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