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  1. djeire84's Avatar
    Lumia 520 was fast on WP8.0. It went down hill with 8.1 for me. Here is a review for Lumia 640 XL.

    Thank you so much for the video link. I have seen many video reviews and boot up speedtests nothing compares to genuine user feedback. Thank you so much for your response.
    07-19-2015 03:50 AM
  2. djeire84's Avatar
    yes I don't think he really has a 640xl either as I don't experience any of the issues he has, I also have an iPhone 6 and really don't think that screen is much different than the xl's considering the size difference, and the xl runs windows 10 very smoothly which is also another bonus for a budget device.

    I think the fact it has gorilla glass is one of many selling points. I don't know or confirm whether the OP of the initial comment has or hasn't the 640XL. I'm moving from one windows device to another so like I know what ill be getting in so far as OS and firmware, that's why I'm sticking to it.
    07-19-2015 03:53 AM
  3. djeire84's Avatar
    Looks like I should have only posted only positive things in a recommendation thread...

    Its just that I'm not moving from a iOS or Android device so obviously there will be noticeable differences in usability, however since I have a windows device already I'm just upgrading to another windows device, that said I thank you for your reply and all of what you have said is duly noted. Thank you and please be honest, I need the bad as well as the good. You have done the right thing.
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    07-19-2015 03:58 AM
  4. djeire84's Avatar
    Can we confirm the 640XL is compatible on the T-Mobile network?

    I know its available sim free I Ireland so I suppose if you purchase a sim free one then it should support T-Mobile, I know you haven't gotten confused (I should be a bit clearer) when I said Orange I meant the colour. I suppose check out T-Mobile I hope its available to you.
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    07-19-2015 04:01 AM
  5. djeire84's Avatar
    Thank you so much to everyone who have replied and reviewed so far, your XP is invaluable to me. Thank you so much.
    07-19-2015 04:25 AM
  6. emjey's Avatar
    Go fior 730.

    Best OLED screen, Reliable battery life, 1GB ram, Resumes quick, 1080p both front and back camera, Awesome photography even in night, and lots more. Better than 640XL, except when you want your phone to be like a big phablet
    07-19-2015 08:00 AM
  7. kevin_tenza's Avatar
    I got mine a few days ago, moving from 1020. Its only downside is the pixel density on such a large screen. It can be overwhelming at first but soon after you won't notice... Go for it
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    07-19-2015 12:07 PM
  8. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Go fior 730.

    Best OLED screen, Reliable battery life, 1GB ram, Resumes quick, 1080p both front and back camera, Awesome photography even in night, and lots more. Better than 640XL, except when you want your phone to be like a big phablet
    One thing the Lumia 730 is missing is the Glance screen. Other than that, it's also a great phone.
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    07-19-2015 12:11 PM
  9. dipayanster's Avatar
    640xl is currently the best if you consider performance to price ratio. My friend got one so I tested it out for a bit, its an amazing device. My trusty old1320 feels a bit obsolete next to it :s
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    07-19-2015 01:17 PM
  10. djeire84's Avatar
    Go fior 730.



    Best OLED screen, Reliable battery life, 1GB ram, Resumes quick, 1080p both front and back camera, Awesome photography even in night, and lots more. Better than 640XL, except when you want your phone to be like a big phablet

    I have had my Lumia 520 a while now and id like to upgrade the size of it. I want a nice phone and bigger screen as I do watch video on it but thanks for ur suggestion :)
    07-19-2015 06:48 PM
  11. djeire84's Avatar
    I got mine a few days ago, moving from 1020. Its only downside is the pixel density on such a large screen. It can be overwhelming at first but soon after you won't notice... Go for it

    This post has gotten me even more excited at it. Thanks for your reply I think ill be buying it so many positive and negative's all noted. Thank you :)
    07-19-2015 06:50 PM
  12. djeire84's Avatar
    640xl is currently the best if you consider performance to price ratio. My friend got one so I tested it out for a bit, its an amazing device. My trusty old1320 feels a bit obsolete next to it :s


    Ha ha can u imagine my trusty old Lumia 520 next to it. The 520 is almost what the 3310 was like back in the greater days of Nokia.
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    07-19-2015 06:52 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    Eire what is the cost of a 640XL in Ireland?

    Since I have jumped to a larger screen I can't go back to any phone under 5 inches.
    Even 5 inches is starting to get small for me these days.
    My Asus phone is 5.5 and I think the XL might be about right for my desires at 5.7
    07-19-2015 08:56 PM
  14. karan madhyani1's Avatar
    Wow this post has helped me..to decide too.
    same moving from lumia 520 to lumia 640xl...

    Just one thing is killing me... If i install games on sd card i.e. Class 10 card wil games sound slutter or b out of sync. . It happend wid me on my trusted nokia lumia 520 ..asphalt 8.
    07-20-2015 12:03 AM
  15. anon(5339110)'s Avatar
    Can we confirm the 640XL is compatible on the T-Mobile network?
    I'm using an international, dual SIM, 640 XL on T-Mobile with no issues. Pretty sure the wifi calling doesn't work. Obviously, not a deal breaker for me. I think it is RM-1065 and I bought it from B&H Photo.
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    07-20-2015 01:02 AM
  16. djeire84's Avatar
    Eire what is the cost of a 640XL in Ireland?

    Since I have jumped to a larger screen I can't go back to any phone under 5 inches.
    Even 5 inches is starting to get small for me these days.
    My Asus phone is 5.5 and I think the XL might be about right for my desires at 5.7

    Its 250 I think that works out at $270
    07-20-2015 01:10 AM
  17. anon(5339110)'s Avatar
    I've been using a 640 XL for a few days and I like it a lot. I have not tried the 520, so excuse my reply for not being exactly on topic.

    I'm moving from a 1520 primary phone with a 635 secondary, to a 640 XL primary with a 640 secondary--and I'm quite happy overall.

    I'm trying to get off the flagship treadmill (kinda have to, as a T-Mo customer ), and I think the 640's hit the mark--so far.
    07-20-2015 01:12 AM
  18. djeire84's Avatar
    Wow this post has helped me..to decide too.
    same moving from lumia 520 to lumia 640xl...

    Just one thing is killing me... If i install games on sd card i.e. Class 10 card wil games sound slutter or b out of sync. . It happend wid me on my trusted nokia lumia 520 ..asphalt 8.

    I'm happy that this post helped you in regards the class 10 sd card issue i don't know I suppose someone would surely help you out on this issue. I suppose since its a newer phone it may support class 10??
    07-20-2015 01:13 AM
  19. djeire84's Avatar
    I've been using a 640 XL for a few days and I like it a lot. I have not tried the 520, so excuse my reply for not being exactly on topic.

    I'm moving from a 1520 primary phone with a 635 secondary, to a 640 XL primary with a 640 secondary--and I'm quite happy overall.

    I'm trying to get off the flagship treadmill (kinda have to, as a T-Mo customer ), and I think the 640's hit the mark--so far.

    Nope go off topic if you like I suppose its really open to everyone thinking of moving to the 640XL. I'm happy your having great results with it.
    07-20-2015 01:15 AM
  20. Ian Too's Avatar
    I have a friend who recently moved from a Lumia 920 to a 640 and he is very happy with it.

    A second baby meant economies had to be made, but the general march of technical improvement means it's more of a side-grade than a downgrade. From having handled it, I can say it feels really nice in the hands, so much so that I was tempted though I run the 930 myself. It feels good and solid without being heavy, so you won't feel you have to curate it. It is not as stylish and sexy as the 735, but I'm sure, having read your other thread, that you'll like it.

    You were right by the way to pass on the 930 - and I can say that, because I own one and have not been plagued by 'issues' beyond a reluctance to wake up on double-tap of the screen. Amalthea, for that is her name, is beautiful, elegant, buttery smooth, has an outstanding camera and still catches the eye, but she is also too thick. She does not sit in the hand well and those sharp edges can trip the fingers.

    I would say that if you don't want to wait for the autumn, the 640 is the way to go.

    Whatever you decide, good luck with it and thanks for asking. :)
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    07-20-2015 02:32 AM
  21. RichardTheKing's Avatar
    Yes the phone support Class 10, I have installed on mine the "Samsung Plus 64GB Micro SD SDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory card, Upto 48MB/S"
    see the link bellow

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IOY03QK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
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    07-20-2015 02:34 AM
  22. Ian Too's Avatar
    IIRC, class 10 is the minimum Microsoft recommended. I use a Samsung 64GB Evo MicroSDXC UHS-I Grade (link below) in my HP Stream tablet and after the old SD card I had from my Lumia 620, the performance increase was dramatic. A good quality SD card is definitely worth the money.

    Over the years I learned that when it comes to technical things, it's best to distrust the cheap option. They're not all the same and it's worth spending a little more without being slavish to the original manufacturer.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Memo...pUvbUpU3162415
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    07-20-2015 03:01 AM
  23. pureview_lvr's Avatar
    Just as the title says I'm looking to upgrade from my Nokia Lumia 520 and I want to get a phone that's been just as reliable and long lasting battery life as my 520. Let me know your thoughts. I am thinking of getting it in Orange.

    Thanks so much.
    ire
    Long lasting battery life and reliable.
    Previously it was Lumia 720 and Lumia 1320 as of my experience

    But as of now
    Lumia 640xl will be a good choice,
    I havent used it but lots of reviews says that its a good mid ranger device.
    Its smaller bro 640 is also a good device if you comfortable with compact devices.

    And one more how did you survive with phone that doesn't have flash and front cam...with your 520.........just kidding....
    I mean go and upgrade quickly.
    07-20-2015 03:27 AM
  24. djeire84's Avatar
    Long lasting battery life and reliable.


    Previously it was Lumia 720 and Lumia 1320 as of my experience





    But as of now


    Lumia 640xl will be a good choice,


    I havent used it but lots of reviews says that its a good mid ranger device.


    Its smaller bro 640 is also a good device if you comfortable with compact devices.





    And one more how did you survive with phone that doesn't have flash and front cam...with your 520.........just kidding....


    I mean go and upgrade quickly.



    Well I'm not really onto selfies they are a waste of time lol. I found the Lumia 520 in low light conditions with Lumia camera pretty good. Seriously I am very happy with it, I just have it now over two years and am looking for an upgrade,same OS but have better ram and equalizers as my Lumia 520 as u know it don't support equalizers and i have had to encode my music to 320kbps to get a greater crisp sound, at the start it was a little cumbersome but now I don't mind it as I've gotten used to it. I'm seriously excited after hearing all the great reviews of it so far, even the negatives I now know what to look out for. Thanks for your reply. :)



    Oh ya just to add I don't really use skype but when I do its usually free voice calls so the front cam isn't really a selling point to me its more a bonus. Nice though to have full hd on it though ha ha
    07-20-2015 04:09 AM
  25. Nickk Bisht's Avatar
    I am using Lumia 640XL and its a nice gadget. recently I made a video using Hyperlapse Mobile :
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    07-20-2015 05:12 AM
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