03-10-2015 11:28 AM
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  1. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Pros and cons for both in everyone's opinion... Go!
    RumoredNow and Guytronic like this.
    03-02-2015 04:38 AM
  2. Fire 29's Avatar
    Camera button missing from mid range Lumias these days including 640.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-02-2015 12:48 PM
  3. Fire 29's Avatar
    Also I was really looking to go for the 640 but I expected the screen size to be smaller than 5".I need compact phones which sit well in the pocket and hands.
    03-02-2015 12:50 PM
  4. tushar_kp's Avatar
    Lens size should have been a little bigger for better low light performance. Front camera should have been the ability to capture 1080p videos
    03-02-2015 12:54 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Camera button missing from mid range Lumias these days including 640.
    No dedicated camera button is a fail.
    Had 2 phones now without this.
    I find the on-screen button difficult to use for refined photography such as macro.
    Fire 29 likes this.
    03-02-2015 12:59 PM
  6. squire777's Avatar
    If they're not going to give us a dedicated camera button, they could at least give us an option where for still pictures we can use one of the volume buttons as a shutter.
    03-02-2015 03:06 PM
  7. anon(9152079)'s Avatar
    If they're not going to give us a dedicated camera button, they could at least give us an option where for still pictures we can use one of the volume buttons as a shutter.
    Totally agree, still don't understand why nobody does this. It's so simple that it could be in a software update as an option.
    03-02-2015 03:24 PM
  8. Corepc's Avatar
    No Dedicated Camera Button that is my only real complaint. Easier to hold phone steady/focus and push down on the camera button then it is to Tap on the screen and become unsteady / lose focus on objects etc. Just will have to adjust to things once I get the phone.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-02-2015 04:33 PM
  9. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Totally agree, still don't understand why nobody does this.
    Be careful what you wish for. :) Have you tried using a camera on an android phone? Press both the power and volume-down buttons at the same time.

    Insanely difficult to do. Love that third button on the higher-end Lumias. My old 520 has it and that's going to be a must-have for my next phone. Really had my fingers crossed for it on the 640. Hoped msoft would have seen the errors of their ways with the 535, 635 etc. Bummer, knew I should expect too much from them.
    03-02-2015 04:55 PM
  10. deadwrong03's Avatar
    The XL is the way to go imo...

    3000 mah battery, 13mp rear camera, 5 mp camera in the front, and a 5.7 inch screen. Why bother with weaker features on the 640? Battery life and camera trumps all for me
    03-02-2015 07:58 PM
  11. Goosinurwife's Avatar
    Camera button missing from mid range Lumias these days including 640.
    that's not a con that's an upgrade
    03-02-2015 10:43 PM
  12. realwarder's Avatar
    I rarely used my physical button on my 920. I found the effort required to press the button always made the shot move and come out worse than using the screen button.

    But I always used it for quick launch - that needs improving for sure.
    03-02-2015 11:50 PM
  13. Fire 29's Avatar
    I rarely used my physical button on my 920. I found the effort required to press the button always made the shot move and come out worse than using the screen button.

    But I always used it for quick launch - that needs improving for sure.

    I know the shot moves when you press the camera button but after a little practice this doesn't bother me anymore.
    03-03-2015 12:05 AM
  14. Fire 29's Avatar
    If they're not going to give us a dedicated camera button, they could at least give us an option where for still pictures we can use one of the volume buttons as a shutter.

    That's a good idea.
    03-03-2015 12:06 AM
  15. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    I don't think there's any significant value of a dedicated camera button other than it is useful to launch the camera app. I have never used the camera buttons on my L925 because pictures came out blurry so I never used it.

    I think the choice between 640 and 640XL will boil down to usability and user preference for screen size. Some people would want the 5" and others the 5.7" but I see more people are going to buy the 640XL because of its size and bigger battery capacity. I myself is considering the 640XL.
    03-03-2015 01:03 AM
  16. Luisraul924's Avatar
    For me it's high PPI vs Zeiss optics. The 640 has a very attractive 297 PPI vs the XL's 254. However the XL does have a better main camera.
    03-03-2015 01:25 AM
  17. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    The XL is the way to go imo...

    3000 mah battery, 13mp rear camera, 5 mp camera in the front, and a 5.7 inch screen. Why bother with weaker features on the 640? Battery life and camera trumps all for me
    Could not agree more.... Battery Size and Camera... The rest is just details
    03-03-2015 08:35 AM
  18. Timbre70's Avatar
    Should just stick to 5 incher, but retains the goodies on XL.
    03-03-2015 08:46 AM
  19. akifreestyle7's Avatar
    can anyone tell me the difference between zeiss optics and the non zeiss 8mp used in the 640?
    03-03-2015 09:00 AM
  20. fdalbor's Avatar
    I think I may have finally found the phone I will replace my (excellent) 820 with. I am surprised that it is a 6XXphone replacing a 8XX phone; but the features and the PRICE is excellent. I just hope it dosen't get lost in the Microsoft shuffle, if you know what I mean. It will be nice to finally have a phone with a screen bigger than my wife's 925. Got a feeling she may want to replace her 925 also. Maybe with a XL; but even if she does I will stick with the regular 640. Another selling point for me is it uses a micro sim and as I love to switch between phones I require all my phones to use the same size sim. It was one of the reasons I never got a 830, apart from the awfull high price of the 830.
    03-03-2015 09:24 AM
  21. Godson Arun Kumar's Avatar
    I rarely used my physical button on my 920. I found the effort required to press the button always made the shot move and come out worse than using the screen button.

    But I always used it for quick launch - that needs improving for sure.
    I've made the camera button non-functional on my 520. Tried using it for shots, couldn't quite find a sweet pressing action. In the process, guess must have been coz of my usage method ( couldn't quite get it to shoot and used some force), the button became dead. But still feel a really good quality shooter button would be welcome. Not quite feeling it's loss in a device as the 640 XL. Higher end phones, especially lumias with their advanced photography tools can't miss out on this button though.
    03-03-2015 10:25 AM
  22. Godson Arun Kumar's Avatar
    I don't think there's any significant value of a dedicated camera button other than it is useful to launch the camera app. I have never used the camera buttons on my L925 because pictures came out blurry so I never used it.

    I think the choice between 640 and 640XL will boil down to usability and user preference for screen size. Some people would want the 5" and others the 5.7" but I see more people are going to buy the 640XL because of its size and bigger battery capacity. I myself is considering the 640XL.
    I'm was looking for a secondary device that has a big enough screen for entertainment and in-car navigation while at the same time be portable enough for photography with a good enough camera. Enter the 640 XL. It's just perfect for me and since I was adamant for a windows device this seems to be the way to go. Think people will fall for this great device.
    03-03-2015 10:33 AM
  23. rollindice's Avatar
    for everyone saying it not having dedicated camera button is a fail, why would it be a fail? it doesn't have pureview feature, only pureview cameras have dedicated camera buttons, the 640 and 640xl are decent mid range phones and it would bring more people into the Windows Ecosystem
    03-03-2015 12:20 PM
  24. jdballard's Avatar
    Pros and cons for both in everyone's opinion... Go!
    XL not available on TMO. Big con for me.
    03-03-2015 12:55 PM
  25. deadwrong03's Avatar
    XL not available on TMO. Big con for me.

    Good thing about tmo os we can always go the unlocked route
    03-03-2015 01:23 PM
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