09-21-2015 09:11 AM
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  1. jdballard's Avatar
    I think the fact the BLU can only have 32GB of expandable storage is another drawback. Sure, I have a 32GB phone now (the M8) but the 32 GB limit seems low to me. Just in case.
    04-20-2015 10:58 AM
  2. Sergiusz Jasper's Avatar
    Just won a bid on eBay on a Nokia 830 in black with lots of extras like new cases and a 64 gb SD card for 255$ US and its local too originally purchased from Microsoft an about month old mint condition ...will let u know how it is when arrives .
    04-20-2015 11:02 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think the fact the BLU can only have 32GB of expandable storage is another drawback. Sure, I have a 32GB phone now (the M8) but the 32 GB limit seems low to me. Just in case.
    Users report they can run 64GB SD Class 10 in 1st Gen Blu Win HD... I see no reason why the LTE would be any different. 1520 is famous for underreporting SD capability. IMHO, it relates to spec written on an older reader when at time of manufacture the stated capacity was the max offered. SD tech doubles in size quickly and the 32GB spec is the same as 64 and 128.... I.E.: class 10 XC. At 32GB up to 128GB it all requires the same reader tech and preferred file system (exFAT)...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/blu...lu-win-hd.html


    Just won a bid on eBay on a Nokia 830 in black with lots of extras like new cases and a 64 gb SD card for 255$ US and its local too originally purchased from Microsoft an about month old mint condition ...will let u know how it is when arrives .
    LOL that's a different comparison thread.

    I'm quite sure you got a good deal on the 830 and also equally sure it outclasses the Blu Win HD LTE and the 640 LTE being discussed here.
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    04-20-2015 02:56 PM
  4. jdballard's Avatar
    Users report they can run 64GB SD Class 10 in 1st Gen Blu Win HD... I see no reason why the LTE would be any different. 1520 is famous for underreporting SD capability. IMHO, it relates to spec written on an older reader when at time of manufacture the stated capacity was the max offered. SD tech doubles in size quickly and the 32GB spec is the same as 64 and 128.... I.E.: class 10 XC. At 32GB up to 128GB it all requires the same reader tech and preferred file system (exFAT)...
    Hadn't seen that; good to know. Personally, I'd still probably go for the 640 myself. Have an M8 now and I miss glance and the nice, deep blacks on my old 925 screen. I'm probably crazy for giving up my M8 for a 640, but having Jump! on TMO means I'm only stuck with it for 6 months if I really don't like it. Should get me to the Windows 10 phones. :)
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    04-20-2015 05:39 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Just remember 925 was AMOLED with PureMotion and ClearBlack. 640 is IPS LCD, so even with ClearBlack it won't be as true a black as the 925...

    But IMHO, the Lumia screen tweaks should help and I love IPS for faithful color and great daylight viewing.
    04-20-2015 08:54 PM
  6. Nagoyablue's Avatar
    The 1st gen Win Jr and Win HD got Update 1 quite early compared to most Lumias around the world. Just before Christmas if I remember correctly. Blu beat my 1520 to that update by months.
    Is that not comparing Blu with US carriers, who are notoriously slow?

    Straight from MS via the PfD system, updates are really quick for Lumias. Samsung phones can't even use PfD.
    04-20-2015 09:56 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Is that not comparing Blu with US carriers, who are notoriously slow?

    Straight from MS via the PfD system, updates are really quick for Lumias. Samsung phones can't even use PfD.
    Nope. I have a 1520.3. It is RM-938_lta_lta_905 with a Mobile Operator of 000-22. It is Factory Unlocked and generic for Latin America market with no Country Variant designated. It is at the top of the food chain for pure Microsoft accountability for the OTA update.
    04-20-2015 11:14 PM
  8. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    So which one would you choose? Lumia 640 or BLU WIN HD LTE?
    04-21-2015 02:31 AM
  9. Cryio's Avatar
    Blu already confirmed W10 update and the specs plus design are better on the BLU HD, though I don't know about the screen.

    It's a tough call.
    04-21-2015 02:34 AM
  10. jdballard's Avatar
    Just remember 925 was AMOLED with PureMotion and ClearBlack. 640 is IPS LCD, so even with ClearBlack it won't be as true a black as the 925...

    But IMHO, the Lumia screen tweaks should help and I love IPS for faithful color and great daylight viewing.
    Definitely not expecting it to look as good as my 925 did, but I do expect it to look better than my M8 even the the M8 is a much higher end phone. Maybe I'll be disappointed, but it's only six months...
    04-21-2015 10:32 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I haven't really looked at the proprietary LCD tech that HTC used on that phone. I do love my IPS with Lumia Firmware behind it. I hope you really enjoy your 640 when it come in.

    Don't forget to get your unlock code from T-Mo for that One M8. There is definitely a great chance you could sell her unlocked through Marketplace here and end up getting the 640 or free. :)
    04-21-2015 11:15 AM
  12. jdballard's Avatar
    I haven't really looked at the proprietary LCD tech that HTC used on that phone. I do love my IPS with Lumia Firmware behind it. I hope you really enjoy your 640 when it come in.
    I am going to look at the 640 before I jump in to see if I like it as much as I think I will. Always a possibility I'll change my mind.

    Don't forget to get your unlock code from T-Mo for that One M8. There is definitely a great chance you could sell her unlocked through Marketplace here and end up getting the 640 or free. :)
    Hadn't thought about that- great idea. I'm assuming they'll give me an unlock code even though I owe on it? I'll have to see how much I owe T-Mobile and if it's worth it.
    04-21-2015 12:01 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    You have to pay the phone off, I think...

    Or, just tell them you will be traveling internationally and will need to use local SIMs.
    04-21-2015 12:30 PM
  14. jeetjani's Avatar
    Now that we have couple mid range options available on the market for unlocked devices which would serve well as temporary replacements for old hardware like the 920 or 820 until the new flagship, what are your opinions?

    Blu Win HD LTE / Lumia 640 / Lumia 640 XL
    04-21-2015 12:56 PM
  15. Chacko Mathai's Avatar
    I might get the Lumia 640 Because of that awesome Lumia camera 5.0
    04-21-2015 02:22 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Over in the Blu Win HD forum, WC member DavidA7 pointed out this video blogger review of the HD LTE by boredatwork.

    04-22-2015 12:13 PM
  17. MassDeduction's Avatar
    I have a Blu Win HD LTE now, it arrived yesterday. I like it a lot, but I *really* miss "Glance". I can live without double-tap to wake, but Glance is a hard one. It's a shame because there's so much else about the phone to like.

    I had my heart set on the 640 XL, but the Blu Win HD is my first 5" phone and it's not as bad as I feared. A lot better than a 4.5" phone, that's for sure.

    I'm definitely a convert to dual-SIM, however. No going back now. I see a cheap talk&text SIM in my future, combined with a flex data SIM (like you can get for tablets). My monthly service bill should go down quite a bit, by my math.
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    04-22-2015 09:17 PM
  18. Ten Four's Avatar
    I feel sorry for BLU because I admire them for taking the plunge and coming out with some interesting phones running Windows, but now that the 640 is available for $129.95 from Cricket and $99.95 from T-Mobile I can't see the BLU Win HD LTE as competitive.
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    05-25-2015 08:29 AM
  19. Warren_2185's Avatar
    my first 5" phone and it's not as bad as I feared. A lot better than a 4.5" phone, that's for sure.
    And I just jumped from the 4.7" 735 to the 5.0" 640 and I found it to be a big jump in size, just my opinion. The 5.0" screen seemed to hit the sweet spot for me.

    I found the Lumia 640 main camera to be very good. But the selfie camera is kinda terrible.
    05-25-2015 08:56 AM
  20. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    As a Lumia fanboy I am not even sure which i'd recommend. Having broken my 1520 I am looking for a replacement.

    Design wise...the Win HD lte is awesome to look at. It's like a better designed HTC One M8 from a company who actually supports the platform and updates their phones timely so.

    Camera wise and Lumia features of course keep me loyal to the Lumia camp of course. But I don't think anyone could go wrong with either of them.

    Personally since the 640 lacks a compelling FFC and it even lacks pureview(does this mean OIS as well?), i'd probably be curious enough to buy the WIn HD lte personally.
    05-28-2015 04:44 AM
  21. FancyFreddy's Avatar
    So which one would you choose? Lumia 640 or BLU WIN HD LTE?
    After a week or so with the 640 LTE, I can say you would not be disappointed with it over the 5xx or other 6xx Lumia phones.

    If you are coming off of a higher end Lumia, the BLU might be more to your liking.

    Fit and finish on the BLU is better. Nokia has a couple apps that folks find appealing.

    Get a dual sim unlocked unit either way. Unlocking will cost you $30-$40 on the open market for a new phone anyhow.
    05-29-2015 10:21 AM
  22. SocalTouch's Avatar
    Picked up the BLU HD LTE a couple of days ago when microsoft-store had it on sale for $129. So far very impressed! The best part internet-sharing is enabled by default!
    07-17-2015 12:10 PM
  23. sequoia464's Avatar
    Picked up the BLU HD LTE a couple of days ago when microsoft-store had it on sale for $129. So far very impressed! The best part internet-sharing is enabled by default!
    Very happy with mine also. I don't have a 640 to compare it to but I do have dual sim 640XL, think I prefer the BLU.
    07-17-2015 03:00 PM
  24. Ed YANG's Avatar
    I am thinking of upgrading from my 635 to the BLU or 640. What do you guys think I should get?
    Depending on where you're from...
    If i'm in your shoes, i will be very concern on after sales service center availability. In some regions, and cities, Microsoft service centers are not present even though the products may carry Warranty. Such after sales warranty service can often be sub-let out to a 2nd party or 3rd party sub-contractors whom may not be reputable or lesser known to most

    If BLU in your place have good reputation than Microsoft, go for the BLU. Vice versa if Microsoft have a good service center setup.
    07-17-2015 03:32 PM
  25. miguel11691's Avatar
    well coming from a Grey Blu Win HD LTE and just left it for the lumia 640 for at&t... The lumia is better just because of the touch screen alone and how responsive it is... i can type fast and the phone will keep up... on my HD LTE it would sometimes not register my touch inputs and and i would have to type slower than i normally would... As for as processor goes i run all games i ran on my WIN HD LTE just fine and it runs great... grab the Lumia 640 cant beat the price and the performance...
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    07-18-2015 12:15 AM
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