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  1. nexus7man's Avatar
    Now I'm confused guys, is mine an XL or LTE? In the ''about my phone'' it just says LTE and not XL? Its bigger than my old 620.

    When the flip screen cover is in the closed position against the screen is there anything keeping it closed? Or can it just un-flip itself to the open position?
    10-22-2016 12:21 PM
  2. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Sounds like you have a 640. The 620 has a 3.8" screen, the 640 is 5", and the 640XL is 5.7".

    LTE refers to the type of cellular radio, not the screen size.
    10-22-2016 12:45 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Now I'm confused guys, is mine an XL or LTE? In the ''about my phone'' it just says LTE and not XL? Its bigger than my old 620.

    When the flip screen cover is in the closed position against the screen is there anything keeping it closed? Or can it just un-flip itself to the open position?
    You have the regular size, which is just called 640 LTE. The XL is 640 XL LTE.
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    10-22-2016 12:47 PM
  4. nexus7man's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I've just ordered a regular sized one.
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    10-22-2016 01:06 PM
  5. nexus7man's Avatar
    It arrived today, have to admit I'm a little disappointed with it, I just don't see how this can provide any screen protection at all. There is no clasp or clip so you rely on gravity or luck to keep it closed, dirt could easily find its way in between the cover and the screen and as the cover can move around quite a bit it could be worse of any sharp objects find their way in there.
    It has a matt textured finish which I can see being a nightmare to clean and no doubt it will scratch easily but my real problem is the lack of protection, the flap is flimsy and not rigid enough to prevent the screen from getting broke. This might offer some protection providing you treat your phone as if it didn't have a cover on the screen at all which kind of defeats the point but if your after a system of protection that you don't have to worry about this isn't it.
    I work as a mechanic in a busy workshop and have broke a couple of phones so far so for me this case is pretty pants.
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    10-25-2016 01:23 PM
  6. Werentuckl's Avatar
    Pictures my friend? :)

    -- W
    10-25-2016 01:37 PM
  7. mc_razza's Avatar
    I have the cyan CC-3089 flip shell case for the Lumia 640 and my experience is the exact opposite to yours. The flip cover adequately protects the screen and the microfibre lining helps to keep the screen clean too. No scratches either. The matte finish largely avoids (and hides) scratches, and I'm more confident holding the device than with the OEM glossy shells. I don't kind the flap to be flimsy. All-in-all I've had no problems with it.

    That said, you're a mechanic and obviously I can see why you'd be worried the flip case could get dirty and the phone damaged.
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    10-25-2016 10:24 PM
  8. mc_razza's Avatar
    Here I am again!

    A couple of weeks ago, I bought the official orange flip cover for my Lumia 640, which arrived earlier today from all the way in the UK.

    Here it is next to the cyan cover, still packed. I'll post some more pictures later when I unbox it.
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    12-12-2016 06:42 PM
  9. mc_razza's Avatar
    Here's some pics of the official orange flip case for the Lumia 640:


    The front cover's outer layer is leatherette with the Microsoft logo embossed at the bottom
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    The extra-thick back is made from solid polycarbonate and has a matte finish, which means there's no chance of slippage
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    Microfibre-lined inner cover with single card slot
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    The camera and flash are recessed due to the shell's extra thickness
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    I like the bright orange colour, which makes the phone stand out. It helps to liven up one's mood a little too.

    It's pretty much the same deal as what I said about the 640 XL flip case. If you see one, I suggest you snap one up quick!
    Last edited by mc_razza; 12-14-2016 at 02:31 AM.
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    12-14-2016 12:10 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This, right here, looks worth the price of admission.

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    Gotta protect that lens.

    Overall it looks sharp. I LOVE that Lumia Orange. The Green suits me more, but the Orange is nicely done and always a contender.
    12-14-2016 10:32 AM
  11. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I ordered a new case for my Lumia 640 XL

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    12-17-2016 11:50 AM
  12. benh's Avatar
    Anyone know where to find a cyan oem flip cover. I can get one from expansys, but the shipping is the same cost as the cover.

    Alternatively, can anyone recommend a flip cover that should last and isn't too bulky. Or is the oem cover much better?

    This is mainly to protect from the occasional drop by my mother :)

    Thanks
    Ben
    02-03-2017 06:35 PM
  13. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    Anyone know where to find a cyan oem flip cover. I can get one from expansys, but the shipping is the same cost as the cover.

    Alternatively, can anyone recommend a flip cover that should last and isn't too bulky. Or is the oem cover much better?

    This is mainly to protect from the occasional drop by my mother :)

    Thanks
    Ben
    Ebay. There are lots of choices and many with free shipping.
    02-04-2017 06:56 AM
  14. benh's Avatar
    Thanks Keith, I think I've decided to pay the extra and get the official one.
    02-05-2017 04:45 PM
  15. mc_razza's Avatar
    I bought an original matte black shell for my 640 from fonejoy:

    dscn20873-copy.jpg

    Surprisingly, I actually prefer the black shell over the glossy white, orange and cyan. The black shell's matte finish feels pleasant in the hand, and the texture definitely feels more coarse than the matte orange and cyan flip cases too. The added benefit of a matte finish is that helps to hide fingerprints. Although, if you have greasy fingers from handling food (or excessively sweaty hands) then of course your paw prints will stand out no matter what.

    dscn20876-copy.jpg

    You can *almost* feel the texture of the shell just from looking at it (click to enlarge).

    Now to track down the official black flip case.
    Last edited by mc_razza; 04-14-2017 at 01:54 AM.
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    04-13-2017 11:35 PM
  16. nexus7man's Avatar
    So my phone finally bit the dust, the cover is quite tatty. I have replaced the phone with another 640 but nowhere seems to have any flip covers in stock, anyone know of a stockist that might still have one?
    06-05-2018 03:19 PM
  17. nexus7man's Avatar
    06-05-2018 03:26 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    Post a WTB ad in the Marketplace on Windows Central and see if someone has a spare one. I think your best bet might be to look for an aftermarket non Microsoft version on eBay. There seem to be plenty of decent choices for about $5.
    Good luck with your search.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-06-2018 10:42 AM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    Oh and the 640 was one of my favorite MSFT/Nokia WP phones. I used it for about 12 months without any issues. I had a clear TPU case and a tempered glass screen protector with the cyan blue back. You might want to perhaps go that route so that you can protect the screen since 640s are getting rarer by the day.
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