09-21-2015 10:20 AM
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  1. Furt's Avatar
    I refuse to accept the idea that the Lumia 640 can have a great camera with useful features like Rich Capture, NFC, a removable battery/sd card, a full year of Office 365, AND only be $80 on GoPhone and $39.99 after mail in rebate at Metro PCS. I don't believe that this phone can be what it's claiming to be right now.

    What aren't you telling me?! Is it slowly melting its own internals, forcing me to buy a new one exactly 1 day after the warranty expires? Is it secretly sending dirty pictures to my coworkers to get me fired?

    TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!!
    07-20-2015 09:23 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Haha, it's pretty good. The only issue I have had (just twice and I have had the phone for a month now) has been an occasional negative image. Letting the screen fade out made it go away every time though. I'm really enjoying my 640 a lot.
    Furt, Laura Knotek and a5cent like this.
    07-20-2015 09:36 PM
  3. JamesDax's Avatar
    I have one and I can tell the truth. The truth is this really is a very good phone.
    libra89, realwarder, Furt and 5 others like this.
    07-20-2015 09:37 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    Only thing I don't like is the sound if you put it flat on a table. Place face down or prop up on something. I think they need to add some dimples to the back plastic to lift it up... and even with that small item, the L640 is AMAZING value.
    xandros9 and Furt like this.
    07-20-2015 09:42 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I found a couple of not so good features...
    This device links directly to the FBI, CIA and NSA even with the battery removed.

    Aw well it's still a nice toy for those of us who like to collect phones.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 07-21-2015 at 12:12 AM. Reason: gwammer
    07-20-2015 10:06 PM
  6. Furt's Avatar
    I found a couple of not so good features...
    This this links directly to the FBI, CIA and NSA even with the battery removed.

    Aw well it's still a nice toy for those of us who like to collect phones.
    I knew it!!!!!!!!!
    07-20-2015 10:07 PM
  7. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    At last we finally know the reason Windows Phone hasn't caught on like it should! It's not the lack of apps, it's simply that people refuse to believe that Microsoft is capable of making something so good for so little
    07-20-2015 10:34 PM
  8. Furt's Avatar
    At last we finally know the reason Windows Phone hasn't caught on like it should! It's not the lack of apps, it's simply that people refuse to believe that Microsoft is capable of making something so good for so little
    For real. I'm still giving this phone the side eye likes its already done something wrong. I just don't know what yet.

    For the Microsoft branding on the front, I expected at least one BSOD before I got home.
    07-20-2015 10:55 PM
  9. CronoZero's Avatar
    I think the worst thing is that it took too long to get to more markets. At announcement, this seemed like an amazing phone on paper and price, but when it launched in the US the Snapdragon 410 was already coming out...and even though benchmarks don't show much difference, that's still a marketing thing that can be used against the 640.

    I love mine so far, even though I stupidly had it download over 10 years of emails today and it had a hard time getting/sending anything during these past few hours. To the point where I'm about to get my 1520 back from the shop and kinda realized I prefer the size/handling of the 640.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    07-20-2015 11:03 PM
  10. Yazen's Avatar
    I refuse to accept the idea that the Lumia 640 can have a great camera with useful features like Rich Capture, NFC, a removable battery/sd card, a full year of Office 365, AND only be $80 on GoPhone and $39.99 after mail in rebate at Metro PCS. I don't believe that this phone can be what it's claiming to be right now.

    What aren't you telling me?! Is it slowly melting its own internals, forcing me to buy a new one exactly 1 day after the warranty expires? Is it secretly sending dirty pictures to my coworkers to get me fired?

    TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!!
    640 is one of those phones that are designed so well that the compromises made have little impact on most people.

    Hard to even argue against it, you won't win I promise ;)
    07-20-2015 11:25 PM
  11. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    It looks pretty thin. I prefer a little more 'chunk'. Unpopular opinion, I know.

    I think this has the potential to one-up the 520's success. Which is okay, but still I'd like a bit more chunk with any decently performing phone.
    rhapdog likes this.
    07-20-2015 11:43 PM
  12. harmon rabb's Avatar
    I picked one up at Walmart for $99 on a whim to use on my second line and I am highly impressed. It feels like it runs about as well as the 1520 I had, which is just stupid. Screen is surprisingly good, performance is butter smooth, cell reception is great, battery lasts for 2 days, and the camera doesn't even suck.

    I could honestly use it as my "daily driver" on my main line and not miss a whole lot. (currently have a Galaxy S6 on that line).
    etad putta, libra89 and rhapdog like this.
    07-21-2015 12:11 AM
  13. Jeremy Blankenship's Avatar
    I compared the specs and it has already shadowed the 520...
    07-21-2015 01:54 AM
  14. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    It looks pretty thin. I prefer a little more 'chunk'. Unpopular opinion, I know.

    I think this has the potential to one-up the 520's success. Which is okay, but still I'd like a bit more chunk with any decently performing phone.
    I'm not too keen on devices being too thin either, but once you put a decent case on it, I find it's the perfect amount of "chunkiness" :)
    rhapdog and ArtificiallyYours like this.
    07-21-2015 09:26 AM
  15. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I compared the specs and it has already shadowed the 520...
    As I've said before on these forums, it fixed all the issues I had with my Lumia 521.

    If Microsoft are as committed and serious about Windows Phone as they keep saying they are, they need to start getting on the ball with regards to phone releases. If they do end up announcing the new flagship phones around October/November as rumored, they'd better be available for purchase within a couple of weeks and not the following year!
    libra89 and rhapdog like this.
    07-21-2015 09:31 AM
  16. zhris's Avatar
    I am highly disappointed with this phone. I purchased it nearly a month ago, and to date several glaring faults have appeared:

    • I still do not have the strength of Thor.
    • Ladies do not swoon at my approach (but I have noticed more racoons following me).
    • There has been no appreciable change in my Bitcoin portfolio.
    • My Call of Duty K/D ratio has actually gotten *worse* since getting this phone.
    • As far as I can tell, I have gained no new superpowers.


    All in all, I sometimes wonder why I even bought this phone. This is the 21st century, Microsoft. Having a top-notch OS running on great hardware for a steal of a price simply isn't good enough any more.
    07-21-2015 11:51 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    I am highly disappointed with this phone. I purchased it nearly a month ago, and to date several glaring faults have appeared:

    • I still do not have the strength of Thor.
    • Ladies do not swoon at my approach (but I have noticed more racoons following me).
    • There has been no appreciable change in my Bitcoin portfolio.
    • My Call of Duty K/D ratio has actually gotten *worse* since getting this phone.
    • As far as I can tell, I have gained no new superpowers.


    All in all, I sometimes wonder why I even bought this phone. This is the 21st century, Microsoft. Having a top-notch OS running on great hardware for a steal of a price simply isn't good enough any more.
    I would really like to know how good your superpower portfolio is after 3 months of daily usage with this phone.
    rhapdog, sahib lopez and xandros9 like this.
    07-21-2015 01:57 PM
  18. raycpl's Avatar
    The truth shall set you free!!
    07-21-2015 08:48 PM
  19. miguel11691's Avatar
    I think the only thing I'm disappointed about the is the lack of selling shell covers for the phone... I love how they did with past phones especially my old 635... Once they start selling back covers this phone will have it all for the low price of 80 bucks like I paid for at WalMart
    rhapdog and libra89 like this.
    07-21-2015 09:00 PM
  20. fdalbor's Avatar
    KWmobile came out with a deal for the 635 that included five different covers that slid over the factory back cover and sold for around 10$ for the set. I got a set for me and my wifes backup 635. They add very little to the thickness of the phone and give pretty good protection and you could change the look of your phone in about 5 seconds. Lets hope they do the same for the 640. I will be in line first to get them. There are different color back covers for the 640; but the cost is close to a 1/4 of the cost of the phone and they are a little difficult to remove and replace (adding to the wear and tear on the phone).
    07-21-2015 10:19 PM
  21. Jack Neill's Avatar
    If they had dropped a better camera and a faster CPU then this could have been the flagship of 2015.
    07-21-2015 10:31 PM
  22. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Seeing as I like this phone so much, I feel it is my duty to add at least one downer, in that I found out I cannot use my Bluetooth keyboard (or any Bluetooth keyboard for that matter), This kind of surprised me. I mean with my phones ability to project the screen to my TV via Roku, I would've had the next best thing to Continuum lol
    07-21-2015 11:17 PM
  23. ttsoldier's Avatar
    The negative of this phone (to me ) is the snapdragon 400. And the design..
    07-21-2015 11:49 PM
  24. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    Does this phone have Toshiba lens or Sony for camera?
    07-22-2015 12:24 AM
  25. Yazen's Avatar
    Does this phone have Toshiba lens or Sony for camera?
    Sensor? Probably Sony
    07-22-2015 06:59 AM
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