1. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Have been rolling a Lumia 520 for the last two years. My 520, while still functional, is getting a little quirky at times so I'm eyeing the 640 GoPhone at Sprawlmart as its successor. While I can afford the $80 for the 640, how long do you peeps think before we see any appreciable drop in that price?
    Last edited by LumiaGuy; 08-14-2015 at 02:50 PM.
    08-14-2015 02:19 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I'm guessing the earliest would probably be around black Friday/ American Thanksgiving holiday. I don't think flagships coming out will even start to affect the price
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    08-14-2015 02:30 PM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    When new phones release, the price will drop.
    08-14-2015 02:32 PM
  4. zhris's Avatar
    This phone is already priced crazy good, and a fraction of what an equivalent Android or iPhone would cost you. I predict the price won't drop until the phones ages itself into obsolescence.
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    08-14-2015 02:51 PM
  5. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    While I can afford the $80 for the 640, how long do you peeps think before we see any appreciable drop in that price
    If you can afford it just buy it! You'll be missing out on a much better phone in the meantime. I also have a 521 (which is the T-Mobile version of the 520) and I can tell you now this is MUCH better phone, not that the 521 was a bad one of course. As someone said, it's already a great price!
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    08-14-2015 04:43 PM
  6. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    This phone is already priced crazy good, and a fraction of what an equivalent Android or iPhone would cost you. I predict the price won't drop until the phones ages itself into obsolescence.
    There are plenty of similarly priced Android phones that perform at least as good and perhaps better (my 640 has lag that drives me nuts, but I still like it). Most of the current prepaid 4.7" - 5" Android phones have the same or better specs as the 640 and they all perform decently from most reviews. My sister is on her third Blu phone, she paid $100 for her 5.5" Phablet which has basically the same specs as the 640/640xl, which replaced her Blu 5" phone that was under $100, the last one has Kit Kat, this one I think has Lolly Pop... nice lag-free cheap phones and built really well. You can get a lot for your money today from Windows Phone and Android. Apple? You still pay out the behind.
    08-14-2015 05:04 PM
  7. xxfuzzyxx's Avatar
    Using a 640 now after my 1520 got smashed and I have to say its a great phone. Running TP 10512 and everything is functioning very well and battery life has been great ao far. IMO there isnt a better buy right now. Have the incipio octane case with see through back now it looks great and performs great. Case was on sale on Amazon for $14. Phone is definitely worth more than $80.
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    08-14-2015 08:29 PM
  8. etad putta's Avatar
    There are plenty of similarly priced Android phones that perform at least as good and perhaps better (my 640 has lag that drives me nuts, but I still like it). Most of the current prepaid 4.7" - 5" Android phones have the same or better specs as the 640 and they all perform decently from most reviews. My sister is on her third Blu phone, she paid $100 for her 5.5" Phablet which has basically the same specs as the 640/640xl, which replaced her Blu 5" phone that was under $100, the last one has Kit Kat, this one I think has Lolly Pop... nice lag-free cheap phones and built really well. You can get a lot for your money today from Windows Phone and Android. Apple? You still pay out the behind.
    Mediatek processor, lousy camera, bloated version of lollipop with only 1 gig of ram, no thank you to Blu. Staying on topic, I would not be surprised to see the ATT 640 at $50 on Black Friday if history repeats itself. When it had the free copy of Office 365 with it, the phone was about the same price as a 12 pack of beer. Ain't no android device coming close to that.
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    08-15-2015 12:57 PM
  9. packetwar's Avatar
    I paid $80 for this phone at Walmart (AT&T GoPhone). It included the free year of Office 365, which is normally $70 by itself. Really killer dealer for $80.

    I used the following WP: Lumia 900 til it went in the ocean. HTC 8X til it got ran over. Lumia 520 til screen shattered. Another Lumia 520 til it too, shattered. Lumia 635 for a WHOLE YEAR with no case. Paid $100 for it the day after launch at MS Retail Store. Sold it last week for... $15 to buy some gasoline. Phone took a complete and total *** kicking. Never broke. Screen was still in damn good condition after a year of hell. No screen protection. No case. I bought the bright green official genuine OEM Nokia glossy backplate off Ebay for about $11 last November after I began kicking the crap out of the original matte black one. The glossy backplates seem much more rigid. I've never had a more durable phone than my 635 with the neon green backplate. I dropped it about 3 feet on it's screen onto concrete in a parking garage. Phone exploded. Backplate and battery went flying. Screen was totally mint. Slapped the battery back in it. Popped the backplate back on. Had a good chuckle, then carried on my merry way. Zero issues. Zero damage. Indestructible. I can't tell you how many times I've dropped the phone onto a hard surface, like a patio, and the backplate and battery come flying out and everyone stares horrified and I'm just like "nah it's totally fine". I literally couldn't break my 635.

    Waiting for good availability of the glossy orange MS blackplate to replace the matte black one on my 640. Have owned 640 for two weeks now. KILLER handset compared to my last 2 or 3. Absolutely massive upgrade over the 635. Can't even imagine comparing it a 520.

    The 1GB of RAM compared to the 520/635's 512MB... is like night and day. Also, has a much better camera with FLASH!!!!!!!! And way higher resolution screen. Treat yourself to a 640 for $80. You'll be so totally stoked with it. Damn good price. On a side note, the 635 lacked an ambient light sensor and it drove me mad. Having one on the 640 (and 520) is quite the luxury when you've gone without one for so long.

    I agree with above posters that it should be like $50 on black friday. I wouldn't suffer another 3 months over $30 price difference though.
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    08-15-2015 07:00 PM
  10. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Using a 640 now after my 1520 got smashed and I have to say its a great phone. Running TP 10512 and everything is functioning very well and battery life has been great ao far. IMO there isnt a better buy right now. Have the incipio octane case with see through back now it looks great and performs great. Case was on sale on Amazon for $14. Phone is definitely worth more than $80.
    Same here... Broke my 1530 replaced it with a 640... $80 never spent so well. The 630 had been a pleasure... The size is nice ans it still captures good photos, reminds me of my old 920... Has nee debating if I will get the cityman or talkman for size alone.

    I had a 635, but it was out of the question with half a gig of ram and no front facing camera... The 640 is the phone you nee to get now.
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    08-15-2015 07:35 PM
  11. Jack Neill's Avatar
    640 is a solid phone for 80$. I got a glossy white shell on ebay for 9 bucks.
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    08-15-2015 08:34 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    640 is a solid phone for 80$. I got a glossy white shell on ebay for 9 bucks.
    How well does the shell fit? I'm interested in possibly getting one for myself.
    08-15-2015 09:34 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Look at what I saw advertised in next week's Target circular!
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    08-15-2015 09:39 PM
  14. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    I can see it going as low as 65$, which regardless if it hits that low than it already is, would be beyond spectacular and worth every hug and snug.
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    08-16-2015 12:42 AM
  15. Jack Neill's Avatar
    How well does the shell fit? I'm interested in possibly getting one for myself.
    Fits perfect, I was worried about knockoffs getting it from Ebay, I got burned on a 635 shell that didn't fit the buttons right, but this one was perfect.
    took about 2 weeks to get to the US

    For Nokia Lumia 640 Housing Battery Back Cover Rear Shell White | eBay
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    08-16-2015 09:54 AM
  16. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Mediatek processor, lousy camera, bloated version of lollipop with only 1 gig of ram, no thank you to Blu. Staying on topic, I would not be surprised to see the ATT 640 at $50 on Black Friday if history repeats itself. When it had the free copy of Office 365 with it, the phone was about the same price as a 12 pack of beer. Ain't no android device coming close to that.
    The camera was actually one of the reasons I got my Lumia 640 and came back to Windows Phone. There was nothing comparable in it's price range. Of course it helped that I already liked the Windows Phone OS, so the camera was definitely the straw that broke the camels back so to speak in convincing myself to get it.
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    08-16-2015 10:26 AM
  17. Jack Neill's Avatar
    The camera was actually one of the reasons I got my Lumia 640 and came back to Windows Phone. There was nothing comparable in it's price range. Of course it helped that I already liked the Windows Phone OS, so the camera was definitely the straw that broke the camels back so to speak in convincing myself to get it.
    Camera is surprisingly good for the price, the camera on the 635 was terrible even comparted to my old 520.
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    08-16-2015 11:05 AM
  18. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Camera is surprisingly good for the price, the camera on the 635 was terrible even comparted to my old 520.
    Yes I certainly couldn't complain about the camera on my 521. I always found similar Android cameras seemed a bit anemic when compared to Nokia ones. The battery life is much better on the 640 though. I can actually use it and have a decent amount left end of the day unlike the 521.
    08-16-2015 07:12 PM
  19. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Yes I certainly couldn't complain about the camera on my 521. I always found similar Android cameras seemed a bit anemic when compared to Nokia ones. The battery life is much better on the 640 though. I can actually use it and have a decent amount left end of the day unlike the 521.
    The battery life on the 640 is really good, its like it was on my 920/1020 on 8.0... Gosh I miss those days... Even more than I miss the WP 7 days...
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    08-16-2015 08:37 PM
  20. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Yes I certainly couldn't complain about the camera on my 521. I always found similar Android cameras seemed a bit anemic when compared to Nokia ones. The battery life is much better on the 640 though. I can actually use it and have a decent amount left end of the day unlike the 521.
    I really like how fast the camera was on my M7 with the Dev Edition of 4.4 was, that was a good experience too, even for a 4MP camera.. I liked that phone... I digress...
    08-16-2015 08:40 PM
  21. VetDuarte's Avatar
    Battery life on my 640 xl beats my Note 4's. It's really impressive.
    Sent with Lumia 640XL
    08-16-2015 08:42 PM
  22. LumiaGuy's Avatar
    Look at what I saw advertised in next week's Target circular!
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    Thank you so very much - called & confirmed stock at my local Target and will be picking up my new 640 this evening! Looks like my old 520 gets demoted to MP3 duty.
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    08-17-2015 04:15 PM
  23. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    Mediatek processor, lousy camera, bloated version of lollipop with only 1 gig of ram, no thank you to Blu. Staying on topic, I would not be surprised to see the ATT 640 at $50 on Black Friday if history repeats itself. When it had the free copy of Office 365 with it, the phone was about the same price as a 12 pack of beer. Ain't no android device coming close to that.
    I got two Moto E's for $10 bucks each last year and they still have a better chip than the 640 ;). They both run smoother than my 640 and 640 XL.

    P.S. I understand it's "cool" to talk down Mediatek processors, but it's ignorant when the latest and not so latest ones perform excellent.
    08-19-2015 07:28 PM
  24. etad putta's Avatar
    I got two Moto E's for $10 bucks each last year and they still have a better chip than the 640 ;). They both run smoother than my 640 and 640 XL.

    P.S. I understand it's "cool" to talk down Mediatek processors, but it's ignorant when the latest and not so latest ones perform excellent.
    Please tell me where i can buy a new moto e for $10. Not someone else's used one covered in buggers and arse juice. Moto e from last year is the same chip as 640. Mediatek is ok, but it's a second rate chip.
    08-19-2015 09:49 PM
  25. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I got two Moto E's for $10 bucks each last year and they still have a better chip than the 640 ;). They both run smoother than my 640 and 640 XL.

    P.S. I understand it's "cool" to talk down Mediatek processors, but it's ignorant when the latest and not so latest ones perform excellent.
    Even at 10$ I wouldn't take a E, I don't want Android as a daily driver..
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    08-19-2015 10:07 PM

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