1. Tasha Jaiswal's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 640 which I bought around a year ago. From quite sometime I want to buy another one. But from the past 6-7 months , I can't find 640 in any online stores and not even in microsoft retail outlets. Is the phone discontinued? Even the microsoft sales representatives are clueless about the unavailability of this phone.
    04-26-2016 12:29 PM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    My impression is that it's been pretty much discontinued everywhere. All you are going to find is someone's unsold inventory if you are lucky.
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    04-26-2016 12:30 PM
  3. Tasha Jaiswal's Avatar
    Why is it so? The phone is pretty much new. And the lumia 730, 830 and 640XL are still available everywhere? So what could be the reason for the discontinuation of this phone? Is it that the 640 has failed in the market?
    04-26-2016 12:36 PM
  4. shikhanshu's Avatar
    My impression is that it's been pretty much discontinued everywhere. All you are going to find is someone's unsold inventory if you are lucky.
    Why is it so? The phone is pretty much new. And the lumia 730, 830 and 640XL are still available everywhere? So what could be the reason for the discontinuation of this phone? Is it that the 640 has failed in the market?
    It is still very much for sale in the USA. In India, I see it listed on Amazon and Flipkart but its out of stock on both places. It's not that this particular phone as failed. Windows phones in general are taking up very low volume in the smartphone market. Which is a good thing for folks who like Windows OS based phones, because we are getting them for pennies! :D
    04-26-2016 12:53 PM
  5. groady-ho baluzy's Avatar
    I just bought a 640 @WalMart for $29.99 to use as a spare. They are still available online at WalMart and some stores still have stock left.
    04-26-2016 01:00 PM
  6. boonesmi's Avatar
    Why is it so? The phone is pretty much new. And the lumia 730, 830 and 640XL are still available everywhere? So what could be the reason for the discontinuation of this phone? Is it that the 640 has failed in the market?
    its over a year old, and its replacement is already on the market (lumia 650). most likely microsoft stopped manufacturing them awhile ago.

    and yes i know lots of people don't consider the 650 an upgrade :)

    **edit to add** the last one i bought was a little over a month ago, under the battery cover it showed the manufacture date back in sep 2015 :)
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    04-26-2016 01:03 PM
  7. boonesmi's Avatar
    I just bought a 640 @WalMart for $29.99 to use as a spare. They are still available online at WalMart and some stores still have stock left.
    im curious, what is the manufacture date of the one you just bought at walmart?
    04-26-2016 01:09 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Why is it so? The phone is pretty much new. And the lumia 730, 830 and 640XL are still available everywhere? So what could be the reason for the discontinuation of this phone? Is it that the 640 has failed in the market?
    the 650 is already being sold.
    04-26-2016 01:27 PM
  9. groady-ho baluzy's Avatar
    im curious, what is the manufacture date of the one you just bought at walmart?
    4/30/2015. Is what it says for build/creation date. I can't find a mfg. date. If you can tell me where to look I will.
    I just want to add I don't notice much difference from the 640 ips screen and the 735 oled screen. Maybe it's just my older set of eyes.
    Last edited by groady-ho baluzy; 04-26-2016 at 04:04 PM.
    04-26-2016 03:43 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I can't find a mfg. date. If you can tell me where to look I will.
    Under the battery cover on the label between the SIM slot and the SD slot...


    Mine was purchased at Walmart as a $30 GoPhone on Feb 20, 2016.

    Manufacture date??? Is it mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yy?

    sight_2016_04_26_183757_733.jpg
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    04-26-2016 07:59 PM
  11. ce_tx's Avatar
    I'm thinking it's DDMMYY. My first 640 shows a date of 140715, so it's not possible to be MMDDYY. My second 640 shows 041215.
    04-26-2016 08:14 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Cool. So my 640 must be pretty fresh. 06 December, 2015.
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    04-26-2016 08:26 PM
  13. groady-ho baluzy's Avatar
    I found it there ty RumoredNow. Date is 23/03/16. Presented as dd/mm/yy. So ya they must still be making them.
    Last edited by groady-ho baluzy; 04-27-2016 at 10:08 PM.
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    04-26-2016 10:33 PM
  14. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I picked up one in Walmart with the date 26/03/16
    Last edited by ttsoldier; 04-27-2016 at 05:35 AM.
    04-27-2016 05:23 AM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    ATT model from Best Buy maybe a month ago.

    05 July 2015 I presume.

    050715

    Worth noting the 650 launched in April this year I believe.
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    04-27-2016 04:50 PM
  16. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    It would be interesting to see what the sales of the Lumia 640 were like before and after the Nokia write off. I bought mine just before that if I recall and have to admit that as much as I really like the device, I might have thought twice had they announced that before I bought it.
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    04-27-2016 06:11 PM
  17. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Does the manufacturer date make ANY type of difference?
    04-27-2016 10:15 PM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Does the manufacturer date make ANY type of difference?
    Well, it started out as supposition based on the OP not finding them anymore in India that the manufacture had stopped. Looks like a distribution thing since they've proven to have been made pretty recently.
    04-27-2016 11:13 PM
  19. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Well, it started out as supposition based on the OP not finding them anymore in India that the manufacture had stopped. Looks like a distribution thing since they've proven to have been made pretty recently.
    I meant in terms of refinements with the device :)
    04-28-2016 08:36 AM
  20. jitensetia's Avatar
    You can still buy Lumia 640 single sealed packed from Ebay India site
    its AT&T Gophone and also the price is so less Rs 6200/- only

    I purchased it yesterday and completely happy with it... :)
    04-28-2016 09:00 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I meant in terms of refinements with the device :)
    I guess we could look at hardware revision numbers... (Settings > System > About > More Info)

    Mine:
    Date is December 06, 2015
    Hardware Revision is 2.1.4.0

    I have no idea what might have been changed from one revision to the next. I do know that my 1520.3 has a higher revision number (6.2.0.0) and seems to have less issues with phantom touch than many another.
    04-28-2016 11:42 AM
  22. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I guess we could look at hardware revision numbers... (Settings > System > About > More Info)

    Mine:
    Date is December 06, 2015
    Hardware Revision is 2.1.4.0

    I have no idea what might have been changed from one revision to the next. I do know that my 1520.3 has a higher revision number (6.2.0.0) and seems to have less issues with phantom touch than many another.
    Both my 640's are on 2.1.4.0

    My daily driver mfg date is 311015 and the other is 260316.

    I do notice that the hardware buttons for power, vol on my daily driver is more "out" . The other one is more "in"

    I prefer the "out" :)
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    04-28-2016 12:43 PM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    I guess we could look at hardware revision numbers... (Settings > System > About > More Info)

    Mine:
    Date is December 06, 2015
    Hardware Revision is 2.1.4.0

    I have no idea what might have been changed from one revision to the next. I do know that my 1520.3 has a higher revision number (6.2.0.0) and seems to have less issues with phantom touch than many another.
    Same revision.

    Different manufacturing batches I presume. I do know that sometimes small details come to light like in the case of the Nexus 4.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nexus4/comments/1fsikz/

    But I don't think we're seeing as much effort being put into fixing stuff up since I don't think the 640 had anything like the 535's issues.
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    04-28-2016 01:18 PM

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