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  1. Nichifor Bogdan's Avatar
    In one month, I will replace my L625. I am thinking to buy one of these two phones. Which is the right choice: Lumia 930 or Lumia 640? Thank you!
    04-15-2015 07:41 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    You're comparing a nearly top-of-the-line phone to a new budget phone.

    What do you value in a phone? One's just about top-of-the-line (got fancier features like wireless charging, a nicer camera...) and one's a newly released budget phone. (the essentials are there, not as fast, but with a much lower price tag)
    04-15-2015 08:46 AM
  3. Nichifor Bogdan's Avatar
    I know that they are different in terms of target, but for the future releases of Microsoft which will be the best choice.
    04-15-2015 10:11 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I dont think it'll matter. 930 if you insist on an answer though. Choose based on what it is since both are going to see updates anyways.
    04-15-2015 11:03 AM
  5. Diwagar's Avatar
    I would suggest 930 as the SD800 processor will utilize the full potential of further release too which is not possible with SD400 processor.
    04-15-2015 03:51 PM
  6. jay6600's Avatar
    Yes from them 2 models definitely get the 930 ,myself due to its great value I'd consider the 640 as a backup phone 📱 although I do wish my 930 had a card slot like 640 has
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    04-16-2015 11:09 AM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'd suggest the Lumia 930 unless microSD card expansion is essential for you. Or Glance screen as the 640 has it and the 930 doesn't.
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    04-16-2015 05:27 PM
  8. Intense Soul's Avatar
    Do you have much data that has to be carried? ------- 640XL wins
    Do you love to see Glance Screen on your device? --- " "
    Do you want a new device? or a High end device?--- depends on what you choose.
    Do you want to take a high quality pics? 20Mp --- 930
    Is battery important for you? 640XL is packed with 3000mAh removable battery.
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    04-16-2015 09:28 PM
  9. Praxius's Avatar
    930 has 4K Video Capture with multiple microphones for surround sound.

    Hey Cortana, better screen, RAM, CPU, Wireless Charging, 20MP camera.... Seriously if you are looking for a phone that will last a while before feeling dated in Hardware, you're better off with the 930.... In another year or so the 640's will start to struggle. The 930 is older but it has power to keep it relevant for a while yet.

    Look at jt this way, it beats the IPhone 6 in almost every area.... And the IPhone 6 came out after the 930.
    04-17-2015 08:06 AM
  10. sdc1's Avatar
    The 640 is very capable and easily passes as a daily driver. I'd go with a 640 and keep the change in my pocket.

    With a 640 you'll get much better battery life.
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    04-17-2015 08:09 AM
  11. Ssrki's Avatar
    I'd suggest the Lumia 930 unless microSD card expansion is essential for you. Or Glance screen as the 640 has it and the 930 doesn't.
    Yes but with windows 10 L930 will get USB on the go option and then lack of SD card will not be a problem anymore
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    04-17-2015 08:27 AM
  12. supadryz's Avatar
    Ok hard to compere the 2 but here we go. If you like taking photos Lumia 930 hands down & all other specs for this matter. but if it's just phone calls & space for i.e music then the 640. only due to being able to upgrade to a Micro SD card with is an catastrophic mistake with the Lumia 930.
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    04-17-2015 08:34 AM
  13. Praxius's Avatar
    Ok hard to compere the 2 but here we go. If you like taking photos Lumia 930 hands down & all other specs for this matter. but if it's just phone calls & space for i.e music then the 640. only due to being able to upgrade to a Micro SD card with is an catastrophic mistake with the Lumia 930.
    Meh I dunno. The complaints about no SD on the 930 is like the complaints about lack of apps in the Windows Phone Store.

    I have never come close to filling up my 32GB. I take lots of photos and max quality videos, plus a pile of apps and songs. The closest I got was having only 8GB or so left.

    I regularly copy my pictures and videos over onto backup HD's and the PC and then clear off all the old stuff from my phone. Not because I'm always worried about running out of space but because I like to move my stuff to a more secure device that stays at home. Once on there, I no longer need most of it on my phone and free up my space.

    Even if I had an SD card, chances are it would remain empty because I never fill up my internal storage. If I did, sure an SD would be lovely to have, but I haven't needed or desired one yet.
    04-17-2015 10:53 AM
  14. Ssrki's Avatar
    + we had a plenty of space on one drive
    04-17-2015 04:48 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    In one month, I will replace my L625. I am thinking to buy one of these two phones. Which is the right choice: Lumia 930 or Lumia 640? Thank you!
    Just going to repeat something I posted in a different thread...I can appreciate that you want real world experiences from folks using the phones you are considering for purchase. However, IMO, basing your decision completely on what you read in these posts would be a mistake. Just a suggestion....be very clear with yourself as to what you expect from a phone. Everyone has different priorities-screen or battery or speed or camera or size, etc. Then research the hell out of it. I really like my 930 but that's just me.
    Also, for older phones, look at Pocketnow "After the buzz" videos. They look at phones some months after initial hype is over. They did a great one on the 930.
    04-17-2015 05:14 PM
  16. Mr Philo's Avatar
    The 640 is very capable and easily passes as a daily driver. I'd go with a 640 and keep the change in my pocket.

    With a 640 you'll get much better battery life.
    When you say a much better battery life by how much?

    The Lumia 930 just has around 20% after I get home from work.

    What I'm trying to say what improvement did you see? Like say, your Lumia 930 lasted 10 hour, how much extra did the 640 last?
    05-12-2015 05:38 PM
  17. Darren Mather's Avatar
    Agreed re the 'After the buzz' review. Really good review.

    640 XL has lots going for it, screen size, SD card, and maybe its just me but I prefer the onscreen nav bar, rather than the buttons on the 930. (i've always preferred onscreen buttons since they started having them on android)

    My downside with the 640XL is that the SD400 processor will not stand up as well as SD800 over time, and the 930's screen is stunning. There are ways round lack of SD card etc, but you cant plug a more capable processor or screen into your phone once you bought it. #imho anyway.
    06-24-2015 09:49 AM
  18. jerkwad_robot's Avatar
    I own both the 640XL and the 930. Ordered both to see which I felt more comfortable with.

    930
    • Much better feel in hand. I am used to Sony phones, and they're a little heavier, feel better.
    • Screen on the 930 looks better. The XL resolution is a bit to BIG for me.
    • Can connect to 5GHz Wifi
    • Speaker is much louder than the 640


    640XL
    • Very diminutive for a 5.7" device. Light, could barely tell it was in my pocket.
    • Battery seems to be close to insane levels with general use. 930 needs some tweaking to get me more than 30% at the end of a day.
    • SD storage obviously
    • LTE connectivity on AT&T in Denver


    In short, I am back on the 930, with a few tweaks to optimize battery (I can use it when I want / need and still have <30% at the end of the day to play around with it). If the 640 XL had a better pixel density, I'd probably keep it, but the 930 screen just looks sick. Plus, I move around to different customer locations, and 5Ghz wifi is kinda the standard these days. 640 only supports 2.4Ghz wifi.

    I really don't mind connecting via HSPA+ on ATT with my 930. Let all the noob ATT clog up the LTE towers :). The 640, I think, offers LTE for more than just ATT.

    I also figure, if I am collecting ~31GB of stuff on my phone, I am not using the 'cloud' the way I should be. I haven't had a brush with the storage limit, so it seems fine to me now.

    I honestly couldn't tell you a difference in cameras, only because I've not snapped much with either of these.

    Just my .02
    06-24-2015 04:25 PM
  19. jerkwad_robot's Avatar
    When you say a much better battery life by how much?

    The Lumia 930 just has around 20% after I get home from work.

    What I'm trying to say what improvement did you see? Like say, your Lumia 930 lasted 10 hour, how much extra did the 640 last?
    That 640 will probably add 8 hours under normal use. Total guess, but it is VERY kind power wise.
    06-24-2015 04:29 PM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    That 640 will probably add 8 hours under normal use. Total guess, but it is VERY kind power wise.
    Yes, if you are looking for a really long lasting battery, you wont get it in the 930. I love my 930 and battery life is more than adequate for me but I am not a heavy user. No gaming, not a photography buff and don't do a lot of social network stuff. The screen is beautiful,it's fast and the camera is great for my purposes. Don't have a 640 to compare though. My 930 lasts from charge to charge nightly with about 30% left at the end of the day.
    06-24-2015 05:02 PM
  21. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Lumia 930 - better hardware and by now - probably a great price!


    In one month, I will replace my L625. I am thinking to buy one of these two phones. Which is the right choice: Lumia 930 or Lumia 640? Thank you!
    06-25-2015 10:36 PM
  22. Ste Wilkins1's Avatar
    I had both the 930 and the 640, I sold my brother the 930 and kept the 640.

    As a daily driver i have no problems using the 640, the camera and video are decent enough better actually than some high end Android phone's, battery life is good plus it be one of the first to get the Windows 10 update in the future.

    While the 930 is a good phone, i would save your money buy the 640 now & wait until the 840 & 940 have launched in about 3 months time both will offer features that the 930 won't have.
    06-26-2015 10:45 AM
  23. lbp775's Avatar
    While the 930 is a good phone, i would save your money buy the 640 now & wait until the 840 & 940 have launched in about 3 months time both will offer features that the 930 won't have.
    ^^^^ That would be my suggestion.

    I've been using the 930 for about 8 months now and now I'm considering a switch to the 640. Not because the 930 is a bad phone but because tmob 3G/HSPA service is horrible in my area. Tmob LTE is much stronger here. I have recently switched 4 of my family members over to the 640 and was really impressed with what you get. The only thing I'll really miss is wireless charging.
    06-26-2015 10:54 AM
  24. neilbryson's Avatar
    I had both the 930 and the 640, I sold my brother the 930 and kept the 640.

    As a daily driver i have no problems using the 640, the camera and video are decent enough better actually than some high end Android phone's, battery life is good plus it be one of the first to get the Windows 10 update in the future.

    While the 930 is a good phone, i would save your money buy the 640 now & wait until the 840 & 940 have launched in about 3 months time both will offer features that the 930 won't have.
    I'm really thinking about getting a Lumia 930. I'd really like to see the W10 flagships to be released first but patience has always been my weakness. This will possibly be my first Windows Phone.
    06-27-2015 02:54 AM
  25. infinidim's Avatar
    I had both the 930 and the 640, I sold my brother the 930 and kept the 640.

    As a daily driver i have no problems using the 640, the camera and video are decent enough better actually than some high end Android phone's, battery life is good plus it be one of the first to get the Windows 10 update in the future.

    While the 930 is a good phone, i would save your money buy the 640 now & wait until the 840 & 940 have launched in about 3 months time both will offer features that the 930 won't have.
    We have both in our family and I actually like them both. My wife uses the 640 all the time and she is very impressed with it (GDR2 update installed). I use the 930 and like the camera on it but I do find space on the phone a bit of an issue. I have a lot of music and pictures on it and would love the card slot for expansion - I do put quite a lot of data on OneDrive as well.

    I have had a number of issues with the 930 which hopefully Microsoft will fix if and when they ship GDR2 for it.

    In terms of price performance then I think that the 640 is a really good option.

    Regards

    Infinidim
    06-28-2015 07:41 AM
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