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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Have you just unboxed a Lumia 640 XL? Is it so recent that you haven't stopped fiddling with it yet? Which variant did you get?

    Give us some quick thoughts on how you like your new device. What stands out right away as a major draw? What seems to be lacking?

    Are you happy you got it? Why? Why not?
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-18-2015 03:33 PM
  2. MrAlaskan's Avatar
    I went with the 640 because I couldn't see spending almost $300 for a phone that wasn't supporting standards that had been out for 2+ years now.

    Overall I really like the phone but I have noticed that it tends to be sluggish at times and not as responsive as my 920 was. (before it died a horrible death) I don't know if its because they only put 1GB of ram in it and then 8GB of space for the OS to run in. (Sheesh can't believe i'm saying 'only' 8GB)
    Sadly it does not support 5GHz wireless, nor does it support 4G cell but instead LTE which is the precursor to 4G and not as quick.

    The fact that it has a removable battery and an microsd slot are two big pluses that I had wished for my 920.
    The cover is plastic which does tend to give it a cheaper feel.. I really liked the heft of my 920. It really felt like a world class phone not some piece of plastic junk. The 640 feels a bit slippery and has slipped from my hands a few times. So you do have to be a bit careful when your holding it. Its much lighter than my 920. It does not have wireless charging which is a huge minus. (Microsoft you better not drop wireless charging!!) The camera functions as good as my 920 did. I haven't tested in low light because I really haven't had a reason and i'm not a photobug.. Its supposed to be a slightly better camera. The cost was only $80 with no contract so that's a big plus for it. Of course if it had the 5ghz support and more memory (4GB and then 16-32 for storage) I could have seen paying more for it and I would have been fine with that. But without those no I cant see spending a lot of this or the xl variant. Its very easy to read in sunlight, much like the 920.
    So overall I'm happy.

    Recently I upgraded the phone to windows 10 mobile. (yes its beta) And I like it for the most part. Its slightly more sluggish at times. (more noticeable now) and the email changes I really really don't like. (no more single folder for your email!! WTH!!) Other things work nice on the phone though and I'm very impressed with it. I haven't had any of the random reboot issues others have experienced.
    RumoredNow, libra89 and detox78 like this.
    08-19-2015 05:27 PM
  3. Jakoh's Avatar
    See my thoughts in the link below, coming from Lumia 1520. The biggest draw was its light weight and big screen size.

    Guytronic likes this.
    08-20-2015 01:39 PM
  4. Muhammad Ali30's Avatar
    I have bought Lumia 640 XL about 1.5 months back.. this is my 2nd windows phone and 4th smart phone (used 1 android 4.2 and using 1 Android 2.3 as second phone). Windows phones, overall, are very stable, have better battery time and do not have hanging problem. My lumia 640 xl has not given me any problems, whatsoever, till date. I am using many apps and games on the phone without any difficulty, including Candy Crush, Subway surfers, Asphalt Overdrive, 2048, Checkers etc. I am using it with continuous WiFi, 2 emails syncing every 30 minutes, viber, whatsapp, skype and line messenger. Using Facebook app and messenger also. For the diet conscious people, it also has the sensor core, which counts ur steps and hence calculates calories burnt and u can feed in the food taken and it will declare the calories taken. EasyTransfer app helps u in sharing files between ur pc and phone over WiFi. I will rate it 10/10...
    LeonC1963, LeonC1963 and Guytronic like this.
    08-24-2015 01:42 AM
  5. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    My first impression was lord I hate these damn on screen buttons
    08-29-2015 08:50 AM
  6. Renate1970's Avatar
    I have the Lumia 640 XL now for about two weeks and my first impression what a great phone
    08-29-2015 10:04 AM
  7. LouCap's Avatar
    I've had my Lumina 640 XL for several months now, and I love it. I bought the dual sim variant, mostly because that was ll that was available at the time. I love the size, the OS, the camera... I just wish I could get all of the apps I have one my OnePlus 1 phone. I switch back and forth between the two every few days, but overall I really like the 640 better. It's just the lack of apps...
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-06-2015 01:16 PM
  8. hagjohn's Avatar
    I've had my 640 XL (cyan) for about 2 weeks now. I was using a 1020. I'm loving the phone so far.
    09-08-2015 12:49 PM
  9. Duke111's Avatar
    Have been looking here (and elsewhere) for my next phone (coming from an HTC Mini). Finally got the Lumia 640 XL and a 128 Gb Lexar Micro SD Card.
    All I can say is... Brilliant. For what I need it worked out BY FAR the most value for money (more so than I could have hoped for).
    I have spoken to a guy at work who was anti Windows from a few years ago. Showed him mine and he bought one the next day and loves it.

    For me I needed...
    Big Screen.
    Big Storage (via SD Card is fine) for Music, Photos, Videos.
    Good Cameras.
    Removable Battery (ability to have a swappable spare if needed).
    Over a Day's Battery Life.
    Good Telephone conversation quality.
    4G LTE
    Decent Music Quality Playback.
    Sturdy Construction.
    Good Visibility in daylight.
    FM Radio
    Off Line Maps

    I am more than impressed. Brilliant Device.
    09-12-2015 06:06 PM
  10. Shahzone's Avatar

    Mine is coming in post tomorrow

    Very excited

    Will post my impressions soon


    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Daniel Gilbert M likes this.
    09-20-2015 07:00 AM
  11. Shahzone's Avatar
    Here my device

    Just installed latest Windows 10 technical preview.

    Great looking device so far especially the price I payed around 156 pounds. 82079.jpg

    P.S sorry about the pic forgot to take in landscape that's why it came out like this
    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Last edited by Shahzone; 09-22-2015 at 05:24 AM.
    09-22-2015 01:46 AM
  12. esmael ragab's Avatar
    i need some help to update my lumia 640 xl to windows 10
    09-24-2015 05:40 PM
  13. esmael ragab's Avatar
    need help how to intall window phone 10 on lumia 640 xl and is it good or bad with problems??
    09-24-2015 05:42 PM
  14. RichardTheKing's Avatar
    I have install and unsinstall Win 10 two times, but finally decided to go back to 8.1 (10166 in july and 10536 one week ago)
    The last version is not too bad but still not fully optimized (i.e. battery drain very quickly in 5 to 6 hours, Slower than 8.1, still cannot store map on sd card, etc...)
    To reverse to 8.1 is not too bad by using Windows Phone Recovery Tool, plugging the phone to the pc and restoring data and profile from your microsoft loggin.
    see the link bellow from wiki, it give a good pictures of the progress made on the insider version:
    09-25-2015 03:47 AM
  15. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    need help how to intall window phone 10 on lumia 640 xl and is it good or bad with problems??
    I had too many problems with 10166 but have been OK with 10536 since it was released. There is some lag after a while with many apps. I may try to do a hard reset. I don't think I will go back to 8.1 update 2 again though.
    09-27-2015 03:42 PM
  16. Jakoh's Avatar
    I had too many problems with 10166 but have been OK with 10536 since it was released. There is some lag after a while with many apps. I may try to do a hard reset. I don't think I will go back to 8.1 update 2 again though.
    How is the battery life on 10536?
    Is it safe for daily use? How many restarts can we expect?
    09-29-2015 05:18 PM
  17. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    How is the battery life on 10536?
    Is it safe for daily use? How many restarts can we expect?
    It's about 25% reduced on average for me compared to 8.1 Update 2 on which the phone lasted 2days without charging. I am often using the phone to listen to music and there is definitely an increased battery usage on groove music. If I use groove for a few hours I find noticable discharge. Hopefully that will be addressed with future builds.
    Jakoh likes this.
    09-29-2015 05:37 PM
  18. vickyirs's Avatar
    I just booked 640 XL LTE Dual Sim (new launch in India) in a Microsoft shop. Awaiting delivery this weekend. I'm completely new to windows mobile. Moving from Android Lollipop. Excited and fingers crossed.
    10-11-2015 10:52 AM
  19. cjslman's Avatar
    I got a 640 XL about 3 weeks ago (I had a previous nice brief experience with a 520). My one of my purposes was to have a backup phone for the family in case one was needed (fortunately, it's never been needed). The other reason was to experiment with it and try to use it as a computer replacement for a reasonable price (currently looking for a bluetooth keyboard that works it the 640 XL). So far, my only gripe is that it seems that the screen isn't as sensitive as I would expected (sometimes I have to poke it a couple of times to get results).
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-10-2015 07:39 PM
  20. Digibrush's Avatar
    I am using Lumia 640 XL for 20 days and feel its great phone...I am realy happy with it.
    11-26-2015 11:02 AM
  21. hemanlive's Avatar
    I would give it 3.5 stars. Here is where I would detect points from this phone
    1. No Dedicated Camera button. There is no point in snatching stuff from poor kids just to show that rest of the kids are better off. If MS wants the premium phones to feel significantly better, they better add new features to those phones rather than take away basic and nearly cost-less features from other phones
    2. poor internal memory, At this price point you need to provide 16 GB. more so since more and more apps now demand to be installed on the phone memory only
    3. Finally lack of apps and lack of regard form even Microsoft by rolling out updates to iOS and Android ahead of windows for their own apps
    12-21-2015 04:24 AM
  22. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I give it 3 because no 1080p screen, 2gb ram, 16gb rom, ac wireless for the xl version when compared to the ASUS ZenFone 2 for $200 to help make a bit more future proof. Call quality volume and bluetooth volume are very low compared to my older lg g2.
    How is the low-light camera performance between LG G2 and 640 XL? I'm having 735 and looking to upgrade to G2, as they are pretty cheap now.
    12-21-2015 04:58 AM
  23. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    4 out of 5 for the price of the phone. It is excellent in my book.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-21-2015 06:46 PM
  24. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    I'll give my 640 XL 4 out of 5 stars.
    Pros: Large screen, micro SD support, glance screen, double tap, gorgeous cameras front and rear, Lumia camera 5.0 w/rich capture, customizable battery cover, removable battery, (did I mention the awesome rear camera?), sturdy build quality that doesn't feel cheap, Miracast support, Bluetooth 4.0 that works perfectly with my Jeep (had connectivity issues with my 925) and Bluetooth headphones.

    Cons: Lack of camera button (c'mon Microsoft, this thing has a beast of a camera that takes better pictures than an iPhone, let it do its thing), wireless charging (not so much, rarely used it on my 925), screen isn't sharp sometimes, but it's not that bad.

    Overall, the 640 XL is an upgrade over my 925 (for me at least, others opinions may vary).
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-21-2015 08:18 PM
  25. Digibrush's Avatar
    4 out of 5 stars because no OTG support.
    12-22-2015 01:38 AM
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