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09-02-2015 03:55 PM
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  1. NafcMontana's Avatar
    I believe the blu win hd lte is a better bang for the buck.
    you cant buy that phone in here :(
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    08-22-2015 06:17 PM
  2. NafcMontana's Avatar
    aha... For the price point this phone is killer! Using this phone for past 22 days now. I'm amazed by the overall package of this phone. I used Google Nexus 4 for past 2+ years and this phone beats that phone.

    Noticeable good things of this phone are:
    1. Sound quality (Sound is good loud and clear, In fact I usually keep volume down to 6 out of 10 because its loud! If you use it in crowded place you can easily hear other person talking by increasing volue.)
    2. Battery life. (On android I was charging my phone every day, however with this phone I charge it every 1.5 days sometime 2 days)
    3. Some cool features like cortana (I have my blog that talks one feature that surprised me. Check here tushargok.blogspot.in/2015/08/windows-phone-os-lumia-640-part-2.html
    4. Offline maps
    5. Phone build quality for its price point
    6. Removable battery and changeable covers.
    7. Glance screen, Double tap to turn on, off (saves power button on long run)
    Some of these were the reason I bought the 625 before, exept for Glance and Cortana (not in Belgium yet), I really hate the fact that Android phones usually don't have a good battery and you can't use offline maps, and some Android phones really have a fragile screen, I'm still using the S4 Mini right now and I'm not satisfied with it at all, problem is that I can buy a new Huawei P8 Lite right now for the same price as the 640... I'm still convinced the 640 is better in some ways but still I'm not sure what to buy..
    08-22-2015 06:27 PM
  3. lparsons21's Avatar
    I just bought a 640 AT&T GoPhone. For $60 out the door, why not? :)
    Got all my apps that I had gotten back when I had the HTC One M8 Windows phone, or at least the ones I actually wanted to get. Tested them all out and am pleased with how they all work on the phone. Screen is wonderful on this 5" screen, speed is plenty fast enough. And the size fits my hand better than my iPhone 6+.
    Most likely it will be my golfing buddy!! Smaller phone fits in the cup holder, the golf gps app on it is great, just have to get a round in to see how it impacts the battery life.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-23-2015 04:20 PM
  4. Schnuffi's Avatar
    This phone is got to be the best phone for the price. I love it.
    libra89 and k72 like this.
    08-24-2015 01:40 AM
  5. Beantool's Avatar
    All things considered, this is the best sub-$100 phone on the market. Bar none.
    libra89, lparsons21 and k72 like this.
    08-24-2015 01:58 AM
  6. MDK22's Avatar
    All things considered, this is the best sub-$100 phone on the market. Bar none.
    While this might be a stretch, I have to agree w you, it does what a smartphone needs to do - @ a great price.
    It's already the #2 current WinPhones in use!
    #1 is the Lumia 635 & the 640 is quantum leaps better.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-24-2015 04:21 PM
  7. atkichra's Avatar
    If you Snapchat or playclash or boom beach or other games then you'll probably not want the 640. I have one as a backup. It's a great phone for the price. Great battery life good enough camera. Great wp experience, for me it's the apps that I use on my s5 daily that keep me from using this phone as my daily driver. The app experience is bad on wp. They are missing features that they have on ios or android. So to sum it up if you want the wp experience this a great buy.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    08-24-2015 04:30 PM
  8. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    If you Snapchat or playclash or boom beach or other games then you'll probably not want the 640. I have one as a backup. It's a great phone for the price. Great battery life good enough camera. Great wp experience, for me it's the apps that I use on my s5 daily that keep me from using this phone as my daily driver. The app experience is bad on wp. They are missing features that they have on ios or android. So to sum it up if you want the wp experience this a great buy.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    This is one thing that really annoys me about WP, Firstly it was lack of apps, now all the major apps are there but lacking features of the iOS and Android versions, for example my bank First Direct is there now however you can't do anything on it other than view your balance.
    08-25-2015 01:35 AM
  9. msirapian's Avatar
    While this might be a stretch, I have to agree w you, it does what a smartphone needs to do - @ a great price.
    It's already the #2 current WinPhones in use!
    #1 is the Lumia 635 & the 640 is quantum leaps better.
    It's #2 only in the USA, mate, not worldwide ;)
    08-25-2015 04:38 AM
  10. faith3935's Avatar
    It is well worth it! Very durable for the price I say. I been using mines for a month now and it withstood drops that would normally destroy flagships in a heart beat. I hope the next flagship Windows 10 Mobile device is just as durable.
    libra89 and k72 like this.
    08-25-2015 10:41 AM
  11. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    problem is that I can buy a new Huawei P8 Lite right now for the same price as the 640... I'm still convinced the 640 is better in some ways but still I'm not sure what to buy..
    Where on earth can you get a $250 phone for the same price ($80) as the 640? Please let me know, I'll buy 100 of them and resell them on ebay! I think you might be getting your phones confused?
    08-25-2015 06:03 PM
  12. NafcMontana's Avatar
    Where on earth can you get a $250 phone for the same price ($80) as the 640? Please let me know, I'll buy 100 of them and resell them on ebay! I think you might be getting your phones confused?
    I'm not getting things confused, the P8 Lite is 30 Euros at the same provider where the Lumia 640 is 9 Euros, you need to stay at least one year with that carrier but the price/month for the data plan is the same for both devices, 25 Euros/month :)
    Last edited by NafcMontana; 08-26-2015 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Didn't know the exact way how to explain in English
    08-25-2015 07:18 PM
  13. k72's Avatar
    I disagree. No band 12 LTE for T-Mobile. Also, if you need wifi calling on T-Mobile it is not available on that phone.
    I already got the 640, but I did not know that about the Wi-Fi calling when I was checking out all the options. Very glad I chose the 640, since Wi-Fi calling is kind of a necessity where I'm at (wooded area, walls that block a lot of signals).

    I've been working on convincing my parents they'd be happier with Windows phones ever since I got mine 1+ year ago, and my dad played with my 640 last time I was there. That may have won him over. He was really impressed with how light and thin it is and the screen, and that's even with my matte screen protector, which takes away from the sharpness a little. And the price is a big factor on top of that.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-25-2015 07:58 PM
  14. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I would say that for the specs and the price, it is well worth the money... Especially the AT&T variant at $80. If you are itching for a newer device, or just want to upgrade, the monetary unit to performance value is excellent.

    I will state that I use an android as my daily driver, primarily because of one or two apps and the much better camera. Waiting for the next flagship device and hoping for a c camera offering of 16mp or better with Lumia camera software. This is a must. I can deal without the apps.

    It was mentioned that one of the best features of WP is the offline maps. Nokia HERE is now available on Android with full offline map capability. However, I have noted that offline maps still functions better on WP. My L520 out performs one of the latest flagship androids.
    08-31-2015 02:17 AM
  15. Diamond67's Avatar
    It was mentioned that one of the best features of WP is the offline maps. Nokia HERE is now available on Android with full offline map capability. However, I have noted that offline maps still functions better on WP. My L520 out performs one of the latest flagship androids.
    But with Lumia 640 you cannot save offline maps to SD card! That is just ridiculous. Unbelievable.
    08-31-2015 03:36 AM
  16. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    But with Lumia 640 you cannot save offline maps to SD card! That is just ridiculous. Unbelievable.
    I believe there are still ways to save them to the SD card, search the site. That being said, maps and navigation really don't use much data at all anyways. I don't understand why people somehow think otherwise. I remember I checked my data usage on a 40 mile trip a couple years ago using Google maps and I think it only used like 3 mb of data or something really low like that.

    See here as well: https://blog.yourkarma.com/how-much-data-do-my-apps-use

    "Google Maps
    Google Maps users actually report that it uses surprisingly little data, about 1MB per 10 miles of travel, which gives you a great excuse to take a road trip (without the guilt trip)."
    08-31-2015 11:39 AM
  17. msirapian's Avatar
    I believe there are still ways to save them to the SD card, search the site. That being said, maps and navigation really don't use much data at all anyways. I don't understand why people somehow think otherwise. I remember I checked my data usage on a 40 mile trip a couple years ago using Google maps and I think it only used like 3 mb of data or something really low like that.
    You may want to read this article by HERE then : Offline navigation really matters if 500MB of data costs a week in wages - HERE 360 ;)
    08-31-2015 11:48 AM
  18. Diamond67's Avatar
    I believe there are still ways to save them to the SD card
    No. There is no way. With Lumia 640 and with the current official operating system there is no way to save offline maps to SD card. Period.
    08-31-2015 02:58 PM
  19. bing722's Avatar
    I bought a 640 to try it out, but I ended up returning it. It's not worth it for me. It's definitely very cheap and works very well as a phone. I really like the texting app and the keyboard. You get a pretty good rear camera for the price and a serviceable front camera. The data speeds and battery life are very good. I like the way the glass feels on the phone.

    However, I found the GPS to be unacceptable, I couldn't get my Yahoo Mail to sync after several attempts, my walking app crashed in the background, multiple apps can't really run at the same time, the IE browser is a bit slow, and I really prefer a better unlocking security method than typing in a passcode each time. I also realized that a lot of apps that I like to use are not available in the app store. The versions that are there are often outdated and missing the features of the full versions on Android/iOS.

    I really liked my first two Windows Phones, but I had to pass on this one. I'd say it's worth it if you don't care much about missing out on some apps, and if you are relatively light with using them. It's great for texting and calling and has most of the major apps. The operating system works pretty well and is easy to use. If you're a "power user" of cell phones and like to live on the so-called cutting edge of technology, you'll be disappointed.
    Last edited by bing722; 09-03-2015 at 04:30 PM.
    08-31-2015 03:28 PM
  20. touchblid's Avatar
    This, had a similar situation, I would say for what you get at 80$, it's a better package than any current flagship out there. You can buy it with your eyes closed on the hardware. As for the Apps situation, well let's no kid ourselves there, it's windows phone - take it or leave it :)

    My 1520 broke the other day after I dropped it screen first on a rock so I bought a 640 as a temporary phone until the new flagship is released and I have to say its a fantastic phone for the money! Can't go wrong with it in my opinion.
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    09-01-2015 11:01 PM
  21. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    It is well worth it! Very durable for the price I say. I been using mines for a month now and it withstood drops that would normally destroy flagships in a heart beat. I hope the next flagship Windows 10 Mobile device is just as durable.
    Let's keep it real here. To say it has endured drops that would destroy flagships (you mean every flagship smartphone on the market?) in a heartbeat is not keeping it real, come on, fiend. It's a completely disprovable claim to begin with, plus most flagships are certainly built as good and probably better. No need for hyperbole. Just saying
    09-02-2015 11:43 AM
  22. perpleSlerp's Avatar
    * Lack of security methods for unlocking. I like being able to swipe a pattern. Of course I wouldn't expect a finger-print reader on this phone.
    Give it another year or so and they will start appearing on budget phones.
    09-02-2015 11:49 AM
  23. faith3935's Avatar
    Let's keep it real here. To say it has endured drops that would destroy flagships (you mean every flagship smartphone on the market?) in a heartbeat is not keeping it real, come on, fiend. It's a completely disprovable claim to begin with, plus most flagships are certainly built as good and probably better. No need for hyperbole. Just saying
    How it is a disprovable claim when I done dropped this phone more than a few times WITHOUT a case on solid concrete and on retail store tile with my Lumia 640 only coming out with a few very minor scuffs on the back cover and a small scratch on the screen? Many flagships nowadays being built either out of metal either get severely damaged or even destroyed getting dropped on solid concrete or retail store tile. For a budget phone the Lumia 640 can take a pretty good beating compared to other smartphones on the market that aren't classified as rugged and the swappable back covers and the way it wraps around the phone make the phone last alot more longer than your typical iPhone or Android device.
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    09-02-2015 03:55 PM
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