1. sguy156's Avatar
    My 1520 broke so I am thinking of getting this which has bigger screen and better battery life . How is 640 xl for day to day use ..
    10-15-2015 08:54 PM
  2. Rooks308's Avatar
    I have the Lumia 640 which has the same CPU/GPU/RAM as the XL and the same display resolution. For day to day use it does just fine, however please note that the 640 XL does not have a larger screen than the 1520 (the 640 XL is 5.7" and the 1520 is 6"), and the 640 XL screen resolution is only 720P compared to the 1520's 1080p. Now honestly 720P is still good I just wanted you to be aware since you noted it having a larger screen which it does not.

    Let me ask you, when you say "day to day use" can you be a little more specific? The hardware in the 1520 is still today quite good and significantly faster than the 640 XL's internals. Have you considered getting a refurbished 1520? I'm assuming price is a factor otherwise you'd be looking at the 950 and 950 XL.
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    10-15-2015 09:26 PM
  3. sguy156's Avatar
    No didn't think about getting refurbished 1520 , want to get something smaller in size . Like 950xl but need phone now
    10-16-2015 04:51 AM
  4. Jakoh's Avatar
    There will be a big void coming from the 1520. But i got used to it.
    I like how 640 XL is lighter and i dont need a case. Its stands up to falls really good.
    10-16-2015 01:06 PM
  5. Paul1266's Avatar
    I also used to have a 1520. The 640 XL is not as good to be honest but it is a great handset. Its slightly more manageable and I like the interchangeable shells. The camera is not in the same class but is plenty adequate and excellent fir the money. The screen is punchy for an LCD panel and is seems better than the bare pixel count would indicate. I've been using it as my daily driver for a month now and have absolutely no serious grumbles. Solid buy for a stop gap (I will be getting a 950 XL).
    10-18-2015 11:25 AM

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