04-08-2016 08:37 AM
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  1. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I have a 640XL which replaced a 1020 after a 920. W10 is a downgrade in terms of performance. Slow screen response when using outlook. The email formatting is off in many cases. (Fonts not rendering, graphics not loading, etc.) The screen will not render fully. For example, when going to settings, submenus will only partially load. Emails will partially load despite setting to download despite the connection type (wi-fi and cellular). I use both an iPhone 6S plus and my lumia for work. More and more, I can no longer count on my phone to do basic functions like make a phone call. It just sits there. Out of frustration, I pick up the iPhone because I have to get my work done.
    W10 on my 640XL is good, never a problem like you're having. I also assume you didn't restore from an 8.1 backup right?
    12-29-2015 06:04 AM
  2. mcgilli's Avatar
    Works perfectly for me. This is my first MS phone ever.

    Phone arrived new with 8.1.

    Installed Windows Insider Fast ring, and it showed the .29 update was available. I installed that. I checked Windows insider again after the install and a hard reset - and there was nothing available.

    I rebooted after which it needed 32 software updates via Store. I then restarted again and then it required another 16 software updates from the store.

    I ran Windows insider again and then it showed that .36 was available. Downloaded and installed that. Hard reset.

    It then required 38 software updates via Store, then I rebooted and it showed 14 software updates were required. Installed those, rebooted - and I have not had a single problem with the phone. Connected it to all my bluetooth devices, setup all programs and perfect.

    Battery life is excellent. I cannot compare to 8.1 - only to Galaxy Note, iPhone and BB and this phone has the best battery life I've ever seen.

    Using this as my main phone now for a week without a stutter on it. Aside from no Outlook notification (well noted) and call/sms filter (well noted) not working I can't tell this is pre release software.

    Glad I saved the money and bought this phone instead of going for something 3x as much like I had been planning...
    libra89 and editguy like this.
    01-04-2016 08:55 PM
  3. Englischdude's Avatar
    went back to 8.1 on mine. there were some small things which were bugging me with notifications etc. Nothing major though. As the official release should come soon I will wait for that.
    01-06-2016 01:45 PM
  4. Craig Snively's Avatar
    Initially W10 on my 640XL was great, then the .36 update came out and the phone started to randomly reboot, apps would begin to open and then return to the start screen. I reloaded W8.1, then updated to 10 again, and the same thing happened. So maybe there is a hardware problem, but W8.1 doesn't do any of this. So I'll wait awhile for the release to come out, if it does in a timely manner and then retry.
    01-07-2016 01:21 PM
  5. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Initially W10 on my 640XL was great, then the .36 update came out and the phone started to randomly reboot, apps would begin to open and then return to the start screen. I reloaded W8.1, then updated to 10 again, and the same thing happened. So maybe there is a hardware problem, but W8.1 doesn't do any of this. So I'll wait awhile for the release to come out, if it does in a timely manner and then retry.
    Have never had this problem with my phone, w10m has always been rock solid on it, through all insider versions.
    01-10-2016 08:41 AM
  6. Craig Snively's Avatar
    When the .63 build came out yesterday, I installed that. And now everything is working great again. Must have been something strange for me in the earlier build. I'm back to liking W10 ;)
    editguy likes this.
    01-10-2016 08:46 AM
  7. ShawnC13's Avatar
    I have found the 63 to be the best I have had on the XL for sure. Quick responses. Band works better with it as well. Things are getting close for release I would think
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    01-10-2016 01:46 PM
  8. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Mine's been a daily driver for a while with latest Insider builds. As such, it's buggy. Mobile hotspot has been spotty. Need to reboot for it to work sometimes. Runs great for what I use it for. Click for larger images

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    Some snaps from the camera. Panoramas stitched using Microsoft ICE :

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    01-20-2016 04:55 PM
  9. PaulMilbank's Avatar
    Initially W10 on my 640XL was great, then the .36 update came out and the phone started to randomly reboot, apps would begin to open and then return to the start screen. I reloaded W8.1, then updated to 10 again, and the same thing happened. So maybe there is a hardware problem, but W8.1 doesn't do any of this. So I'll wait awhile for the release to come out, if it does in a timely manner and then retry.
    This was my experience too. Works fine for a few days, then starts to have apps force close. In particular my camera. .63 was the best build so far, but it still happened there too. Back on 8.1 for now.
    bazcabs likes this.
    01-21-2016 02:48 AM
  10. anon(8195883)'s Avatar
    on latest preview, I've had a few random reboots, can't remember the last time that happened though. It's been a while. My band 2 works great with it, downside is ducktales remastered wont work keeps crashing :( boo oh wells. other than that, all is well. I do not have any notification issues on my phone or my band 2.
    01-21-2016 05:24 PM
  11. djeire84's Avatar
    I just ordered a Lumia 640 XL and I wanted to see how Windows 10 has been performing on it. For those who have installed it could you let me know how the experience has been with it?

    I would wait for the official wp10 as I had it on my Lumia 520 and its buggy and eats battery. Have a look at others who had the wp10 insider version they are not too happy with it. I have a 640 XL running wp8.1 update 2 and by gosh its a cracking phone 100% happy with it!!
    face kunal likes this.
    01-21-2016 05:29 PM
  12. nikhil jm's Avatar
    At present for Lumia 640xl can any1 tell hows battery life and performance especially is device geting heated up. I brought new 640xl now previously I was using L525 n was insider since day1 so if its great I will update to win10 can any1 give an info Plz
    01-22-2016 10:52 AM
  13. djeire84's Avatar
    It's only been 24 hours but I installed the insider version on my 640 XL and I have to say it's pretty good! Very much improved since I installed it on my L520 near on a year ago! Smooth and stylish and packed with goodies. Too early to talk battery life but it is pretty good so far.
    01-24-2016 02:14 PM
  14. nikhil jm's Avatar
    Oh that sounds good can u later post regarding battery life and device getting heat while playing games r using heavy apps. Since i was using L525 it was getting heat while using hotspot n all so..!
    01-25-2016 10:11 AM
  15. djeire84's Avatar
    Oh that sounds good can u later post regarding battery life and device getting heat while playing games r using heavy apps. Since i was using L525 it was getting heat while using hotspot n all so..!
    Ok I have tested it quite heavily and I am pleased to say that the battery life is insanely good. I can get near on 6 hours heavy usage playing candy crush, using edge browser which is really pretty but one problem i can't make the words bigger so it's quite small but legible. Yes the phone heats a little bit more then 8.1 but that has to be expected as it's an insider OS and the battery / system is not adjusting heat wise but it's not an issue for me as I have a flip cover on it so that could be making it warmer then usual. The keyboard is so responsive it actually feels like an actual keyboard / laptop keyboard. I have to say out of 10 I'd give it an 8 just purely out of the small words issue.

    **Update I am using the small keyboard and it is really good I am flying as I type and it is super responsive also autocorrect has vastly improved too all around great keyboard**
    Last edited by djeire84; 01-26-2016 at 12:46 PM.
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    01-26-2016 12:16 PM
  16. djeire84's Avatar
    i can now download additional language support and i'm can speech to text. I am using it now as I'm writing this update on the post. And I have to say it is really responsive the words are coming out correctly and also it is really, really quick.
    01-30-2016 05:45 PM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have some lag here and there. It does seem to be a bit better after I factory reset.
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    02-01-2016 04:43 AM
  18. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I was very impressed with Windows 10 Mobile on my 640XL. I did a hard reset after most major build updates but otherwise everything worked fine.

    Now that I have a 950XL I can see that the 640XL is slow in places, such as scrolling and certain animations, and the camera is obviously inferior too.

    But, as it is, the 640XL is a great Windows 10 phone for those on a budget. Very impressed with it, given the specs.
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    02-01-2016 05:16 AM
  19. nikhil jm's Avatar
    Hi guys, how about the latest update .71 on it..!
    02-01-2016 10:24 PM
  20. djeire84's Avatar
    .71 is great no major changes that I can see. Just have to wait to have a look and see how the battery performs as I just updated it today. Keyboard is insanely quick and I am giving the latest update an 8/10
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    02-01-2016 10:26 PM
  21. nikhil jm's Avatar
    .71 is great no major changes that I can see. Just have to wait to have a look and see how the battery performs as I just updated it today. Keyboard is insanely quick and I am giving the latest update an 8/10
    yeah lets c how it performs with heavy usage and those heating while playing heavy games.
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    02-02-2016 02:42 AM
  22. Lazar 61's Avatar
    My Lumia is 640 xl ds
    I've tried a few times to install w10m, .29, .36, .63, and phone DO NOT WORK! It is hot, battery drains quick, too many blue dots and waiting between apps, random restarts, call drops, . . . in short, the phone is not usable. My wife's phone (lumia 640 LTE is on .71 and works as a charm. I have made both upgrades (on similar ways). LTE Lumia was made for Polish T-Mobile, bought in Serbia as unlocked phone, and xl ds was bought as operator free, European version in Serbia too. First, before upgrade I must uninstall all keyboards except English, or I will have no keyboard under w10m!. Under fast ring installs .29 first and then goes to .36. . . but phone gets hot and not responding. This is the second time I write about this, and it seems windows crew does not care for me after I spent my money, buying TWO windows phone! This is not nice! So please help!
    02-04-2016 03:56 PM
  23. nikhil jm's Avatar
    Hey do one thing use WDRT and go back to 8.1 even there don't restore ur phone with backup just complete the process. Don't install any apps. Just download windows insider n opt for fast ring and u will download win10 build .71 only u won't see any older builds and after installing .71 hard reset it. That's it u won't have problem I think so. Mine is new lumia640xl ds after purchase of 1week i have installed win10.71 now but m facing battery drop compared to 8.1 but works faster as 8.1.
    02-05-2016 02:41 AM
  24. PaulMilbank's Avatar
    My 640xl had been really good with 10586.71. Did hard reset to fix some small issues after the update from 8.1. Been the best build so far which is promising.
    02-05-2016 08:42 PM
  25. nikhil jm's Avatar
    My 640xl had been really good with 10586.71. Did hard reset to fix some small issues after the update from 8.1. Been the best build so far which is promising.
    M facing battery jump like if keep on using the battery from 100-90 or sometimes 80% goes soon and from there it stabilizes..! And playback of recorded videos are being stuck for some did and then it plays.
    02-06-2016 12:57 AM
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