Microsoft in 2013 acquired Nokia’s mobile phone business and thus even got their hands on the Lumia range of devices which Nokia had produced and marketed. Not changing anything drastically Microsoft continued to build on the revenue already generated by the Lumia’s out there by releasing some more of them on different spec levels and price ranges. The new 640XL was one those that was released in the 1st quarter of this year and aimed at the mid range market.
We got our hands on this phone and have given our opinion below:
The device in itself looks quite good with a uni-body style. In its black matte finish avatar it actually looks better than probably a 1st glance towards the device. The screen size being a good 5.7 inches big makes it an addition to the few 5.5 inches and above screen size phones in the market.Ports wise there are the 3.5mm Headphone jack and the micro USB charging port. 2 hardware buttons only on the device and rest all is touch oriented.
The Sim and SD card slot was at the back under the black matte part of the phone which comes off as a whole like a snap-on phone case.
The only issue design wise will be for those who people who have small hands so this big screen will be hard to handle using one hand. Also because of its big size nature of this device the weight feels slightly more than the 171g that is officially listed.