Microsoft has recently launched Lumia 640 in an attempt to strengthen it's hold. In fact , two handsets have been launched - Lumia 640 & Lumia 640XL.
Lumia 640 Design
Physical dimensions of the device are 141.3x72.2x8.85 mm. It tilts the scales at 145 grams. The device is available in multitude of colors keeping with the traditional Lumia devices- Glossy Cyan, Orange, White and Matte Black.
The device features 5 inch IPS LCD display at 1280x720 resolution. The display is quite sharp and colorful. Actually, the device has best display in the mid range phone. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It also features the Nokia's ClearBlack display technology. It has 294 ppi pixel density.
The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor. The RAM has been bumped to 1 GB. Graphics are handled by Adreno 305 GPU. The device carries a 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded by another 128 GB via microSD card.
The phone carries a 8 MP rear camera. The camera resolution is 3264x2448 pixels. The rear camera is capable of 1080p HD video recording. The camera however does not feature Optical Image Stabilisation. There is also a 1 MP front camera for video chatting. The Lumia camera app features RICH CAPTURE option and auto HDR.
The phone runs on Windows 8.1 with Lumia Denim update. There are some pre installed apps like Bookmyshow, Flipkart and other apps in addition to some Nokia exclusive apps. Most of these apps can -fortunately- be removed if you don't need them. The devices can be updated to Windows 10 when it is made available.
The battery capacity of the device is 2500 mAh. This capacity for a non Full HD display is very impressive. Given the fact that WindowsPhone is not a resource hungry OS , that should be a great power. Standby time is said to be 864 hours for 2G and 3G. Talk time is 26 hours on 2G and 17 hours on 3G.
Connectivity features of the devices include WiFi, GPS, NFC, FM, MicroUSB and Bluetooth 4.0. The device features proximity, accelerometer and compass.
The price for the new device has been stated to be Rs. 11999.
Lumia 640XL The device is launched in the phablet category. Going by the naming, one may think that the device has difference in the screen size. However, there is much difference between the two devices. 640XL has a 5.7 inch HD screen. The 1280x720 resolution ClearBlack IPS LCD display has a pixel density of 259 ppi.The display is quite good and has good viewing angles.
Rear Camera on the 640XL is of 13 MP with Zeiss lens with 4128x3096 resolution. The phone has a 5 MP front camera capable of 1080p HD recording.
Battery capacity of the XL version is 3000 mAh.The standby time stated is 936 hours on 2G and 3G while talk time is 31 hours and 23 hours on 2G and 3G respectively. The physical dimensions of the device differ as well at 157.9x81.5x9 mm and weight at 171 grams.
The device is available in variety of color options viz Matte Cyan, Orange, Black, Matte White and Glossy White.
Price of the 640XL is Rs. 15799.
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