Earlier today, we were privileged to get hold of the latest impressive midrange offering of Microsoft, the Lumia 640XL. For those who missed it, the Microsoft Lumia 640XL is a hip and gorgeous looking 5.7 inch device that has an impressive camera on any price range. It is also powered by the latest Windows 8.1 and was promised to be upgraded to Windows 10 once its out.

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Meet Lumia 640XL
Here's what we think about the device so far...

Build quality and feel...

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Back of the phone
The device is huge, but not to the extent that it feels uncomfortable to hold. Aesthetically, this has an improved polycarbonate shell that has good texture compared to the softer plastic used with the Lumia 535. The glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against scratches and accidental drops. Overall, this looks great, feels good to hold and feels really durable just like the Nokia of the old. I actually like the build of this better than the Lumia 830 and 730 too and just lags behind the Lumia 930.

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
3.5mm jack on the top
Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
USB port below
Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Volume rocker and power button on the right side

Display

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Look at that viewing angle!
When it comes to the display, this uses a 5.7 inch IPS screen that looks great on any angles. It also has that high enough pixel density at 259 ppi which makes it hard to see the pixels already. The brightness of the screen is also impressive and has decent color reproduction. Not yet on a flagship level, but it's good at considering the price.

Camera

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
The big rear camera lens
Man, I wish I have more time to play with this handset. I was very impressed by the rear camera of this phone. It utilizes a 13 MP Carl Zeiss lens that's very good in low light conditions and it also has that manual mode for your control. The flash of this camera was really good too and can be adjusted even after taking the photos. The front camera is fairly decent, although I'm craving for more. It was able to take good photos even in a dark place like the club earlier during the launch.

Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Flash sample
Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Rear camera sample
Lumia 640XL Quick Review And Sample Photos! An Impressive Midrange Windows Phablet!
Selfie sample
Specifications

  • Display: 5.7-inch HD IPS, 259 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) quad core 
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 8 GB, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Carl Zeiss AF with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • SIM: Dual-SIM (micro), Dual-Standby (Optional)
  • Connectivity: 3G HSPA+, 4G/LTE (Optional), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • DLNA, Miracast, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Battery: 3,000mAh 
  • OS: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradable to Windows 10)
  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm
  • Weight: 171 g
  • Colors: White, Cyan, Black, Orange

As of the moment...

This is a solid midrange offering from Microsoft! It has that classic Nokia tough build quality, decent screen, fast and responsive feel and amazing rear camera! Though I wish that the processor and GPU was a bit more powerful, it is already enough to impress casual users and gamers. I wasn't able to test the battery life earlier, but it should lsat for a good day or two on regular use as it uses a quite big 3000 mAh battery.

Note: This is the Non-LTE version of the Lumia 640XL
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