Earlier Microsoft Philippines announced it's latest midrange phablet offering that aims to give almost flagship like experience. The Lumia 640XL dual 3G version and the Lumia 640XL LTE.

Microsoft Launches Lumia 640XL And 640XL LTE In The Philippines!
Mr. Gary Chan of Microsoft
This new smartphone has that big 5.7 inches display that most Pinoys love, has that decent Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB RAM, huge 3000 mAh battery capacity and 8 GB of expandable internal storage.

Microsoft Launches Lumia 640XL And 640XL LTE In The Philippines!
Meet 640XL
What's special with this phone aside from its huge screen size is is the camera. This boast that 13 MP Carl Zeiss rear camera that can take great photos even in the dark. I tried it earlier and I was amazed on how much detail and quality this one have. Then the front facing selfie camera packs a 5 MP wide angle sensor that's used with the older Lumia 535.

This smartphone also has tons of other cool features like...

Office Lens - that can scan documents like business cards and proposals and save it on one note or as a picture.
Dynamic Flash - this can adjust the flash lighting after taking the photos
Office 365 - we all know how good is this as you have access online and offline
Health and fitness app - where in you can schedule and plan your workouts and has that sensor with the same features of a wearable.

With that, I'm sure that this is going to be a big hit for those who like bigger screens and amazing camera without shelling out too much cash. Personally, it is also a lot better buy than the similarly priced Lumia 730 that's also impressive.


  • 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

The Lumia 640XL dual 3G version is available at PHP 11,990 and will be available in SM Malls and other stores. While the Lumia 640XL will only be available with Smart plans.
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