In Short

The Lumia 640 XL is a mid-range Windows Phone announced by Microsoft at Mobile World Congress on March 2, 2015. It is the larger version of the Lumia 640, co-announced at Barcelona, Spain.

The Lumia 640 XL looks to replace the Lumia 1320, which was announced in late 2013. The main idea behind both phones is to deliver a Windows Phone with a large display but at an affordable price. Microsoft has reduced the size of the screen from 6-inches to 5.7-inches, which they feel is the "sweet spot" for this category.

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The Lumia 640 XL improves upon the Lumia 1320 in numerous ways, including larger rear and front-facing cameras (13 MP and 5 MP, respectively), 1 GB of RAM to run all games, thinner, and a more modern design.

The Lumia 640 XL comes in single-SIM 3G, dual-SIM 3G, and dual-SIM LTE variants, depending on the market. The phone is launching at around 189 euros ($210 USD) for 3G and 219 euros ($245 USD) for LTE, before taxes and subsidies. Worldwide availability is slated for March, 2015.

Additionally, Microsoft is including a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which can be used on a PC, Mac, or tablet. This offer is in addition to the Office suite included on the Lumia 640 XL.

Lumia 640 XL Specifications

  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim 
  • Windows 10 Ready 
  • Colors: Matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor  
  • 5.7" HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 259 PPI, Glance screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements  
  • 1GB RAM  
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage  
  • Rear camera: 13 MP AF, 1080p @ 30 fps video (continuous autofocus), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR)  
  • Front camera: HD 5 MP wide angle, 1080p video  
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB2.0, Micro SIM, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/  
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, SensorCore 
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (BV-T4B) removable battery  
  • Weight: 171 g 
  • Size: 157.9 x 81.5 x 9.0 mm

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