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This morning, Microsoft unveiled two new affordable Windows Phones to the Lumia family: the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL.

Both phones significantly improve upon their predecessors, the Lumia 630/635 and Lumia 1320, respectively with better hardware and fewer limitations. All with a solid price point for emerging markets and those on a budget.

These new Lumias are 'Windows 10 Ready' making them attractive choices for consumers, especially since the Lumia 640 XL goes on sale this month and the Lumia 640 in April. Did we mention the dual-SIM LTE versions too?

Join in our forums where you share your impressions, thoughts, wish-list, or post any questions you may have about either device. Did Microsoft fix the wrongs of Nokia with these releases? Sound off in our support forums!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Hope T-Mobile gets both of them!
  • I feel bad for nokia Lumia 830 users. :(
    In fact I was gonna be one this month. Now confused. 640xl or 640 or 830?
  • Why do your feel bad for us? The 830 is thinner and had better build quality.
  • Just wanted to hear that!!!! :D now I feel better. Am still gonna buy 830. ;)
    Just needed to gain confidence... Coz the price of 640 and xl is almost half! But 830 is sexy. ;)
  • 640 is Microsoft branded. Show pride
  • Still. Why no dedicated photo button? :'(
  • It would be awesome if they did
  • Too soon?
  • That cyan colour
  • Lumia 640 should be provided with 5 mp shooter at the front
  • Microsoft is listening...done with the no flash,no front cam thing...modern times now,well done
  • Removable back cover with a 3000mah battery ...I'll be buying one of the XL for sure
  • I feel bad for nokia Lumia 830 users. :(
    In fact I was gonna be one this month. Now confused. 640xl or 640 or 830? What do you suggest?
  • Cyan back in action
  • Hope it comes to New Zealand soon! (Microsoft I hope you're listening!) :D
  • Hope it's well tested and has no touchscreen issues like the L535
  • lumia 730 is ruined then? i must have waited for 640 XL.
  •  neither one has a dedicated camera buttton. true right?  
  • So looks like l640 is almost the same as l830?
  • Waste of money for these devices here in India, in that price bracket you can have snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 2GB ram and upto 16 gb onboard memory
  • Lumia 640 is a nice phone , L 930 , L 830 all are great phones compared to similar priced android devices but there is something missing and that is the quality of apps as there are many apps coming to WP but it is so far from what android n IOS have like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube they are brilliantly made on android devices n windows phone lacks those quality apps . If it has the best apps windows phone can also be on top. 
  • Microsoft - hope you're listening...bring out the damn successor to the 1020 already (on ATT US - same as everybody here......)
  • I hope the 640XL hits Manila soon.
  • Seriously? We all know about the so called "app gap," can't the iOS/Android trolls come up with a new argument.
  • mr elop said April in Europe ... i wonder how long for US ... i almost left Windows Phone to get a big screen phone on T-mobile ... i was going to buy a ZTE Zmax on friday but now i am going to wait for the 640 or 640xl.
  • I will definitely replace mine 720 with 640xl it will explode the Indian mobile phone market.
  • MS should take all the 4xx, 5xx, 6xx, 7xx back stock crappy Nokia phones and give them all away to every country for FREE.  As much as they are losing this would see a huge push in their user base.  I mean how much would they actually lose on this...Surface 1 and 2 numbers anyone!!!  Doesn't matter...  This could peak their user base, give them better Ad Duplex numbers and people will start caring again.  Have the carrier provider give MS money if they are activated that way it isn't a huge write off.  I am a genius...
  • why ms is omitting the hardware keys with soft ones those not look good in screen they are ugly with a black strip they should bring the hardware keys it brings a windows feel in a lumia phones... Plz ms do something......
  • lumia 640 xl reviews according to u people? should i go wd lumia 730 or lumia 640 xl. i am windows phone user from past 2 years.
  • Buddy, you should go for the Lumia 640 XL because the phone’s not only great in look, design, functionality, and performance, but it also comes with a lot of pre-loaded apps and a yearlong 365 subscriptions which you won’t get in the 730. Also, the phone is Windows-10 ready.  
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