Quick look: Microsoft Flip Shell for Lumia 640 XL

This OEM flip case keeps things slim since the back actually replaces your Lumia 640 XL's existing battery cover. Once you snap it into place, you're good to go. The battery cover is identical to its stock predecessor, sporting a smooth finish with openings for the camera, flash, and speaker. The front has a pebbled texture with Microsoft branding at the bottom.

Microsoft Flip Shell for Lumia 640 XL

Around the edges you've got access to side buttons, charging and auxiliary ports. Inside the front flap is a soft padding that helps to keep your Lumia 640 XL's display scratch-free, along with 2 storage slots for the personal items of your choice. I'll typically use my main debit card and ID if I'm hitting up the pub — anything extra is overkill. It's important to note that keeping the case empty allows the front to lay more flush than with cards inside.

The case is lightweight and easy to manage as long as you don't mind flipping the front cover open each time you need to answer a call or reply to a text. Since there's no extra buffer with the back cover replacing the original battery door, we can't expect much in terms of serious impact protection.


  • Good screen protection
  • Access to ports and buttons
  • 2 storage slots


  • Front doesn't sit flush with cards

Our take

If you're into flip cases, the Microsoft Flip Shell (CC-3090){.nofollow} is a decent option to keep your Lumia 640 XL safe from wear and tear. Its slim form keeps bulk out of the equation while leaving complete access to everything the device has to offer. It's currently available in cyan or orange for $22.95 straight from our own Windows Central Shop.

Brent Zaniewski