Lumia 640 was introduced earlier this year, along with Lumia 640 XL, its bigger brother. Their introduction shows Microsoft’s strategy in focusing on the budget phone market. After pushing so many low end devices into the market, Is there any space left for the new Lumia 640 and how does it compare to the rest of the pack? Or is it “just another Lumia”? I have used the Lumia 640 for 2 weeks and here are my thoughts on it.



  1. Introduction & Unboxing
  2. Design & Display
  3. Software, Motion Data & Glance Screen
  4. Performance, Battery Life, Storage & Essentials
  5. Camera
  6. Conclusion


The packaging for Lumia 640 is just like other Lumia phones. The picture of the Lumia 640 is in the middle of the box. The brand name and some features are printed at the sides and the back. Pulling out the box will reveal our main character here, the Lumia 640. The things that come along are the battery, the charger, a pair of earphones and some documents.


One downside with the charger is the output is rated at 5V 750mAh so the output current is relatively low by today’s standard, resulting in slower charging. Another downside is that the cable is attached to the charger and no other micro USB cable is provided to connect your phone to your PC. I guess they have to cut corners to lower the cost. Given that most people already have USB cables in their home, this shouldn’t be a huge problem.

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