The Lumia 640 is the third handset I’ve tried out of the Lumia range from Microsoft.
- Display: 5 inch
- Camera: 8mp
- Front Facing Camera: 0.9mp
- Memory: 8GB
- Network: 4G LTE
- Processor Type: Quad-core 1.2GHz
The specs are not top of the range, the memory isn’t the biggest and the camera isn’t the best according to the numbers. Though take away the numbers from the equation and you wouldn’t have been able to guess the specifications aren’t high compared to a lot of models on the market in 2015.
You can pick it up sim free for around £120 – which baffled me as it felt like it would be worth much more. It’s a budget phone, for sure, and I think you’d find it hard to get a better phone any cheaper.
The thing I love most about the phone is it’s design. It’s cased in a bright orange cover (other colour options available) and the screen is vibrant.
The cover plastic, which may seem cheap to those used to phones that are housed in, or finished with, metal bodies, but I liked the feel of the plastic and how light the phone seemed to be. There was a difference you could tell between the Lumia 640 and my iPhone 6.
The winning point of the phone for me was it’s bright, clear display.
I downloaded a few games, just to test the graphics of the phone and how well games ran. After experiencing some lag on the previous Lumia handsets, this phone seemed to run like a dream.
It offered a smooth gaming experience and beautiful graphics.
The operating system is now familiar to me and I keep finding more and more functions within the Windows OS. My favourite yet has to be being able to pin individual Whatapp chats to your home screen – and when I am in so many group chats, I like to easily be able to access the ones I use the most.
I have to mention the OneNote application again – as it’s something that has changed the way I work since discovering it on the first Lumia handset I tried. It’s a note app that lets you create different notebooks that each have tabs to use in various ways. I have it downloaded on my iPhone and use it daily at work to keep a track of things such as to do lists, photos of figures, information and passwords I need to keep coming back to and more.
The camera also worked well, without any of the lag I’ve experienced before.
The images from the Lumia 640 are a lot sharper than the iPhone 6. It captures detail great and the camera app is easy to use.
Overall, I’m impressed with this little phone. It offers so much for those looking for a cheaper option. The graphics are beautiful and I loved the feel of the phone when I was holding it.
Well done, Lumia!
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