Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

For the money Microsoft Lumia 640 XL seems a bargain. PHABLET screen 5.7 inches longer belongs to the category of smartphones, as well as similar in size Nexus 6. It also has the same number of pixels main camera (13 megapixel) and a gorgeous appearance, but the we have a number of doubts regarding the battery life and the wealth of choice applications.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Appearance

Due to only one external dimensions buyer Microsoft Lumia 640 XL should immediately feel like a man. In the hand unit feels like a plastic plate with a matte slightly textured back panel. We got a test sample of white. As such it stayed only a few hours, and then on the back began to appear gray spots. However, in the sale are less easily soiled options of black, orange and blue.

On the back side of the top of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is traditionally camera lens and flash eye on it. In the mid – logo Microsoft.

The screen size of 5.7 inch glass covered with durable Corning Gorilla Glass, which protects it from scratches. After five minutes of cumbersome apparatus is perceived normally, especially in view of the convenience of typing with both hands simultaneously.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Despite the smooth edges and corners, the body itself smartphone Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is thick enough. Its dimensions are 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm, and weight – 171 grams, which makes it the largest machine of all models in this price segment. Same Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 has dimensions of 134,6 x 65,9 x 7,55 mm and a weight of just 110 grams. However, its screen is a bit smaller – 5.5 inches.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Screen

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has a great IPS-matrix 5.7 inches. It is perfect for viewing videos in various capacities.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Playable shades impressed us – by our measurements it was 113% of the color gamut sRGB. It is much larger than the same Onetouch Idol 3 (93.7%). Color reproduction is also quite accurate and the deviation Delta-E of 1.6 versus 2.55 at 3 Idol.

But the brightness pumped. We intend to only 329 nits. This is less than the average for the category value in 388 nits, and much less what Idol 3 – 736 nits.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | and applications

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is controlled by the operating system Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim, and a large display of the smartphone can be very useful for displaying the new interface of OS Microsoft. Home Screen OS includes a set of “Live tiles” that can be changed in size and move to a convenient location on the screen. The tiles are turned periodically, adding interface liveliness and dynamics, as opposed to the Android interface and iOS. Since Wondows Phone screen, only one worker, we have placed at the top of the most important applications for us not to use each time scrolling.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

At the operating system from Microsoft has a number of features that make interaction with it is very comfortable. We really like the gesture of a double tap on the screen to wake the smartphone. At the same time on the lock screen displays important notices: clock, weather, and other items. Because of this resort to have to unlock the smartphone is much rarer.

The main disappointment is that Windows has to sire can not compete with Android and iOS in the number of available applications. For example, there is still not available to applications like Feedly and Snapchat. And if you use them every day, at the Windows smartphones for you to be highly questionable acquisition.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Performance

At the core of Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (4 core, 1.2 GHz) with GPU Adreno 305 and 1 GB of RAM. Internal storage is limited to 8 GB, but you can extend its SD-cards up to 128 GB. Speaking of speed, we note that the work of the interface and switching between applications takes place without any hitches or stutters.

However, in browser test SunSpider smartphone demonstrates not so good result, missed for 1234.3 ms, with an average time for this sub-924 milliseconds.

Also obschebrauzernom Peacekeeper test tube scored only 295 points, which is quite a bit with respect to the average for sub-categories in the 1047 points.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Camera

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has a 13-megapixel main camera, which makes fine detailed images both indoors and outdoors.

Photo trinkets littered with desktop shows us the rich shades of purple and blue and good detail, including the display of fur on toys.

Outdoor photos are getting enough bright and high-quality color reproduction. Detailing is also quite good, and the photo above you can see all the details on hand painted doors.

In dim light, the camera also shows its best side, both with the flash, or without. The fine details of clothes and facial features look sharper with the flash, but both shot went dark, even when flash is not used.

The front 5-megapixel camera Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is not as good as the main. The above self there are many spots on the skin, which, in addition, acquired a yellowish tint. A crisp, judging by the hair in the picture, limping. In addition, both the camera after each shot took “time out” for three seconds to process and save the frame, forcing the owner to wait until this process is complete.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Battery

We were not able to hold on to our Windows standard test battery life, because limited time recording streaming video from Youtube at work across LTE and set the screen brightness in average.

With built-in battery capacity of 3000 mAh smartphone Microsoft Lumia 640 XL lasted 7:00 12 minutes, while the average for sub was 7 hours and 58 minutes. Same Alcatel Idol 3 in similar conditions worked a little longer – 9 hours and 16 minutes.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL | Results

All fans of Windows Phone, ready to die for those massive tile interface, Microsoft Lumia 640 XL’s taste. Its large 5.7-inch screen is perfectly combined with the desktop operating system and allows you to comfortably type messages and notes, as well as view photos and videos. One drawback – not very great battery life. If you need a smartphone that will last all day and will provide the best performance, we recommend that you look to the same OneTouch Idol 3. For the rest, it can be said that Microsoft Lumia 640 XL – PHABLET good for the supporters of Windows Phone.

Review Microsoft Lumia 640 XL updated: August 17, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis