The budget phone market is filled with devices with the Android systems on and which feature the same identical black or grey designs and the same configuration. Looks like the new Microsoft Lumia 640 is a little different compared with those phones, running Windows Phone software, featuring a big screen and colorful tiles. This offers a refreshing change for those who are tired of the same systems and looks.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 phone has a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity. The entire phone is wrapped up in plastic shell that comes in a range of vibrant colors. Customers can buy this phone SIM-free directly from Microsoft in the UK at the price of 120 dollars or get it for free on a wide range of contracts. However, this phone will also come soon in the US, but the availability in Australia hasn’t been announced yet.
Even if the Nokia name is not on the phone, the design seems to be the same, like many other Lumia models. The stiff plastic material helps the device to feel well-built and sturdy and the interchangeable covers help the user to swap colors for a refreshing look.
The bright colors of the phone give it a child-like appearance, which is a good thing because it stands out from usually black and grey Android phones. The Nokia Lumia 640 measures 141mm long, 8.8mm thick and 72mm wide. It seems to be quite a big phone, but it feels comfortable in the hand and it allows typing messages with just one hand. On the top of the phone is placed a 3.5mm headphone jack, the Micro-Sim and microSD card slots are beneath the plastic black panel and Micro-USB power port on the bottom of the phone.
The phone also has a 5-inch display with 1,280×720-pixel resolution, meaning a density of 294 pixels per inch. Under the hood there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, 1.2GHz, powered by 1GB of RAM. There is also a 2,500mAh battery, which seems to be a decent sized cell, considering that the brightness is turned down and the Wi-Fi or GPS is not turned on all day.