What to do with 640 xl. As Microsoft leaves to upgrade apps. It is expensive phone. Whether any technology to convert to Android?
I have been using lumia 640xl for nearly 8 months. My first smartphone Lumia 620 then to few Andriods then back to this model. My simple conclusion over this phone up to date is marvelous and decent performance from the initial terrible experience of unknown problems.
I have to emphasize one very important thing that this phone only sold after conversion in my country for USD80-100. Performance good although not the fast one but acceptably smooth. Satisfied Camera esp daylight but little let-down if insufficient light source. Battery can last me a day of working since I used to a lot emails. In-house Apps all great but 3rd party Apps mostly unnecessary junk pieces. However luckily In-house Apps sufficient for all the basic tasks, from messaging, keyboard, outlook, Edge, Office to map. Overall, the user experience that I can say was in the range of Andriod phones USD 150-200.
One very annoying thing about Android platform to me is All APPS can gain access too much information from us !!!! Example: Even a torchlight app need contact and location information, read your phone and message???? Why??
Initially I faced many problems with this phone even I was in windows 10. Felt terrible. Microsoft Edge not functioning well, small words on every start-up. Copy and Paste problems from Edge to emails or vice versa. Facebook always crashed the every opening so I have to open 2nd time to be able to use Facebook. Unable to update to the latest version.
I went to reset the phone. Be informed it won't erase the Windows 10 back to 8 again as the time I bought. You don't need to update again. Once it ready , installed back all Apps. The phone now works marvelously without the problem mentioned above. I got the latest July arm-based version.
Sadly to hear Microsoft has discontinued the line of LUMIA. In fact I love Windows mobile 10 so much.
piyusona, 13 Jul 2017I have bought lumia 640 XL dual sim in last week. it's best phone. Now, i want to upgrade my p... moreit is 100% true because i am also facing same problem after upgrade to windows 10 basically slow battery charging hanging etc
A.S.B.R., 11 Jul 2017The FM radio is still there, Windows 10 installed for me (go to phone update in settings) and... moreYa got the fm app after a series of updates I guess I have updated to most current build. Couple of issues with slow battery charging with stock charger low battery life facebook without live tile notification. Would love it had dual apps like android.
piyusona, 13 Jul 2017I have bought lumia 640 XL dual sim in last week. it's best phone. Now, i want to upgrade my p... moreI am running the fast build on my 640 on it runs great. Battery last about day and half. the default apps run great
I have bought lumia 640 XL dual sim in last week. it's best phone. Now, i want to upgrade my phone to windows 10. Some people says that windows 10 not working (Battery and Hang issue) properly in your phone. is it true? please reply.
Is windows 11 available in market & it support my phone? Please reply.
Hoping your reply as soon as possible.
Lumlum, 08 Jul 2017Hi I bough it off eBay too awaiting delivery did u update to win 10? Is the fm radio lost afte... moreThe FM radio is still there, Windows 10 installed for me (go to phone update in settings)
and works brilliantly. This phone is still supported by Microsoft, so it's a great buy. You really should update! Loving this phone 100%. Happy updating and long live Windows Phone!!
Jackobama L, 04 Jul 2017I bought this Microsoft lumia phablet eBay, it came with all the accessories, good looking pho... moreHi I bough it off eBay too awaiting delivery did u update to win 10? Is the fm radio lost after update? Is it way too big nd how's the display quality
I bought this Microsoft lumia phablet eBay, it came with all the accessories, good looking phone, I was happy with it first time I held it, problem is charging, takes abit longer to charge. bad news for those who want quick charge and go, I have monitor how it charge getting 1% to 2% takes roughly 7min. If you are concerned about your 640xl charge give it time if you are not in hurry to get 100%, alternatively charge it at night and you ready to use it next day, hope this help good luck.
Microsoft has gone nutts seriously.
Windows 10 has issues with compatibility on 640 xl and now thy r disccontinuing 8.1 support for windows phone. 1st give proper updates for windows 10, mke it run flawlessly on all lumia devices and then discontinue 8.1 version.
Very poor decisions, ideas and plans of microsoft.
It will definately face teust issues in future.
please how do i downgrade my lumia 640 xl after an upgrade to windows 10?
i have been using this lumia 640XL for 3 years and it is the best phone ive ever used but there it has some problem about the software...
I am using Lumia 640xl for one year and couple of months. I really want to update to Windows 10 , because a lot of the app are not working anymore like Facebook messenger, Skype also Instagram it is crushing etc.. I don't have any problem with the performance of the phone, just with the app..Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 and what is the best way to upgrade it. Thank you :)
The Lumia 640xl is a great phone.1. Excellent battery timing, 2. Big and bright display, 3. Smooth and smart OS, 4. Great cameras, 5. Great price, 6. Excellent build, 7. Very reliable for professional use. There you go,7 reasons to buy this phone
Kiwigirl, 03 May 2017This is the worst phone I have ever owned. It is big and heavy, the Apps are clunky and rarely... moreJoke of the day Camera 📷 is bad in 640XL😝 Camera is with Carl Zeiss 13MP I am using it since 2015 You must be high on weed It was amongst flagship mobiles from 2015 till mid 2016 that too at peanuts price as compared to Samsungs HTCs Sonys
Anonymous, 18 May 2017Does it supports LTE Reliance 4G (Not VoLTE)Nope. I dont find 4g anywhere in network settings..
Anonymous, 24 May 2017Don't know what's your problem, but Microsoft rules. Have no problem with my Microsoft Lumina,... moreI too have 640 xl. I upgraded it to win10 and it started misbehaving . Camera wont work properly, crashes once in every two times i open it. What are u using?