This is the bargain smartphone of our time. Two additions are essential, though. One. Get a 128GB microSD card and go to settings to have EVERYTHING use that card--apps, pictures, data, etc. Two. Go to the store and get the upgrade advisor so you can upgrade to Windows 10 (free). The W10 upgrade adds features and capabilities to the phone, even the camera. So $100 for the phone and $40 for the microSD card, and you have a 128GB smartphone with MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint included, plus OneDrive and OneNote...for $140. My wife just bought an iPhone 7 Plus 128GB from AT&T for $870. If I were eager to end our marriage, I could discuss the intelligence of that purchase with her. :-)
This W10 phone can run SonicWALL NetExtender and MS Remote Desktop. Get a Bluetooth keyboard from Amazon for $20 or less, and you have a mini-mini mobile workstation. With Netflix new downloadable movies and TV, you can download entertainment using wifi and watch on the airplane. The only drawback I've found to this phone is the same one that any Windows Phone has: limited 3rd party apps. I really miss the Chase Bank app and Net Analyzer to use on the job.
If you don't have a smart phone and want to try without a 2nd mortgage on your house to get one, or if you're just sick and tired of paying either criminally high prices for a smartphone or alternatively rip-off phone plan rates to pay even more for the phone when it's all done, this is a great way to go.
The phone is good except camera quality, it's not worth 13500 when I purchased 1 year back. Disappointed with cam, apart everything like battery back up is fine
Can anyone suggest if Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Supports Jio SIM with windows 10 Version
Disappointed with the front camera.
Phone is fine in resolution, OS and back camera. but front camera or image processing for 5 megapixel front camera is worse than 0.3 megapixel camera. I don't know is it a software issue or the hardware.
kjordan, 15 Nov 2016Does microsoft lumia 640 xl support otgNo. Its doesn't support otg.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2016The battery only charges to 69% ... The problem is (most likely) the battery itself. How t... moreIt is true for NiCD batteries in the past, but the Li batteries are working differently. You don't have to charge it up to 100% and the efficiency is the better at 80-87%.
Youn, 14 Oct 2016i have a 640xl running on windows 8.1 which is great but it only charges to 69% even if it spe... moreThe battery only charges to 69% ...
The problem is (most likely) the battery itself. How the battery was charged initial.
If the battery is not charged to 100% it will affect its behavior afterwards. Buy a new
battery. The brand "ONITE" are reasonably priced (my lumia 640 battery was $14 on
Amazon. (always good to have a spare battery, even if it only partially charges).
phone is good but sometimes restart automatically and speed is slow
vish, 11 Oct 2016Is mobile support to 4gYes. I am using 4g all the time
Suresh kolaventy, 14 Oct 2016How to use JIO sim in this phone Put jio sim......turn off other connection..turn on jio connection..
I upgrade to windows 10,all is fine,but i dont get msg notifications on my screen,why? Could someone help me.Thanks
I'ts not really your phone. I agree, on an interface level, Windows 10 phone is wonderful. I love live tiles. I love how apps are opened and closed. All icons on iPhone and Android look the same to me now, I hate iPhone's interface process and I never know if an app is closed in Android. Unfortunately, it seems some Microsoft developers are out of their minds. Crash, crash, crash. Microsoft Windows has always been associated with unexpected crashing, and I guess that legacy is just too hard for them to let go. Plus, think about this, who but the deranged, would code a Photos app where you were not allowed or able to change the file name of a photo - in the Photo app!? Yes, I'm sure there is a reason, but no, Microsoft, it is NOT a good one, no matter what it is.
I can't install any free call app. Bec its too heavy or I can't find it in the store except viber and Skype.
Krish.Sathya, 25 Oct 2016i was been using the updated win 10 version on my lumia 640 xl dual for 3 months and finally f... moreI faced behavior like that when being a member of MS Insider programm. After resetting the device to Windows Phone 8 and an update to Windows 10 Mobile official release, everything works like a charm.
i was been using the updated win 10 version on my lumia 640 xl dual for 3 months and finally faced lots of issues on most of all apps , overall phone is slow with malfunction .
now after getting back to win 8.1 , i feel its fast good and light less featured with no bugs .
i see this handset hardware is not efficient to handle win10