It's basically dead. If they can't even manage to support it while releasing Windows Phone 10, they'll never support it. After snubbing their own users on the upgrade from Windows Phone 7, promising never to do that again, and then doing it again anyway with Windows Phone 8 (many of which phones we have been told will now never be updated to 10), how can anyone trust them on mobile?
They can pretend it's just a "this year" thing, but it's not like they don't have the budget to support it if they chose to do so. It's a strategic choice to kill it, they just don't want to say so until they finish unloading their inventory on the gullible.
Its worth rut, now since 10 came with no better shots, its a shame to carry one nowadays. 318 still full of bugs, major when apps are updating, suddenly they vanish, u hav to recheck fr updates and its take hours for office word, powerpoint, excel only. Wake up MS
AnonD-544537, 02 Jun 2016I Trust Microsoft brand But Faced many issue Finally I sold my 640xl in just hardly in 5000 no... moreWindows phone is least popular very few percentage of people want to buy.Its quite obvious that you don't get good money as a return.
I Trust Microsoft brand But Faced many issue Finally I sold my 640xl in just hardly in 5000 no one person to take this mobile second hand the real price i brought this phone is 14500 but my hardwork money in go into trash.. in market window mobile os is die soon so be aware if you buy you will never get half money .... compare as android phone
dipankae, 01 Jun 2016I bougt lumia 640 xl last October but indifference attitude of Microsoft destroy win 10 pla... more640 & 640 XL performance was brilliant when it was on Windows 8.1 Denim update or (2nd update).It was much stable OS version.Windows 10 is good but not stable till date and lots of bugs in it and it will going to ruined all Lumia devices.
Gayya, 27 May 2016I've been using this phone for nearly an year. Very durable phone. Highly recommended. But can... moreI bougt lumia 640 xl last October but indifference attitude of Microsoft destroy win 10 platform. Despite downloading all updates shortage of apps and half rurunning of apps ccompelling me to sale this set but no customer.
gaurav big-G, 01 Jun 2016Yes I agree Microsoft left every room empty with Lumia 650.It will never ever compete with M... moreMicrosoft distroyed Nokia first and Now distroy itself.If we remember Nokia trying to Adopt Android platform with their Nokia X series at that time Microsoft forcefully dropped Nokia's ambitious projet. Nokia did the excellent product pakaging to promote "Nokia X series".How could I forget that day when Nokia launch it's X Series smartphone that day was not less than the Festival. All Nokia's priority stores looks beautiful they (bleed green)entire store with green baloon and their employees with green T-Shirt.I still get emotional to remember that exceptional moments.
AnonD-295876, 01 Jun 2016Finally I sold My Lumia 640 XL dual Sim.Actually I wanted to upgrade my phone but Microsoft di... moreYes I agree Microsoft left every room empty with Lumia 650.It will never ever compete with Moto G 4Plus and not even compete with its predicessor 640 & 640 XL.Last year these 640 series created lots of hope.And we think Microsoft is verky serious about its smartphone market.He drop Nokia branding.But finally fails.Whater the Windows phone market but it was completely Nokia effort.Nokia was never let down Windows phone.And Microsoft completely failure in making its brand more popular than the Nokia.Nokia know how to make perfect smartphone.The only mistake made by Nokia to adopt Windows platform if Nokia adopted Android platform no one will compete with Nokia. 650 series shows that Microsoft didn't know how to make smartphone
Finally I sold My Lumia 640 XL dual Sim.Actually I wanted to upgrade my phone but Microsoft didn't much serious about its smartphone and as succesor of 640 series they just drop Lumia 650 they haven't thnik before manufacturing this silly Smartphone nothing especial in it.Nobody interested in this disaster phone and not going to pay 15K for these crap look at the spec. SD 215 a lower end chipset.8 mp cam.2000 mAh battery.1 gb ram,5"hd display.I think its a big joke.Now I bought Moto G 4Plus under 15K what a spec. SD 617,5.5"Full HD display having 410 PPI,3000 mAh battery Quick charging support along with Turbo Charger in the box,16 Mp camera dual tone led flash and with Laser auto focus.Not ended here 3 gb Ram and 32 gb internal storege.OTG support. And last but not least all these spec. will going to support world's most popula Android OS and Moto will charge same 15K for all these.
AnonD-543728, 31 May 2016Should there any problem on installing windows 10 before any use of this device? Please answer... moreWindows 10 perfectly instead in Lumia 640 & 640 XL beyter to go with 640 XL dual sim LTE.
Should there any problem on installing windows 10 before any use of this device? Please answer it. I have decided to buy this device.
It us writing on the wall, after staff lay off n Finland and Redstone, it is imperative only business enterprise level models will be rarely made. Finnito no more surface or even Andriod no chance!
In Windows some apps are just great like calculator,people hub,email integration, callender apps....all these appa are unbeatable. IOS and Android not having such types of apps not even close to these apps.
Sometimes I have doubt "is GSM Arena is fake or Genuine" Reason whatever is the percentage of Lumia device users or (Windows lovers).One thing I always realized that and still realizing more than 80 percent are the happy and satisfied customers with of Lumia devices.On the other hand Android users always crying and are never ever happy with their devices.If this GSM Arena is a genuine platform for the smartphone users then why Microsoft is give up its mobile business why Microsoft may be shutting down its phone division for good.I am also using Windows phone and believe me I am too happy with my device.But now I am very disappointed to here that Microsoft's decision to close their mobile segment.
i saw that there r many idiots.who r giving reviews.my honest review is .....about this phone yukkk worst this phone has one quality its size like geomettry box n nothing inside this camera very poor op very poor campatibility zero .even there is no data cable with this phone n other cable is not get compatible.etc there r endless drawbacks itts yukk phone n iam sure its the end of microsoft even carbon is better then this yukkkkkkkkkkkkk thooo worst worsttttttttgphone ever
Don't buy Lumia devises at least for One Year.Microsoft evaluating its smartphone market.That why Surface series also in the hold.
I've been using this phone for nearly an year. Very durable phone. Highly recommended. But can't refrain from complaining about the OS and the apps. Windows 10 non insider as well as slow/fast insider has glitches. Because I tried both. Windows 10 OS isn't stable. So I'm using 8.1 (original OS version that comes to the phone). The good thing about 8.1 is that, 8.1 is stable. But the downside of it is, Microsoft has stopped developing 8.1 apps. Now they are fully concentrating on Windows 10 mobile apps. Ex - Instagram. The 8.1 version of Instagram still doesn't have DM and Video Update features and it doesn't show the full photo/article. You see only half of it. So you need to have 6tag app to see the whole picture/article. And only once/twice a year only that app gets updates. Facebook app is far behind compared to the IOS/Android version of Facebook. You see the same post twice and sometimes you can't put a like or even if you put a like, it has not been liked. The only good thing about windows phone is, it doesn't lag/freeze like Android/IOS phones and you have lot of options in the camera. You can take lot of professional photos. Light trails, background defocus photos etc. So unless you can grasp all these things don't buy this phone or any other windows phone.