Microsoft Lumia 640 review: Outgrowing the mold

18 May 2015
Low-end Lumias dominate the Windows Phone market but aren't prestigious. To fix this, Microsoft crafted the Lumia 640 Trojan horse - a capable mid-ranger hiding behind an undeservedly low model number. It comes with pick-and-choose LTE...

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  • Bharath Bhushan Hyd

Used Microsoft 640 LTE for many days almost 3yrs. I am happy with this phone. It is highly secured phone. No body can access your phone because they cant understand Miocrosoft Operating system so easily as android. Useless apps you will not get in stores. Only paid apps u will get with good security.

  • instig8

Thank you

  • AnonD-713480

Used this phone for a long time now , never had a problem performs really well, The only negative is that windows will soon no longer support what is in my opinion a very good phone, It is a pity because nokia who built the phone are known for quality. Some of the apps are designed for more modern phones shame that microsoft are giving up on their phones,'' now i will have to buy some other make, This phone sync's well with my laptop.. All i can say is this could have been even better if they had made just a few improvements to their lumia range...

  • Anonymous

AnonD-194155, 16 Oct 2016try reset the battery to zero. 1. drain your battery by using ... morethankyou sir

  • MB88

Used to be a very nice phone...
2 years later: crippled by poorly validated OS & SW changes, and a deserted ecosystem

Still very happy with the screen and battery life in particular, but minor hindrances adding up over time to become major turn-off e.g.:
- taking an HDR picture hangs the camera app since an app update ~9 months ago
- Bluetooth headphones connection fails every ~5 times since last OS update, has to be manually restored
- can't sync music anymore with Win 7 by USB since last OS update

Basically, now every OS or app update feels like a function-threatening gamble, except that you can't really opt-out or roll back.

  • exec

SteveG, 10 Mar 2016The Lumia 640 does NOT have NFC function! Also, the USB-cable is... more640 LTE version have NFC chip on the back cover.

  • AnonD-194155

AnonD-57513, 29 Jul 2016i recently updated to w 10 but my mobile was charging upto 80% c... moretry reset the battery to zero.
1. drain your battery by using the cell phone till it shut down
2. press power on and try to let cellphone turn on with battery low untill it can't shown the welcome logo. (this way will completely drain out the battery)
3. take out your battery and wait 50s then put it back
4. plug in the charger and let is start to charge(don't use the phone while charging) and wait it charges to 100%
5. when the phone is fully charged. plug out the charger for 1m and plug back in to make sure the phone is really fully charged.
6. the battery reset have done. hope to solve your problem

  • AnonD-194155

why? it works perfect for me^^

  • Dilsath

How to stop navigator bar

  • AnonD-200426

AnonD-472089, 01 Sep 2016Yes its availableIt's available, but I wouldn't recommend installing it...

  • AnonD-472089

idk, 16 May 2016is there windows 10 on the 640 LTEYes its available

  • Anonymous

A pretty, nippy and reliable phone with great battery life and a nice screen. The Windows Interface is great, once you get used to it, as all you need ist just a touch away on the front screen. Cortana is buggy, though and does not work properly on my phone (German language). Sadly, switching back to Android because of App issues - the apps I am used to, like navigation, DB Navigator, Amazon, eBay just lack the functionality of their Android counterparts.

  • Powered_by_pies

God-awful phone, unintuitive UI, no apps of any interest - the fact that Amazon, biggest online retailer in the world, has just stopped supporting the windows mobile app says it all! Phone lags terribly and the pitiful amount of ram struggles with any html-based web pages. Apps crash and close without warning and then there's the 'colour changing screen' bug which shows just how poor the software is. Nice looking phone maybe, but it has nothing under the hood to worry other manufacturers. Cant wait to get a 2016 J5 from Samsung and banish this p.o.s to the bottom of the draw where it belongs!

  • Anonymous

I like the phone easy to read fast wifi but you are limited on apps.i have to carry two phones in order to get the apps I need for work

  • rohit

Whats the camera performance in low light ... also which is the best phone in this price range if youre only converned with the display and best possinle camera ... thanks

  • rohit

Whats the camera performance in low light ... also which is the best phone in this price range if youre only converned with the display and best possinle camera ... thanks

  • AnonD-57513

i recently updated to w 10 but my mobile was charging upto 80% can any one solve it i rebooted it too

  • idk

is there windows 10 on the 640 LTE

  • AnonD-531976

Great phone overall. I didn't like the fact that there was no camera button on the side like the Lumia 830. Not sure why they took that away but the pictures aren't nearly as nice as they could be. The have the bottom bar disappearing now which is also annoying. I've tried to lock the bar but it keeps disappearing anyway. I wish Microsoft would listen to people.

  • Raj Khan

One Of The Best Budget Phone Which I'm Using............ Best Display, Best Battery, Best Design, Very Good Front Camera......... I Don't Know Y Microsoft Stop This Beautiful Phone In Just 8 Month.