Two years ago, Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 XL dual smartphone. Having a budget friendly price tag, crystal clear display and great shooters, the device still manages to draw the attention of the cost conscious consumers in 2017. In this article, you will find the detailed review of the device.
640 XL Dual Review: Design
Similar to the smaller Lumia 640, the Lumia 640 XL comes with an outstanding build quality. The combination of orange color and cyan shades make the device look stunning. The rounded corners and angular sides make it much easier to hold. However, being relatively thicker, the phone is a bit difficult to grab with one hand.
640 XL Dual Review: Display
The massive 5.7-inch display supports 720p resolution. It is not as sharp as the display of Lumia 640. But from a normal distance, you will not be able to realize the lack of sharpness. And it produces absolutely stunning colors with a high accuracy. The contrast levels are great. The viewing angles are much wider than its counterpart. Due to the larger size, it is really handy for editing office documents and surfing online.
640 XL Dual Review: Camera
The 13-MP primary camera delighted us with its outstanding capability of producing super sharp images. We haven’t found any blurry edge in the shots. The shadows tend to be a bit darker than usual. But on the bright side, the shooter can capture plenty of details. Its performance in the low light condition is pretty decent. However, the LED flash begins to lose its efficiency after 5 feet.
640 XL Dual Review: Performance
The Lumia 640 XL is definitely not the most powerful smartphone on the market. However, the Snapdragon 400 processor and 1 GB RAM is capable enough to run entry-level games, like Asphalt 8 and Angry Birds Star Wars, smoothly. With respect to daily usage, the device performs at a lightning pace. In the AnTuTu benchmark test, it scores 12009 points, which is higher than Lumia 640 LTE (11666 points).
640 XL Dual Review: Battery
We are very impressed with the performance of the 3,000 mAh battery. If you use the phone moderately, like making few phone calls, surfing online for an hour and play games for 30 minutes, it will definitely last a day. However, if you are not a power user, it can make up to two days. Overall, it is a very powerful battery. The 75 hour endurance rating in GSMArena’s battery test says it all.
640 XL Dual Review: The Verdict
Yes, the 640 XL Dual has some issues. But considering the snappy performance, great shooting ability, long lasting battery life and cheaper price tag, it is a perfect smartphone for the cost effective tech lovers.
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