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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM Coming Soon

Microsoft-Lumia-640-XL
Written by Sandeep Likhar

Microsoft’s first budget Windows powered phablet Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is likely to be available in four variants: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, a single SIM 3G variant; Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE, which is a single SIM LTE variant; Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM, a dual-SIM 3G variant, and the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM, a dual-SIM LTE variant.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE  is a Windows Phone 8.1 phone with 5.7-inch 720p HD IPS LCD screen; 8MP main camera; 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera; 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400; Large removable 3,000mAh battery with wireless charging; microSD memory expansion up to 128GB; Microsoft Office preinstalled; Upgradable to Windows 10.

KEY FEATURES

  • Display-5.70-inch
  • Processor-1.2GHz
  • Front Camera- 5-megapixel
  • Resolution- 720×1280 pixels
  • RAM- 1GB
  • OS- Windows Phone 8.1
  • Storage-8GB
  • Rear Camera-13-megapixel
  • Battery capacity-3120mAh

SOME BENEFITS WHICH MICROSOFT AVAIL TO USERS

  • Free online storage

Back up your photos and access them on-the-go with up to 30 GB of free OneDrive space.

  • Office on your phone

Edit, share, and collaborate from anywhere with a beautiful 5.7″ (14.48 cm) HD screen.

  • Work your way

Buy a new Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM and a 12 month Office 365 Personal subscription is included.

  • Do more of what you love

Stay connected with Skype, work from anywhere with Office, and keep track of your ideas with OneNote. Balancing work and play is easy when everything you need is on your phone. Get a Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM and use Microsoft services to achieve more.

  • The best moments in life

From snapping a quick picture on holiday to calling home with Skype, the Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM helps you turn inspiring experiences into precious memories. Enjoy high-quality, wide-angle Skype calls with the 5 MP front-facing camera and take stunning photographs with the 13 MP main camera.

  • Powerful ideas

You never know when you’ll think of something amazing. And with an extra-large battery, you won’t be looking around for an outlet when you’re ready to act on your next great idea. Turning inspiration into action is easy when you have a 3000 mAh battery and a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor.

  • Afterwork apps

Enjoy your free-time with apps like TripAdvisor, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Flipboard. Restaurant reviews and the latest news articles are always just a few taps away. And with a 5.7″ (14.48 cm) HD display, the things you love about your afterwork apps are bigger and better than ever before.

  • A little goes a long way

It’s the small things in life that make a big difference. From the convenience of Action Center to the magic of Live Tiles, the simplicity of Windows Phone makes everyday tasks easier so you can focus on doing what you love.

  • Room for two

Optimizing your calls is easy with the Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM. Simply pick the best SIM card for each of your contacts and enable call waiting or call forwarding between SIM cards.

Full Specification

Operating System

  • Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim

Size & weight

  • Height: 157.9 mm
  • Width: 81.5 mm
  • Thickness: 9 mm
  • Weight: 171 g

Display

  • Display size: 5.7 ”
  • Display resolution: HD720 (1280 x 720)
  • Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
  • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
  • Pixel density: 259 ppi
  • Display features: Orientation sensor, Low power mode, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle
  • Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch

Memory

  • Mass memory: 8 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Maximum memory card size: 128 GB
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
  • Free cloud storage up to: 30 GB
  • User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card

Battery

  • Replaceable battery: Yes
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
  • Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 37 days
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 30.3 h
  • Maximum talk time (3G): 24 h
  • Maximum music playback time: 98 h
  • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 14.2 h
  • Maximum video playback time: 10.7 h

Design

  • Design details: Exchangeable back cover
  • Other user interface features: Double-tap to wake, Glance screen, Tactile feedback, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands, Word flow keyboard

Keys and Input Methods

  • User Input: Touch
  • Operating keys: Volume keys, Power/Lock key, UI keys (back, start, search)

Sensors

  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, SensorCore

Processor

  • CPU name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Number of cores: Quad core
  • Clock rate: 1200 MHz

Connectivity

  • SIM card type: Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, Message Access Profile (MAP)
  • NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging
  • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Other wireless connectivity: DLNA, Screen projection

Local sharing

  • Peer-to-peer sharing: Lumia Beamer, Lumia Storyteller, Play To DLNA app

Cellular connectivity

  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
  • WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
  • LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700 MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz)
  • TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz)
  • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
  • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)

Maps and navigation

GPS and navigation

  • Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning
  • Maps: Free maps, Offline maps, Online and offline favourites, Pin places to Start screen, Real-time traffic information, Turn-by-turn walk directions, Venue maps – shopping and transport centers
  • Drive: Favorite destinations, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Live traffic information, Speed limit warnings

Navigation apps

  • HERE Drive+
  • HERE Maps
  • HERE Transit

Camera

Main camera

  • Main camera: 13.0 MP
  • Main camera focus type: Auto focus
  • Camera digital zoom: 4 x
  • Camera optics: ZEISS optics
  • Sensor size: 1/3 inch
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.0
  • Camera focal length: 28 mm
  • Flash type: LED flash
  • Camera features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, Dynamic flash, Rich capture
  • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm

Front-facing camera

  • Front camera: Full HD 5MP wide angle
  • Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
  • Front camera features: Focal length 24 mm, Still image capture, Video call, Video recording
  • Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)

Video recording

  • Main camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
  • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
  • Camera video zoom: 4 x
  • Video recording features: Video zoom, Continuous autofocus, Video light
  • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Imaging apps

  • Lumia Camera
  • Lumia Refocus
  • Lumia Selfie
  • Lumia Moments

Video and Audio

Audio

  • Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
  • Audio recording features: Mono
  • Audio playback features: Audio Streaming, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Graphical equalizer, Media Player, Music Player, Podcasts, Virtual surround
  • Radio features7: Internet Radio, FM Radio

Video playback

  • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
  • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video
  • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download

Music apps

  • MixRadio

Device security

Device security

  • General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN
  • Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement
  • Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
  • Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal

Environmental features

Environment

  • Materials: Free of PVC, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR
  • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified, Containing up to 20% recycled materials
  • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature, Energy efficient charger
  • Product recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
  • Eco content and services: Available at Store, HERE Drive: route optimization, HERE Maps: pedestrian navigation, HERE Transit: public transportation
  • User guide: In-device user guide, full on our websites, Small printed guide

Accessibility

Accessibility features

  • Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support
  • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen magnification
  • Physical skills: Voice commands, Customizable home screen, Speakerphone, Speed dial, Voice recognition

Other services and features

Tools and productivity

  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Alarm clock with ringtones, Family Room, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, Notifications
  • Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Office apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote
  • Back-up and restore your data: Yes
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps
  • Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune

Call management

  • Call types: Conference call, HD Voice call, Skype video call
  • Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail
  • Noise cancellation: Yes
  • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook

Other Applications

  • Game features: Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub, DirectX 11

Email

  • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes

Messaging features

  • Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader

Browser

  • Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 11

LetsDnD Opinion for Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim Phone

Mid-range handsets seem to be getting huge in size and the Lumia 640 XL is definitely one of the biggest. Measuring 157.9 x 81.5 x 9mm, weighs 171g. It’s available in five color options; Microsoft phones are known for their vibrant colors so phone colors are white gloss, white matt, cyan, orange and black.

Keeping eye on its size, the 640 XL is comfortable to hold and doesn’t feel chunky at all. The overall design of the phone is minimalistic with the body of the phone made from a smooth tough plastic. Gentle curves rise on the rear of the cover to house the camera unit and 3.5mm audio jack, while a small incision has been made for the rear loud speaker.

Its Only Microsoft’s name, brand and logo associated with it which may or may not help Microsoft that we cannot say.

The face of the phone is typically Nokia Lumia, all black with three familiar touch keys, search, Windows Home and Back all positioned at the base of the screen. Corners of this new phone are better rounded than the older models.

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the phone’s 1280 x 720 resolution IPS LCD screen from accidents, which is good to see on a low-end device. The plastic back cover is removable and inside you’ll find a large replaceable 3,000mAh capacity battery, which should give you about two days of regular use or a stated 37 days of standby. There’s also a microSD expansion slot for up to 128GB of additional storage in case the phone’s built-in 8GB memory isn’t quite enough.

Icons are sharp on the phone and the touch screen is highly responsive. Being packaged with the Lumia Denim update, the 640 XL has some tidy features out of the box including one-swipe action centre and Word Flow. Word Flow is like the Android swipe to type keyboard function. You just trail your finger over the keyboard to spell the word. It’s a quick solution and works well on the large 640 XL screen.

Microsoft’s core Office apps; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote are pre-installed on the 640 XL, which is great for productivity. Additionally, the phone comes with a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal with one terabyte of cloud storage and 60 minutes of Skype calling per month.

We are expecting to see the Windows 10 update come to the 640 XL which should improve its feature set further.

A 13-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics on the rear and 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing cameras take care of image and video capturing needs. It’s a decent deal if you are looking for a mid-range handset.

One thing that does set this camera apart from the pack is that the Lumia Camera app has manual controls as standard, which is a great plus point for people who want to get more out of their mobile photography. It has high shutter speed and ISO control.

Powering the Lumia 640 XL is a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset, with 1GB RAM, which makes for swift switching between applications. Although gaming options in the Lumia store are somewhat limited.

We are looking forward for its customer reviews and experiences as the Microsoft devices are well known for its build quality and unique Microsoft apps and it featured and packaged with Microsoft’s very own OS Windows Phone 8.1 and many more…

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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