The upcoming Microsoft Lumia 650 isn’t shaping up to be a major upgrade over the 640, with the same exact display likely in tow, a Snapdragon 210 processor replacing the old but respectable 400, considerably improved 5MP front-facing camera and, believe it or not, a smaller battery.
Still, an overall design and build quality amelioration is probably in the works, so discounting the aging Lumia 640 feels like the smart call. As long as you don’t mind activating the Windows Phone 8.1-running 5-incher on an AT&T GoPhone prepaid plan, the handheld can be yours in exchange for an incredibly low $30.
The all-time low price is good both on and offline at Best Buy, whereas Walmart charges $32 or so for the same exact LTE-enabled Lumia 640 configuration in its nationwide physical stores. Meanwhile, Redmond continues to ask $60 for its part, technically prohibiting you from taking the phone to a different carrier, but ultimately cracking (if you’re persistent enough) when it comes to T-Mobile.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 is obviously Windows 10 Mobile-ready, although we’re still unsure when might the over-the-air software promotion take place. You get 8GB native storage space, microSD support for up to 128 gigs more, 1GB RAM, 8 and 1MP cams, and a 2,500 mAh juicer rated for up to 18 hours in continuous 3G talk time.
All in all, that’s a stellar list of features for a measly $30, which is why you should hurry and never take these deals for granted.