Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: hands-on (Video)
Coming into MWC we didn’t exactly have high expectations for what sort of new Windows Phone hardware it might bring us, resigned to getting a largely Android spread. But there was still hope, and even without rumors of a big, sexy flagship, it started to look like Microsoft might still have some new handsets for us. Yesterday we saw the company accidentally confirm the existence of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL, and at Microsoft’s event overnight the two mid-range smartphones went official. We tracked down the pair in order to give them the hands-on treatment.
Even without that XL designation, the regular Lumia 640 is no mini-phone, measuring in at five inches; the 5.7-inch XL is unabashedly a phablet. And for mid-rangers these two manage to pack some decent hardware, maybe most notably in terms of their comparatively high-res cameras.
And more than just offering some affordable solidly-specced hardware, you’ll find a nice assortment of services connected to these new Lumia models, including a year of Office 365. Watch on to see just what to expect.