You could probably do way worse than the $80 unlocked Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

The signs are all there, and Windows Mobile’s odds of coming back from the dead practically match those of a Chicago Cubs World Series win. Oh, wait. Well, you get the point, but the fact of the matter is that a number of Lumia devices retain their relative desirability at the right prices.

Case in point, a $60 Microsoft Lumia 550. Or a sub-$400 Lumia 950 XL. And what faults could you possibly find a $299 AT&T Lumia 950? How about an $80 unlocked Microsoft Lumia 640 XL?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen looking for the perfect first-time smartphone user holiday gift, this 5.7-incher is cheaper than a one-year Apple Music subscription for just four more days over on Daily Steals. You can even choose your favorite color from a rich selection including black, orange, blue, and white, activate the phone on your preferred GSM carrier, and rest assured, you won’t be getting a refurb.

All units on sale are brand-new, shipping in official retail packaging, technically running Windows Phone 8.1 out the box, but eligible for immediate Windows 10 Mobile updates. The Lumia 640 XL is still sold for $150 unlocked by Microsoft, or $100 at e-tailers like Amazon, and its perfectly respectable spec sheet includes 13 and 5MP cameras, a generous removable 3,000 mAh battery, microSD support, and Snapdragon 400 processing power.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).