Microsoft Lumia 640 XL dual SIM: Beginner Phablet in the practice test

Test conclusion: what you should know

The Lumia 640 XL is aimed at all those who want to have it like something bigger and still pay attention to the money. The 640 XL has a good screen with crunchy black level. The resolution is still okay, fonts are represented in quite large. The camera takes good pictures in daylight. The LTE version (Lumia 640 XL LTE dual SIM) costs extra but worth for many surfers, that mobile are much. Best price on the Internet: 99,90 euro * this product at Amazon order Pro of good, large screen stable processing upper shell and battery replace ordinary photos during daylight hours dual SIM memory card slot ready for external Bluetooth keyboards contra no LTE from scarce storage of wide display frame plant photos in low light, moderately satisfactory assessment of editorial users rating (out of 2 reviews) Microsoft has upgraded the Lumia 630: the Lumia 640 in the XL version comes with bigger and clearer screen , double memory, improved primary camera with Flash and a front-facing camera for the first time. Meanwhile, the Phalbet is plus-format in the trade in the iphone 6. Our site shows whether is worth the purchase of the Lumia Phablets.

Nokia Lumia 640 XL: design

The Phablet variant Lumia 640 XL dual SIM is identical in terms of design with its predecessor. Lumia-typically the Lumia is packed in a square-edged enclosure with replaceable plastic fascia 640 XL dual SIM. Due to the size (15, 8 x 8, 2 x 0, 9 centimeters) is limited with a hand operated volume rocker switch can and the device but well. The feel is good, not least because of the hard edges, thanks to which the device certainly lies in the hand. The matte Kunsttoffrückseite felt good and non-slip and prevented even greasy fingerprints on the device.

Lumia 640 XL: photos and impressions

Nokia Lumia 640 XL: display

The Lumia 640 features a 5-inch display, the XL version is 0.7 inches taller so 5.7 inch,. Like most devices under 250 euros, the Lumia Phablet ppi offers a HD resolution 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 259. That is up to date. It is legible even in direct light font and image elements. Hats off! Because in this price range a high-quality and high-contrast display is not among the standard. Gorilla glass 3 Corning protects the screen from scratches and bumps.

Speed & operation

At Lumia 640 XL dual SIM works a Snapdragon 400 by Qualcomm, its 4 computing cores each 1.2 gigahertz (ghz) bars. In conjunction with 1 gigabyte memory convinced the Phablet with a fluid operation. Both apps are quickly opened and several active applications the operation of Lumia went 640 XL dual SIM liquid. The processor performance should be enough even for a light-hearted game for angry birds.

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The Lumia compete against the iphone 6 plus 640 XL. It offers among other things a camera with Carl Zeiss Optics. The test shows strengths and weaknesses. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Dual-SIM-Phablet in the test

Nokia Lumia 640 XL: camera

The XL version offers slightly more display area in particular a significantly better camera: back a 13-megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss lens are fitted, front a 5 mega pixel camera with wide angle lens the front camera of the standard version Lumia 640 offers only 1 megapixel. The pictures of the rear lens showed a slightly colors pale a good contrast, but at least that however only, if the lighting conditions agreed. The Phablet with a sufficient result section in the Visual test during daylight hours (Note: 3.55). At dusk, noise was noticeable, so many fine details disappeared and the test pictures nearly as black and white photos (Note: 4.3) worked. The built-in LED flash to remedy here, helped in the practice test but limited (Note: 4.2). When the scanning of moving objects, the camera delivered satisfactory results (Note 2.8). Special feature: The Lumia 640 XL dual SIM offers as the top models Lumia 830 and 930 Lumia, currently only the new version of Lumia camera app. Using the application you get subsequently more out of images.


Want you transfer data from the device to the PC, the wired 10.23 megabits per second data transfer runs very slowly. But also vice versa, for example, music to the Lumia 640 XL dual SIM to move, sneaks the unit formally with a speed of 2.0 megabytes per second. Here it is: patience, practice! Also on board: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), NFC and Bluetooth 4.0


The battery of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL dual SIM measures proud 3,000 milliampere hours (mah) and can be changed. The predecessor of Lumia 630 an about half as large 1,830 mah battery is used, however, the battery of the Lumia Phablets fired also a larger display.

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At the internal memory has done nothing compared to its predecessor, the device is offers 8 gigabytes of which use is effectively about 3.3. The low disk space can be but extended via microsd card to up to 128 gigabytes. Low storage volume at a Windows phone device is already tend to be less relevant than for smartphones with Android and ios operating systems. The Lumia 640 XL dual SIM can be namely apps directly on the memory card install exceptions: map data as well as some few applications like whatsapp).

Windows phone 8.1 update 2

The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are dual SIM the first mobile phones with the new Windows phone version 8.1 update 2: it can be used Bluetooth keyboards for the first time. And because each new cell phones a year free setting with Office 365, the Smartphone to the mini notebook to be Microsoft to work mainly for the 640 XL that is a fine thing because of the large display. When using a keyboard is however to note that the device does not support both special keys and arrow keys to navigate. In addition to the keyboard support, latest update offers a better overview of the system settings and options can be connected to the home stapling.

Bildplus and Office 365 as bonus

Who sets to a 640 Lumia, receives three months access to bildplus, the paid additional offer of image, and saves to 14.97 euros. In addition there are a one-year free subscription of mobile office software Office 365 staff together with 1 terabyte storage to the cloud service onedrive and 60 free minutes per month until end of June Skype unlimited world value: 69 euro.

Fitness & health

In terms of fitness the Lumia offers 640 XL factory the fitbit app as well as health & fitness, which you count your steps taken, or training and nutrition tips to look up the application. For the musical backdrop while exercising, you need headphones, but not provided with Microsoft. Convinced the sound quality if you use good headphones.

Dual-SIM, also with LTE

As the name suggests, it is the XL version a dual-SIM device. So you place in the Lumia dual SIM equal to two SIM cards 640 XL. The long-awaited version with LTE, the tongue-twister Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE dual SIM, is available now in Germany. The combination of LTE and dual-SIM is a innovative new smartphone models and is rarely to be found in the competition. Since LTE is included now in the most contract rates, as well as at many discounters contracts in the O2 and E-plus network, should users interested in the new version.

Alternative: Nokia Lumia 1320

Who requires LTE, on a second SIM card slot do without and would like to raise about 30 euros for a Smartphone (as of 8 April 2015: 189,95 EUR), should take a look at the Nokia Lumia 1320. The device however, offers a slightly larger display area, with 6 inches with 1280 x 720 pixels no higher resolution. Also the extremely long battery life of interchangeable 3,400 mah rechargeable batteries approximately 18 hours about twice as much as the iphone 5S speaks for the Nokia Lumia 1320. Smears but when the processor must make its two computing cores Potter with a clocking of 1.7 gigahertz. To take a picture, you use a 5-megapixel camera, which received a moderate note in the COMPUTER screen Visual test. As the Lumia shines 640 XL dual SIM the device when sport shooting the Nokia Lumia 1320 resulted in the test better than many top Smartphone.