Microsoft has launched its Lumia 640 XL and 640 smartphones in India. Both handsets were showcased at Mobile World Congress event 2015 in Barcelona. Priced at Rs. 15,799, the Lumia 640 XL can be grabbed from both offline and online channels in the country while Lumia 640 carries a price tag of Rs. 11,999 and is exclusively available through e-commerce retailer Flipkart.com. In this post, we have pitted these two handsets against the Lumia 730 phone which was released in India back in 2014. If you are confused about which handset to buy, check out this post to find out how Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Lumia 640 vs Lumia 730 compare with each other in specifications, features and price.
Specifications & Features Comparison: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Lumia 640 vs Lumia 730
|Device/Features||Microsoft Lumia 640XL||Microsoft Lumia 640||Microsoft Lumia 730|
|Price||Rs. 15,799||Rs. 11,999||Rs. 13, 211|
|Display||5.7 inch HD IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5 inch IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||4.7 inch HD OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels – 259 ppi||1280 x 720 pixels – 294 ppi||1280 x 720 – 316 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 305||Adreno 305|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Memory||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB|
|MicroSD||Yes – up to 128 GB||Yes – up to 128 GB||Yes – up to 128 GB|
|Battery||3000 mAh||2500 mAh||2200 mAh|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, Auto Focus, LED flash, ZEISS optics, Lumia Camera||8 MP Auto Focus, LED Flash, Lumia Camera||6.7 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash, ZEISS optics|
|Front Camera||5 MP wide angle||0.9 MP wide angle||5 MP wide angle|
|Dimensions & Weight||157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm, 171 grams||141.3 x 72.2 x 8.85 mm, 144 grams||134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm, 130 grams|
|OS||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim|
All the three handsets are powered by same processor. There is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with Adreno 305 GPU which powers all these devices.
Again in this department, the Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640 and Lumia 720 have a tie since they run Windows Phone 8.1 operating system with Lumia Denim.
This is one of the departments where the handsets differ. The Lumia 730 features a 4.7 inch HD OLED display, Lumia 640 packs a 5 inch IPS LCD display while 640 XL comes equipped with largest 5.7 inch HD IPS LCD display. Screen resolution of these phones is 1280 x 720 pixel and they also come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
RAM & ROM
All three Lumia phones again house 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of inbuilt memory which is further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.
The Lumia 640 XL sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with ZEISS optics and Lumia Camera, Lumia 640 comes with an 8 mega pixel primary camera and a 0.9 mega pixel front facing camera. The Lumia 730 features a 6.7 mega pixel rear camera with ZEISS optics and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.
Lumia 640 XL packs the largest 3000 mAh battery followed by Lumia 640 with 2500 mAh battery and Lumia 730 with 2200 mAh battery.
Dimensions & Weight
Lumia 730 is sleekest and lightest with 8.7 mm thickness and 130 grams weight. Lumia 640 measures 8.85 mm in thckness and weighs 144 grams and Lumia 640 XL measures 9 mm in thickness and weighs 171 grams.
Lumia 640 carries the lowest price tag of Rs. 11,99 and is difficult to grab since it is available exclusively through Flipkart.com. The Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 are priced at Rs. 15,799 and Rs. 13,211 respectively.
All the three devices pack mighty configuration. Lumia 640 is available at lower price of Rs. 11,999 yet it disappoints in front camera criterion. The Lumia 730 lags behind other two handsets in display size and rear camera department. The Lumia 640 XL thus, looks like a value for money device which does not fail to impress us on any front.
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