Introduced few months ago at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Microsoft Lumia 640 has just joined the T-Mobile’s Windows smartphones portfolio. T-Mobile is the second US carrier to offer the Lumia 640 after the Cricket’s launch last month. Priced at $130 off-contract the device seems to be a perfect option for all those of us looking for a budget smartphone featuring decent hardware and support for 4G LTE connectivity.
Lumia 640 4G LTE Windows Phone for T-Mobile
Hailed to be one of the best handsets available in this price level the Lumia 640 houses a bunch of respectable specs. Starting from its screen panel, the phone sports a 5-inch LCD display with 720x1280p of screen resolution that translates to rather low pixel density of 294 ppi. When it comes to its processing capabilities, the phone comes powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of native storage that can be expanded thanks to microSD card slot accepting cards up to 128GB. In addition, there’s also a 2,500 mAh battery that generates energy keeping the phone alive.
On the optic side, the Lumia 640 offers its users a tandem of 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1-megapixel front-facing unit. Perhaps optic parameters aren’t the handset’s strongest point, but the fact that it features 4G LTE connectivity surely helps the phone to stand out of the crowd of other entry-level offerings.
Right now, the phone is available in T-Mobile’s online store. It may be yours for just $129.84 without contract, or if you don’t want to pay its full retail price, you can put your hands on it for nothing upfront paying it off in 24 installments of $5.41 each.
The new low cost Microsoft offer is undoubtedly a clever attempt to tempt T-Mobile customers using Android cheap phones to switch to Windows OS platform. Will the Lumia 640 and its bigger sibling, the Lumia 640 XL help Windows Phone platform win reach similar to those gained by Android?
more info: T-Mobile