Keeping their promise AT&T has just added the Lumia 640 XL to its list of offerings. The Windows phone-phablet has been available both online and in the carrier’s stores since yesterday priced at $0.99 on contract or $249.99 without long term commitment. Additionally, for those folks who don’t want to pay the Lumia 640 XL’s full retail price, the wireless carrier prepared a special installment plan offer starting as low as $8.34 monthly.
Lumia 640 XL Windows Phablet for AT&T
The biggest selling point of the Lumia 640 XL is definitely its monstrous 5.7-inch display. Though the screen size is really impressive, its parameters aren’t as eye-catching. Why? Well, the display features 720x1280p of screen resolution, which translates to rather poor 259 ppi of pixel density. Being a decent mid-range device, the Microsoft’s phablet is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chip paired with 1GB RAM and only 8GB of built-in storage, which thankfully may be expanded via microSD cards.
Going further, on the optics side the Lumia 640 XL offers its buyers a 13-megapixel main camera that should provide a nice quality of taken photos, additionally the rear camera is supported by a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, which in turn should delight all selfie fans. What’s more interesting the phablet also comes with support for 4G LTE Cat.4 connectivity and runs Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Moving on to the AT&T offer itself, the carrier sells the device at $249.99 with no long term commitments. However, all those of you who want to buy the phablet on a traditional 2-year contract may do so paying just $0.99. Furthermore, there’s also a third option prepared by the carrier for those of its subscribers who want to go the installment plan route. Then they get the handset for zero upfront. For instance, if you sign up for the AT&T Next 24 will need to pay off the device in 30 installments of $8.34 each, while taking advantage of Next 18 you will pay $10.42 or $12.50 for 20 months within Next 12.
Summing up, perhaps the Lumia 640 XL’s specs are far from high end phablets; however, in this price sector it’s hard to find a better equipped large handset. Besides Windows Phone platform is known for delivering smooth performance even while operating on low-end hardware.
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