One best option to the Phablet and camera lovers!
The Microsoft Lumia XL comes with the Phablet size smartphone with a price tag of 15,799 INR. The 3000mAh battery life and 13-MP Zeiss camera adds big impact. Let’s check out if it’s really worth to buy.
Build and Design:
The Microsoft Lumiac640 XL comes with phablet size body with solid built quality. The plastic used on the back is of very good quality. The design of the smartphone is same as like the Lumia 640.
On the front face, tiny Microsoft has written on the top beside the front camera and above the screen. The capacitive buttons are on the display. The screen response was amazing, but the buttons given in the screen disappears after sometimes also we find it difficult to toggle between the options button and the navigation keys.
The volume rocker keys are on the right side along with the power button. The 3.5mm audio jack is at the top while the microUSB is at the bottom.
The rear panel has slightly bumped up Zeiss pure view camera, there is LED flash above it and mic at the right side. Again, there is Microsoft has written at the back with the logo.
The smartphone comes with 5.7-inch IPS LCD display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has 1280×720 pixel resolution with 259 ppi. It gives a perfect colour reproduction and good viewing angles. The screen is also visible in the sunlight. The tile display is an amazing feature in Lumia and like it.
Hardware and Software:
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz also it has Adreno 305 GPU for graphics. It has 1GB of RAM with 8GB inbuilt storage. The user only gets 3GB free memory out of the 8GB which is pretty less, but the memory can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD. All the apps can be stored in the microSD card.
The device shows amazing performance and don’t show any type of lag in it. We ran several apps simultaneously and multitasking works well.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL runs on Windows 8.1 with Lumia Denim Update. The settings are slightly different from the other low price Lumia device. The company has announced that it will receive Windows 10 Update soon on the phone, so it’s a great factor.
The smartphone comes with lots of preloaded apps like Lumia Camera, Lumia Creative Studio, Lumia Moments, Lumia Storyteller, Lumia Selfie and Beamer. Other apps we get pre-installed are Facebook, Foodpanda, MobiKwik, WeChat, BookmyShow etc. All these apps can be uninstalled.
The 13MP Zeiss Pure View camera is the key feature of the device which took really amazing shots in daylight as well in the low light mode. The LED flash at the back works perfectly with the camera.
The front facing has a 5MP camera for selfies and video calls. It also works fine and takes good photos. The colour productivity was nice and has really good details. Also the smartphone comes with lots of Lumia apps that help camera to work better.
The touchscreen performs well and we didn’t face any issue. The processor works fine and don’t show any type of lag. Although Windows lack in apps and games like android, but it works decently with the limited apps. High end games like Asphalt 8 and Brother-in-Arms works fine.
The benchmark test scores are descent but it can’t be matched to the android. It scores 10794 in Antutu benchmark. (Antutu score of Windows and Android are different coz of different platform).
The sound quality of the smartphone is pretty good and the earphone given also works fine. But if you are music enthusiast, you need a better earphone. The call quality is good and we didn’t find any call drop in our test.
The biggest advantage of the Lumia is its battery life and lasted for a full day with heavy usage. The huge 3000mAh battery gives it boost to last for almost 2 days with moderate use.
In our way the phone is amazing in terms of battery and camera but lacks in terms of apps, customisation and UI. If you are Windows fan and loves Lumia you can go for it. But in overall the price tag 15,799 INR is good for such specs.