In Pictures: Lumia 640 Vs Lumia 640 XL

The Microsoft Lumia 640 siblings arrived at ITB over the last couple of days, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both devices are well built but the size and vibrancy of the XL edition really stands out. Both devices however are still a far cry from the rock solid uni-body Lumia’s from Nokia, none the less though both are very pleasing.

There is not a lot to separate the pair, the main difference of course being the screen but lets take a look at the specs first, then onto the pictures.

Lumia 640/XL

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (ClearBlack display)
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1MP Secondary
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, 5MP Secondary
  • 3000 mAh battery

So you can see they are pretty evenly matched, it really just comes down to screen size and optics. So that’s all the boring bits out of the way, lets take a look.

The all important box, same same but different

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What’s in the box, it’s spartan but sufficient

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How do they stack up

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Microsoft branding adorns the front top bezel

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The controls, neither have a camera button

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Straight to the top, similar 3.5mm jack ports

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The booty, both have a small mic on the bezel, and a microUSB for charging/data

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Optics, the XL has a 13MP ZEISS sensor, the 640 an 8MP non ZEISS sensor

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Initial thoughts

Lumia 640

Having not spent too much time with either device as yet, my initial thoughts are purely on their aesthetics and feel. So far the early leader for me is the Lumia 640 XL, the size, the feel of the matt finish is much more pleasing in the hand than the 640.

I’d like to know your thoughts, have you used either yet, let me know in the comments below.

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