Windows Phone – Review Tech http://reviewtech.info Best Product Reviews Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:13:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL – A Budget Friendly Phablet http://reviewtech.info/microsoft-lumia-640-xl-a-budget-friendly-phablet/ http://reviewtech.info/microsoft-lumia-640-xl-a-budget-friendly-phablet/#respond Sat, 02 May 2015 21:44:53 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=694 Today I will show you the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. It is budget friendly, simple design, and impressing specs for a budget friendly device. Let’s take a closer look. Design The design is familiar to anyone who used or even seen a Lumia device before. The front is a perfectly flat piece of Corning Gorilla ...

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Today I will show you the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. It is budget friendly, simple design, and impressing specs for a budget friendly device. Let’s take a closer look.

Design

The design is familiar to anyone who used or even seen a Lumia device before. The front is a perfectly flat piece of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the rear a removable plastic shell. My favorite is the matt finish white shell which is both attractive and comfortable to hold. And there are more colorful and glossy options. We find the Microsoft logo on the back and a 13 MP Carl Zeiss camera, LED flash and a small pill shaped speaker hole. The edges around are almost entirely flat, except for the small raised hump whether 3.5 mm jack on the top edge. I’ve been impressed by both placement and click ability of theMicrosoft Lumia 640 XL volume and power keys.
It is 9 mm thin and it’s not the thinnest phablet in the world. It is hardly a one-handed device. It is respectively light. It is good looking and feels well made.
There are several options of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. The LTE version and the dual-SIM version. I can’t tell it is incredibly premium feeling. I had phones that cost more and feel much cheaper than the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and the price varies on which you will go for. In the UK sells for around 200 £.

Display

To save on cost Microsoft decided not to go with a 1080 p display and I feel this is not the right choice. Instead we have a 5.7 inch 720 by 1280 ClearBlack LCD panel and it has pixel density of just 259 ppi. I have to say that the large display is not that much terrible.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Phablet

Hardware and Software

It is loaded with the Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM, which didn’t really struggle at all with Windows Phone 8.1. You get 8 GB of internal storage and you can expand it with the MicroSD slot with up to 128 GB. You can get the latest software features available to the public.

Lumia-640-XL Hardware and Software

Camera

One thing that surprised me here was the camera. The rear camera packs in 13 MP and doesn’t just produce sharp images, but great colors. It is one of the best camera I have ever used on a phone regardless the price. The front facing camera is a 5 MP shooter.

Lumia 640 XL Camera

Battery

Being a phablet the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has a huge battery. It is 3000 mAh and it is removable. I didn’t struggle to get to the end of the day once. I was pushing on two days on a full charge.

Conclusion

I can’t tell it is incredibly premium feeling. I had phones that cost more and feel much cheaper than the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. For that kind of money it’s hard to criticize the phone. It’s an affordable and attractive device with a great camera, great battery life and solid build quality with a huge screen.

Lumia 640 XL Review

 

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The Cheapest Smartphone from Microsoft – Lumia 430 http://reviewtech.info/the-cheapest-smartphone-from-microsoft-lumia-430/ http://reviewtech.info/the-cheapest-smartphone-from-microsoft-lumia-430/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:40:25 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=253 If you are looking for a cheap budget smartphone, Microsoft has just released the cheapest Lumia 430 for under 100 euros.

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Microsoft surprises us lately by releasing really cheap smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 430 is one of the cheapest new smartphones on the market right now – under 100 euros or 70 dollars. The technical specifications this device has are nothing special, but it is really surprising that Microsoft has targeted the low budget market and are releasing so cheap smartphones.

Microsoft Lumia 430

One special feature of this smartphone is that it is dual-sim and its Windows Phone 8.1 OS which is planned to be upgraded to Windows 10. Let’s have a closer look at the specifications of this device:

Performance

The smartphone does not have a quad-core cpu unfortunately, but comes with a dual-core one with a frequency of 1.2Ghz. It is interesting as well that they use the Adreno 302 as a GPU of the smartphone. The Microsoft Lumia 430 has also 1GB Ram and supports up to 128GB microSD cards, which extends its small 8GB internal memory. I would say that these features are not bad at all, as the phone is one of the cheapest at the moment.

The camera

The camera is not a good one, but still it is something – 2mpx main and a VGA front one. Nothing special, but it is still there.

The display

With a 4” display having the resolution of 480×800 pixels, this cheap smartphone gives quite good picture and from personal experience I can say that most of the Lumia phones perform really well under direct sunlight.

Why this smartphone?

Lumia 430 ReviewA lot of you would ask yourself why you should choose this smartphone. Yes, it is cheap, it may be slow, small screen and even with the disgusting Windows Phone OS, but I would say that this is the perfect phone gift for your kid for example.

Also not to forget is that the device will get the Windows Phone 10 update, which will bring some great featured to the smartphone and I am also sure that Microsoft has prepared a lots of stuff. Though I am not a Windows Phone owner anymore, I can assure you that the quality of these phone is really high, especially the displays are really strong, which is a big factor for a lot of people when choosing a smartphone.

To conclude I would shortly say that Microsoft makes a big comeback with its budget Lumia smartphones and I am sure that Microsoft will increase its smartphone market percent. For a price of under 100 euros, I would say that this device is totally worth it and pretty beautiful.

 

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The Budget Microsoft Lumia 535 http://reviewtech.info/the-budget-microsoft-lumia-535/ http://reviewtech.info/the-budget-microsoft-lumia-535/#respond Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08:04:08 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=98 Microsoft Lumia 535 is one of the chapest smartphones from the Lumia models and it is obviously worth it.

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I am sure that most of us have heard that the new Lumia 535 will not carry the name “nokia” in it, whether it is disappointing or not, I cannot decide. What I can say about this phone, is that is one budget model from the Microsoft corporation and one of the first smartphones carrying the name “Microsoft Lumia” in it.

But what is so special about it that I decided to write an article about this device? Shortly first I would like to say that I am a windows phone user (having the Lumia 1020), am not the biggest fan, but have to admit, that we should not underestimate the Windows Phone operating system.

This is a budget device – the Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with a price less than 120 euros for Europe (Germany price at the moment). Let’s have a short look at the phone’s specifications and see if there is anything special for its cost.

CPU

The cpu is in fact a good one, even better than my Lumia 1020’s one – quad core with frequency 1,2ghz. The Snapdragon 200 from Qualcomm is not the fastest one, but obviously a good cpu, so we should not expect super lags with the light Windows Phone.

Display

The display has the resolution of 960×540 pixels, which is not much at all for its 5” size. The good thing here is that it is IPS-LCD, covered with the Gorilla Glass 3 and… we all know that the Lumia phones are stronger than any Samsung, iPhone or HTC out there in the market, so bear that in mind.

RAM

The ram of the device is 1gb, something normal. I couldn’t have expected 2 or 3 gigabytes, when I know that the Microsoft Lumia 535 costs less than 120 euros.

Memory

The phone has 8gb internal memory and microSD slot for up to 128gb additional memory. This extra with the microSD slot is something missing in the Galaxy S6/iPhone devices, that’s why I take this as an advantage of the Lumia 535, because in my opinion, having your memory portable is something important (the cloud is not so popular yet, neither so fast).

Camera

You may see the 5mpx camera as something disappointing, but I will say again – look at the price tag. The camera has ¼ sensor and LED flashlight, which should be enough for capturing precious moments. The front camera is 5mpx as well, which is something better than a lot other smartphones on the market.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Camera

Conclusion

I think it is obvious that this device is not something super special and we can’t expect extras like slow motion video capturing or 2160p video resolution. Though I would say that this device is worth it, not because I am a big microsoft fan, but because it is really worth trying out the Windows Phone OS, especially if your budget is low. The design of the Microsoft Lumia is also not bad at all and if you are looking for a similar phone with better specifications, you may want to take a look at the coming Lumia 940.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Review

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