First Look: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL on AT&T

Just as I was heading out to ship back the Lumia 735 review unit (I was sincerely sad to see it go) I was stalled by an early morning visitor. The FedEx man delivered the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL from AT&T. Straight out of the box, this unit is a beast – and in an almost silly way.

I'll be using this as my primary driver for the next week or so, but I'm already worried that I may have to invest in a new wardrobe of pants with larger pockets. But, until I'm ready for a formal review, here's a first look with comments and a dip into the specs.

Brief Specs:


Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim


Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC


5.7" with a display resolution of HD720 (1280 x 720)

Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)

Display features: Orientation sensor, Low power mode, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Capacitive Multipoint-Touch


1GB of RAM with a mass memory size of 8 GB

Maximum memory card size: 128 GB

Free OneDrive storage up to: 30 GB


Battery capacity 3000 mAh with maximum standby of 28 days and 25 hour talk time.


Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, SensorCore


CPU name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Quad core)


Main camera 13.0 MP with 4x digital zoom, auto focus, and ZEIS optics

Front-facing camera = Full HD 5MP wide angle with video resolution of 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)


Height: 157.9 mm; Width: 81.5 mm; Thickness2: 9 mm; Weight: 171 g

Full Specs: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL at AT&T

AT&T is offering the Lumia 640 XL for $0.99 with a 2 year contract, or $249.99 outright.

Or, you can go ahead and buy an unlocked version from Amazon for around $250: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim Unlocked

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