Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Australian Hands On

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Australian Hands On

So there’s a new big Lumia which is being flogged off for cheap, and while that doesn’t sound particularly exciting, the Lumia 640 XL is Microsoft’s best deal yet.

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Australian Hands OnThe gorgeous cyan on the Lumia 640

The 720p screen is a little dull, but you’re able to fit in a great deal of content on the 5.7-inch panel. It’s thick and sturdy, and comes with a removable back. The removable back means you can change the colour to orange, white, black or cyan (get the cyan, it’s gorgeous), or remove the battery, which is handy.

The camera is definitely up to snuff, early tests show that it captures fine details beautifully, if a little under-saturated. It also comes pre-loaded with the new Lumia Camera app usually reserved for flagship devices, and that’s great.

And it’s cheap: 189 Euro for 3G and 219 Euro for 4G. I really hope this comes to Australia!

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Australian Hands On

It’s going on sale globally “soon” according to Microsoft.