March 6, 2015 6:13 pm

Word on the MWC15 street: What you think of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

It comes but once year.

No, we’re not talking about Christmas, but rather the mobile tech equivalent MWC15. Unless you’ve been living in a cave (without wifi) for the last few days, you’ll know that this week Barcelona once again played host to one of the world’s greatest tech fests. Eager to share our excitement, we took 30 of our fantastic community’s most respected Lumia lovers to the three day event. There they got to play around with all sorts of marvellous new gadgetry. But did it all live up to the hype? Well, one way to find out is to hear what they had to say about the latest additions to the Lumia family, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. Over to you, MWC15 massive!

 On the Lumia 640

“The Lumia 640 comes with lovely 5 inch HD screen, a capable 8 megapixels Camera, Quad Cores Processors with 1GB RAM and more just with price tag Euro 139 (3G) and Euro 159 (LTE) before taxes.”Victor Loon, IG

“Lumia 640 & XL variants are cheap as chips. Come with O365 for 1 year.”Jez Corden

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“I think the Lumia 640 is a really solid phone at a great price! Also love that it’s available in XL size.” – Aimee Giese

“I’m actually really excited about it!! I’m loving the glossy look, and the cyan colour… Well – I want one.”Marcus Wilson

“Lumia 640 has exceptional personalisation features.”Deepak Dhingra

“The Settings menu is all new. It is categorized like the Windows 10 Settings but it is the Windows Phone 8.1 Settings. Check it out.” – Richard Woods

“The cameras on both smartphones support Rich Capture and Dynamic Flash features, among others. Although they aren’t PureView cameras, the results were fairly impressive when we tested the snappers on both devices“

“Microsoft hasn’t forgotten the superior build quality it inherited from Nokia, and this shows in the overall quality of both smartphones” – Deepak Dhingra

“Microsoft touts the battery of life of both phones with the 640 clocking in with a 2,500 mAh battery.” – Alex Hernandez

On the Lumia 640 XL

“Big & beautiful. Lumia 640 XL”Jullietta Stoencheva

“the XL is really a great mid-range phone with top end camera and battery – I’d get it in a heartbeat”Trisha Hershberger

“I love the #Lumia640 XL – affordable & amazing configuration!”Julie Gri

“Possible the most impressive thing about the Lumia 640 XL is the look and feel to the device” – Richard Woods

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“The 640 XL gets a better endowed 3,000mAh unit”

“Microsoft hasn’t forgotten the superior build quality it inherited from Nokia, and this shows in the overall quality of both smartphones. They feel really good to hold, and we especially liked the matte-finish rear shells on the 640 XL” Deepak Dhingra

“Both devices are equipped with proximity and ambient light sensors, which have been missing on previous budget Lumias so far” Alex Hernandez

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So there you have it. Seems like the movers and shakers of the Connects community liked what they saw. But what about you? Did the Lumia 640 and 640 XL rock your boat? Let us know down below.