Microsoft Lumia 640 review [video]

Although we’re still not 100% on exactly when it’s happening, T-Mobile is going to start selling the Microsoft Lumia 640 very soon. The budget Windows Phone device is expected to cost around $130 (if Cricket pricing is anything to go by) and will feature the latest Windows Phone operating system, complete with Lumia Denim. I’ve been able to spend some time with the device over the past couple of weeks, and I’ve gathered my thoughts in form of a review for PhoneDog’s YouTube channel.

As a short version of the overview:

“Microsoft has done well releasing mid and low-end phones over the past couple of years. It has cemented itself as a solid option for the budget-conscious smartphone buyer. With the Lumia 640, that reputation is even stronger. This is an incredible phone for its price point. It performs admirably and it’s almost impossible to find compromises that are bad enough to persuade you not to buy it. Right now in the UK, you can buy a Lumia 640 for for £130 unlocked. In the U.S., Cricket Wireless is selling it for $130 and T-Mobile will launch it soon. If you’re looking for a low-priced handset running Windows Phone, get the Lumia 640. It’s fantastic. It’s easy to use, reliable, smooth and comes loaded with the latest version of the OS.”

Although it’s frustrating for those interested to keep waiting for it to arrive, I have a feeling it’s going to be worth the wait. It performs well, has a great camera and battery life. What’s more, it’ll be compatible with all of T-Mo’s LTE bands when it’s launched on the fine Magenta-flavored network.

Let me know if you plan on picking one up as soon as it’s here.

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