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Should you buy Lumia 640 XL or going with an Android phone will be better?

Should you buy Lumia 640 XL or going with an Android phone will be better?

by Best Tech Guru TeamJuly 15, 2015

Microsoft launched Lumia 640 XL a while ago, since then it has been in news for distinct features in great price. But then the question arises is this Lumia 640 XL Windows-based phone worth for money or one should go for Android phones. First let’s find out what Lumia 640 XL has in its machine.

Lumia 640XLNokia Lumia 640 XL flaunts a 5.7 inch IPS LCD screen with (1280×720) HD resolution at a pixel density of 259 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The smartphone has 8GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. It houses a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone measures 157.9 x 81.5 x 9 mm and weighs around 171 g.

It features a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera. The Dual sim phone (GSM+WCDMA) offers connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, A-GLONASS, micro USB. The Lumia 640 XL runs on Windows V8.1 OS currently.

All these specifications make it the best Windows phone under 15,000 Rs. but is it a good buy with many great Android phones present at the same price? And where does the problem exactly lies with Lumia 640 XL? Let’s first have a glance at its pros and cons:


  • Long Battery back up.
  • 5.7 inch large HD display
  • Expandable memory up to 128 GB
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection
  • 13 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics


  • 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM is history which gives sluggish performance as compared to others
  • Out of 8 GB, user can use only 3 GB of internal memory
  • Pixel density is low for such large screen
  • Might feel heavier for some user
  • Limited apps on the app store
  • Less Popular OS, which still needs to improve pretty much, although Windows 10 can change things up

Into The Point:

There are many Android based phones like Xiaomi Mi4i, Asus Zenfone 2, Lenovo’s K3 Note and latest Samsung’s Galaxy J7 or the Yu Yureka Plus at the same or lesser price which offer great specs whether it’s regarding to screen, processor, RAM, storage or camera. And it’s a well-known fact that Android OS is more eminent than Windows OS. Android offers various levels of customizations (as it was built for that) to its UI so that users can enjoy keeping their smartphone widget distinct and to their comfort.

Whereas Windows is the most beautiful looking OS out there with its vertically scrolling interface but there is nothing much to customize. The second thing that makes both the OS contrast to each other is the availability of apps. Android will provide you any app which you can demand through its play store as it has apps in abundance while there are limited options of apps available in Windows App Store for a particular category

If we talk about features, Android’s latest version Lollipop is filled with tons of good features, on the other hand Windows 8.1 falls behind, although it has some unique features. Both the operating system have their own ecosystem and a personal assistant as well. Speaking of OS performance, Android is horrible on its low-end devices but then it is exceptionally great on high-end devices whereas Windows OS performance is good on its low-end devices as well as on the high-end devices. 

So, Lumia 640 XL or Android?

The Lumia 640 XL is no doubt a good Windows OS device but when there are some of the great Android phones available at even lesser price, there is no good reason to buy the phone and we definitely recommend going with an Android phone for the sake of better performance & hardware, huge store of apps & games and obviously a much better OS.

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