This 5.7-inch Lumia gives you a big screen Windows Phone experience, but really isn’t that expensive. That’s not uncommon for Windows devices recently, with the Lumia 640 XL available from €189, which sounds like a bargain.
It isn’t the most powerful Windows Phone available, but there’s some intesting details, like the 13-megapixel camera on the rear with Zeiss optics. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the front, making it more appealing than the regular Lumia 640 it launched alongside.
In the hand it feels pretty good and although big, we think it’s just about managable. The design is typical of Microsoft Devices in the post-Nokia era, and although it’s plastic, it feel solid enough.
The 640 XL was launched alongside plenty of talk about Windows 10, but it’s running Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim. It was slick and fast enough in our demo, but there’s no telling what the real-world performance will be like.