Microsoft rolled out two new smartphones for the Indian market on Tuesday -- Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. Both the smartphones feature dual SIM slots and share almost identical specifications, differing however in display size and price.

Running on Windows 8.1, both these devices are upgradable to upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The Lumia 640 XL will be available in brick and mortar stores across India at Rs.15799, while the Lumia 640 will be available exclusively through Flipkart at a retail price of Rs. 11,999.

To impress the consumers, Microsoft is offering a few exciting deals with both the phones. For example, buyers will be offered 12 months of Office 365 Personal license worth Rs. 3299 for a year. It is also offering 1TB worth OneDrive cluod storage to the buyers.

The Lumia 640 comes powered by a 1.2GHZ Snapdragon 400 series quad-core SoC (System on Chip), 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory and 2500 mAh battery -- which can run the phone for almost 36 days in standby mode.

On the other hand, the Lumia 640 XL comes packed with an identical processor, RAM and storage but packs a high-capacity 3,000 mAh battery, which can run the phone for close to 37 days in standby mode.

At the release event, we used both the devices and here's our take on them.

  • Measuring 141.3x72.2x8.85mm, the Lumia 640 weighs 144g while 640 XL measures 157.9x81.5.9mm and weighs 171g. Both the devices are thick and a tad heavy when compared to the current smartphone standard, but feels fine in the hand.IBTimes India
  • Both 640 and 640 XL flaunt a 720p display but differs in size and PPI count. While the 640 features a 5-inch display with 294PPI pixels density count, the 640 XL houses a bigger 5.7-inch display with 259PPI.IBTimes India
  • Both the devices house the volume rocker and power/sleep button on the right side which helps operating the devices with one hand.IBTimes India
  • The micro USB port and 3.5mm port sits at the bottom and the top edge.IBTimes India
  • Both 640 and 640 XL features a plastic back but differs in material selection. While the 640 has a glossy glass finish back panel, the 640 XL houses a matte finished one.IBTimes India
  • The 640 features an 8MP rear camera while the 640 XL features a 13MP primary camera. Both the smartphone house the camera sensor at the top with an LED flash.IBTimes India
  • The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL also differ in front camera specifications. The 640 XL comes equipped with a 5MP wide angle camera and the 640 houses a 0.9MP wide angle camera.IBTimes India
  • Both the phones feature LUMIA stock camera app, offer several right on the home screen. Both the phones focus quickly on the subject.IBTimes India
  • The LUMIA software offers separate options for clicking selfies and offers to control individual photographic aspects including bracketing and metering.IBTimes India
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