Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs. Microsoft Lumia 730 – Which one is better?

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The technology giant, Microsoft has brought two new smartphones to the Indian smartphone market. After being showcased at the MWC last month, the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have been officially launched in India. With these two new smartphone devices, Microsoft is aiming to offer a tough time to Android Smartphones in India.

The Lumia 640 XL is a 5.7-inch phablet, which has been launched with a price tag of Rs.15,599. Microsoft is also selling the Lumia 730 in the same price bracket, which is also a successful and best-selling smartphone. Let’s find out which one of Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 is better.

Display

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL sports a 5.7-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD touchscreen display, which produces an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 259 pixels per inch. This HD display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for added safety. With 5.7-inch display, the Lumia 640 XL phablet provides a bigger and better experience while playing games or watching videos.

On the other hand, the Lumia 730 sports a comparatively smaller 4.7-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen display. This ClearBlack display also produces an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, but at a better pixel density rate of 316 pixels per inch. The display of Lumia 730 also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL sports a comparatively bigger display. However, color production is better on the Lumia 730.

Processor, RAM & Operating System

Both, Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 are multi-tasking smartphone devices, which can run various processes together. You can install and run almost each and every application present on the Windows Phone Store on both these smartphone devices. For gaming, the Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 won’t disappoint you and would easily run all major addictive games. However, they are not made for playing high-end games with very high graphics.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core processor. With 1GB RAM, both these devices would not slow down or hang while running multiple applications simultaneously.
For software support, both these smartphone devices run on latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim. Also, Microsoft had officially made it clear that both of them would get the Windows 10 update by the year end.

Camera

For the rear camera, the Lumia 640 XL gets a powerful 13 Megapixels (4128 x 3096) autofocus rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics. On the other hand, the Lumia 730 has 6.7 Megapixels autofocus rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics. And hence, the Lumia 640 XL steps ahead in this segment. Other features like LED flash, Geo-tagging, Panorama, touch-focus and face/smile detection remains same on both of them.
For your selfies, both Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 get a similar 5 Megapixels front-facing camera, which also record 1080p videos.

Memory

For storing applications, games and other files, the Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 offer 8GB on-board memory. However, if you want to carry more data or music on-the-go, these smartphones can support memory cards of up to 128GB.

Connectivity Features

The connectivity features on Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 include-

  • Dual-SIM
  • NFC, 3G, GPRS with EDGE
  • Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE/apt-X
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Hotspot, DLNA
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack

Battery

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is fuelled by a strong 3000mAH Li-Ion battery, claiming up to 31 hours 20 minutes of talk time and 936 hours of stand-by time. On the other hand, the Lumia 730 is fuelled by a combatively weaker, 2200mAH Li-Ion battery, with claiming 600 hours of stand-by and 22 hours of talk-time.

Price

ModelPrice (USD)Price (INR)AvailabilityBuy
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL$336.89 (Expected)Rs.15,499Available in IndiaAmazon.in
Microsoft Lumia 730$279.99Rs.12,699AvailableAmazon.com
Amazon.in

Winner

In this comparison test, both Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 successfully proved that they are complete smartphone devices, which are made for advanced performing. Both of them proved their capabilities, features and worthiness. The Lumia 640 XL has a bigger display, but Lumia 730 produces colors in better ways. The Lumia 640 XL has a better rear camera, but the Lumia 730 holds a comparatively cheaper price tag.

While comparing, we found that they both Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 730 are total value for money deals, which are worth their asking price tags. And hence, we leave the final decision in your hands. Buying any of these two would be a great decision.

Author Bio –
The article has been written by Kundan Srivastava, who is passionate about technology. He’s working at 91mobiles.com and writes about the latest in the tech domain, right from devices to innovations. You can follow him on google plus.

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