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Lumia 640 vs Lumia 730 vs Lumia 640 XL vs Lumia 830: All that you need to know

Lumia 640 vs Lumia 730 vs Lumia 640 XLWithin days of their official announcement Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have been put on pre-order in European markets like UK, France, Netherlands by Microsoft. The two devices belong to mid-range and while one hits the 5-inch sweet spot, XL is the phablet that can be termed as Lumia 1320 successor. But, the Lumia mid-range already has got two more compelling devices Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. So, many of you may like to know which one to prefer over other and why?

So, in this article we will compare Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 and see how these four fare against each other in terms of specs, features and pricing. Check the comparison table below. We will bring more in terms of hand-on comparisons when we will get the review units.

Lumia 730

Lumia 640

Lumia 640 XL

Lumia 830

Display Lumia 730 has 4.7-inch, 720p resolution OLED display. 316 PPI. Lumia 640 has 5-inch, 720p resolution IPS LCD display. 294 PPI. Lumia 640 XL has a 5.7-inch 720p IPS LCD display. 259 PPI. Lumia 830 has 5-inch, 720p IPS LCD display. 296 PPI.
Design, Thickness & Weight Polycarbonate, 130.4 gm, 8.7 mm Polycarbonate, 145 gm, 8.8 mm Polycarbonate, 171 gm, 9 mm Metal, 150 gm, 8.5 mm
Navigation Lumia 730 has on-screen touch buttons Lumia 640 has on-screen touch buttons Lumia 640 XL has on-screen touch buttons. Lumia 830 has hardware buttons
Processor Lumia 730 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor Lumia 640 by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor Lumia 640 XL by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor Lumia 830 by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
Battery Lumia 730 has 2220 mAh battery Lumia 640 has 2500 mAh battery Lumia 640 XL has 3000 mAh Battery Lumia 830 has 2220 mAh battery
Storage 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB. 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB. 8GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB. 16 GB of memory as well as the ability to house a micro-SD up to 128GB.
RAM 1GB of RAM 1GB of RAM 1 GB of RAM 1GB of RAM
Sim Dual-Sim support Dual-Sim support Dual-Sim support Single Sim, Nano
FFC 5 MP FFC, 1080p video 0.9 MP FFC, 720p video 5 MP FFC 0.9 MP VGA FFC
Rear Camera 6.7 MP rear camera, F/1.9 aperture, 1/3.4 inch sensor 8 MP rear camera, 1/4 inch sensor, F/2.2 aperture 13 MP rear camera, F/2.0, 1/3 inch sensor 10 MP PureView camera, 6-element lens & OIS. F/2.2, 1/3.4 inch sensor
Glance Screen No Yes Yes Yes
Pricing (RRP in India) Rs 14999 Rs 11999 Rs 15799 Rs 21249
Pricing Europe £169.99 £169.99 / $228 EUR 229 £269

For the price it commands, Lumia 730 is still a very compelling package. Lumia 640 has camera with higher mega-pixel count, but Lumia 730’s 5 MP FFC may tilt the balance in Lumia 730’s favor. Lumia 640 though has bigger battery and Glance Screen, that may be liked by many.

Lumia 640 XL stands out with its 5.7 inch display, 13 MP camera and 5 MP FFC. Its rear camera sensor size is biggest of them all, but we need to put it to test before we can talk about its quality. Coming to Lumia 830, the “affordable flagship”, if you want to have a premium-looking device with high-quality camera, you can’t go wrong with Lumia 830. The only problem may be with its pricing and 0.9 MP FFC.

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • Quikmix

    This is not “all that I need to know.” Most particularly, I’d like to know how the 640XL camera compares to that of the 830.

  • I am confused with the 730 and 640 XL.. both are almost same. will 640 XL be better.

  • ankitmav87

    pls review lumia camera 5.0 on 830 as old nokia cam or LLC now performs better in daylight .Also colours are not natural in LC5 &sharpened.LLC is better camera in auto-mode .LC5 needs more work to be done. Overall LC5 is very disappointing but excels in launch speed & Rich capture is exceptional.Night photos are much noisy in LC5 than LLC,its a big letdown.Overall still prefer LLC over LC5 despite slowness