Microsoft Lumia 640 vs Microsoft Lumia 730 vs Microsoft Lumia 540: Which Shall Prevail?

Microsoft Lumia 640

Photo credit: Maurizio Pesce via Flickr

Microsoft may be having a hard time penetrating the Android-infested mobile market; nonetheless, the lines of mobile devices of the brand are worthy and should be considered by mobile device users. Microsoft is also having a hard time in the mid-range Lumia category, thus releasing more compelling devices like the Lumia 540, Lumia 640, and the Lumia 730.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 price Philippines is pretty close to that of the Lumia 540. However, the Lumia 730 belongs to a different price range but slight close to the 640 and the 540 as well.

In this article, we are going to compare the Lumia 640, the Lumia 540, and the Microsoft Lumia 730.

lumia 730

Photo credit: Lumia 730 screenshot from Microsoft

Display and Design

The Lumia 730 offers a smaller screen with its 4.7-inch, 720p resolution OLED display with 316 ppi. The Microsoft Lumia 640 on the other hand and the Lumia 540 both has a 5-inch screen. The Lumia 640 comes with a 720p resolution display with 294ppi. The Lumia 540 has the same specs as well except that it comes with an IPS LCD display. All three mobile devices are made of polycarbonate. All devices also feature on-screen touch buttons.

Power and Storage

The Lumia 730 and the Lumia 640 both runs with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, while the Lumia 540 runs on a slower with a quad-core Snapdragon processor chip. The Lumia 540 lands on the last place when it comes to battery life with its 2200mAh battery. The Lumia 640 on the other hand has the longest battery life with a 2500mAh battery leaving the Lumia 730 not so far behind with its 2220mAh removable battery. All three mobile units has 8GB of memory and can house external memories of up to 128GB. They also fall with equal RAM at 1GB.

All three models have Dual-Sim support, a must have nowadays.

lumia 540

Photo credit: Lumia 540 screenshot from Microsoft

Camera

The Lumia 730 features a 6.7-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics with an aperture of f/1.9 and a 1/3.4-inch sensor. On the other hand, the Lumia 540 and the 640 both have the dame features for their rear -cameras at 8-megapixel with ¼-inch sensors and f/2.2 aperture. The Lumia 640 on the other hand falls behind for its front facing camera that only features a 0.9-megapixel camera with 720p video. The 730 and the 540 on the other hand both has selfie worthy 5-megapixel front facing cameras. The Lumia 640 tries to catch-up with its dynamic flash and rich capture, something the 540 and the 730 doesn’t have.

Overall, the 640 is slightly the higher-end mobile unit compared to the 730 and the 540 except for its disappointing front-facing camera. It also features the Glance Screen and has 1080 video capture capabilities, comes with the Sensor Core an a tag price affordable to many. The 740 is a compelling package too, but if you are up for big screen mobile devices, the Lumia 640 still prevails.

More on Microsoft Lumia 640:

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Review: Introducing the Successor to the Nokia Lumia 635 (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 640 Review (cnet.com)

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