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Topic # 175368 26-Jun-2015 12:44 Send private message

Lumia 640 has $50 off at the warehouse

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Spark-Microsoft-Lumia-640-Black?SKU=1982314

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Vodafone-Microsoft-Lumia-640?SKU=1986457

Great price for a 4g phone that also has an sd card slot



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  Reply # 1332060 26-Jun-2015 13:22 Send private message

I was also looking at this with interest. Definitely a nice price, but was tossing this up against the 735 which can sometimes be had for a similar price... It's a tough choice IMO. My wife has the 735 and it's a nice device -  I think the 735 has a nicer form factor, better screen and better front facing camera, but the 640 gets glance (I assume), more megapixels on the rear camera (though it looks like the 735 optics may be better?) and a better battery.

It looks like the 640 doesn't have a hardware camera button (neither does the 735) - that is one very stupid design decision IMO!



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  Reply # 1332063 26-Jun-2015 13:26 One person supports this post Send private message

I have had the 640 for a couple of weeks now, and I'm liking it. The only fault I have with it is the lack of hardware camera button - and that's only because I had a WinPho with one previously, anyone coming to it from iPhone or Android won't know any different.

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  Reply # 1332064 26-Jun-2015 13:28 Send private message

BlueShift: I have had the 640 for a couple of weeks now, and I'm liking it. The only fault I have with it is the lack of hardware camera button - and that's only because I had a WinPho with one previously, anyone coming to it from iPhone or Android won't know any different.


Yeah, it's one thing I find very hard to live without after getting used to it on both the 720 and 920! :)

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  Reply # 1332066 26-Jun-2015 13:29 Send private message

Cortana is mentioned twice in the description for those phones...  Has she made it to NZ now..?

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  Reply # 1332086 26-Jun-2015 13:34 Send private message

GregV: Cortana is mentioned twice in the description for those phones...  Has she made it to NZ now..?
Not officially, but if you claim you are in the US she believes you despite GPS data that implies otherwise.




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  Reply # 1332087 26-Jun-2015 13:34 Send private message

Not as far as I know (in fact a couple of days ago my phone region reset or something and I lost cortana) - easy enough to get around by setting region\language to australia or UK though.



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  Reply # 1332090 26-Jun-2015 13:38 Send private message

On my 735 i use AU and she turns up :)

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  Reply # 1332091 26-Jun-2015 13:38 Send private message

So they've just lifted the description straight off an Australian site then?

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  Reply # 1332108 26-Jun-2015 14:01 Send private message

GregV: So they've just lifted the description straight off an Australian site then?


Who's "they"? The warehouse? Wouldn't surprise me... or US / UK / etc. Or it was just provided to them by their supplier. Who knows. 

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