“Wondering how the Lumia 640 XL’s snappers fare under different conditions? Here are some unedited image samples”
At simultaneous events across major cities in India today, Microsoft launched its new duo of affordable smartphones, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. First unveiled at MWC in February this year (where we got a chance to go hands-on with the devices), the two Lumia devices aim to change the face of Microsoft’s budget line-up, which has often been criticised for sub-par specs. The smartphones share many features, but the larger Lumia 640 XL is the more advanced of the two. One of the areas where it betters its smaller sibling is in the camera setup, and that’s what we’re focussing on here. The Lumia 640 XL features a 13MP primary camera with ZEISS optics, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. It also comes loaded with Microsoft’s proprietary imaging enhancements like Dynamic Flash and Rich Capture. The front 5MP camera can take wide-angle images, ideal for group shots. Here are some image samples we’ve taken with the cameras over the last few days.
Close Up (Zoomed In)
Zooming into the image above reveals that the camera has actually focussed more on the leaves and the buds in the centre. Even so, the flowers are still visible, and you can also spot the fly on the left.
Low Light (With Flash)
As you can see from the samples above, the Lumia 640 XL’s camera manages to perform well under most conditions. A notable feature missing from the camera app though is HDR, and given the popularity of this mode we find it surprising that Microsoft has chosen not to include it. In our upcoming review of the Lumia 640 XL, we’ll focus more on the other features the camera offers. Stay tuned.