standard Lumia 640 XL Camera Review- Video & Images

DSC07046The Lumia 640 XL has a significantly better camera than that of its true predecessor, the Lumia 1320; which came with a paltry 5 MP main camera and a VGA front facing camera. The Lumia 640 XL however comes with a much more respectable 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP front facing camera, similar to the likes you’d find in the Lumia 730 or 535.

Check out the videos below for samples of both the front facing and main camera:

The Front Facing Camera:

The Lumia 640 XL comes with (what I presume) is the same 5 MP front facing camera as other recent Lumias, starting with the Lumia 730 as well as the Lumia 535; all of which preformed spectacularly (especially in videos). The Lumia 640 XL’s FFC is no exception, as it provides the same detailed colored shots that would please any media serial selfie taker. However for some reason when indoors, the camera without fail, adds a grey overcast to all images (see selfie #2 below), something that is quite annoying as it makes images appear gloomy and depressing.

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The Main Camera:

To sum it up, the main camera on the Lumia 1320 has some nice pictures, and beautiful color reproduction; however the overall resulting images always seemed to be lacking in detail; almost over-promising with the 13 MP claim, providing eye-pleasing images that falter under scrutiny. This is most obvious when zooming in while filming videos, almost any semblance of quality is almost instantly lost (see video at the top of the post); however I am being too harsh, after being spoiled by my Lumia 930, overall the Lumia 640’s camera is certainly capable, and more than enough for the everyday imaging, especially for a mid-range phone.

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  • rustyknight17

    The 830’s camera is considerably better; of course it’s a PureView !

  • eddie

    Video looked ho-hum, pictures look very good. For a low-to-mid range phablet I think it’s better than expected.

  • hotrod2391

    some reviewers always make mistakes on reviewing mid-range phone. They want a cheap phone but want the high-end experience as well. that’s bullocks.