MI­CROSOFT

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It doesn’t bear the Nokia name but this 4G Mi­crosoft phone ben­e­fits from its Lu­mia pre­de­ces­sors and adds a big screen for lit­tle money. The 640 XL has a 5.7-inch dis­play, match­ing the size of Sam­sung’s Note, and de­liv­ers it in a body that weighs just 171g and fea­tures a re­mov­able cover, should you wish to swap bat­ter­ies or add a mem­ory card. Its 13megapixel rear cam­era is a high­light, of­fer­ing an f2.0 aper­ture and burst mode, and its 3000mAh bat­tery lasts be­yond a long day. Com­pro­mises to achieve its $399 price in­clude a slower pro­ces­sor, 1GB RAM, a lack of op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, and a 259ppi screen.

$399 / HAR­VEYNOR­MAN.COM.AU

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