$99 off in-store and $50 off online for Microsoft Lumia 635
By Stephen Pate – The Microsoft deal on day 7 of Shop Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals 12 Days of Deals is a Lumia 635, the new mid-level Windows Phone 8.1. In Canada shop Microsoft Online Canadian Store.
The Lumia 635 is an answer to all those $600 to $1,100 smartphones that can do everything but cost a fortune.
With Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 635 gives users a great Windows Phone experience. It has a 4.5-inch display and quad-core processor to make it blazing fast. The camera is 5 MP, not big but the iPhone 6 is only 8MP.
Both phones would be considerably less on contract but you save money over 2 years buying your own phone, in most cases.
The 635 comes in 5 colors but at this price you get black. Dress it up with a case of your own color choice. I have a black Lumia that looks yellow because I got a yellow case. It’s that easy.
CNET rated the Lumia 635 as Very Good and it got an Excellent user rating.
Tech Radar liked the price and speed but found things lacking “Nokia’s latest budget phone sports 4G and Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, and benefits from all of the things we liked about the Lumia 630 (discontinued). However, it’s not quite enough of an improvement to justify the additional premium.”
PC Mag said “The Nokia Lumia 635’s style puts it way ahead of other inexpensive smartphones, although its camera capabilities (no selfie) are seriously lacking.”
Platform Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Memory 512MB RAM, 8GB mass memory
Networks SIM compatibility: micro-SIM LTE network bands3: 4,7; LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps; LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps WCDMA network: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz; WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA – 42.2 Mbps; WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz; GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps; GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
Display 4.5-inch with FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution 24-bit/16M colors 221ppi 16:9 aspect ratio Nokia ClearBlack Technology Corning Gorilla® Glass 3, Lumia Color profile Wide viewing angle
Battery BL-5H battery (Qi)
Main camera 5 MP, auto focus; 4x digital zoom
Video camera 720 pixels, video streaming, video playback, video zoom, continuous autofocus
Audio Playback file formats: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV.
Dimensions 5.09 x 2.62 x 0.36 inches (LxWxH)4
Weight 4.73 ounces