Nokia Lumia 638 Windows Phone 8.1, 4G LTE Launched by Microsoft for Rs. 8299

by Chetan Bhawani 4

Nokia Lumia 638

Microsoft has just launched the Nokia Lumia 638, the most affordable 4G smartphone in India for the price of Rs. 8299. The USP of the smartphone, as said is the 4G LTE connectivity, with the support for TD-LTE Band 40 for India that works with Airtel. LTE bands in the phone include TD-LTE Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 39 (1880-1920 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz), Band 41 (2500-2700 MHz), LTE FDD: Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz).

The Lumia 638 comes with a 4.5-inch Clear Black 4.5-inch display, with True Color and capacitive multi-point touch. For the 4G LTE support, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with 1GB RAM. While Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphone recently (Lumia 535) had much focus on the front-facing camera, the Lumia 638 doesn’t even have one. On the rear side, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.

The smartphone runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan update and the apps include Xbox games, MixRadio, Storyteller and Lumia Camera and Cinemagraph. Integrated features including one swipe notifications from Action Centre, the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+.

There is a 1830 mAh battery included, and the smartphone has SensorCore with low power sensor for the activity tracking without using up much power from the battery. The Dual SIM smartphone has 8GB internal storage and the storage can be expanded to 128GB with the MicroSD card.

For the benefit of early buyers of this smartphone in India, there are some exclusive offers with Airtel 4G. Lumia 638 consumers on Airtel Post-paid in Bengaluru can enjoy up to 5GB of free data on 4G for 2 months post activation of their Airtel SIM on the new Lumia 638. This offer will be available only until 31st March 2015. Microsoft had just announced its Brand Store on Amazon India, and that is where the Lumia 638 will be available for pre-booking from December 17th. The pricing is set at Rs. 8299.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • The Celkon reign definitely was short lived now that Nokia Lumia has released the cheapest windows phone available. I’m guessing that this will be the last Nokia Lumia and was in the works pre-microsoft’s Nokia acquisition. For its price its gearing up to be an excellent choice with a lot of cool little tricscand features. The phone offers nicecspecs for its price but could have used a front facing in place of its dual Sim.I can’t wait to see this phone in a review;

  • Shanky Yadav

    Wool wool wool really 5 GB free internet for two months ahh man Microsoft is putting all their efforts to attract their customers and also this phone has the best processor and chip and comes with integrated apps and games but I am little dissapoint by it as it has only 1830mah battery which might become zero within 4hours of ultimate use like hardcore gaming.. But the best part is about this smartphone is it got 4G connectivity which is 10times faster than 3G … I am little confused too that really it do not support front facing camera ???let’s see without carlzeis camera what Microsoft can do..

  • Suraj Racharla

    Great device and looks like they are really progressing. The phone has aesthetics and gives you something to look at but the build material is still questionable. Yes it may be a cheap phone but I would have liked to see something else. The phone overall is pretty good for the price and another Windows phone you should buy it you are looking for one. I can’t wait for the review and first immpressions

  • Shashank Chourey

    Another overpriced device in the Lumia series. Yes, it has got a sophisticated set of features, but still I’d go with the Zenfones at this range. And considering the fact that only few cities provide 4G connectivity, I don’t think this device is going to be the “people’s choice”. Would love to see your review. 🙂