T-Mobile - Lumia 635 (White) - No Contract

T-Mobile - Lumia 635 (White) - No Contract

T-Mobile - Lumia 635 (White) - No Contract is rated4.0231 out of5 by433.
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$79.00

  • 4.5-inch display
  • 5MP camera with 720p HD video
  • 8GB storage/microSD 128GB
  • Windows Phone 8.1

Quantity:

  • 4.5-inch display
  • 5MP camera with 720p HD video
  • 8GB storage/microSD 128GB
  • Windows Phone 8.1

 

 

Overview

You've got the power

Speed isn’t a problem for the Lumia 635. Packing an advanced quad-core processor and supporting a microSD card (up to 128GB), the Lumia 635 performs blazingly fast with plenty of room for all your selfies. It has a stunning 4.5-inch display that’s easy on the eyes and all the latest Windows Phone features. And all for a price you'll love.

Colors as bold as you

Colors as bold as you

Variety is the spice of life. The Lumia 635 embraces this with several electrifying phone shell colors for you to pick from. Now you can switch things up whenever you want. Oh, and trying on a new shade is, well, a snap.

Wired Quote

"These phones might look playful, but they mean business…" — Wired

Meet Cortana, your new BFF

Meet Cortana, your new BFF

With the new Windows Phone 8.1, comes the personal assistant who gets to know you. She uses what she's learned to help you throughout the day. Hungry? She'll recommend restaurants tailored to your tastes. Driving? She'll call your sweetie for you, just ask. Lonely? She'll sing you a tune.

Space matters

Space matters

Space isn’t an issue for the Lumia 635. It comes with 8GB built in and an additional 15GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive. So you’ll have plenty of room for all the apps, photos, videos, and more that you love.

Get with the Word Flow

Get with the Word Flow

Gliding is the new typing with the Word Flow keyboard—one of the new exciting Windows Phone 8.1 features. Now you can type faster with one of the most intuitive smartphone keyboard out there. Just glide your finger over the screen to type what you want to say.

Spreading appiness

Spreading appiness

The Lumia 635 comes with many of the apps you love. You can edit documents with Microsoft Word, listen to personalized radio with Nokia MixRadio, and get where you need to go with the Nokia HERE apps. And that’s just a taste, there’s thousands of more apps available at Windows Phone Store.

Tech specs

Platform

Windows Phone 8.1

Processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Memory1

512MB RAM

8GB mass memory

Networks

LTE network bands: 4,7; LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps; LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps

Display

4.5-inch with FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution

FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution

24-bit/16M colors; 221ppi

16:9 aspect ratio

ClearBlack Technology

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Lumia color profile

Wide-viewing angle

Battery2

1830mAh lithium ion, removable

Main camera

5MP

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)

Weight

4.73 ounces

Ratings and reviews

Rated 4 out of5 by fromAmazing ValueSadly, I broke my Xperia Z1, and it's broken in such a way that I'm not 100% sure that Sony will fix under warranty. So this time, I'm determined not to buy an expensive smartphone (and that way, if Sony betrays my expectations and actually fixes my Z1, I wouldn't be out a ton of money). I was going to buy another Lumia 521, but it was sold out everywhere I looked. I settled on a Lumia 635 which was on sale for about $65.This turned out to be a more than reasonable choice. The 635, unlike the 521, has LTE coverage. T-mobile's been rolling out LTE, so this actually matters now. Furthermore, in the half year since I used the 521, Microsoft has addressed 3 out of the 4 issues I described in the ecosystem comparison! Lumia phones now have a swipe keyboard. The latest Windows phone OS's browser now supports the Digg Reader in landscape mode, and uniquely (and surprisingly to me), the 635 supports the SensorCore SDK, which means that functionality that I missed in the Moves app is now available in the Microsoft Health and Fitness app. This last bit surprised the heck out of me --- basically, this now obviates the $70 Vivofit. The only issue left un-addressed is Google voice support. To be honest, however, Google Voice's been becoming increasingly flakey and unreliable, and most of my friends (even Google employees!) have been slowly abandoning it due to Google's lack of attention in this area, so I'm not sure that Google Voice is a reason to stay on an Android platform for much longer.There are two versions of the 635: the T-mobile version and the AT&T version, with T-mobile version being more expensive. The reason the T-mobile version's better if you're a T-mobile user is that it comes with WiFi calling, which is a nice feature especially if you travel overseas and frequently have WiFi but not phone signal. The different versions of the 635 are carrier locked, so you cannot use a T-mobile SIM in an AT&T phone and vice versa.The big downgrade from the 521 is that the 635 does not have a camera shutter button. This would be a big deal breaker except that the camera on either phone is worth jack, and I'd only use them under duress.Compared with the Xperia Z1, the 635 has a few surprising strengths. The first is battery life. I'm willing to bet that any Windows phone outperforms any Android phone in this regard. On the Virgin Islands trip, my moms' 521 hardly ever needed to be charged, while the Android phones (and even the lone iPhone) were frequently on the charging table. I'm confident that the 635 will go all day without charging and then some.The second is the bluetooth implementation. For whatever reason, the Z1 would frequently stop responding to next-track and previous-track requests from the Scion's steering wheel controls, and despite being told repeatedly to play music whenever it was connected to the car's audio system, the Z1 would refuse to do so without manual intervention. By contrast, the 635 reliably talks to the car's audio system, even going into driving mode and ignoring text messages and other random notifications, by contrast.The third interesting thing is that Windows Phone OS is far snappier than Android! The 521 occasionally would lag a bit while resuming an app, but the 635 with a quad core CPU and a 20% MHz bump hardly ever shows me the app resumption screen, and even when it does it's only for a second or less. The Windows phone OS team has done a far better job than the Android OS team on UI optimization and such.The weaknesses of the phone can easily be seen from the specifications. A 4.5 inch screen with 800x400 resolution just cannot compete with the Sony's beautiful screen. It's also not waterproof (though reports are that you'd better not rely on Sony's waterproofing claims), and doesn't have the magnetic charging dock capability or Qi wireless charging. For $65, I wouldn't be screaming for that. The 512MB RAM also prevents me from posting large Facebook photos, for instance. Given the poor camera on the phone, this is probably a good thing for my readers and followers on Facebook, but it also means that I wouldn't be processing RAW photos on the Windows phone and posting them while on trips. The phone camera also doesn't have a flash nor does it have a front-facing camera. Given the poor quality of the rear camera, I would have preferred to just have a front camera for Skype video chats and such.One thing that the Sony had that I missed is the nice NFC-backed tap to pair with my SBH-52. No big deal, since surprisingly, the SBH-52 picked up my Windows phone quickly and eagerly pairs with it even without prompting, something that my Z1 didn't always do! So much for vendor-driven integration.All in all, the 635 is a surprisingly good package at a low low price. If I had to live with this as my only phone for the next 2 years I'd miss the Z1's excellent camera and flash, but wouldn't necessarily feel deprived. At this price range, there's no competition that even comes close. The Moto G LTE phone, for instance is $190, which is more than twice the price I paid! You'd have to go with the Moto E GSM ($115) to come close, and that phone only gives you 2G on T-mobile in the US! And both phones running Android would be far more sluggish than the 635.Needless to say, this phone therefore comes recommended.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 4 out of5 by fromFeels like it punches above its weight.I just switched to the Lumia 635 from the Nexus 5. I wanted to use Cortana, since virtual assistant programs have become vital to me and it seemed like she's the best. I don't necessarily think of it as an upgrade. The screen could be much sharper, and it hangs a bit when I'm switching screens. That being said, this is a $130 phone that feels like something much more expensive. I like the customizability and integration with my Microsoft account, as my primary work computer is a Surface Pro. When Microsoft decides to release a higher end phone on T-Mobile, I'll be there on the first day.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGreat functionality awesome ease of access byI bought my phone last month on the 3rd and I love the way of going no problems at all.This was the best decision I made. For a purchase on a long time. I've owned many Android phones this phone is so much more than any of them I've had just love it. I day any one looking for a great phone buy a Windows phone. Wait a month before you post anything about your experience with it. Take a little time to get to know your phone.Don't know what I would have said if I did not wait. But thank you Microsoft for a very good phone.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of5 by fromThe best smartphone on the market!No, not for the price. Period. It really replace a FitBit as it has a sensor pack inside, but I still appreciate have the vibration alarm and floor counter on my FitBit Force. No, I don't have any rashes. Also, sometimes I'd rather leave my phone on the desk and I like the sleep monitoring. Moving on. The battery life, Cortana, Miracast, and low battery use wifi make this phone the most amazing phone I have ever encountered. One could be picky about the camera (no dedicated camera button and the focus functionality seems questionable) but as a phone its perfect.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of5 by fromAwesome PhoneAmazing phone and best deal on a LTE smart phone anywhere. Some websites describe this phone as supporting LTE bands 2,4,5 and 17 and WCDMA 1700 / 2100 offering full ATT and T-mobile compatibility. I hope the description here is inaccurate and the 635 does have support all ATT and T-Mobile bands. Lack of support for T-Mobile is the reason the incredible 1320 is not selling better.
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 2 out of5 by fromproblem phoneCan not send or receive photos. No person at best buy or boost mobile can help. what a shame, other than that glich, nice phone..................
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 4 out of5 by fromVery nice phone for the price!Pro: Gets good reception on T-mobile network & has wifi calling.Surprised how quick it is and how well the GPS Nav works.Con: It does look & feel cheap but for the price, who cares.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of5 by fromNokia Lumia 635 is a good investment!!I had Android phones for years & last year I decided to buy the S4 & started shopping for one. Then I saw an article in the Seattle Times, the financial page & it was all about Microsoft investing in Nokia. It listed all the details about the new phones & Microsoft's plan to become a leader in the market with the new phones running Windows 8.1. I was nervous about changing from Android but I made the leap. I bought the Lumia 635 & it has proven to be one of the best decisions' I've ever made. The Lumia is faster & more reliable with more space then any other phone I've had. And altho I 've tried to handle it with care, I've dropped it & ricocheted it off hard surfaces & still it looks & works great. So it's durable as well!!
Date published: 2015-02-27
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