It's been almost two years since Nokia announced the Lumia 635 (and its 3G-only sibling, the 630), and with plenty of newer and better-equipped devices on the market - including Microsoft's Lumia 640 - the older 635 is now reaching the end of its retail life.
Best Buy has shifted the Lumia 635 to its 'clearance' stock, to finally purge the device from its inventory and make way for newer models. The Windows Phone 8.1 handset is now priced at $39.99 off-contract (Boost Mobile version) or $41.99 (AT&T GoPhone). Be aware that while the AT&T model can be ordered for delivery, the Boost version is only available for store pick-up.
The Lumia 635's key specs include:
- 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480px) IPS LCD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 128GB)
- 5MP rear camera with autofocus and 720p video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Accelerometer, SensorCore
- Removable 1830mAh battery
Unfortunately, there's no ambient light sensor, no flash for the rear camera, and no front-facing camera at all. If you've got your heart set on a Windows Phone, and your budget can stretch a bit further, you may be better off going for the newer and much better-equipped Lumia 640, currently priced at $59.99 from Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.