Earlier this year, Microsoft launched two new affordable handsets: the Lumia 640, and its super-sized sibling, the Lumia 640 XL. After reviewing both devices, we came away impressed by each of them - but the smaller Lumia 640 was a particular delight, as it surprised us by offering a remarkably complete smartphone experience for a fraction of the cost of a modern flagship.
The Lumia 640 has a beautiful 5-inch HD display and a pretty good camera, and it had no trouble handling any of the tasks that we threw at it, thanks to its impressive performance and rock-solid build quality. One other aspect of the device also blew us away: its battery life is among the best we've seen on any smartphone.
And if that's not enough, as an extra bonus for the already-likeable Lumia 640, Microsoft has said that it will also be one of the very first handsets to be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.
Now, one of our lucky readers will get the chance to enjoy Microsoft's magnificent Windows Phone for themselves. We're giving away a Lumia 640 LTE, along with a Nokia MD-12 Portable Wireless Speaker!
The MD-12 offers wireless audio streaming over Bluetooth, with a range of 10m from the device to which it’s paired, and despite its tiny size (just 84mm wide and 38mm high), it still manages to offer impressive audio quality and surprisingly good bass.
It has an integrated vibrating actuator in its base, which helps to significantly boost bass when the speaker is placed on a hard surface. It also provides audio output of up to 95dB, and with a rechargeable 1020mAh battery, you can enjoy up to 15 hours of high-quality music playback between charges.
Both the Lumia 640 and MD-12 that we're giving away are brand new - but they're also UK-spec. That means you'll only get one SIM slot in the handset (and a UK plug!), but on the plus side, you'll also get 4G LTE connectivity. But don't worry; the handset may be UK-spec, but our giveaway is open to all of our readers across the globe.
There are plenty of ways to enter, and several opportunities to gain extra chances to win! For this giveaway, we're using Rafflecopter to help us track the entries, and to randomly select a winner.
If you're not a fan of social media, we totally understand - and you can still enter without doing anything on Facebook or Twitter - but our social media engagement is a big part of what helps us to grow (and to bring you more cool giveaways), so we hope you understand why we're encouraging you to use these options... and enticing you to do so with extra entries in the contest!
To enter you can choose one or more of the following options:
- Submit a comment below telling us what you like most about Microsoft's Lumia 640. (This is worth one entry.)
- Follow me @gcaweir on Twitter. (This is worth one entry.)
- Follow @NeowinFeed on Twitter. (This is worth two entries.)
- 'Like' Neowin on Facebook. (This is worth two entries).
- Tweet about the giveaway. (You can do this once per day, and each tweet is worth three entries).
The winner will be selected at random as soon as the contest has closed this weekend (the countdown at the top left of the Rafflecopter module above shows how much time you have left to enter). We'll publish details of the winner once we've made contact - so be on the lookout to find out if you've won!
This contest is now CLOSED.
Our warmest congratulations to Ben Shaw (Neowin member therealmorris) from the United Kingdom for winning the Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE and Nokia MD-12 Portable Wireless Speaker!
But if you weren't lucky enough to win this time around, stick around - we've got more giveaways lined up for you on Neowin in the weeks ahead!