Enter the Microsoft Lumia 635 Challenge to bag a new Windows Phone and $635 (US)

Lumia 635

The Lumia 635 by Microsoft is the company's most affordable 4G LTE Windows Phone. Asking Cortana what one can do with $635, Microsoft has launched the Lumia 635 Challenge. Entering said contest will add a name to the sweepstakes, which could result in winning a Lumia 635 and $635 to spend at a Microsoft Store. All that's required is to share what you would do with the money awarded by the sweepstakes.

The Lumia 635 comes with a 4.5-inch display and while it's not full HD, it is still a high quality display. Owners also get an IPS ClearBlack display running at 854x480 resolution and a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor running at 1.2 GHz to power the on-board systems. It's a solid Windows Phone for either starting out with the platform or not requiring all the bells and whistles from high-end smartphones. 512 MB of RAM in the memory department joins 8 GB of internal storage, but the latter can be expanded with a MicroSD card.

Please ensure you thoroughly read through the rules before entering. This is a US-only competition. There are fifteen days left to enter, so fear not if you're unable to complete the challenge at this very moment. Ready to bag a new Lumia 635 and $635? Of course you are, head on over and enter the contest.

Thanks, John, for the tip!



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kenzibit says:

4.5 inch but looks tinier and smaller than my 920

It's because of the aspect ratio, 5:3 on the 920

Daniel Meek says:

but... never mind

Soypan says:

15/3 = 5, 9/3 = 3

flygeani says:

US only hurray, useless posts for many of us

Glad, Rich mentioned it in the title

awneze says:

Why is this called a challenge? I don't get it, more like sweepstakes, if I'm not mistaken

Rich Edmonds says:

Yeah it's a sweepstakes, but you're challenged to leave an awesome note with what you'd spend the monies on :-P

I gots to get paid, man!

awneze says:

Ahh I see, got it

Daniel Meek says:

the challenge is to see how many FB friends you are willing to bother with it!

Every good things for America first

wpmartjr says:

Everything indeed

Valkyria says:

Already got my beast 1520 and my trusty
1020,so no thanks

boxa72 says:

I might just make the sickest app ever made n region lock it to every country bar the US lol

USA is where Windows Phone is failing and needs these competitions to catch up tbh.

poddie says:

Seriously? We don't even get half the Lumia line. Just because a US contest is announced on a US website by the US manufacturer of a device you ask get your ire up. Give me a break. Whine much?

saidas says:

With power comes priviledge. We are enjoying what we have left of it. We had a good run while it lasted.


salmanahmad says:

US only competition? Ah well, I'm fine with my Lumia 520.

generikhd says:

Well I'm fine with my 520 too! :D

bitfarm says:

USA only = Meh

CJ Thunder says:

Buy a better WP is the correct answer. Lol. Jk.

eXus#WP says:

lol it was my answer as well... If the Lumia 930 had an SD slot, it would have been that one...

eYinka says:

I should have known. Alright I'm fine with my 720.

Harry Wild says:

I probably would of upgrade to the 635 if it had 1GB RAM!  No mention of the camera or flash.  But I not interest since I going  to go with the iPhone 6 unlocked, 128GB model in black/grey!

AstroPop says:

So you'd upgrade to the low end $160 Lumia but it doesn't have 1GB of ram so you're going with the comparable $1199 128GB iPhone instead. Makes total sense dude, you're not trolling at all.


I often find myself shopping the cheapest Toyota model but end up going with the lamborghini instead because the rims for the toyota are not available in black. True story.

TechFreak1 says:

Haha, some people just make no sense at all :P.

Neek Capl says:

Genuinely lol'd, well played sir, well played.

If the iPhone 6 still only has 1GB RAM, I'm going to laugh so hard.

Collins Sang says:

I'm also fine with my Lumia 520

2tomtom says:

USA only :-/

Xaphoon148 says:

Please add "US only" in the headline... :P

kenzibit says:

Yeah...so we don't read at all :)

Rich Edmonds says:

My bad. Good call. Added the Americas. :-)

larry213 says:

Need facebook to enter. That's crap

akak84 says:

And that takes me out of the running. The need to have a facebook account is just crap.

You Americans.....

ahmettumis says:

Why do they make these challenges only for US

kenzibit says:

I think it's because they can't afford to post internationally :)

Yousef Kawmi says:

MS can't afford ? Is this April?

kenzibit says:

Lol...u guessed right bro

Ordeith says:

That blu phone is actually looking slightly more interesting at this point...

mukulagarwal says:

Y only US ???......

pooleyjnr says:

Noticed in the article that "Nokia" is not mentioned even though it is sold as a Nokia phone. Are you just getting into practice for the next new non Nokia Microsoft Lumia phone!

Rich Edmonds says:

Heh, we're just getting into the new habit.

Collins Sang says:

Why only US even Africans want this. We are among the biggest consumers of windows phones. Kenya especially

You may have answered your own question.

metallikunt says:

I don't get why they're making 512mb memory phones. Make them all 1gb at least. Half the shit on the app store requires 1gb memory so when you purchase this phone it's already outdated, memory wise. Nice phone regardless of that, I'd definitely buy if it had 1gb. Will enter this, everyone loves free stuff!!

imkulko says:

Us people lose their interest in windows phone

I don't get it, US ONLY? Put the in the title so we won't jump into reading. Why they do this? so they can increase the popularity of WP in the States? While the rest of the world is much more into WP than the States?

MKBHD, PocketNow, Unboxing Therapy, DBrand, etc. they are all USA based names or companies (call them what you want) and they do make INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS. Any person on the planet can participate in their Giveaways, so how come Microsoft can't do that for the whole world? Even if that's a some kind of marketing strategy, its just SAD, don't you think guys? :)

TechFreak1 says:

Well the title has amended and MS is trying their hardest to grow market share in their own backyard. Unfortunately they don't seem to be making any headway, we really need that Hero device that techwise is not already old by 6 months come launch and remove the annoying carrier exclusives... Until MS makes headway in the US, I can see alot more US only deals, sweepstakes and challenges coming in the future.

You have a good points here :)

TechFreak1 says:

Thanks, have worked in sales and marketing for awhile.

ortizang says:

US enjoy. You're the best for Microsoft! We're nothing!!!

ali27677 says:

Exactly... Why only US

wphashan says:

Us only? Even wpc do world-wide competitions, but Microsoft lol

nyolc8 says:

Why everyone surprised it's US only? It's Microsoft... You all should already know they only care about the US. Just have a look on Bing rewards, or Cortana, or almost everything :D

ritesh_meena says:

Only US????? ahhhh my bad luck

Juan41596 says:

I'll put towards a surface to use for college

aringavin says:

The answer is an Xbox One (and games, and an extra controller for my bro) to perfectly complement the 635!

Of course the darn thing requires Facebook. Guess no contest for me. Figures.

Nitaino says:

512 Ram is what kills

AstroPop says:

Why are people surprised this is US only? Cortana is only available in the US, they couldn't hold this contest anywhere else.

WPUser2 says:

Anybody seen this?
Link: windowsondevices.com

Microsoft is giving out free development boards to anyone who wants to start developing for windows. Just sign up and you get a free dev board and access to early software and some APIs!

Rich, Daniel, or Sam, or anybody! Do an article on this please, its worthy

peteinkaraka says:

Would be good for my old man, not for me

Slim Makay says:

Why must it be US only???

mxcoope says:

I would buy an xbox one and surface tablet.

635£ = Buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 and still have enough change for a fish supper and taxi home...

ladydias says:

Since the contest is $635 at the MS store, I'm going to assume the prize is a gift card which means no-go for making off with the funds to spend on the competition.

tohoshinki says:

Actually the 625 is the cheapest LTE Lumia.

supersmex says:

Paying my bill would probably be too priority.lol. Otherwise you can just get accessories . Buy some cool apps

928 this to me would be a downgrade. USA or not I'll pass.

Allen Texas says:

I'd give them both to my son who left WP because he insists in a qwerty keyboard - URGH, he's only 19 and this would remind him what's best.

Save the $635, the Lumia 635, and my current windows phone so I can buy a future high end Lumia phone with an SD card slot.

henocksandy says:

They give the prize to one who already has everything. Not to those who can't afford to buy a phone

juantomic says:

It would be an upgrade from my 520. And the $$$ would be used towards a surface tab. Thanks

realwarder says:

Stupid thing requires facebook.  This article should say that to have saved some of my life...

Koen Geerts says:

Sell the 635, get $730 total, buy a 930 :D

richmed says:

ok.. So... Why is the ENTRY form not working for me. Anyone having this. I filled in all needed and when I hit to Submit, nothing happens. :-(

Dave47 says:

Since I was interested in getting the 635, I threw my name in the (likely big) hat.  While others complain about its lack of "features" it'll be fine for my use.  I believe the price will lure folks to this device.  Not **everyone** needs an expensive smartphone.

Hell yes - i'd use that $635 to buy a Surface Pro 3.  ALL DAY SON


bosha says:

Well.. another gimmic.. It is difficult but still possible to justify why USA ONLY . But why is it FACEBOOK ONLY MEMBERS?? I do not want to be a Facebook member. It's just another way to collect e-mail addresses and other info to get more spam and more annoying phone calls...

Entered and done. Why not? I would probably hand over this phone to my mother if I were to win it.

koumpias says:


desilva says:

Why does it always have to revolve around Facebook?  Some people don't do FB

My Xbox One needs some games.

ZuneEtunes says:

US only! What a bummer.

$635 I can buy the Lumia 635

I'll buy as surface pro 3..

i would love to enter but i dont have facebook, its saying you need an account to enter. that sucks :( and isn't fair.