Lumia 635 now available for purchase on T-Mobile's site

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As promised a few weeks ago, T-Mobile's website is now selling the Lumia 635, the budget priced Windows Phone 8.1 device from Microsoft. T-Mobile is selling the phone for $0 down and $7 per month for 24 months with its postpaid Simple Choice plan, which means it will cost a total of $168.

T-Mobile is the first wireless carrier to sell the Lumia 635 in the U.S., which is also officially the first phone sold in the country to have Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 installed and available for use out of the box. It has a 4.5-inch display with a 854x480 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128 GB with a microSD card. There's also a five megapixel rear camera.

Just a reminder: T-Mobile will start selling the Lumia 635 in its stores in the U.S. on July 16, and that will be followed by MetroPCS selling the phone for $99 in its stores and online on July 18. AT&T is scheduled to sell the Lumia 635 but a launch date has yet to be revealed.

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enzom09 says:

So 130 at Microsoft store, 168 at tmobile and 99 at metropcs? Goddamn why isn't there just uniform pricing

jgbstetson says:

T-Mobile pricing makes it very clear that the uncarrier isn't offering EIP at 0% interest, they just throw it into the principle. Think twice before you buy direct from T-Mobile.

RaRa85 says:

Still though....$7/month.

jgbstetson says:

Yeah, I know it looks attractive to customers and I guess that's good for MS and T-Mobile, but I just think it's the opposite of how Legere likes to promote his brand. Whatever, a fool and his money...buyer beware, blah blah.

Still though, $30-70 more than people should be paying.

It's like people going to ripoff places like Rent-A-Center and financing an iPad, or something else, for twice what it really costs.


wpguy says:

You mean like how the $30-70 more per month on the other major carriers than people should be paying? I don't mind saving $690-1610 over 24 months.

I'm just talking about the cost of what is generally considered a prepaid phone. I'm on prepaid myself and buy my devices outright.

TheCudder says:

Well a T-Mobile specific handset does enable WiFi calling, so if you need/want that and willing to pay just a tad more --- it may be worth it to pay a little extra. You'll be out of luck as far as WiFi calling if it's not T-Mobile branded.

jgbstetson says:

You can get this exact same phone, T-Mobile branded worth WiFi calling, for $130 at the MS store.

TheCudder says:

Didn't catch that, figured the MS version was an unlocked non-branded model --- but I see that it is T-Mobile. You probably need to make better life decisions if your need to finance a $130 budget smartphone.

mmmdonuts says:

It's a convenience for those who don't want or have the money up front. Subsidized carriers don't change rates when contracts are fulfilled. At least TMO stops billing for the phone when it's paid off.

bibleverse1 says:

$99 is not bad at all. Could they not get this for the other prepaid services like cricket, virgin mobile, or boost. It would seem to me folks on a prepaid service would appreciate a device that cost $99.99.

Aaron M says:

A year ago, $99 would have been an amazing price. But now that price range is becoming a more crowded market with some very legit budget Android phones.

vw1610 says:

I saw a speed camparison video between the 1020 and 635 on you tube some where. the 635 had a cricket splash screen on startup. I bet it's coming soon.

I preordered a 635 att through the Microsoft store a couple weeks ago when it was up for a day. I hope I get it soon. no word on shipment yet.

Aashish13 says:

All US companies should buy this phone

And then? Throw them out? Only a company with suicidal thoughts can come up with such specs. Typing from Lumia 635.

Aashish13 says:

Y they will throw it just coz of 512 mb ram. For eg a companys ceo threw his Lumia just bcoz he couldn't play big EA Games

MediaCastleX says:

You're such a techno elitist... =P

pankaj981 says:

Honestly why did you buy a 635?

I would like if my company buy me this phone, a good processor, 4G for work, beautiful phone, I think great for business. Unfortunately they bought me a old 720 :(

jgbstetson says:

Unbelievable. Did you report this to your labor bureau?

Clavitox says:

They bought you a 720 with a superior camera battery, and better design? How dare they

I don't use camera for work, most of the time it's internet, battery life on 635 works fine, IMO 635 has better design.

635 is cheap and I ddn't want to use Android. If that's the user base MS is targeting then good luck for them.

MikeSo says:

Yeah, how dare they target the vast majority of users that want a cheap phone?

TheCudder says:

Not at all, T-Mobile likely moved way more Lumia 521's than 925's. This is probably why theyr'e more likely to support budget WP devices in the feautre than flagships.

ovarelat says:

No this one, I need a high end for t-mobile

AccentAE86 says:

Why oh why 512mb ram?

Aashish13 says:

Good if you don't play big games or you're a hardcore pc gamer or ps or xbox gamer. 512 mb ram is sufficient for such ppl.

Clavitox says:

No, too manyresuming screens

umovies says:

yea then upgrade when the 1525 comes or mclauren 

ovarelat says:

Yes Mclaren to replace my 1520, but they take to long

wpguy says:

Your 1520 is seven months old and already "needs" replacing? Can I have some of your pocket change?

SofyanLegend says:

Can i trade my lumia 520 for that's phone for free ?

casualk says:

That would be price fixing too many companies get away with that.

bibleverse1 says:

The phone makes so many compromises I dont know if I can forgive the 512mb RAM.

I'll keep my L810, thank you.

Mandroid#AC says:

Same here, working fine for me, I'll probably upgrade to the next tmo flagship.

XtiaN710 says:

Yep. WP8.1 dev preview saved my 810, for now. I'm waiting for a 6 inch screen device.

It was available in Jordan week ago for 169 $

JoRdaNeK says:

In meeeee!!?? :P

Hhahahahahahahahah :p

They should make a phone with upgradable RAM

CCAZPastor says:

On HSN for $119. Delivery on 7/21. Daughter will be very surprised for her birthday!

Tense says:

It's a great deal, I've already ordered one for my brother!

sachinrex says:

Pic shows 30 updates!!! Update it!!

Snap Dragon says:

Nokia always Ram 512Mb.

percistratus says:

Yea, 3 months later. Who still does that?

AriesDog says:

I have the 521. I don't see any reason to "upgrade" to this. Specs are roughly the same. The slightly bigger screen isn't worth losing the physical buttons.

SpeedT54 says:

It also has a quad core 1.2ghz. I say its a worthy upgrade for just $100. And there's plenty games that run on 512mb ram.

Clavitox says:

Its not worth the upgrade

theefman says:

$100 for half a millisecond faster launch times, but other compromises like fewer sensors and lack of physical nav & camera buttons. Not worth it at all.

glow84 says:

They should make front facing camera!!! Even $70 android phones on metro pcs have front facing cameras. Wanted to upgrade my mothers 520 but no front facing no buy.

My Moms next mobile phone. 4.5in upgrade from the 4in 521.

irsyadhhs says:

That's completely no Nokia name mentioned in the news.

rebirth82 says:

I ordered it from HSN a few days ago for my daughter. $119 with car charger and portable charger included. 4 payments on flexpay. I know $7 a month is a lot easier on the wallet but just 4 payments and I'm done.

jfivieght says:

Did it ship to you yet? Says delivery expected on the 21st...

diegolara says:

I got mine from hsn also. I got it for 99 for simply applying for the hsn card. Its the best deal even better than t-mobile. I got it in flex pay. Its better then paying 7 for 24 months.

T-Mobile is currently selling 925 refurbished for 150. Though you need to buy them outright. But that just make this at 168 look silly. Even if it does have expandable storage and the 925 doesn't.

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Really? Let me see what can be done.

juanitoriv says:

Huh. My 8X is busted up. $150 isn't bad.

In order to see the 150 price you need to view the phone off the upgrade your device page from mytmobile. If you just look at the T-Mobile site it shows 199 as the price for the refurbed 925. I actually just ordered one and paid 186 total with overnight shipping.

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Dayyyyyum, that's cheap! I'm tempted to get my mother to upgrade to this from her Lumia 620. I said something to her about it a few weeks ago, but she says she's fine with her 620.

MikeSo says:

She would lose the front facing camera.

Ordeith says:

She would lose the front facing camera, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flash, NFC, magnetometer, and super sensitive touch.  It might not be much of an upgrade.

Ian Hanson says:

Please avoid spreading false information. The 635 has a proximity sensor.

MikeSo says:

Pretty sure I read that it doesn't have proximity or ambient light sensor. At least WP Central said the 630 doesn't, and I thought they were the same specs: http://www.wpcentral.com/lumia-630-introduces-sensorcore-excludes-ambien...

Ordeith says:

Please avoid spreading false information. The 635 does not have a proximity sensor.


MikeSo says:

Agreed. Currently, I don't think the 635 is much of an upgrade from ANY existing WP. A little bit from 520/521 though.

MikeSo says:

I said I wouldn't buy this because it offered no significant upgrade from my Lumia 521... But my son took that phone swimming last week so it's dead now. All of a sudden the 635 looks pretty attractive. :)

Interesting how the low/mid range Lumias are to be sold on multiple carriers, but flagships are carrier exclusives.

arn6735 says:

HSN offered it @ 120 + battery bank...i guess it's a better deal than TM...

Guatemala7 says:

You can get it at HSN for like 130$, plus you get a portable charger and some other stuff. There's just a pretty big, noticeable, and very frustrating price difference

wp8-1 says:

If you are on T-Mobile the 925 is too good of a deal to ignore. I know its not brand new, but specs are better than this, has 1gb ram, all the sensors I need. It's a high end phone for 150$ just put on preview for developers like me, and you wont be disappointed.

Where's my update for my Icon?