With the sheer number of smartphones on the market today, and our increasing need to carry an arsenal of devices everywhere we go; it was only a matter of time before someone came up with one device that can do everything you desire and more.
Enter Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL which comes with Windows Phone 8.1 OS, and once Windows 10 is released, it’s guaranteed to take full advantage of the handset's impressive specs (powered by 1.2. GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1 GB RAM), amping up the user experience to the next level. The Lumia 640 XL comes with a 3000 mAh removable battery guaranteed to easily last an entire day of heavy usage. For a hectic on-the-go job like a journalist the dual-SIM phone is pretty nifty given what it has to offer at a price tag of only US$220.
Designed with Office 365 integration in mind, the Lumia 640 XL comes with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal on your phone, laptop and tablet (normally for an annual sum of US$65), which includes the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.
For a journalist, the need to write can strike at any time; with the Lumia 640 XL and Office 365, you can take your work with you anywhere you go without the need of laptops, tablets and other devices. Since the files are stored on OneDrive, Microsoft is offering 1 TerraByte OneDrive space with the phone to cater to all your storage needs. You can be in your office typing an article one moment, the next you’re on the move with the Lumia 640 XL in your hands, making more changes to your documents that are easily synced between phone, PC or tablet.
One of the other handy features of the Lumia 640 XL is its 13MP camera with LED flash. Coupled with the Lumia 640 XL’s native Lumia Camera app, the 640 XL pretty much guarantees good pictures throughout. A huge bonus for journalists at events like press conferences where speed is essential in capturing gorgeous photographs with the best lighting possible. The front-facing, wide angle 5MP camera is also incredibly useful for conducting face-to-virtual-face interviews via Skype or snapping the occasional self-indulgent selfie.
It’s easy to scroll through photos as well as documents even in sunlight, and the 5.7 inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass screen is big enough to easily consider the Lumia 640 XL, coupled with Office 365 and OneDrive, as a portable office for any journalist or on-the-go professional.
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