The Nokia Lumia 625 is described as the first low cost Windows Phone handset with 4G LTE connectivity, and as such is likely to be a popular choice for people that want faster data transfer without paying out for a high-end handset. It is similar in spec to the Nokia Lumia 520, and 620, but the 4G capabilities, and a larger screen are the two factors that make a big difference. If you’re considering buying a Nokia Lumia 625 to make the most of 4G in your area, here are a few things you might like to know about the handset.
Screen size: Alongside 4G LTE connectivity, a larger screen size allows users to take advantage of the functions that faster data transmission gives access to. A larger screen makes it easier to watch videos, play games, and browse the internet. The Nokia Lumia 625 has an impressive 4.7” screen, which has super sensitive touch screen technology. However, to keep the price low, the screen has a relatively low resolution. At 800×480 pixels it only has around 200 pixels per inch, which may mean the picture quality isn’t quite as good as you might expect from a 4G phone.
Cameras: Those who are used to the PureView photography of higher spec Nokia handsets might be slightly disappointed with the cameras available on the Nokia Lumia 625, but they are still sufficient to produce great photos and videos to share. The rear facing 5 mega pixel camera has LED flash, and there are a number of apps such as Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer, and Nokia Glam Me Lens to make your photography more creative. There is also a secondary front facing camera.
Battery life: Because the Nokia Lumia 625 is a relatively large phone it has space for a bigger-than-average battery. Although most people will still want to charge it daily, the phone actually has good stamina and the sealed 2000 mAh battery can easily last for two days.
Operating system: The Nokia Lumia 625 runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, with its colourful tiled interface. This is a fairly robust and easy to navigate system and load speeds are similar to higher end handsets.
Appearance: The Nokia Lumia 625 is an attractive handset with a better build quality than might be expected from a budget phone. It has an interchangeable semi-transparent shall which is available in a range of bright colours as well as more traditional black and white. Although it is a large phone, the rounded edges stop it looking bulky.
The Nokia Lumia 625 certainly fills a gap in the market for a large screened handset with 4G LTE connectivity, without the larger price tag usually associated with these features. While it may not have the screen resolution, or photographic capabilities of its more expensive counterparts, the high quality styling and robust Windows Phone 8 operating system ensure that this 4G handset doesn’t feel like a budget option.
“With a super-fast internet connection, there’s a real demand for big, beautiful screens that help bring all the content to life – this is where the Nokia Lumia 625 arrives with a really competitive price to match.” Vinay Jayakumar, Product Manager, Nokia