The new Nokia Lumia 625 features a 4.7-inch, 480 x 800 pixel screen, a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon processor, a 5.0 megapixel camera, and 8GB of storage. The software installed is Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. Do we love it? Hate it? Read on to find out.
We LIKE its connectivity
The Lumia 625 is a an unashamed budget phone, so it’s a pleasant surprise to see 4G/LTE included here (network dependent), alongside traditional 3G/HSDPA network connectivity and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. No NFC. But you can’t have everything in a cheap and cheerful handset like this. The LTE is good enough for us.
We LIKE its camera
Although it’s not the on a par with many newer phones, the 5.0MP camera in the Lumia 625 is good enough for general use and features autofocus, touch focus, an LED flash and geo-tagging. Video-wise, it’s capable of recording videos in 1080p full HD.
We LIKE its storage options
Nokia only includes 8GB of storage space in this phone as standard. But, there’s ample scope for expansion via its microSD slot.
We DON’T LIKE its screen
If there’s one thing that lets the Nokia Lumia 625 down (and shows where corners have been cut) its the 4.7-inch IPS LCD. It’s a good size and the trend is certainly for big-screened phones. But the roomy display is hampered by a resolution of only 480 x 800 pixels, giving it a blocky, chunky Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating of 198.5.
We DON’T LIKE the processor
While most new phones are opting for quad-core chips, the wallet-friendly nature of the Lumia 625 means that it has to make do with a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon chip.
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