The big, colourful Nokia Lumia 625 Video
The big, colourful Nokia Lumia 625 Video Transcript
I'm Andrew Holye for CNET and I'm here checking out the Nokia Lumia 625, a colorful budget Nokia with a huge screen. So, at 4.7 inches, the Lumia 625 is the biggest phone in the Lumia range. The top end 920 is only 4.5 inches and the 620 that just sits just below this is only 3.8. Suddenly, the screen resolution itself hasn't been increased. It's only 800 by 480 pixels which is very low especially for a phone of this size. It does mean that small text and the lines around some of the big Windows 8 tiles don't look particularly sharp. It's reasonably bright, but it definitely doesn't have the same bold rich colors and deep black levels of some of the higher end Lumias. Well dressed at the Lumia range, it's extremely colorful. This plastic back panel is available in yellow, in white, green, black or a red-orange color and you can swap the cases too, meaning you can pull up on a fresh one when your existing case starts to look a bit dirty. You will be able to buy these separately, but Nokia hasn't yet said exactly how much they'll cost. It's running Windows Phone 8 software with the same colorful big tiles that you'll see on any other Windows Phone device. It has got the new Amber update, meaning that it has this smart cam software that lets you take multiple photos at one [unk] and action shot. It's powered by 1.2 gigahertz dual-core processor which isn't obviously gonna be anything like as powerful as some of the quad-core chips you'll find in higher end phones, but it still seems quite nippy in my hands on and there isn't a whole lot you can really get from Windows Phone devices that's really going to tax that. You'll find a load of the bundled Nokia software on board too like HERE maps or the HERE drive GPS software navigation and the Nokia Music streaming program. Around the back, you'll see a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash and the phone itself is powered by a 2,000-milliamp battery which should give plenty of juice. Networks and shops haven't yet announce exactly how much they're going to be stocking the 625 for, but it is expected to be SIM-free for around Â£200 making it a very affordable option. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the Nokia Lumia 625.
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Nokia Lumia 625 Review
The good: The Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch screen makes for effortless viewing, and the $300 price tag its wallet-friendly for an unlocked phone. Depending on your area, it also supports LTE.
The bad: For a phone of its size, the Lumia 625's too-low resolution is fuzzy and dull compared to premium Lumias. The 625's 5-megapixel camera struggles taking photos in the shade.
The bottom line: Despite a few faults, the Lumia 625’s smooth, higher-end design and solid performance make it a great value for the price.
Nokia Lumia 625 Specs
Part number: LUMIA625
- Product Basic Spec