Nokia Lumia 625


Nokia Lumia 625The Nokia Lumia 625 was released last year, in August (2013), and is the kind of smartphone you buy if you’re not planning on spending a lot of money on a smartphone and settle with something from the mid-range area that packs some nice, satisfying features. The entire package of features comes for a price which is more than reasonable and makes the Lumia 625 a budget phone that will certainly get some attention from the consumers. Check it out from the following review and see if it suits your needs!
The Lumia 625 comes in a box that also holds its charger, an A/C adapter, a microUSB cable, a pair of headphones, an additional back cover and the user manuals.
The smartphone measures 133.3 x 72.3 x 9.2 mm and has a weight of 159 grams, being noticeably bigger than its predecessor, the 620, but we mustn’t forget that the upgraded version brings a larger screen. The slimmer profile is most welcome, making the 625 look nice and sleek. Its build quality is good and the handset seems to be well put together. Even if it’s a budget phone, it stands very far from looking cheap and is very easy to manage, as its curved body and rear panel offer a great hand grip.
The Lumia 625 is equipped with a 4.7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a pixel density of 199 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display is highly responsive and offers a good image quality, with wide viewing angles, but doesn’t pass beyond being a mediocre one.
At the software department, the Nokia Lumia 625 is loaded with Windows Phone 8 and can be upgraded to WP8 Black. If you’re familiar with the minimalist user interface that’s specific for WP, my guess is that you’ll befriend easily with the device, especially as WP is, in my opinion, extremely intuitive and easy to manage due to its simplicity and nice integration. The most important thing is that it’s continuously improving, promising to offer a better and better user experience.
The Lumia 625 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 chipset, having a 1.2 GHz dual-core Krait processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a micro SD card of up to 64 GB. The RAM memory seems kind of limited and made me raise an eyebrow for a few seconds, but the phone is a good performer nevertheless and will offer a nice user experience.
Let’s see what’s cooking inside the connectivity package. The Lumia 625 comes with support for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri band 3G with HSPA, tri band 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n with Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2SP and LE and micro USB 2.0.
The Lumia 625 offers a pleasant experience when using it for surfing the web due to its large display and the capable Internet Explorer browser which works like a charm and offers a lot of settings for improving your browsing experience.
For taking pictures, the smart phone boasts a 5 MP snapper with autofocus that captures photos with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1936 pixels and also has a LED flash for assisting in low light situations. The camera application offers a lot of settings for adjusting your image quality, such as scenes, effects, white balance, ISO, contrast and more. The images produced with this snapper are extremely good, considering that it’s only a 5 MP device.
For shooting videos, the Lumia 625 is capable of producing some very decent 1080p clips at 30 fps. A VGA front facing camera is also on board.
Some other features offered by the Lumia 625 are the Office suite for viewing and editing document files, an FM Radio, a GPS with support for A-GPS and GLONASS, the Drive navigation service for free, some capable media players, 7 GB of free OneDrive storage and more.
The phone holds a 2000 mAh non-removable battery and will endure even more than 3 days of moderate usage.
Nokia Lumia 625


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