Nokia Lumia 625

Nokia Launches Budget 4.7″ Lumia 625

Nokia Lumia 625

Nokia has tarted to get traction in the smartphone space with its Lumia range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, but it still remains a blip compared to the likes of Samsung and Apple.

In order to try and gain some of the budget market share, which has been surprisingly poorly addressed by Android, Nokia has come out with the 4G capable Lumia 625 with a huge 4.7″ display. That makes it Nokia largest screen smartphone, and nearly up there with some phablets, but what else will it offer?

The 4.7″ display only comes with a 201 pixels per inch image density, which will look a little poor against some of the latest 300ppi+ Retina Displays and theur ilk, but with the phone coming in at just £200 without contract, it is in a completely different market to the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4. No matter the price, it also comes packing a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU which would have been top of the range just 12 months ago, along with 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage with the possibility of upping that to 72GB with the addition of a 64GB MicroSD card.

Round the back it offers a healthy 5MP camera that will be fine for most snapshots, although lacks some of Nokia’s latest image stabilisation or PureView technologies, and powering the device is a sizeable 2000mAh Lithuim-Ion battery, which should mean it keeps going for hours.

The Nokia Lumia 625 may not be competing with the superphones like the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, or HTC One, but it also comes in at under half their price, and for just £200 this sounds like a bargain.

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