Nokia Lumia 625 Bigger. Better. Faster.
Abdul Moiz |
08 May 2014
The Lumia 625 is not just an update to the upper-budget Lumia 620 it's the biggest Lumia handset there is, with built in 4G at a very reasonable price. The 625 has a large 4.7in screen, which is even bigger than the 4.5 inches of the Lumia 925. This makes the phone quite a handful, but it’s still possible to use one-handed; particularly as, unlike Android, you don’t have to pull menus down from the top of the screen. It's also pretty heavy at 159g, which is 20g more than the Lumia 925, if nowhere near the weighty Lumia 920.
Unlike most handsets with screens this large, which tend to have at least 1,280x720 pixels, the Lumia 625 betrays its budget nature with its 800x480-pixel screen. By current standards, this is very few pixels to stretch across such a large screen, and leads to a low 201ppi pixel density figure.
Headlines aside, you definitely can’t read text on web pages when zoomed out, and the jagged edges to fonts can look decidedly retro when compared to a phone with a 1,280x720 or 1,920x1,080 resolution. However, as long as you don’t mind zooming when surfing, the Lumia 625 is a reasonable web browsing phone. It's certainly quick enough to cope with complicated web pages
As you'd expect, the 625 comes with Nokia's HERE Maps and Nokia Music apps. These give you worldwide offline mapping, turn-by-turn navigation and a large number of free music tracks, organised by various playlists. The offline and navigation features of HERE Maps can be found on Android phones in Google Maps, but HERE Maps lets you store entire countries offline rather than just sections, and we found Nokia's maps to be sometimes more detailed. Nokia Music is an excellent selection of high-quality free music. The Lumia 625 has a 5-megapixel camera, and Nokia's impressive Smart Cam app. This takes several photos at once when you press the shutter (7 photos on the 625, compared to ten on more expensive Lumias). As well as letting you choose the best shot, having more than one photo of the same scene lets the 625 perform some fancy effects. Action Shot, for example, overlays an object moving past the camera on a single frame, so you can see the progression across the photo. The Remove Moving Objects function does what you’d expect, such as removing a passing bus from a shot of a landmark. A feature we haven’t seen before is Motion Focus.
i definetely recommend people who are tired of using android and want to a windows phone that's worth your money........