Nokia launches the Lumia 625, its largest phone yet

Nokia 625Nokia has announced the Lumia 625, a brand-new Windows Phone device with the largest screen seen yet on a Nokia Lumia device. OK, it’s not going to challenge the Galaxy Mega’s of the world, but at 4.7-inches, it’s still larger than the 4.5-inch Lumia 920 and Lumia 925, and matches the HTC One.

Where it doesn’t match HTC’s flagship phone is the resolution, as it’s 480 x 800. Not terrible, but nothing special. The screen resolution gives away the Lumia 625’s mid-range position, a point emphasized by the remaining spec. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM, and the camera has 5-megapixels.

The spec list continues with a basic VGA video camera on the front, 8GB worth of internal storage space, a microSD card slot which can boost this by 64GB, plus a variety of Nokia apps including those for the camera – Smart Cam, Panorama and Cinemagraph – plus Here Maps.

Despite the phone’s ordinary specification and 220 euro, that’s £190, price tag; the Lumia 625 it does come with 4G LTE connectivity, making it easily the cheapest 4G Windows Phone out there. Nokia will sell the Lumia 625 in several colours, including yellow, orange, green, white and black. Inside the pack you’ll also find a pair of new Boom headphones, which have an inline microphone and controls for music and calls.

Nokia intends to put the Lumia 625 on sale before the end of September, and Vodafone is the first network to confirm it’ll be stocking the phone.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars