But now Nokia is stepping into the mix with the Nokia Lumia 625, the most affordable 4G smartphone to date.
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The Lumia 625's exterior takes design cues from its fellow Lumias: the 520 and 720 with the minimalist look and the seamless design that resembles unit body construction, even though it's actually removable, In the hand it feels fairly bulky, being 9.2 millimeters thick and just under 73 millimeters wide, but at 159 grams, you won't get tired using it one-handed.
As you'd expect from a Lumia device, the user experience is similar to nearly every Windows 8 cell phone out there.
Obviously, the focus of this device is its 4G connectivity. And typically that's a source of heavy battery drain. Something that the 2000mAh battery Doesn't appear to suffer from offering up a full day of general use without issue.
Oddly enough the low level Lumia 620 does feature NFC, but the Lumia 625 doesn't. The tradeoff in order to accommodate that 4G radio comes in the form of a lack-luster display and meager amounts of RAM.
- The large display, It's an expansive 4.7 inch true color IPS LCD with super sensitive touch.
- The clean tile design is easy to navigate, responsive, and fluid and Nokia packs a heap of extra apps on top to give the 625 a more unique feel.
- Lumia 625 is also the first Nokia to offer the company's SmartCam app out the box, following it's debut on the Nokia Lumia 95.
- The Lumia 625 also offers full HD video recording.
- The Lumia 625's standing in Nokia's Windows phone lineup means that its specs serve to keep things running smoothly but not much else.
- There's also WIFI with hotspot functionality, and the latest Bluetooth 4.0 LE on board too.
- There's a 1.2 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and 512 megabytes of RAM, which you'll only really run into trouble with if you try to play heavy 3D games.
- With a resolution of just 800 by 480 it's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
- The Lumia 625 doesn't feature NFC.