The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in Malaysia from next week. The 4.7-inch Windows Phone device features the largest display ever fitted on a Nokia Windows Phone. It also comes with LTE connectivity and at just RM940, the Lumia 625 is keenly priced. Nokia is saying that the Lumia 625 is the first affordable smartphone in its range to feature LTE but do you get what you’re paying for?
With a 4.7-inch LCD display, the Lumia 625 is considered average in a market dominated by Android phones with large displays sporting 720p or full 1080p resolution. And the display isn’t particularly sharp either. Pushing out a lowly 201ppi with a 800×480 resolution, the Lumia 625 has one of the lowest pixel densities we’ve seen on a smartphone in recent months. On the up side, the display sports Gorilla Glass 2 and can be used even when you’re using gloves.
Powering the Lumia 625 is a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Usable memory can be increased with a microSD card slot that takes cards up to 64GB and there’s also 7GB of cloud storage courtesy of Microsoft via SkyDrive. Though, 7GB of cloud storage is small considering Samsung and HTC are offering 25GB of cloud storage for free. Other specs include LTE connectivity, a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video and a VGA front-facing camera along with Nokia’s Smart Camera app. Powering the device is a 2,000mAh battery.
The Lumia 625 has an exchangeable translucent rear shell that’s available in orange, yellow, green, white and black. Get full details on the Lumia 625 here.