At the LiveLumia party yesterday, Nokia Nigeria unveiled the new Lumia 625. The 625 is a mid-range smartphone with a handful of top-end specifications. Of note are the 4.7-inch display and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Sure, I enjoyed the music and the dance, but I had to get my hands on the device first! Thanks to Titilayo for making it happen.
I was immediately surprised at how Nokia managed to fit in a 4.7-inch display into a size just a little bigger than the Lumia 720 (which has a 4.3-inch display). The 625 certainly isn’t as bulky as I expected, and has a nice weight too. I certainly agree that it is a nice upgrade to the 620. While it has a larger display and more powerful processor than the 720, its camera is only 5 megapixel. The Lumia 720 has a 6.1 megapixel camera.
I spent some time taking pictures for your benefit. Enjoy:
The Lumia 625 in two colours side by side:
The Lumia 625 beside the slightly smaller Lumia 720:
Two more comparison shots of the Lumia 625 on the 720. The 720 is on top in both shots:
Back-to-back: In this picture (from foreground clockwise): Lumia 625, Lumia 720, Lumia 925, and Lumia 820:
Being mid-range Windows Phone, it has only 512 MB of RAM, but that is very adequate on the platform. As such, the UI runs very smoothly as I expected it would. And, yes; it comes with the Amber software update pre-installed.
I asked about the pricing and was told that the Lumia 625’s recommended retail price is N42,000 only. I was also told that Nokia has a deal with MTN for data bonus on the Lumia 625. SMS NOKIA to 131 and activate minimum 250MB monthly data plan and MTN will double your data allocation.