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Review of Nokia Lumia 625: How it can be Considered as “a Hero of the Big Screen?”

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Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (~199 ppi pixel density)

Camera 5 MP, f/2.4, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash, 1/4' sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus

Processor Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400, CPU - Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait, GPU - Adreno 305

Memory microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot), Internal - 8 GB, 512 MB RAM

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GWA)

Inside IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (~199 ppi pixel density)

Diagonal screens on modern phones are mushrooming. Only the public was accustomed to 4 inches, as soon as there are devices with diagonals almost 5 inches. Where there is a demand, there can be a proposal. In this race of a “Large format”, one of the most important factors is the price. Buyers are enticed by low prices and large screens. How good are these devices, we will try to answer in this review of Nokia Lumia 625 – a product that has parameters such as phone and tablet. For simplicity, we will use the vulgar name “Cover”, “Phablet” and the most common – “Shovel”

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Design of the Phablet Nokia Lumia 625

Always meet on clothes, it makes sense to start with this item. Even for a device with a rather big diagonal, it is heavy. 625-th model has only 25 grams heavier than its predecessor. But even simple math says that it goes into the category of “strands” in its lineup. There is a category of buyers which are oriented for the purchase of heavy and large smartphone. Another distinctive feature was its appearance. It can be described as a fusion of design. Logically rather big machine is designed for the male audience, which implies a strict styling, clear forms and a certain consistency. But the result of the work of developers became bright purely “Lumia” style playful colors and rounded shapes. Perhaps the ladies may be interested in this design, but only a few will be able to cope with such a “dimensional” device. On the whole, it is an unusual device “for fans”.

Assembly and arrangement of controls does not require many words as all is done in the best traditions of Lumia and Microsoft. To create a case there was used a matte color plastic.

Ergonomics is on a high level – rounded shapes help the phone to be comfortably located in your hand (as far as possible possible). No sense to speak about the “usability” as such a giant needs at least a couple of fingers to control. All the physical keys are located on the right edge (including the camera button).

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Under the back cover, you can find a removable battery, slots for “SIM” cards and the memory card.

Having turned the smartphone, we can see Corning Gorilla glass panel. Under it there are standard touch-sensitive WP buttons.

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Software

The entire series of Nokia Lumia are like twins in terms of components. Only a few models have received stand out from the total. This model is based on the Windows Phone 8 OS. Those people who, when buying a modern phone, were guided not only by the design, but also by the content, should be aware of the plight of the OS. Its supporters and opponents were divided into two equal camps. To be able to compete with Apple and Google, developers had to create original products, such as the navigation software (Here Drive, Here Maps, and Here Transit). Besides, praiseworthy are text and music editors, applications for working with photos and video material.

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Screen

We should note the unusual display, which is a combination of the long diagonal of 4.7 ” and a resolution of WVGA (800 × 480). The pixel density is not high (199 ppi). At the heart of the screen is the IPS-matrix. Unfortunately, the proprietary technology ClearBlack was not applied to this modification. The hypersensitive screen is able to respond to simultaneous 10-finger taps. Oleophobic coating is absent.

Interface and Communications

In the review of smartphones you can hardly find any information about parameters of supported communications. Usually it is enough to specify this factor in the summary of product characteristics. But the key feature of the Nokia Lumia 625 is its support of LTE/4G networks. Perhaps in this way many of the features of the phone were cut down. Switching from one network to another can be done without any problems. Others futures of this phone are not different from the others.

Camera

The main camera is 5 megapixel resolution. Control of both cameras is very convenient with the help of mechanical keys on the right edge of the phone. Extensive capabilities allow applications to process photos. There is auto focus and LED flash.

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Autonomy

There is a 2000 mAh capacity battery, which safely withstands a few days due to the moderation of the components. Such “persistence” gives to this Phablet a special honor. He is in the list of one of the most “long-playing” devices.

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