Lumia 625 - £150
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Lumia 625
The Nokia Lumia 625 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 8.1. It offers much of the same functionality as the flagship models, but at a more affordable price.
This phone has a 4.7 inch touchscreen (that works even when wearing gloves) and displays in 199PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Lumia 625 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 28 out of 100.
The Lumia 625 has an estimated battery life of around 24 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Lumia 625 comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage.
The Lumia 625 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Lumia 625 is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Nokia Lumia 625 has an FM radio and an MP3 player with the Nokia Music (an app that provides unlimited music streaming without the need for a subscription). It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and it comes with Excel, PowerPoint and Word, which is ideal for last minute adjustments before those important meetings. This phone comes preloaded with the City Lens, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit apps. City Lens superimposes points of interest over the image the phone receives from its camera, Nokia Drive is a voice guided sat-nav that can also download maps for offline use and Nokia Transit gives you detailed bus, train and tube information in many of the UK's major cities. Other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is a competent smartphone with a long battery life and 4G connectivity. It has a good array of features and is likely to appeal to the teenage/student market.