Nokia explains the Lumia 625's unique look and feel

Lumia 625

The Lumia 625 was today announced by Nokia, sporting a generous 4.7-inch IPS display and 4G connectivity. While it's an affordale smartphone, the Lumia 625 is really a diamond in the rough, especially if you're looking at a large device with a smooth Windows Phone 8 experience. There are numerous little elements to the device that make it stand out from the rest of the Lumia family.

Nokia Conversations caught up with Kyeyoung Kang and Jenny Cui from the design team to find out what's exactly new in the product.

As we've mentioned a few times, the Lumia 625 sports the largest display yet in the Lumia range of Windows Phones. That said, it's been designed to feel human, tactile and comfortable with "purity and seamlessness at the centre of the design approach." This is immediately noticeable as soon as you look at the Windows Phone. Utilising the advanced knowledge in polycarbonate construction, Nokia has produced a natural smartphone.

The glass curves at the edges of the screen and the pillowed removeable shells feel comfortable to hold. As Conor Pierce, VP Nokia UK & Ireland noted, "it looks and feels like a pebble." And boy, what a pebble this mobile phone is. As usual, Nokia has opted for its iconic choice of colours for the Lumia 625: red, cyan, yellow, black and white.

The removeable shells are crafted from a single price of polycarbonate and feature an inner colour designed to amplify the colour choice. Check the above photo for a quick look at the inside of one of the shells (this one being white). 

Lumia 625 1020
Lumia 1020, meet the Lumia 625

If you loved the Lumia 620, you'll get on well with the new Lumia 625. It's strange because the colours are a matt finish and simply seduce you into gazing at how bright and bold the device is.

Source: Nokia


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Nokia explains the Lumia 625's unique look and feel


If its cheap enough in Australia I'll probably get it for family members. The specs are decent for a low to mid range phones.

Make the next Lumia a high end with expandable storage, a 4.7" or 4.8" screen, polycarbonate, gorilla glass 2 or 3, expand on the PureView tech and I'll buy the damned thing, contract or not!

But I WANT MOAR than just gorilla glass! If Nokia does my wish for the next phone (GDR3/Blue most likely), I'll just say "SHUT UP AND BREAK MY BANK B*TCH*S!"

Then just sit down, be quiet, and wait. If you can't wait then you can go for Android. The door's open for you.

Dude, while I was a bit serious, I was adding A LOT of over dramatization to the text. I love Windows Phone and I'm not going back to iOS or Android.

Sorry if I don't catch dramatization in your text. But the point is, let's wait because they do NEED a lot of time to design, develop, and release the phone as the best as they can, with a LITTLE distraction of their customers' satisfaction. That's why Nokia's mainboards in the phone are built as neat as you can find on your computer's motherboard.

No need for 'tude. What he wants in a phone is what I want. But doesn't mean we will stop buying their flagships even if they don't deliver what our dreams and hopes desire

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Same thing I immediately realized by seeing this picture. 2000 mAh is a good start, but the 4.7" screen could be more hungry than my Lumia 720's..

Bare in mind that because a range of smartphones is normally between 4 to 8 devices, a manufacturer can't really satisfy each and every one of your fantasies.These devices are built after some heavy research as where the market is standing in the present.

Lumia 520 has 8 GB internal memory, Lumia 620 has 8 GB internal, Lumia 720 has 8 GB internal memory too, and now Lumia 625 has 8 GB internal also. I always hope they make 16 GB internal memory low end Lumia, with the other files that always increasing, 8 GB internal memory sometimes not enough. Well, I will see how affordable the price when comes to Southeast Asia region.

I have a L620, I don’t think the internal memory need to increase to 16GB with an additional cost… it has 64Gb of expandable memory. Few things that has to take care are Other Storage and the facility to move resource files of the apps to the SD like the Nokia map did with offline maps..

Higher memory is better, 8 GB gives user 4 GB only, if 16 GB memory it can give user mire than 9 GB. I agree too some apps can be moved to microSD to free some microSD spaces.

I haven't really been able to take advantage of too many games because of the proliferation of 8GB devices...they are simply much too big, I'd have to have nothing on my phone to play. Its either apps or games, tough choices to make. =[

8Gb is pretty ok.I have an 820 & never ran out of space, although I have a lot of apps and a few games.An average user doesn't need more than 8Gb for those type of files (for the rest of it, like photos, music and videos, you can still put a big MicroSD card in there)

16gb is nothing i have 16gb 8x and it uses 5gb in what they call other storage........that is a lot i would if this phone does the same.

I think its HILARIOUS that i'm reading largest wp8 in different discussions. Guess everyone forgot that one company  first to announce a wp8 made a 4.8 inch

Exactly what I was thinking, that and that same phone has a removable battery and expandable storage!!!!

I'm not a huge fan of the writing style in this article. It feels too promotional to me, like Nokia's marketing department was feeding you lines.

More well-rounded critique and objective discussion next time, please.

Psychologically, they'll exert some influence over your opinions. Your choice I guess, I prefer less obvious preferential bias so I can draw my own conclusions without subconscious interference.

What news outlet or company doesn't exert psyc influence. I'm totally aware of that.
All I'm saying is I don't require an outlet to be objective. They are still humans behind a keyboard. Meaning, they think and get influenced too. So, I rely on my own experience to cut through the muck. If you exhibit problems of differenciating on your own then try to get better at it. All it takes is a small amount of insight.

This phone should cost 170 euros few weeks after launch. ATIV S is selling for 250 euros and is the best deal you can get running WP right now.

Thin Lumia's are so beautiful with the polycarbonate. Still love the 920 and 1020 tank that shatter other phones though.

Got the 920 few seasons ago and still its the best out there till now. Solid great phone with a nice camera housed in a 1cm smooth design. Amber and 8.1 can last me another year.

I have to ask....what's an "affordale smartphone?" I know you Brits speak a different flavor of English from us Yanks, but still......???? Otherwise an excellent article.
Too much caffeine this morning for me<g>.

This is a good appetizer for the main dish coming at the end of this year. Can't wait to see what's up!

Affordadale= buying an affordable valley. :)

the phone looks awesome, but a removable 2500 mAh battery AND removable SD card would be nice. I like Nokia branching out in screen size. We can attract users from Droid who like big screens.

I hope they still produce high end 4.5 inch phones in the future. To me this size is just right. Any bigger and I can just use my tablet.