Nokia launches the Lumia 625 Windows Phone in the UK, available August 28

Nokia announced today the launch and availability of the Lumia 625 here in the UK. The 4G Windows Phone was unveiled last month and sports the largest display on any Lumia Windows Phone yet, a whopping 4.7-inches. O2, Vodafone, EE, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u will all be stocking the new smartphone for consumers to pick one up. 

Prices will be around £21 a month on contract or £179 on Pay As You Go (PAYG). When will you be able to purchase the Lumia 625? From Wednesday 28th August. If you're looking at an affordable smartphone with a massive display and neat specifications for the price tag, the Lumia 625 will be a perfect investment.

The screen size is joined by a 1.2GHz dual-core, 5MP rear shooter (FFC included), 512MB RAM, 2000mAh battery and 8GB storage (with microSD support). Here's what Nokia's VP UK and Ireland, Conor Pierce had to say about the Lumia 625:

"The Nokia Lumia 625 combines high end innovation and experiences with a stunning 4.7” screen and 4G connectivity, to bring high speed entertainment to new audiences on a budget. It’s a fantastic blend of affordability and performance, in short it’s the product that the UK 4G market has been waiting for."

Five semi-transparent changeable shells are available as optional purchases, should you desire to further personalise your Windows Phone to keep it looking fresh. You have orange, bright green, yellow, white and black to choose from. Another massive selling point here, along with the screen, is the 4G connectivity. With UK mobile operators looking to launch their new 4G upgrades this year, now is a perfect time to get a compatible handset, preparing for the future.

Lumia Ecosystem

The Lumia 625 fits in comfortably in the Lumia family, being a step up from the Lumia 620. Check out our previous hands-on for a quick look at the handset. We'll have more coverage to follow.

Rich Edmonds
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