HANDS-ON: Nokia Lumia 625 with 4.7″ Screen & Translucent Shell

We got the chance to play with the newly announced Nokia Lumia 625 during our trip to the Nokia House 2 weeks ago and here are some photos along with a brief hands-on review of the device.

Before we move on, here are the specs of the Lumia 625:
Display: 4.7 inch WVGA @ 201ppi with Sunlight Readability Enhancement, High Brightness Mode, Color Enhancement and Super Sensitive Touch
Battery: 2000 mAh; talk time – up to 15.2 hours (3G)
Processor: 1.2GHz, Dual Core Snapdragon S4
Connectivity: USB2.0, BT 4.0+ LE, WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector
Camera: 5-megapixel autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps
Memory: 512MB RAM; 8GB storage with support for up to 64GB SD card

At first glance, the 625 looks a lot like the 820. Upon closer inspection, we noticed the enlarged display which is now at 4.7 inches. The edges and corners are now rounder and smoother. Overall, the devices looks very young, warm and comfortable. We LOVE the curved glass. Always a fan of that.

One of the key selling points of the device besides the screen is the semi-transparent shell. According to Nokia, it is made out of layered polycarbonate whereby they only painted the inside layer, allowing it to show depth and look magical.

Holding it up against the light will allow us to see the translucent effect especially the sides of the phone.

The Lumia 625 is Nokia’s biggest Lumia yet. In this photo above, we compared the size of the phone and the screen side by side with the Lumia 925. The 0.2″ does make a difference in the size but still acceptable.

Thickness is almost similar to the Lumia 925.

There are 5 colours; black, white, green, orange and yellow. Our personal favorite is definitely the orange.

So there you go, hands-on with the Lumia 625. It will ship in quarter three for around €220 before any local taxes or operator subsidies.