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Nokia has announced a new addition to its Lumia series – the Lumia 625 which is one step above the Nokia Lumia 620. From the numbering system, it is obvious that 625 does offer some advantages over the 620, but exactly what new features it offers and how it compares to the old 620 remains the question. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to stack up the Lumia 625 against the Lumia 620.

Lumia face off:  620 vs 625

Let’s  start with the Lumia 620. It is an entry-level smartphone based on Windows Phone 8 OS. It’s small, affordable, powerful and perfect for those who want the Windows Phone 8 experience without getting broke. The phone sports 3.8-inch screen, Snapdragon S4 dual core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and a 1,300mAh battery. On the storage front, the phone comes with 8GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card.

The Lumia 625, on the other hand, is Nokia’s largest Lumia Windows Phone yet as it comes with a big 4.7-inch screen. It comes with 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM and a 2,000mAh battery. There’s 8GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot which is expandable up to 64GB.

Let’s compare technical specs of Nokia Lumia 625 with Lumia 620:

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Specs, Nokia Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 620
OS, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8
Dimensions, 5.25 x 2.85 x 0.36 in, 4.54 x 2.41 x 0.43 in
4G, Yes, No
Screen type & size, IPS LCD – 4.7-inch, IPS LCD – 3.8-inch
Screen resolution, 800 x 480 pixels, 800 x 480 pixels
PPI, 201, 245
Rear Camera, 5MP, 5MP
Front Camera, VGA, VGA
CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1 GHz
GPU, Adreno 305, Adreno 305
Internal memory, 8 GB, 8 GB
Card slot, Up to 64 GB, Up to 64 GB
RAM, 512MB, 512MB
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC, No, Yes
Sensors, “Ambient, accelerometer, proximity”, “Ambient, accelerometer, proximity, magnetometer”,
3.5mm jack, Yes, Yes
FM Radio, Yes, No
GPS, A-GPS & GLONASS, A-GPS & GLONASS
Battery, Li-Ion 2000 mAh, 1300 mAh
Weight, 159 g (5.61 oz), 127 g (4.48 oz)
Price, $290, $249
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Lumia 625 targets budget conscious consumers

As is evident from the tech specs, Lumia 625 cannot be considered as an upgrade over the 620, but one thing’s for sure – both are targeted towards the budget conscious customers who want the best value for money. The bigger 4.7-inch screen, slightly powerful processor and 4G are some real advantages in the Lumia 625 compared to the 620 which lacks 4G and has smaller 3.8-inch screen.

So which one would you pick among these two? Share your thoughts in the comments below.