Lumia 625 vs. Lumia 635: Entry-level Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Build kicked off in San Francisco this week and, as a Microsoft-owned company, Nokia was on hand to announce its newest Lumia phones. The company gave us a handful of devices at MWC in Barcelona, but it saved the Lumia line for Build. We've already met the Lumia 930 and the Lumia 630, and now we've got the follow on to the Lumia 625: the Lumia 635.

Spec
Lumia 625
Lumia 635
OS
Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8.1
Screen
4.7-inch 480x800 pixels LCD
4.5-inch 480x800 FWVGA display, ClearBlack LCD
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU
1.2 GHz (dual-core)
1.2 GHz (quad-core)
GPU
Adreno 305
Adreno 305
RAM
512 MB RAM
512 MB RAM
Storage
8 GB
8 GB
Additional Storage
Up to 64 GB
Up to 128 GB via MicroSD
Camera
5-megapixel (2592x1936) with auto-focus, LED flash
5-megapixel (2592х1944) with auto-focus, LED flash
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, GLONASSBluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS
Battery2000 mAh
1830 mAh
Launch Price
$229
$189

Not a whole lot has changed in terms of hardware. Of course, we've jumped from dual-core to quad-core, and that's nothing to sniff at. But this is still very much an entry-level device, and the battery has actually gotten a bit smaller. Still, the fact is that Nokia has cut the price significantly. Of course, this device also comes with Windows 8.1, so that means MS Office, Nokia's own Camera application, HERE Maps, and Mix Radio.

Availability for the Nokia 635 is set for this coming summer. It will be available in the United States.

Read more: Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Lumia 630: Budget Windows Phone 8.1

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  • lpedraja2002
    That's a very tough sell considering the prices of the Moto G.
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  • tomfreak
    Once again the 512RAM problem
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  • belardo
    And the Moto G has replaceable rear covers.... but its a 3G only device. Still, the Moto G has a better display and costs less.And you can add the WP8 style launcher to any Android phone for free.
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