The Lumia 625 is Nokia’s version of the Galaxy Grand phones from Samsung, which provided a large display in a phone that did not offer much more performance than a normal mid-range smartphone.
The Lumia 1320, meanwhile, is a device that is meant to sit just below the Lumia 1520 in the price bracket. In order to do so, it sacrifices a few features and this bodes well for those looking from a value for money product position.
The display on the Lumia 625 is one standout aspect due to its 4.7 inch size. It may not have a HD resolution, but it can do perfectly fine with 480 x 800 pixels on offer. The pixel density is just under 200 PPI and this is definitely not a phone for those who want the sharpest and detailed pictures. This is also the case with the Lumia 1320, but it has an even bigger screen. The 6 inch display is on par with the display on the Lumia 1520 in terms of size. However, it provides just a 720p resolution, which in turn translates into just 245 PPI.
The latest version of the gorilla glass is used on the Lumia 1320, while it is not surprising to see the Lumia 625 feature the second-generation gorilla glass since it is almost 6 months older. Having an extremely large display seems to have disadvantages on the Lumia 1320. This device tips the scale at a whopping 220 g compared to the Lumia 625 with its 160 g weight.
On-board memory is a crucial aspect for any device looking to offer excellent multimedia capabilities. It appears that Nokia had this in view, for both the Lumia 625 and the Lumia 1320 due to the large displays they sport. However, they offer only 8 GB of internal storage. The presence of microSD card slots that accept up to 64 GB are the only saving grace in this regard.
Nokia phones have developed a reputation for being one of the best in terms of imaging capabilities. This may not be true in the case of the Lumia 625 and the Lumia 1320, which offer only basic cameras. At a five megapixel count, the pictures are detailed enough for viewing on the phone. Additional features like full HD video recording and LED flash are also present, but that is just about it. The secondary front facing camera is a disappointing VGA camera.
The Windows Phone 8.1 operating system is clearly more power efficient than the Android OS. This is evident from the fact that the Lumia 625 and the Lumia 1320 are both capable of offering super smooth performance, despite possessing only dual core processors. The 1.2 GHz clock speed on the Lumia 625, which costs $180, is slightly better by the 1.7 GHz clock speed on the Lumia 1320, which costs $280. Both phones come with added features like 15 GB of cloud storage on Microsoft’s OneDrive.