Nokia Lumia 625 4G Windows Phone now just £79.95 in the UK

While the brand spanking new Lumia 630 is enjoying its time in the spotlight - as the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to go on sale - it's not the only choice for those seeking a low-cost Windows Phone handset. In fact, if you shop around, you may be able to find some pretty tasty deals out there. 

Over on Windows Phone Central, they've spotted one such bargain in the United Kingdom. The Lumia 625 is currently on sale at Carphone Warehouse for just £79.95 - and considering it went on sale in the UK less than a year ago priced at just under £250, that's quite a saving. 

If you can't quite remember what the 625 has to offer, let us refresh your memory. Despite its low price, the device has a large 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen with WVGA (800x480px) resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, along with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage and a microSD slot (accepting cards up to 64GB).

Unlike many low-cost devices, the 625 also includes 4G LTE support, compatible with all UK networks. There's also a 2000mAh battery and 5MP rear camera with flash, plus a VGA front-facing camera for those all-important selfies. And while the handset was launched with Windows Phone 8, it's fully upgradeable to the latest version of the OS, Windows Phone 8.1.

As you would expect of a Nokia handset, a range of colours is on offer too, through interchangeable shells that can be easily removed and switched. The white version has apparently already sold out at CPW, leaving only the model with a black shell in stock, so if you're considering grabbing the handset at its current price, it's probably best not to leave it too long before stocks run out entirely.

Bear in mind that you'll have to purchase a £10 pay-as-you-go credit top-up with the device at Carphone Warehouse, so although the handset itself costs £79.95, you'll be paying £89.95 at the checkout. Even so, you'll get five free Gameloft games worth £16.75 as part of your purchase, plus a £20 voucher to spend on any apps and games from the Windows Phone Store. 

Source: Carphone Warehouse via WPCentral | lower image via Nokia

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Just bought mine, couldn't resist, chance to play with WP8.
Now to explain to my other half why I have a second phone ...

I would love to pick up a new 8.1 based Lumia but the lack of flash and front camera is a real turn off for me as I would want to use it for Skype. Shocking that now Microsoft who owns both Skype and Nokia releases a phone without a front camera! They should have included one and bump the price up £10-15 which is all those cheap front cameras cost. I can live without a flash I guess but again for a few quid more it should have had one considering I can pick up a Moto G with these features for only a little bit more. So close to being a great entry level phone.

Edit: Should clarify I am talking about the newer models not this one.

bithush said,
I would love to pick up a new 8.1 based Lumia but the lack of flash and front camera is a real turn off for me as I would want to use it for Skype. Shocking that now Microsoft who owns both Skype and Nokia releases a phone without a front camera! They should have included one and bump the price up £10-15 which is all those cheap front cameras cost. I can live without a flash I guess but again for a few quid more it should have had one considering I can pick up a Moto G with these features for only a little bit more. So close to being a great entry level phone.

Edit: Should clarify I am talking about the newer models not this one.

It's not really shocking. Its a budget phone with budget features but still performs well, doesn't slow down and frustrate the user.

If you want a front camera and flash there will be other models but not at the same low price.

I'm unsure how you can take this opinion to be honest, its like choosing a budget ford and complaining it's missing features.

I need to add as well, I have now had 3 phones with front facing cameras and have never once used it. I get some calls on skype requesting video and I decline always and call back, I just don't enjoy the experience and know many others that feel the same. A front facing camera is not a must for everyone, even my son who's an early teenager hate them.

I was very close to buying this phone but I read problems about the time being reset whilst the phone was in your pocket (apparently the soft reset was being put on because of the button sequence) and consequently this was driving a number of people insane because they couldn't use their phone for mail etc. Having said that, I also heard Nokia were redesigning the case so that its harder to soft reset your phone whilst it's in your pocket. Either way, I went for the moto g. That's got problems with kitkat atm, but I got it for £78.50 using various vouchers.

Both phones are excellent value though and as for the comments regarding Lumia 630 vs Lumia 625. I'd take the 625. It has a flash camera, front facing camera for those skype calls and 4G connectivity. I believe 630 has a better screen, processor and some other stuff but at this price, 625 is simply better value for money.

Lost my phone over the weekend :(

Very tempted to pick one of these up for the time being, until I can afford something better.

akav0id said,
Unlocked and no network branding

Yup. Same with Phones4u too. Though I'd always buy from carphone warehouse. In case you're wondering, one employee told me that the reason they're sold unlocked is because they sell the phone alongside different networks and therefore need it unlocked for the sim cards to work.

True, need to get rid of the better model so people will pay more for no flash, no front camera and lower battery spec...

Kravex said,
True, need to get rid of the better model so people will pay more for no flash, no front camera and lower battery spec...

CPU is better

elenarie said,
Who cares about the CPU? It serves no practical purpose.

I agree. There might be some small gains with top games, but both phones have 512MB RAM anyway so that'd be a bigger problem for those games rather than dual or quad core processors. Quad core processes are a bit of a gimmick in phones right now.

of course it does, but I know what your getting at.

Anyway, the original price for this phone was around £250 and the new models (with no flash and no ff camera) is around £80.

Don't compare the offer price to the new price, that's just silly.