Comparative Review: HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625

Jaycee De Guzman September 26, 2013 0
Comparative Review: HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625


HTC’s new Desire 601 is a mid-range mobile phone that is the first from its company that features LTE connectivity. It is powered by Android and sports some high-end specifications from HTC One and One Mini. Its design specifically rivals the Nokia Lumia 625 which is one of the company’s Windows Phone targeted to cater budget saving consumers. Between the two, what is the perfect mobile phone for you?

Build and Design

The HTC Desire 601, with its 134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88mm dimension, weighs not less than 130g. In terms of the design, this smartphone is specifically built to have an attractive appearance. Yet, when being held on hand, it is still as comfortable as it can get. It has a smooth chassis but not too smooth that it becomes slippery. In stores, this handset is going to be available in red, black and white.

HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625: A Comparison of Two Mid-Range Phones

On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 625 has a dimension of 133.3 x 72.3 x 9.2mm, which in turn makes this smartphone weigh at least 159g. It has a credibly bright screen and back shell which can be replaced according to user satisfaction. In addition, this smartphone comes with rounded corners and a Polycarbonate shell which is comfortable and provides both soft and solid touch to the hand. It is available in green, orange, yellow, white and black.

Display Features

In terms of the display, the HTC handset has 4.5inches of screen size, a native resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and pixel density of 245 ppi. It has the brightness that comes very useful when browsing the internet or doing similar simple tasks. Also, this smartphone has multi-touch screen features courtesy of the IPS LCD which also provides better light and proximity sensor.

HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625: A Comparison of Two Mid-Range Phones

With the Nokia mobile phone, the display specifications include 4.7inches of screen size and a native resolution of only 480 by 800 pixels. Because of this, images look stretched and colors lacked beauty. Sometimes, even the text can look ragged. When under the bright outdoors, the reflection can get too much because of the Gorilla Glass 2 that is encasing the whole screen.

General Hardware

Hardware wise, the Desire 601 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip with a 1400 MHz Dual-core Krait and Adreno 305 graphic processor. Along with it, this smartphone also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. Users can still increase this number to 64GB through the MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC ports available. Also, battery life can reach 10 hours.

HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625: A Comparison of Two Mid-Range Phones


Meanwhile, the Lumia 625 has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual-core chip but only at 1200 MHz and 512MB of system memory. This product is also sporting Adreno 305 for its integrated GPU, 8GB of internal storage, and MicroSD, MicroSDHC, and MicroSDXC ports for 64GB memory card. Battery life for this smartphone can also last up to 10 hours.

Multimedia Technology

The camera that support HTC’s Desire 601 has 5MP, an LED flash and an aperture size of F2.0. It has auto focus, face detection, ISO control and digital image stabilization. The front camera has 0.3MP VGA while the camcorder has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 which means that it can capture 1080p HD videos. A music player also comes in handy while audio output is delivered by built in stereo speakers.

Nokia’s Lumia 625 also has an equipped 5MP camera, LED flash, camcorder with 1920 by 1080 resolution and creates 1080p HD videos and a front camera with 0.3MP VGA. The aperture size comes at F2.4 while features include touch to focus, auto focus, exposure compensation and ISO control. In terms of the audio specification, it also has a music player, FM and Stereo.

Operating System and Others

The HTC Desire 601 is a smartphone powered by Android. It has additional software technology which includes LTE 2600 MHz connectivity, GPRS, GPS positioning and turn-by-turn navigation.

Alternatively, the Nokia Lumia 625 has Windows Phone 8 as its operating system. Additional technology includes LTE connectivity at 2600 MHz, Wi-Fi and voice navigation.

HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625: A Comparison of Two Mid-Range Phones


For consumers who are interested in a large system memory, they should try out HTC’s Desire 601. With 1GB of RAM, it will provide users the luxury of installing apps, softwares, and regular updates. Also, this handset is perfect for loyal Android users.

Meanwhile, the Lumia 625 is great for consumers who like better camera features. With an aperture size of F2.4, mobile photographers can take more defined photos with this gadget. It is also operated by Windows Phone so consumers can also take that into consideration.

It is obvious that both the HTC Desire 601 and Nokia Lumia 625 share some similarities when it comes to its specifications. Each devices sport competitive functions. Although the two companies have not yet released the official price tags of these mid-range gadgets, experts expect that it will be much more affordable than today’s premium smartphones.

So, which one impresses you the most? HTC Desire 601 or Nokia Lumia 625?

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