Nokia Lumia 625 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro - a quick comparison


Here is an article on Nokia Lumia 625 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro. In this post I am going to make a quick comparison between the new smartphones Nokia Lumia 625 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro. Go through the details to see more.

Nokia has launched a couple of Windows 8 powered handsets this year. Among those, Nokia Lumia 625 is one of the latest windows 8 smartphones that was announced in the month of July 2013. It is still not available in the market and expected to arrive soon. Nokia is one of the world's largest vendors of mobile phones. It has gained much popularity in India for its variety of mobile handsets. On the other side, South Korean multinational company, Samsung is perhaps world's largest smartphone maker.

Samsung had announced its smartphone named as Galaxy Grand Quattro in April, 2013 and it was put for sale from the month of May, 2013. The Nokia Lumia 625 is a Windows 8 based smartphone while Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro is an Android smartphone. Both these smartphones comes with different new features and solid specifications. Here you can see differences between these two smartphones in various aspects.

Are you excited to know the differences between Nokia Lumia 625 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro? Then, what are you waiting for? Let us have a quick comparison between these two smartphones, below.

Nokia Lumia 625 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro


Display and Design

Both Nokia Lumia 625 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro come with a screen of size 4.7-inches. The display type of Lumia 625 is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Galaxy Grand Quattro features TFT capacitive touchscreen type display. The display of Lumia 625 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Whereas, the Galaxy Grand Quattro does not contain any such feature. The Nokia Lumia 625 weighs 159 gm while Galaxy Grand Quattro weighs 144 gm.
Nokia Lumia 625 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
Winner: Both devices have same display size and resolution. But Lumia 625 has an additional protection feature. So, we can conclude it as winner for this round.

Network support and SIM

The Nokia Lumia 625 has 2G, 3G and 4G networks support. The operating frequencies supported by Lumia 625 are 2G GSM 850, 900, 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100 and 4G LTE 800/ 1800 and 2600. While, Samsung Galaxy Grand has a dual sim support with supported operating frequencies GSM 850/ 900, 1800 and 1900 - GT-I8550 and GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 - GT-I8552 and 3G HSDPA on 900 and 2100 frequencies.

Winner: Lumia 625 can be treated as the winner of this round because in addition to the other common network support it has 4G support too. However, if you are a dual sim lover, then go for Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro.

Operating system and processor

When it comes to OS specifications, the Lumia 625 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 that can be upgradeable to WP8 Amber and the CPU is a Dual-core that colcks at 1.2 GHz. The chipset type is Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon with Adreno 305 GPU. Whereas, the Galaxy Grand Quattro runs on Google's Android OS of version v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 quad-core processor. The chipset type is Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 203 GPU.

Winner: The operating systems run by these two smartphones are different. The first one runs on Windows 8 while the latter runs on Android OS. So we can't decide the winner. It depends on your preference. But as per CPU specifications Galaxy Grand Quattro is the winner. Because it possesses a quad-core processor.

Memory and storage

Memory-wise, both smartphones come with an internal memory of 8 GB. But the expandable memory of Lumia 625 is by up to 64 GB while Galaxy Grand Quattro has 32 GB expandable memory only. Moving on, the Grand Quattro excels Lumia 625 in RAM capacity. The Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone has a 512 MB RAM while Galaxy Grand Quattro has a 1GB RAM.

Winner: The internal memory of both smartphones is same but the expandable memory of Lumia 625 is a bit high than Galaxy Grand Quattro. On the other hand, Grand Quattro comes with 1GB of RAM while Lumia 625 has a 512 MB RAM only. If you want a crash free multi-tasking then Quattro is the best choice for you because it is also being backed up with a quad-core processor. Else, go through Nokia Lumia 625.

Connectivity and sensors

On the connectivity front, the Lumia 625 of Nokia supports many features like 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 with ADP and LE, GPRS, EDGE, 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack and Microphone etc. While, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro comes with a couple of connectivity features that include GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth v3.0, EDGE, an USB Port 2.0 and more. The Lumia 625 and Grand Quattro has a couple of sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass.

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Winner: Clearly, Nokia Lumia 625 can be declared a winner for connectivity features.

Camera and video

Both Lumia 625 and Galaxy Grand Quattro come with a 5-megapixel rear camera with features like autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus and more. There is a front-facing VGA too in both these phones. The Nokia Lumia 625 supports video recording with 1080p@30fps while Galaxy Grand Quattro aides it with 480p@30fps.

Winner: Nokia Lumia 625 is the winner.

Battery

There is a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery packed with these two latest smartphones but the backup capabilities claimed by the respective companies are different. For Nokia Lumia 625 up to 552 hours on Stand-by, 24 hours talk-time on 2G and up to 15 hours 10 min on 3G, also you can listen to music up to 90 hours continuously on a single charge. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro procures up to 210 hours of stand-by and 11 hours of talktime on 3G.

Winner: We can't decide the winner.

Price and availability

There is yet no official word on price and availability of Nokia Lumia 625 in India. However, it is expected to launch in India by the end of August, 2013. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro is available for around Rs. 16000 across various online shopping portals like Flipkart, Snapdeal and other.

Winner: Since we don't have precise information on price and availability of Lumia 624, we can't decide the winner of this round for now.

Conclusion

These are some of the major differences between Nokia Lumia 625 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro smartphones. I personally can't recommend any specific phone because both smartphones have their own advantages and drawbacks. Also, there is no information on Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone's price and availability. So, if you are an Android lover, then no need to think much buy the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro happily. Otherwise, Nokia Lumia 625 is the best choice.


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Comments

Guest Author: Sandy13 Feb 2014

Still can't make out. Which is the best?



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