Nokia Lumia 625 out on 28 August for £179, in time for 4G

The Nokia Lumia 625 Windows Phone costs £180 from 28 August -- just in time for P2 and Vodafone's new 4G services.

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The Nokia Lumia 625 Windows Phone enormoblower goes on sale earlier than expected on 28 August, for less than £200.

The UK price and release date for the new phone have now been confirmed. SIM-free, the new Nokia will set you back £179, or it's available for free on contracts starting around £21.

The 625 hits shops shelves this month -- at the launch we were told September -- on EE, O2, Vodafone, and at retailers Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U.

Measuring 4.7-inches across the screen, the 625 is the biggest Windows Phone from Nokia. It may be big, but the specs keep the price down: the screen isn't particularly high-resolution. Under the display is a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 2,000mAh battery, with 8GB of storage.

It's a 4G LTE phone, meaning it's just in time for the launch of new 4G services from O2 and Vodafone, also launching at the end of the month.

We've compared Britain's 4G offerings so you don't have to -- check out how they stack up in our Vodafone, EE and O2 4G price and data comparison.

To see what we think of the 625, press play on our hands-on video:

Watch this: Nokia Lumia 625

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