The Nokia Lumia 625 is a big screen smartphone at a small price. This budget Windows Phone 8 smartphone offers everything you need to get started. Here we check out the top 10 free utility apps for your Nokia Lumia 625.
If you’re looking for a big screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, then nothing beats the Nokia Lumia 625 right now. Built around a great 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a curved glass screen, Gorilla Glass 2 and super-sensitive touch technology it’s a stunning smartphone.
Sure, the Nokia Lumia 625 is the largest Lumia yet but with an overall size of 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15mm and weight of just 159g, it’s a slim and super-compact smartphone that feels great in the hand.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and backed by 512MB of RAM. There is 8GB of memory tucked away inside and the microSD slot allows you to add up to a further 64GB with ease. There is even a 2000 mAh battery that offers outstanding battery life.
What this boils down to is a great smartphone for getting things done. Here we take a look at what we think are the essential utility apps for your Nokia Lumia 625 – best of all, they are free. We’re not talking utility bills here, we’re talking those apps you can use to make life a little easier, go a little smoother. What’s more, along with checking they all work smoothly on the Nokia Lumia 625, you’ll find they work just as well on the Nokia Lumia 620 and Nokia Lumia 520, so there is no reason to miss out on any of them.
Nokia Xpress is an exclusive app for your Nokia Lumia smartphone and is a great content discovery app that connects you to the internet in an entirely new way. Nokia Xpress compresses web pages, meaning you can make data savings of up to 85 per cent, while faster browsing make sit idea; for anyone who is pushed for time.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Xpress
Evernote takes note taking to the next level, letting you store and organise your thoughts through text, images and audio recordings. Your notes are readily available from pretty much any smart device or computer, so it’s really more of a life-organiser than a simple digital notepad.
At present, if you want to quickly check which apps you’ve purchased, downloaded and subsequently deleted from your Nokia Lumia, you have to head to the Windows Phone web-browser tool. There’s no official way to do this on your phone, which is where Reinstaller comes in. It replicates the above functionality on your phone – although admittedly it’s neither as quick nor as efficient a process as it could be. An essential tool, nonetheless.
Cloud storage is all the rage across all of the major smartphone platforms, but SkyDrive for Windows Phone is one of the best. Using this app you can upload photos, documents and more from your Lumia. You can also manage, share and edit them as you would be able to on a computer.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular Instant Messaging apps around. It lets you send messages quickly and easily to your friends in an instant, almost no matter the smartphone they own. It’s easy to set up and register. Simply enter your friends number to add them as a contact, and get chatting over Wi-Fi or 3G.
Nimbuzz Messenger combines the power of internet and smartphone messenger into one, and lets you send unlimited chat messages and even share files, both photos and video, on any mobile device across the most popular messengers.
There’s more to what you see than meets the eyes. That’s why you need Wikitude, It’s an augmented reality-driven browser that lets you discover more about your surroundings, displaying information about sights, shops and restaurants around you by pointing your phone in that direction.
Whether you’ve got the memory of a goldfish or are just plain forgetful, chances are you could do with Stick Tiles. Stick Tiles are helpful reminders you can pin to the Start Screen of your Windows Phone device. It’s simple, but it works.
Adobe Reader is another great free app that allows you to view and interact with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Install the free Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your Windows Phone devices. Easily access a wide variety of PDF types, including password-protected documents.
DOWNLOAD: Adobe Reader
This is a neat little app that will help you not only stay in tune with how much battery life you have left but also help you get more from it. It’s the perfect way to see battery status and remaining charge percentage on your Start screen as a Live Tile and you can even have it set up to show on the Lock screen.
Most of us use PayPal when buying and selling on eBay but it offers so much more, as you can send and receive money safely and securely. You can set PayPal for Windows Phone as a Live Tile on your Start screen and get notifications of money sent and received while on the go.
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