Nokia Lumia 625 now official; device carries largest Windows Phone 8 screen
posted by Alan F. / Jul 23, 2013, 3:36 AM
The Nokia Lumia 625, a phone we first brought to your attention back in May, is now official and as we told you back then, it offers a 4.7 inch screen. That makes it the largest screened Windows Phone 8 model in these pre GDR 3 days. Once that update goes through, OEMs will be able to build Windows Phone flavored models carrying 5 inch (and larger screens) with 1080 x 1920 resolution, and powered by a quad-core processor. Yesterday, evleaks disseminated some shots of the phone.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will offer five different color shells that can be changed to match your mood. Nokia says that the device is headed for China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in the third quarter. Pricing before taxes and any subsidies is expected at 220 EUR ($290 USD).
"With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point."-Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices
The phone is coming to market with a 4.7 inch 480 x 800 resolution screen (WVGA) with a 201ppi pixel density. The glass is enhanced for better viewing under the sun. A dual-core 1.2GHz processor drives the handset. 512MB of RAM is onboard and there is 8GB of native storage which can be expanded by as much as 64GB using the microSD slot. The rear-facing 5MP snapper can capture video in 1080p @ 30fps while there is a .3MP front-facing camera. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on.
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to help people see more of what they love. The Nokia Lumia 625 delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen and 4G Internet access.
Building on the award winning Nokia Lumia design, the Nokia Lumia 625 includes five brightly coloured changeable shells, which add to the Live Tile personalisation brought by Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 625 also provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinemagraph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.
"With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.
Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, the Nokia Lumia 625 delivers a richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a competitive price. Live Tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub makes it easy to stay connected with friends and family. Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier.
With access to more than 165,000 apps including Vimeo, Temple Run and WhatsApp, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers faster mobile fun, as well as safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10 - making it ideal for viewing videos, games, and other content. The Nokia Lumia 625 also offers SD memory card support, allowing up to 64GB of additional content storage.
Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud(TM) to create BOOM(TM) headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control.
With its big screen and super-fast connectivity, the Nokia Lumia 625 offers leading maps and location experiences from HERE, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in a range of colours including orange, yellow, bright green, white and black with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalisation. With an estimated retail price of 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia Lumia 625 is planned to begin selling in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in Q3 2013.
Unlike you, I criticize both.
Samsung did something wrong in past, it doesn't mean Nokia also has to do the same mistake in middle of 2013.
If there is a new galaxy grand news, my comment will remain same.
But there is no doubt that this is a super-cheapo phone. 512MB RAM. WTF? I thought this was 2013!
Tell that to Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Megas.
Your 4 inch phone? There are no android phones higher than 858 X 480 in resolution, which is only a tad bit higher. Your head is thick enough not to understand this phone is almost in the low secment of mid end in price range.
Haha you Nokia fanboys are all the same! I don't care about what android has I'm not talking about android! You call me thick headed but your ignorance is so clear by the fact you bark on about how resolution isn't important.....the screen is all dependant on. A screen is the main thing on a phone and that resolution on such a big phone isn't enough.....don't bring samsung or android into it because I'm not talking about them!
Resolution is low because This is a sub-$300 device, moron. And again, Nexus 5 costs $500+ in other countries, not $300. Try to understand that. This phone goes straight head to head with the Galaxy Win (called Galaxy Grand Quattro in my country), which also has 800X480 on a 4.7' screen.
Galaxy Win has Quad core snapdragon 200, yes, but the cores are cortex A5 which is underpowered, backed by 1gb ram, but the screen is TFT while on Lumia 625 it is IPS. So, Galaxy Win's screen is worse than Lumia 625, look who's talking.
you really are smart...."screen is the main thing on a phone". then tell me what do you do with when you're making a call (which is still the main thing on a phone m*ron), and you phone lags and hangs(do i need to mention android?)? Do you eat the screen resolution? Now, let's just talk about the resolution of a TV set, and I assure you, it doesn't blow up in your pockets...
Seriously, I don't know what you are on. To the people this phone is targeted at, screen resolution is not a deal breaker. For the love of Mike, stop forcing your opinions on others. The Galaxy S4s of this world are meant for you, stick to them please and stop being a butt hurt.
I don't want size, nor resolution... a 720p 4-inch phone with a quad core, 2 gigs RAM, microSDXC slot AND a battery that lasts 2 days even if I'm downloading 1 terabyte on LTE is what I'd love to see on a phone.
Phones were meant to be used with one hand, if you want size, get a satellite phone, which has far more coverage than any carrier would dream of having.
a good thing about wp8 phones, doesnt matter if you're buying a high end or a low end, the experience you get is the same... so buying this phone is better than getting samsungs or any other android device.... (said by a hardcore android fan, not me)...
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