Nokia Lumia 625 now official; device carries largest Windows Phone 8 screen

Nokia Lumia 625 now official; device carries largest Windows Phone 8 screen
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).


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.

source: Nokia


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Lumia 625
  • Display 4.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(15.2h 3G talk time)

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91 Comments

1. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

LOL.. WVGA screen in 4.7 inch! Has to be a super-cheap phone.

6. geetam

Posts: 18; Member since: May 15, 2013

forgor samsung galaxy grand ?? WVGA in 5 inch screen ?? it was launched with 350$ ??

84. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lumia 625 is just 290$ (230Euro) i guess, but this phone have really cool features. 100% better than grand.

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung did the same to Galaxy Grand Look at your beloved samsung first before criticizing others

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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!

17. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

the only problem i see with this 625 is the RAM, resolution is no big deal, Galaxy Grand is selling like hot cakes in many asian countries. People want size, they dont care about resolution.

30. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Resolution is no big deal! What are you on! My 4 inch phone has a higher resolution than that 4.7 inch!

36. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

42. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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!

47. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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.

53. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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...

62. Cyberchum

Posts: 1068; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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.

60. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

actually my uncle owns a galaxy grand. it looks like S3. but i dont mind or notice the low resolution on its 5" screen.

57. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Resolution is no big deal only if you've never tried something with a high res screen. The ram is a real issue, esp with wp where many games (e.g. temple run, real racing 2) need 1gb.

70. zennacko unregistered

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.

20. Thefraggot

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

for god sake !! please try to understand , 512 mb is the wp8 limitation..there's nothing nokia can do. But still my friend's L520 run very very well

22. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

i think you mean 'standard', not limitation; Lumia 1020 has 2Gb RAM for future-proofing. It is the standard in lower end devices. If Nokia put in 1Gb RAM it will cannibalize the sales of the 820.

44. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

nice comment :D LoL

59. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

great comment.. its a marketing strategy people need to understand..

27. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

lol do research before u post something :') its a standard like EXK said...

82. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

too bad samsung never mentioned the galaxy grand as the 'next big thing' like what nokia did. People got excited for this crap, how disappointing.

89. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

They meant it literally, in terms of size.

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If you talk about sizes, the Mega is 5.8 with qHD results in a ppi of 190. Compared to that, this is better...but when you compare it to other things, it's not so comparable. But yes, it's cheaper.

29. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

super cheap phone with LTE THIN BEZELS 2000mah battery

33. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I would rather get a 520....

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

At the price point, i'd rather add a l'le more and get the 720... I wish 725 comes with 1GB RAM...if there be any.

48. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

yes dude 725 will definitely have 1gb ram and ill be buying it

85. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

he is right nthan, lumia 725 will announce later this year and have 720p 1GB and good camera.

65. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lumia 625 has 60hz refresh rate even sg4 doesnt have this

69. ashue

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

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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