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 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8



86. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I take it this counted as their "big news" they'd teased?

81. HUA88

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Nokia is going to take the market share step by step...well done...

78. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013


77. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

gosh! going to buy this smart chic :) look at the colours.. man! gorgeous....! who the hell cares about gaming on a phone? i play hardcore visual games on my lappy!

76. kushki

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The only thing to worry about this 512 MB phones is what if MS decides to kill the update for them like they did with WP7.8 phones. What if they do not get the WP8.1 updates because MS decides that these handsets are not compatible hardware wise.

75. taikucing unregistered

WVGA in a 4.7" screen? Ouch, my eyes are itchy by looking at that screen. Shame on you nokia, you should learn from chinese phones that they have HD IPS screen and costs less than $250.


Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

At that price its way better than the Samsung Grand quattro/win !!

71. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh my that green color.

61. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Why is Phonearena classifying it as a Tablet?

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice Device, but I can't understand why only 512mb of ram?

50. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wow, a Nokia phone that doesn't have massive bezels.(they aren't small either, but still) It just right. Hopefully more of their phones will have a similar sense of style.

49. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Fail for forgetting about the Samsung ATIV S @ 4.8"

39. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is actually comparable to cheap droids. Id rather have this than what samsung is giving for the same price range.

35. Jaeel

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Why did they put a 1.2GHz CPU in it? 1GHz would have been in line with the rest of the specs. Now they need to stock another set of CPU/screen models just to produce this one device.

26. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It was all sounding good until I got to '512mb RAM'. With high end phones such as the 1020 getting 2GB RAM, why couldn't this get 1GB? Or even 768mb at the very least? The WVGA display is also a concern, this phone doesn't sound very future proof, but I guess it's good for those who just want a large display at a good price, an area which they seem to have nailed on the head, we could be looking at 520-like sales for this one as it should fly off the shelves in emerging markets.

24. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

How can people be that stupid to criticize the screen resolution or the ram? ITS A BUDGET PHONE FOR 290 USD! How can the people complaining on resolution or ram on a budget phone feel like "Yes!! Nice comment, people will like this one!!". Stupid...

51. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do you mean a budget phone cannot have a better RAM or resolution? It'll be totally fine with the resolution if this thing came with less than 4.3 inched screen. Not that i don't like it, the resolution with the screen size doesn't do justice...that's all.

79. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Of course it can, but not for that price. The problem is that people seem to "forget" that this is a budget phone for those who can not afford to buy a flagship but still want a large screen, 4G and other great features they can find in WP8. Please do not be stupid like the others and expect a top phone for 290 USD!

52. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

you are right, i am happy for the price...but for the size they could consider a bit better res - for example the screen from LG9 - 4,7 with 960x540 - probably NOKIAs purchase price of the display might be 1-2USD more in compare the current one which could lead to 10-15EUR more in retail. 10-15eur more will not kill anyone, and device could be the best low-midder on WP platform to that size.

63. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

You are right MojoDojo, at least these phones won't lag :) Best regards!

67. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It's official, the WP crew is officially worse than the iCrew. Lag, lag, lag, do you have anything else than that old, worn out argument? It's 2013, lag isn't what it used to be. Get over it.

66. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

RAM is relative to the OS, don't really need to mention that. Resolution for price, let's compare the Nexus 4 and it becomes painfully clear this is lacking.

80. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Where I live, Nexus 4 cost 670 USD of contract when it was released. How can you compare it to a phone that costs 290 USD? Do you not realize how stupid your comment is? Its like saying, "Lets compare a 2010 Mercedes S-class with a 2013 Mercedes C-class, and it becomes painfully clear the C-class is lacking..." Haha

83. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Where I live, I paid $350. Do you realize how condescending and stupid your comment is?

87. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I guess you are from the United States because it was there the phone was sold for 350usd. Here the Nexus 4 still goes for 460 usd. Did you read in the article that the phone is going to be sold in America? So in the markets where the phone is going to be sold, you cant compare it with the Nexus 4. Because its still more expensive than the L625 will be when released. Dont compare the the American market with other markets.

88. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

$290 US compared to $350 US, not much difference. Regardless what market it's headed to, the US equivalent mentioned in this article is similar but the differences between both phones isn't as similar as their equivalent pricing. That's the major difference I was pointing out.

90. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The phone will not be sold in the United States! Do you think Nokia should think like this "Nexus 4 is only cheap in the United States, we will not sell the Lumia 625 in the United States but in other markets where the Nexus 4 is still expensive., But to settle all Americans who want to import the phone, we should either sell it for 150 usd or add better specs " I understand that you are pointing out the major difference. If I lived in the Us, I had also bought the Nexus 4 at that price instead of this one. But you have to understand that Nokia are aiming on markets where this phone will have the best specs for that price. Can you understand my argument better now?

23. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Largest Windows Phone 8 device?! i don't think so...

21. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

price 220eur sounds good, but i would pay rather 235eur for a 960x540 screen or 259eur for 1280x720(800). I dont mind 4inchers to have 800x480...but everything above 4" should go at least with 960x540 - 4,7 should have 1280x...

15. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

The Ativ S has a 4.8" screen and runs WP8

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