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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
$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.
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?
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...
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