Nokia, the mastermind behind Lumia, released another smartphone under its Lumia series with a budget price tag, the Lumia 625. This is a budget oriented smartphone with a massive screen (comparing to Lumia series) of 4.7″ with WVGA resolution resulting a ppi of 201 which, in fact, is low. Tough, Nokia included the super-sensitive touch technology to the device.
OS: Windows Phone 8
Display: 4.7″ inch WVGA Display
Battery: 2000 mAh
Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 Play
Camera: 5 MP Rear, VGA Front
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8GB Internal with expandable upto 64 GB
Connectivity: 4G/LTE, USB 2.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Considering this is a budget Windows Phone, this is exceptional to have LTE on-board. Tough this is a budget device, it is capable of running apps like Temple Run which the other budget Lumia’s can not run.
Nokia is cutting down costs using an 800 x 480 Gorilla Glass 2 IPS LCD display and omitted wireless charging, and also NFC. Considering the price, its acceptable, though users will not be able to use any NFC based wireless payments methods.
The Lumia 625 will be available in black, white and slightly translucent shades of orange, green, and yellow. You’ll also be able to swap those rear cases around if you ever get tired of a particular color. Its actually white under the case. Nokia also included its all latest and mostly updated apps on the device. Apps to note are the Nokia Smart Cam and Cinemagraph, which were included in the Lumia 1020.
Nokia Music on this Lumia smartphone provides users unlimited access to streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline. The device also offers maps and location experiences from Nokia HERE – HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit, providing free maps, turn-by-turn navigation and public transport guidance.
“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.
This phone will be available in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia (including India!) in Q3 2013 for about $310 excluding taxes. While Nokia has shown no plans of launching it in the US, we expect it to be there soon.
Source: Nokia Newsroom