Nokia Lumia 625 Launched – Budget Windows Phone With Large Screen
The only recently leaked Lumia 625 came as sort of a surprise. We knew that a large screened Lumia would hit stores sometime soon, but not this soon. Also, it was mostly tipped to be a flagship device, which the Lumia 625 certainly is not. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good phone in its own right. It targets a very specific customer base, and for the price, the Lumia 625 isn’t a bad choice at all. Here’s the specs and features of the newly launched Nokia Lumia 625!
Nokia Lumia 625 Specs and Features
As the name denotes, the Lumia 625 is closer to the Lumia 620 than it is to any of the flagship devices. In this case, it’s a budget option for those who are looking to get a Windows Phone but prefer a larger screen. The recently launched Lumia 520 has become the largest selling Windows Phone device for Nokia, so there is definitely a market for low cost Windows Phone 8 devices. The Lumia 625 is the only device in this range to feature 4G LTE connectivity and also has the largest screen, bigger than the Lumia 1020 or Lumia 920. The screen isn’t HD resolution, but with about 200 PPI, it’s not too pixelated either. The full specsheet is as follows:
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8930
- CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core Krait
- GPU: Adreno 305
- RAM: 512 MB RAM
- Storage: 8 GB, MicroSD expandable upto 64 GB via MicroSD slot
- Screen: 4.7 inches TFT LCD IPS curved glass screen (Gorilla Glass 2), 480 x 800 px (201 ppi)
- Camera: 5MP rear facing camera (1080P video recording), 0.3MP front facing camera
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v4,0 LE, NFC, Wi-Fi, MicroUSB 2.0 slot, 3G, 4G LTE
- Battery: 2000 mAh
Unlike the Lumia 620, there’s a slightly more powerful SoC under the hood, although most other specs are quite similar. The 512 MB of RAM is a little disappointing, but considering Windows Phone 8 isn’t resource hungry, it should do just fine. As far as good stuff is concerned, the large battery should be a boon and the curved glass screen results in a better looking front. Most interestingly, the Lumia 625 will ship with both the Nokia Amber firmware update as well as the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update. The Amber update brings with it features like glance and more importantly, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy support along with the new Nokia Smart Cam app that allows action shots and more. Microsoft’s GDR2 update finally enables FM radio, adds Data Sense, allows you to set a custom app to launch from the camera button and many more stability fixes/improvements.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is initially set to launch in the UK in early September for £200 (Around Rs. 18,000) and will probably see global launch soon after. We can expect a similar price in India as well, since European prices tend to be on the higher side. As always, it will be available in funky colors, this time they are orange, yellow, bright green, white, and black that you can also change by swapping covers. So would you consider a large screen Windows Phone if you’re starting out in the ecosystem? Let us know what you think about the Nokia Lumia 625 in the comments below!