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After teasing “something big” was coming on its blog yesterday, Nokia today officially revealed the answer: A new wallet-friendly Lumia sporting Nokia’s largest screen on a Windows Phone to date.
The first two things you’ll probably notice about the new Nokia Lumia 625 are its humongous 4.7-inch LCD display and its five swappable candy-colored shells, which come in orange, yellow, bright green, white, and black. Nokia said the 4G LTE-ready phone would go on sale in China, India, and other countries outside the U.S. in the next few months. Estimated price tag: 220 euros (which might vary by country based on local taxes and subsidies).
Behind that big screen is a solid Windows Phone 8 smartphone: The Lumia 625 has a 1.2-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512 MB RAM, 2,000mAh battery, and 8 GB internal storage—expandable to 64GB via MicroSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p recording and a front-facing VGA shooter. For a full run down of specs, head over to Nokia’s website.
The phone also comes bundled with Nokia’s innovative music, photography, and navigation apps: Nokia Music, Nokia Smart Camera, Nokia Cinemagraph, and the HERE suite—Maps, Drive, and Transport. The Nokia Conversations blog has more coverage of the Lumia 625, and the teaser video below is also worth a watch.
Without call / text blocking app, these and other Windows 8 Nokia phones are worthless. Wake up Nokia/Microsoft!!
@Hawk The impression I got was that it was more at&t than MS. They made a big deal of how the updates must be "carefully reviewed" to make sure 110% than the updates wouldn't cause any problem with their network. I hope at&t is better with WP8 updates. Meanwhile, my Focus came back to life so I'm going to sit back on 7.5 and watch how at&t does with the upcoming WP updates. If it dies, I'll get the Lumia 520 to hold me over until 8.1.
Why so little ram? How much could it cost to add another 512 MB? Seriously, like $20 USD?
And why does MS keep advertising the latest incremental changes in third party hardware when the OS itself is, after three years, still missing basic features like an HID Bluetooth profile and WAV support in the media player?
Please Help Us With This!! You can help the WP ecosystem progress!!
@Larry Waters...that's what I thought. Gotta love how MS and the carriers totally abandoned WP7.5 and the so-called update to 7.8.
@Hawk - Not only was the 7.8 update never pushed to my phone, I never received any of the other fix updates except for the very first one. "No Updates Available" is the message I always get.
I have a question...for those of you who still have WP7.5 devices, have you all received your 7.8 update? What about Samsung Focus rev1.4 owners? Just curious...
@ abm : My Samsung Focus finally died and I've got the same question. I was going to upgrade to the Lumia 1020 but aside from having the best camera ever on a phone, the specs aren't much different from the 920. The 1020 is a little lighter, has more RAM, but for $299 plus the att $36 "upgrade fee", I'm afraid I'm going to be kicking myself after GDR3. The Lumia 520 is coming out this Friday as a no-contract phone for $99. Am I better off just moving my SIM card to the 520 for 6 months? I don't want to end up like those who bought a Lumia 900 only to get burned 4 months later by the 920 release.
Please bring something like this to Sprint or convince them to get a Nokia. HTC has bad customer service and the Samsung phone is meh.
now I wish I could have waited, and purchased this rather than 820
@shah m. Nasser, you need a pair of glasses.. 625 & 620 both sport two cameras.
@shah m. Nasser It has front facing cam
This phone has latest technologies with back dated stupid concepts. If you buy this phone, ultimately you will be repented because it has no FRONT CAM and you'll not be able to use video call feature. Video calling is very essential features especially on Skype in 3G/4G phones now a days. Now think why you should buy a phone like this?
abm wp8 does not need quad-core processors( and if the galaxy s4 has so many pixels how come the 1020 is the best camera on the market. and a whole lot better than the galaxy s4 zoom that's supposed to be a camera phone, and all the specs are TERRIBLE for running android.)
Sure is nice to see emerging markets take shape again. The hardware design on this particular Lumia however... could have been better!
Its nice & all but with just 512 ram 480p resolution & 8gb of space all this phone will be good for is 7.8 apps/games(if that)
Do you guys think, as of this moment, waiting for GDR3 range of devices make sense? 1020 is the super deal, but I am more interested in high screen resolutions with 441+ pixel density (920 has 331, 8x has 342 Samsung S4 has 441!!) and top of the range many-cores processor which Windows Phone OS has yet to reveal... Am I being paranoid snob here or is it a common feeling around ecosystem fellas?
Why not 1 GB RAM. Come on memory is cheap. Lets suggest Nokia to go with 1GB in 725 and 1.5 in 825. Ops But wait... 925 has 1024 MB, how come 825 get 1536 MBs.... but chronologically it doesn't matter, or does it?