The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer seems to be in a hurry. Only last week it announced Lumia 1020 that had a 41 MP camera in a price range that made it an expensive Windows smartphone. Now it has come up with Lumia 625, a budget smartphone that operates upon Windows 8. This phone seems to be a successor of the earlier Lumia 620 but it has a very large 4.7inch display making it one of the largest displays from the stable of Nokia. The large screen seems to be a tacit approval of the trend of the phablets being sold in the market.
The resolution produced by the monitor of the new smartphone is 800X480 pixels. This is an average brightness resolution with nothing to write home about. The good thing is that you can operate the phone even while wearing gloves or with your nails if you so desire. The phone is fitted with a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. The RAM is a modest 512 MB but the phone is fitted with a large 2000mAH battery that can last for a full day. The onboard memory is 8 GB only. However, you can expand it using micro SD cards.
Lumia 625 is armed with a 5 MP camera on the rear that can record HD videos in 1080p. The rear camera is equipped with LED flash to capture images in low light conditions. There is also a 0.3 MP camera in front to allow for taking self portraits and to make video calls. The phone comes fitted with some camera apps like Cinemagraph, Panorama, and Smart Cam. But this phone being an entry level smartphone from Nokia, the company has not included the features like image stabilization that is a part of its expensive Pure View technology. For all those who like to have great download and upload speeds, this smartphone has a 4G connectivity feature. This is a feature that is rarely seen in a budget smartphone. If you are using 3G, this smartphone can last for around 15 hours though you can lay videos continuously for 6 hours. If you are a music lover, you have no problem as the music player can run continuously for approximately 90 hours on a single charge.
The ploy behind the introduction of Nokia Lumia 625 seems to be to carve a niche for itself in the mid range smartphones in the markets of Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Surprisingly, there was no mention of North America launch when the phone was announced by the company.
Lumia 625 measures 133.2X72.2X9.2mm and weighs around 159g. it is being made available in several colors that are bright and stylish. You can swap the back panels to have a new phone n your hands every day of the week. This smartphone is priced around Pounds 220 and is likely to be made available globally in the third quarter of 2013. Nokia hopes to regain some of the lost ground with this new launch.