Nokia has officially released the Nokia Lumia 625, the latest addition to the company’s Lumia series of smartphones. As expected earlier, the Nokia Lumia 625 turns out to be a low-end smartphone, most affordable and value for money Windows Phone handset.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is certainly not the most exciting release of this month. However it is an invitation for consumers who have been waiting for a budget friendly Lumia smartphone. In addition to being a part of the Lumia family, the Lumia 625 also follows the standard Lumia design with replaceable semi-transparent shells, and available in vibrant colors options including Orange, Bright Green and Yellow.
The Nokia Lumia 625 sports a 4.7-inch display resolving 480 x 800 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU and 512MB of RAM. Consumers get 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that allows storage expansion up to 64GB. The device is equipped with a 5MP rear camera backed up by Nokia’s custom Camera apps, and a front facing VGA camera.
The Nokia Lumia 625 comes with support for 4G LTE high-speed network, upgrading consumers to one of the fastest network in the market. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Nokia claims that the device will be able to provide up to 23 hours of talk time, up to 6.8 hours of video playback and up to 23 days of standby.
In spite of having a low-end configuration, the Lumia 625 has the largest screen in the Lumia family. “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.
The Lumia 625 might also end up being the preferred choice for first-time smartphone consumers, along with those who prefer larger screens. The device will go on sale in the Q3 of the year and will be available for $290 without a contract.