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Full specs for the Nokia Lumia 625 leak ahead of big unveil tomorrow

There’s a big Nokia event happening tomorrow. It also happens to be that we’ve been seeing leaks over the past week of a big, 4.7-inch Nokia Lumia 625. The cat is out of the bag, the full specs have been released online showing off what we’ve suspected to be an entry-level smartphone.  

If you check out the teaser image from big Nokia event post you’ll notice the Nokia logo set against a red background. That looks very much like the device in the picture above. Anyways, here are the highlights in the spec sheet for the Nokia Lumia 625 running Windows Phone 8. Click on the image above to see the rest.

Key features

  • Big 4.7” LCD screen and lightning fast internet speeds with 4G for a bigger, better, faster smartphone experience.
  • Unique semi-transparent design with changeable shells in 5 exciting colors.  
  • Have fun with your pictures, anytime, anywhere with Nokia Smart Camera and Cinemegraph
  • Leading experiences from Nokia apps include maps and navigation from HERE, plus free Nokia Music streaming


  • Orange, bright green, yellow, white, and black


  • GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • WCDMA 2100 MHz, 850MHz, 900 MHZ
  • LTE 3 (1800 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz) 20 (800 MHz)


  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal memory
  • 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage
  • MicroSD support up to 64GB


  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD WVGA (800x480)
  • 201 ppi
  • 2.25 D curved glass
  • Brightness controls and color boosting
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • High brightness mode / Sunlight readability enhancements
  • Lumia color profile
  • Super sensitive touch for nail and glove usage


  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM 8930)


  • Main - 5 MP sensor with LED Flash, 1080p video at 30fps, Front facing VGA camera


  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, WLAN IEE 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector


  • 2000mAh integrated battery
  • 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm
  • 159g

On paper this doesn’t look like a bad device at all for first-time smartphone buyers wanting a larger screen. Sure you can lament the lack of HD display, but this thing is presumably going to be pretty inexpensive.

We’ll be sure to bring you some hands on tomorrow if this is indeed the device we see. 

Source: Puhelinvertailu Via: WMPU

  • Looks good, wise move Nokia !
  • Wish they would have used a better resolution. 800x480 on a 4.7 inch screen is going to look horrible.
    Though, what's the biggest screen size a Nokia Windows Phone has? 4.3 (or was it 4.5)? I'm assuming the next flag ship from them will have a bigger screen like this one.
  • I'm sure itl look fine for a budget phone.
  • Looks fine on my 820. It really only gets noticeable once you compare it side by side with another device. In daily use it is not relevant, unless you want to read very tiny text.
  • He said on that resolution on a 4.7" screen. That's a tad bigger than 4.3" from your 820
  • Nah, HTC will probably be first with the Titan 3.
  • Just FYI: 
    Samsung puts 800 x 480 in 5" phones like Galaxy Duos and they are selling pretty hot in emerging markets. 
  • True enough. Though, the devices that are selling well in emerging markets are mostly smaller devices (Symbian, HTC's desire line, etc). Samsung seems to be making the exception there.
  • This is a cheap phone so don't expect a screen resolution more than WVGA. The Lumias with big full HD screens (phablets) are coming towards the end of the year but don't expect them to be priced like this Lumia 625. Expect those to be priced double this Lumia 625.
  • True. I expect there first true "Phablet" will be released around the same time has GDR3 (4.7" isn't really "Phablet" territory. That's more in the range of 5.x" ~ 6.9" range).
  • 4.7" 800x480 doesn't look horrible and the proof is in the Titan & Titan II.
    The biggest size they have is 4.5 on the 92x line.
  • My first phone has a 800x480 display on a 4" screen. I thought it look horrible, even at that size (to be fair, though, the phone was made by Huawei, and they normally skimp on the screen tech they use).
  • Didn't need gorilla glass though, the glass on my 620 still isn't scratched after 5 months of use. Its withstood a good few drops too. Nokia's own toughened glass is certainly as good as the gorilla glass on my 710.
  • There you have it folks. The "BIG" in red is official.
  • How much money do you want to bet it's going to be on Verizon? A counter-point however: Verizon may not be interested in low-end devices... They tend to aim for the 'premium' wireless service consumer.
  • I say T-Mo. Verizon is xx8. Think 925.
  • Good point. That would make a lot of sense too. It fits with T-Mo's 'uncarrier' big scheme (prepaid devices for everyone).
  • I would agree except that t-mo already has the budget 521. So I think it would be more worth it for Nokia to bring it to Verizon or sprint. Chances are though, this will be targeted for non us markets like the 620.
  • Verizon is also 822.
    But it doesn't have CDMA radio, or Verizon's LTE band.
  • Except, it's not available in red? So what's the image - orange? Not sure I get that.
  • Yeah I guess, it looked like red to me but apparently it's orange. Go figure.
  • If you read it says orange.
  • NFC?
  • Doesn't show up in the specs above. Probably not. 
  • Then again, the Nokia Lumia 620 has it, it wouldn't make sense to take it out
  • FM Radio? 620 doesn't have it but 520 has it!
  • I hope yes, it will be disappointing if they take it out as 620 has it. NFC is picking up they should include it in most phones.
  • Horrible amount of ram
  • No it isn't, the majority of apps and games run on 512MB.
  • lol
    no hd
  • It's a Lumia 625, not 8xx, not even 7xx. 
  • For you, the New York socialite taking pictures at Fashion Week? Yes this would be considered "trash". But for the market this phone was designed for it's all they want/need and can afford. It's made and priced for emerging markets. How is this hard for people to understand?
  • Its not hard at all. People have their own self interest and could give a flip about others.
  • +1
  • You're making too much sense.
  • One man's "trash" is another man's "treasure" (well, new phone at least)... :)
  • For you, the New York socialite taking pictures at Fashion Week? Yes this would be considered "trash".
    Hey, damn it....It's restauraunt week.
  • Some people are expecting a flagship tech in a entry smartphone. How smart.
  • So what if the memory and storage space isn't as big as your forehead Evgeny, but the device is still pretty cool. 
  • Considering that high end Lumias are not exactly setting the world on fire with their sales, Nokia needs a little "trash" at the moment in order to merely survive.
  • yep, i understand they need a cheap one; thats no offense, but such specs would be great last year maybe, but nothig big. a stone can be big too.
  • Putting anything you write in comments on my ignore list...
  • watching a movie right now. 
    who cares? john wayne.
  • Fortunately we face much worse trolls like you on GSMArena and PhoneArena.
    Solid effort though ;)
  • +1
  • Wait... There's an ignore feature?
    (if not, that would be a great feature for the site/app)
  • +625
  • "yep, i understand they need a cheap one; thats no offense, but such specs would be great last year maybe, but nothig big. a stone can be big too"
      What part of higher specs=higher price don't you understand?
  • +625
  • lol you're a dumbass.
  • Evgeny Lecker, I think you'll probably find that is has "last years specs" so it can be sold at a lower price and therefore be affordable to its target market without Nokia selling it at a loss. I'm sure its not hard to figure out that higher spec equals higher cost, and usually results in a higher cost to consumers.
  • You, douche bag, are an asshat.
    Maybe you love your iCrap, but news flash... Apple is losing to Android, and if Microsoft/Nokia keep this trend of attacking from the low-end and high-end... you'll be losing to us too.
  • You are FAR too kind.
  • @evgeny, yeah bro, you are totally right. Nokias new low wnd phone should have 24 cores and a 4k screen 12 terrabytes of storage and 62 gig of ram. And it must only be $13 or its overpriced trash!
  • Lol!
  • That's the way budget devices work. New techology goes into high end phones and last years technology goes into budget phones. That's how technology moves forward and everyone benefits.
  • Hey...... I have a 620 with most of the same specs, and it is NOT garbage! And this AFTER having owned previously a 920. Your ignorant remark notwithstanding.....
  • Which WP do you have?
  • Trash??? We all know your Android has better specs, it needs it so that it can attempt to flow as smoothly and without lag as this WP8 will.
  • Go look at some specifications from 20 Android devices in this price range and tomorrow come back and tell us what you found... I'll just let you know that you're going to be thoroughly dissatisfied.... I'm just going to call you this in advance, if you don't mind.. Ya ready??... DUMB ASS❕
  • Actually the fact that this is a budget phone makes everything else in its price rang worse than trash... Yeah, all those budget Android devices were made trash by the 520/521, so the 625 makes other budget phones SEWAGE❕
  • What's trash for you is awesome for others. I was looking at the 720 but this might just be a much more attractive offering at a lower price.
  • BUDGET! key word: Budget!
  • Yes and yes.
  • Its a budget phone so don't expect some high end gaming hardware
  • Why is this a horrible amount of ram for a budget phone?
  • why is it horrible? because 99% of the apps in the store are able to run on it?
  • BT 4.0 + LE..hmm
  • I noticed that too...  :D 
    But, does BT4.0 + LE = HID profile?  Will this work with Bluetooth keyboards, or only heart monitors?
  • Again, how come this gets SD support and not the 920 or 1029? I'll never understand that.
  • Easy. Because by including an SD card, they can drop the amount of on board ROM by a lot, thus lowering the price of the device. Since this is a device aimed at low end markets, sacraficing ROM for price is a good tradeoff.
    SD cards negatively impact day to day user experience because they have much higher latencies and lower bandwidth than on board ROM, so by skipping out on the high end phones, they can maintain that high end experience. Also, the high end phones tend to come with 16 GBs of ram or more, so it's generally not a big issue.
  • But it isn't Read-Only Memory.
  • What you've just hit on is a caveat. It's technically ROM, but the name has become somewhat of a misnomer. Now it's generally called 'Flash' ( The correct technical term is EEPROM (Electrically erasable programmable read only memory). It's ROM that can be electrically erased. But it's important to note that this is very different from RAM. With RAM you can erase a single word instataneously, but erasing EEPROM takes much more time than erasing RAM. If you're interested you can always read up on it but yeah it's not really that interesting.
  • Thank you for the refresher.  There is nothing you've said that I didn't learn circa 1982 or so.  I've burned MANY PROMs, and have a little experience programming EPROMs as well. 
    But if you choose to refer to storage as something that most people don't know, you should probably go with EEPROM as it is correct, as you've pointed out, while ROM is not.
  • Fair enough mate.
    You only get so many points for being technically correct, but you get more points for being understood correctly.
  • Agreed.  So flash or storage it is.
  • High end phones come with 16gb of ram? Wow, didn't know technology came already that far.
  • Heh, you got me :)
  • The 920 and 1020 have unibody construction. It's a solid piece of polycarbonate. This phone has a removable shell. If you notice, most phones that have sd cards put the next to or below the battery. You can't access the battery in the 920 and 1020. Therefore, No SD support.
  • The resolution stings a bit. I understand it's a low end device, so switching to a 1280 by 768 panel would've hurt the price and could've caused performance problems for the slower processor, but still. Reviewers will harp on the screen hard.
    That said, a low end device that satisfies people who like big screens is a great move. I think that the current low end phones only address people who like smaller screens and there's a growing number of people that like bigger screens (me included.
  • All depends on how low they can get the price, that was how they ignored all the flaws of the 620 (and why they found it hard to ignore the flaws of the 720 and 520). I think if they make the 725 with a similar size screen, then it will be 720p, and so will the 825
  • Yup, that sounds like a pretty accurate assessment. I would definitely expect a similar 725 with the high res panel. The only question is can the processor push those pixels..? Notice how they have bumped their low-end processors from the 1GHz chip to a 1.2GHz? Maybe they'll bump it again for the 725.
  • That's not a bad thing...
  • Not at all.
  • Clearly the focus with this phone is size (screen size, all too missing in low end phones) and connectivity (Wifi/n, BT4, LTE). And for the target market those are some pretty kick-ass specs. If I was on a budget I'd have no problem sacrificing some onboard storage and PPI for those features alone.
  • why the small battery? If you are going to make it this big and not bump up any of the specs at least give it a decent battery...
  • Same size as a 920, really?
  • yah, but the 920 has a lot of the internals being taken up by the camera....
  • Yes, but Lumia 620 will be more than half of the price of Lumia 920. ....
  • so what? All they are doing is making a more expensive 620. what is the point in that?
  • Including a bigger battery wasn't going to make it even more expensive?
  • not realy. Or rather if it does, it would be a small bump in price... 2000mah is like... the least you could put in a decent phone... 
  • Don't know if you noticed, but it's claiming nearly 24 hours of talk time on GSM networks... that's pretty awesome, and I'm actually jealous.
  • we shall see...
  • 2000mAh small ? :/
  • on a device that size it is
  • I think so many here can't understand or even try to understand the phone market outside of their home market. Especially those who can't see behind their carrier operated markets. 
    Thse inexpensive phablets were selling over 5 million last year and the whole phablet market is expected to be +50 million phones this year. Lumia 625 is going against phones like Samsung Galaxy Grand and spec wise actually doing pretty good. 
    You will get faster phone, but some spec hunters in Asia might be dissapointed by the 512MB RAM and no Android of course. 
  • I remember someone describing the exact specs of this phone saying that it would be huge in India. There is a huge market for this. Also let's not forget the fact that Nokia makes more money from its low end phones.
  • Is this thing ever going to make it to the US? I believe it will do well in the prepaid/mvno/tmobile space with a large screen. Nokia sure is targetting markets like China and India - where the low end BIG samsung device is doing very well.
  • Well that's where the sales are. Especially as Nokia brand is much more known.
    Also China being world largest smartphone market helps.
  • No 1900 MHz WCDMA means likely not.  No T-Mobile HSPA and probably problematic for AT&T too.
  • it will 520 already available in US
  • This is a letdown if this phone is the only announcement tomorrow
  • What were you expecting? 
    I love how when ever Nokia teases anything people are expecting a tablet or a flagship. There wasn't even a event for this or a webcast. 
    Hint, don't expect anything high end before Nokia World, that includes tablet. You will get a heart attack if you are expecting flagship on every announcement. Nokia tends to do a lot of devices, and announcements per year. 
  • Ha. I know right? They just announced the 1020 about 11 days ago and people expect them to Osborne it already. Sigh. 
  • Double this^^ they just brought revolutionary tech to market........geeze
  • What im thinking and sometimes wish as i is alot of people were waiting and wanting the next best thing in the cellphone industry I understand from a cellphone camera aspect we do have the best (1020) but that's just the camera and many feel if we bring in the absolute best phone in the market to windows that will attract the spec junkies kinda like me but I do love my Lumia 920 but I've heard many pass on windows phones because our flagship phones are behind other flagships I know we have a gabillon mp camera but the rest is behind the other heavy hitters so that's why I feel people are crabby about not hereing of a phone coming out that's completely better than the rest, screen size,higher resolution,more ram etc
  • Nokia has done brilliantly this year for devices and announcements. Meh...can't please some people I guess!
  • Interesting term, Osborne Effect..  "Technology writers have criticised Nokia CEO Stephen Elop for the decision to move away from Symbian and MeeGo mobile software platforms to Windows Phone 7, as an example of the Osborne Effect. On top of this criticism of existing products was compared to the Ratner Effect and the "Elop Effect" was coined to describe the combination of both premature announcement and negative comments on existing products.[6][7]"
  • ^THIS
  • its not about high end only
  • Something like the newly-release "Fresh Paint" app seems great for the big screen on phone and.... oh. 512MB of RAM. Well, nevermind.
  • Fresh Paint was only released today, jeeze. Give it a chance to be optimised, there're some pretty advances physics simulations going on in that app.
  • Damn, still no tablet..
  • FM radio?
  • Yes, it has FM radio. 
  • thankyou would be a pain to wait till 9!!
  • haha
  • Spoilers... In a good way. Edit: Finally THIN bezels! Yes! And a budget phone below 10 mm like the 520. I actually want Nokia produce a lumia with the body and price of the Asha 501 which i think is very pretty.
  • GDR2+amber?
  • Nokia Smart Cam is for devices with Amber, so since this has it listed in the specs it will most likely have Amber and GDR2 :)
  • Another phone with nice specs. For 2011...
  • So lame. This phone is for emerging markets, not you "OMG I NEED SPECS!" people. Seriously, this is getting old. You people need to learn there are different level of devices out there for different types of people. Translation: most humans aren't raging phone nerds. And if you're posting on WPCentral, sorry, you're a raging phone nerd.
  • +1 for raging phone nerds, that are educated enough in the ways of tech to realize when rage is appropriate ;)
  • Finally I see a sympathetic arguement by the Editors here! Comments like "If you wanna bla bla bla get a high end phone" . Only if the rest of the world were US.
  • The thing is: in emerging markets, non-phone nerds doesn't spend 300 USD on a phone, that's the price of a Lumia 520 in Brazil and almost the same as a minimum-wage for a month. Non-phone nerds buys a $50~75 Asha or other feature phones. The people who buys a 300 USD smartphone here want the best specs for the money, as it happens everywhere, or a phone with an "aura" of status, like the flagships from 2 years ago. And the non-phone nerds doesn't know the fact that a 512mb RAM Windows Phone runs way more smoothly than a 512mb RAM Android or iPhone...
  • +1. The rest of the world *should* be us.
  • They could have gone with 1GB of RAM.  It's dirt cheap these days.  Now we can add Fresh Paint to the list of apps that won't work with the 625.
  • I know it's for emerging markets as I live in one of them. This phone will probably cost more than the 620, which by the way costs the same as the iPhone 4 down here. Do you really think the non-phone nerds from emerging markets (believe me, "social status" in emerging markets are way more important than it is in places like US and Western Europe) will chose 625 over the iPhone 4?
    This phone could be successful in countries like India, Brazil and China with Dual-SIM support, but the way it is now, is only another phone that will be outsold by 2-to-3 years old flagships such as Galaxy SII and iPhone 4...
  • The Lumia 620 is the second most popular Lumia (behind the 520), so it might do all right.
  • What's the need for dual SIM? Not trolling, just don't know.
  • Well, at least here in Brazil, when you call a number on the same carrier as yours, you pay 0.10~0.15 USD per call, but when you call a number on other carrier, it's 0.75 to 1+ USD per minute. That's why most people have at least 2 SIMs of different carriers.
  • Ok - that makes sense....  I guess.  But doesn't that mean people are having to have accounts with multiple carriers?  That doesn't seem to make sense.
  • Doesn't make sense at all, but that's the way we roll down here lol. I think in India and China it's kinda the same thing, only cheaper. But it's really "bizarre" to see a business card with four different phone numbers, one of each carrier.
  • Wow... 
  • I'm not a phone nerd lol
  • I prefer the word "geek". Nerd is derogatory. Geek is not.
  • You got the "raging" part right. Lumia fans sure are angry, like, a lot.
  • What do you mean, "You people"???? 
    Sorry couldn't resist
  • +920. These spec nerds are so annoying. Look if specs mean that much to you go to Android. My single core phone runs Halo FFS. Some dual core phones can't even run Temple run smoothly.
  • Ok. I now have a 620, and in all likelihood I will purchase THIS device! I am definitely a bit of a nerd, live in North America, LOVE tech, but now realize that I don't have to have the highest spect'd device to be content. There are better things I can do with my money.
  • Snapdragon S4, LCD  - Old techs :(
    we need
         Snapdragon 600, 800,  AMOLED, BT 4.0, Infrared, Battery 3,5 mAh
  • For an entry level device? Do you not economics?
  • Sadly the more popular the site is, the more trolls appear.
  • An unfortunate side effect of gaining popularity
  • Look I'm not a Troll and I have 920's lumia,  but since 920 1 year has passed  !!!
  • So...after 920 and LESS than a year later you expect to consider a 625 which is meant to be way cheaper and you hope that it would beat the 920s specs?? I know the tech world is evolving very fast and gadgets and components depreciate...but man some ppl here are plain delusional... :/
  • 8.5 months (reached America on 11/6) != 12 months This is on-par with saying that the time for a female human's pregnancy to complete is, on average, 1 year.
  • Doesn't excuse the S4 in the 1020, though.
  • I know you are tired reading on those comments.. We are tired too.
  • IPS LCD, Gorilla glass 2. This is cheap phone for markets like India, Brasil etc etc etc.
  • What car do you drive? What, you don't drive a Maserati or Lamborghini? Why bother then? You NEED one to bring the kids to school every day and go grocery shopping! What was Honda thinking when they designed & sold boatloads of Accords?
    (hoping people can step outside their cocoon and see the analogy :-) )
  • ^ THIS
  • +1
  • Thank YOU!!!
  • nice phone for budget people, prepaid, and alot of countrys, like india, brazil, and much more where operators don't subdisize smartphones
    2.000mah is nice :)
  • Any leaked cost?
  • The screen size is nice; that alone may attract buyers. But I was hoping for more regarding hardware. Guess we'll see if any of this is confirmed tomorrow.
  • Crock of shit
  • Intelligent comment..>Please tell me more.
  • in case you haven't noticed yet people need more windows phones with different price tag if don't like it then buy lumia 1020
    like it or not you are not the only customer they have
  • Are 'Your Face' jokes still popular? Because this comment is just begging for one.
  • This is Awesome!!!!!! I love the Specs : ) : ) : ) : )
  • Pass.
  • Which is your prerogative. In fact 99% of readers on this site would probably pass on this phone. But we are the 1%, and anyone who is passionate about WP would be happy to see more market-share-multiplying devices like this enter the market. Why do you think Symbian was once the world's largest smartphone OS? Because Nokia utilised it in numerous markets, including emerging ones, using similar strategies to what we see here.
  • Not a bad device from Nokia. Not worth changing my Lumia 620 to this thou. PPI is bad but I quess people who buy this phone don't care about stuff like that... It's suprisingly thin, only 9.15 mm! I wish Nokia would start using 1GB RAM more on their cheaper devices,  this too has only 512 MB RAM..... :/ Good Stuff: Gorilla Glass, SST, Micro SD slot, LTE, BT 4.0, 2000 mAh battery etc, yeah: this is gonna be a hit!! :)
  • Entry level devices on the cheap, pre-paid, is a great move.  I agree in the feeling those devices would look better running 1gb RAM.