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.
- 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
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
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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.
Samsung puts 800 x 480 in 5" phones like Galaxy Duos and they are selling pretty hot in emerging markets.
The biggest size they have is 4.5 on the 92x line.
But it doesn't have CDMA radio, or Verizon's LTE band.
who cares? john wayne.
Solid effort though ;)
(if not, that would be a great feature for the site/app)
What part of higher specs=higher price don't you understand?
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.
But, does BT4.0 + LE = HID profile? Will this work with Bluetooth keyboards, or only heart monitors?
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 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.
You only get so many points for being technically correct, but you get more points for being understood correctly.
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.
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.
Also China being world largest smartphone market helps.
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.
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...
Sorry couldn't resist
Snapdragon 600, 800, AMOLED, BT 4.0, Infrared, Battery 3,5 mAh
(hoping people can step outside their cocoon and see the analogy :-) )
2.000mah is nice :)
like it or not you are not the only customer they have
The price is going to determine if I eat my words on this "entry-level" phone.
The only thing I am disappointed is the lack of NFC which was there in 620, otherwise a great phone.
>Nokia Smart Camera
and where is my Amber
And, this comes from a 920 owner.
Not everyone wants the latest uber-spec-phone to comment in blogs over.
Big screen, low specs, low price point? Hmmm.....
I think the launch of the 625 could have been made with a lot less fanfare. :/
(Samsung Ativ S has a 720p, 4.8" screen)
I had wondered if the "even #s" 6xx/8xx were to be de-emphasized/killed.
Are the trying to wedge in a few more levels? Or is the 625 basically a low budget big screen phone ?
It is called 625 because 630 is reserved for the next generation, i guess.
Well let's see the price.
512MB means thrashing when loading more complex desktop sites, a problem I have with my Lumia 521.
800x480 on a 4.7" screen is kind of downie.
Nokia needs a solid mid-tier phone with an average camera, around $299-$350 price point.
1280x768, 4.5", 1GB, LTE
<Insert comment about lack of a cyan cover option here. Really annoyed Nokia seem to be ditching that colour or making it an exclusive. As nice as the yellow and red look, I've never felt I had a phone so personal to me until I had a cyan Lumia 900 and the lack of an upgrade path (unless it's a 520 (too low specced) or 620 (too small)) is a real shame.>
Otherwise, this sounds like a great phone! If it's the same price as the 620 (around £150 on PAYG in the UK) then it'll be a winner. Perfect for people who don't have lots of a money but still want a big phone and also perfect for older folks who need a bigger screen but don't need all the bells and whistle that come with high-end devices. If my parent's Lumia 710s ever break, this would be the perfect option for them.
201ppi is NOT crap, lol! Most laptops and desktop monitors don't even reach 140ppi and they're fine. Also, the HTC Titan had this exact screen size and resolution almost two years ago (It's crazy how ahead of the times HTC used to be, had a 16MP camera too iirc) and it actually looked fine. Obviously 300ppi is great, and I would prefer that in my phones now that I've had it on my 8X, but it's not really a deal breaker for most people.
This isn't a phone for people who want high-end so to compare it to a 720p or 1080p screen of the same size isn't fair.
Also - the design is nice for the Lumia devices but am I the only one that (after 10 similar models) wants to see it tweaked a bit ? Time for a jump to 550, 650 etc. (or 777, 888, 999).
For those moaning on display parameters , Grand has a 5 inch screen with 187 dpi whereas 625 is a 4.7 inch with 201 dpi ...
on the other hand ... this has slightly made it more confusing when choosing against a 720 ... 720 obviously has a much better camera, wireless charging ... but a smaller screen , less powerful processor ... hmmm ... and considering that the price of a 720 is slightly lesser than galaxy grand ... where would the pricing of this be ?
why does microsoft not upgrade lumia 800 and 900 phones to
the picture quality is given same, still Video is 1080P!
*8GB - no free space
*no hd and 4.7" screen - ugly high size screen
I've spent $400 on my L620 and feel stolen by Nokia...