Described as an affordable large screen windows phone 8 device, Nokia has finally made official the availability of its mid-range Lumia 625 device. The latest of Lumia range devices has all the goodness you’d expect in Windows Phone 8 operating system and an out-of the box impressive 4.7-inch display panel. It has the same screen resolution to that of its older siblings such as Lumia 620 and 510 – meaning text and images won’t look as sharp on its wider display but still decent and usable. Beyond an impressive screen, users will enjoy 4G internet access speeds – at least in regions where it is supported, an element that effectively places Lumia 625 on top within its genre. Lumia range handsets come in a variety of attractive colors and in this case 625 is no exception; it has Nokia’s typical shiny colors adding flavor to the live tile personalization in windows phone 8 OS.
The Lumia 625 comes with innovative features found on Nokia’s recently announced flagship Lumia 1020 device. Underneath, you’ll find similar features such as a range of integrated camera apps like Nokia smart camera – it comes with the ability of removing unwanted objects from pictures and Nokia Cinemagraph which turns photos into living memories with added movement. Nokia’s executive vice president Jo Harlow noted that besides having the largest screen to date, Lumia 625 was a perfect example of the company’s initiative in delivering top smart phone innovations at every price point.
Running on the latest version of Windows Phone 8 plus Nokia’s Lumia Amber update, the Lumia 625 delivers the same richer and easier to use smartphone experience at a reasonable price tag. Windows Phone 8’s live tiles update direct to the home screen, and People Hub app allows friends and family members to stay connected. It also comes with Xbox Live, Microsoft Office on board and 7GB of online SkyDrive storage to simply make life easier.
Lumia 625 users will have access to more than 165,000 apps including Temple Run, Vimeo and WhatsApp – same apps that are currently available on other mobile OS platforms like iOS and android. With an on-board 4G radio, users will access internet at tremendous speeds in supported regions via Window’s typical internet explorer browser which is best suited for watching videos, playing games and accessing other online content. The phone supports an external MicroSD card of up to 64GB.
Nokia Music provides unlimited streaming of ad-free mixes without registration or subscription, plus the ability to download mixes for listening offline with Lumia 625. Nokia has also teamed with Coloud™ to create BOOM™ headphones that combine audio prowess with excellent value, and integrated microphone and buttons for voice calls and music control. Lumia 625 is estimated to retail at 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies, and will begin selling in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in Q3 2013.
Nokia Lumia 625 Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Processor
- Display : 4.7inch 800×480 (201ppi) IPS Capacitive touch screen, 16m colors
- Camera: Pri: 5.0MP, Sec: VGA, Auto-focus, LED flash, Video: HD 1080p
- Storage: Up to 64GB MicroSD, 8GB Internal, 512MB RAM
- Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0, NFC
- Internet: 42.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbs HSUPA, 802.11b/g/n WiFi/
- Other ft: GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, 4G
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 2000mAh
Nokia Lumia 625 Price in Kenya: Ksh.24200 (expected)