Last Wednesday, Nokia Malaysia invited a bunch of bloggers to witness the launch of their most affordable LTE smartphone and biggest screen display yet – Nokia Lumia 625.
With multiple Lumia range of smartphones from Nokia, the Finnish manufacturer continued to innovate with this Lumia 625 adding on more devices running Windows Phone 8 OS for all price points. From the high end Lumia 925 to lower end Lumia 520, this Lumia 625 sits pretty in the mid range segment.
See Also : Nokia Lumia 925 Launched in Malaysia
Introducing the Nokia Lumia 625
The Lumia 625 features a big 4.7″ LCD screen, LTE capability and interchangeable shell for more personalisation with your Home screen Live Tiles. Here’s a quick overview of the specifications of the Lumia 625:-
- 4.7″ IPS LCD WVGA display (800 X 480)(201 ppi)
- 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 8 GB internal storage (FREE 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage + microSD slot up to 64 GB) + 512 MB RAM
- Powered by Windows Phone 8
- 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash (1080p video), VGA front facing camera (480p)
- 9.15 mm thin, weighing 159 grams
- 2,000 mAH non-removable battery (15.2 hours 3G talktime)
- Connectivity : 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microSIM
- Unique semi-transparent shell available in orange, bright green, yellow, white and black
For more information, do check out the Nokia Lumia 925 Product Page at http://www.nokia.com/my-en/products/phone/lumia625/
The big 4.7″ screen on the Lumia 625 is truly something amazing for a Nokia smartphone. Keeping up with the market of larger and larger screen, this smartphone increased screen size is a big welcome (Lumia 925 only has a 4.5″ screen). Unfortunately though, this Lumia 625’s screen resolution at 800 X 480 is not exactly the best display for a Windows Phone 8. The Samsung ATIV S has a 4.8″ screen with a 1280 X 720 resolution.
See Also : Samsung ATIV S User Review
Nevertheless, the Lumia 625 is the biggest screen size for a Nokia WP8 phone. AND it comes with 4G LTE capability, which is a big selling point.
The other point to note, for those of you who likes personalising your phone with colourful phone cases (like me!) would have so much fun with the 5 semi transparent interchangeable shells that Nokia packaged in with this phone.
The interchangeable shells (casing) are made with a single piece of translucent polycarbonate (read: plastic). Something you can quickly snap in place to match with the colour scheme of your homescreen Live Tiles.
Other than having a big screen size and LTE capability, the Nokia Lumia 625 also comes with a lot of other Nokia software goodies:-
- Nokia Smart Camera and Nokia Cinemagraph – Great camera technology as seen on other Lumia phones, incl “Best Shot”. “Motion Focus” and “Action Shot” for improved focus and action photography
- Nokia Lumia “Amber” update for WP8 – the latest software update with added features and performance for Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices
- Nokia HERE Maps, Drive and Transit – Nokia’s own mapping and navigation service
- Great apps selection – like WhatsApp, Skype, VEVO, Viber, Vimeo, Keek, Instance (unofficial Instagram app), Temple Run as well as local apps like SmartShopper, MyPeribahasa and Phaze
Pricing and Availability
Remember when I say that the Nokia Lumia 625 is an affordable 4G LTE capable Lumia series Windows Phone 8 device?
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available on sale starting end August 2013 in Klang Valley and beginning September 2013 for the rest of Malaysia, at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 939 with the choice of the 5 colourful semi-transparent shells.
See Also : Nokia Lumia 920 User Review
Meanwhile, if you want to read more reviews about the Nokia Lumia 625, check out these links:-
- The Next Web : Nokia Lumia 625 review: 4G saves the day, but the 4.7″ display disappoints
- PC Pro : Nokia Lumia 625 Review
- ZD Net : Nokia Lumia 625 Review: Big screen, small specs, low price
- TechRadar : Hands on: Nokia Lumia 625 review; Budget price, unimpressive specs, lots of colour
For more information, please check out the Nokia Lumia 625 Malaysia site’s Product Page at http://www.nokia.com/my-en/products/phone/lumia625/ Also remember to follow Nokia Malaysia Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NokiaMalaysia and their Nokia Malaysia Twitter at https://twitter.com/nokiamy