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It will reportedly be a low-end phone for about $325 USD

Nokia is on the verge of releasing another Lumia, but this time, it'll be a low-end model with the largest screen the company has unveiled yet. 

Nokia will launch the Lumia 625 in the coming weeks, which is an effort to offer more affordable Windows Phones. The new phone will feature a 4.7-inch screen, which will make it one of the larger Lumia's to date. 

The Lumia 625 will also have a a dual-core 1.2GHz S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and a 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution.


It's expected to launch at about $325 USD in a variety colors. However, a solid release date for the U.S. hasn't been announced yet. 

It's important for Nokia to release less-expensive models of its Lumia line so that it can reach many different people with different price points. 

A lot of the Lumia phones, such as the recently-announced Lumia 1020, are high-end devices that pack a ton of features for a steeper price. For instance, the 1020 -- which will have features like a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core, 2GB DRAM, LTE, NFC and a whopping second generation 41 MP, 1/1.5" sensor with 1.1 micron backside illuminated (BSI) pixels -- will run about $602 USD. 

Source: The Verge



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RE: good, but
By Labotomizer on 7/17/2013 11:57:35 AM , Rating: 3
It's a $300 phone off contract. That makes a world of difference. This will likely be sold for pre-paid phones and the like, not on the major networks to be subsidized.

I'll agree that I wouldn't want a 4.7" phone with a 480p resolution, but the majority of the population, especially the populations a phone like this is targeted at, won't know or care either way.

A budget phone doesn't need competitive specs. It needs to be cheap. And when you compare this to the bottom of the barrel Android garbage out there this is a clear winner, in performance and functionality. Would I pick this over an HTC One or GS4 or GS3? No... But that's not why it's here. It's going against Straight Talk's crappy android phone of the week.


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 12:18:12 PM , Rating: 2
Its reclaimer77 hes here to pee in Microsoft and mines cornflakes nothing more. If it doesn't come from Samsuck hes out to tell you how wrong you are to consider it.


RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 12:24:28 PM , Rating: 1
See there you go, more Android FUD.

For $350 bucks there are Android phones that destroy this thing, you just don't know what you're talking about at all.

quote:
It's going against Straight Talk's crappy android phone of the week.


Actually since you brought up Straight Talk and the GS3, I hit their website to check it out. You can get a Galaxy S3 for $399 with a mail-in rebate right now lol.

But whatever, if you and Nokia think they can propel themselves into the low-end market with 480p phones because "people don't know or care", you're going to be sadly disappointed.

This phone is garbage, just admit it.


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 12:38:35 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Its reclaimer77 hes here to pee in Microsoft and mines cornflakes nothing more. If it doesn't come from Samsuck hes out to tell you how wrong you are to consider it.

I rest my case.


RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 12:46:37 PM , Rating: 2
Except for the fact I have seen him speak against Samsung product and for MS. He just calls it like he sees it, where in your case, you just call it in favor of MS regardless.

Who's the one here on an agenda? Its you bud.


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 12:56:35 PM , Rating: 2
Im going to call you MiniReclaimer your like his sidekick Robin.


RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 2:34:27 PM , Rating: 2
You would have to call alot of people that, because anyone regular here sees you are on an agenda. Get some perspective man. Its just a company.


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 3:18:58 PM , Rating: 2
So I happen to like Microsoft products I guess that means I have some agenda or there is some conspiracy there because nobody can possibly like some of their products.

It must be a wide open market to make a better product than Microsoft you should go off and do it and bring them to chapter 11 and show them how its done.

Hating on Microsoft is so 90's but in the 90's they deserved it. Its not the 90's anymore.


RE: good, but
By retrospooty on 7/17/2013 4:06:32 PM , Rating: 2
"So I happen to like Microsoft products I guess that means I have some agenda or there is some conspiracy there because nobody can possibly like some of their products."

I like their products too, just not the few most recent ones... It's when you aggressively defend ALL of their products and every move they make no matter what that leads people to think you have an agenda, not that you like their products. I don't hate on MS, just point out what I don't like. I don't like the "our way or no way" direction they have taken lately with their products period. You seem to want to defend them taking away options, which is highly suspect to me. "No, we shouldnt have options, we should just eat it and like it"


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 5:51:42 PM , Rating: 2
I happen to like a lot of the Microsoft products right now and the things I don't like I can change. I dont see the need to obsessively complain about things that can be changed. Don't like the factory installed radio in your car you change it Microsoft is no different dont like the start menu change it. Heck I don't like IE and I use Firefox because its much better but IE is progressing. For a while I didn't like Firefox because of the darn memory leaks in it but they seem to have it under control now.

Of all the companies out there when a mistake is made Microsoft owns up to it. Sony, Apple, Adobe, NVIDIA, HP, RIM just all pretend were stupid and ignore or avoid owning up to any mistake. I recently started loving Lenovo but about 2 years ago I didnt. But their customer service has changed dramatically and they own up to mistakes and make good on them.

The XB1 had great ideas and Im glad they are bringing some back especially the steam like options because I love steam I just log into my laptop or desktop and load whatever game I own. I even put it on my kids pc and they will occasionally play a game no need to look for the disc. I will eventually have more than one XB1 and I dont mind buying the game without a disc and being able to install and run the game from any XB1 I log into its great for me. I like that model. I love steam sales I cant wait till the XB1 reaches that model. My family loves dance games on kinect at parties there is literally 10 kids and adults dancing with the players its a good time. Sure it doesn't work for every game but its fun.

Its not for everyone but it works for me and I think Microsoft is producing some of the best products they have ever done. My last OS install the only driver I went to look for was the Graphics card. Back in the day we all searched for drivers audio, network, etc you dont even need to use the mobo driver disc anymore. This is awesome.

No OS, Console, Phone etc is perfect but I certainly believe through experience that Microsoft is putting out great stuff. How can I say bad things about Windows Phone when in nearly 3 years its never frozen, hung, or needed to be rebooted especially when my wife is pulling the battery on her android monthly and getting the black screen of death? I heard about it every time she had to pull the battery how much she hated it and it was a so called device that everyone gave praise to because of the specs yet Ive been able to do everything her android was capable of doing without ever having to worry about pulling the battery.


RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 8:11:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
How can I say bad things about Windows Phone when in nearly 3 years its never frozen, hung, or needed to be rebooted especially when my wife is pulling the battery on her android monthly and getting the black screen of death?


Myopic much?

How can I say bad things about Android when my phone never froze, hung, or needed to be rebooted?

quote:
Don't like the factory installed radio in your car you change it Microsoft is no different dont like the start menu change it.


That's not a valid argument. See what we mean? You just straight up refuse to acknowledge that Windows 8 was and still is a conceptually flawed OS for a desktop PC. It's a mobile touchscreen-centric UI married to mouse and keyboard systems.

The fact that you can essentially hack the OS with third party programs not supported by Microsoft in an attempt to remedy the flaw, doesn't mean the flaw doesn't exist. It's there. Admit it!


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 8:41:11 PM , Rating: 2
EDUCATION:
A flaw prevents you from doing something. There is no flaw preventing you from doing something.

BIAS:
You just don't like it.

KNOW YOU KNOW! **INSERT LITTLE RAINBOW HERE**


RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 10:16:48 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
EDUCATION: A flaw prevents you from doing something.


Uhh sorry professor but that's not education. A flaw is something that is implemented poorly/incorrectly.

It doesn't have to prevent me from doing something...

quote:
BIAS: You just don't like it.


Nope. Windows 8 is objectively flawed as a desktop OS compared to Windows 7. Fact!


RE: good, but
By themaster08 on 7/18/2013 1:47:19 AM , Rating: 2
Serious question. Have you ever used Windows Phone for a length of time?

As much as you appear to announce your hatred for Windows Phone and Windows 8, your comments are always everywhere to be found in related articles.

What is with your constant urge to put the platform down? It's evident that you're a big fan of Google, but just because other peoples' tastes differ to yours, that doesn't make them wrong.

Or do you have a secret love for Windows Phone? ;)


RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 12:48:23 PM , Rating: 1
You don't have a "case". I didn't bring up Android OR Samsung until he did. I simply addressed his points, as disjointed as they were.

oh love the "Samsuck" by the way lol. Just use "oldfags" with it and you can be the next Pirks...


RE: good, but
By Mitch101 on 7/17/2013 1:05:01 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing good will come from talking with you further. Feel free to continue your anti-Microsoft rantings without further interaction from me.

You are not worth my time.


RE: good, but
By GulWestfale on 7/17/2013 12:54:10 PM , Rating: 2
uh, i bought a samsung galaxy S2X off contract, brand new for 250 bucks last year.
specs: 4.5" AMOLED screen with 800x480 res
1.5GHz slowdragon CPU
1GB RAM

now it's a year later and nokia want to charge 50 bucks more for half the RAM and a worse OS?


RE: good, but
By fic2 on 7/17/2013 12:58:49 PM , Rating: 2
One issue with the 625 is that it is $325 but the Lumia 521 has almost the same specs and is $130.
Both have 512M memory.
521 cpu is 1GHz dual core vs 1.2GHz.
4" screen vs 4.7" but same resolution.
Battery 1430mAh vs 2000mAh
Same camera.
From the pic the 625 might have a front facing camera.

But the #1 problem is the HTC 8X blows this away in specs and runs WinP8 and can be bought now on Amazon for $325.

Disclaimer: My gf has a 521 and does like it. It is a great low end phone. I consider $300 a mid-range and $5-600 an upper end phone.


RE: good, but
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 2:25:11 PM , Rating: 2
Nokia seems to be going the way of video card manufacturer naming schemes. IE, nonsensical.

I don't understand what all these model numbers mean or what that means to the bottom line in regards to what kind of phone you're actually walking away with.

In your example, what is supposed to be the signifying difference between a "512" or "625"? And what does 512 or 625 supposed to mean!?


RE: good, but
By AssBall on 7/17/2013 2:37:50 PM , Rating: 2
822 has better specs (screen peen aside) and can be had for $100. I don't get the price either.


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