Nokia has released its new Windows 8 powered Lumia 625. The phone comes with a 4.7-inch WVGA display. Yup, that is 480 x 800 for a pixel per inch density of 199. Now 199 ppi will be too pixelated for some. It really does not detract from productivity. If you cannot live with 199 ppi you can stop reading right here. If you can, the Nokia Lumia 625 has a lot to offer.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is retailing for as low as Php12,500 with an official warranty. This makes it one of the cheapest LTE handsets in the market. But there is a catch, it appears to only be compatible with Globe Telecom's network. The Nokia Lumia 625 supports the 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz frequencies. Globe runs on 1800 MHz and Smart on 2100 MHz.
The other specifications are as expected for a Windows Phone at this price range with a dual core Krait processor, 8 GB of internal storage, a MicroSD card slot, and front and back cameras.
Aside from limited LTE compatibility, my other complaint is this is one wide handset for a 4.7-inch phone.
- Windows Phone 8
- 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display
- 8 GB internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card slot
- 512 MB RAM
- 1 GHz dual core Qualcomm Krait processor
- Adreno 305 graphics
- 5 MP autofocus primary camera with LED flash
- VGA front camera
- LTE (Globe)/HSPA+
- 1430 mAh battery