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Preview: Nokia Lumia 625

Preview: Nokia Lumia 625

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a low-cost Windows Phone with a large 4.7in screen

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a low-cost Windows Phone with a large 4.7in screen.

The Lumia 625 is a low-mid range device that will retail for $399 in Australia, so its big screen size is noteworthy in this segment of the market.

The Lumia 625 comes with 4G connectivity, so it will be compatible with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone's 1800MHz LTE networks Down Under.

The 4.7in screen has a rather low resolution of 800x480, while the 5-megapixel camera and lack of NFC connectivity are also sacrifices you'll need to live with.

The Nokia Lumia 625 will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, comes with 512MB of RAM and has 8GB of internal memory. A microSD card slot allows users to expand storage.

The Lumia 625 comes with many of the same range of Nokia-exclusive apps as higher priced models, including the new Smart Camera app. The capture and edit tool comes with Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus features.

The phone has a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls.

The Lumia 625 also features the Cinemagraph app, and comes preloaded with HERE Maps turn-by-turn navigation, and the Nokia Music app.

The Nokia Lumia 625 will be "widely available" from Friday, 23 August through Allphones, Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman retail stores. It will retail for $399 outright.

Telstra and Optus will also sell the Lumia 625 later in August, while Virgin Mobile will stock the smartphone from early September.

The Lumia 625 will be available in Australia in white or black colour variants.


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