4.7 inch LTE Ready Lumia 625 Windows phone now available in East Africa

Nokia Lumia 625

Nokia Lumia 625Nokia Lumia 625 was announced in late July as the most recent Lumia announcement from Nokia and only recently hit the global markets. This device brought LTE to the mid range, also at a mid range price, although that will naturally be felt in markets where the networks are LTE ready.

“The Nokia Lumia 625 combines high end innovation and experiences with a stunning 4.7” screen and high speed connectivity, to bring entertainment to new audiences on a budget,” said Bruce Howe, general manager for Nokia East Africa. “This is a great addition to our Lumia portfolio in the region and shows our commitment to constantly bringing innovation at every price point”.

It also brought the large screens onto Lumia Windows phone and is the largest Lumia Windows phone at 4.7 inches. The size had many eager to know whether this would have an impact on the pricing (large screens come high end first) at Kshs 28,000 in Kenya/TZS 525,000/UGX 839,000 in Tanzania and Uganda respectively ($320) it’s clearly a mid range device.

This is around where the Lumia 720 is priced at.

Nokia Lumia 625 Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch WVGA LCD screen, 480 x 800 pixels (201 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 8GB Internal storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD + 7GB Skydrive
  • 512MB RAM
  • 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm
  • 159 grams
  • 2G, 3G and 4G LTE up-to 100 Mbps
  • micro-SIM
  • Removable shells; orange, yellow, bright green, white and black
  • HTML 5 browser
  • 5MP camera with LED flash, continuous auto-focus, video recording at 1080p @30fps, Video digital zoom at 4x
  • 0.3 MP front camera
  • 2000 mAh battery (23.9 hours talk-time, 552 hrs standby)

The Lumia 625 will be available in white, black and yellow as interchangeable shells, essentially meaning that the user can get one device in all these colours if they buy separate shells.

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