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Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and including the Nokia Lumia Amber update, Nokia Lumia 625 was unveiled last month by the Finnish giant and now the fast, fun and affordable handset has hit the Indian boundaries. It is currently up for pre orders on the online retail stores Snapdeal at Rs. 1,000.
Going by the specs, Nokia Lumia 625 sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display offering a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 199 ppi pixel density. Moreover, it has a curved 2.25D Gorilla Glass 2, which protects the screen from scratches.
One can find a dual-core processor inside Lumia 625 clocked to 1.2-GHz which is coupled with 512MB RAM and 8GB ROM (expanded up to 64GB via microSD card). The smartphone features Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon Chip and Adreno 305 graphic and runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 platform like other Lumia handsets.
To talk about camera, there is a 5-mega pixel rear camera with LED Flash light and front facing VGA camera has been placed on the front face of the handset. The device also features new Smart Camera app.
Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, A-GPS and GLONASS.
Going further, the phone measures 9.3mm thick and weighs 159 grams. There is a 2,000mAh Li Ion battery powering the entire system and claims about 15 hours of talk time over 3G networks.
Other features include pre-loaded apps and has other incredible features like voice recording in OneNote, HERE Drive+, 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage, Family Room, Kid's Corner, DirectX 11, XBox-Live Hub, Skype video call, Noise cancellation, remote device locking via internet, photo sharing, video sharing, location sharing, Voice recognition and voice commands. Nokia Lumia 625 will also come five different colored changeable shells.
Regarding the price, the retailer says that the price of the handset will be disclosed when the phone will launch later this month. On the other hand, guesses are loud, that the handset would be price at Rs. 18,000. However, an educated guess along with the pinch of hint that came from Nokia official allows us to say that it would come around Rs. 15,000 or less.
Nokia must have felt the need of increasing the size of their signature Lumia handset finally. However, talking about the abundance of the larger handsets in the Indian market, it has already come up to the brim. Thus the competition is not as easy as it seems.
Looking at the competition of smartphones in the market, GizBot has come up with the list of handsets that could possibly diminish the worth of Lumia 625 in Indian market. These handsets are Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro, Xolo Play, LG Optimus L9, Micromax Canvas HD A116, Karbonn Titanium S5. Moreover, Can 4.7 inch Windows Phone Lumia 625 fight the above mentioned top Android devices?
You can leave your opinion on the comment box below. However, here is a quick rundown on the specs and price of the aforementioned smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro comes packed with 4.7-inch display that offers a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels, 1.2-GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 5-mega pixel rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash, VGA quality front facing camera, Dual -SIM, Wi-Fi, 3G, a 2,000mAh battery, and weighs 143.9grams.
The handset is priced at Rs. 16,399.
Priced at Rs. 13,999, Xolo Play also comes with a 4.7-inch HD IPS OGS Display and runs on Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 GHz NVIDIA Tegra Quad-Core and 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Moreover, there are NVIDIA PRISM Display Technology and NVIDIA TegraZone for Gaming as well. It has 8 Megapixel rear camera capable of Full HD 1080p Video Recording and Playback and 2MP front facing camera. There is 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB while 1GB RAM also supports the system. There is a 2000 mAh battery powering the entire system.
LG Optimus L9
LG Optimus L9 packs a 4.7 inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system topped with Optimus 3.0 UI, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0 and 2,150 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 11.5 hours talk time and 798 hours standby. When it comes to software features, Optimus L9 has QTranslator, MyStyle Keypad, QMemo function and Cheese Shutter features to enhance the user experience.
The smartphone is currently selling at the price of Rs. 16,800.
Micromax Canvas HD A116
Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes at the cost of Rs. 13,490. The phablet features 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Karbonn Titanium S5
Karbonn Titanium S5 boasts a 5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and a 2,000 mAh battery. The Indian handset is priced as low as Rs. 10,649.
Lumia 625 Pre Orders Up in India: Is It Nokia's Recipe of Success Against These 5 Android Handsets?
All the 5 handsets incorporated in the sliders fall in the same price category. They all also come with the similar display except the Micromax and Karbonn handset. The domestic handsets are relatively lesser priced as well. However, looking at the specs of all the handsets it would rather be a better choice to go for Micromax handset or Xolo Play. Since Micromax is offering a better specs and a larger display compared to the others. Moreover, Micromax and Xolo both come with better processor and is reasonably priced. Thus two devices would definitely be a better choice. Lookin at Lumia 625, it has lower RAM and processor and the only thing it has improved is the display size. However, Dual SIM variant of Lumia 625 would perhaps do a magic on Windows Phone lovers.