Nokia Lumia 625 budget smartphone bound for Australia

Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone, front and side views

Nokia Australia this morning announced that the Lumia 625, a budget 4G, Windows 8-powered smartphone, will be available from August 23.

The screen on the Lumia 625 is the Nokia’s largest smartphone screen to date, at 4.7 inches. Onboard is 8GB of storage, upgradeable to 64GB via Micro SD card. Additionally you’re given 7GB of cloud storage.

Apps and services included are Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, and Kid’s Corner. Fr business users, it includes Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, and the Excel, Word, Powerpoint and OneNote apps.

Steve Lewis, Nokia Australia’s managing director, said this of the new phone:

“The Nokia Lumia 625 has our largest ever smartphone screen with 4G internet access and our latest apps.  It’s a handset with big personality, but happily for consumers a much smaller price tag.”

Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone rangePrice and availability

The Lumia 625 will be available in Australia in the black and white colours, with changeable colour shells – pictured below – available separately to change the look of the phone. A free orange colour shell will be provided to purchasers of the Nokia Lumia 625.

Telstra and Optus will have the phone in stores at the end of August, with Virgin Mobile following in early September. If buying outright, the Nokia Lumia 625 will have an RRP of $399.

Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone, colours

Nokia Lumia 625 specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Phone 8
  • Display: 4.7 inch WVGA @ 201ppi with Sunlight Readability Enhancement, High Brightness Mode, Colour Enhancement and Super Sensitive Touch
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Processor: 1.2GHz, Dual Core
  • Camera: Main: 5MP Autofocus, LED flash ,[email protected], VGA front facing camera
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB with support for up to 64GB SD card
  • Dimensions: 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 159 grams