Nokia Lumia 625 sees a big price drop

Various online retailers have reduced the price of Nokia's biggest Windows Phone 8 (WP8) handset, the Lumia 625, in India.

Nokia launched the Lumia 625 as the successor to the Lumia 620 on July 23 this year and the handset is currently the only WP8 handset that has a display size of 4.7-inch.

"With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.

Previously, the Lumia 625 had a very steep price tag when compared to other WP8 handsets such as the Lumia 820. In India, the cheapest Lumia 625 was selling for was Rs. 19,499 (approximately $315), but now the price has dropped to Rs. 16,071 (approximately $260).

A recent NokiaPowerUser report suggests that Amazon (courtesy of ManiacStore) was selling all five colors of the Lumia 625 for Rs. 15090 (approximately $244). However, now the cheapest price for the Lumia 625 on Amazon is Rs. 16,349 (approximately $264).

Indian retailer Flipkart is now selling all five colors of the Lumia 625 for Rs. 19,056. The retailer was previously offering the black, white and yellow versions for Rs. 19,890 and the green and orange models of the phone at a slightly higher price of Rs. 20,199.

The Nokia Lumia 625 packs in impressive features in its category, but the initial price of the handset was considered a bit steep in India. The price of the Lumia 625 was very near to the price of Lumia 820, which has better features.

The handset sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 201 pixels per inch (ppi). A dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 512MB of RAM power the Lumia 625.

It will be interesting to see if the recent price reduction on the Lumia 625 is able to attract many customers, but it will definitely make the smartphone more appealing.

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