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Nokia Lumia 625

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Nokia Lumia 625 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Large display offers good Windows 8 OS experience
  • Fast 4G LTE connection
  • Decent 5 megapixel camera

What's bad

  • Poor pixel density and screen resolution
  • Absence of ClearBlack technology
  • Middling processor performance

The Lumia 625 joins Nokia's mid-range handset market alongside the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620. Although Nokia markets the 620 as a budget phone, the device sports a couple impressive features.

First up is the display. At 4.7 inches, it has one of the largest screens available in the Nokia lineup. Due to the larger screen real-estate reviewers found it easier to navigate around the Windows menus and using the onscreen keyboard. Since the screen is so large the 800 x 480 resolution results in a very low pixel density of 201ppi. Most experts noticed lack of detail when browsing the web or viewing HD quality images.

Aside from the poor resolution, the device also does not utilize ClearBlack technology. Reviewers immediately noticed its absence as black edges on the screen and above the soft keys looked dark blue. Unfortunately, the colors washed out even further as experts attempted to view the display from various angles.

The second notable feature of the phone is its 4G LTE connection. When connected, experts report download speeds of 100Mbps and upload speeds of 50Mbps. If LTE is not available, it also connects to HSDPA, which offers a decent 42Mbps download speed. As with all smartphones, this one also offers single-band Wi-Fi.

With a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 512GB of RAM, the Lumia 625 doesn't top any benchmark tests, but most critics found it fast enough to run Windows 8 and basic apps smoothly. Once reviewers started testing out more intensive apps, the device lagged significantly.

In addition to the processor and RAM, the device sports 8GB of internal memory, 7GB of cloud storage and a microSD slot. Unfortunately critics discovered that the phone does not have WP file manager, so any unrecognizable files like ZIP or RARs can only be accessed via a computer.

On the back you'll find a 5 megapixel camera. Although it certainly doesn't stack up to the 41MP of the Lumia 1020, GSM Arena says that it fares "surprisingly well as far as image quality is concerned." In both low and bright light conditions, the camera exceeded most critics' expectations by producing excellent contrast, color and dynamic range. Expert Reviews did notice a loss of detail when zooming in, however.

As a whole, reviewers were left unimpressed by the device. The Next Web says the phone "leaves me with little impression of anything whatsoever. It's about as middle-of-the-road as you can get…" V3 adds to the sentiment by saying, "…the device is fairly dull…we can't really see the 625 enticing too many new users to the Windows Phone ecosystem."


Operating system
Windows Phone
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4.7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Know Your Mobile

If you’re looking for a 4G enabled phone on a budget, Nokia’s Lumia 625 is the way to go. It brings about super-fast internet alongside everything else you need from a basic smartphone for just a smidgen over the £100 mark.Nokia has definitely improved the Lumia 620 with a bigger b...

- James Peckham, Know Your Mobile
TechRadar

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a bit of a mixed bag. In some ways it's a definite improvement over the Nokia Lumia 620 - thanks to better battery life and 4G support. But in other ways it's actually possibly worse. The screen for example, while bigger, is a lot less sharp and the price tag is quite a lot hi...

- James Rogerson, TechRadar
Mobile88

A colorful Lumia with the largest screen in the series and 4G LTE-capable. Really, what more can you ask for? For those wanting to try out a Windows Phone smartphone but are unwilling to burn a hole in their pocket, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a very good choice to consider.

- Mobile88 team, Mobile88
Tech Ticker

Nokia’s target market with the Lumia 625 is pretty clear – it goes for the consumers who require a large screen Lumia experience. The Windows Phone 8 powering the device maybe the same as other Lumias but Nokia makes this offering attractive by pre-loading the Lumia Amber update along wi...

- Kunal Gangar, Tech Ticker
Tech Advisor

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a big, bright and colourful Windows Phone 8 handset. If you're looking for a 4G capable smartphone on a budget then this is a great buy. It has good build and performance but has limited internal storage and a mediocre camera.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor


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Nokia released the Lumia 625 on September 15, 2013.


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Nokia backs up the Lumia 625 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.7"

The Nokia Lumia 625's screen size is 4.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 1434 minutes, 522 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Lumia 625 Specs

Overview
Release date September 15, 2013
Regions available Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 MHz
LTE:
800/2600 MHz
Data:
EGPRS, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 8

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Headset, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 408 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 522 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1434 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 23 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Orange, Green, Yellow, White, Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 7.2 x 0.9 cm (5.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 159 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 201 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
720 x 480 pixels
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA Pro, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (SkyDrive, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Talk, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Know Your Mobile

4G connectivity on the cheap

from Know Your Mobile

If you’re looking for a 4G enabled phone on a budget, Nokia’s Lumia 625 is the way to go. It brings about super-fast internet alongside everything else you need from a basic smartphone for just a smidgen over the £100 mark.

Nokia has definitely improved the Lumia 620 with a bigger battery and the addition of 4G. The real let-down is the display which didn’t really need the extra few millimetres and the loss of image quality is quite a price to pay. If Nokia really wanted to extend the screen size, why not up the resolution? It really lets the handset down as a whole...

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If you’re looking for a 4G enabled phone on a budget, Nokia’s Lumia 625 is the way to go. It brings about super-fast internet alongside everything else you need from a basic smartphone for just a smidgen over the £100 mark.

Nokia has definitely improved the Lumia 620 with a bigger battery and the addition of 4G. The real let-down is the display which didn’t really need the extra few millimetres and the loss of image quality is quite a price to pay. If Nokia really wanted to extend the screen size, why not up the resolution? It really lets the handset down as a whole.

Hopefully Nokia sorts out the display ready for the release of the Nokia Lumia 630. 

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TechRadar

A fairly snappy performer despite having quite low specs

from TechRadar

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a bit of a mixed bag. In some ways it's a definite improvement over the Nokia Lumia 620 - thanks to better battery life and 4G support. But in other ways it's actually possibly worse. The screen for example, while bigger, is a lot less sharp and the price tag is quite a lot higher.

Read full review

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a bit of a mixed bag. In some ways it's a definite improvement over the Nokia Lumia 620 - thanks to better battery life and 4G support. But in other ways it's actually possibly worse. The screen for example, while bigger, is a lot less sharp and the price tag is quite a lot higher.

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Mobile88

Attractive design, interchangeable back cover, largest display in the Lumia series

from Mobile88

A colorful Lumia with the largest screen in the series and 4G LTE-capable. Really, what more can you ask for? For those wanting to try out a Windows Phone smartphone but are unwilling to burn a hole in their pocket, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a very good choice to consider.

Read full review

A colorful Lumia with the largest screen in the series and 4G LTE-capable. Really, what more can you ask for? For those wanting to try out a Windows Phone smartphone but are unwilling to burn a hole in their pocket, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a very good choice to consider.

Read full review

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Tech Ticker

It goes for the consumers who require a large screen Lumia experience

from Tech Ticker

Nokia’s target market with the Lumia 625 is pretty clear – it goes for the consumers who require a large screen Lumia experience. The Windows Phone 8 powering the device maybe the same as other Lumias but Nokia makes this offering attractive by pre-loading the Lumia Amber update along...More

Nokia’s target market with the Lumia 625 is pretty clear – it goes for the consumers who require a large screen Lumia experience. The Windows Phone 8 powering the device maybe the same as other Lumias but Nokia makes this offering attractive by pre-loading the Lumia Amber update along with an exclusive movies streaming/downloading app and ebook freebies.

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Tech Advisor

4G smartphone on a budget

from Tech Advisor

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a big, bright and colourful Windows Phone 8 handset. If you're looking for a 4G capable smartphone on a budget then this is a great buy. It has good build and performance but has limited internal storage and a mediocre camera.

Read full review

The Nokia Lumia 625 is a big, bright and colourful Windows Phone 8 handset. If you're looking for a 4G capable smartphone on a budget then this is a great buy. It has good build and performance but has limited internal storage and a mediocre camera.

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GSMArena

Big and colorful

At the end of the day, we're talking a phone portfolio that will soon be Microsoft's to worry about. Screen size is what makes the Lumia 625 stand out without drawing all the attention to itself. It's just a regular squad member filing in a blank spot. But it could well be your kind of phone if y...More

At the end of the day, we're talking a phone portfolio that will soon be Microsoft's to worry about. Screen size is what makes the Lumia 625 stand out without drawing all the attention to itself. It's just a regular squad member filing in a blank spot. But it could well be your kind of phone if you want all the screen real estate you can afford.

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Wired

The worst Lumia to date

from Wired

Ultimately, Nokia has made a puzzling decision with the 625. The company has literally provided more room for users to find fault with a phone that wasn’t designed to be all that impressive to begin with.

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Ultimately, Nokia has made a puzzling decision with the 625. The company has literally provided more room for users to find fault with a phone that wasn’t designed to be all that impressive to begin with.

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The Mobile Indian

Brings the best of the premium devices in style and design, at a budget friendly price

from The Mobile Indian

Nokia Lumia 625 with Windows Phone 8 is priced for Rs 19,999 but one can always purchase it for less. However, that discount will not include the benefits worth Rs 16,082 from Nokia, Flipkart, Ozone and Tata Docomo. More details can be found on the product page. Nokia Lumia 625 is decent for thos...More

Nokia Lumia 625 with Windows Phone 8 is priced for Rs 19,999 but one can always purchase it for less. However, that discount will not include the benefits worth Rs 16,082 from Nokia, Flipkart, Ozone and Tata Docomo. More details can be found on the product page. Nokia Lumia 625 is decent for those who want a slightly large screen but within a limited budget. It is ideal for those who have been using strict budget feature phones and want to enjoy good smartphone features. Gaming might disappoint a few folks but the phone makes up for that with other Nokia Lumia Exclusive offerings.

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UnleashThePhones

It’s colorful, stylish, fast, and boasts a large screen

from UnleashThePhones

The Nokia Lumia 625 turns out to be worth the price tag after all. It’s colorful, stylish, fast, and boasts a large screen though disappointingly it doesn’t have enough pixels for the 4.7 inch size, and the camera isnt too great at all. And ofcourse, Windows Phone is great but does not have as many apps as Android does.

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The Nokia Lumia 625 turns out to be worth the price tag after all. It’s colorful, stylish, fast, and boasts a large screen though disappointingly it doesn’t have enough pixels for the 4.7 inch size, and the camera isnt too great at all. And ofcourse, Windows Phone is great but does not have as many apps as Android does.

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PhoneArena

Smooth performance and the fun colors, but the low-res display seems out of place on today’s market

from PhoneArena

The real question however is can the Windows Phone powered Lumia 625 survive in today'sfiercely competitive market? Truth comes in comparison, and among its few Windows Phone peers, the Lumia 625 has little competition – there just isn't another similarly affordable device to offer such a l...More

The real question however is can the Windows Phone powered Lumia 625 survive in today'sfiercely competitive market? Truth comes in comparison, and among its few Windows Phone peers, the Lumia 625 has little competition – there just isn't another similarly affordable device to offer such a large display. So if you want to experiment with a different platform, and value a large display, the Nokia Lumia 625 is not a bad way to start and one that won’t cost you a lot of money.

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Kgotso

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Hi Kgotso. Have you tried reinstalling WhatsApp?

disappointed

The apps work really well

However, the web browsing experience is the worst I've ever experienced. It crashes constantly (every few minutes) and isn't compatible with so many websites. I can rarely watch videos or access other multimedia. Things were acceptable before the 8.1 upgrade. Now I have come to hate my phone so much th...More
However, the web browsing experience is the worst I've ever experienced. It crashes constantly (every few minutes) and isn't compatible with so many websites. I can rarely watch videos or access other multimedia. Things were acceptable before the 8.1 upgrade. Now I have come to hate my phone so much that I just bought an iPhone to replace it. I just can't stand being excluded from 60-70% of websites. I'm even having a hard time filling out this form because the browser doesn't understand the elements of it. I've tried third party browsers (but, really, shouldn't Microsoft's included browser be the best for the phone??) and they're just as bad. I've talked to other 625 users and they report the same experience since upgrading. Less

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