Lumia 625 is the latest budget phone offering from Nokia or now I should say Microsoft as it comes bundled with some exciting hardware and multimedia experience, it has Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait snapdragon processor with adreno 305 GPU.

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Lumia 625 Quick Specs

Display Size: 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 pixels, 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density)
Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait
RAM: 512 MB
Software Version: Windows Phone 8 OS
Camera: 5 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: VGA front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 8 GB
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion – Non removable
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass.

Box Contents

Handset, Standard earphones, warranty statement, user guide, MicroUSB charger, MicroUSB to USB data cable.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

The build quality of this device is good as expected being a nokia device, it does feel easy to hold with non slippery matte finish back cover with rounded edges which makes it easy to hold in hand. The design is good feels like unibody as the back cover fits nicely over the phone body and back cover can be removed and changing the back cover can also change the color of the device but the battery cannot be removed. The form factor of the device is good enough being a 4.7 inch display device but the thickness of the device is 9.2 mm and weight of the device is 159 grams so its not too heavy or thicker phone.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

The display is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution at 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density) which does not make it inferior in anyway and viewing angles are also quite wide for this display. The in built memory is 8 GB out of which 5 Gb approx available to the user for apps, photos and videos etc and you also have the option of expanding the storage for photos and videos but you cannot not store or install apps on SD card and SD memory card can be upto 64Gb. The battery backup of the phone is around one day as we noticed during our review and some days it was more than 1 day as well.

Software

The software is windows phone 8 which is quite smooth in transitions and there some good free preinstalled apps like your movies which allows to not only watch movies but download them offline and watch them later and you also get other useful apps like Flipkart ebooks with some free ebooks and others apps like Bigflix etc.

Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound quality and reception from the ear piece is much better than any other budget android phone in this price segment and the loud speaker is quite good in terms of loudness if not too loud. It supports video playback HD videos at 720p and 1080p and it can also be used for GPS navigation and GPS locking is much quicker than most of the android phones which we have seen in this price range. It has Nokia here maps and Here drive apps for best user experience while using this device for navigation.

Camera Performance

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The rear camera is 5MP capable of shooting HD videos at 720p and 1080p and it also has LED flash for low light photos and the front camera is VGA but you can do a good quality video chat as well. Check out with some camera samples below taken from the back camera to find the camera quality.

Camera Samples

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Lumia 625 Photo Gallery

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Lumia 625 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Lumia 625 is a great phone but considering its price at which its available for around Rs. 16,000 approx which makes it value for money but the specs wise its slightly underpowered compared with some android competitors which may looks like great choice for many out there, but the real time day to day usage reveals that the underpowered hardware does not make much difference during day to day usage. However we were not able to find many good graphic games but some popular ones like asphalt 7 were there on the market place and its optimized to run on this device.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Abhishek , I just bought this is phone and i am loving it.

    Pros
    Nokia music , HERE maps( no internet needed once downloaded)
    big screen
    nice display and touch
    good processor
    nice design
    nokia creative studio and nokia smart cam

    Cons
    speaker quality
    useless headphones
    audio quality over speaker and headphones

  2. sir pls help me ….i am confused weather to buy canvas 4 or galaxy grand since both price around 18k….pls suggest me a good phone under 18k…..some saying that micromax service is poor is that true…grand or canvas 4???

    • Canvas 4 is better performer with bad after sales support and Grand is a decent but not a very fast device compared with canvas 4 but has better after sales support.

    • There are many, it depends on your requirements which one suits you. Let us know your requirements so that we can help you better.

  3. Hello Mr. Abhishek,
    I m confused between Nokia Lumia 625 & Nokia Lumia 720.
    i have read all there specs reviews but still confused.
    Please Suggest.

    • Lumia 720 is a better choice on the camera front but you will get a slightly larger screen on Nokia Lumia 625, u can decide as per ur preference.

  4. Sir please suggest me good phone under the price 18000.I have used some android phone from galaxy model but never used any windows phone.I just want to know which is the best for overall entertainment like gaming,music clarity with good processor and ram.
    I have seen some of the phone like galaxy grand duos,lumia 625,xperia l,but I cant decide which one is good for my requirment.
    My requirment are ……
    512 mb ram or above
    1 ghz dual core/quad core above
    4 inch screen size or above
    thanks

    • Lumia 625 is a good phone which can be best option as per requirements specified by you. If you dont have any problem using the windows phone os after using android. Galaxy grand will be a slower device in long run and laggy as well but Xperia Sp is going to be a better choice.

    • lumia 720 has better camera and lumia 625 has bigger display, 625 more bulky and 720 is slimmer, now you can decide as per your priorities.

    • 720 has a better camera and 625 has a bigger display and some great preloaded apps like your movies, you can decide among these which things is more important for you.

  5. Hi there,
    I am planning to buy android mobile with decent performance with quad core, 1.2ghz or higher processor, 8mp rear camera (not worried about the front camera coz not going to use it often) , 250ppi or above, android 4.2 JB, screen size above 4.3, 2000mAH or above battery is preferable under 15k to 20k (dual sim will be good though). After reading Moto G review It satisfies my choice but not with the camera (as i take pictures often). Suggest me a mobile with the specs above. Sony L or Moto G or HTC desire 501 or any other specify?

  6. sir i am looking for a smartphone around 15000. i can’t purchase moto g coz its not available in my city at the same time i am brand concuss so i don’t want to purchase a micromax or spice phone. sp plz suggest me the better option for me ?

  7. I have confusion with lumia 625 with its inbuilt battery type whether it will cause any problem in future what to do in case of battery replacement…

  8. This is Best Phone I m also use Nokia Lumia 625 But in This Phone Not Call Recorder App it is bad So Plz Activate This APP in Lumia 625 Call Recorder

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