Nokia Lumia 625 ReviewNokia Lumia 625 6.5
With a 2000mAh battery and 15 hours quoted talk time on 3G, the Lumia 625 stands way above the average. We found ourselves charging it once every two days on average, but even with heavier use the handset won’t sweat lasting a full day. The battery itself is not user user replaceable - you have to disassemble the phone to change it.
The Nokia Lumia 625 comes with a fairly large 4.7” display and 4G LTE on a budget, but there are a few things that hold it down. We like the smooth performance and the fun colors, but the low-res display seems out of place on today’s market. Moreover, the average camera and limiting 512MB of RAM are all considerable downsides.
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.
Looking over to other platforms, though, the Android based Sony Xperia SP looks like a much better deal at around the same price – it has a 720p 4.6” display, better camera, double the RAM and 4G LTE connectivity as well. And if 4G is not high on your list of priorities, devices like the Samsung Galaxy Core or the Sony Xperia L could deliver similar performance with a 480p display at a fraction of the price.
- Largest display in a Nokia Lumia phone so far
- Mostly smooth performance
- Feels overpriced compared to similar Android devices
- Screen lacks sharpness, hard to read outdoors
- Average camera
Nokia Lumia 625 Review - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion
|Display||4.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (201 ppi) IPS LCD|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
0.5 GB RAM
|Size||5.25 x 2.84 x 0.36 inches|
(133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm)
5.61 oz (159 g)
|Battery||2000 mAh, 23.9 hours talk time|