Nokia Lumia 625
A classic, colorful Lumia that offers LTE for a reasonable price. But, its obvious flaws mean it could've been so much better.
- Good battery life
- Pleasing design, comfortable to hold
- Disappointing display
- Only 512MB of RAM
- Average camera
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Nokia Lumia 625
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- 69AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE11 ReviewsWired50Nokia Lumia 625Ultimately, 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.Engadget70Nokia Lumia 625 reviewA classic, colorful Lumia that offers LTE for a reasonable price. But, its obvious flaws mean it could've been so much better.CNET70Nokia Lumia 625 review: A big Lumia with a mediumDespite a few faults, the Lumia 625’s smooth, higher-end design and solid performance make it a great value for the price.ZDNet70Nokia Lumia 625 Review: Big screen, small specs, lThe Nokia Lumia 625 isn't going to blow you away and isn't going to compete for the best Windows Phone title. However, it is designed to be a low cost Windows Phone with a large display and it succeeds in that regard.CNETNot RatedNokia Lumia 625 packs 4G and 4.7-inch screenLike previous Lumias, the 625 is built of sturdy plastic that doesn't feel flimsy or cheap, with no flex or rattle when shaken up. It's encased in interchangeable covers, which are tough to pry off -- which at least means it's not coming off in your pocket.EngadgetNot RatedNokia Lumia 625 official: a 220 euro LTE Windows PBarring concerns with screens and the camera, its low off-contract price -- with LTE-capability -- could make the 625 a very enticing package for first-time smartphone buyers.Pocket-Lint70Nokia Lumia 625 reviewEven though the 625 is all about budget, it's a long way removed from its precursor, the Lumia 925, and the love we have for it feels proportionally distant. We love the Lumia 925, but we can't say we love the Lumia 625 so openly.PC World AustraliaNot RatedNokia Lumia 625 Windows Phone (preview)The Nokia Lumia 625 is a low-cost Windows Phone with a large 4.7in screen. Its big screen size is certainly noteworthy in this segment of the market.phoneArena60Nokia Lumia 625 ReviewSo 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.T380Nokia Lumia 625 reviewIt’s easy to be impressed with the Nokia Lumia 625 thanks to its colourful, replaceable shells, stellar performance and great build quality. The qualms with Windows Phone 8 are still lingering, though this could easily be sorted with a few high profile app release.T3Not RatedNokia Lumia 625 review: Hands-onIt's certainly a decent handset, the size of the screen at 4.7-inches and 4G are welcome additions and makes it able to stand with the HTC One Mini and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.PC ProNot RatedNokia Lumia 625 review: first lookWe think Nokia is onto yet another budget winner with the Lumia 625. There’s no particular wow factor to it, but its combination of a large screen, pleasant design, expandable memory and low cost looks highly appealing.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Nokia Lumia 625 review Budget price, uniWe walked away from playing with the Nokia Lumia 625 feeling distinctly underwhelmed. In a vacuum, this would be an interesting device, with a larger screen and low price point for Windows Phone.Expert Reviews80Nokia Lumia 625 reviewIt's big, it's quick and it has a good camera, but we're put off slightly by the screen's low pixel densityNotebookcheck80Review Nokia Lumia 625 SmartphoneWe like the high-grade processing of the case, the overall smooth and quick operation under Windows 8 Phone as well as a speed for applications and games that leaves nothing to be desired.V360Nokia Lumia 625 reviewThe Nokia Lumia 625 is a decent Windows Phone designed to offer budget buyers big screen usability and 4G speeds. However, with few of the custom Nokia innovations that made other Lumia devices great, it's unlikely to tempt new users to the Windows Phone platform.TrustedReviews70Nokia Lumia 625 reviewIt's colourful, stylish and has the same Windows Phone 8 OS as other Lumia phones. However, the screen is disappointingly low in resolution.Expert ReviewsNot RatedNokia Lumia 625 review - hands-onConsidering it will most likely be available for less than £200 on prepay, the big-screen Nokia Lumia 625 looks like it might be a bargain. It's fast and feels well made, but we'll need to give the camera and screen a proper test before we come to any definite conclusions.TrustedReviewsNot RatedNokia Lumia 625The Nokia Lumia 625 is a mobile made with a clear agenda in mind - it's out to be a 4G phone that from a distance looks quite like the top dogs of Android, but costs well under half the price.
- 75AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsEngadget Reader70September 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80June 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The product is disappointing when it comes to the quality of the display. It doesn't seem like what Nokia is used to doing. But then again what do you expect from budget phones? Nokia may have want to experiment with lower end budget phones by keeping the main features (like; 4g LTE, big display, and a strong software) but keeping out the one factor that would have risen the price (HD screens) The camera when filming 1080p videos is outstanding, the sound reduction makes it feel like filming with an actual film recorder. However picture making is still a lack. It looks like it's VGA when it's actually 5 megapixels. After buying this I had to get used to holding the phone. It kept slipping out of my hand, I couldn't seem to get a good grip on it after a while (or 2 months).The software and hardware are otherwise smooth, great and fun to use. Definitely an improvement from the 620. I see a great future with other Nokia products. For now I'll stick with this phone (a year or 2, so).Engadget Reader80February 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been with other OS' and finally made my transition to WP with this lumia. I'm really impressed that a middle range hardware moves the OS really good. There is no lag in the menus, the screen brightness is good and navigating over 4G networks it's amazing.To me, one of the strongest points of L625 is battery life. I use my phone to text a lot, take pictures, listen to music all day and i can't drain out the battery in a day! At the end of the day is around 23% most of the timeEngadget Reader70December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought it since I need a very cheap LTE phone. I didn't choose an Android phone for that matter since I've known and seen that low-end Android phones are usually laggy.And I think I haven't made a wrong choice for this one. For a sub-$200 phone with limited LTE, you get a very decent battery life, decent display for moderate to large text and unique Nokia apps such as HERE Maps, Message Hub and People Hub.Aside from the comments that I had written previously, I'm gonna say that it's mobile data can transfer larger sizes compared to other phones. I happened to use an iPhone 5 for a week (which I eventually gave to my younger sister), and it transfers 30-40 KB (yeah, it's KiloBytes) on our office during mornings (our office in the province has only HSDPA reception) when I tethered to my laptop. But with Nokia Lumia 625, my download speed spiked from 30-100+ KB! And I tested it during the same time of the other days and on the same location while tethered to my laptop.There are awfully a lot of downsides, though, but it's already negligible for moderate users. I think I'm even an advanced user considering that I use the Hubs (Message, People and Me) a lot for social networking, I use HERE Maps offline when I'm on a city, I synced SkyDrive with my laptop and use OneNote when taking notes on field works, since I need to do an integrated labelling of pictures with coordinates on a single day and in a single report.
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