The Nokia Lumia 625 is neither a premium or budget device, but instead a little bit of both. The most defining feature of the Lumia 625 is its size. The phone is largest Lumia Nokia has built, at 5 inches tall with a 4.7-inch screen. At that size, you have a lot of screen to work with, yet the phone is still small enough to slip into a pants pocket or purse.
– SNS integration – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player – MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player – 7GB free SkyDrive storage – Document viewer – Video/photo editor – Voice memo/dial – Predictive text input
Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GWA)
Up to 552 h
Up to 24 h (2G) / Up to 15 h 10 min (3G)
Up to 90 h
The Lumia 625 is running Windows Phone 8, which comes with a few neat features, including access to your Xbox account and the People Hub, which brings all your friend’s social updates from across the Web into one central app.
Nokia also added its own apps to the phone, such as the Xpress browser and navigation and mapping app Here Maps. However, the 625 is missing a compass, which means you can’t use augmented reality in Here Maps and the map won’t rotate when you move your phone. The 625 has the typical Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS features you’d expect on a Windows Phone, but there is no wireless charging or NFC. That means you can’t tap to share files with other NFC-enabled devices. As promised by Nokia, the 625 also gets the Amber update, which adds several new features, such as camera improvements and a FM radio player. Also included in that update is an option to silence the ringer on an incoming call by flipping the phone over. The phone is powered by a 2,000mAh battery. Nokia promises the battery will last 23 days on standby and has 15 hours of talk time using a 3G connection. The good: The Nokia Lumia 625’s 4.7-inch screen makes for effortless viewing, and the Rs. 29,950/ price tag its wallet-friendly, it also supports LTE & it can play 1080 videos The bad: For a phone of its size, the Lumia 625’s too-low resolution is fuzzy and dull compared to premium Lumias. The 625’s 5-megapixel camera struggles taking photos in the shade. The bottom line: Despite a few faults, the Lumia 625’s smooth, higher-end design and solid performance make it a great value for the price.