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Nokia Lumia 625

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2947 reviews of Nokia Lumia 625. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and performance. The screen and size are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the apps and sound, while opinions are divided on the portability.

usability, size, screen, performance, price

sound, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 625 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 review: Big and colorful

 

The Nokia Lumia 625 is one of the last smartphones by Nokia, putting an end to what has been a bumpy ride for the Finns in the modern phone era. Whether the Lumia line will find greener pastures under Microsoft remains to be seen, but one thing's for...

Quad-band GSM support ; Tri-band 3G and LTE support with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.7" 16M-color IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixels with Gorilla Glass 2 ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording @...

4.7" quite a stretch for the WVGA resolution ; App catalog falls short of Android and iOS ; Non-user-accessible battery ; Only 512MB of RAM ; No system-wide file manager ; No NFC ; Below average loudspeaker performance

We have no choice but to put aside the Microsoft deal, the value of stock and the aftershocks in our evaluation. Simply put, the Nokia Lumia 625 has the timing - but not the substance - of a swan song.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Rigg (engadget.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 review

 

Another week, another Lumia. This latest grenade thrown by Nokia in its continued assault on the smartphone market is the Lumia 625. Following up on its

4G-capable ; Good battery life ; Inexpensive ; Pleasing design, comfortable to hold

Disappointing display ; Only 512MB of RAM ; Average camera

A classic, colorful Lumia that offers LTE for a reasonable price. But, its obvious flaws mean it could've been so much better.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

Big-Screen Blunder

 

While it may not compare to the likes of a Samsung Galaxy Mega , the 4.7-inch Lumia 625 world phone is still one of the larger-screened phones in Nokia's lineup. It's too bad all that real estate only showcases the phone's shortcomings. First problem?...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Sarah Mitroff (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 625 is neither a premium or budget device, but instead a little bit of both.

The Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch screen makes for effortless viewing, and the $300 price tag its wallet-friendly for an unlocked phone. Depending on your area, it also supports LTE.

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.

Despite a few faults, the Lumia 625’s smooth, higher-end design and solid performance make it a great value for the price.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Review Nokia Lumia 625 Smartphone

 

The new mid-range. No matter if entry-level or high-end smartphon

Sturdy, high-quality case; Fast internet via LTE; Video recording in 1080p resolution; Intuitive operation of Windows Phone 8; Memory expandable via SD card; Good battery runtimes

Highly reflective display; Only 5 GB memory space; No replaceable battery

Nokia has no weak links in the Lumia series: The Lumia 625 comes with great handling, equipment and performance.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

 

The newest member of the Lumia family is colorful like all its other peers and brings a spacious 4.7-inch display…

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

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,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 Review: Big screen, small specs, low price

 

Summary: Nokia released their largest display Windows Phone device. However, the affordable price comes at a cost to the internal capabilities.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Nokia Lumia 625 - Affordable Big-Screen Windows Phone

 

Nokia targets the mass market with the Lumia 625 which comes with a 4.7-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a microSD card slot and a very affordable price tag. Will the Nokia Lumia 625 sway consumers over to the Windows Phone...

Good design and handling ; Decent battery life ; Smooth performance

Low display resolution ; Imaging quality could be better

The upcoming battle for mobile supremacy will center around the entry-level to mid-range segments where the market is estimated to consist about 500 million customers. Is the Nokia Lumia 625 the budget smartphone that these customers are looking for?

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Chris (technoodling.net)

Review: Nokia Lumia 625

 

Nokia is on something of a roll. Of late, the company's been churning out models at a bit of a rapid clip, including the 1020 megapixel-heavy wonder and the high-end 925. And now it's seen fit to unleash the Lumia 625 – the current giant in the Lumia...

But the rest of the phone isn’t chopped liver, far from it: this is a decent performer sold at a really good price, and the inclusion of LTE makes the decision almost a no-brainer. Just make sure to give the phone a spin first, and make sure that you...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Nokia Lumia 625

 

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...

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

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

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery performance:2000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-4GWA
Browsing time:7.2 / 8.7
Browsing time (3G):7.2
Browsing time (4G):7.2
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8.7
Continuous audio playback time:90
Continuous video playback time:6.8
Standby time (2G):552
Talk time (2G):23.9
Talk time (3G):15.2

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1936
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1936
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 480p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent H, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR:0.52
Body SAR (EU):0.52
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.95
Head SAR (EU):0.95
SAR value:0.95
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.95

Design

Color of product:Black / Green / Orange / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:4.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:201
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, apt-X, ASF, DSS, eAAC+, EAC3, FLAC, HAAC, HE-AAC, LBR, LC-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MMF, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, QCP, RA-Lossless, RealAudio, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, RealAudio, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WMA / AAC, AMR-NB, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DjVu, DOC, PDB, PDF, PPSX, PPT, UMD, XLS / doc, pdf, ppt, xls
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M2P, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP4, VC-1, VOB, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MOV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4, RMVB, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG21, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVCHD,AVI,M2P,M2TS,M4V,MOV,MP4,VC-1,VOB,WEBM / 3G2,3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WEBM / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MOV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Security algorithms:EAP, FTPES, HTTPS, MD5, PEAP, SSID, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WDS, WEP, WHQL, WPA, WPA-AES, WPA-TKIP, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, MD5, PEAP, WDS, WEP, WPA, WPA-TKIP, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, MD5, PEAP, WDS, WEP, WPA, WPA-TKIP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, MD5, PEAP, WDS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-SIM, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Skype
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode:No / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Menu / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:S4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.362
Height:4.45 / 5.24
Weight:5.61
Width:2.84