Summary: While the MRP of the Lumia 625 is Rs 19, 999, you can find it online at varying price points depending on the colour you pick. We feel this is an expensive price for the phone especially since all you're getting is a larger screen, without any increase in resolution and important features which have been sacrificed.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 625 aims to become a really great successor to the Lumia 620 with its larger and better screen, bigger battery, and faster CPU. Not to mention that it carries a solid build and sleek design that Nokia is known to deliver.
Conclusion: 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. That said, it would be a massive injustice to burden the phone with such responsibility. The Nokia Lumia 625 is a simple package with a simple purpose - to offer a big screen experience on a budget. And it delivers on that quite alright, with the usual give or take.
Pros: 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 @ 30fps, 0.3MP front-facing camera, Windows Phone 8 OS, 1.2GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8930 chipset, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Free lifetime voice-guide...
Cons: 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
Summary: So, does Nokia need another budget Lumia? Well, yes. We get what the company was trying to achieve with the Lumia 625: 4G on a shoestring. In that respect, mission accomplished. We can't help but feel, though, that Nokia hasn't quite nailed the niche that it set out to, leaving space for a similar budget offering that's LTE-capable, and better executed. We're not sure whether any of the big US carriers will add the 625 to their roster yet.
Pros: 4G-capable, Good battery life, Inexpensive, Pleasing design, comfortable to hold
Cons: Disappointing display, Only 512MB of RAM, Average camera
Conclusion: With the Nokia Lumia 625 there’s now an affordable option for those who want snappy data speeds to complement that snappy Windows Phone 8 user experience. The trade-off in order to accommodate that 4G radio comes in the form of a lacklustre display and meagre amounts of RAM, but for around £200, there aren’t many rivals with the same distinctive skill set.
Pros: Most affordable 4G phone available, Minimalist design, Solid battery life