Excerpt: It has a lot more to offer than just its multiple brightly-colored shells, which are replaceable and available in white, orange, green, yellow, and black. Being the predecessor to the Nokia Lumia 620, the 625 comes with a sleek body and smooth contours which altogether make for an easy grip thanks to the Polycarbonate material and matte coating that make the shell extra soft to touch.
Pros: Great Windows Phone 8 features and sufficient battery life. Excellent price. Clean design.
Summary: Despite some of my caveats, I like the Nokia Lumia 625 overall. While it’s a downer that they made the battery harder to access and to not include NFC, it makes up for it with some welcome upgrades, such as the bigger screen size (I can’t stress this enough). At around PHP 12,500 – PHP 13,000, it’s at a good value. It doesn’t entirely supplant its predecessor, but there’s enough goodies there to make it more sensible to buy this over that.
Summary: It's hard to recommend the Lumia 625 especially since you have a great device such as the Lumia 720 available at a cheaper price. If you want to purchase a device under 20k running the Windows Phone OS, the Lumia 720 is a better package deal. If a large screen device is what you want, you have smartphones such as the Canvas Doodle 2, Xolo Q1000S and more at your disposal. Pick up the Lumia 625 if you're specifically looking for a large-screened WP smartphone.
Pros: Good Build, Windows Phone exudes simplicity, class, Suite of preloaded movies, Preloaded Nokia apps
Cons: Camera could have been better, Washed out low-resolution display, Display is very reflective in sunlight, App ecosystem still small when compared to iOS and Android
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 has the largest display available on a Windows Phone 8 device and packs in 4G connectivity for super-fast data downloads. Its low-res screen and unimpressive camera don't impress, but its affordable price tag makes it worth considering.
Cons: Unimpressive, low resolution screen; Windows Phone app store still understocked.
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.
Nokia Lumia 625 – Unboxing and first impression; video and photos
Windows Phone Central
30 September 2013
Excerpt: Another month and another Lumia device is ready to launch from our favorite Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer. This time around it is the Lumia 625 , an expansion of the Lumia 6xx series including its smaller cousin the 4-inch Lumia 620.
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
Excerpt: 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.