Summary: If you’re after a super cheap 4G phone on contract, and you value an easy to use operating system over staying on the bleeding edge or being able to use all of the latest trendy web services, you really can’t go wrong with the Nokia Lumia 625. Sure, the screen isn’t spectacular, and the Google Nexus 4 is better value SIM-free, but if you’re happy with Windows Phone, you’ll love this solidly built, delightful device.
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: All in all, this phone that will cover all the basics that should be in a smartphone.A good processor, practical OS, colorful design and a camera. However if this is phone doesn’t have everything you’re looking for and if your budget can handle another 1000 EGP, then you should consider one of its predecessors, the Lumia 925.
Pros: Practical size, colorful design, reasonable price and Microsoft Office availability.
Cons: Limited RAM space, average display and basic camera.
Excerpt: The bigger the screen, the better. That seems to be the standard thinking among manufacturers these days when it comes to smartphones. And over the past few years, we’ve seen diameters gradually creep upward — sometimes to ridiculous proportions.
Pros: Offline HERE Maps and Drive+ Navigator. Cheapest Windows Phone with 4G connectivity.
Cons: Bulky and heavy, with a low quality display. Disappointing camera performance. The worst Lumia to date.
Summary: Itâ€™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 youâ€™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 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.