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.
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. First problem? This WVGA screen has a resolution of 800 x 480. Stretched across 4.7-inches, that translates to a dismal 201 ppi (pixels per inch). For comparison, the Galaxy S4 has a density of 441 ppi.
Conclusion: 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, the average camera and limiting 512MB of RAM are all considerable downsides. The real question however is can the Windows Phone powered Lumia 625 survive in today'sfiercely competitive market?
Pros: Largest display in a Nokia Lumia phone so far, Mostly smooth performance
Cons: Feels overpriced compared to similar Android devices, Screen lacks sharpness, hard to read outdoors, 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
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 625 is a decent Windows Phone designed to offer budget buyers big screen usability and 4G speeds. However, with few of the custom Nokia innovations that made other Lumia devices great, it's unlikely to tempt new users to the Windows Phone platform.
Pros: Big screen is pleasant to type on, reasonable battery, interchangable covers
Cons: Low resolution screen, low memory, restricted selection of Nokia apps The slightly cheap feeling isn't helped by the 625's 159g weight, which makes it feel slightly dense compared to the 128g of the similarly sized Lumia 720.