Nokia Lumia 625 

Released July, 2013
  • Windows Phone, 8
  • 4G
  • 4.7"
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz
The colours aren't as bold, the whites aren't as bright, the blacks not as deep and the viewing angles aren't as good.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)
But the Windows Phone user interface copes well on small displays and lower resolutions.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)
6.2 Out of 10

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Reviews Word on the street for the Nokia Lumia 625

We like the smooth performance and the fun colors, but the low-res display seems out of place on today’s market.

Good value for money, Nokia gives you a great Windows Phone experience, solid design and build, it has a big display if that's what you crave, microSD slot, doesn't feel cheap.

It has a big screen going for it, but again the resolution lets it down somewhat.


6.5 Out of 10

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We've been debating whether the screen size is a good or a bad thing, but given the low resolution we're inclined to say that for most people a smaller screen would be preferable.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
As we've previously said, video playback is great on the large display size, even if it lacks the impact that you'll get from a higher resolution display.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)
We've enjoyed using the 625, but we find ourselves missing the display quality that you'll find elsewhere.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)


Not only does it let you create playlists and sort your music by genre, artist, album or song as you'd expect any good player to, it also has extra features like free 'mix radio' playlists which you can listen to over 3G/4G/Wi-Fi or even make available for offline listening.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Nokia Music is probably our favorite music player of all as it brings free audio streaming (with some limitations), and is great for music discovery.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The app space is improving all the time and there's been a lot of work to bring all the essential apps over.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)


The screen on the Lumia 625 is both a blessing and a curse for web browsing, as while the large size means that you can usually read a web page quite comfortably without too much zooming or scrolling, the low resolution means that things are never entirely sharp and generally don't look all that good.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Even for its size that's a lot of weight, as for example both the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are lighter, despite also touting big screens.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
The display, large as it is, isn't that good and we find ourselves questioning why Nokia has chosen to step up in physical size without the quality the match - shouldn't that have happened higher up the range first, before the more budget 625 made it to market?
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)


The camera isn't great and the dial pad could use some work, but really the screen coupled with the price tag are the main issues.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
The camera performance is average, however.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)
The camera does a good job of focusing as long as you don't move around too much.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)


But it's something that becomes more obvious once you get into the browser where your favourite websites lack the sharpness that you really want.
by PocketLint (Aug, 2013)
The biggest issue with the images is that they lack noticeably in sharpness and detail (noise cripples in even during daylight shots), and colors also turn out burned and a bit on the cold side.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
It’s the largest display ever put in a Lumia phone, but it features a middling resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA) that makes icons and text look fuzzy.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4.7"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 198 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD


Headphone jack 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio Yes
Transmits music over FM radio Yes


Operating system Windows Phone, 8
App store Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No
App store size 120,000 apps


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Maximum data rate 300 Mbit/s
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Weight 159 g
Thickness 9.2 mm
Size 72.3 x 133.3 x 9.2 mm
Numeric keypad None
Keyboard None
Is waterproof No


Has an assisted GPS Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has a gyroscope No

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video output Micro USB


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
  6. LTE Cat 3 (100/)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  9. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,434 min
Talk time (3G) 912 min
Standby time 33,120 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h
Removable Yes
Technology Lithium-Ion
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