PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 625 vs Lumia 520


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Nokia Lumia 520 

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We expected the Nokia Lumia 520 to match the other mid-range and entry-level WP8 phones we've tested in terms of performance in the SunSpider and BrowserMark benchmark tests and it delivered.
Lumia 520 | by GSM Arena (Apr, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 625

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Longer talk time (3G) 912 min vs 576 min Around 60% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.7" vs 4" Around 20% bigger screen
Longer talk time 1,434 min vs 888 min More than 60% longer talk time; go days without charging
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 2.2x higher def video
Slightly thinner 9.2 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 10% thinner
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Significantly lighter 124 g vs 159 g More than 20% lighter
Sharper screen 233 ppi vs 198 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 625  vs 520 

The phone has 21.1 Mbits HSPA+ modem inside, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS radio to take advantage of the HERE Drive, Maps and Public Transit suite, which is perhaps the most comprehensive offline navigation package for a mobile you can have.
Lumia 520

It's generous, even, considering that it's an IPS display, offering nice, bright, and vibrant colours, as well as respectable viewing angles.
Lumia 520

There's a calculator, calendar and alarm clock, all of which are fairly standard and self explanatory in their functions, though it's worth mentioning that your calendar will automatically sync with any social networks or email accounts that you add to the handset.
Lumia 520


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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 625  vs
Size 4.7" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 198 ppi 233 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1, 8
Adobe flash support No No


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 625  vs
Weight 159 g 124 g
Thickness 9.2 mm 9.9 mm
Size 72.3 x 133.3 x 9.2 mm 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,434 min 888 min
Talk time (3G) 912 min 576 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,430 mA·h
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