Nokia will be releasing their latest Lumia 625 to the Irish market in Q3 2013 so very soon basically. They have also sent us an amazing looking bright green 625 to review and for one of our lucky readers to win, see here for more
The 625 features a 4.7 inch WVGA @ 201ppi with Sunlight Readability Enhancement, High Brightness Mode, Color Enhancement and Super Sensitive Touch and I can say that having that little bit more space is great. Despite it being bigger than the Lumia 920 or 925 it really does not feel it. The design in fact is one of the best of all the Lumia’s in my opinion and the shell is almost translucent in parts which is very cool.
The 625 is a midtier device in the Lumia range so only comes with 512MB of RAM so not all applications are going to be available to you. This being said there is not one ounce of slow down during navigation when compared to our Lumia 920, 925 and 820 devices. You will start to notice just a hint of slowness when opening heavier apps when compared to 1GB RAM devices, but unless you have them side by side you will not notice. It has a 1.2Ghz Dual Core Processor which is the same as in other Lumia devices and performs perfectly. When using a Windows Phone you do not need buckets of RAM like you do on an Android device and you will easily still outpace any of your Android packing friends.
The 625 features a 2000mAh battery which is the same as in the Lumia 920 and it will easily see your through a good 1.5 days of moderate use. The larger screen will obviously be heavier on battery but its PPI is lower than say a 920 so it evens out somewhat. Unfortunately the 625 doesn’t avail of wireless charging but that is okay and keeps the price down.
The on board cameras are a 5MP Autofocus, LED flash and can record 1080p video at 30fps while the front camera is a VGA. During testing and compared to the Pureview technology in our 920 and 925 this really is a 5MP camera and it shows. In-doors and in darker conditions the images will be very dark and grainy but given the right light or in out door scenarios the 5MP is perfectly capable.
The 625 comes with 8GB of on board storage and this is extendable via SD Card up to 64GB so more than enough for your music and video lovers.
Have It Your Way
The Lumia 625 will be available in a range of colours including orange, yellow, bright green, white and black with an array of changeable shells enabling easy personalisation. So you have no excuse to get board, buy them all and change them almost every day.
Finally and this should not take anything away from the device and may just be this device but we encountered light bleed from the top left and bottom left corners of the screen. With the theme set to dark, a lot of white was coming through, perhaps someone from Nokia Ireland could let us know on this.
Overall we fully recommend the Lumia 625 for users thinking of getting into Windows Phone, the 4.7″ display is great and it does not feel too big. This is a beautiful device that I only wish had 1GB of RAM but other than that go buy it.