Rated: Nokia Lumia 625

February 10, 2014

Running on Windows Phone 8, this powerful handset is quite the hottie; not too shabby for Nokia’s first 4.7-inch bargain smartphone yet. The Lumia 625 is without a doubt now part of the mid-range device family and sitting at the top of the kinship at that.

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.

Regardless of the fact that it weighs a bit more than the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini, it still gives off a sturdy feel as a result of its 159g weight. As for its features, we love the screen display’s vivid and blocky graphics fueled by Windows Phone 8, which makes up for the somewhat lower resolution.

The fact that Microsoft Office is integrated as a standard so you can access and alter your docs while on the go is another slam dunk for Nokia. The 5mp rear-facing camera snaps some pretty killer shots thanks to an LED light and auto-focus.  The best shots can noticeably be taken outdoors under the bright sunlight for clear images.


Display: 4.7-inch, 480×800, IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Processor/RAM: 1.2GHz dualcore/512MB

Rear cam: 5MP/1080p@30fps

Front cam: 0.3-meg

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, FM, Micro-USB

Size/Weight: 133.20×72.2×9.2/159g


by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.