Nokia Lumia 625 – Unboxing & First Impressions [Images + Video]

We got the Nokia Lumia 625 in the hizzle earlier this week, the latest Lumia from our favorite Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

The Lumia 625 launched in India earlier this week, and is basically an expansion of the Lumia 6xx line of Windows Phones, which included the WP7-running Lumia 610 and the 4-inch WP8 Lumia 620.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

While the Lumia 620 has the smallest screen on a WP8 Lumia so far, the 625 has the largest, with a massive 4.7 inch 800×480 IPS curved display (which equals about 201 PPI), made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Huge screens are quite the fad nowadays, so it only makes sense that Nokia would pump out one, at an affordable price tag. The 625 also has LTE in some markets, though the Indian variant does not.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

The 625 also happens to have a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor (and 512 MB of RAM), which is a slight increase from the 1 Ghz dual-core we’ve seen on the Lumia 520, 620 and 720. The Lumia 820 and 92x series on the other hand, have a 1.5 Ghz dual-core cpu. While it might not be as quick as the high end Lumias, the boost in performance is much appreciated. Windows Phone is no slowpoke but atleast you’ll see less ‘resuming’ screens on the 625. It’s also the first Windows Phone to feature Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) out of the box, but there is no NFC unfortch.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Apart from that, there’s 8 GB of internal memory (with a microSD card slot), a 5 Megapixel f/2.4 rear camera with a single LED flash, front facing camera for video calls, a 2000 mAh battery (rated at 15.2 hours of talktime), and it runs the latest GDR2 release of Windows Phone 8.

Nokia Lumia 625 Camera Samples:

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Check out our unboxing and first impressions in the video right below:

As I mentioned in the video above, the build quality of the 625 is quite solid, and very classic Nokia. The phone is about 9.2mm thin, weighing about 158 grams, which coupled with it’s rounded corners, means that the 625 feels very comfortable to use in your hands.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

The display unfortunately does not have a ClearBlack layer, probably to keep the price point low, and as such it does not have the deep colors and low reflectivity of the 620. Even Glance screen is missing too, but I’m not sure if it’ll be enabled in an update later.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

There’s still super sensitive touch and sunlight readability though. And all that being said, inspite of the low resolution, the display is actually quite nice to use, easy to type on, and gels well with the Windows Phone UI.

Nokia Lumia 625 Review

All in all, the Nokia Lumia 625 is quite impressive for a low cost phone. Let’s hope we still feel the same way after a week of using it, eh?

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  • Jed

    I really don’t like those black dots on the right side of the phone. Other than that, it looks like a great bang for buck. Looking forward for the full review.

    • http://UnleashThePhones.com/ Clinton Jeff

      Yeah those are mildly annoying for me as well. I guess it’s the drawback of the translucent layer they used lol. No quite as nice as the 620′s.

      • Darshan Sirur

        Hey it is WP8 …You have mentioned it as WP7 :P (1st Paragraph )

        • Tushar

          He was talking about the earlier series of Lumia that Lumia 610 which was available on WP7 OS !!

          • Darshan Sirur

            Oops! My bad!

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    I quite liked the nokia lumia series and have a 720.

    Only bad is the power button on the right side. Its like when you are giving the phone to someone new he/she can press it unknowingly and my phone gets restarted.

    I liked the idea of old phones keeping power button on top…just my personal view..