Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on July 23, 2013

Is the Nokia Lumia 625 a higher tech handset than the Nokia Lumia 610? Does the 4.7-inch screen on the Lumia 625, top the display on the Lumia 610? Is its dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon processor more powerful? These burning questions (and more besides) are answered in the table below.

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Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Lumia 625 VS Nokia Lumia 610
Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD 3.7-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(198.511 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(252.162 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 7.5
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP No
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 72.3 x 133.3 x 9.2mm 62.0 x 119.0 x 12.0mm
Weight 159g 131g
Talktime 15.0 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 552 hours 720 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio

 

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Connectivity

The innards of the Lumia 625 come packed with 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also boasts 4G connectivity where available. Nokia’s Lumia 610, meanwhile, dishes up 3G/HSDPA, 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR. No 4G in this phone though.
— The Lumia 625 wins (1-0)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Size/Weight

As far as pocketability is concerned, here’s how the phones measure up. The Lumia 625 is a bit taller than the Lumia 610 with dimensions of 133.3mm versus 119.0mm. The Lumia 625 is wider, measuring 72.3mm to the Lumia 610′s 62.0mm. Weighing 131g, the Lumia 610 is 28g lighter than the Lumia 625, which weighs 159g.
— The Lumia 610 wins (1-1)

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Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 625′s 5.0 MP lens features a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 plus autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 0.3 Megapixels.

The Lumia 610 also sports a 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording), so there’s no real difference in camera quality.
— The Lumia 625 wins (2-1)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Display

The Lumia 625 features a touch-sensitive IPS LCD display, 4.7 inches across with a quoted resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is a below average 198.511.

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In comparison, the Lumia 610′s touch-sensitive LCD screen is 3.7 inches wide. The screen resolution is also 480 x 800 pixels. With 384000 pixels on the 3.7-inch screen, the pixel density is 252.162 pixels per inch.
— The Lumia 625 wins (3-1)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Processor

Processor vs processor next – the Lumia 610 uses a Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon CPU, rated at 800MHz. The Lumia 625′s engine is a faster 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon processor.
— The Lumia 625 wins (4-1)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610

Halfway through this fight, the Lumia 625 has opened up a good 3-point lead. But there are some big rounds coming up, including storage and operating systems. Can the Lumia 610 pull it back?

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Software

In the battle of the OSes, the Lumia 625 is based on Windows Phone 8, while the Lumia 610 launched with Windows Phone 7.5.
— The Lumia 625 wins (5-1)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Applications

It’s the Windows Phone Store vs. the Windows Phone Store and there’s no winner here. Which means… As it stands, the Lumia 625 is still on top in this fight. With such a big gap, there’s no chance of a fight back from the Lumia 610.
— The two phones share the points (6-2)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Storage

Let the storage battle commence. The Lumia 625 kicks off proceedings with 8GB of internal storage. It’s the same amount of storage that you’ll find in the Nokia Lumia 610. Neither one comes out on top. However, the Lumia 625 also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to a roomier 72GB with the addition of a 64GB memory card. The 8GB storage on the Lumia 610 can’t be extended, as there’s no memory card slot.
— The Lumia 625 wins (7-2)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Battery Life

How long will the phones last? Nokia says that its Lumia 625 can deliver 15.0 hours of talktime, while the Lumia 610 is rated at 9.5 hours. Meanwhile, standby time is quoted as 552 hours and 720 hours respectively The points in this round go to the Lumia 625.
— The Lumia 625 wins (8-2)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 625 also includes GPS/A-GPS, an accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio . The Lumia 610 is packed with the same extras. 
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-3)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 625 wins! (9-3)

The Nokia Lumia 625 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 610, taking 7 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 2 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Yes
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best battery life: Yes
The best extras: Comparable

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