Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on July 23, 2013

Is the Nokia Lumia 625 a more advanced phone than the Nokia Lumia 620? Is the 4.7-inch screen on the Lumia 625 classier than the 3.8-inch display on the Lumia 620? Can the Lumia 620 take incredible still photos and capture 1080p video? These questions (and more besides) are answered below.

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Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620: 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 620
Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD 3.8-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(198.511 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(245.526 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8 internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP Yes, 0.3MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP and EDR
Size 72.3 x 133.3 x 9.2mm 61.1 x 115.4 x 11.0mm
Weight 159g 127g
Talktime 15.0 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 552 hours 330 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage, available in multiple colours

 

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 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 620 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Connectivity

The Lumia 625 is equipped with a 3G/HSDPA chipset, along with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also gets a speed boost with 4G connectivity. The Lumia 620, meanwhile, boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. 4G isn’t included, however.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Size/Weight

Pocketability is crucial. The Lumia 620 is slightly fatter than the Lumia 625 with dimensions of 11.0mm versus 9.2mm. The Lumia 625 is broader, measuring 72.3mm to the Lumia 620′s 61.1mm. The Lumia 625 is heavier than its rival, tipping the scales at 159g. The Lumia 620, meanwhile, weighs 127g. The Lumia 620 hits the front going into the next round.
— The Lumia 620 wins (1-2)

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Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Camera/Video

The Lumia 625′s 5.0 MP camera features autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. There’s also a front-facing 0.3MP camera for video calls.

The Lumia 620′s 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording) equals the Lumia 625′s. A second 0.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Lumia 625 wins (2-2)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Display

Headlining the Nokia Lumia 625 is a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The screen has 384000 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 198.511 pixels per inch – a far from impressive number.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 625 features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 198.511.

The touch-sensitive LCD screen on the Lumia 620 is a little bit smaller, measuring 3.8 inches. The 480 by 800 resolution matches the Lumia 625. The pixel density of 245.526 here beats the 198.511 rating given to the Lumia 625.
— The Lumia 625 wins (3-2)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Processor

Next up is processing power – the Lumia 625′s engine is a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon chip; the Lumia 620 relies on a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, rated at 1GHz.
— The Lumia 625 wins (4-2)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620

At this halfway stage, the Lumia 625 leads by 4-2, a 2-point advantage. With the the second half about to start, the Lumia 620 has it all to do as we approach round #6…

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Software

Neither phone wins this Windows Phone 8 vs. Windows Phone 8 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-3)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Applications

It’s the Windows Phone Store vs. the Windows Phone Store and there’s no winner here. Which means… There’s been no real change since half-time, the Lumia 625 is still ahead. Believe it or not, this fight could still go either way.
— The two phones share the points (6-4)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-5)

Nokia Lumia 625 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Battery Life

How long will the battery last? the Lumia 625 boasts 15.0 hours of talktime according to Nokia, while the Lumia 620 is rated at 9.5 hours. Standby time is rated at 552 hours and 330 hours respectively. This round goes to the Lumia 625.
— The Lumia 625 wins (8-5)

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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 620 – Extras

Finally, the Lumia 625 also includes GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio . In comparison, the Lumia 620 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage and, like the 625, is available in multiple colours.
— The Lumia 625 wins (9-5)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 625 wins! (9-5)

The Nokia Lumia 625 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 620, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

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

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