Lumia 925 announced, is a Lumia 920 on a diet
The Lumia 920 has been the flagship device for some time for Nokia & Windows Phones, but that could all change with the announcement of the Lumia 925! The 925 is basically what we like to call the Lumia 920 on a diet, as it has certainly shaved a lot from the frame of the 920. One thing to do that is that they’ve dropped their famous polycarbonate design in favour of a lighter and thinner aluminium build for the phone’s case.
Let’s take a look at the specs:
- Processor – 1.5GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon Processor
- Display –4.5-inch Puremotion HD+ AMOLED display with 1280 x 768 resolution (332 PPI)
- RAM – 1GB
- Storage – 16/
32 GB storage
- Camera – 8.7 MP with auto focus and dual LED Flash (1080p HD video recording at 30fps), 1.2 MP Front Facing Camera.
- Battery – 2,000 mAh
- Weight – 139 grams
- Size - 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm
- OS – Windows Phone 8
So clearly the phone improves over the 920 by shaving an entire 2.2 mm off the frame, and in doing so they’ve also managed to shave 46 grams off the weight, making it a much better package overall (if you like the new build design). Nokia also say that they’ve managed to improve the algorithm of day light and low light shots on the 925, which hopefully translates to better pictures overall.
What’s interesting is that the camera lens looks much bigger as well, thought we’re not sure if that will result in any actual improvements. What they have done is changed it to a glass screen, and they’ve added a 6th lens to their build. Perhaps this has something to do with their new Smart Camera mode, which is basically Nokia’s ‘Smart Shoot’ on steroids. It’s better in almost every way, and allows you to take some cool shots, even if they are fast moving objects. We wonder if there’s a way to combine this with the Cinemagraph app in the future.
One thing they have removed is the inbuilt wireless charging, and instead made it an optional feature through exchangeable covers which is probably due to the trimming of the phone size. The phone will only be available in Black, White and Grey, but purchasing those wireless covers will be available in Red, Yellow, Black, and White.
In the US, this phone will be a T-Mobile Exclusive phone, though pricing hasn’t been announced. UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China will get the 925 in June (Europe will have Vodafone Exclusivity initially) and it will cost 469 euros in Europe. Asia & Australia have yet to receive details as to when the phone will head their way. Overall an interesting phone, but apart from the lens, weight and thickness it won’t have too much to offer over the Lumia 920. If it does come to your country, will you be getting one?
Nokia, we still await your 2013 flagship model!