My first Windows Phone 8 review was just recently, with the Nokia Lumia 920. Although I really admire Nokia’s consistency in producing excellent build quality in their devices, the underlying OS of Windows Phone 8 still has some ways to go in terms of app selection, navigation and integration with external services.
See Also : Nokia Lumia 920 User Review
Continuing on with their dedication to the Windows Phone 8 marketplace, Nokia revealed yet another amazing build of a smartphone with the Nokia Lumia 925.
The Nokia Lumia 925 has a (in my opinion) a more premium design and outlook and packed in some amazing lens technology advancement. In my Nokia Lumia 920 review, I already pointed out how amazed I was with their camera technology and amazing low light photography performance. Well, Nokia has improved on that some more and this new Lumia 925 has some even more amazing camera! If that’s even possible.
Here’s a quick specs overview of the Nokia Lumia 925:-
- 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA PureMotion HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 2 (1280 x 768)
- 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor <–no change from Lumia 920
- 16 GB internal storage (FREE 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage, no expandable microSD slot) + 1 GB RAM
- Powered by Windows Phone 8
- 8.7 megapixel “PureView” rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens (1080p video), 1.2 megapixel front facing camera (720p video)
- 8.5 mm thin, weighing 139 grams <–vs 10.7 mm, 185 grams on Lumia 920
- 2,000 mAH non-removable battery (12.8 hours 3G talktime)
- Connectivity : 4G LTE/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
- Available in Black, White and Grey colours <–no funky Yellows and Reds
For more information, do check out the Nokia Lumia 925 Product Page at http://www.nokia.com/my-en/products/phone/lumia925/
The Lumia 925 introduces an aluminium frame wrapped around a polycarbonate body. So, in terms of build quality, it feels premium and not plasticky like the previous Lumia series smartphones. While the guts are very similar to the slightly older Nokia Lumia 920, the phone has improved lens, camera function and display.
The Lumia 925 is the Nokia Windows Phone 8 that many have been waiting for. Well, at least I was excited. The Lumia 925 has some interesting features, which includes:-
- Low Light Photography – with award winning PureView technology and Carl Zeiss lens with Optical Image Stabilisation
- Nokia Smart Camera – takes 10 burst shots of pictures, then select the best one (ala Samsung’s Best Photo/HTC Zoe)
- Action Shot – stitch a series of pictures into one shot of actions (ala Samsung’s Action Shot as well)
- Remove moving object – magically erase objects or people walking into your shot (ala Samsung’s Eraser)
- Change Faces – select the right face that’s smiling and not blinking to craft your perfect frame (ala Samsung’s Best Face)
- Other features – Microsoft Office, Nokia Music, Nokia HERE Maps and more
- Qi Wireless Charging
- New “Amber” software upgrade – better app support, Nokia Smart Camera, longer battery life, etc (will also be available for existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices)
The Nokia Lumia 925 will be available on sale early August 2013 in Klang Valley and end August 2013 for the rest of Malaysia. It’ll retail at the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,599.
Nokia and MDeC has also collaborated to encourage more local app development for Windows Phone 8 under the “MSC Malaysia Integrated Content Decelopment (ICON)” program. Out of this initiative, they’ve awarded 3 local apps which will be featured in the “Nokia Apps Highlights” under the “MDeC ICON Applications” section.
I can’t stress how impressed I am with the Nokia Lumia series low light photography capabilities. I am excited to (hopefully) be able to take the Nokia Lumia 925 a whirl and test the new and improved camera technology.
Until then, check out these major tech sites’ review of the Nokia Lumia 925:-
- CNET : Nokia Lumia 925 review:First metal Lumia gets it right
- The Verge : Nokia Lumia 925 review
- TechRadar : Nokia Lumia 925 review
- TrustedReview : Nokia Lumia 925 Review