Nokia Lumia 925: The Metal Smartphone With it All

Sara Cunningham July 22, 2013 1


Nokia hasn’t stopped surprising us pleasantly with its Lumia devices. Meet Nokia Lumia 925 or the metal smartphone with everything you seek in a device of this caliber. This smartphone is slimmer than its predecessors, has a metal chassis and couple of similarities with HTC One. Amazing camera, as always, backs up this smartphone packed with many features. It runs on Windows 8 Phone and it costs $529.99. Now is the perfect time to break it down and see what it can do.

Design

This is the first Lumia smartphone to use metal which makes the design look very good. It measurements are proving that is slimmer and handier than its predecessors.

  • Weight: 4.9 ounces
  • Height: 5.08 inches
  • Depth: 0.33 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches

When you first look at it, you will notice the great deep and lush screen. On the right side of it you will see the camera, power/lock and volume buttons made from aluminum. Maybe you will not feel the same pleasant fit on your hand as with the HTC One because it doesn’t have curved back but it offers you really nice experience. You might want to carry it in a purse or deep pocket because it’s little bit wider for some tight pockets.

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Right below the display you will see the Windows Phone’s 3 buttons which handle navigation and pull up additional tools. Above the screen you will notice the front-facing camera. Up top there are the charging, headset and microSIM card ports. On the back you will see the perfectly designed camera module along with dual-LED flash.

Display

This phone has a 4.5-inch screen with pixel resolution of 1280×768. It’s protected by Gorilla Glass 2 scratch resistant tech screen and has ClearBlack filter for reducing that glare that you could get when exposed to sun. Nokia did a great job with the sensitivity of its screen making it navigational with gloves. Its AMOLED tech came as the right fit popping its bright colors and making its blacks look very deep and rich. You will notice that your photos, games, videos and web page images will look amazing.

Hardware

Nokia Lumia 925 is using the same processor like its predecessors. It’s equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor chip by Qualcomm. You will feel that it needs few seconds before opening an application but it seems that this is in every Windows Phone nature. It has a 1GB of RAM and it comes as 16GB and 32GB version. Overall, you can’t complain of the performance of this phone.

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The Lumia 925 comes equipped with 2,000 mAh battery which gives standard battery life. This battery is rated for 12.8 hours of talk time and 18 days of standby time. It depends on how you are using your phone and you are known that the battery degrades over time. It will carry you on through a full working day without requiring a recharging.

OS and Features

We mentioned that this phone runs on Windows Phone 8 and there isn’t much difference from its predecessors. It has a support for NFC and Bluetooth 3.0 and many other great OS features. In order this phone to be slimmer than the others, the wireless charging feature was left out.

If you look at the apps, Nokia continues to include only their apps and services, not including anything from others. Some might think that this became boring and Nokia must consider implementing some new pre-installed apps.

Camera

Nokia is a phone manufacturer known for its camera. This Lumia 925 offers you changed and improved camera. It’s equipped with an 8.7-mpix lens and it has the PureView technology behind it. This smartphone returns to LED flash and has two of them. You will get backside-illuminated sensor for images, autofocus and 4x digital zoom. The camera app isn’t bringing any changes and it includes Nokia Smart cam and panorama lenses.

Maybe you will feel  disappointed with the pictures quality but Nokia continues to dominate with great quality pictures in low-light conditions. It uses its focus flash and image chips to give you the best effect. It leaves HTC and iPhone 5 battling for second place and Samsung trailing far behind.

Let’s wrap it up.

In this Nokia Lumia 925 you will get sleek, aluminum built and slim design with a camera that takes overall great shots. It has affordable price for a phone that comes equipped with LTE support. Unfortunately, it’s little bit wide and the sharp corners makes the handheld uncomfortable. After all, this phone will deliver you high-end Windows Phone 8 experience. If you are searching for a phone that can do lot of work than this Lumia 925 version is for you, but if you are more of a camera fun then Nokia Lumia 1020 is the right choice.

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