The Nokia Lumia 920 is a fantastic piece of hardware but most users find it thick and heavy. Nokia just solved that issue with the launch of the new Windows Phone 8 device, the Nokia Lumia 925.
This new Lumia is different from the other phones in Lumia range. It does not have a full polycarbonate body and instead, it has an aluminum casing. The design is sleek and beautiful, the same way the iPhone and the HTC One are. The phone is not all aluminum though. Only the outer frame is made of aluminum since the rear is still made of polycarbonate. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. If you want something colorful, you can use the wireless charging cover which can be clipped onto the back of the phone. The covers come in white, black, yellow, and red.
Nokia’s focus is obviously the weight and thickness of the device as the Lumia 925 is much thinner and much lighter than the Lumia 920, even if in most respects, both devices are the same. The Lumia 925 comes in at only 8.5mm thick and weighs only 139 grams. On the other hand, the Lumia 920 is 10.7mm thick and weighs 185 grams.
Apart from changing the design of the Lumia 920, Nokia also introduced improvements to the Lumia 925’s camera. The phone brings improvements when it comes to taking low light images. It also offers the new Nokia Smart Camera mode which is a way of capturing ten images at once with editing options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus. It also has Hipstamatic’s new app called Oggl.
The hardware for the Lumia 925 is practically the same as that of the Lumia 920. The Lumia 925 features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8.7-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 2000mAh battery. The screen is now a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA display with 1280×768 resolution and the internal storage is lower at only 16GB.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will first be available in Europe and will thereafter be available in the U.S., China and other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR (about Php25,000) before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia Lumia 925 Specs and Price
|Memory: 1GB RAM, 16 GB user memory
|Display: 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768)
|Processor: 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
|Camera: PureView 8.7-megapixel with OIS, Autofocus, dual LED flash. 2nd camera: HD 1.2MP wide angle
|Size: 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 139g
|Connectivity: USB 2.0, BT 3.0, NFC, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5mm audio connector
|Battery: 2000 mAh
|Audio: -IHF speaker, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm AV connector
|Price: 469 EUR (about Php25,000)