Nokia Lumia 925 announced with aluminum frame, OIS camera

14 May, 2013

Nokia just announced its third phone in five days, its new WP8 flagship called Nokia Lumia 925.

It's similar to the Lumia 920 and Verizon's Lumia 928 in that it packs an 8.7MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization and f/2.0 aperture. The flash is a regular LED flash, no xenon here.

The phone packs two IHF microphones that record distortion-free sound for the 1080p videos even in loud environments.

Nokia preloaded the Lumia 925 with the Smart Camera app - it features several modes including burst mode (10 shots at 5MP), Best Shot (picks the best of the burst), Action Shot (Sequence shot on the HTC One, Drama shot on the Galaxy S4) and Motion focus (adds motion blur to static objects, as if you're tracking the moving object with the camera). You can also remove moving objects and pick the best face for each person.

The screen is 4.5" in diagonal and has WXGA resolution – that's 768 x 1280. More importantly it's an AMOLED with ClearBlack and Gorilla Glass 2, instead of an LCD. Unsurprisingly, the Qualcomm chipset of the Lumia 925 packs a dual-core Krait processor at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM, which is the best that WP8 currently supports.

The phone has an aluminum frame around the side, while the back is polycarbonate. The body is just 8.8mm thick and weighs 139g - much more acceptable than the Lumia 920. Inside it is a 2,000mAh battery, same as the Lumia 920 and Lumia 928. The battery is non-removable and there's no wireless charging out of the box - you can enable that with a thin charging cover.

The built-in storage is 16GB (a downgrade from the 920 and 928) and there's no microSD card slot to expand it. Actually, the Vodafone version of the phone will pack 32GB of storage, which is better.

The Nokia Lumia 925 will be available in Europe (Vodafone Germany, Italy, Spain and UK, where it will also be carried by O2) and China (China Mobile and China Unicom) this June for €470 ($610) and will come to the US later on T-Mobile.


Reader comments

  • dizzydnai
  • 22 May 2013
  • 3sE

Have been using Nokia cell fone for tha past 7 years now & re all symbian nokia 701 is one of tha best which I used well. then I had bout lumia 920 thinkin lumia will b far better than symbian bt rather worst cell fone ever I had to sell my noki...

  • Manish
  • 16 May 2013
  • Hkq

Why nokia close/stop Symbian OS. I don't like lumia and android.

  • andrezz
  • 16 May 2013
  • uCh

same clothes with extra blink blink..

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