Nokia Lumia 925

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Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone.jpg
Developer Nokia
Manufacturer Nokia
Slogan More than your eyes can see
Series Lumia
Compatible networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE
HSPA+
LTE
Wi-Fi
First released June 2013
Discontinued 2015
Predecessor Nokia Lumia 920[1]
Successor Nokia Lumia 930[2]
Related Nokia Lumia 928,
Nokia Lumia 1020
Type Smartphone
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions 129 mm (5.1 in) H
70.6 mm (2.78 in) W
8.5 mm (0.33 in) D
Weight 139 g (4.9 oz)
Operating system Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to 8.1
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
CPU 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 225
Memory 1 GB RAM
Storage 16 or 32 GB internal flash
Battery BL-4YW 2000 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, proximity sensor, 3D-Accelerometer
Display 4.5" AMOLED PenTile ClearBlack Touch at 334 ppi
1280x768 px, 15:9 aspect ratio
Rear camera 8.7 megapixels 1080p Full HD video capture at 30 fps, autofocus Carl Zeiss optics plus sixth lens made of glass, Touch to focus, image stabilisation, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Power Dual-LED flash
Front camera 1.2 megapixels, 720p video capture at 30 fps
Connectivity
Other Talk time: Up to 18.3 hours
Standby time: Up to 432 hours (18 days)
Website Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 925 is a smartphone developed by Nokia that runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system. It was announced on 14 May 2013,[3] described as a "new interpretation" of the Nokia Lumia 920,[4] and released in June 2013.[3] A separate 925T version was announced for the TD-SCDMA networks in China.[5]

The Nokia Lumia 930, successor to the Lumia 920 and 925, was announced at Build 2014 on 2 April 2014.[6]

Hardware[edit]

Compared to the Nokia Lumia 920, the Lumia 925 is both thinner and lighter, at 8.5 mm thick and weighing 139 g. The body is no longer fully made of polycarbonate, instead having a rounded aluminium frame. Display technology is changed from LCD to AMOLED, and wireless charging is supported only through an add-on sleeve. The base model has 16 GB of storage space, half that of the Lumia 920. A sixth, glass lens has been added to the camera, which protrudes slightly from the back.[7]

Software[edit]

The Lumia 925 ships with the Lumia Amber firmware update, which includes Windows Phone GDR2 as well as several new features like Glance Screen, double-tap-to-wake and Smart Camera.[8][9]

Availability[edit]

The phone is available in major European markets starting in June 2013, with an estimated price of 470 Euros.[10][11][when?] It is now available for sale in India through various online shopping sites. The phone is Nokia's flagship device at T-Mobile in the United States and became available for sale on July 17, 2013.[12]

Model variants[edit]

Model RM-892 RM-893 RM-910
Countries International United States China
Carriers/Providers International T-Mobile USA and AT&T Mobility China Unicom
2G Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
3G Quad-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) Penta-band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8 (850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz) (AT&T version does not have AWS)
4G Penta-band LTE 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (2100/1800/2600/900/800 MHz) Quad-band LTE 2, 4, 5, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz) Cat3
Max network speed LTE: 100 Mbit/s HSPA+: 21 Mbit/s

Reception[edit]

Reviews of the Lumia 925 were generally positive, with most critics noting significant improvements compared to its predecessor, the Lumia 920.

Andrew Hoyle of CNET commended the design, describing it as "luxurious" and "more mature-looking" compared to Nokia's previous, more colourful models. Praise was also given to the camera's low-light capabilities as well as the display. However, the removal of built-in wireless charging and the lack of any improvement in key specifications compared to the Lumia 920 were seen as the main downsides.[13]

Tom Warren of The Verge called the Lumia 925 "[a] reliable workhorse", praising the overall design but criticising some decisions like the lack of colours or the placement of the loudspeaker. While the Windows Phone ecosystem was said to be "still lagging behind on the software front", the review commended the strong out-of-the-box software experience, in particular innovative new features like Glance and Smart Cam.[14]

Mat Smith of Engadget considered the Lumia 925 to be an all-round improvement on the Lumia 920, but reported having mixed feelings about the colour scheme, describing the phone as "a lot safer, design-wise, and, well, a little blander than what we've seen before". The review also highlighted the Smart Camera app that debuted with the Lumia 925, as well as the energy-saving benefits of an AMOLED display.[15]

Trusted Reviews awarded the Lumia 925 a score of 8/10, with reviewer Andrew Williams praising the phone's build quality and camera performance. The display was found to be "near-pin sharp" despite the PenTile layout, and the review also highlighted Nokia's solutions to typical AMOLED problems like ghosting and oversaturation. While the limited app ecosystem of Windows Phone was criticised as a major drawback, the review concluded by saying that the Lumia 925 "runs like a dream".[16]

James Rogerson of TechRadar praised the camera and the premium design, but regretted that Nokia had used polycarbonate for the back instead of choosing a full-metal design. The main drawback was said to be the dated specifications compared to competing Android flagships.[17]

Jonathan Bray of PC & Tech Authority, while calling the Lumia 925 "a capable, high-end smartphone that’s enjoyable to use", criticised the battery life and bemoaned the lack of improvements over the Lumia 920, resulting in an overall rating of 4/6.[18]

Technical issues[edit]

The T-Mobile US version of the Lumia 925 has been reported by some users to be unstable and resetting randomly.[19] The Windows Phone 8.1 update was also reported to cause device freezes on some Lumia models, including the Lumia 925;[20] Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and promised a fix.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finnamore, Chris (27 February 2015). "Nokia Lumia 925 review". Expert Reviews. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ Sawh, Michael (17 June 2015). "Nokia Lumia 930 review". Trusted Reviews. Time. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b Delaney, Ian (14 May 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925: our latest innovations in imaging and design". Nokia Conversations. Nokia. Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Nokia introduces Nokia Lumia 925" (Press release). London, UK: Nokia. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  5. ^ Xiang, Liu (8 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925T Officially Unveiled in China, Limited Superman Cases For First 925 Customers". GSM Insider. Archived from the original on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  6. ^ Cantisano, Timi (2 April 2014). "Nokia Lumia 930 announced at BUILD". Neowin. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  7. ^ Warren, Tom (14 May 2013). "Nokia's Lumia 925 slims down with an aluminum body, available June worldwide, T-Mobile exclusive in US". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  8. ^ Whitney, Lance (10 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 kicks off with new Glance Screen". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  9. ^ Gao, Kane (21 June 2013). "A quick look at what's new in the Lumia 925 and the upcoming "Amber" firmware update [Updated]". Windows Central. Mobile Nations. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  10. ^ Dolcourt, Jessica (19 July 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review: First metal Lumia gets it right". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  11. ^ Smith, Mat (14 May 2013). "Nokia announces the Lumia 925: a thinner, lighter aluminum body coming June for 469 euros". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  12. ^ Price, Emily (14 May 2013). "Nokia Announces The Lumia 925, An Aluminum Flagship". Mashable. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  13. ^ Hoyle, Andrew (13 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  14. ^ Warren, Tom (13 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  15. ^ Smith, Mat (15 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review: lots of changes, but not much difference". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  16. ^ Williams, Andrew (14 June 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review". Trusted Reviews. Time. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  17. ^ Rogerson, James (26 November 2013). "Nokia Lumia 925 review". TechRadar. Future. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  18. ^ Bray, Jonathan (12 September 2013). "Review: Nokia Lumia 925". PC & Tech Authority. nextmedia. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  19. ^ "Complaints come in of Nokia Lumia 925’s randomly rebooting". WMPoweruser.com. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  20. ^ Anderson, Tim (12 February 2015). "HELP! Windows Phone update 8.1 broke my Lumia". The Register. Retrieved 2015-02-12. 
  21. ^ Parker, Steven (24 November 2014). "Microsoft confirms WP 8.1 freezing issues with Lumia 925 and 1020; patch on the way". Neowin. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nokia Lumia 925 at Wikimedia Commons