Nokia Lumia 925 Geeksphere Review
So whilst i was away i was able to review the recently announced Nokia Lumia 925 Windows phone 8. This is the 2nd flagship phone in the Lumia range of phones.
The Lumia 925 is 8.5 mm thick which has helped reduce the weight along with the new all metal case and polycarbonate back. As an owner of a Nokia Lumia 920 i noticed a significant weight reduction which has been one of the big complaints of the Nokia 920. It feels super nice in the hand and with the weight issue addressed this phone is something that looks sharp when you sit it down next to an iPhone 5 or Samsung S4.
One thing that has changed in the design is the movement of Micro USB port, this was on top in the 820, then on the bottom on the 920 and now its back on top again for the Nokia 925. Personally i like it at the bottom as it makes it easier to plug into my car charger whilst driving. Other than that the overall design and shape is almost identical to the that of the Nokia Lumia 920 ( there are a couple of points for the wireless charger to clip into but they do not really alter the shape).
The use of a 4.5 inch OLED screen and Gorilla glass 2 provides a super crisp image and key tests of colours and blacks came out well. Windows Phone 8 utilises more of the screen real estate the Windows Phone 7.5 and this maximises the OLED screen. We using this in bright light i was able to see the screen and within an office environment viewing angles where also extremely good ( sneaking in that check in to foursquare under the desk is a breeze).
One of the major strengths of the Nokia Lumia 925 is the camera. The Nokia Lumia utilises an 8.7 MP camera but in there are few key specs that pulled out off the Nokia website:
- 8.7MP sensor with multi-aspect ratio :
- 4:3 is 8MP, 16:9 is wider horizontal angle of view (same as the Lumia 920)
- F2.0 lens with a total of six elements (one more than the Lumia 920)
- Optical Image Stabilization which moves the entire lens unit
- ISO up to 3200 (Lumia 920 tops out at 800)
- Nokia Smart Camera app
Nokia has traded on the low light capabilities of its Lumia phones and the 925 lives up to this pedigree. I was able to take some amazing low light pictures ( tested by reducing lights in an office) and i was able to produce some few clear images.
Overall the 925 is a nice step up from the 920 but with other rumoured Lumia editions being talked about i am not sure how long this phone will hold its cool factor. I have yet to hear back from any of the local telcos in New Zealand about availability or pricing.
- 4.5 in , 1280*768 Amoled display
- Clear back Technology
- Super Sensitive Touch Tech ( same as on the Nokia 920)
- Gorilla Glass 2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- 8.7 MP(Pureview) rear facing camera
- 1.2MP wide angle lens front facing camera
- H129mm ; W 70.6mm;Th 8.5mm; Weight 139g
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- GSM Network: 1800MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
- Wireless Charging with accessory cover.
Full specs can located here.
Nokia Lumia 925 – More than your eyes can see.