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Lumia 925 Connecting People
04 July, 2013
It’s been just half a year since Nokia revealed its first Windows Phone 8 device, and I’ve already got another flagship to review. The Lumia 925 marks a departure in design for Nokia — it looks nothing like its predecessors, barring an expanse of screen and some capacitive Windows buttons. This time around, the phone is housed in an aluminum frame, making it Nokia’s first metal smartphone since those heady Symbian days. This, alongside some hardware repositioning and (minor) specification
changes has been enough for the Lumia 925 to weigh notably less than its 920 forebear — and I think it’s enough to feel in your hand. As I juggled the two Windows Phones ahead of this review, my first impressions were that the 925 was also much easier to hold, despite only a negligible difference in thickness.
This, alongside some hardware repositioning and (minor) specification changes has been enough for the Lumia 925 to weigh notably less than its 920 forebear.
Arriving in three comparatively restrained monochrome hues (white, black and grey), Nokia’s returned to OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) for its display tech, although it’s the same 1,280 x 768 resolution as the rest of the 920 series and includes the company’s anti-reflective screen technology for good measure. Its new Smart Camera app debuts on the Lumia 925, standing alongside the stock app and offering up some interesting new picture-taking options. The phone itself is sealed, so there’s no access to either the 2,000mAh battery or any slot for micro SD expansion.
Nokia says it’s ensured that the antenna “maximizes use of radio bands,” whether on GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), WCDMA (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100) or LTE (Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20).You might recall a similar choice on Samsung smartphones using AMOLED from the Galaxy SII and onwards, but there’s not just a handful of profiles here — Nokia leaves the settings in your hands to adjust. Running SunSpider 1.0 to test Internet Explorer on the new phone resulted in a decent score of 905.4ms, which is nearly identical to the 903.2ms I got on the Lumia 920.
Oh, yes, its Windows Mobile 8 cell phone as Nokia is struggling for the niche in the marketplace where IOS and Android powered mobile phones win the hearts of Customers, glitchy and inefficient software is a burden left behind mobile industry. Real Nokia fans in Georgia will enjoy this mobile: as usual -“NOKIA Connecting People”.
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