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Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

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Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

Nokia is taking to the stage today, and announced the Lumia 925, a pretty metal-rimmed Windows Phone 8 device, which was long-rumored under the Catwalk codename. We've got a 4.5" 1280x768 pixels HD AMOLED display with the ClearBlack filter, which Nokia said is its brightest OLED used to date, and can be operated with gloves.

The phone is made of polycarbonate, but sports an aluminum side frame, which also serves as the antenna, and the 8.7 MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash and optical image stabilization, as found on the Lumia 920. Nokia said the camera algorithms have been significantly improved as well, so all that is left now is to gauge what changes are there from the first samples.

The camera unit might use the same sensor, but the lens module is different than the one on the 920, and features six-element lenses, a world first, and ISO that goes up to the staggering 3200, almost eliminating the need for a Xenon flash like on the Lumia 928 for Verizon.

The wireless charging capabilities from its predecessor are here as well, but via a separate snap-on cover, hence the phone is much, much thinner and lighter than the 920, at 8.5 mm and 139 grams, respectively. There is LTE and HSPA+ 4G connectivity, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon inside, the typical 1 GB of RAM plus 16 GB of internal memory (no card slot), and a 2000 mAh sealed battery to back it all up.

A new Smart Camera app takes pictures in a 5 MP mode, and an upcoming Oggl app from the Hipstamatic guys seems to be landing as well, to add to the Lumia 925 experience.

Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

The Smart Camera app contains new features you can't find in the default Windows Phone camera interface, like Best Shot (suggesting the best of 10 frames), Action Shot (superimposes different frames on top of each other), Motion Blur shot and so on.

Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

There is also a Best Faces mode, which keeps the best view of your headshot, and a mode that filters out unwanted people from your pictures. Whatever you do, you can go back and edit it again and again until you get the desired results.

Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

Later in the summer the Smart Camera app will be available via the Nokia Lumia Amber update to previous Windows Phone devices of the company. Of course the offline HERE mapping and navigation suite, as well as the exclusive Nokia Music are also available for the 925. Nokia also bragged that 90% of the top 50 apps on other platforms are available in the Windows Store's 145, 000 apps and counting.

The handset comes in white, black or gray and will ship in June for about $616 (EUR 469) before subsidies. The US will be getting it on T-Mobile as a flagship device, but the phone will also land on the world's largest carrier China Mobile. Specific announcement for larger availability in other regions will be rolled out in the next few weeks.

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posted on 14 May 2013, 04:15 26

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


AMOLED Display(Deep Blacks) + Windows Phone=Perfect Match for the Lumia 925

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:26 6

41. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Same Lumia 920 phone with few tweaking here and there! Its okay but not what we expected! Nokia Lumia EOS will be my cup of tea!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:19 10

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yikes, i'm hearing that the design and the switch to AMOLED are the only hardware changes going on here. that's not good and what's more with this one you'll have to buy an accessory to be able to use wireless charging. yeah...not good.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:53 7

19. Networst101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


its nokia lumia 920's nothing changes

posted on 14 May 2013, 15:13 2

74. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


well, it is smaller in volume,ligther and all that, plus iso 3200 !!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:23 11

3. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


not nokia's fault. microsoft should have added support for 1080p displays, quad cores and more megapixels last year with wp8.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:57 13

21. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Of course the fault is of Nokia, they chose them.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:05 2

28. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


true...true..what bugs me is that when they announced wp8, they said they added support for "multiple cores", not just dual cores. 720p i can live with, but slow processor? not so much.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:22 1

39. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


No, they said the Kernel supports 64 cores, not the OS.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:27 4

42. raunak (Posts: 504; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


as a consumer, i dont give a damn about that. microsoft is dragging nokia down. now we'll have wait another 5 months to see eos

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:14 4

68. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Why do you care how many cores the processor has or how many MP the camera has or What screen resolution, if the applications and the OS running fast, the camera has amazing quality and the screen is brilliant?

Look at the Galaxy S4 lag with the new processor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKoJfuiy_Y

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:31 6

4. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Pretty much in love with it!!!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:41 7

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Really™

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:03 4

52. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Edit: pretty much in love with the aluminum body.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:38 15

5. salehsobhan (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Deeply disappointed.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:47 4

13. torgrim (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Me too... Not even a xenon flash... wtf...

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:50 4

15. fsnas (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


me three :(

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:56 6

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Fsnas your Avatar is so funny™

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:39 1

6. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 148; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


I love everything but the design, specifically those four black bands on the sides. Nokia should have placed them more elegantly, like with the iPhone.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:40 8

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahahaha Lmfao, only an updated camera, wow this is so amazing. No upgrade to Cpu, Gpu, no 1080p screen, nor 400ppi. All 2012 handsets cameras are great, but does any-one bother about camera now adays, it's all about specs, even Apple and every manufacturers do upgrade, but Nokia dosen't, pathetic. How so sad.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:59 1

24. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


yeah, i know right !!! WAKE THE HELL UP!!
Microsoft isn't allowing for quad-core neither does it allow for 1080p screens, so how can they upgrade from the hardware side !
but unlike other companies they upgraded the best feature they have to be even better - their camera software - so i don't blame them for 2012 specs rather i appreciate the announcement of this device..it looks nice, premium materials *cough*rather than the same old crappy plastic*cough*, and a thin body.
Wasn't everybody complaining about how heavy and thick the lumia 920 was, here you go a thin, light body for you so you don't complain, yet you keep doing what you do best trolling !!
And about nokia not announcing the Lumia EOS, I'm actually glad they didn't cuz it is still the same limited WP8, i would rather have them announce it later this year after the new update bringing 1080p screen and quad-core processors (although WP8 doesn't need them)

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:02 1

26. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


WP8 doesn't need quad-core processors only, 1080p screens is a must*
just so you don't understand my last sentence in a wrong way :D

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:08 2

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Then why choose that pathetic useless OS, even BB, iOs is much better

Wp9 will need quadcore cpus.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:01 1

25. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


I'm trying to find some wisdom in your posts but I can not, this is not the next flagship frome Nokia, so why they need update the Cpu and Gpu!

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:18 2

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Common sense, any electrical or mechanical products needs, requires an update for part reserve power and torque. Keep up with time, 2012 is gone. Anything, everything a progress is an utmost a pinnacle.

It feels better and good. Wouldn't you love that extra power, what-ever it is, when a new product is in line.

Looks like you're just an old-skool or a vintage person, as long as it works,it's fine for you.

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:05

76. ecmedic4 (Posts: 198; Member since: 02 May 2013)


The thing is, WP8 does not need nor does it even support the specs your saying it needs. It runs perfectly smooth on what hardware is in it as the OS is optimized very well, just like iOS. Specs dont mean everything, except to a specs monger/troll (not referring to your name). Software optimization has a lot to do with how smoothly and efficiently the phone will run, look at the S4, samsung add all their bloat and gimmicks and it lags, on some of the best specs out right now. Some of the "features" are just a double of what android already does, samsung just slapped their name on it, i.e. S-beam. Ppl need to stop looking at specs only.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:19 1

36. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


why are you not bashing iphone that also has dual core

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:30 1

44. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Custom made Exynos chip A6. By Samsung, which preforms 20% better vs a crapdragon standard commercial typical chips.

Apple uses the best in Cpu and Gpu, pvrsgx543 vs Adreno, please™

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:20

69. Emily1985 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Allow me to disagree!
Look at the Galaxy S4 lag badly with the new Exynos processor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKoJfuiy_Y

posted on 14 May 2013, 07:39

64. juandante (Posts: 300; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


When did iPhone 5 come out ?

posted on 14 May 2013, 12:14

73. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


TROLL is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his or her sole purpose is to write hateful and dishonest comments about Nokia and Microsoft products and services.

NOTE: All of their comments should be deleted due to past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid employees of other companies looking to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:40 4

8. twens (Posts: 611; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Its not bad honestly.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:42 4

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Are you being honest, or just indenial™

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:27

43. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


its not bad if you want thinner 920 and has aluminum stuff. lol i dont care. im getting 928.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:42 1

48. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Looks like they don't want you to get the L928!

You've been thumbed down.....!

posted on 14 May 2013, 09:14

71. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


haha.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:44

11. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


Kinda disappointed but i think that should work fine for me.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:45 2

12. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


This announcement is so epic it just stole Google I/O's thunder! No not really but nice try though.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:50 5

16. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


I don't understand Nokia's strategy this time. Lumia 920, 928, and 925 have all the same innards and camera except for a Xenon flash in the 928 and a different camera software and aluminum trim in the 925.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:32 2

45. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


thats the idea lol. they put ois in different types of lumia 92X . so people can choose what they want.

do you want something thin? thick? light? heavy? ergonomic? clean? rounded body? squared body? aluminum body? brick?

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:52

18. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


I'm kind of disappointed, because they don't introduced the Nokia Lumia EOS.. but when you thing "Why they don't make it happen?" it makes sense.. By September WP8 will support 1080p, quad core processors and BT 4.. so it makes sense :)

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:57 6

22. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Huh? I cant understand these moves of Nokia.. no design changes either.

posted on 14 May 2013, 16:11

77. ecmedic4 (Posts: 198; Member since: 02 May 2013)


How is there no design changes? The 925 looks quite a bit different from the 920, and even 928, especially on the backside, only so much you can change on the front. The 925 is thinner, lighter, not as rounded in the back, has a metal band, but nah it looks no different....

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:59 4

23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


i just watched the whole live feed, it was very boring and disappointing basically what they showed about the 925 was almost exactly the same thing as the 920... the same features, the same spec, the same camera and sadly the same battery.

They then showed the cameras features, which the 920, samsung and htc allready has yet they still call it innovation?

I dont know why nokia even bothered making a live event for the 925 when what was shown was nothing new, they should have skipped it and move on to EOS.

Get ready to be bored if you watch the whole live feed...

On the positive side, the 925 is a sexy phone... now i should get at least ONE thumbs up for saying that :)

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:07 6

29. rsiders (Posts: 250; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


As much as I'd like to support Nokia and a Lumia 920 variant landing on T-Mobile, who's bright idea was it to limit storage to only 16gb with no expandable storage? And we have to wait the longest for a lesser spec'd version. I don't think I'll be using the early upgrade for this. Unlocked red/yellow Lumia 920 for me.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:09

31. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


This is like Nokia's Galaxy S4. Some features is gimmicky

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:10

32. rav405 (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


Nokia is following samsungs path like smaung is doing with their galaxy series.Galaxy S4 pro,Galaxy S4 MIni,GS4 zoom etc.....

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:19 1

37. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Awesome job Nokia! I don't mind the 720p display or dual core chip, gause they are not needed. The camera is very good, it has a beautiful design and useful featuees. All that I need!

posted on 14 May 2013, 15:28

75. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


* 768p

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:21 4

38. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Good phone.
Shows what L920 should've been in the first place. And proves that its 185grams was just a bad example of managing the design.

The only things missing are Adreno 320 instead of 225 and 2Gb RAM(to assure updates to future windows releases)

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:33

46. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very well said, Agree

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:47 2

50. _Bone_ (Posts: 2125; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Speaking of Samsung S3s, this is Lumia 920.000000000000000001

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:48 3

51. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Only one word 'Disappointed'........

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:07

53. red_fox (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2013)


How Ironic, people have been bashing Samsung Amoled screens for it's saturated colors and now Nokia is using it :p.

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:17

56. jsdechavez (Posts: 702; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Beautiful..

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:23

57. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm very disappointed, more than my eyes can see ? =_='

Never mind, at least the EOS is coming, so I will wait for it!

Nokia better be making the EOS more than meets the eye!

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:45

58. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


The only how I'll buy a Nokia with MS's OS on it is if they make a 41mp pure view with the zoom technology and video recording with the OIS tech in it. That's all I'll be buying the phone for.

posted on 14 May 2013, 06:58 1

59. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Good to know someone is still making 2012 flagship phones, just in case someone wants old stuff.

posted on 14 May 2013, 07:18

60. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)


good looks...awesome

posted on 14 May 2013, 07:21 3

61. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)


and Windows phone 8 absolutely doesn't need quad cores as like android ....even quad cores make android's life hell.

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