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Nokia Lumia 925 maintains full bars, antenna not plagued by "grip of death" issues

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Frequent readers probably remember the "grip of death" issue that affected Apple's iPhone 4. Basically, since the smartphone's non-insulated antenna was placed around its sides, holding the handset the "wrong" way resulted in significant drop in signal strength. That's why Apple eventually gave away tons of iPhone 4 cases and $15 refund checks to affected users.

Interestingly, the antenna on the Nokia Lumia 925 sports a very similar design as it is wrapped around the sides of the smartphone. Will that cause any signal strength issues? Well, chances are slim, as this brief demonstration shows. No matter how the smartphone is being held, its signal reception remains virtually unaffected, without dropping a single bar. 

So yeah, if you have your mind set on the Nokia Lumia 925, then you can now rest assured that the smartphone won't be dropping calls regardless of how you're holding it. See the proof for yourself by jumping to 2:30 into the video below.


source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 15 May 2013, 06:39 24

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 465; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Yeah duhh, this is Nokia and not iphone!

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:04 1

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


It looks like both in resemblance™

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:37 15

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


You really need to see some doctor for your eyes i'm worried about you !!!!

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:59 2

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


I mean the rear all in one clad design was first from Apple, then Htc, then Nokia.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:03 5

20. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


No, it wasn't.

posted on 15 May 2013, 09:54 1

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


Then who was?

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:37 2

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


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

NOTE: This person's comments should be deleted due to countless past violations, and their account should be suspended indefinitely. PHONE ARENA, please stop allowing paid bashers working for other companies to interfere with the review and feedback process!

posted on 15 May 2013, 14:52

25. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


there really is a big difference, when nokia makes a phone, pure perfection. anyway, are the maps on your iphone already working? use it and bring your fellow trolls to hell....

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:29 2

18. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


True, lol

posted on 15 May 2013, 18:30

26. jroc74 (Posts: 4943; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly....Nokia has been making phones, designing antennas before the iPhone was even thought of.

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:40 10

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The white one looks beautiful...i'm somehow starting to like this phone suddenly!! :)

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:44 18

4. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


DUH! This is Nokia! Everyone knows that Nokia phones are strong like a BOSS!

posted on 15 May 2013, 11:30 1

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yeah right, NOKIA make brillient phones for sure. still my Blue N8 is like a brand new and too solid.

posted on 15 May 2013, 06:45 2

5. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


and i think the demo's location is found on a lower floor? still signal is high

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:10

13. tadaa (Posts: 250; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


i like those accessories on the background. those monster headphones looks sooooo cool

posted on 15 May 2013, 10:07

22. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I have a pair of those monster headphones... they are cool.

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:11

14. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Apple quietly fixed the "death grip" problem by modifying the wraparound antenna design on the Verizon iPhone 4 (also used on the 4S), and the fix looks much like the 925 design. This is a non-story.

posted on 15 May 2013, 07:37 4

16. papss (unregistered)


I love the design of this phone.. I do however wish that it came in more colors

posted on 15 May 2013, 08:30 6

19. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I think it is silly to say Nokia will somehow have this iPhone grip of death problem because Nokia is way more experience in designing phone than Apple.

posted on 16 May 2013, 01:52

27. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Never drop a Nokia phone. Your floor will be broken

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 13:23

28. waveydavey (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jul 2013)


The 925 antenna is TERRIBLE! i love nokia but the 925 gets barely any signal, and even less when it's in your hand. It is a terrible design. In my old lumia 820 I get full signal in my house, when i put the same sim card in my 925 I get 1 bar, which drops to zero bars once I pick it up. I will be swapping my 925 for a 920 asap!

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