Photos of Nokia Lumia 925 leak one day before announcement
0. phoneArena 13 May 2013, 14:36 posted on
With Nokia holding a media event on May 14th, evleaks has released some low-resolution pictures of the Nokia Lumia 925;this is supposedly the model that has earned the codename "Nokia Catwalk," and is similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 except with a thinner, lighter body and a revamped camera. The profile picture of the device shows an extremely thin design. We caught a glimpse of this model yesterday thanks to a 20 second ad that ran on U.K.television...
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2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Looks okay. But it lacks the " Wow!!" factor for me. Again for me. The Wow Factor is the HTC one Looks or S4 Brains.
7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 883; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
The wow factor for the Nokia is the insanely good camera. That's why I have it as a secondary phone.
11. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Nokia 808 had an excellent camera. What happened to it ? Failed big time as a phone. Exception for the Camera.
12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
The 808 was Symbian based, and that alone meant no new apps or any other modern developments. Windows Phone "Blue" update is due to be released this coming June, as well as a slew of other apps. In other words, Nokia Lumia smartphones rock ;o)
33. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
808 pv was symbian based and m@@@@f@@r elope himself didnt marketed it well..even the units they produced was way lesser then any nokia, not because it was a dud but because windows 7 was main focus for nokia( which sucked a bad time). Thats what elope,s strategy otherwise nobdy,s interested in playing games all day. A nice camera phone is all many desire. As for lumia,s a new 808 sensor phone will definatly cm to nokia for sure cos its their technology and not copied frm smbdy and they havent played their cards yet..
18. PhoneCritic (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Understood. I don't know all the details yet so I will wait and see. Again the phone looks okay. The design is fine but I am hoping that it has some new innovating features too. Nokia can no doubt make great cameras they have proven it with the 920. I know this has been heard over and over again but if Nokia manufactured Android devices I believed it would be a battle between them and Samsung. Apple would have lost market shares long ago letting these two titans duke it out.
35. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
If Nokia had adopted Android early, then it probably would have been a battle between themselves and Samsung for the top spot. However, Nokia has more to gain at this stage being partners Microsoft, and their mapping services are a crucial element for WP8 that makes them indispensable.
36. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
hah dude if nokia starts android as their main o,s then samsung will bite the dust. But frankly nokia was litrally destroyed by android so they wont go vid it( hope so) and nokia still has jolla\sailfish as another company. Android is thriving on the fact that it has many cmpanies backing it up so obviously developers and apps + games will dfinatly profit n android whereas nokia is alone with meego and earlier with symbian but now windows is what many campnies like htc, huwei,and zte are following, the more the merrier.
. Anyways im nt saying android is bad at all its gud but resource hungry o.s n if u leave aside htc n sony , no other cmpny has done any justice to it. Nt even sammy. Bur still we can see where htc stands n where sammy stands. Anyways just give u n example that a phone name micromax canvas n canvas hd runs temple run 2 vid both 512mb ram n 1 gb vidout any stutter, same goes vid many games n apps they both run most f the stuff lagfree. Dats what is proper utilisation of resources vidout any extra cores nd i really appreciate the fact(may b dats vat really androis is). Nd their price is less then half of s3 n note 2.. In the end all i woould say that expect gud frm nokia, its innovative n unique in its own way vid design n specs.
23. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Flat glass with a ridge surrounding it like Lumia 900, no thanks, especially after i get to taste the curved glass of 920 while both most likely have the same specs. As for the EOS even if it is ugly i would consider, just for the camera.
28. akki20892 (Posts: 3895; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
now u said not wow, but i'm damn sure u will say wow tomorrow, i bet ya.
3. ecmedic4 (Posts: 321; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Ill save my opinion until after the announcement, when i know all the details. As of right now, the design doesnt look bad, its a change from past lumia's and i think looks quite nice. Again, ill save my full opinion though til i know all the details.
16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
the lumia design concept is stil the same, the main difference is the new aluminium material
22. ecmedic4 (Posts: 321; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Design concept may be the same, but its a lot thinner, and less rounded in the back it looks like, along with the aluminium instead of polycarbonate. Its still a change from past lumias. Im saving full judgement when i know all the details though.
4. smallworld (Posts: 481; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Meh seems like i've seen this design 10 times already ! And it looks a bit like the Huawei Ascend D2.
5. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I'm not gonna do what most people did for the s4 and just judge a book by it;s cover, I'm waiting to see the specs and features.
6. zeMOo (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
Will there be a live stream for tomorrow's event ?? Please comment whoever know something Thank you
29. akki20892 (Posts: 3895; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
wait for official release. Every leaked photos look bad, but actually real official photo look better than leaked one.
13. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Better bring something new to the table at least
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Now this is what I call a modern, sexy, stylish contempt looking phone, with no ugly curves, candybar looks. Almost an edge2edge concept design!
Well done Nokia, but that pathetic useless OS let it down, "Limited"
17. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
TROLL is a paid shill: his sole purpose is to spew hateful and dishonest comments towards Nokia and Microsoft. However, his pathetic comments are not worth the price they are paying him...
20. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
He gave credits to the design of the phone, so he isn't against Nokia, however he doesn't like WP8 and he's right to have an opinion. I don't like WP either : I'm not even going to bother mentionning the apps situation, but WP has a lot of issues : No notification center, Multitasking that requires to wait 'til an app resumes, no folders, the UI can sometimes be boring when it ends up being white text on a black background, no easy way to access, no native VPN connectivity, can't lock rotation, no costum brightness levels, stupid search button, IE not being a web standard, Stupid screen space management (you get a huge app logo or name that is just wasted space), keyboard doesn't take the whole screen space in landscape,status bar not always present, hard to get an idea of battery percentage, no folders, app sharing isn't as robust as android, limited lockscreen, Tellme is crap...
34. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
feres13L: I can see that you wish to to defend negative comments written by paid critics such as TROLL who are hostile to both Nokia and it's partner Microsoft. I think you are also a paid shill, otherwise you would not be so quick to condone the endless garbage spewed by TROLL and his various duplicate accounts that bash Nokia products and WP OS alike...
However, I am willing to counter your arguments, first by citing the fact that WP8 OS has existed for less than a full year year. It obviously lacks the refinemed edges of the latest version of Android, which Google has tweaked during the past five years. However, the Windows Blue update is scheduled to be released next month, and will likely correct or address all of the issues that you have cited as being of consequence.
WP8 APPS: 150,000 available for download. Not as large a collection as Android, but then forty percent of the junk that can be downloaded from the Google playstore is probably malicious malware anyway.
NOTIFICATION CENTER: Likely coming in the Win Blue update, and unlike Android OEM Vendors that fill their smartphones with bloatware, and also prevent immediate updates to the OS, Microsoft Windows Phone updates are directly available for installation on all WP devices, regardless of the company that made it.
MULTITASKING: I don't have problems switching between apps, and don't do any transcoding or other background applications that require more than one extra core. Also, WP8 OS itself is far leaner and faster than Android, and that explains why low end Lumia products destroy their Android competitors in terms of performance and price value.
NO FOLDERS: You can easily plug a WP8 device into your computer, and then access internal files as mass storage. You don't get easy access to the OS system files, but neither do malware developers...
BORING UI: Live Tiles work just fine, and the only thing boring and stupid is you.
VPN: Likely to show up in a month from now, in Windows Phone BLUE update. Hardly a deal breaker!
LOCK ROTATION: Another feature soon to be included in the update. Mildly annoying on occassion, but hardly a critical failure.
BRIGHTNESS LEVEL: I can easily set mine on my Lumia 920 under "settings", so f-ck you, and stop talking about things you have no clue about.
SEARCH BUTTON: Works fine, does what a button is supposed to do.
SCREEN SPACE: The installed app library is just fine, and only an incompetent fool would have trouble with it, or find it's use of space ineffectual.
KEYBOARD LANDSCAPE WIDTH: Stop b-tching about things that don't really matter. Learn to type.
STATUS BAR: Tap the top of your screen, and there it is again. Battery level is also displayed. Is it really that difficult a concept to master?
NO FOLDERS: You mentioned this twice? IDIOT.
37. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
I'm not buying a phone for what it's going to be but for what it is, so i don't care what windows blue is going to have since it isn't official, wait for the update to come and then we'll talk. My brother has an 8x so i know hhat i'm talking about : Notification center isn't here, vpn isn't here, lock rotation too. on screen keyboard does matter, and having a huge wasted space by a status bar witch should be on top is stupid, as for the folders i meant grouping apps into them, when you press the search button in the people app it takes you to bing, not to searching for contacts, you need to fing a software search icon for every app, there's no universal search, you can only adjust brightness on low, mid or high, not 64%, not 80%, not 25% you are restricted. As for multitasking you're limited to 8 apps(i think) and some old apps take a while to resume, and you can't close apps unless you keep tapping the back button. As for IE, not only MS didn't try to sync tabs between desktop and phone and tablet... but the UI is terrible ; you can't have both a refresh and tabs button, you can only pick one!As for having a HUGE app name like people or Xbox live on a 4.3" 720p device, alot of the screen space is wasted. As for battery level you don't have a precise number unless you go to battery saver in settings to get a percentage. And i forgot to add there's no week view in the calendar, there's no way to quickly access settings like gps or wifi from an app, there's no divx or xvid support, can't use mp3s are ringtones,there's no way to get details on an image like name or size or resolution, no call blocking,no downloading from ie...
21. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
I agree with troll though, the 925 looks sexy alot better design than my S4 but sadly, the OS is a let down when we are comparing it to android.
Android is the closest thing you can get to a computer, windows phone 8 is just too limited just like iOS but iOS has the apps and accessories to back it up.
15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
so this is what they call the new lumia flagship? how is this any different to 920 or 928 besides the new aluminium build?
Anyway we would need to wait and see when it is revealed
19. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)
was going to thumb you up for your moment on the design and you just had to bash the OS.. windows phone is still growing, i see lots of potentials in it..they just need to add more ideas and with time we'll be crying to have one
26. papss (unregistered)
This is the design I find attractive, reminds me of the same design Sony uses (which I also love), so it seems Nokia knows how to use other materials for folks who want something different. SS you listening?
27. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Active may just answer your request (the latter is a waterproof S4 but has aluminium grade material with the exact same specs as the standard S4).
This does look beautiful, just wish we had more info on the EOS but I fear it may be a no show for the 14th and we may just get the Lumia 625 instead.
30. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)
EOS is the one left, catwalk has the common lumia design
31. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
fanboy websites that openly support android will criticize this phone just like they criticize every Nokia/WP handset. I had my doubts as well, but once I saw that protruding hump I was convinced that this thing will indeed sport quite a decent camera (N8 quality IMHO)
32. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh come on, this is just some leaked photos, of course it will look average. Just wait for the damn official release, things will be different!