Nokia Lumia 925 charged in seconds with the use of... lightning!

We've seen our fair share of weird stuff on the internet, and in the smartphone category in particular. Nokia's latest exploit, however, is edging on the ludicrous. The company, soon to be a part of Microsoft, doesn't appear too concerned about the fact that its current identity is threatened with extinction and is seemingly continuing to do its own thing. To put this more explicitly, Nokia has enrolled the help of the University of Southampton and more specifically – its high voltage laboratory. 

In case you were wondering, this is where it gets weirdly awesome, for the duo had the goal of taming the raw energy of a lightning by simulating the charge produced during a strike, with the aim of charging a Lumia 925 through it. Well, what do you know – it worked, or so Nokia and the scientists behind the experiment claim: 

A flashy gimmick or an actual, useful experiment? Nobody can really tell just yet, though Nokia is certainly taking the opportunity to remind us of their early adoption of wireless charging technology. That would be quite alright with us, granted that Nokia comes up with an equally zippy real life application for this.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 925
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)



1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

That battery is going to explode!

2. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

No, it is Nokia and not Samsung.

9. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

and somewhere in China hundreds more iPhones explode as they attempt this trick.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia know how to make phones..........salute to nokia for making harder, tougher and excellent phones.

3. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Nice discovery.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Be careful while lightning if you have L 925 in your pocket, it can be charged within seconds and will charge you as well. :)

5. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

This is so cool.. This could be a very useful study..

6. UdhaiyaPrasanth

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

First Nokia 3310 and now this!

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

At the end of the video, the phone is charged just for a small percentage of its capacity, so what's the point of all this? It's a nice marketing video, a fun thing to watch, but when on the same day you read about the Fujitsu Arrow A (on this website) that can be actually be charged in 10 minutes with an amount of energy sufficient for the whole day you think that Nokia could invest their money better (i.e. do actual research instead of marketing).

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

this is a lot more than a marketing video !!!

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wall output is more than enough for a phone to charge very fast. The only problem is nobody has found out how to do it without doing major damage to the phone or battery.

11. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Not true. Check out this battery site. she invented a faster charging better battery.

12. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

what!! , are you going to charge your mobile using lighting?, its a cool idea, but how exactly will it be used in practical life ?

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