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

Nokia Lumia 925 maintains full bars, antenna not plagued by
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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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)




Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yeah duhh, this is Nokia and not iphone!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It looks like both in resemblance™

15. Red-Pain

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

No, it wasn't.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Then who was? ™

24. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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!

25. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 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....

18. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

True, lol

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

5. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

13. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

22. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

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

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

16. papss unregistered

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

19. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

27. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Never drop a Nokia phone. Your floor will be broken

28. waveydavey

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 07, 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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