Nokia Lumia 925: what PureView Lumia should have been originally

Nokia Lumia 925: what PureView Lumia should have been originally
The Nokia Lumia 925 has just arrived and we can’t shrug off the feeling that it is the Lumia that Nokia should have announced last year - slimmer, lighter, with an aluminum frame and a PureView camera yet with the same sized battery.

There is definitely nothing new in terms of processing power and screen technology. The Lumia 925 has the same 4.5-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display (this time it’s AMOLED, like on the Lumia 928) with super sensitive touch.

The handset also features the same old dual-core Snapdragon S4 with 1GB of RAM, a configuration that sounds decidedly mid-range nowadays. The camera looks like the same 8.7-megapixel one with a optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens. It’s also got Wireless Charging and it also makes the phone thick as you have to dress it in a special case.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is basically on many levels the same old Nokia Lumia 920 but without its heft and bulkiness, and with a sleeker camera interface. Nokia calls it Smart Camera and plans to bring it to all other Windows Phone 8 Lumias. Is it worth upgrading to the Lumia 925 now? Probably not, but for new users wanting to explore Windows Phone this seems like the new standard.

And here is a recap of the Lumia 925 features and spec highlights.

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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)

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40 Comments

1. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Still not impressed.

10. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Am I the only one who feel this looks worse than the Lumia 920. And the colors Nokia chose is awful

17. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

You are not alone, I feel exactly the same.

40. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

worst is the price. $600+ for a mid tier phone. :/

22. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

smart camera feature like drama shot in s4

24. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Dude, there have been a few standalone apps on iOS and Android that did the same. Drama shot on S4 is nothing to go gaga about!

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i didnt know that...let me know abt some i really want to try one

27. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Action snap, QuadCamera - MultiShot, Photoburst, etc.

30. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

drama shot is way different ....

32. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

Looks like you don't have an idea about what drama shot does.

2. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

vodafone has 32gb version but exclusive.

3. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

its like nokia 700 to 701 all over again.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Too big. Rather just wait for the EOS, where camera quality will justify the size. Wait, wasn't the EOS supposed to be announced today or something?

8. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

The only people pushing the EOS announcement were the very same that are so heavily immersed in NOK short positions that BS is the only thing left working for them.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i feel sorry for the people who waited this long just to get a slap on the face with this event... sorry folks gotta wait longer for the EOS.

6. WinC76 unregistered

This phone looks ugly compared to the 920.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Looks are highly subjective, but I agree. The more rounded 900/920 unibody is undeniably Nokia and quite attractive. This could be any midrange LG. I'd trade thinness for style that stands out.

23. WinC76 unregistered

Quite true. But this design doesn't spell out Nokia. It's like all of a sudden Nokia decided to ditch the previous design that worked well and replace it with something a bit boring. I just think they should have continued the 920 style trend but improve it along the way rather than just make this.

7. aelliott

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2010

"The handset also features the same old dual-core Snapdragon S4 with 1GB of RAM, a configuration that sounds decidedly mid-range nowadays." For crying out loud, this is NOT a point of criticism! WindowsPhone does NOT NEED quad-core and masses of RAM compared to Android phones to work smoothly. Why even raise the issue..........it's NOT an issue!!!!!!!!

13. jbitounis

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

...aaaand this is what we can call bias, people: raising non-existent issues (in this case: old processor, low RAM) and creating impressions (mid-range specifications). Congrtas, PA, you're almost reaching GSMArena-levels of bias.

15. aelliott

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2010

Actually, I find TechRadar to be about the worst.

26. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

"Weak Analogy Explanation Arguments by analogy rest on a comparison. Their logical structure is this: (1) A and B are similar. (2) A has a certain characteristic. Therefore: (3) B must have that characteristic too. For example, William Paley’s argument from design suggests that a watch and the universe are similar (both display order and complexity), and therefore infers from the fact that watches are the product of intelligent design that the universe must be a product of intelligent design too." An argument by analogy is only as strong as the comparison on which it rests. The weak analogy fallacy (or “false analogy”, or “questionable analogy”) is committed when the comparison is not strong enough."

29. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The comparison seems pretty damn strong to me. We're not comparing ambiguities like "order and complexity," we're comparing solid features such as "dual-core Snapdragon processors" and "1 GB of RAM." The weakest point of the comparison is the difference between operating systems.

9. pitak

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

wow nice phone

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Never mind, I will just wait for the EOS. -_-

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i think Eos is testing right now with quad core and 1080p.

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

......and with 41MP camera! :)

14. papss unregistered

I love the way it looks but its still the same phone.. Now I know how Android users feel

16. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Mmmm I'd rather get the Lumia 920, it has 32Gb of internal memory compared to Lumia 925's 16Gb. I expected more from this event :(

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The "pureview" camera is the same as the 920: why should things be different if it has the same sensor (which is just a standard sensor)?

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