Thin Nokia Lumia 925 announced with PureView camera and AMOLED display

Nokia is taking to the stage today, and announced the Lumia 925, a pretty metal-rimmed Windows Phone 8 device, which was long-rumored under the Catwalk codename. We've got a 4.5" 1280x768 pixels HD AMOLED display with the ClearBlack filter, which Nokia said is its brightest OLED used to date, and can be operated with gloves.

The phone is made of polycarbonate, but sports an aluminum side frame, which also serves as the antenna, and the 8.7 MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash and optical image stabilization, as found on the Lumia 920. Nokia said the camera algorithms have been significantly improved as well, so all that is left now is to gauge what changes are there from the first samples.

The camera unit might use the same sensor, but the lens module is different than the one on the 920, and features six-element lenses, a world first, and ISO that goes up to the staggering 3200, almost eliminating the need for a Xenon flash like on the Lumia 928 for Verizon.

The wireless charging capabilities from its predecessor are here as well, but via a separate snap-on cover, hence the phone is much, much thinner and lighter than the 920, at 8.5 mm and 139 grams, respectively. There is LTE and HSPA+ 4G connectivity, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon inside, the typical 1 GB of RAM plus 16 GB of internal memory (no card slot), and a 2000 mAh sealed battery to back it all up.

A new Smart Camera app takes pictures in a 5 MP mode, and an upcoming Oggl app from the Hipstamatic guys seems to be landing as well, to add to the Lumia 925 experience.

The Smart Camera app contains new features you can't find in the default Windows Phone camera interface, like Best Shot (suggesting the best of 10 frames), Action Shot (superimposes different frames on top of each other), Motion Blur shot and so on.

There is also a Best Faces mode, which keeps the best view of your headshot, and a mode that filters out unwanted people from your pictures. Whatever you do, you can go back and edit it again and again until you get the desired results.

Later in the summer the Smart Camera app will be available via the Nokia Lumia Amber update to previous Windows Phone devices of the company. Of course the offline HERE mapping and navigation suite, as well as the exclusive Nokia Music are also available for the 925. Nokia also bragged that 90% of the top 50 apps on other platforms are available in the Windows Store's 145, 000 apps and counting.

The handset comes in white, black or gray and will ship in June for about $616 (EUR 469) before subsidies. The US will be getting it on T-Mobile as a flagship device, but the phone will also land on the world's largest carrier China Mobile. Specific announcement for larger availability in other regions will be rolled out in the next few weeks.

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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. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

AMOLED Display(Deep Blacks) + Windows Phone=Perfect Match for the Lumia 925

41. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Same Lumia 920 phone with few tweaking here and there! Its okay but not what we expected! Nokia Lumia EOS will be my cup of tea!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yikes, i'm hearing that the design and the switch to AMOLED are the only hardware changes going on here. that's not good and what's more with this one you'll have to buy an accessory to be able to use wireless charging. yeah...not good.

19. Networst101

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

its nokia lumia 920's nothing changes

74. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

well, it is smaller in volume,ligther and all that, plus iso 3200 !!

3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

not nokia's fault. microsoft should have added support for 1080p displays, quad cores and more megapixels last year with wp8.

21. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Of course the fault is of Nokia, they chose them.

28. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

true...true..what bugs me is that when they announced wp8, they said they added support for "multiple cores", not just dual cores. 720p i can live with, but slow processor? not so much.

39. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

No, they said the Kernel supports 64 cores, not the OS.

42. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

as a consumer, i dont give a damn about that. microsoft is dragging nokia down. now we'll have wait another 5 months to see eos

68. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Why do you care how many cores the processor has or how many MP the camera has or What screen resolution, if the applications and the OS running fast, the camera has amazing quality and the screen is brilliant? Look at the Galaxy S4 lag with the new processor

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Pretty much in love with it!!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012


52. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Edit: pretty much in love with the aluminum body.

5. salehsobhan

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Deeply disappointed.

13. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

Me too... Not even a xenon flash... wtf...

15. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

me three :(


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Fsnas your Avatar is so funny™

6. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I love everything but the design, specifically those four black bands on the sides. Nokia should have placed them more elegantly, like with the iPhone.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hahahaha Lmfao, only an updated camera, wow this is so amazing. No upgrade to Cpu, Gpu, no 1080p screen, nor 400ppi. All 2012 handsets cameras are great, but does any-one bother about camera now adays, it's all about specs, even Apple and every manufacturers do upgrade, but Nokia dosen't, pathetic. How so sad. ™

24. Red-Pain

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

yeah, i know right !!! WAKE THE HELL UP!! Microsoft isn't allowing for quad-core neither does it allow for 1080p screens, so how can they upgrade from the hardware side ! but unlike other companies they upgraded the best feature they have to be even better - their camera software - so i don't blame them for 2012 specs rather i appreciate the announcement of this looks nice, premium materials *cough*rather than the same old crappy plastic*cough*, and a thin body. Wasn't everybody complaining about how heavy and thick the lumia 920 was, here you go a thin, light body for you so you don't complain, yet you keep doing what you do best trolling !! And about nokia not announcing the Lumia EOS, I'm actually glad they didn't cuz it is still the same limited WP8, i would rather have them announce it later this year after the new update bringing 1080p screen and quad-core processors (although WP8 doesn't need them)

26. Red-Pain

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

WP8 doesn't need quad-core processors only, 1080p screens is a must* just so you don't understand my last sentence in a wrong way :D


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Then why choose that pathetic useless OS, even BB, iOs is much better Wp9 will need quadcore cpus.

25. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

I'm trying to find some wisdom in your posts but I can not, this is not the next flagship frome Nokia, so why they need update the Cpu and Gpu!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Common sense, any electrical or mechanical products needs, requires an update for part reserve power and torque. Keep up with time, 2012 is gone. Anything, everything a progress is an utmost a pinnacle. It feels better and good. Wouldn't you love that extra power, what-ever it is, when a new product is in line. Looks like you're just an old-skool or a vintage person, as long as it works,it's fine for you. ™

76. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

The thing is, WP8 does not need nor does it even support the specs your saying it needs. It runs perfectly smooth on what hardware is in it as the OS is optimized very well, just like iOS. Specs dont mean everything, except to a specs monger/troll (not referring to your name). Software optimization has a lot to do with how smoothly and efficiently the phone will run, look at the S4, samsung add all their bloat and gimmicks and it lags, on some of the best specs out right now. Some of the "features" are just a double of what android already does, samsung just slapped their name on it, i.e. S-beam. Ppl need to stop looking at specs only.

36. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

why are you not bashing iphone that also has dual core


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Custom made Exynos chip A6. By Samsung, which preforms 20% better vs a crapdragon standard commercial typical chips. Apple uses the best in Cpu and Gpu, pvrsgx543 vs Adreno, please™

69. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Allow me to disagree! Look at the Galaxy S4 lag badly with the new Exynos processor

64. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

When did iPhone 5 come out ?

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