Nokia Lumia 925: Luminiary Or Mediocre

The Nokia Lumia 925 is a Windows Smartphone which serves as a successor to Lumia 920 and a predecessor to Lumia 1020. It was introduced with a view to become the best Windows flagship phone in the market, and some might say it has not disappointed.

Build

The Nokia Lumia 925 is regarded as the best looking Nokia smartphone, largely because of the aluminium casing which surrounds it. It is much sleeker and lighter than its predecessor. The front of the device features a glass panel that houses a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, which merges seamlessly with the aluminium body. The three Windows Phone navigation keys are located just below the display. The front camera and the earpiece are on top of the display. The back of the phone features the large camera, and a white colored plastic plate.

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Camera

The Lumia 920 possesses a large 8.7 mega-pixel camera, indicating that Nokia means business while competing with the other smartphones in the market. The camera is packed with a myriad of features. Colour reproduction is extremely accurate and a lot of details are retained. The high point is that the Lumia can efficiently take pictures in low-light conditions. Image stabilisation is another strength of the camera. Nokia has enabled the phone to absorb shocks while clicking photos and the results are breath-taking. The SmartCam app takes a sequence of 10 photos and allows the user to choose the best out of them, or combine all of them using different effects. It also allows the user to choose the best faces in a photo or remove objects from a particular photo. The 1.3 mega-pixel front camera can take good shots and can be used for video chats as well.

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Software

The Lumia 925 comes with an updated Windows Phone 8 OS. While the update doesn’t bring any major changes in terms of the user interface or features, it does bring FM radio, improvements to the camera software and SmartCam. Nokia’s new update brings Glance Screen, which allows the phone to display the time, battery status and vibrate mode indicator in standby mode.

Performance and Battery Life

The phone is powered by a dual-core processor. There is no lag while conducting different application-based operations on the phone. Call quality is top notch and the phone latches on to range even in weak reception areas.  The storage capacity of 16 GB is not expandable. Battery (non-removable) lasts a full day and if WiFi and brightness settings are managed, it can stretch to more than a day.

Verdict

The Nokia Lumia 925 is undoubtedly the best Windows Phone smartphone available in the market. At Rs. 33,499, Nokia has priced the phone sensibly though it faces stiff competition from the likes of the iPhone 4S, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G, Sony Xperia SP and previous generation Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X+. The Lumia 925 should have been the first flagship Windows Phone device. Having said that, it’s evident that Nokia continues to innovate.

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Picture courtesy- microsoft.com, pocket-lint.com, cloudfront.net


by techtalks @TechTalks March 2, 2015 6:59 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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