The succesor of Nokia Lumia 920 has just gone better with upgraded UI and looks. Nokia Lumia 925 comes with excellent features at a good price.The Pureview camera is as good as its predecessor which gives the best results even in low light also. The AMOLED display and fast processor combines well with Windows Phone 8 to deliver an excellent performance overall.
However, if camera is all you need and have a better budget, you can consider Nokia Lumia 1020 as well.
Display and Configuration
Nokia Lumia 925 sports a 4.5 inches of Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 768x1280 pixels and a depth of 16M of colors. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It runs on Windows Phone v8 operating system and has been powered with 1.5GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor paired up with 1GB of RAM.
Camera and Memory
Nokia Lumia 925 packs a 8.7 MP of rear camera along with Dual LED Flash, Face Detection, Autofocus, Geo tagging, Back illuminated sensors, optical and Digital image stabilization and with a resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. It also has a 1.2 MP of front camera with 1280x720 pixels HD resolution.
The device also featured with a 16GB of internal Storage Capacity for best support to it.
Connectivity and Battery
First i ordered this mobile from snapdeal.com they promised me they will deliver in 2 days but usual business tricks at end of the day they called me and told 7 business days so i cancelled the order.nnFlipkart attracted me for extra 10% discount if i use my HDFC Credit card. I ordered this mobile on 26th Dec with one day guarantee delivery with order no OD31226031584 they delievered next day evening i was very happy to receive but after that i got shocked. The aluminium case was having some gap with the back side plastic finishing also the lock button was not working and the camera button is too hard. When i just capture a photo the phone heated like anything.nnI called the customer care and blasted so they arranged for pickup and promised me they deliever new mobile this time.nnI believed and collected my new mobile on 28th of December i opened the package and saw the mobile was not having the previous defects but i suspect the phone was used by somebody else. After few hours usage i found the touch panel gorilla glass was broken at the corner and could see it. Also the Sim cover is broken.nnI really felt bad for ordering this phone from flipkart delivering defective products from WS retails now they put this as OUT OF STOCK. They trying to cheat customer by sending the defective products. Also i am surprised to see how a FLIPKART app is pre-installed in Micorsoft Software :(nnI will never ever never ever never ever order any such good from online its better to go to nearest store and get trusted products.nnjust for seeking 2K profit i lost my time and felt bad not to buy smartphones at all..nnThis is very worst experience sending defective product 2nd time. I asked for refund and thank god it got credited in my account.
One of the best windows phone products at the moment before GDR3 Devices hit the market. [[Update:GDR3 devices launched, check out the 1520 and 1350]]. On time Delivery so no complaints there.nnWhat You'll Love:nn*HD AMOLED Screen. Amazing Visibility even when brightness is set to low and it looks gorgeous cause of the absolute Blacks. (Picked it up over the 920 due to this)n*Great PPI(Youre not going to notice the minute difference between HD and Full HD on a screen of only 4.5 Inches.n*Build quality, Premium feel, Thinness and Light weight.n*External Speaker and sound quality ( Yeah the speaker is at the back but its not an issue at all)n*Camera (Now comes with the revamped "Nokia Camera" app which merges Pro Cam and Smart Cam.n*Comes with "Nokia Music" app, Free downloads for 1 year and unlimited "Mix Radio" streaming for the lifetime of the handset.n*Here Navigation suite for truly offline voice navigation for walk and driving (Trust me you don't wanna be stuck with Google maps or Apple maps when you are lost and don't have a data plan or have no signal)n*Nokia Glance Screen and Glance Backgrounds [[Update: Glance Notifications]]n*SkyDrive. Set it up properly on your computer and you'll have a seamless experience.n*Free Office Apps including Word, Excel and One Note.n*Phone will not lag and restart and die on you.nnnSome Myths Clarified:nn*Instagram, Vine, [[Update: Official apps now available though I would suggest installing 6tag client over the official app]] Facebook messenger (built into the messaging hub) and YouTube are all available. They currently have amazing Third Party apps (6tag, 6sec, MetroTube) with Official versions coming with the launch of GDR3 Devices.n*Windows Phones don't lag or have viruses. Just cause they have lower specs than Android does not make it slower. n*Not all the apps are paid, even if the one you want is paid it probably has a trial version which is the full version but with adverts. There are also a lot of free apps.n*Windows Phone 8 has Bluetooth and can send songs. [[Update: Now updated to Bluetooth 4.0 LE]]n*There are many browsers available apart from I.E (Maxthon, UC Browser, Surf Cube, Surfy, Nokia Xpress Browser to name a few)n*WP8 supports USB drag and drop. You don't need a companion app such as Zune or iTunes.n*Lock Screen Rotation Lock Available with the GDR3 Update [[Available Now]]n*Has a Radion*Gmail is available.nnWhat You Won't Like:nn*WP8 Still doesn't have as many games as iOS and Android. However loads have been announced including Temple Run 2, Asphalt 8: Airborne etc. [[update: Asphalt 8 now available]] [[Update 2: TR2,Subway surfers now launched]]n*Only 16 GB non-expandable memory ( I don't have an issue with 5GB still remaining but some people might) [[Update: Only 1GB left]]n*Creating playlists is not exactly intuitive but the music app will definitely be updated.n[[Update:Create Playlists by adding songs to "now playing" listby going to songs and clicing the left of the screen to get the tick boxes and select create (make sure no song is already playing)]]n*No Notification center which is easily rectified by tile notifications. This way you don't get annoyed by stupid app notifications asking you to open the game and play or that there is a discount available on coin purchases. [[Update: Notification Center a.k.a Action center available with WP 8.1 UpdatennWhat You Get:nn*A premium designed phone with amazing Hardware and Design (People are going to drool at this beauty)n*A Fluid experience Out of the box with WP8. (Unlike Android which lags after a few weeks ( I own 2 android devices A Galaxy note 10.1 and an Xperia S) You don't need Quad-cores or Octa-Cores for the OS to run smooth even after a year of usage it will still be smooth.n*Great navigation, Music and Social experience.n*Good Battery life.n*Great Camera.n*Up-gradable to Windows Phone 8.1 (Blue)n*Nokia's own software optimization and apps.nnWhat You WON'T Get:nn [[Update: Available now]] *A notification center (Not right now at least until WP 8.1)n*Notification Light (Not needed as we will get notifications on the glance screen)n*Viruses (That's a good thing, WP8 and Windows Desktop are not the same)n*No SD card Slot.(Availableon other models)n*No USB OTG or HDMI. There is DLNA to share with a DLNA TV (Nokia app: Play To)nn [[Update: Following Restriction removed]] [[Update: this seems to be an Issue with quite a number of people: You cant send songs from your music list on Whatsapp. You can receive them but they will be saved in the Whatsapp app rather than the music app. But you CAN send and receive Photos, Videos and Recordings and they will be saved on the phone memory. This limitation is only with Music files.
Quad core 2.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.5 GHz
2 GB vs 1 GB
Higher primary camera resolution:
20 MP vs 8.7 MP
More internal memory:
32 GB vs 16 GB
Higher secondary camera resolution:
1.3 MP vs 1.2 MP
Lower primary camera resolution:
8 MP vs 8.7 MP
5 inches vs 4.5 inches
Quad core 2.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.5 GHz
2 GB vs 1 GB
6 inches vs 4.5 inches
Dual core 1.7 GHz vs Dual core 1.5 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
3400 mAH vs 2000 mAH
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