The Nokia Lumia 925 was launched in London a few months back, as the company’s answer to all the issues related to the Lumia 920. Concerns of bulk, thickness and similar looking design were addressed, with the Lumia 925 sporting a new Aluminium based design, a thinner and lighter build, bringing along some needed changes. The Lumia 920 was already a well rounded flagship smartphone, and with Nokia supposedly fixing all of its issues in the 925, does it make it the best Windows Phone currently available in the market? Our detailed review might help answering that question, read on.
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Over a week ago, we conducted a quick blind test between the Nokia Lumia 925 and other popular devices. We had also opened two polls for you, the readers, to find out which one of them the Lumia 925 was, and which one of them produced the best results. Having amassed over a thousand votes, it is now time to reveal all the full resolution samples and the respective devices that were used to shoot them. Are you ready?
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The Nokia Lumia 925 launched just six days back in India with a price tag of Rs. 33,499. It was announced back in May, as a refreshed alternative to people who didn’t like the bulk and design of the good old Nokia Lumia 920. The camera was supposedly improved, along with the build and design, with a six element lens and all new algorithms, while retaining all the PureView OIS goodness that the 920 was known for. While the Lumia 920 was good, it had problems with defocused softer photos and overall unreliable performance, making it a tougher buy when compared to other flagships. But, does the Lumia 925 fix that? Can it produce better pictures than competing flagship devices? Exactly what we are going to see today.
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Much has been said about the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its amazing camera prowess, but what made it fun was using the camera interface. Yes, the interface, also known as the Nokia Pro Cam, provided the much needed control and versatility for the robust camera hardware that Nokia packed in the Lumia 1020. But the other PureView devices are no exception either and Nokia made sure that 920, 925 and 928 users get the Pro Cam, and eventually they did. We immediately installed it onto the Nokia Lumia 925 and found it to work really well, just like how we found it on the Lumia 1020 earlier. So, we made a video to show you how awesome it is, take a look at the video walk through below and go past the break for a detailed walk through in images and text with bonus samples –
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The Nokia Lumia 925 just launched in India for a price of Rs. 33,499 and has started to arrive in retail stores. While it is slowly trickling down to the end user with a premise of it being good at all things camera, we sought to test out each and every feature of the camera in a series of posts, as announced in the launch post. To kickstart the series, we are testing out the most prominent feature out of the global Lumia 925 keynote, the Nokia Smart Camera app. What is it and what does it do? Dive in and find out.
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We just witnessed the Nokia Lumia 925 go on sale from the official Indian online store for Rs. 34, 169 but curiously, without much fanfare. Well, Nokia has compensated for that now, with their launch event in New Delhi today. Yes, the Nokia Lumia 925 is finally official, and comes with a price tag of a slightly lesser Rs. 33, 499. The latest all rounded flagship from Nokia is aimed at fixing the few hardware problems the Lumia 920 had, for instance, the design, build and weight. Sporting an all new aluminium build with some hardware improvements like the six element camera lens, the Lumia 925 is for people who didn’t want the Lumia 920 because of the bulk or the used up design.It is kind of interesting to see that Nokia has built a nice little portfolio of Windows Phone devices for India with over 12 devices being introduced in the market so far.
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Nokia Lumia 925 that went on pre-order online in India last week, is now available from the official Nokia Shop. It was announced back in May and packs a 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels)Pure Motion HD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen ClearBlack display, powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 with the Amber update that adds glance screen and other new features. It packs a 8.7MP auto focus rear camera with 6 element lens, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual LED flash and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. Nokia Pro Camera that is present in the Lumia 1020 is now available for the Lumia 925.
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Nokia Lumia 925 that was announced back in May, is now available for pre-order in India at a price or Rs. 33,999 from online retailer Flipkart. It has a 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels)Pure Motion HD+ Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen ClearBlack display, powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 with the Amber update that adds glance screen and other new features. The Lumia 925 went on sale back in June starting from Germany. It packs a 8.7MP auto focus rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual LED flash and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. It has 6 element lens and supports upto 3200 ISO.
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Nokia has launched three flagship models on the three main US carriers, with two models being a global version. The 920 launched first, with the 928 and the 925 following it up with some improvements here and there. The 925 being the latest one with some improvements, the only question that props up is, is it good enough to be an upgrade from the other two? Lets find out. Watch the video for a quick look and jump past the break for some detailed camera comparisons and stills.
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We have been playing around with the Nokia Lumia 925 for a while, and had unboxed it to provide a first look of the device, but there is a lot more to talk about. While the 4.5 inch AMOLED screen, the six element lens and the new design and build are the major hardware changes from the 920, the software here is the star, called as the Nokia Amber update. The Amber update, is actually additive to the Windows Phone GDR2 release that brings some minor improvements to all Windows Phone devices. The Amber update though, brings a lot of usable improvements exclusively to Nokia Lumia devices. Lets go through every one of them.
Psst, if you’re lazy to go through the text, here’s a video explaining every feature in the Amber update –
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Camera360 has partnered with Nokia to pre-install the Camera360 app on the Lumia 925, the latest Lumia smartphone. The app would come pre-loaded on the device following its sales start in China from 28th June 2013. So it is clear that only new devices would come with the app pre-installed, since we did not find the app on our device that we unboxed last month. Camera360 has also announced that the app has been optimized for the device for better images. Continue reading “Camera360 app to be pre-installed on the Nokia Lumia 925”
“Too fat and heavy” some shouted, and Nokia listened. The Nokia Lumia 925 fixes the two biggest complaints of then prospective Lumia 920 buyers, its thickness and weight. While the 925 does have some more features(or lack thereof) for differentiation, it was mostly like a hotfix patch for the Lumia 920. We had checked out the device earlier at the launch event in London. It looked a lot different and shied away from the colourful Lumia legacy with a more conservative look with Nokia having brought back aluminium into its fold again. But personally, not having had a personal hands on experience with the Lumia 925(unlike Varun) made me skeptical of the design, until now. Yes, the ritualistic unboxing shattered some pre-conceived notions of mine. We have thus documented the box contents and my initial impressions of the device in this video, watch –
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Nokia has announced that the Lumia 925 would go on sale starting today in Germany. It was announced last month. It has a 4.5 inch (1280×768 pixel) AMOLED display and an aluminium frame that makes the phone thinner and lighter. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8.7MP auto focus camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), dual LED flash and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. It has 6 element lens and supports upto 3200 ISO. It has the Smart Camera that offers lot of new features. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 925 sales begin starting from Germany, Adds Glance Screen”
It was February 2012, good year after the big announcement when Nokia bid a huge farewell to Symbian in the form of the Nokia 808 PureView launch at MWC. While it lost a legacy, the company actually solidified and stretched its R&D superiority in smartphone cameras. Building on the Lumia 920’s anti-shake merits, Nokia plans to do a repeat of the earlier success, but now with its main strategic flagship OS, Windows Phone. That said, we had just witnessed a barrage of leaks regarding the successor to the Nokia 808, called the Nokia EOS(a codename) PureView, with its circular camera facade housing the purported 41 MP sensor. Unsurprisingly, more images have now leaked, that add more credibility to the earlier rumour. Lets discuss and speculate with the new leaked images then.
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We have been bringing you a lot of Nokia Lumia 925 coverage live from London, including a photo gallery, a Lumia 925 hands on and even a Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison video, so, following that tradition, here is our comparison of the Lumia 925 with its older brother, the Lumia 920. It is an interesting comparison because the Lumia 925 is a natural evolution of the Lumia 920, with it fixing many perceived flaws and shortcomings like thickness, weight and slightly mushy camera. Here is a quick comparison video to let you know some of the changes –
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