The Nokia Lumia 925: A Review

Nokia Lumia 925Everybody knows that the Finnish company Nokia has been in troubled waters during the recent years. When formerly it has secured the spot as one of the most popular and most sold Smartphone brands in the world, it has now already given way to other Smartphone companies such as Apple, Samsung Electronics, and HTC. There are many factors that contributed to Nokia’s steady decline, such as its incapacity to innovate and the better performance of other Smartphone companies.

Now and then, Nokia manages to clinch some small victories, just like when the Nokia Lumia 900 bagged several design awards. All is not lost for Nokia, too, since it has a relatively stable market in Asia, where consumers are buying cheaper, older models.

This year, in a bid to regain some decent standing in the Smartphone market, and again banking on the appeal of a Windows 8 operating system, is set to release its newest flagship Windows Smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 925. Nokia markets the Lumia 925 as “the world’s most innovative Smartphone”. This announcement came only weeks after the Finnish company announced that it will release Nokia Lumia 928, a slimmer version of the Nokia Lumia 900.

The Nokia 925 is said to be an even sleeker version of the Lumia 900, and is also made of better materials, making it somewhat similar to Taiwan-based HTC’s latest flagship Smartphone, the HTC One. The Nokia 925 also boasts of a 1280 x 768 pixel AMOLED display, which is the maximum pixel size that a Windows Phone 8 can, not to mention a higher-pixel rear-facing camera.

The Lumia 925 also sports an external antenna with metal that goes around the smartphones body like a continuous band, coupled with non-conductive bands. Build-wise, the Smartphone seems to be just like any other Lumia Smartphones, consisting of plastic, glass and metal, but you can put it side by side with other top Smartphones in terms of durability.

When it comes to the internal specifications of this Smartphone, the Finnish company did not bother to steer away significantly from what it has done with the Nokia Lumia 920 and 928. It boasts of a 1.5GHz ARM processor since Windows Phone 8 cannot support a quad-core chip. Though this might seem to be a rather slow processor, the Nokia Lumia platform does not really need a faster chip since it has a leaner and more efficient code. This Smartphone also includes 32GB of flash, not to mention the onboard storage inside.

In terms of camera performance, Nokia Lumia 925 offers a new camera feature—Oggl—which is also available for iOS Smartphone. This app allows you to maximize your social networking accounts, as it consolidates the pictures on your camera. You can upload these pictures to a different cloud service. It also has a Food Filter, which optimizes the images that you take with your phone.

There is a software mode called the Nokia Smart Camera, which allows users to superimpose other shots on a specific photo that was taken. The user interface sports the same Windows Metro tiles with a Fisher-Price interface.

Nokia announced that the Lumia 925 will be available in Europe and the US in June this year.

Photo by NokiaInnovation.

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