Announced back mid of May, the Nokia Lumia 925 is Nokia's latest high-end Windows Phone smartphone for Europe and other non-American countries. Nokia called the Lumia 925 "a new interpretation of its award-winning Lumia 920" and indeed, it follows the design language but comes with updated features and materials by introducing a metal design. The Lumia 925 runs on Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm S4 MSM8960+WTR CPU. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, quadband UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42.2 Mbps down at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz as well as pentaband LTE up to 100 Mbps down at 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz.
Other connectivity includes Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi a/b/g/n and NFC, as well as the so typical FM radio. Last but not least, the 925 comes with a couple of sensors which includes an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and magnetometer.
Somehow high-end but still Windows Phone 8 typical is the Lumia 925's touch screen which features a 4.5" WXGA HD OLED ClearBlack display at 1280 x 768 pixels and an aspect ratio of 15:9. It comes with a pixel density of 334 ppi and a super sensitive capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 2 glass which even allows to interact with gloves and long fingernails. Initially announced with 16 GB flash storage only, there's also a 32 GB version available. Borth versions come with 1 GB of RAM.
Not a surprise at all is the fact that the Lumia's 8.7 megapixel PureView auto focus camera comes with a Carl Zeiss Tessar optic which features f/2.0 at 26 mm and true 16:9 optics with a 1.3" sensor; optical image stabilization and short pulse high power dual LED flash for still images and videos. The main camera is capable to record full HD 1080p video at 30 fps. The front facing camera supports 720p HD videos and 1.2 megapixel still images.
Other than that, the Lumia 925 comes with the Windows Phone typical front facing and touch sensitive menu buttons as well as the dedicated camera key on the right side. On the top, the 925 features a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, a micro USB port for charging and the micro SIM card slot. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia range of Lumia smartphones, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black (photographed bellow). A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone, for which the pogo pins are used.
The Lumia 925 measures 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm and weights, including the the non-removable 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery 139 g.
The Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 is now available in selected markets across Europe. The suggested retail price, without a subscription, was announced with 469 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne