Nokia Lumia 925 Review

When Nokia released the Lumia 920, it was packed with some of the best hardware you could find in a Windows Phone, such as the fantastic optically-stabilized camera, PureMotion HD+ display and an OS fresh from Microsoft’s update center. But many reviewers, including myself, found that the thick and heavy design wasn’t representative of Nokia’s best effort, and didn’t give the fantastic hardware the body it deserved.

Nokia Lumia 925 – $590 (unlocked)

  • 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 AMOLED display (334 ppi)
  • Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 2
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chipset
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 8.7 MP camera, Zeiss f/2.0 lens, dual LED flash, OIS, 1080p video
  • 2,000 mAh, 8.4 Wh internal battery
  • LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 139 grams, 8.5mm thick

Enter the Lumia 925, Nokia’s answer to the complaints. It ditches the thick polycarbonate shell, hefty slab of glass and space-consuming LCD display for a mostly aluminum body with an AMOLED screen. In the process of changing a few components and materials, the Lumia flagship has shed some weight, dropping to 139 grams and 8.5mm thick (from 185g/10.7mm), giving it an all new breath of life.

Aside from the size, a few other aspects of the phone have been optimized, including a some cool software tweaks by Nokia, and revamped camera firmware that should take better advantage of the 8.7-megapixel rear camera. But are the changes too late? Is this the Lumia we should have had at the launch of Windows Phone 8?

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