On the heels of rumors and Nokia’s own teasers, the Lumia 925 is finally official. The Finnish smartphone manufacturer unveiled Tuesday its latest flagship device and a major change in the company’s design for Lumia phones: the use of aluminum for the handset’s casing in lieu of just the usual polycarbonate material.
Given that the Nokia Lumia 925 is powered by Windows Phone 8, the same operating system found in Nokia’s previous flagship devices (the Lumia 920 and Lumia 928), you can mostly experience the same functionality. However, there are a couple of software tweaks here and there, such as the new Nokia Smart Camera mode that lets you take multiple shots and apply aftereffects (e.g., Best Shot, Motion Focus, and Action Shot).
The change in Nokia Lumia 925 is even more noticeable in the hardware department. The aforementioned switch to aluminum casing is one. For another, size-spec aficionados are surely going to love the smaller dimensions — 5.08 inches long, 2.78 inches wide, and 0.33 inch thick — that leaves the 4.5-inch screen real estate intact. By comparison, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 928 measures 5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in and 5.24 x 2.71 x 0.40 in, respectively. The slender body is what really catches our attention, since we find the other two devices particularly bulky. The same spectacular camera found in the Lumia 928 is carried over to the Nokia Lumia 925, but now comes with an added physical lens to improve picture quality in both bright and low-light conditions.
Nokia Lumia 925 Specs
- Windows Phone 8
- 4.5-inch 1280×768 AMOLED Display, Puremotion HD, ClearBlack technology
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory, 7GB cloud storage
- 8.7-megapixel PureView autofocus Carl Zeiss Tessar camera with two-stage capture key, Carl Zeiss Tessar with Dual LED flash
- 1.2-megapixel front camera
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 129 x 70.6 x 8.5mm
- Weight: 139g
- Battery: 2000 mAh
The Nokia Lumia 925 is expected to sell in major markets by June 2013. No official announcement from Nokia is available as to when the Philippines will get this flagship device. In the meantime, word is out that Nokia is slated to release two more Lumia models this year.