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Nokia Announces New Lumia 925 in London

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Nokia has unveiled its new flagship Lumia.

This past weekend, Nokia promised us 'the new Lumia coming.' Today, at a press event in London, the company unveiled a brand new smartphone running Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 925.

 

You might remember that the commercial Nokia aired at the weekend focused on the new Lumia's camera. Though this isn't the long-rumored EOS smartphone, Nokia has paid special attention to the camera on this phone. Nokia is claiming more advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software for clearer, sharper images and video (though it's the same 8.7-megapixel PureView lens as the Lumia 920). Not only that, but the 925 is the first phone to feature the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, which allows you to take 10 pictures in quick succession and edit them afterwards with various effects, including 'Best Shot,' 'Action Shot,' and 'Motion Focus.' Nokia says it plans to roll out Smart Camera mode as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices. 

Camera aside, you're looking at a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768) display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, 16 GB user memory, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS, Glonass, and a 1.2-megapixel camera up front. If a lot of the specs seem quite close to the Lumia 920 (same processor, same amount of RAM), that's because Nokia is calling this "a new interpretation" of the Lumia 920. Perhaps one of the biggest differences is the body of the phone, which is slightly smaller. The 925 is over 1mm shorter than the 925, and is roughly 2mm thinner. The casing is polycarbonate with an aluminum frame as opposed to the all-plastic chassis of the Lumia 920.

The 925 is expected to start selling in June. First, it'll be hitting the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain with Vodafone and other operator and retail partners. After that, it'll be available in China with China Mobile and China Unicom, followed by the US with T-Mobile. It will be priced at around €469 before any taxes or carrier subsidies. No word on US pricing.

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    hannibal , May 14, 2013 1:14 PM
    So a Lumia 920, for those who said that Lumia 920 was too big... Not bad at all :-)

    The rumoured EOS model will need Win8MP upgrades untill they can release it. Hopefully at the same time as "needed" 1080p upgrade. I prefer this smaller version just for the size, because I have small hands. Then, is this so much better than Lumia 720, is another matter. But nice add to the portfolio.
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    bsparky11 , May 14, 2013 1:47 PM
    Gotta say, I was expecting the EOS. The 925 seems like a solid phone, but I still think the HTC One is the best phone available at this point.
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    unknown9122 , May 14, 2013 2:25 PM
    Good phone. Too bad it doesnt have a high resolution screen. 720P is fine I guess.
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    inthere , May 14, 2013 2:39 PM
    I'm extremely disappointed it didn't have the 41mp Pureview camera after all the hoopla leading up to today.
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    back_by_demand , May 14, 2013 5:06 PM
    My Samsung Ativ S runs circles around this, WP8 but basically the same hardware as the SGS3, thinnest WP8 phone with the highest screen, 1080p video, 8mp camera - very happy with it
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    olaf , May 14, 2013 10:36 PM
    Again to bad it runs windows ....
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    grantwar , May 15, 2013 12:38 AM
    Looks great, weighs less than the 920...but there's nothing groundbreaking inside. Its still effectively a 920 in a new case (albeit a sexy new case).
    The saying "if its not broken, don't fix it comes to mind"...
    Perhaps we've got to wait till July for an EOS announcement? At least thats what I'm hoping for.
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    xero141 , May 15, 2013 1:29 AM
    "The 925 is over 1mm shorter than the 925, and is roughly 2mm thinner."
    I didn't know Nokia can make phones thinner and shorter than they really are (insert penis quip here)
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    scrumworks , May 15, 2013 7:04 AM
    No mention about hugely dropped weight? Makes HTC One feel like chunky sob.
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    scrumworks , May 15, 2013 7:09 AM
    @back_by_demand
    Your Ativ runs away and hides when it sees 925. Your Ativ display is crappy 720p with low contrast and luminosity. Ativ camera is notoriously bad and has no chance with 6 lens 8,7MP pureview. Also, Ativ is cheap and nasty looking plastic thing.
    How can you reply properly with this crappy commenting system?