Nokia today officially unveiled their latest flagship the Nokia Lumia 925. Which in our opinion is a bit of a disappointment with just a new casing and a few additions to the camera which are already present on other phones.
The Lumia 925 throws the full polycarbonate unibody, present on other Lumias for an aluminum casing. The rear of the device will still be polycarbonate. This could mark the beginning of a new design for Nokia’s Windows Phones.
The Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5-inch OLED display running at 1280 x 768 resolution. The Nokia 925 is 8.5mm and weighs 139 grams, compared with the 185 grams and 10.7mm thickness of the Lumia 920. The specifications remain more or less as the Lumia 920. The Lumia 925 will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
The Main Focus is the Camera
Nokia is touting the Lumia 925 as the best camera and has equipped it with an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera is present, with a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The same as the 920. Like the 920 it comes with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. The change in this is the additional of a lens on the Lumia 925. Nokia has added a sixth glass lens to its five plastic lenses.
Nokia also unveiled the new Nokia Smart Camera mode. It alters the onscreen camera UI and allows owners to take 10 images with a new motion focus feature that lets users blur, remove, or alter images in the background. These features are already present on flagship devices like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. So there really is nothing new here!
A bit of good news was that Nokia announced that the Smart Camera Mode would be coming as an update know as Nokia Amber update in Q3.
The Lumia 925 will also have wireless charging but will require a cover to be snapped on for that. Basically beats the purpose of wireless charging according to us. These snap on colors will come in various colors.
Nokia also announced Hipstamatic will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones and spent most of the event talking about this third-party app.
The phone is expected to go on sale at 469 euros in Europe in June and other markets will follow soon.
Twitter Reacts! Thumbs Down!
Just like us, Twitter was disappointed with the launch.
Pretty telling that Nokia couldn’t persuade Instagram to go onto Windows Phone, and had to go with an also-ran
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) May 14, 2013
Nokia got a new gym?! “@janole: “The Lumia 920 is a little bit too heavy” – no, really!? 😉 Luckily the 925 has lost some weight…”
— Captain Awesome (@StanKayCee) May 14, 2013
Nokia should stick to Asha’s only and make them more better. At least one MAJOR market segment would be their’s
— Karan Sharma (@karansharma1295) May 14, 2013
Nokia launching a new phone is like Ram Gopal Varma launching a new film. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT.
— Psycho (@i_Psycho) May 14, 2013
The good thing about the Nokia Lumia 925 event… I woke up at 2AM to watch it and I feel like I’m still asleep. Back to bed.
— Mike Macias (@mikemacias) May 14, 2013
— Matt C. (@clappenings) May 14, 2013