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Nokia Lumia 925: review round-up

The latest Lumia PureView-equipped smartphone to hit the market is the Nokia Lumia 925 – going on sale as of last week. It’s unique design, spectacular camera, and snappy features make it an amazing phone. But don’t just take our word for it; hear it from some of the biggest tech sites on the Web..

The Verge

Tom Warren goes into great depth on the new Nokia Lumia 925. First starting with comparisons with the previous Lumia models, then talking about the aluminium frame, while leading to camera features and everywhere in between.

Full of photos, opinions and even a sample video, The Verge say this:

“Nokia is leading the pack in Windows Phones”


While looking very closely and the Windows Phone 8 OS, the screen resolution and 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Andrew Hoyle provides lots of detail about the Lumia 925.

He tests out the Nokia Smart Camera, the display and also the built-in Nokia apps, such as HERE Maps.

In reference to the dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Andrew writes about the responsiveness of the Nokia Lumia 925:

“Swiping around the interface is extremely smooth and responsive and switching between open apps in the multitasking window is free of any delay”



Gizmodo’s headline simply reads: Nokia Flagship 925 Review: Finally, a Proper Windows Phone Flagship

Chris Mills takes the camera for a spin, writing that:

“Bar Nokia’s 808 PureView, the Lumia 925 has the best phone camera out there right now.”

Who are we to argue?

Trusted Reviews

In Andrew Williams’ review, he writes about how the Nokia Lumia 925 is much lighter than the Lumia 920, and that’s due to the lighter aluminium frame.

He also mentions HERE Maps and HERE Drive, and why you should use these apps when travelling and getting from A-to-B:

“The reason to favour them over Google Maps is that they let you download whole countries, or continents to use offline. Roaming charges begone”


Matt Smith from Engadget writes about the differences between Nokia’s more colourful Lumia smartphones, such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and the more subtle tones of the new Nokia Lumia 925.

The new aluminium frame and polycarbonate back has Matt talking about a ceramic feel:

“There’s an almost ceramic texture to the phone that improves the grip and also lends it more of a flagship feel”



Andy Weir’s review of the Nokia Lumia 925 throws in an unboxing for good measure, with lots of hands-on photos.

He brings to attention the AMOLED screen and the fact that it’s HD, providing beautiful colours, with crisp fonts and images.

In a similar vein to the Engadget review above, Andy is enjoying the materials that have gone into producing the Nokia Lumia 925?

“The smooth aluminium frame is as good to touch as it is to look at, while the matte polycarbonate rear ensures a luxurious feel. The Lumia 925 doesn’t just look good; it feels good, it feels expensive, it feels like a handset that you want to show off”

All About Windows Phone

Rafe Blandford begins his review with an unboxing. This appears to be the first part in a series of reviews, but for now the video is the review.

In the video, Rafe takes us on a whirlwind brief of all of the immediately obvious features and designs, which also includes an exclusive Nokia feature not available on any other Windows Phone 8 smartphone:

“Another new software feature is Nokia Glance Screen, essentially that’s an always-on clock. Very useful when you get the phone out your pocket, you can immediately see the time”

Have you bought a Nokia Lumia 925 yet? Share your thoughts and experiences with your new phone, using the comments box below.