>Nokia has launched its latest top-end Lumia smartphone, the Lumia 925. The handset is a ‘new interpretation’ of the Lumia 920, sporting the company’s latest PureView camera technology which excels at capturing low light images, as well as a funky new metallic look which is slimmed down compared its predecessor.
Check out our full Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on preview for up-close photos and impressions!
Eschewing the bulky, colourful look of the Lumia 920, Nokia has gone with a more sleek design with the Lumia 925 that reminds us of the HTC One. Gone are the vibrant colours: you can only snag the Lumia 925 in white, grey or black, for now at least. We love the more grown-up design, which is sure to appeal to a whole new demographic.
More importantly, the Lumia 925 is slimmer and lighter than its notorious sibling. The Lumia 920 almost cracked our wrists at 185g, the heaviest smartphone we’ve tested, and at 10.7mm thick it didn’t exactly slide easily into our pockets. The Lumia 925 has shaved a great deal of weight off, sporting a 139g body that’s just 8.5mm at its thickest point. Despite this, it still packs in a 2,000mAh battery and dual-core Snapdragon processor.
Although the Lumia 925’s PureView camera hasn’t gained any megapixels over the Lumia 920 (they both pack an 8.7-megapixel lens) the Lumia 925 will feature the very best in Nokia’s imaging technology, capable of capturing clear, sharp photos and full HD video, as well as bright shots even in low light conditions.
Nokia has also introduced its new Smart Camera mode, a software update that will be available to existing Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones soon. This captures 10 photos in quick succession, a great way of snagging awesome action shots or simply choosing the one you like the most and quickly binning the rest. A pre-installed Hipstamatic app allows you to share your favourite pics with the world via various social networks, so you can show off that sandwich you're eating to the rest of the world.
The new 'action shot' in action - take 10 photos in super quick succcession. You can merge them together like so, something we've seen in the Samsung Galaxy S 4.
You can then add funky extra effects, such as this cool fade tool, or remove the intruder altogether...
In other areas, it’s pretty much life as normal. The Lumia 925’s 4.5-inch screen is almost the same size as the Lumia 920’s, boasting a very similar resolution, which should produce sharp HD images and make for a great movie-viewing experience. A 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor is backed up by 1GB of RAM, and you get 16GB of storage plus 7GB of cloud storage through SkyDrive.
NFC is supported as normal, for connecting wirelessly to supported products. However, if you want to charge the phone wirelessly using the special charging pad, you’ll need to clip a wireless charging cover onto the back of the Lumia 925. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will be on sale in the UK in June, priced at around 469 Euros – so expect that to translate to around £399. Vodafone is the launch network, and has an exclusive deal on a 32GB model, but the Lumia 925 will also come to Three and Phones 4U - we're still waiting on other networks/retailers to confirm availability.