Summary: The Lumia 800 was a great phone without an ecosystem. The Lumia 900 made that phone bigger, without significantly improving on the software or specifications. The Lumia 920 came with a massively improved camera, and the updated Windows Phone 8, but it was too bulky for many consumers. With the 925, Nokia thinks it's perfected the Lumia formula: It’s essentially the same phone as the 920 in a vastly thinner and lighter aluminum shell.
Pros: Great design, Lightweight and thin, Camera is good in low-light, Fast and responsive software and UI
Cons: No built-in wireless charging, Windows Phone needs more features / apps, Lack of color options, Only 16GB of storage and no micro SD
Conclusion: The Lumia 925 is perhaps Nokia's most refined and comfortable-to-hold handset to date. It hits all of the right notes from a design standpoint, and it looks and feels like a premium product despite having a mid-range price. The 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon is plenty powerful for Windows Phone 8, and daily use was never hampered by lag or instability.
Conclusion: Like the Lumia 928, the 925’s greatest strength is Nokia. It’s the only smartphone maker that cares at all about Windows Phone, offering a wide line of new devices. The Lumia 925 is supremely comfortable to hold and its aluminum finish is beautiful. Nokia’s apps are highly useful. They focus on camera and maps features, both of which are lacking in Windows Phone. The only downside of the 925 is Windows Phone Itself. There are a few quirks to Microsoft’s OS.
Pros: Vivid AMOLED screen, Great exclusive apps, Beautiful, comfortable aluminum finish, Solid rear camera
Cons: Windows Phone lacks certain apps, Windows Phone still has some quirks, No MicroSD card support, Battery is not removable
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 925 is a newer, lighter, thinner flagship from the Finnish company, which houses pretty much the same insides as the Lumia 920. We take a look at what's different about the phone, what's the same all in an attempt to answer the question of whether it's worth upgrading to or not.
Pros: Lightweight and slim, Better battery life compared to 920, Camera produces sharper images with more details, Design more comfortable for single handed usage as compared to the Nokia Lumia 920
Cons: Aluminium build makes it feel flimsy, Images from the camera lack the color depth and contrast of the results from the Nokia Lumia 920 camera, Body heats up with moderate use
Summary: Night owl. Not even one year has passed between the release of Nokia's Lumia 920 and its successor, the Lumia 925. Supposedly, the already great camera has seen further improvements. In addition, Nokia's Windows Phone flagship has been slimmed down and equipped with an AMOLED screen. A simple facelift or an example of successful evolution?
Pros: Terrific build quality, Magnificent voice quality, Superb display with deep blacks, Ships with high-quality software, Great GPS module, LTE radio, High-sensitivity display, Stylish looks, Outstanding main camera (especially in low-light situations), Both the Lumia's build quality and its display are top-notch. The camera is outstanding, especially so in low-light situations.
Cons: Only 16 GB of system storage (unlocked variant), No SD card slot, Dated hardware, Battery non-replaceable, More system storage! A photo- and video-centric smartphone should offer more space - something which Nokia's Lumia 1020 manages to provide.
T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 Review: Finally a great Windows Phone for T-Mobile users
14 August 2013
Conclusion: Our final rating is going to be an 8.3 out of 10. The hardware, the metallic design, the screen, the camera, the sound quality, the video stabilization, and Nokia’s custom apps are all extremely impressive. The only negatives for me are really the lack of user-replaceable battery and excessive thinness. Everything else on this phone is top notch. That is to say until the Nokia Lumia 1020 became available on AT&T.
Pros: beautiful design, excellent screen, great camera, fluid, smooth, performance, Wi-Fi calling, Nokia software (HERE Suite, Nokia Music, Augmented reality apps, Glance mode, etc.)
Cons: thin, slippery edges make the phone easy to drop, only 16GB of internal storage with no expansion options, wireless charging shells are not widely available, non-removable battery, white color option is the only one available on T-Mobile USA
Conclusion: Inside the Lumia 925’s non-removable back cover lays a 2000 mAh, 8.4 Wh internal battery. For this class of phone it’s not a massive battery that will see you through multiple days, but thanks to a range of software- and hardware-side optimizations it’s capable of lasting all day. Most importantly, it doesn’t seem to be plagued by random battery drain issues that were seen on a few of the first Windows Phone 8 devices.