Nokia Lumia 925

Specifications

Nokia Lumia 925Notebook: Nokia Lumia 925 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 225
Display: 4.5 inch, 5:3, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.139kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 68%, features: 71%, display: 84% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 925

89% Review Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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?
100% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Lumia 925 improves on most aspects of the Lumia 920, which was already the best high-end Windows Phone 8 handset. We like the new, semi-metal chassis, the screen is superb and Nokia continues to impress with its innovative apps. If you're set on Windows Phone 8 this is the handset to buy, but, as with the 920, a lacklustre camera holds it back from an award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Nokia Lumia 925
Source: Hot Hardware English
For many average consumers, the Windows Phone platform has matured to the point that it satisfies most all key feature and usage model requirements. It handles basics quickly and smoothly, and it's intuitive and not immediately overwhelming in terms of settings and options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2013
67% Review: Nokia Lumia 925
Source: PC Authority English
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 925 is a capable, high-end smartphone that’s enjoyable to use. It crams core components from the Lumia 920 into a slimmer, lighter body, and has an improved camera along with fun extra features. We can’t, however, recommend a phone with battery life this poor, no matter how much we like it. And with its minimal changes over the 920, we can’t recommend it as an upgrade to its predecessor, despite the lighter, sleeker design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
70% Nokia Lumia 925 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
With that said, we still enjoyed our time with the Lumia 925 as it felt quick and responsive for the most part, its screen offered some really impressive visuals and some of the included software, such as Nokia Smart Cam and HERE Maps, can easily compete with similar included software available on iOS and Android devices. The Windows Phone 8 platform is still not as widely adopted as iOS and Android, but things are slowly getting better, so keep that in mind if you’re seriously considering the Lumia 925.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Nokia Lumia 925
Source: Techtree.com English
In times when Samsung is criticised for its lack of design innovations and Apple is too cautious to experiment, Nokia has come up with yet another beautiful handset that looks nothing like the 920 or 928. The Lumia 925 ticks all the right boxes in terms of multimedia and productivity. The phone sports a fantastic screen and hard-to-beat camera. In 925, Nokia hasn’t just used Carl Zeiss lens to strengthen the specs sheet, but has actually taken advantage of it with cleverly designed apps. Thus proving that there are other ways to innovate and differentiate than just increasing the screen size or putting faster processors. All in all, it’s a top-notch phone, priced rightly at Rs 32,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia Lumia 925 is undeniably a great phone in its own right, but it's just not a big enough improvement over the Nokia Lumia 920 for there to be any reason to buy it if you own last year's model. Even if you don't, you might be better off buying the Nokia Lumia 920, since it's substantially cheaper at around £330/US$400/AU$420 SIM-free. Some call Windows Phone refreshing, but it does still come with limitations and lacks a certain fluidity that Nokia hasn't managed to fix with the Lumia 925. This is a good phone, sure, but as a flagship we need to have our socks blown off, and at last check they were still firmly on our feet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia Lumia 925 Review
Source: Think Digit English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
70% Review: The Nokia Lumia 925 is just another Lumia in a sea of Lumias
Source: TechHive.com English
Nokia makes some stellar, well-built phones, and the 925 is no different than the rest of the gang. With its thinner design, high-resolution screen, and excellent camera capabilities, it’s a solid choice. It doesn't have one special feature to make it stand apart from its other siblings, other than the fact that it’s exclusively available at T-Mobile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia Lumia 925 Review
Source: Techspot English
All the improvements that Nokia has made with the Lumia 925 still make it a good recommendation for those wanting a change from Android or iOS, and a no-brainer versus the rest of the high-end Windows Phone competition including Nokia’s own Lumia 920. But if you’re after a device with the absolute latest in technology in a polished, well-rounded package, it may be wiser to explore elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia Lumia 925
Source: It Pro English
Nokia has improved its flagship Lumia in most departments, with a better screen and slimmer, lighter design that’s just as affordable as high-end rivals. It’s not the best when it comes to demanding task though, but the real issue comes away from the mains – its battery life is just too poor to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
80% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: T3 English
The Nokia Lumia 925 is by far the best smartphone the brand has made yet, and of course that’s the conundrum one always faces when reviewing a Windows Phone 8 handset. Thanks to the camera, design and screen the Lumia 925 could well be afive-star product, however the inclusion of Windows Phone 8 does dampen the mood slightly due to the fact that while the app situation is improving the operating system itself is in need of some innovation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet
Source: Reg Hardware English
Nokia’s answer to the Three Flagship Puzzle is that “it’s a different expression of what we delivered in the 920” – a reasonable description of bringing last year’s advanced technology to something most people can live with comfortably. It’s a whole lot more sleek and stylish than anything Nokia has produced since switching to Windows Phone, and classier than its plasticky-feeling rivals too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
80% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Lumia 925 refines the camera and location services debuted on Nokia's Lumia 920 smartphone to offer businesses the best Windows Phone experience possible. Were it not for the bizarre decision to remove wireless charging and downgrade its storage capacity to 16GB we'd have given it V3's hallowed five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: Stuff TV English
With Smart Camera coming to the rest of the Lumia range sharpish, this headline feature is no reason to fork out for the top of the range Lumia 925. But the new lighter, easier to handle design certainly is. Not only that but six months on from our Lumia 920 review and the Windows Phone 8 store is now much stronger in terms of its app line-up, so many of those crucial gaps, which might once have made app addicts waver, are being taken care of.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Nokia Lumia 925 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia Lumia 925 marks a slight change in direction for the Lumia series, adopting metal rather than sticking to series-staple polycarbonate. But otherwise it’s Lumia through and through, with a camera that offers unusually good low light performance, a phone that runs like a dream and bodywork that both looks and feels great.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Nokia Lumia 925 Review
Source: Slashgear English
It’s clear from the off: the Nokia Lumia 925 is the best model in Nokia’s range, and the best Windows Phone 8 device today. The design may have lost some of the colorful whimsy of its Lumia 920 cousin, but it has gained even better build quality, premium hand-feel, and handsome looks. The display is superb, performance the best we’ve seen with Microsoft’s platform, and the bundle of apps and services Nokia throws in continues to make for excellent value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2013
Lots of changes, but not much difference
Source: Engadget English
Nokia has fixed several of the biggest complaints leveled at the Lumia 920. In fact, the Lumia 925 feels like a Windows Phone pitched at people who think they're going to buy an Android phone next. The colors and design are more understated; the hardware is thinner and lighter, and arguably just as impressive as the HTC One or the iPhone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2013

Foreign Reviews

88% Nokia Lumia 925 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Nokia Lumia 925
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 77% mobility: 94%
95% Nokia Lumia 925 (16 GB)
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
83% Nokia Lumia 925
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Elegantes Windows Phone überzeugt mit mächtiger Kamera
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: design convincing and elegant; workmanship good Negative: average price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Leichter, dünner, besser?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: compact and handy device; useful functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2013

Comment

Model:

Windows Phone OS 8 is trailing behind the other giants of the industry. The Nokia Lumia 925 is the latest offering that comes with it. It is a good looking phone, with its slim design and premium feeling aluminum along the sides. It is light, and the soft touch finish that lines the plastic back of this device gives it a pleasant grip. Overall, the Nokia Lumia 925 is solidly built and well designed. There is plenty to like about this phone, from its loveable camera that will take absolutely fantastic images to the numerous free apps that Nokia have preinstalled that are truly a delight. Nokia Maps and Drive+ provide turn-by-turn voice navigation in 95 countries. The 4.5 inch ClearBlack AMOLED WXGA display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels is brilliant. The battery life is great, lasting one day with moderate use, and the speaker volume allows notifications to easily be heard when in a pocket or nearby bag.

The performance feels decent enough with normal use, but the Nokia features the outdated dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor. Considering the quad-core CPUs are spreading in the Android world at the moment, this puts it behind the competition. Another downside is its OS. Window Phone 8 just does not have the sheer range of apps available to match up to other mobile operating systems. At the end of the day, this phone will only be the right choice if you do not mind that a Windows 8 Phone does not really have a huge variety of apps available.

Qualcomm Adreno 225: Integrated OpenGL ES 2.0 and Direct3D 9_3 capable graphics card.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus MSM8960: High end dual core Soc (Krait cores) including a Adreno 225 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.139 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» BlackBerry Q5
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.12 kg
» BlackBerry Q10
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 3.1", 0.139 kg
» BlackBerry Z10
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.2", 0.145 kg
» Samsung ATIV S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.8", 0.135 kg
» Dell XPS 10 Tablet
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 0.635 kg
» Nokia Lumia 820
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, 4.3", 0.159 kg
» Sony Xperia T
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.6", 0.139 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8X
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.129 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A
Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A, 10.1", 1.107 kg
» HTC One S
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A, 4.3", 0.119 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
unknown, unknown
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» LG L70 D325
Adreno 302, 200 8210
» HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» HTC Desire 310
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M
» Huawei Ascend Y530
Adreno 302, 200 8210
» Nokia Lumia 635
Adreno 305, unknown
» Nokia Lumia 630
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Samsung Galaxy Express 2
unknown, unknown
» Motorola Moto G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
» Alcatel OneTouch Fierce
unknown, Mediatek MT6589
» Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» LG Optimus F6
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» HTC Desire 600
unknown, unknown
» Sony Xperia ZR
Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-06-16)