Nokia Lumia 925 competing Samsung Galaxy S3
Like other Nokia flagship smart phones, the Lumia 925 too has a simple, straight line design. However, it is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the Lumia 920. In fact, it is just 8.5mm thin and weighs 139 grams. The 4.5-inch AMOLED display has a 768x1280p resolution and is cased in an aluminum frame with a polycarbonate back. The volume, power and camera keys are all placed on the right bezel, with touch keys for back, windows and home below the display.
This Windows phone has an 8.7 MP camera with Carl Zeiss. Though there is a Pure view branding at the rear, this one does use the oversampling technique that Nokia introduced with the 808 Pure View. Images are captured at 3264x2448p resolution with a camera that has some basic shooting modes. However, with the Lumia 925 in landscape mode we ended up hitting the back key quite a lot, closing the camera app beyond the regular camera settings, the Smart Cam Lens app can be set up as the default camera app. It can capture 10 photos in a single burst and let you choose the best or combine all into one.
The onboard storage is 16GB and there is no option to expand memory. The 2000 mAh battery on the Lumia 925 was good enough to survive a day with excessive use of the camera and average browsing, social networking and some calls. If used carefully, it can give a few more hours of juice. The 925 runs Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft with the Amber update. But unlike Android, WP8 is not a power hungry OS and works well with a dual-core chipset. The Lumia 925 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 1GB RAM.