Thought the Lumia 920 was Nokia’s flagship phone? It is, but not for much longer. It’s about to be upstaged by the rather alluring Lumia 925.
The top-end 925, which Nokia are calling their ‘best smartphone ever’ should be available to buy in the UK from June. Here’s what you need to know about this brand-new Windows Phone 8 handset to whet your appetite in the meantime.
Sporting an aluminium and polycarbonate hybrid design, the 925 is certainly thinner and lighter than the rest of the Lumia range coming in at a mere 139 grams and measuring a skinny 8.5mm thick. The enhanced screen measures 4.5-inches and has been upgraded to AMOLED from LCD and comes complete with Gorilla glass with a beautiful curved shape enabling it to be viewed from all angles and in very bright sunlight. The colour contrast is top notch with a screen resolution of 1280 x 768 and, as a bonus for those cold winter days (which still seem to be with us), the touchscreen can be operated when wearing gloves.
In terms of hardware, the Nokia 925 features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and has an internal storage capacity of 16GB. A 32GB version is likely to be produced at a later date. The 925 boasts wireless charging with the use of a cover and the handset packs in a 2000mAh battery.
One of the 925’s best features is its 8.7 megapixel PureView rear camera which comes with a Carl Zeiss lens, dual LED flash and optical image stabilisation. The camera system has a six-element lens which means the light passes through six layers to help to reduce distortion of the image and to produce a sharper photo. An upgrade to the software also means that the maximum ISO ranges from 800 to over 3000 to improve lighting for the images as well as exposure and colour. There are also some great camera modes which include Smart Camera and Best Faces and the ability to take 10 images at once so you can create your ultimate photograph.
The only disappointment for those who like their phones colourful is that the new Lumia handset will only come in grey, black and white.
Nokia are certainly upping their game in the smartphone stakes and are producing some great camera technology in particular. If this review has piqued your interest, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and we’ll tell you as soon as it’s available.