Yesterday, I received in the post the Nokia Lumia 925. Removing the Lumia 925 out of the box reminded me of when I had the Lumia 620, except now I was holding a slimmer and more capable Lumia. Before I continue, just a quick thanks to Nokia for sending the Lumia 925 for review.
Opening the box and removing the Lumia 925, its beauty and quality finish are very apparent.
Turning it over and looking at the back, you get to see the Carl Zeiss Camera optics.
On the right hand side the Lumia 925 has the on/off button, volume keys and dedicated camera button.
The left side has no buttons, as well as the bottom of the device. At the top you have the sim tray, headphone socket and micro usb port.
The official official hardware specifications of the Lumia 925 are –
Dimensions – 129 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.5 mm, Weight: 139 g
Screen – 4.5 inch, WXGA (1280 x 768) with PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, Brightness control, Orientation sensor, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, Sculpted glass, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements
Display colours -TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Aspect ratio – 15:9
Pixel density – 334 ppi
Display technology – AMOLED
Touch screen technology – Super sensitive touch
Sensors – Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer
Operating keys – Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
SIM card type – Micro SIM
Charging connectors – Micro-USB
AV connectors – 3.5 mm audio connector
System connectors – Micro-USB-B
Connectivity – USB – USB 2.0, Bluetooth – Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth profiles – Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
Wi-Fi – WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
WLAN Security – WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
NFC – Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Pairing, Tagging
Other wireless connectivity – Wi-Fi Channel bonding
Data Network – LTE network bands3, 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, LTE max data speed DL 100 Mbps
LTE max data speed UL 50 Mbps
WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA – 42.2 Mbps
WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps
GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
Power – Battery BL-4YW , Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
Battery voltage 4.2 V,Removable battery: No
Maximum standby time 18 days,Talk time (2G), 18.3 h,Standby time (3G) 440 h
Talk time (3G) 12.8 h, Maximum cellular network browsing time 6 h
Music playback time 55 h,Video playback time 6.6 h
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time 7.2 h
Wireless charging with accessory cover
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Dual-core 1.5 GHz
User data storage, In device, SkyDrive cloud storage
RAM 1 GB ,Mass memory5, 16 GB or 32 GB, Free cloud storage: 7 GB
In part 2 of my first impressions, I will cover the software included as standard with this phone. And it is like an army of extra software that Nokia include with their Windows Phone devices.
So I turned the Lumia 925 on for the first time (after inserting my micro sim card) and then sat back admiring the gorgeous screen. It is not the highest ppi but at 334ppi on a 4.5 inch screen, with Nokia’s Puremotion HD+ and ClearBlack technology, it is simply stunning. The other aspect that is noticeable is the comfort when holding the Lumia 925. With the gentle curve of the back it is a joy to hold. It reminded me of the solid and comfortable feeling when holding my Lumia 620. In addition the Windows Phone experience of oversizing menus etc is simple, clever and effective. It makes reading and using the device so much easier. The on screen keyboard is probably the best I’ve used on any device.
The other interesting part of the Lumia 925 is the wireless charging. With the official protective back cover, this also allows the Lumia 925 to be charged wirelessly. I wish more phones provided this functionality out of the box.
Anyway, I have to now explore the software suite Nokia include and the special camera optics. More tomorrow, with a closer look at the software included.