Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone Review

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Battery Life Testing and Camera Samples

The 8.7MP PureView sensor on the rear of the Lumia 925 doesn't hold a candle to the 41MP monster on the Lumia 1020, but honestly, it gets mighty close to showing off similar results in real-world use. A lot of that has to do with the Lumia's Amber software update, which fine-tunes the camera, as well as the Pro Camera app, which enables the use of full manual controls. 

The Lumia 925 managed to capture shots with next to no shutter lag, and we love that there's a dedicated physical shutter button along the right edge. Have a look below at some of the unedited samples straight out of the phone.

Lumia 925 Unedited Images

 Battery Life Comparisons with WP Bench
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Battery life has historically been an area where Lumia phones haven't stood out. Typically, they've slotted themselves somewhere in the middle of the pack and the Lumia 925 continues that trend. The 2,000mAh battery is slightly smaller than the 2,100mAh battery situated in the Galaxy S4, while larger than the 1,440mAh battery within the iPhone 5. Notably, it uses the same size battery as the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020, but we have to wonder if that was a wise decision. At least the 925 is pretty darn slim; other Nokia phones don't have much of an excuse.

                  Heavy CPU Work Load

We utilized WP Bench's Battery test, to measure the Nokia Lumia 925's battery life under heavy workload, that keeps the screen on and loops a CPU intensive task in the background. Here, it squeezed out just over four hours. That's stronger than the Lumia 1020, but a bit short of the Lumia 900.

In a typical day -- surfing the Web, making a few calls, sending 10 to 20 texts, checking in on Foursquare and just generally keeping tabs on the world -- we managed to squeeze around 13 hours out of the device. This is with quite a bit of screen and data usage, too. Average users should easily get through a full day's use on a single charge.

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