Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone Review

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Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: The Lumia 925 is perhaps Nokia's most refined and comfortable-to-hold handset to date. It hits all of the right notes from a design standpoint, and it looks and feels like a premium product despite having a mid-range price. The 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon is plenty powerful for Windows Phone 8, and daily use was never hampered by lag or instability. Overall, the 925 is a fairly tight package, offering near-Lumia 1020 levels of camera performance in a far thinner (and lighter) package.


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. That said, there's still no denying that the smartphone market as a whole has never been more competitive. There are a number of lower cost, off-contract Android devices on the market now, with which some users will find it compelling to have access to an ecosystem that (at least for now) is more robust and active than the community attached to WP8.


You'll Find the Nokia Lumia 925 for $99 on contract

Ecosystem aside, the Lumia 925 is yet another phenomenal piece of hardware from Nokia.  For the everyman, the Lumia 925 is likely to please, but power users and those entrenched in other ecosystems will likely find themselves wanting more from the Windows 8 Store. If, however, all of your favorite apps are available on the platform, there's a lot to like. Windows Phone is streamlined and stable and Nokia clearly knows how to build a quality handset.


   
 
  • Beautiful, high-quality design
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Crisp, sharp 4.5" AMOLED display
 
  • No faster than the Lumia 920
  • No built-in Wireless Charging cover



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