An unlocked device especially when it is a phone has the advantage of not being bound to the provider by way of any contract clauses, violation of which could render the device unusable or illegal. This becomes all the more relevant for phones especially if it is to be used overseas. However, all of it comes for a price and smartphones in unlocked state are normally priced way higher.
The Nokia Lumia 925 that runs on Windows 8 is just such a device and is priced in the $750 to $850 range. This set has no other mote worthy features to boast of, and therefore the cost is considered to be quite high. The set would be available for users not only in US but also in regions like China, India, East Asia and other such markets.
Bloomberg explains that Nokia is sticking to Windows 8 as the OS for their Lumia 925 due to the close partnership the two have in existence. If a comparison is carried out on the other similar sets available in the market, there is the Lumia 928 from Nokia itself. Both the Lumia 928 and the 925 have a micro-SIM card slot to them. There is the Verizon handset also which a user may consider. The difference with the Lumia 925 is the make of this set being of aluminum and not the usual polycarbonate that Nokia sets are made up of. This could also be an indication that Nokia has plans to get into the high league so far as their phones go by changing over to the metallic design. Otherwise the Lumia 925 has been labeled by many as a mix of the 920 and 928 models from Nokia.
Other specs of the Lumia 925 is the 4.5 inch AMOLED display unit with 332 PPI resolution. The set has a Qualcomm’s dual-core Krait processor at its core. Its other features include a 1 GB RAM and dual camera of 8 MP and 1.2 MP resolutions.
For Nokia lovers there is also news about a new set the company is coming up with next month. That one would be made up of aluminum once again with a 41 MP PureView back facing camera to it. That would be the Nokia Lumia EOS.