Nokia’s newest smartphone offering in the premium segment, the Lumia 925 is all set to be a market reality from September 13th. AT&T customers though can place their pre orders from August 28 itself. Also, you might have guessed it right, the device is an AT&T exclusive and resembles the device that came on T-Mobile earlier this summer, except that the Lumia 925 sports a black color theme.
This is very much as per the Nokia policy of having a separate flagship device for each carrier. What this means is that the Lumia 925 will only be available via AT&T and nowhere else. Whether it makes for a sound business strategy is a topic of debate though that is how things stand right now.
Coming back to the device in question, the Lumia 925 is supported by a dual core Snapdragon S4 chip clocked at 1.5 GHz coupled to a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The last bit surely is a disappointment, something that is further accentuated by the lack of a micro SD card slot.
Also, unlike the Lumia 920, the Lumia 925 lacks a wireless charging option as well. Users instead will have to purchase a wireless charging back to charge the device on any charging pads they have. As for its display, its 4.5 inch of 720p AMOLED display that you have, all of which makes the Nokia Lumia 925 among the better competitor to the latest Android devices coming this year.
Further, coming as it is from the makers of the Lumia 1020 that is accredited for its photographic abilities, the Lumia 925 too will surely be scrutinized for it camera and other associated technologies. Fortunately, the Lumia 925 does not disappoint much on this, equipped as it is with an 8.7 mp camera along with optical image stabilization. Also available are some advanced camera features such as the Nokia Pro Camera App.
Another extremely likeable quality of the Lumia 925 is the overall fit and finish, which are several notches higher than any Lumia we have had so far. This can be attributed to Nokia’s decision to do away with polycarbonate covers and go in for aluminum. This has provided the device with a premium feel and finish to the device, not to mention the build quality that is excellent to say the least.
Also of course, the Lumia 925 runs Windows Phone 8. Worth mentioning here, those out to buy a new smartphone are more often than not swayed by the choice of operating system onboard. So while the Lumia 925 is overall a quite impressive device, whether it is able to make a dent big enough in a segment that is almost exclusively dominated by Android and iOS remains to be seen. Meanwhile, those who are eager to buy the Lumia 925 can pre order the device at AT&T for $99, which involves agreeing to a two year contract.