Excitement is in the air with Nokia’s launch of the Lumia 925 earlier today. The Lumia 925 is Nokia’s second major launch in a week, after the Asha 501 was launched at New Delhi, India. The phone is built around an aluminium frame, and has the same RAM, processor and camera as in the Lumia 920. Even with this, the phone weighs about 50g lesser than the 920. This post would be focussing on the comparison between the current flagship Lumia 920 and the newly launched Lumia 925.
|Lumia 920||Lumia 925|
|Screen||4.5 inches||4.5 inches AMOLED|
|Chipset||Snapdragon S3 Pro||Snapdragon S3 Pro|
|Camera||8.7MP rear, 1.3MP front||8.7MP rear, 1.3MP front|
|OS||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass II||Gorilla Glass II|
So as one can see from the table, there is not much of a difference between the 920 and the 925. However, looking closely, you notice that the 925 houses almost the same hardware in a much thinner form – just 8.8mm thickness compared to the 925’s 10.7mm. That is not all, there are quite a few differences which you shall know about further in the post.
Form Factor And Build
Both devices are bars, when it comes to the form. But when it comes to build, the 925 is the clear winner, thanks to the aluminium frame build. This frame along with Gorilla Glass, and a polycarbonate back give the phone a superb luxury feel and at the same time make it a very robust phone. This would make the 925 the first Nokia Windows Phone device built around an aluminium frame. But even with the added weight of the metal, Nokia have managed to keep the weight down to about 50g lesser than the 920 – which makes it about 135g in weight.
The 920 was, in itself, a highly robust phone and with the introduction of the aluminium frame, the 925 would feel like a tank.
Nokia might’ve gone for the same 8.7MP rear unit on the 925, just like the 920, but there have been quite a few improvements over the predecessor, on the software front. In terms of hardware, there is not much of a difference but Nokia have added an element to the previously used 5-lens Carl Zeiss array, which makes it a 6-lens arrangement in the 925. This will improve the sharpness of the pictures, according to Nokia. There is no Xenon flash; however, there are improvements on the software front, the Smart Cam app – you can assign the camera button to fire this app, and the app will take 10 burst photos with each click and even choose the best one for you. Other features of this app include Action shot and Motion focus.
The 925 can be titled as the more tech savvy sibling of the 920. Bringing almost the same tech and a bit more with the camera, and being quite a bit slimmer at the same time – the 925 does a good job. The only catch for some might be the availability of lesser on board storage – 16GB compared to 920’s 32GB. This release from Nokia would give buyers more flexibility – shutterbugs can choose the 925 over the 920, while those who need more on board storage and can do with a lesser camera can go for the 920.
We covered the event at London today, and you can expect a hands-on soon. Keep following this link!