Nokia Lumia 925 is going to be the new flagship smartphone of the company. It was announced on May 14, 2013. Some experts are calling it a "new interpretation" of Nokia Lumia 920. The company has brought about a few changes in Nokia Lumia 925, when we compare it with Nokia Lumia 920. But, these few changes seem to be quite big and are not just minor changes. The display size has been enlarged. The body design has been changed in its structure, dimensions and weight. The new Nokia Lumia 925 has now a slim and sleek design compared to Nokia Lumia 920. The display type is entirely new with enhancements, with regards to display resolution, the pixel density of the screen and the screen protection. The most important change has been brought in the camera with its new features. The video recording capability has been improvised in Nokia Lumia 925. The new Nokia Lumia 925 has been given a facelift in almost all the departments of the smartphone. So, we cannot say that, Nokia Lumia 925 just an update of Nokia Lumia 920. It is quite surprising that, Nokia has announced Lumia 925 on May 14, 2013 just one month after the release of Lumia 920 in April 2013. With this announcement, Nokia has drastically cut down the price of Nokia Lumia 920 at Nokia online shop from Rs.38,199 to Rs.32,639 with a free wireless charger, worth Rs.3,999. At several other online shops like Flipkart, Homeshop18, Infibeam, Saholic, TheMobileStore etc., Nokia Lumia 920 is on sale at Rs.31,999, with free wireless charger. Some other online sellers like eBay, Indiatime Shopping, Snapdeal and Tradus etc. have listed Nokia Lumia 920 at Rs.26,499. Having said all that, let us compare the features and specifications of Nokia Lumia 925 and Nokia Lumia 920 in detail.
Networks, SIM, announcement & release
Both Nokia Lumia 925 and Nokia Lumia 920 supports for 2G GSM and 3G HSDPA networks. In addition, Lumia 925 also supports 4G LTE. Both phones provide for single micro-SIM. Lumia 925 has been announced on May 14, 2013, just three months after the announcement of Lumia 920 in February 2013. Lumia 925 will be available for sale in the UK, Europe and China from June 2013 at 470 euros approximately. It will be a flagship of Nokia at T-Mobile in the US. On the other hand, Lumia 920 is already on sale from April 2013. As a matter of fact, the price of Lumia 920 has been considerably brought down after the announcement of Lumia 925.
Body design, dimensions and weight
Nokia 925's body has aluminium frame with polycarbonate back, as compared to the polycarbonate unibody of Nokia 920. The dimensions of the former are 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm, while the latter has dimensions of 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm. The weight of Lumia 925 is 139 grams, as against 124 grams weight of 920. This reveals that,Lumia 925 is slightly slimmer and sleek than Lumia 920.
Nokia Lumia 925 has 0.5 inches larger display size of 4.5 inches than 4.0 inches of Nokia Lumia 920. The display type in the former is AMOLED capacitive multi touchscreen, 16M colors and PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display. The latter has display type of IPS LCD capacitive multi touchscreen with 16M colors. Lumia 925 has a superior display resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, against the display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels of Lumia 920. Similarly, the former has a thick pixel density of 332 ppi, as compared to 233 ppi of the latter. Once again, the Lumia 925 has a better screen protection with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, as against the scratch resistant glass protection provided in Lumia 920. This shows that, the Nokia Lumia 925 is the winner in all the departments of display.
Sound and memory features
Both smartphones have the sound features like Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones, loudspeakers and 3.5 mm jacks. But, Lumia 925 has an extra sound feature of Dolby Headphone sound enhancement. The internal memory of 925 is 16GB. But, it lacks microSD slot. On the other hand, the internal memory of 920 is 8GB with provision to expand memory up to 64GB via microSD card. 1GB RAM of Lumia 925 is double than the 512MB RAM of Lumia 925. So, in sound and memory features too, Lumia 925 is the winner.
Connectivity and speed of connection
Both smartphones have connectivity features like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. But, the connectivity in Lumia 925 is with Wi-Fi hotspot and is DLNA certified. It also has NFC connectivity, which is missing in Lumia 920. The HSDPA speed of 42.2 Mpbs in Lumia 925 is double than the speed of 21.1 Mpbs available in 920. Thus, Nokia Lumia 925 also wins in connectivity and speed.
Camera and video features
Nokia Lumia 925 equipped with a primary camera of 8.7 MP at the rear. It supports image resolutions up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. It has features like Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization (OIS), autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/3'' sensor size, PureView technology, geo-tagging and touch focus. On the other hand, the primary camera in Lumia 920 is of 5 MP at the rear, supporting image resolutions up to 2592х1936 pixels. The camera has features like autofocus, 1/4'' sensor size and geo-tagging. Lumia 925 also sports a 1.3 MP front facing camera for video calling at 720p@30fps. However, there is no secondary camera in Lumia 920. The video recording capability of primary camera of Lumia 925 is at 1080p @30fps with video stabilization, where it is 720p @30fps in Lumia 920. Nokia Lumia 925 has a very big advantage over Nokia Lumia 920, in camera and video recording features.
OS, Chipset, CPU, GPU and Sensors
Both smartphones runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS. Nokia Lumia 925 powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor, supported by Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 225 graphics processor. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 920 powered by 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, supported by Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset and Adreno 305 graphics processor. The sensors available in the former are accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass, while the latter has only accelerometer and proximity sensors. As such, Nokia Lumia 925 is way ahead than Lumia 920 in processing power.
Browser, radio, GPS, Java and colours
Both smartphones supports for the same browser, HTML5. Lumia 925 is the winner in providing an FM radio, which is lacking in Lumia 920. As far GPS and Java is concerned, both smartphones have same features, providing A-GPS and GLONASS , but without the Java support. Lumia 925 is available in black, white and gray colors, where Lumia 920 is available in yellow, red, cyan, white and black colors.
Audio and video file formats support
Both smartphones supports for audio file formats like MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA and video file formats like MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV.
Some other features
Both smartphones have more features like SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Document viewer and editor, Video and photo editor, Voice memo, command, dial and Predictive text input.
Nokia Lumia 925 has been equipped with powerful a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery, as compared with Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery of Nokia Lumia 920. The talktime support for the former is up to 18 hours and 20 min on 2G network and up to 12 hours and 40 min on 3G network, where it is up to 14 hours and 40 min on 2G network and up to 9 hours and 40 min on 3G in Lumia 920. The music play is up to 55 hours in Lumia 920, as compared to music play of up to 61 hours in Lumia 925.
The Finnish mobile maker, Nokia has formed a definite strategy to make Nokia Lumia 925, as the new flagship model of the company. This is clear from the fact that, Nokia has planned to release Nokia Lumia 925 from June, 2013, just two months after the release of Nokia Lumia 920. The reducing of the price of Nokia Lumia 920, coinciding with the announcement of Nokia Lumia 925 is, the clear sign of Nokia strategy. The price of 469 euros announced for the international market works out to Rs.33,830. The price of Nokia Lumia 925 for the Indian market is yet to be announced by the company.
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