Reader Poll - What do you think of the Nokia Lumia 925?
Okay folks, it's time for another quicky reader poll! Today's topic: the Lumia 925.
We can already tell this one is causing some divisions, with those thinking its not a worthy Lumia 920 upgrade (even though it's not positioned as such) and those who finally have a reason to get a flagship Nokia (or even the opportunity, hello T-Mobile!).
Which camp do you fall into: hit or miss? Take the poll and let your voice be heard.
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But I am quite happy that the 925 and 928 are being released. It all serves to increase Windows Phone marketshare.
People want Nokia to create Aladdin's magic carpet.
6 Lens instead of 5...check
I think it looks good. But I don't think it will do well.
I feel like a lot of people are being whiners about this in terms of camera/specs, because they were somehow expecting the next generation of hardware which we all knew wasn't really coming. Shame on them for expecting otherwise when we don't even have a new hardware spec from Microsoft.
This phone looks nice, and is a great WP8 option for Tmobile, but as someone who is about to offload their HTC Trophy and move to the 928 on Verizon, I'm glad this wasn't more than it is.
Still, I do think Nokia needs to start showing some more forward progress soon. Of course, I say this at a time when Nokia has like 75% of all WP sales, and WP market share is increasing, so maybe they're doing exactly what they need to..
1. Not positioned as a successor to the 920, so those with 920 can feel good about the choice they made and not that they need something more on AT&T. Most comments I have read fall along those lines.
2. This is designed to be T-Mobile's flagship as the 928 is Verizon's. Lately, I was worrying that Nokia was only positioning themselves for the low-mid-tier devices. Leaving many of us looking all too seriously at other devices or even platforms.
3. People who buy their phones outright unlocked and sim free have been waiting for these announcements. I am thinking in some form or another, all three (920, 925 and 928) will be available in other markets sim free. Now I get to choose whether to finally go for a discounted 920 or wait a little longer for one of these.
4. As for the 925. The 16GB is a waste of time. No device can now be called a flagship with lesson than 32gb. Windows Phone has far too many compromises. If you want expandable memory or even more than 32gb, you must lower your expectations for screen, or camera, or abandon PureView. If T-Mobile is only getting a 16gb model, that is not good enough. Apple drops their older machines to bargain status, and their top player has 2-3 levels avaialable from 16 clear to 64gb. 2011 saw a single Windows Phone with 32gb and until the 920, it has basically stayed that way. Even the Ativ S, which was touted as getting a 32GB model w/MicroSD expansion has been no where to be seen.
I currently sport an HTC Titan. 8mp camera, 16gb storage. While I understand moving up to Windows Phone 8, wireless charging, dual core make a difference, not enough to jump at a WP8 device, or I would have popped for an 8X. Dual core means not nearly as much as more memory. I am bumping my head on that ceiling, and going anything less than 32gb is a waste of time and money.
Verizon regretted not going with the iphone when apple approached them and it ended up going to cingular. I think the same may be true for windows phone ... only the future will tell.
It wasn't Nokia's intention for Lumia 920 owners to dump their 920's and purchase this 925; Nokia's intention was to give T-Mobile users a variant of the Lumia 920!
I hope this is the future of the Lumia line. I like the idea swapping out the charging covers. I'm always hestitant to buy a phone in a bright color because I figure I would get sick of it. This is a great alternative...
Much better than the 928 and I'm kind of surprised that VZ didn't pick this up. Hopefully the next AT&T flagship will be an updated version of this design with new internals.
Hope you enjoy your new device :)
Either you integrate wireless charging in a single removable cover or you just leave it out. I am waiting for the successor of the 820 which failed on me for other reasons but was the closest one of all lumias.
I use wireless charging since the first Palm Pre and am not gonna give it up.
A sexy beast which is kind of heavy but bright and eye-catching --> 920
+ Slightly improved camera (allegedly)
It doesn't seem to be better than the 920, but I do like the styling more. Definitely is a worthy complement to their existing product line. And I for one am happy to exclude wireless charging in exchange for a lighter and smaller body - as is, I think, most of the public.
The 16GB storage limitation is a severe drawback though, with no expansion slot. Don't know what the hell they were thinking there. I hope there'll be a 32GB option available after all.
Sadly, Samsung have driven the market in the ridiculous direction of their "phablet" monstrosities. What happened to using a phone as a phone, in one hand, upright (portrait)?