T-Mobile Lumia 925 will have Wi-Fi calling, 16GB of storage and more
Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Nokia Lumia 1020, but let us not forget that T-Mobile is poised to launch the fantastic Lumia 925 within the coming days (or weeks). In fact, that press event is tomorrow and we’ll of course be there to cover it.
Now, the support page for the T-Mobile branded Lumia 925 has gone up and we can finally confirm once and for all its final specs.
- Battery - Talk time: 9 hours; Standby time: 400 hours
- Display - 4.5" 1280 x 768 screen, Nokia ClearBlack ™ technology
- Memory - 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM; No memory card support
- Network - 2G/3G/4G/LTE Capable
- Wi-Fi Calling with included Micro GBA SIM card
- Smartphone Mobile HotSpot - up to 8 connections
- HD Voice [12/28]
We’re not going to lie here: we’re darn excited that we have a T-Mobile account and happen to have their 4G LTE coverage (we’re rocking it on a not-so-amazing BlackBerry Q10). When combined with their Wi-Fi calling feature, which we demoed here on the T-Mobile Lumia 521, we left very impressed. Indeed, if you’re around Wi-Fi all day like we are, we’re putting that feature out there as a major selling point for you to consider. The HD Voice feature (opens in new tab) should also go a long way for clearer calls.
While we can now confirm that this won’t have 32GB of storage like a few carrier variants do of the 925, it looks like users will have to get by with 16GB. We’re okay with that as 16GB is the sweet spot for most users, though admittedly a microSD expansion would have been preferred.
The Nokia Lumia 925 builds off of the polycarbonate Lumia 920 by forgoing built-in Wireless Qi charging to make it thinner. Combined with its AMOLED display and aluminum chassis, the phone is in our opinion, substantially lighter and more nimble. Users who still want Wireless Qi charging can opt for a backplate to enable the feature.
You can read our full review of the Nokia Lumia 925 right here for more information (www.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-925-review), though we’re certain to get out hands on the T-Mobile version sooner than later too.
Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab); Thanks, Praveen, for the tip!
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One X I got this January and had it unlocked, and loaded CM10 ( I like the stock looking Android ); works well but camera suffers a little without Sense ROM. It's my daily driver right now.
The 920, I bought it off a reviewer who didn't need it anymore, like new condition. Bought it the day after at&t ended exclusivity. This thing is the best WP8 device I've used yet. 920 takes amazing photos and videos. and with the app situation getting better, I'll be seeing myself using Windows Phone exclusively.
"(Frankly, I'm not impressed with Verizon)"
As to who really cares? People that think words have meaning but given how we are redefining everything else these days I guess I shouldn't expect much.
To get in the spirit of things: I'm looking forward to getting the HTC 925!!!
It would just raise the niveau and quality of this site a bit more above the others if you'd actually correct the obvious mistakes (especially when not marking the part of the text as a direct quote).
Just my 2 cents
EDIT: To make it clear, I don't think it's your fault. But I think you could do even better ;)
People who know the difference?
I'm guessing you can't answer it without googling it because if you could, you wouldn't be making that statement. Either that or you just like having phones that you can't load any data to.
Also, I don't know if anybody can answer this, but if you buy an ATT phone to use on T-mobile, will you get the updates at the same time as other ATT users or are you stuck with T-mobile's piss poor support?
Cellular networks in the US make my head hurt.
Edit Daniel and the Team
*Note - I realize some people store large amounts of data on their phones and it's a personal preference.
which is why I wanted to make sure the 925 isnt going to have other storage issues as well.
The 1020 would be ideal, but I doubt I can wait that long. And I have a feeling there will be no update for the 810 to fix it.
Also note: I am a heavy game player and have several 1 GB games installed. NOVA3 Battlefield, Mass Effect, etc The 925 comes with Amber preinstalled, so the "other storage" issue is no longer there. I havent had to clear "other storage" at all. Also I dont know how the hump looked like it did in those early picture of the phone, it is barely noticible in real life.
You're bitching about your wifes 8x in a Lumia 925 release info article?
Hmmm. Stop bitching already or do it somewhere else.
The "Other" Storage bug intensifies that problem.
Until at least a few weeks has passed with the 925 out in consumers hands, there is no definitive proof that it has been fixed.
This is the type of bug that keeps people away from the platform regardless of phone manufacturer. Why is this so hard for you to understand?
I check immediately after installing large games and there is still only 36MB in my Temporary files. Thats what I have out of the box, so not a single MB was left after installation :D
Good news for all. No need to go out and get an iCrap device because they're worried about the "other" storage issue :)
Nokia just received the patent for its Graphene Layer for photo sensing on 6/11.
I'm in one of those areas. T-Mobile is zero bars, no signal, at my home, and since I work from home, they've always been a non starter. Even with the wi-fi calling, I'd have no cell phone coverage once I left home until I get to closest major city - about 20 miles away. Just sort of defeats the purpose of having a cell phone if you can't use it. So guess I'll stick with AT&T or an MVNO running on their network.
I have been a T-Mobile customer for nearly a decade but they just keep skimping on the phones I would want.
But I think I'll wait for something that has more storage