On Tuesday I was invited by 3 Monkeys PR to see the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 925. There was a time when Finish brand Nokia seemed dead in the water after being taken over by a flurry of Blackberrys and iPhones but thanks to a fantastic partnership with Windows, Nokia have found a new lease of life.
The Nokia Lumia fleet were launched in 2011 and since then they have gone from strength to strength with a selection of spectacular models and the Lumia 925 is the newest edition to the group. Unlike the other models it has a metal design which gives it a very sophisticated feel. A few people might have found the previous models of the Lumia a bit childish with the bright colours and the tiles but this new model will certainly change their minds.
At 13g the Lumia 925 is a touch bit lighter and with just over 12 hours talk time, it has a larger battery which is a huge relief for someone who is constantly tweeting, instagramming, texting, emailing and taking pictures. The interior of the phone has the usual impressive features that we have come to expect from the Lumia series. The model contains the latest Pureview camera innovation with a 8.7-megapixel sensor but the 925 has an additional lens element which also allows you to take fantastic images whether it is light or dark.
There are also great apps such as HERE Maps where you can discover the nearest restaurants, pubs and shops wherever you are. HERE Drive is basically a digital sat nav that guides you to your destination. The Nokia Smart Camera is a life saver, allowing you to shoot a sequence of photos and making it easier to capture great moments. Say goodbye to all those dud shots while your subject in mid flow. Sadly Instagram is not supported but you can get round that with clone like apps such as Metrogram. The images look awesome, very clear and glossy. I have not sussed out how to get Pinterest but I am still working on it.
My only gripe about this phone is that as it is a Windows phone and I am very Google orientated I cannot sync my calendar with the map facility as I can with my Samsung and Blackberry. Unfortunately that is an essential feature for someone who has to navigate themselves to different events on a regular basis. Despite this the Lumia 925 is one hell of a phone; it looks good and feels great in your hands. I have not quite got to grips with typing on a touchscreen but the screen for the 925 is really easy to use. The chrome finish of the model gives it a very luxurious feel that everyone will aspire to.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is available from major phone outlets.