Press Release: Nokia Introduces the Lumia 925

| May 14, 2013 | 157 Replies

New interpretation of world’s most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images

London, UK – Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. TheNokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.

Nokia Lumia 925The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next
generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram.

“We keep innovating,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “We’re advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925.”

The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.

Leading Nokia services, such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists, add to the great proposition offered by Nokia’s latest smartphone.


The Nokia Lumia 925 is being introduced into Europe with Vodafone, along with other operator and retail partners. Patrick Chomet, group director of Terminals at Vodafone said: “The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging. We look forward to offering the Nokia Lumia 925 across our markets on Vodafone Red, as well as other tariffs, enabling customers to make the most of their new smartphone on Vodafone’s fast and reliable network. Vodafone customers will also have exclusive access to a 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 925, giving them even more capacity to store all their content for personal and business use.”

Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division, added: “Together with Nokia, we continue to change the way people think about smartphone cameras. The work Nokia has done with the Lumia 925 further enhances the imaging capabilities of the Lumia smartphones.”

In addition to Europe, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the US by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom. Sales are expected to start in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally.

Nokia Lumia 925
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Battery 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Front facing camera 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

Read more about the Nokia Lumia 925 on Nokia Conversations.


Category: Lumia, Nokia, Press Release, Windows Phone

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  • tomwhat

    hahahahaha haha ha it’s getting more and more funny with this WP strategy…at least they made it now on par with BB10 and it’s multiple camera shot options.

    I bet an N10 and N11 would be so far ahead of this WP8 crap already if they would have only supported an alternative strategy + they would have kept their loyal supporters. I’m mutch more thrilled for Blackberry Live tonight 🙂

    • Symbianitta

      Nokia was already losing their loyal customers in 2010. Nokia was losing unit sales in high end and in mid range. Nokia was also losing market share in every smartphone segment.

      Nokia just didn’t have modern smartphones.

  • lol

    hahahahaha haha ha it’s getting more and more funny with this WP strategy…at least they made it now on par with BB10 and it’s multiple camera shot options.

    I bet an N10 and N11 would be so far ahead of this WP8 crap already if they would have only supported an alternative strategy + they would have kept their loyal supporters. I’m mutch more thrilled for Blackberry Live tonight 🙂

    • Mark

      You know, posting the same comment twice under different names doesn’t make you any more clever.

      Although, let’s face it, nothing would make you clever.

      • +1

      • lol

        oh! thx for the compliment…
        (still laughing)

  • Paul Grenfell

    Will wait and see what nexus 5 turns out. Other than that, experia z or optimus g or similar.

  • LaW

    So let me get this straight, they tried to please the stupid bloggers by making a phone 2.5mm thinner only to leave out 16Gb of storage and still no Micosd slot. No standard wireless charging in it and no Xenon flash. Where the lumia 928 (regardless of build materials)has mot of these extras and is still thinner than lumia 920!

    What are you thinking nokia, This is the first time ive seen a worst featured phone from a “supposed” higher flagship device. Just shocked really

    • Paul Grenfell

      Did you really expect different from Nokia?

      • LaW

        This time i did, this is there 3rd attempt in making a flagship device (900 920 925) but most disappointing the lumia 920 was much better than lumia 900, where as the 925 is worse the 920!

        • Paul Grenfell

          Pathetic aren’t they? They have all the materials and Tech to build a killer phone, but choose not to.. Dumb.

          • Mark

            Oh wait. You’re they guy who kept going about his 808 which absolutely no-one in the world cared about, right?

        • gen

          Perhaps its not a big leap forward like the Lumia900 to 920, That’s because i don’t think Nokia want another device to kill their hero phone the Lumia920. The Lumia 920 is still the flagship and 925 is just a variant.

    • coolyaay

      The 928 is really more attractive than 925. If not do a monster hump like 808. Why not a 20mp? but keeping 8.7. What are the Nokians thinking.
      This Event sucks.

    • Michael

      The 928 isnt thinner.

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  • pezman726

    Most advanced Lens technology…but not a Zeiss lens?

    • pezman726

      hmm…it looks like in the announcement on stage, they said zeiss lens…but i dont see it in the press release.


    I think this Lumia 925 is in response to the iPhone 4/5 design.

  • Xpress0705

    Comments from on The Verge:

    Nokia HQ:

    CEO: “Ok so we’re dishing out this mediocre update to the Lumia. No-one use the term mediocre though.

    Minion: “How about………..‘incremental?’

    CEO: “Brilliant. Haha those idiots. Let’s really hit them with a moron double-decker sandwich and cut the memory by 50% and raise the price a bit”

    Minion: “You are a genius maaaarrsttaaaaa”

    CEO: “Ok, so who’s going to present this sucker? I mean we need to rekindle some of that old Steve Jobs magic on the stage”

    Minion: “Well the babes will all be with me on the yacht, how about dumpy Debra from HR and the evil guy from Hunger Games?”

    CEO: Sigh. Ok fine, but we’re NOT paying them. Put them in some outfits or something. We gonna polish this turd till I can see my face in it!!!

    Epic conclusion of this announcement!

    • laalaa



      “We gonna polish this turd till I can see my face in it!!!”

      talking about polishing a turd, how many times have Apple polished up the iPhone …. iPhone4/4s

      i wonder what the iPhone 5s will look like ….maybe it will come with magic

      • Pathetic

        hahahahahah, is all I have to say, hahahahahaha.
        disappointed? Why? if it is the most innovative phone in the industry, hahahahahahaha, the biggest flop in the industry

  • zlutor

    Am I the only one who is getting fed up with “world’s most innovative smartphone” mantra? Why is it so innovative?

    Yes, it has fancy camera, for sure but what else? I’m a Nokia fan but enough is enough…

    • Paul Grenfell

      The 808 still has the best camera.

      • Otto

        He said “fancy”. 😉

      • Symbianitta

        808 has probably the best camera sensor hardware but it’s more or less crippled by the software.

        • incognito

          So is this device, yet it has far worse camera as well…

  • My 3 words for nokia

    • Viipottaja

      My 4 words for you:
      NO IT IS NOT. 😛

      • coolyaay

        4 words should be Nokia is already died

  • Viipottaja

    Ok, so disappointment relative to the hyped up expectations for sure. We never learn. 😀

    But let me break it down for yous all. 😛 It’s all about product line management and refreshment it seems – for good or bad.

    1) Design: I personally like it. I am sure it helps address the critiques levied on the 920’s weight and size. So it has a clear rational and was important for Nokia to get out (sure, perhaps it should have been in the original 920 but perhaps there were good reasons for it not being the case; the OIS tech had to be proven and then refined) Colors are left subdued to a) provide more incentive to buy a colorful high margin wireless charging cover b) differentiate from the rest of Lumias (in part to give some another incentive to buy the 920 instead) c) address the segment that is probably there that doesn’t like the brighter colors

    2) Camera: ok, let’s wait and see the results, shall we? Another lense element MAY make a significant difference, in part presumably reflected by the new ISO3200 setting – better pics in both bright and low light conditions?

    3) 16GB for general market and 32GB for some carriers: I guess this is part of the product line management (again, giving some an incentive to buy the 920 instead) and, some would argue, a lesser evil than complete carrier exclusives. Plus, I would guess the 32GB variant will come available to all at some point.

    So, the question is – would it have been better for Nokia to not release this? Of course not. Particularly nice to see it being picked up by T-Mo in US and Voda in Germany. Both challenging markets for Nokia.

    Let’s see how it does in the market place – AND continue our wait for the EOS. 😛

    • laalaa

      well, this “product management” philosophy has been killing nokia ever since the n95. let’s face it, the lumia 920 should have been this thin and heavy in the first place. thinking that they can fight the galaxy and iphone lineup with this is just pathetic.

      i actually wonder how it was even possible that nokia released the n95 in the first place. vanjoki must have fought an army of product management trolls in order to have the n95 released as it was…

      • Viipottaja

        “the lumia 920 should have been this thin and heavy in the first place”

        Agree, if it was possible. I don’t know of it was. I would guess it wasn’t, without risking OIS being a failure. Remember, the 920 may have been hardware wise ready in the summer of 2012 already, but had to wait for WP8.

        • laalaa

          clamshell design, touchscreen ui, thin design… pretty much everything seems to be hard or impossible for nokia. they really should react faster to changes in the markets. releasing something 6 months later is just unforgivable. they will never regain volumes with this type of mentality.

          quite simply the recipe for success is that they release one “hero” device every 10-12 month period. the reputation of this device enables them to also sell cheaper devices. if they don’t have a galaxy s4 or iphone 5 type of hero, the majority will never even consider them.

          the 920 was obviously a miss and the 925 is just too late to the party to make an impression anymore. i just hope for nokia’s sake that this was just a stop-gap device intended to buy time to an announcement later in the summer…

  • burningBit

    Interesting. This reminds me of the story of the boy who crys wolf. Hype after hype followed by disappointment. I’m just afraid when Nokia shows the real deal no one is going to care anymore.

    • Symbianitta

      Nokia has been disappointing people almost every time since 2007. Someone might even say every time but perhaps not in the low end.

      OPK almost killed Nokia.

      • burningBit

        Ah, I’m glad there is finally something the both of us can agree on: Nokia is still not learning at all and getting from bad to worse.

        • Symbianitta

          Et oikein ymmärtänyt.

          • burningBit

            LOL! So everytime you can’t counter the argument you just go finnish? That’s a really pathetic way to go my dear. It just reflects badly on yourself.

            • Symbianitta

              Tuossa aikaisemmin tuli jo todettua, että ymmärsit suomea paremmin kuin englantia. No, en ole varma ymmärtämisestä, mutta asia meni ainakin paremmin perille suomeksi.

              Parasta jatkaa sillä kielellä jolla homma toimii parhaiten.

              • burningBit

                Nothing was proven. You’re just acting like a spoilt princess cause you have no proper counter argument. That’s not the way a girl should behave my dear.

                • Puhelimellanikin

                  Ryhdy kirjoittamaan suomeksi kun kerran sitä tajuatkin englantia paremmin.

                  Aika helppoa.

                  • burningBit

                    Awwwwww… cute.

      • akse

        Not many was disappointed by N9.. only the fact that they wont update the platform anymore

        • Symbianitta

          Not that many people even used it. That’s why they were not so disappointed.

          It was pretty much one trick pony.

          • Heikki Niininen

            Hmm, taidat olla sama henkilö joka kirjoitti Uuno Turhapuron ja Gordon Ramsayn nimimerkillä? Miksi vaihdat nimimerkkiäsi koko ajan?

            • Symbianitta

              Jos en vaihtaisi, niin sitten pitäisi muistaa se sähköpostiosoite mikä tuli laitettua Email-kenttään kun selaimen avaa uudestaan. Eikä sitä aina muista.

              Helpompaa ottaa uusi.

              Sitäpaitsi, moni muu MNB:ssa tekee ihan samaa.

  • Lame.
    I still don’t have an alternative for my almost three years old N8…
    Nokia should think more about their loyal customers and release the ‘eos’ because it’s the only device that can replace my lovely N8

    • Viipottaja

      Besides the Xenon you should probably wait for some test results first. I mean G4 beat the N8 in AAS test…

      • Sorry but my brother have the galaxy s4, N8 is still the camera king

        • Viipottaja

          Sorry but I tend to trust Steve Litcfield’s tests more. You should of course trust your brother. After all, he is not heavy.

          • milojko

            umm for some reason his marking system and testing methodology was very wrong in this test

            at first, S4 doesn’t show real colors and it shows some details not existing in real world at all like borders around letters etc. like some glitch in a video game…

      • milojko

        except for showing details and colors not existing in real world

  • zokabosanac

    Actualy it is excelent device. I would buy it, if it had sd card slot, and vibrant colors(cyan, yellow) like on other lumias.

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  • Hypnopottamus

    I honestly think people’s expectations with this event were too high. I always saw this announcement as a carrier exclusive release announcement to variants of the Lumia 9xx series flagship phone. If you want a major/new announcement of new phones, Mobile World Congress and Nokia World are your best bet.

    To me, the biggest announcement today was the impending update coming for Lumia phones. Other than that, not much going on unless you are with T-Mobile or Verizon and a few other carriers devoid of flagship Lumias.

    • t t

      Why Nokia did this event for one re-designed Lumia 920? Press release would have been better.

      Why Microsoft is developing WPhone platform so slowly? Still no 1080p screen or big 5 to 6 inch screens.

      • akse

        Probably to promote Vodaphone and T-Mobile..

        Also the new camera software etc.

  • Ruben

    there is something HTC on this lumia 925… sad but i can’t help but look at it and see some copy paste .

  • D Harries

    Did anyone watch the video about how the camera works?

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