We were invited to a posh afternoon of all things Nokia last week at Salon De Ning in The Peninsula Manila. Manila's tech bloggers and media were excited because it's the launch of one of the most awesome handsets ever produced by the Finnish company called the Nokia Lumia 925.
Executives from Nokia Philippines, Microsoft Philippines and Smart Communications were there also to witness the unfolding of this newest piece of hardware from Nokia which boasts stern support for all 2G, 3G and 4G networks, 16 Million colors via its AMOLED capacitive touch screen and a tough Corning Gorilla Glass 2 exterior. It's only 4.9 ounces with dimensions set at 5.08 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches. It feels so comfortable in the hand when held up. It's got Wi-Fi support for standard 802.11 a/b/g/n networks so if you are on an access point that supports old networks, you can still connect with that (more like backward compatible).
The primary camera is 8 MP which also has the propreitary 3264 x 2448 pixel Carl Zeiss optics. The camera also has features like optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash on the back and even has photo interface where you can edit the image onto different ones/modes not found in other brands. They painstakingly made sure they have the right kind of software to support their images which is a plus on my books.
Nokia Lumia 925 also uses PureView technology which delivers outstanding photos in the goal of almost having it look life like. It's also got geo-tagging so you know where you took the photo and have that indicated on all apps that support it. A single touch on the screen takes the photos, it analyzes and shows you the best photo if taken on a series. It's also got 1080p HD video at 30fps and has video stabilization if your hands are too shaky.
It's a tad bigger than my iPhone5 and has got pre installed software from the Nokia Store which you can also mix and match according to your personality. The free apps are quite nice too and complements the handsets quite well. They have worked with these game and software developers closely so they can bring you only the best for your phones.
To test the photo capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 925, they got these two boxers cum models to do their thing. The handset can take series of shots and put them all into one photo, making you the master of your own images. +1 on that! It's images were quite good even on the very dark Salon De Ning but I haven't seen much noise on the output as we tested it out that afternoon. Game titles such as Temple Run, Toy Story Jigsaw Puzzle, Photo Funia Capsule and Amazing Alex are available so if you are into these games, go ahead and grab one of these Lumia handsets!
The handset will be available at SMART mid August so make sure you go to your nearest wireless center and ask about special plans and how to get it. It will also be released in the market around the same time so if you are looking for a smartphone with great specifications, features without breaking the bank, get the Nokia Lumia 925!
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