Nokia’s newest flagship Windows Phone device, the Lumia 925, is available in Germany from today.
The device is a slightly improved Lumia 920 with some changes the Lumia 920 was criticized for. As an example the weight and thickness have been lowered, the camera has improved and there are some other software changes, which will be available on other Lumia devices as well.
The Lumia 925 spots a 4.5 inch WXGA (1280×768) OLED screen with PureMotion and Supersensitive touch. It weights light 139 grams and is only 8.5 mm thin. Unlike the Lumia 920 the 925 is made of aluminum. This not only causes a lighter, but also more durable device (which actually is not necessary since the 920 is the toughest device out there). The aluminum housing is also an antenna which makes the connectivity better.
Additionally Nokia has improved the camera by adding an additional lens, which means six instead of five lenses. This, in combination with a new camera algorithm, causes sharper and clearer pictures with more details.
On the software side Nokia has added the option to display the clock on the lockscreen when the display is turned off, which means the user doesn’t have to press any button to see the time. Also unlocking the phone by double tapping the screen is possible. Nokia has also added a new camera app called SmartCamera. It combines the actual app called smart shot with other options and can be set as the default camera app. These apps will also be available on existing Lumia devices.