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Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 925

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Lumia 925 is better than the 920 in most, but not all ways. Nokia clearly made sacrifices for a slimmer design, but we think they're worth it.

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Pros
  • Entertaining, addictive new Smart Camera functions
  • Improved camera results
  • Thin and light, well-built
  • Vivid AMOLED display, option to adjust color profile
Cons
  • Lacks built-in contactless charging
  • Disappointing app selection, still
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
fearedspark
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
mconway
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
juncug
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
90
Average user Score
 
90
fearedspark
09.29.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
mconway
10.05.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
juncug
09.06.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
mcn31l
08.20.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
rocky360
06.02.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
fpartida
05.10.14
My job gives me my choice of phones. In my desk drawer you'll find an iPhone 5, Note 3, HTC One and a Galaxy S5. However in my pocket I carry with me the Nokia 925. I even had to shell out the money to buy it without a contract. That's how great this phone is. Camera, fell, screen size, battery life..best phone.
 
90
mobilelawyer
04.30.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
zaki67
04.21.14
I was surprised when I had problems syncing the phone to my work exchange e mail ,I thought this would at least be simple since both are Microsoft!
 
100
repplile
03.30.14
I recently purchased this phone during the HSN sale for a cool $200. It's been a wonderful device so far, especially in its design, ease of use, and overall speed. My previous two phones were a nexus 4 and a lumia 521. When compared to the Nexus 4 I would say the devices are roughly comparable in speed and call quality. I prefer the design of the Lumia both aesthetically and functionally since I have not needed to use a case with it but both are pretty phones. The camera is drastically better on the lumia, as is the battery life though if you're a heavy app user the play store lineup is much better. Overall they're both premium phones in the sub $300 dollar price segment and you can't really go wrong either way. Nonetheless I prefer the build quality, camera, battery, and even the OS of the Lumia over that of the Nexus.The comparison with the 521 is extremely one-sided, as they're not directly comparable phones. I really enjoyed my 521 as it's been extremely durable and surprisingly functional as a smart phone at a low pricepoint. That being said its camera leaves a lot to be desired and though it is relatively quick to navigate around WP 8 the difference in performance is notable. I would guess the 521, due to its lighter more plasticity materials, is more durable because dropping it on the ground simply causes the rear shell to come off and there are no glass panes to break, but aside from that there are few advantages to it. Overall I'm a really big fan of the 925 and can't wait for the 8.1 update to come down the pipe and enhance the value of what is a $200 premium smart phone even further.
 
90
entropyguy
03.25.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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