blog If you go back to Delimiter’s review of Nokia’s top of the range Lumia 920 model, you’ll find that we thought it an excellent smartphone, but handicapped to a fair degree by its weight and bulkiness. Well, Nokia was apparently listening to reviewers worldwide, and has recently launched a new high-end model with very similar specifications to the 920, but with a thinner and lighter aluminium casing. The Lumia 925, the Finnish manufacturer announced this morning, will launch in Australia “this month” through Telstra and Optus, as well as “all major retailers” (Allphones, Dick Smith, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Network Communications, Fone Zone and Leading Edge), for a RRP of $699. Here’s what the Verge had to say about the model in its review:
“Nokia has mostly nailed the design with the Lumia 925, but Windows Phone is holding it back … The Lumia 925 is the best Windows Phone you can buy right now, but compared to an iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4 it’s still lagging behind on the software front.”
For our money, although we haven’t tested it yet, it’s looking like the Lumia 925 is very likely to become the new reigning king of Windows Phones when it launches in Australia later this month. However, the wider question is how it will go against the leading models from non-Windows Phone manufacturers — Apple and Samsung being the two out in front of the pack. Nokia’s previous Windows Phone models have been very strong in terms of their build quality and overall package. But I agree with The Verge — the software and the availability of third-party apps isn’t really there yet, and none of my friends that I know of has actually bought a Windows Phone recently. It’ll be interesting to see if the Lumia 925 can move that needle.
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