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  1. Smartie020's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Im a student, 24 from beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany.
    Im curious to the Windows Phone System.
    My main phone in the moment is the BB Passport and itll stay that way probably.

    But I like the windows phone system and just bought a Nokia 925 from Ebay .
    Hope to get it in the next few days.
    I heard Im able to get the newest update, when I register as a developer. Where can I do that? Love to play with new stuff like that.

    Just one question? Does this phone uses a micro sim?

    Greetings, wish you all a great christmas time ,

    Jannik
    12-23-2014 06:01 PM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Welcome. The phone uses indeed a micro sim.
    See for how to register below link http://www.wpxbox.com/install-window...ew-developers/
    12-23-2014 06:23 PM
  3. Smartie020's Avatar
    Great. Just registered. Many thanks
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-23-2014 06:44 PM
  4. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Willkommen (I believe that's how you spell it :P) I don't know much about the German language so yeah....

    Anywho it's interesting that you picked up a Gen 2 Windows Phone 8 device, the latest firmware updates will not benefit any of the Gen 2 phones. But you still have a great phone, the 925 can still feel great even after a year of being released. I know my 920 always felt smooth and fluid even after two years of using it.

    You'll either love or hate Windows Phone, here's hoping you'll love it :) Also if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask us. Do note some of us can be a bit rude at times but we mean no harm.
    12-23-2014 07:01 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think you'll like the 925 a lot. It is a great all-around phone and a very good representation of Windows Phone 8. Check out that camera in low-light-no-flash situations. It really shows off the imaging power of Nokia, IMHO.

    The micro SIM question was answered... As for the Preview for Developers: Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, all you need to know!

    Welcome aboard... I started with a Lumia 521 as I was WP curious. Liked it so much I moved to a 925 and now I'm using a 1520 as a daily driver... You may like it more than you think; bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!
    12-23-2014 07:45 PM
  6. Smartie020's Avatar
    Willkommen (I believe that's how you spell it :P) I don't know much about the German language so yeah....

    Anywho it's interesting that you picked up a Gen 2 Windows Phone 8 device, the latest firmware updates will not benefit any of the Gen 2 phones. But you still have a great phone, the 925 can still feel great even after a year of being released. I know my 920 always felt smooth and fluid even after two years of using it.

    You'll either love or hate Windows Phone, here's hoping you'll love it :) Also if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask us. Do note some of us can be a bit rude at times but we mean no harm.
    Hey, what do mean by the latest firmware will not benefit any of the Gen 2 phone?
    And I didnt knew I bought a Gen 2 phone, didnt even know there where generations
    12-24-2014 02:27 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Welcome to WindowsCentral. I'm glad you've joined our community.
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    12-24-2014 03:20 AM
  8. SamJHannan's Avatar
    Hey, what do mean by the latest firmware will not benefit any of the Gen 2 phone?
    And I didnt knew I bought a Gen 2 phone, didnt even know there where generations
    Gen 2 is referring to the fact its a x2x rather than a x3x such as the 930. All that means is new firmware updates (camera improvements etc) will mainly benefit the third gen phones and the 1520.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:37 AM
  9. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Slightly off topic, but how are you finding your BlackBerry Passport. I'm thinking of getting one...
    12-24-2014 04:11 AM
  10. gerzhwin's Avatar
    Heya! A warm-hearted welcome from Berlin, and nice to see some other Germans around here. If you have any questions you'd like to spell in German, please feel free contacting me via private message.
    12-24-2014 04:53 AM
  11. Cryio's Avatar
    The 920/925 are 1st gen WP8 devices.
    12-24-2014 04:56 AM
  12. Smartie020's Avatar
    Is my english that bad? :D
    12-24-2014 05:16 AM
  13. Smartie020's Avatar
    But the 925 isnt so old If I remember correctly. Pitty they dont benefit from the newest updates....

    First I wanted to buy a 535, but i feared because of the display, which isnt the best and furthermore many tests revealed its unresponsive and the system is stuttering sometimes. Thats wh< thought the better buy would be the 925 -.- well i just paid 150€, maybe I sell it then. I want the newest software xD
    12-24-2014 05:20 AM
  14. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Indeed you did the 925 is better than the new low/middle spec modules.
    Play around with it and buy in a while a second hand 930 (I got it a few month back for 280 euro and included a QI charger) or a 1520.
    12-24-2014 05:54 AM
  15. Smartie020's Avatar
    SO what am I missing out? Except from Camera Improvements?
    Hope Ill get Cortana^^
    12-24-2014 07:19 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    I love your Country. I spent may wonderful days in your country over the years. I worked for Carl Zeiss and spent time in Oberkocken and also worked for Siemens and spent many good days in Karlsrhue. The scenery is beautiful, the food is good and the beer is excellent.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family from Arizona, USA.
    12-24-2014 07:45 AM
  17. mathsisbest's Avatar
    SO what am I missing out? Except from Camera Improvements?
    Hope Ill get Cortana^^
    You'll get Cortana. I've got it on my Lumia 625, 920, 930, 1020 and 1520. So it's available on both budget and high end phones
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-24-2014 09:27 AM
  18. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Indeed cortana is live in Germany. But only the 930 (icon) and the 1520 get "Hey Cortana" because this feature is hardware related (need snapdragon 800).
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-24-2014 09:37 AM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    We are all hoping new, top tier hardware will be announced this Spring...

    I think the 925 is a good start and I wouldn't be so fast to dump her. I'm telling you, get some photos with it and you'll be so happy with what 8MP of quality imaging can look like rather than, "Oh, by the way, we shoved a camera around back somewhere." My 925 was a workhorse and I got a lot out of it. Navigation, photos, music player, Office, comm, Live Tile updates on what interested me most, battery life, screen readability, etc. She'll treat you fine until a new flagship sails into harbor.

    925 is still a very recommendable phone for the next 6 months at least.
    aximtreo and TechFreak1 like this.
    12-24-2014 10:24 AM
  20. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Yeah sorry for the long wait, but yes when I said the latest firmware won't benefit the 925, I simply meant the camera improvements. There might be some behind the scene improvements like battery, audio, Wi-Fi and others for the 925 but the main features of that update will not work on the 925.
    12-24-2014 01:32 PM
  21. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Welcome Smartie020 to Windows Central forums, Always nice to have new members join in, ask questions and post in the thread's.
    Good Luck
    RumoredNow and gpobernardo like this.
    12-24-2014 06:02 PM
  22. Smartie020's Avatar
    Ah okay. Well the camrea doesnt interest me that much. Itll do fine i guess. The camera on the 925 is known to be good anyway.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-24-2014 06:43 PM
  23. Athull's Avatar
    First of all welcome to this awesome community :)
    Secondly don't worry about the updates. Denim is just a small firm ware update focused on camera for the high end devices but ur still getting the OS updates that comes along like folders support on start screen.
    Also 925 just like all the WP8 Lumias is guaranteed to get WP10 next year so there's still a lot to look forward to on the device ;)
    12-25-2014 11:33 AM
  24. perfectthumb's Avatar
    Hi Smartie020, Welcome to WindowsCentral :)
    gpobernardo likes this.
    12-29-2014 02:57 AM
  25. Muessig's Avatar
    Welcome to the community! Looks like you've picked up yourself a nice device in the 925!
    aximtreo and gpobernardo like this.
    12-29-2014 04:49 AM
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