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  1. LanunReviews's Avatar
    I wouldn't be as disappointed if the L925 had the same Xenon flash as the 928, which in my opinion is superior to the L920. But on the hand the L925 looks to be inferior to the L920 and obviously L928, with its step back in both storage and design. The camera is touted to be the best out of the 3 so I'll have to wait until more in-depth reviews come out on the real-world performance on this before deciding whether to pick up the L920 or L925.
    05-14-2013 04:17 PM
  2. sinime's Avatar
    IDK about a Xenon flash... Most articles say it can't be used constantly on (video or flashlight)... I have to admit that I use my 920 as a flashlight very often... I might not mind a xenon flash, but only if an LED flash was also included.
    05-14-2013 04:25 PM
  3. MattMamba2012's Avatar
    IDK about a Xenon flash... Most articles say it can't be used constantly on (video or flashlight)... I have to admit that I use my 920 as a flashlight very often... I might not mind a xenon flash, but only if an LED flash was also included.
    928 has both xenon and led. I agree with you, I also use my Lumia 920 as a flashlight and I don't think that's possible with a xenon flash. I don't know why though.
    05-14-2013 04:28 PM
  4. sinime's Avatar
    928 has both xenon and led. I agree with you, I also use my Lumia 920 as a flashlight and I don't think that's possible with a xenon flash. I don't know why though.
    Cool! Didn't realize it had both.
    05-14-2013 04:36 PM
  5. Huime's Avatar
    I mentioned this over in the charging plate thread already, but didn't anybody notice that the charging plate covers up the speaker!!!
    That's a major design flaw and I cannot believe the stupidity that went into it. So if you want wireless charging, you have to sacrifice the speaker? Really? Come on Nokia, cannot be that hard to cut an opening in that charging shell, you did it for flash and camera lens. If they do it no, I'll take credit for it
    There is a slit, if you even care to check before opening fire.
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    05-14-2013 06:20 PM
  6. Jazmac's Avatar
    Nope. Not disappointed and its not all about you. This time.
    Hardware spec is mostly illusionary IMHO. We have a very good spec in the L920. Great camera and fantastic support. Speaking for myself, I'm living the dream.

    My L920 runs apps like butter. No lag in this phone. I can sit my phone on a QI bed at night and Its hot first thing in the morning with an all day battery. I could never do that when I was on that google mess. I can now.
    Bottom line, I'm good.

    L925? Cool. Its some T-Mo love. What I'm more interested in is what will be added to the OS...namely, Notification Center.

    Yeah, stuff like SD card, removable battery would be cool to have at some point but this OS is still young yet and it has to have time to evolve. I don't want another Windows Mobile debacle. So I'm content to wait. We got more of the most sought after apps in the mobile world, both here and on the way. Disappointment isn't how I see it. Its not about me this time, err, not directly. Next time, it'll be all about me.
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    05-14-2013 07:30 PM
  7. echoshizzle's Avatar
    If this phone is more than $400 I'll be disappointed.

    I personally feel you are giving up a few key features (32gb, Xenon flash and wireless charging) compared to the 920/928. Xenon flash especially. I understand you are giving it up because of the size,but at the same time you're buying a phone that's been on the market for 6 months. If the camera isn't significantly better than the 920 in day light; I think anything over $400 will be overpriced.

    With all of that said I'm glad T-Mobile is finally getting a flagship phone. In some ways I would have loved to see a 720 variant get released on t-mobile to hold us over until the next wave of Lumia devices later this year but this is a great start. If the price is right and it works on my old non contract $10 web plan, I very well may pick this up!
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    05-14-2013 08:00 PM
  8. MDboyz's Avatar
    I'm happy with the announcement. I don't want they kill off the Nokia 920 for only 6 months old. This gives me time to enjoy my Nokia 920 'till next upgrade end of this year.
    But I already knew ahead of time of the announcement. This is just the release of refresh Nokia 920 for the other two Verizon and T-Mobile. They did not have the flagship Nokia phone like ATT.
    05-14-2013 10:17 PM
  9. hary536's Avatar
    I am not disappointed at all. There are some technological advances here and software improvement for which a press conference is justified.
    1. Significantly thinner and lighter phone with significant internal changes in the design. First for Nokia.(This is just like iPhone 4S vs iphone 5 change for which they had a bigger press conference)
    2. Improved camera than 920. Theoretically should perform better than 920 in more varied conditions and should be able to fare well against HTC One, iphone 5 and GS4.
    3. Better speaker(audio quality enhancement)
    4. AMOLED(should consume less battery power compared to 920)

    SW:
    New Nokia camera apps. Which also warrant a press conference. Why? So that they can demo the people how to use those apps
    with some real-world examples. Now I know, they can make an ad for that, but I believe running an ad program is more expensive than arranging a press conference
    where several blogs will do automatic advertisement for you and create buzz.
    Double tap to wake, FM radio, Podcast app.

    Now if you consider the overall changes, I think it provides a very good competition to the phones release this year also.(only if people look past the on-paper specs which is
    Nokia's marketing challenge)



    I'm currently using the Lumia 920, which I like a lot. I was really looking forward to today to see what else Nokia had up their sleeve and was pretty disappointed to see it's just a lighter version of what I already have.

    6 Months is a long time in technology and the competition is getting better and better. I'm pretty shocked that Nokia had a press conference to announce this phone.

    Is anyone else disappointed with the lack of improvements in this announcement (both software and hardware)?
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    05-14-2013 10:51 PM
  10. tbonenga's Avatar
    16GB is a joke.......... should've been 64GB but I would've settled for 32GB. Tmo just continues to be the little guy.
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    05-14-2013 11:16 PM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    16GB is a joke.......... should've been 64GB but I would've settled for 32GB. Tmo just continues to be the little guy.
    They use research from market studies. 16GB is good for a majority users. I could get by with 8GB. There's only a few applications and songs I install.
    05-14-2013 11:26 PM
  12. AlexRodriguezNY's Avatar
    This isn't a upgrade for the 920, its a variant of the 920, as is the case of the 928. They weren't meant to replace the 920, they're meant to attract more customers and to expand their market by putting the flagship Nokia phone on multiple carriers. I.e. the 928 is Verizon only, the 925 is T-Mobile only, and the 920 is AT&T only.
    You can unlock AT&T 920 if you bought full price or if your account is in good standing with them.I bought mine full price back in november and they unlock it for me a few days ago because exclusivity period of 6 months ended the 9th. Now I can use it on T mobile
    05-14-2013 11:44 PM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    They use research from market studies. 16GB is good for a majority users. I could get by with 8GB. There's only a few applications and songs I install.
    I agree.
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    05-14-2013 11:57 PM
  14. charming_arpit's Avatar
    925 looks pretty sexy to me... ! I was always craving for AMOLED screen on Lumia 920 and 925 brings that change!
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    05-15-2013 12:06 AM
  15. Jakoh's Avatar
    I am disappointed at WP8 and its lame restrictions.
    05-15-2013 12:20 AM
  16. jabtano's Avatar
    I'm not at all and from what T-MO is saying they will have the 32 gb still even the 16 gb would be ok for me Let me see I have SkyDrive with a total of 50 gig. The device is fresh looking it's going to T-MO who has not had a high end WP8 device..the camera on the L925 is suppose to be better than the L920 with six lenses. also remember this Nokia world is in the fall that's when you may see the 5 inch phone but for now the folks who are on T-MO US are not unhappy with this device.
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    05-15-2013 03:00 AM
  17. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    I chose the HTC 8x over the 920 because I didn't like the shape and weight of the 920. If the 925 had been available (on AT&T) at that time I probably would have chosen the it over the 8x. I can see why 920 owners don't see the 925 as an improvement, but for those of us who didn't like the 920 it is a huge improvement. This is the phone Nokia should have released when they released that brick of a phone, the 920.
    Problem is that if they would have released this instead of the 920 they would have lost buyers like myself who would choose the 920 even if the 8x was equaly good simply because I would never buy a fragile lightweight phone.
    So imo the best thing is the option of both witch we now have.
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    05-15-2013 04:00 AM
  18. LMZR's Avatar
    My opinions on the L925 are mixed, to me the L920 was like the iPhone 4, while the L925 is like the iPhone 4S.

    The L925 does appeal to me. But if i were to choose over the L925 and the L920, I'd get the L920.
    05-15-2013 04:10 AM
  19. gedzum's Avatar
    At first I was a bit underwhelmed and not too fond of the design. But the more I see it, particularly in black, the more I seem to like it. Looking back, I can see this refresh as a necessary step. Here in the UK, both Vodafone and O2 (white version exclusive) will be stocking the device at launch, which should hopefully be an improvement, since I'm fairly sure O2 didn't stock the 920 until further down the line due to EE having it exclusively.

    I initially had a hardline stance that I wouldn't ditch my Lumia 800 for this, but after a while, it's certainly become a consideration.
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    05-15-2013 04:12 AM
  20. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Disappointment? Let me explain my stance.
    Judging from the numbering, I expected variants of the 920. Plain and simple. But...

    The Lumia 928 is a true 92x variant. They introduced a lighter and thinner 920 with everything and the kitchen sink included. 720 design? Bonus. Xenon flash? Bonus. AMOLED screen? Bonus. Longer battery life unless you show solid blocks of white? Bonus.
    Thing is, the Lumia 928 was what I wanted the 920 to be, minus everything Verizon did to it. (Do you realize how big of a marketing mistake Verizon did when they didn't do this: "The brand new Nokia Lumia 928, available in Verizon Red!" I mean, it's a walking advertisement, how could they miss it?)

    On the other hand, the 925 is better off in the 8xx family. This is the [S]first[/S]second time I've seen Nokia F--k up their tiers. (The first was with the $99 Asha 501.)
    Let's face it. They slashed the storage in half (and no microSD slot as compensation). They removed integrated wireless charging. For what could possibly be the thinnest Lumia ever? (That is a bouns though.)
    05-15-2013 04:23 AM
  21. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    They use research from market studies. 16GB is good for a majority users. I could get by with 8GB. There's only a few applications and songs I install.
    I use a Lumia 620 without a microSD card.

    They way I use it, I could live with an 8S!
    05-15-2013 04:25 AM
  22. Harry Wild's Avatar
    They might make the tmobile version 32GB, like vodaphone.
    It strange they would carry only the international version and not the exclusive version like Vodaphone has done. Who would limit their phone to only 16GB in todays world? A Movie HD takes up 2GB alone. My music library is 18GBs. Not sure what Nokia or T-Mobile is thinking. They must be on a Google drug or something that things everyone what to use the cloud storage - 7GB!
    05-15-2013 05:00 AM
  23. Harry Wild's Avatar
    They use research from market studies. 16GB is good for a majority users. I could get by with 8GB. There's only a few applications and songs I install.
    Memory is dirty cheap. It cost Nokia around $26 for 32GB of memory! For 16GB it is $20!
    05-15-2013 05:04 AM
  24. LanunReviews's Avatar
    Memory is dirty cheap. It cost Nokia around $26 for 32GB of memory! For 16GB it is $20!
    Try telling that to Apple, or anyone else offering internal larger storage sizes. For WP8 Flagships, Nokia set the minimum benchmark with 32GB internals, which is why I passed on the Ativ S with its measly 16GB. I was hoping for a 32GB variant of the 925 but it seems like Vodaphone is keeping that one to itself.
    05-15-2013 06:50 AM
  25. camptime's Avatar
    It strange they would carry only the international version and not the exclusive version like Vodaphone has done. Who would limit their phone to only 16GB in todays world? A Movie HD takes up 2GB alone. My music library is 18GBs. Not sure what Nokia or T-Mobile is thinking. They must be on a Google drug or something that things everyone what to use the cloud storage - 7GB!
    Think I know what they are think ;) Tell everyone they have plenty of storage in the cloud meanwhile they can make money as you burn through your data package.
    Last edited by camptime; 05-15-2013 at 06:16 PM.
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    05-15-2013 07:07 AM
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