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  1. paddylaz's Avatar
    So I bought two Nokia 925's. Having used iPhones for many years I decided to try a windows phone since I was curious and the price was very good. My wife likes her 925 and it seems to work as intended, however my 925 had some issues. The back top left back cover was a bit loose and this I could still forgive somewhat, but the earpiece speaker was faulty and would cause distortion with any volume above a whisper. I am now waiting for a replacement.

    So my final verdict? It's ok for the price but nowhere close to Apples build quality. Let me list a few reasons why:
    1. The machine process used in manufacturing is inferior, just look at the sim tray, its nowhere close to flush with the aluminium. Not to mention the fact that I had to send a phone back for the first time since I started using iPhones.
    2. Placing 2 925's next to each other would reveal that they look the same of course but it ends there. Things like button resistance and feel differ. The back lighting for the capacitive buttons aren't the same either. Even battery power seems to differ running the same OS version with the same apps and exact same usage. In the battery test my 925 outlasted my wifes by a good amount.
    3. Even the vibrating sound/feel is distinctly different with these 2 925's

    So how can 2 925's bought at exactly the same time differ in so many areas? The answer is that they were manufactured using different parts at different times (unlikely since the 925 is relatively new to market) or more likely the manufacturing process used is not as precise.

    I like the idea of Win phone 8 and will keep the device for the next year or 2 (if they can provide me one that works as expected). Microsoft is throwing a lot of money at it and I won't bet against them, but the hardware build quality must improve! Hopefully MS can start to challenge Apple now that they bought Nokia's smartphone division.

    If you read this and you are an iPhone user don't trust the reviews saying the 925 has superb build quality. Is it good? I would say yes but not close to an iPhone.
    Yeah I completely agree with this guy.

    I went through FOUR lumia 925's....only because aside from the build issues I thought it was by far the best looking phone out there. I also love windows phone 8 regardless of the app availability and development support compared to iPhone/android etc.
    09-27-2013 08:57 AM
  2. djmuzi's Avatar
    a iPhone is an iPhone.... You should compare the 925 with everything else but not with a perfect device like the iPhone :)I'm a big Nokia fan but using the iPhone 5 and the 925 there are 2 different worlds IHO :)
    09-27-2013 02:34 PM
  3. millenium 23's Avatar
    This was my solution toggle on/off airplane plane and it updates date and time
    09-28-2013 09:36 AM
  4. mjrtoo's Avatar
    a iPhone is an iPhone.... You should compare the 925 with everything else but not with a perfect device like the iPhone :)I'm a big Nokia fan but using the iPhone 5 and the 925 there are 2 different worlds IHO :)
    Using, or admiring, two very different things.
    09-29-2013 09:00 AM
  5. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Games just drain the battery like mad...
    09-29-2013 02:13 PM
  6. nos9's Avatar
    I'm getting this weird skipping/stuttering during music playback. It happens using wired headphones and my Bluetooth headphones. I know the songs aren't corrupted cause they play fine on my pc and on my old Dell Venue Pro. Is this a known WP8 issue or just a defect with my phone? Has anyone else experienced it?
    09-30-2013 02:04 PM
  7. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    With all these problems left unsolved, i think ill pass on selling my note 2 for this glitchy device.
    does the 920 experience the same ****s?
    09-30-2013 07:47 PM
  8. mjrtoo's Avatar
    With all these problems left unsolved, i think ill pass on selling my note 2 for this glitchy device.
    does the 920 experience the same ****s?
    Don't let the door hit ya...
    09-30-2013 11:11 PM
  9. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    im sorry, i dont get the figure of speech.
    Don't let the door hit ya...
    10-01-2013 01:00 AM
  10. Dhyan Hariprasad's Avatar
    Fb chat not working sometimes
    10-01-2013 11:24 PM
  11. Pavel Gotze's Avatar
    Thats really annoying, this morning no alarm started, checking the phone and its frozen again, black screen,but in dark i can see, whole LCD is kind a lightning in dark gray. Power button with no response. Only combination VOLUME DOWN+POWER helped to start the phone. What can we do with this. I like this device, but this is really something unreliable, thats serious issue.
    10-04-2013 01:50 AM
  12. Christo Mastoroudes's Avatar
    Got my replacement 925 this morning. Although technically working fine this time, there are some issues. The volume down button is so mushy that sometimes it doesn't work properly. The top back panel is loose on the left and right sides this time (last time it was just the top left). I am not happy but think I will just keep it since I'm not sure the replacement will be any better -_-

    I'm glad MS bought Nokia, they need some serious help with manufacturing quality.
    10-04-2013 04:01 AM
  13. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    Anybody experience slight ghosting, especially on white text
    When you swipe left or right from the homescreen? And sometimes I see a screen refresh line for a split second when in multitasking menu. Are these normal?
    10-06-2013 06:05 AM
  14. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    Also when mobile data is on the phone gets really really hot. And battery drain is 20%. I got,the phone today.
    10-06-2013 08:13 AM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    Also when mobile data is on the phone gets really really hot. And battery drain is 20%. I got,the phone today.
    for me setting the highest connection speed to lte fixes it, anything lower makes it warm
    10-06-2013 08:24 AM
  16. multo's Avatar
    Also when mobile data is on the phone gets really really hot. And battery drain is 20%. I got,the phone today.
    Could be an app causing it or data connection is weak. Haven't had 20% drain though. Mine hovers on the 3-5 even with data

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    10-06-2013 08:38 AM
  17. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    Could be an app causing it or data connection is weak. Haven't had 20% drain though. Mine hovers on the 3-5 even with data

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    maybe because my sim is only,3g?

    What about the ghosting on,white text when scrolling sideways? It's like the text isn't scrolling smoothly as if it was not rendered well. Is it normal? I have 3 days to exchange my phone
    10-06-2013 08:57 AM
  18. broar94's Avatar
    maybe because my sim is only,3g?

    What about the ghosting on,white text when scrolling sideways? It's like the text isn't scrolling smoothly as if it was not rendered well. Is it normal? I have 3 days to exchange my phone
    That's because of the AMOLED screen as I'm led to believe in the previous few reviews...
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    10-06-2013 01:15 PM
  19. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    Does anybody else experience this ghosting- like effect when scrolling sideways specially on white text? It looks as if the whites are in a state of being a static then quickly becomes clear??.

    Also, I have black,blotches in top and,left side of,the screen,when the screen is showing black colors only but it is undecipherable once some color kick in.

    Please tell me if this ain't normal so I,can replace this,phone if it's defective.
    10-06-2013 08:55 PM
  20. justinhopaolo's Avatar
    Does anybody else experience this ghosting- like effect when scrolling sideways specially on white text? It looks as if the whites are in a state of being a static then quickly becomes clear??.

    Also, I have black,blotches in top and,left side of,the screen,when the screen is showing black colors only but it is undecipherable once some color kick in.

    Please tell me if this ain't normal so I,can replace this,phone if it's defective.
    best way to,describe the scrolling is the texts look like they're warped. Is this normal with out amoled,screen?
    10-06-2013 11:30 PM
  21. Xi Luo's Avatar
    Bing Voice Search - Sorry, Cannot hear anything!
    Jdane07 likes this.
    10-10-2013 03:31 AM
  22. wpeightuser's Avatar
    I've had an iPhone 4s from day one. Right now, my iPhone has a non-functioning front camera (and if I accidentally switch to the front camera, I can't switch back until I close all camera apps, restart the phone, and wait a while). Analog audio output doesn't work.....playing music through headphone, or speakerphone = distortion at first, now silence. Using the speakerphone during a cellular call = distortion. Listening to google voicemails through earphone = distortion at first, now silence. The only way to get audio out without any kind of trouble is through bluetooth. Never been jail broken. At least my Home button never gave me problems, unlike some folks. How frustrating would that be?

    These aren't even visual/tactile problems, but major functioning problems of a smartphone. So what was that about iPhone's superb build quality? If my 925 takes a dump, I'm gonna get another Nokia. I'm betting my 925 now will last functionally longer than my 4s, which felt nice when I didn't have to actually use it, you know....to make calls....because it's a phone, right? :)
    10-10-2013 05:37 PM
  23. Daric Kindle's Avatar
    I have to disagree. This gap is an eye sore!! Let's wait until Nokia gets it right.
    10-12-2013 12:49 PM
  24. luk3ja's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm a newbie to this forum as I've just switched from an iPhone 3GS to a shiny new Lumia 925. Still getting used to the different OS but generally really pleased with the phone. I say "generally" as I'm now on my second handset from Vodafone UK, but this one seems to have the same issue as the first. When I make a phone call, I get a noise in the earpiece which is very similar to the noise you get when you hold a mobile phone next to a speaker (the duh duh duh duh noise!). When you're out and about it's not so noticeable but in a quiet room it's incredibly distracting. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue or whether I've been unlucky with two faulty handsets...?

    I should also add that the issue occurs in multiple locations (inside and outside) and my wife can also hear the noise so I know it's not just in my head

    Cheers.
    Mine still does this :/
    10-12-2013 07:54 PM
  25. luk3ja's Avatar
    What firmware are you on?
    3047.0000.1326.2006
    10-12-2013 08:05 PM
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