05-26-2013 04:09 PM
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  1. EDDS's Avatar
    I think the OP thinks the 925 is clearly better than the 920 when it's not.

    Both have pro's and con's against each other, the 925 is just a variant of the 920 with a few extra features and a few less features. Neither could be considered better because there is so little difference and it's up to the buyer which features are most important.
    05-14-2013 11:48 AM
  2. jaj324's Avatar
    WOW!!!! I just watched the video on WPCentral. At about a minute and 10 seconds into the vid the guy shows the 920 and 925 side x side with screens on. The 925 screen kills the 920!!! I mean kills it.
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    05-14-2013 12:00 PM
  3. Residing's Avatar
    I'm detecting quite a bit of rationalizing going on around here. 920 owners are hating on the 925 so they can feel better about being stuck with their 920 while new Lumia's are released. It's a disappointment, a step back, who cares if it's thinner, etc....... too funny.
    The negative comments from some of the Lumia 920 owners are very childish and disappointing. Truth is, if the Lumia 925 had everything that the Lumia 920, sans the yellow, red, and cyan colors, then those same Lumia 920 owners would be mad because Nokia released a device that was on par with Lumia 920 and with, while subjective, a favorable design.

    I like the Lumia 920, 925, and 928. And I like, even more so, that Nokia is actually putting thought behind their designs instead of just release plain and unimaginative slabs.
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    05-14-2013 12:03 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I don't hate the 925. I just thought with all the hype and a press conference there would have been more to it than a variant.

    Guess we were looking for the 920 successor, but that is yet to be announced. You know what they say, high expectations, lead to disappointment.
    Dazzi likes this.
    05-14-2013 12:10 PM
  5. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    There is a lot of negativity on the 925. I think some people were expecting a massive overhaul, even though it was always rumored to be a thinner aluminum 920 variant. How much can you expect to improve while also making it thinner? The 925 numbering was also a pretty good clue it wouldn't be a massive upgrade.
    05-14-2013 12:16 PM
  6. jfa1's Avatar
    I'm detecting quite a bit of rationalizing going on around here. 920 owners are hating on the 925 so they can feel better about being stuck with their 920 while new Lumia's are released. It's a disappointment, a step back, who cares if it's thinner, etc....... too funny.
    I have a 920 and I like the fact that that the 925 is thinner and less weight. I hope that that does not result in higher rates of breakage and screen cracking. I am not envious or jealous of the 925 because I ;like my 920 and enjoy its 32GB of storage. I am happy being on ATT and am not really into TMO or VZN or Sprint. I think and hope that the 925 will be a great device for and do well by TMO. The same with the 928 on VZN. We need all the carriers here in the US to carry WP* great phones and build the ecosystem.
    05-14-2013 12:20 PM
  7. a5cent's Avatar
    I don't get how people could have expected anything else than what the L925 turned out to be. Did people decide to ignore everything being reported on, and collectively infect themselves with a massive case of wishful thinking?

    Expecting an EOS announcement was just as ridiculous. Remember all the hate that went Nokia's way because they couldn't ship the L920 within days of announcing it? Now people were hoping Nokia would announce a device that everyone knows requires GDR3 that isn't scheduled to arrive before fall???

    How could any community be more inconsistent?
    05-14-2013 12:31 PM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    I don't get how people could have expected anything else than what the L925 turned out to be. Did people decide to ignore everything being reported on, and collectively infect themselves with a massive case of wishful thinking?

    Expecting an EOS announcement was just as ridiculous. Remember all the hate that went Nokia's way because they couldn't ship the L920 within days of announcing it? Now people were hoping Nokia would announce a device that everyone knows requires GDR3 that isn't scheduled to arrive before fall???

    How could any community be more inconsistent?
    DeLorean time machine, solves everything!
    05-14-2013 12:54 PM
  9. Luke Kailburn's Avatar
    I will admit I am jealous of the diet the 925 got. My only gripes with the 920 are it's thickness and weight. I don't much like the bulging camera design of the 925 but don't hate it. But 16gb and no wireless charging are a huge let down. I would choose my 920 over the 925 if I was buying new today. Instead I'll just be waiting for the next that has all of the above.

    But with that said, in the meantime I am happy to have more windows phones out and about! Everyone always says "woah what phone is that?".
    05-14-2013 01:20 PM
  10. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I don't get how people could have expected anything else than what the L925 turned out to be. Did people decide to ignore everything being reported on, and collectively infect themselves with a massive case of wishful thinking?

    Expecting an EOS announcement was just as ridiculous. Remember all the hate that went Nokia's way because they couldn't ship the L920 within days of announcing it? Now people were hoping Nokia would announce a device that everyone knows requires GDR3 that isn't scheduled to arrive before fall???

    How could any community be more inconsistent?
    Remember when a bunch of people were angry when Nokia released the Lumia 920 six months after the Lumia 900?
    05-14-2013 01:53 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Remember when a bunch of people were angry when Nokia released the Lumia 920 six months after the Lumia 900?
    I really think this was better. T-Mobile and VZW are getting flagship devices now, and the AT&T users will get a new flagship device on a more normal schedule (once a year).
    05-14-2013 01:59 PM
  12. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I really think this was better. T-Mobile and VZW are getting flagship devices now, and the AT&T users will get a new flagship device on a more normal schedule (once a year).
    I think it's good too, but I was addressing the people who expected a major upgrade like EOS.

    I actually might get the 925, depending on pricing and unlockability.
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    05-14-2013 02:02 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think it's good too, but I was addressing the people who expected a major upgrade like EOS.

    I actually might get the 925, depending on pricing and unlockability.
    Gotcha! That makes sense.
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    05-14-2013 02:08 PM
  14. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Gotcha! That makes sense.
    Haha, yeah. But I guess you can't please everyone. :P
    05-14-2013 02:12 PM
  15. gsquared's Avatar
    I'm detecting quite a bit of rationalizing going on around here. 920 owners are hating on the 925 so they can feel better about being stuck with their 920 while new Lumia's are released. It's a disappointment, a step back, who cares if it's thinner, etc....... too funny.
    Thats odd as I troll these boards pretty often and haven't seen that. How about providing a few examples?

    Oh. and someone simply stating the device may not be their cup-o-tea isn't considered "hating". Please keep that in mind when presenting your examples.
    05-14-2013 02:13 PM
  16. vlad0's Avatar
    hm.. I am just going to go ahead and say what I think of the current gen Lumias..

    They are a "stop gap" until Microsoft gets their act together and allows Nokia to bring out their camera tech, 1080p screens, faster SoC, and hopefully better power management. They are not the best Nokia could do with the currently available technology to them. In other words.. the 928/925/920 are a compromise.

    So.. therefore we will see new phones come out in a rather quick succession, because they are already behind, and at the same time they don't have to wait for any new hardware.. its already there. All they need is for the software to allow them to start using it.

    Its always nice to buy a phone that you think is "future proof" for your needs, and when I look at the current Lumia range, I don't see a phone that fits my criteria of such a device. I like to use my phones for at least 2 years without feeling left behind...
    05-14-2013 02:24 PM
  17. harchestr's Avatar
    I am a 920 owner and I love the look of the 925.. I can't wait to get those new features. It is good to see T Mobile get a high end Windows phone. Now just waiting for one to go to Sprint. With all the carriers having it the user base should grow.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-14-2013 02:45 PM
  18. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I am a 920 owner and I love the look of the 925.. I can't wait to get those new features. It is good to see T Mobile get a high end Windows phone. Now just waiting for one to go to Sprint. With all the carriers having it the user base should grow.
    I wouldn't hold my breath for Sprint. They don't seem interested in Windows Phone at all, even though they're supposed to be getting a phone from Samsung and HTC. They're too busy trying to sell iPhones.
    theefman likes this.
    05-14-2013 02:50 PM
  19. nessinhaw's Avatar
    why so much hate when Nokia itself said 925 is NOT a replacement for 920? lol

    we are yet to see the next flagship, prolly next semester...when 920 completes 1 year!

    releasing a new flagship now would enrage pplz even more, cause just 6-7 months after they bought 920, there would be a new and better one :/

    that's why 925 isn't supposed to be better, just a variant aimed at a different public!

    just read Nokia's Q&A about 925 and you guys will understand the point of this phone lol

    and calm down pplz, i'm sure when Nokia announces 920 successor, it will be smth big and beautiful :D
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    05-14-2013 03:11 PM
  20. DreadVenom's Avatar
    I am a 920 owner and having had a few minutes with the 925(was lucky enough to get into the launch party) i have to say it is an exceptional device and a welcomed addition to the lumia line. The screen on the device is amazing, amoled makes WP8 look glorious and gdr2 seems to add even more speed to the OS. Finally the new camera app is amazing, cant wait for the Amber update....
    05-14-2013 03:13 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    Meh, i own a 920 and love it...not impressed by the 925 but i do like the 928.
    05-14-2013 03:44 PM
  22. dkp23's Avatar
    I have no idea what the big fuss is all about. Anyway, i am a 920 owner and the only thing i really envy on the 925 is the light weight. 920 too big too heavy, i wish nokia would do away with some of the bezel make it smaller. so a 4.5 inch phone isn't the same size as a 4.8 inch phone.

    Anyway, if 920 owners are upset, not sure why, 925 nor 928 are not att phones. Yes you can use an unlocked 920 on tmobile, but lets remove that for this discussion. Who cares about the 925 or 928, those are different carriers. If nokia released the 920 variant on the two carriers that were same exact, nokia's stock would tumble even more than it already did today, that is just recycling and being lazy.

    Nokia improved some things (camera) and removed some things (built in wireless charging) so what, it is expected.

    Personally, i dont like the design of the 928 or 925 and looks like they are going away with the color variants we see with the other lumia devices and sticking with white black and i guess silver which i think is generic. The color options probably dont play much of a role on sales, but still, its a small differentiation to other phones.
    05-14-2013 04:09 PM
  23. darkoman4's Avatar
    The negative comments from some of the Lumia 920 owners are very childish and disappointing. Truth is, if the Lumia 925 had everything that the Lumia 920, sans the yellow, red, and cyan colors, then those same Lumia 920 owners would be mad because Nokia released a device that was on par with Lumia 920 and with, while subjective, a favorable design.

    I like the Lumia 920, 925, and 928. And I like, even more so, that Nokia is actually putting thought behind their designs instead of just release plain and unimaginative slabs.
    I absolutely agree here with you. It is really great that Nokia has released 7 phones since October. If trend continues, and I am certain it will, we will have another 7 devices by the end of the year. All while Apple releases 2 phones.
    05-14-2013 06:27 PM
  24. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Its always nice to buy a phone that you think is "future proof" for your needs, and when I look at the current Lumia range, I don't see a phone that fits my criteria of such a device. I like to use my phones for at least 2 years without feeling left behind...
    I don't think that there is any current phone on any platform that was built 2 years or more ahead of technology trends. The s4, I phone 5, z10, and 920 will all seem outdated in 2015-2016. If the hardware doesn't seem outdated, the software or data speeds will.

    Technology is being manufactured as a continuous evolution to ensure that sales are always present. If a manufacturer makes a phone that has 2 yrs worth of future technology, they would only see sales growth every 2 years...and I don't think any major manufacturer wants that. But I do get where you're coming from. :)
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    05-14-2013 10:42 PM
  25. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    The 925 is for a different market, if Nokia and Microsoft are to eat BB they need devices that are classic, classy and presentable for the business world.

    This is also why it only needs 16Gb to start with. If it sells well, Nokia can quickly add even a 64Gb version.

    As to less advanced that the 920... In what... The phone is a big improvement where it counts to get into the market that is aimed at.
    It is easier to hold because it is lighter and smaller. It looks classy in these basic contrast colors and with the aluminum frame.
    It has an improved camera. Improved Li-Po battery.
    You can add wireless charging with cover that you can select in fun colors if you wish. It used a AMOLED display which is simply the best
    choice for Windows Phone because of the power savings it generates and also because of the superb colors which customers like.

    So in what way is the 925 an inferior device? Running WP8 you get a good fluid interface. To do the same on Android you need a quad core S4.
    This phone makes perfect sense if Nokia markets it well to corporations.
    05-16-2013 10:26 AM
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