1. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Seriously considering the T-Mobile 925. Has the phone been out too long to make it a smart buy?

    I didn't see anything at Nokia World that hinted at an alternative that fits my needs.

    Also, will the 925 be able to upgrade to WP 8.1 ?
    10-23-2013 02:26 PM
  2. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    It will be upgradeable to GDR3, no word yet on what 8.1 would require, although I don't see any reason why MS would not make it available to all WP8 Lumias.

    The 925 is a really awesome device. Even now I am impressed with it's camera, even though I am currently using the 1020 as my day to day phone. I have since handed down my 925 to my mom, who immediately slapped on a screen protector and got a Capdase flipcover for it and it's now looking really great and even more sexier than it did when I owned it. The only real downside I could think of would be the 16GB storage, which became problematic once I got trigger happy with games. The screen is great even though it's not 1080p. Battery life is ok. The build is awesome and surprisingly sturdy. But the best part i sthat I still think its the sexiest device Nokia ever made, even if we factor in the devices announced at Nokia world.

    So bottomline is, I think it's still a good buy, especially since it's probably now going on sale everywhere (at least here in the Philippines it is).
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    10-23-2013 03:38 PM
  3. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Thank you. Very informative.
    10-23-2013 04:20 PM
  4. MDak280's Avatar
    I will also be buying the Lumia 925. It is aging very well, as it was already mentioned the only downside is the 16 GB nonexpandable storage. But it still has a GREAT camera despite being somewhat old (Imo, only beaten by 1020, 1520, and iPhone 5S. Maybe LG G2). It is probably the best 92x device considering its thin and attractive design. I'm not saying the 920 and 928 look bad, I actually prefer that typical Lumia design, but they're too thick imo! That's why I'm getting this phone (although, I admit, if the 1520 was available on T-Mobile I would go with that).

    I wouldn't worry about not getting WP 8.1, I would just worry about how long you'll have to wait. Fortunately, though, T-Mobile doesn't seem to be as bad with updates as AT&T/Verizon are.

    I am not happy with the limited availability of cases/accessories for the 925, though. It seems that most manufacturers are not making cases for this Lumia.
    10-23-2013 04:39 PM
  5. emptyfish's Avatar
    As far as the internals, I don't think there's a significant difference between the 925 and more recent entries like the 1020 to assume. I would be very surprised if the 925 didn't make the 8.1 list. I would say it depends on the timeline though.

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    10-23-2013 07:41 PM
  6. tofu.'s Avatar
    if you can wait, i'd hold out for one of the newer 1080p phones. if they shrunk the bezel enough, the phone shouldn't feel much bigger in the hand than the 925.

    i think they got a processor upgrade, too.
    10-23-2013 08:16 PM
  7. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Ya, I saw a 925 at a T-Mobile store today and I found the bezel quite large. Nice looking phone, but I honestly don't think there's enough there for me to upgrade from my 521. But, it also depends on what Windows Phones T-Mobile gets in the coming months. We will see.
    10-23-2013 10:11 PM
  8. MDak280's Avatar
    Ya, I saw a 925 at a T-Mobile store today and I found the bezel quite large. Nice looking phone, but I honestly don't think there's enough there for me to upgrade from my 521. But, it also depends on what Windows Phones T-Mobile gets in the coming months. We will see.
    I don't think T-Mobile will get any new Lumias until next year :(

    But if you're willing to wait then I would! My problem is that I'm so impatient lol.
    10-23-2013 10:37 PM
  9. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    I don't think T-Mobile will get any new Lumias until next year :(

    But if you're willing to wait then I would! My problem is that I'm so impatient lol.
    Me too. lol.
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    10-24-2013 11:22 AM
  10. jlangner's Avatar
    I assume you would be doing service plan on the phone, if so and you are going to make the $24/month, just do jump then swap when new phones are out. My wife has the 521 and I have the 925, believe me it is a huge difference in my opinion.
    10-24-2013 01:37 PM
  11. MDak280's Avatar
    I assume you would be doing service plan on the phone, if so and you are going to make the $24/month, just do jump then swap when new phones are out. My wife has the 521 and I have the 925, believe me it is a huge difference in my opinion.
    Actually, if you order online you can pay a down payment of $20 and then $20/month, which I think is good. Or you can pay the full $500 (but you might be able to find a better deal on ebay if you want to pay full price).

    I agree it's definitely a huge difference. The screen is bigger and much higher quality, the build quality is more premium, the camera is a big upgrade, and the 925 much more future proofed than the 521.
    10-24-2013 02:52 PM
  12. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    thank you, good to know.
    10-24-2013 04:41 PM
  13. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Actually, if you order online you can pay a down payment of $20 and then $20/month, which I think is good. Or you can pay the full $500 (but you might be able to find a better deal on ebay if you want to pay full price).

    I agree it's definitely a huge difference. The screen is bigger and much higher quality, the build quality is more premium, the camera is a big upgrade, and the 925 much more future proofed than the 521.
    Thank you, this is helpful.
    10-24-2013 04:43 PM
  14. booyasaka's Avatar
    Has anyone had any problems with the storage being 16gb?
    That's the only thing that's holding me back from getting the 925. I take a decent amount of pics and I feel like I'll use it up real fast.
    10-26-2013 04:53 PM
  15. Myleslinklater's Avatar
    I wouldn't expect any new devices, let alone 920+ class devices, to launch until next spring at the earliest. At thing point only the 520, 720 and 820 lines haven't been updated recently.
    10-26-2013 05:04 PM
  16. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    Has anyone had any problems with the storage being 16gb?
    That's the only thing that's holding me back from getting the 925. I take a decent amount of pics and I feel like I'll use it up real fast.
    It depends on your usage. When I first got it I had no problems.I have about 3GB worth of songs on the phone, all my documents on SkyDrive, with my pics auto uploading as well. I've only had problems when I became trigger happy with my game downloads, which was doubly problematic because I like RPGs which have relatively huge file sizes. If you're not into games I think the 16GB will suffice.
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    10-27-2013 06:51 AM
  17. booyasaka's Avatar
    It depends on your usage. When I first got it I had no problems.I have about 3GB worth of songs on the phone, all my documents on SkyDrive, with my pics auto uploading as well. I've only had problems when I became trigger happy with my game downloads, which was doubly problematic because I like RPGs which have relatively huge file sizes. If you're not into games I think the 16GB will suffice.
    Sweet, thanks for the response.
    10-27-2013 04:43 PM
  18. dosto's Avatar
    I'd grab the 925. It's a great phone and will serve you well for quite some time. Tmobile probably won't get another high end Lumia until next Summer.
    10-28-2013 11:19 PM
  19. rdubmu's Avatar
    As for 8.1 based on history I wouldn't count on it. Windows Mobile (later phone) 6.5.4 was not upgradable to wp7.

    Wp7 isn't upgradable to wp8, heck my titan 2 still hasn't seen 7.8

    I doubt 8.1 will come to wp8 devices

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    10-28-2013 11:34 PM
  20. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    Windows Mobile devices were incompatible with Windows Phone 7 partly because of the shift to a new design language. Moving from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 on the other hand brought about a change in kernel, hence WP7 devices weren't upgradable to WP8. I doubt Microsoft would do either a design language change, or a kernel change at this point. So other than hardware limitations, I don't see any barrier for WP8 devices to not be able to upgrade to WP8.1.
    10-28-2013 11:47 PM
  21. rdubmu's Avatar
    Windows Mobile devices were incompatible with Windows Phone 7 partly because of the shift to a new design language. Moving from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 on the other hand brought about a change in kernel, hence WP7 devices weren't upgradable to WP8. I doubt Microsoft would do either a design language change, or a kernel change at this point. So other than hardware limitations, I don't see any barrier for WP8 devices to not be able to upgrade to WP8.1.
    Barely any of the 7.5 devices like the Titan 2 ever got 7.8 and many still have that missing keyboard error. The history speaks for itself. Even when there is no change in kernal or design language change the updates just don't come. My suggestion if you like the device for the way it is, never expect an update. It isn't like apple how they can update millions upon millions of devices on hundreds of different networks ON THE SAME DAY

    Also don't expect windows phone 8 devices to be upgradable to windowsphone 9.

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    10-29-2013 12:19 AM

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