06-27-2014 04:47 PM
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  1. dzukela's Avatar
    Ok, long story short, I'm currently owner of lumia 720, and I have offer to upgrade to the lumia 925.
    I know all about 925 specs and I did read few reviews, but I have 4 questions before I made decision.

    1. phone heating - I hate android phones and heat they produce even under light usage. I love 720 just because of this; phone is cool, only games can make it warmer. How 925 perform in this area?

    2. I want 2 days of batt life. 720 is perfect, only gaming can force me plugging the phone to power charger before 48 hrs. My (daily) phone usage is: I have 1 outlook email (1h sync delay), 1 hour of talking, 10 mins of skype (cals/texting), 15 mins of tapatalk and 30 mins of random apps. I tend to enable as little as I can background apps (currently 4: Battery, HERE, weather, YouTube HD). Glance will be ON, display brightness - auto. Cant 925 on those settings give me 48hrs of batt ?

    3. display - I got a lot of "thin hairline damages" after a year, that's something I don't like about 720. I don't understand how my last phone - HTC HD2 (GGlass 1), after 3 years of usage (and lots of dropping to concrete) had PERFECT (day one) display, without any damage. Is 925 display more resilient to the damage than 720, is it on par with HD2 display?

    4. back plate - how prone to the smudges is? Does one of 3 colors make it more prone or not?

    I was thinking about 930 until I heard it doesn't have glance, and display is pure widescreen 16:9 (instead of 15:9) witch I hate with passion.
    06-23-2014 06:00 AM
  2. djslofstra's Avatar
    1. I only excperience my phone getting a bit warmer when watching videos while the charger is plugged in or when playing games like Asphalt 8.

    2. You can easily get a whole day of battery with the 925. When I don't use it often with WiFi always turned on (I check my whatsapp ones an hour) and turn it off over night I can get around 3-4 days of battery. Mostly I use it quite a lot and then I can easily get a whole day with slightly moderate usage. I don't particularly play a lot of games, mostly I am browsing on the web, using Snapchat, Facebook and Whatsapp. And I often watch Youtube videos. With moderate usage, 2 days should be possible but when you use it quite often, it won't be possible. Like yesterday, I didn't use it very much but still watched some videos and did a bit of Whatsapp. I woke up at 10 o' clock and when I went to sleep at 0:30, the phone had still 67% of battery left. I only have a few background tasks enabled.

    3. The L925 has like the L720 Gorrilla Glass 2, I never have never seen a single problem, except for usage overload, with the GG2 used on the L925.

    4. I have a black one and it does get smudged a little bit but not very. My parents both have a L720, my mother has a white glossy one and my father has a yellow matte one. Since the L925 has a softer backplate, it is more prone to get smudged.

    I would really take that upgrade. The 925 is a lot faster but it greatest advantage in daily use is its display. When you are used to the HD Amoled display, you will find the 720's display horrific. This is based on user experience. ;)
    06-23-2014 07:14 AM
  3. KGun's Avatar
    Mine heats up using HERE+ and drains battery so I always plug it in when using it.
    06-23-2014 09:16 AM
  4. abhirajsoni's Avatar
    I am using 925 since last 8 months. No problem at all. And its a beautiful phone. Only drawback is the lack of memory.
    06-23-2014 09:24 AM
  5. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Ok, long story short, I'm currently owner of lumia 720, and I have offer to upgrade to the lumia 925.
    I know all about 925 specs and I did read few reviews, but I have 4 questions before I made decision.

    1. phone heating - I hate android phones and heat they produce even under light usage. I love 720 just because of this; phone is cool, only games can make it warmer. How 925 perform in this area?

    2. I want 2 days of batt life. 720 is perfect, only gaming can force me plugging the phone to power charger before 48 hrs. My (daily) phone usage is: I have 1 outlook email (1h sync delay), 1 hour of talking, 10 mins of skype (cals/texting), 15 mins of tapatalk and 30 mins of random apps. I tend to enable as little as I can background apps (currently 4: Battery, HERE, weather, YouTube HD). Glance will be ON, display brightness - auto. Cant 925 on those settings give me 48hrs of batt ?

    3. display - I got a lot of "thin hairline damages" after a year, that's something I don't like about 720. I don't understand how my last phone - HTC HD2 (GGlass 1), after 3 years of usage (and lots of dropping to concrete) had PERFECT (day one) display, without any damage. Is 925 display more resilient to the damage than 720, is it on par with HD2 display?

    4. back plate - how prone to the smudges is? Does one of 3 colors make it more prone or not?

    I was thinking about 930 until I heard it doesn't have glance, and display is pure widescreen 16:9 (instead of 15:9) witch I hate with passion.
    My friend have a 720 and I have a 925. Let's go:

    1. Pretty much the same i think. 925 get heat only with heavy usage or when in charge.

    2. Pretty much the same too. Maybe 720 have a little bit better battery life because. Less memory and CPU have lower clock. Nothing to worry here i think.

    3. AMOLED/OLED screen are less likely to have problems like those you talking about.

    4. I have no problems with smudges in my 925. Not at all.
    06-23-2014 09:46 AM
  6. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    My friend have a 720 and I have a 925. Let's go:

    1. Pretty much the same i think. 925 get heat only with heavy usage or when in charge.

    2. Pretty much the same too. Maybe 720 have a little bit better battery life because. Less memory and CPU have lower clock. Nothing to worry here i think.

    3. AMOLED/OLED screen are less likely to have problems like those you talking about.

    4. I have no problems with smudges in my 925. Not at all.
    I think Lumia 925 will better for you if you like snapping pictures all the time, but 720 for me is the best for all situations. 😊
    06-23-2014 09:54 AM
  7. metalchick719's Avatar
    I've had the 925 since late February and love it. However, I wouldn't really expect two full days of battery life out of it, even if you're not a heavy user. I can get by for a full day, but in general, I had much, much better battery life on my 920 before this phone. Also, some people complain quite a lot about their 925 overheating a lot. I haven't had this problem much, just the occasional getting warm like when playing certain games. The back plate can smudge if it comes into contact with dirt or dust, but if you get even a feather case, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
    06-23-2014 12:17 PM
  8. barcafan's Avatar
    hi everyone... I am in same dilemma as dzukela. is it worth moving to l925 at this point. how much future is left for this phone as per you guys.
    06-23-2014 12:58 PM
  9. barcafan's Avatar
    and by the way u guys think grey colour is a good option. any disadvantages, which colour is your preference.??
    06-23-2014 12:59 PM
  10. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I have a 925, I'd wait if I were you at this time. Mine gets a little sluggish at times with preview 8.1. Might clear up when released, but doubt it.
    06-23-2014 01:04 PM
  11. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    Couple things: I've only had my 925 for a few days and there is already a light scratch on the display. It had not been dropped or anything either. Battery will last a day with moderate usage but no way 2. It gets a bit warm for me when charging, especially if I use a different charger, but performance seems fine for me, and I'm coming from an LG G2. I also really like the display in general. Very bright, excellent color and contrast.
    06-23-2014 02:19 PM
  12. dzukela's Avatar
    Couple things: I've only had my 925 for a few days and there is already a light scratch on the display. It had not been dropped or anything either. Battery will last a day with moderate usage but no way 2
    Thank you.
    That is exactly what I was afraid of.
    I really don’t understand what's going on with those GG2 display protection, like I said before, HTC HD2 GG1 was perfect.
    And one day battery isn't enough for me.
    I really don’t know what to do, I have to react fast because those damn 16:9 displays are hitting Windows Phones all the time, if I miss 15:9 now (920/925) I'm afraid I won't have a choice soon.
    Tnx all!
    06-23-2014 03:31 PM
  13. djslofstra's Avatar
    You take the word of a guy with just one post for granted? I have had my L925 since march and still I don't have a single scratch whatsoever. Something must have happened if somebody gets scratsches after a few days. I always make sure that I have my phone in a seperate pocket though, I never keep it with my wallet and keys. I have to admit, since my parent's both have a L720, the battery life of the L720 is better. Though, with moderate usage and not watching videos often, you should be able to get two days. You shouldn't enable much background tasks, have WiFi disabled when you're not near a WiFi spot and keep your phone off at night. Compared to the L720, the L925 is a much better and nicer phone.
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    06-23-2014 04:25 PM
  14. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    You take the word of a guy with just one post for granted? I have had my L925 since march and still I don't have a single scratch whatsoever. Something must have happened if somebody gets scratsches after a few days. I always make sure that I have my phone in a seperate pocket though, I never keep it with my wallet and keys. I have to admit, since my parent's both have a L720, the battery life of the L720 is better. Though, with moderate usage and not watching videos often, you should be able to get two days. You shouldn't enable much background tasks, have WiFi disabled when you're not near a WiFi spot and keep your phone off at night. Compared to the L720, the L925 is a much better and nicer phone.
    Just because I only have one post on this particular site doesn't mean anything. I'm new to Windows phone, I said that. But my screen has one light scratch and no, nothing happened to it at all. Just normal use.
    06-23-2014 04:31 PM
  15. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    And I never ever put my phone in the same pocket with ANYTHING. I love this phone though, and I'm not going back to Android any time soon. Just being honest.
    06-23-2014 04:34 PM
  16. jmerrey's Avatar
    1. Phone heating: none on mine, even when I play a game for 30 minutes +
    2. 48 hour battery life: no. With light use you might be able to creep into the second day, but with normal use I have to charge mine at the end of every day.
    3. Screen durability: I've had mine for 2 months with no scratches anywhere. I try to take great care with my devices however; it's never placed in a pocket with keys or placed screen down on a table
    4. Back plate cleanliness: I have an AT&T black version. The back gets a few smudges with use, but they easily wipe away.
    06-23-2014 04:57 PM
  17. calfee20's Avatar
    And I never ever put my phone in the same pocket with ANYTHING. I love this phone though, and I'm not going back to Android any time soon. Just being honest.
    This is a pure assumption: I recall a poster that stated that different lots of Gorilla glass would not be as good as others. I don't know if it is true but it explains the wide range of experiences people have.
    06-23-2014 07:32 PM
  18. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    This is a pure assumption: I recall a poster that stated that different lots of Gorilla glass would not be as good as others. I don't know if it is true but it explains the wide range of experiences people have.
    I would believe that. I've seen phones that get scratched easier than others even though they both have GG2. I suppose it could happen within one phone line.
    06-23-2014 07:38 PM
  19. djslofstra's Avatar
    And I never ever put my phone in the same pocket with ANYTHING. I love this phone though, and I'm not going back to Android any time soon. Just being honest.
    I am sincerly sorry for that, there are just a lot of trolls coming to this fora. They just leave one seriously negative post behind and then never come back. ;)
    I can tell you, sand is the number one cause of scratches to gorilla glass. But GG2 is more scratch resistant than GG1. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be really carefull with the phone if you don't use a screen protector. The scratchresistance is caused by a thin oleophobic layer, under there is just a very hard type of glass. GG3 is known to be almost scratch resistant, GG1 and GG2 can get scratched a little bit in some situations.
    06-24-2014 01:56 AM
  20. SunilJayant's Avatar
    Wow my 925 gets kinda hot when ever i am on wifi or playing few games.....other than that i don't have much issue with it ...also i dropped mine on face first .... not even a scratch .. i dropped it few more times after that :) but not even a scratch
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    06-24-2014 02:08 AM
  21. dzukela's Avatar
    Ok, tnx all, I will probably buy this phone because of good promo offer, but man, I will really gonna miss 2 day battery.
    06-24-2014 05:00 AM
  22. djslofstra's Avatar
    You will love it, a big step forward to the L720. ;)
    Before I had this phone I was also choosing between the L720, the L920 and the L925. These particular phones because they all have a 2000Mah battery. I didn't choose the 720 because of its slower processor, much less RAM and slightly low resolution. Then the choice was between the L920 and the L925. The L920 wasn't available any more or it was 400+ euros, so I chose the L925 which is still 300-350 euros in Holland. I really love the OIS, 1080P video and the camera. The biggest advantage in daily use over my partents' 720's is the much better screen and better CPU and RAM. I'm curious how long your batterylife will be. ;)
    06-24-2014 06:41 AM
  23. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I've had the 925 since late February and love it. However, I wouldn't really expect two full days of battery life out of it, even if you're not a heavy user. I can get by for a full day, but in general, I had much, much better battery life on my 920 before this phone. Also, some people complain quite a lot about their 925 overheating a lot. I haven't had this problem much, just the occasional getting warm like when playing certain games. The back plate can smudge if it comes into contact with dirt or dust, but if you get even a feather case, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
    That's depends. I have one day and a half with 925 (4G + low usage). But my friend who have one too, can easily use for two days or even three (2G + very low usage).
    06-24-2014 07:52 AM
  24. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Thank you.
    That is exactly what I was afraid of.
    I really don’t understand what's going on with those GG2 display protection, like I said before, HTC HD2 GG1 was perfect.
    And one day battery isn't enough for me.
    I really don’t know what to do, I have to react fast because those damn 16:9 displays are hitting Windows Phones all the time, if I miss 15:9 now (920/925) I'm afraid I won't have a choice soon.
    Tnx all!
    ???

    GG is not diamond or adamantium, so OF COURSE that scratch will happens sometimes.

    Lumia 925 have 2000mah battery, THE SAME of Lumia 720. If you have a 720 and it lasts one day, so 925 is pretty much the same if use the same way. It's simple logic.
    06-24-2014 08:01 AM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    1. Phone Heating? Yeah on certain high usage events like Turn by Turn Nav when powered by DC plug. But the 925 gives you that unlimited license for Here + for Free and, IMHO, nothing beats Nokia Nav in the phone world. It's one of the bragging points I use about my 925.

    2. Two Days Battery Life? I get that each and every time with very few exceptions. It used to be 3 days without fail for me, but two things changed at about the same time... Developer Preview of 8.1 and T-Mobile rolled out LTE in my area. Ongoing work on the towers or maybe a new radio firmware in 8.1... I'm pretty sure signal search is the culprit for decreased battery - yet I'm unsure who to blame yet (update vs carrier). And speaking of LTE; holy guacamole, dudes and dudettes, how could stepping up to LTE not be a major factor in your decision making. If it gets you on the LTE bandwidth wagon in your area that is a major draw, yes? Heck, even the H+ speed of the 925 is faster: 42.2 mbps vs the 720's 21.1 mbps download speeds. Better WiFi too.

    3. Display? It's a phone. Put a screen protector on it. They are everywhere. Scratches smatches... Let's really talk about display. It's not the extra 0.2" that makes the difference. It's not IPS vs AMOLED. It is the resolution and pixel density increase that you have to want. Going from 400 x 800 pixels @ 217 ppi (Lumia 720) to 768 x 1280 pixels @ 332 ppi (Lumia 925) is a heck of an upgrade in your viewing. Going to run extra columns on your start screen? You'll want the resolution increase to be sure. Plus Nokia added PureMotion HD to the ClearBlack of the 925 and 720 doesn't go there...

    4. Back Plate? Yeah, like was said earlier, put a case on it. *shrug* Gets you the color you want anyway. *grin*

    Camera. IMHO, the 925's camera is pretty serious. Lets not open the whole this model vs that model for the absolute championship title controversy. Does anyone disagree that the 925 can still hold its head high in any camera phone shootout and not slink away shamed? That it does everything a phone should do in the shooting realm?

    CPU + GPU + RAM. You have to look at the whole combination. What will the 720's dual core 1 GHz + Adreno 305 + 512 MB RAM do better than the 925's dual core 1.5 GHz Krait + Adreno 225 + 1024 MB RAM? Probably nothing...

    Full Office. With editing. Free. A huge advantage that most underplay or fail to mention.

    You are going to give up battery life. You will be limited to 16 GB storage, internal only. You will add 11 grams weight. But think of the real life, everyday advantages gained...

    925 FTW!!!!!
    Cadet Christmas likes this.
    06-26-2014 11:37 PM
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