05-15-2013 11:18 PM
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  1. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    The 925 is not even for T-Mo. Its the carrier variant for Vodafone. T-mo is just got a free ride.
    How so? Nokia was already developing it before that guy from Vodafone even knew about it.
    05-15-2013 12:56 AM
  2. cckgz4's Avatar
    So now every carrier has a top lumia line, you're underwhelmed. Not surprised. This forum is always moaning
    05-15-2013 12:57 AM
  3. Pepe D Vegas's Avatar
    Cckgz4 100% agree
    05-15-2013 01:02 AM
  4. Huime's Avatar
    How so? Nokia was already developing it before that guy from Vodafone even knew about it.
    It was said in the press conference yesterday. Nokia first approach Vodafone with the 920. Like most of the critics Vodafone thinks it is too bulky. So couple months later Nokia came back with that gray prototype we saw earlier and seal the deal with Vodafone. Also since Vodafone got the 32G model as exclusive, you can piece the rest of the story.
    Dazzi likes this.
    05-15-2013 01:47 AM
  5. deadwrong03's Avatar
    So now every carrier has a top lumia line, you're underwhelmed. Not surprised. This forum is always moaning
    6 month old hardware that will be surpassed when they unveil the eos in a couple months who wouldn't be underwhelmed when they just bought these phones?
    scooterbro1956 likes this.
    05-15-2013 02:40 AM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    6 month old hardware that will be surpassed when they unveil the eos in a couple months who wouldn't be underwhelmed when they just bought these phones?
    Windows Phone, just like iPhone, will NEVER be known for it's specs. NEVER. It will ALWAYS be known for it's looks and simplicity. What y'all don't seem to get is that 6 months ago, this very forum was PISSED because AT&T was the ONLY carrier to have the 920 and everyone else had a midrange Nokia offering. Before that, people were pissed because AT&T was the only company to have any Nokia products (aside from T-Mobile with one low-end phone). Now we're underwhelmed because Nokia stuck with something that works and didn't do a complete overhaul for their device that is only 6 months old. Just like the Bold phones, the Galaxies, and all the other lines that have a signature name, they will always have a signature look. To completely change any variant of a 900 will make it no longer a 900. If you aren't ecstatic about it because it's been done or you already own some form of that phone, then it wasn't intended for you. Every phone that comes out is NOT made for you to like. It's made for those that haven't had a chance to own that particular model
    05-15-2013 03:12 AM
  7. Rick2340's Avatar
    6 month old hardware that will be surpassed when they unveil the eos in a couple months who wouldn't be underwhelmed when they just bought these phones?
    I think the reason people are underwhelmed is because the 920 has been out for so long. I understand that AT&T had a six month exclusive, but if the 928 and 925 would have been launched within a month or two of the 920 the strategy would have been more effective. People are naturally comparing the 928 and 925 to the latest and greatest from other manufacturers such as the GS4 and HTC One and they see these big 1080 screens and updated specs with essentially the same Nokia product from last year.
    05-15-2013 04:38 AM
  8. odin09's Avatar
    I would still take the 928 over the one or gs4 any day of the week. Unfortunately the uninformed are easily swayed with gaudy stats. I still say that my Trophy stands up well to the iPhone 4 and I like using it much more than my wife's iPhone 5. We just need to keep building market share and educate people about what makes WP great.
    hopmedic and Laura Knotek like this.
    05-15-2013 07:00 AM
  9. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    I've just come from an Ativ S and 8X back to a 920 which I had the beginning of this year, which got sent back to Amazon due to some faults. I was sceptical about going to a phone that is now 7 months old know that both of these new phone would be coming out soon but I'm not fussed or nor do I feel eager to get the 925 or 928. Personally I think they have ruined the design of it just a little, they have shifted the speaker to the back and reduced the on-board capacity by 50% ! ? What is this about !? They have gone backwards in many aspects.

    An interview with one of Nokia's designers in London a couple of days ago he says quite clearly "There is reduced function on this device but we are aiming at a different market". Yes, the display may be better and possibly the speaker, but the build quality, and specs are exactly identical (other than the aluminium.) And there is no wireless charging out of the box???

    To put it short I am also disappointed, and I will be waiting until blue comes out along with 1080p support and a few other things.
    05-15-2013 07:04 AM
  10. Vallos's Avatar
    And there is no wireless charging out of the box???
    To which phone are you referring to, because the 928 does have wireless charging integrated.
    05-15-2013 07:35 AM
  11. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    To which phone are you referring to, because the 928 does have wireless charging integrated.
    Lack of wireless charging and halving the onboard storage gives him away.
    I hope isn't forced to buy the 925.
    05-15-2013 08:15 AM
  12. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I would still take the 928 over the one or gs4 any day of the week. Unfortunately the uninformed are easily swayed with gaudy stats. I still say that my Trophy stands up well to the iPhone 4 and I like using it much more than my wife's iPhone 5. We just need to keep building market share and educate people about what makes WP great.
    True :)
    I'd pick it over the 920...if it was available in the Philippines.
    05-15-2013 08:18 AM
  13. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    I am a bit underwhelmed as well. However, at least they got the price right! The Verizon 928 is $100 on contract. That is a great deal!

    PC Mag Nokia Lumia 925 vs. 928: Spec Showdown

    CNET Review: Nokia Lumia 928: A mighty Windows Phone for a great price
    05-15-2013 08:45 AM
  14. Vallos's Avatar
    Lack of wireless charging and halving the onboard storage gives him away.
    I hope isn't forced to buy the 925.
    I figured as much, but I had to ask and/or correct just in case.
    05-15-2013 09:52 AM
  15. spaulagain's Avatar
    I like the 928 a lot. But the 925 is a joke. Its cluttered non-unibody is ugly as hell. And lack of wireless charging, storage space, etc. just make it a dumbed down version of the 920/928.

    I'd rather have a Lumia 900 than the 925!
    Dazzi likes this.
    05-15-2013 10:00 AM
  16. Harry Wild's Avatar
    Nokia seems to be slicing and dicing their 92X versions. 920 has the colors. 928 has the slimmer and only two colors. 925 is metal version with plastic back, slimmest, three colors but is limited to only 16GB of storage, attach wireless recharging cover and has a bezel that come out slightly. The 925 is the weakest of the 92X models! I kind of knew that T-Mobile would get the crappiest of the bunch - but the management at T-Mobile even went further and went with the 16GB model - so it not even really a 92X since the other two have 32GB as standard.
    M L likes this.
    05-15-2013 10:04 AM
  17. odin09's Avatar
    CNET review is pretty damn good. Hopefully more positive press to come!
    05-15-2013 11:58 AM
  18. Dazzi's Avatar
    I also feel underwhelmed -- the 925 looks like it has been put together with spare parts.

    Furthermore, unless you are going to get the 32gb version which is exclusive to Vodafone (at this present time), then this isn't a L920 variant.
    05-15-2013 12:33 PM
  19. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    It was said in the press conference yesterday. Nokia first approach Vodafone with the 920. Like most of the critics Vodafone thinks it is too bulky. So couple months later Nokia came back with that gray prototype we saw earlier and seal the deal with Vodafone. Also since Vodafone got the 32G model as exclusive, you can piece the rest of the story.
    Two months later? I thought the timeline was when they showed them the Lumia 920 in September, they said it was too bulky, so they showed them their 925 prototype which they were already working on.
    05-15-2013 01:26 PM
  20. jimmy1one's Avatar
    You have to understand there're apps now that require 1gig of ram. What's at issue is the ability of the ph to multitask I'll admit MS failure to provide GDR2 &GDR3 in a timely manner and certify a quad 4 chipset are issues that maybe beyond Nokia's control. Nokia can't continue to be the turtle chasing the hare. Make no mistake this is not a beauty contest at some point loyal customers have to look at the cost effectiveness of a purchase. This is W8 phone MS is folding more of the Win 8 functions into Win phone 8. If you accept that premise then storage and speed can not be sacrificed for designed
    05-15-2013 10:13 PM
  21. joe_easton's Avatar
    Its all about strategy. The 928 and 925 are variants because releasing the 920 on other carriers would have been lame. Hopefully in the future, all variants will be released at the same time.

    Samsung used to do that with the Galaxy series. Now they release the same phone on all the networks which makes it hard for carriers to market them. I think Nokia has a great strategy here but all must be launched close together.

    I will be looking on Craigslist for a decently priced 928 in the Cincinnati area. Let me know if anyone sees one.
    05-15-2013 10:48 PM
  22. Huime's Avatar
    Nokia seems to be slicing and dicing their 92X versions. 920 has the colors. 928 has the slimmer and only two colors. 925 is metal version with plastic back, slimmest, three colors but is limited to only 16GB of storage, attach wireless recharging cover and has a bezel that come out slightly. The 925 is the weakest of the 92X models! I kind of knew that T-Mobile would get the crappiest of the bunch - but the management at T-Mobile even went further and went with the 16GB model - so it not even really a 92X since the other two have 32GB as standard.
    925 is made with alu frame and polycarbonate back plate. If thats plastic then 920 and 928 too is entirely made with plastic. Other than that flash which kinda defeat the purpose having good low light, 925 has the best cam out of all three.
    05-15-2013 11:10 PM
  23. Huime's Avatar
    Two months later? I thought the timeline was when they showed them the Lumia 920 in September, they said it was too bulky, so they showed them their 925 prototype which they were already working on.
    From my experience in product development and by looking at the seemingly awkward cam housing, I place my bet that the now 925 prototype was at least one of the design for the EOS.
    05-15-2013 11:18 PM
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