First thoughts on my new Nokia Lumia 925

Little bit of History

When my Nokia N73, a phone which I had been using for the last five years gave up on me, I was little confused about my next one. Switching to a smartphone was an obvious choice and to one from the Galaxy stable was tempting. But finally I decided to go for a Windows Phone for couple of reasons.

  1. I wanted my phone to stand out from others and WP has an unique and refreshing design than the ones based on Android and iOS.
  2. Being a developer, working on .NET technologies for a long time, selection of WP does avoid a steep learning curve in developing apps for the phone

I chose Nokia because I felt that they are more committed to the platform than other manufacturers and also, my first one was a Nokia 3610 and had used only the ones from them since then and I didn’t want to break that tradition too. Again I had problems deciding on the model as I wanted my phone to be light and also a one that fits my pocket(monetarily and physically). So I decided to wait until the launch of Nokia Lumia 925 and once Flipkart listed it for pre-order, I wasted no time in ordering it and was very lucky to get it for around 30.5 K after availing discounts from them. I got it on my hands  the very next day after Nokia has launched it officially in India.

Unboxing the package

Lumia 925 Package   What's inside

Contents As we had seen recently from Nokia, 925 also comes in a simple package and for taking it out you need to pull it out from the side using a little tab. The contents of the package include the phone itself placed in a tray which also has the SIM card ejector tool underneath the phone. Gone are the days when manufacturers included a detailed user manual with the package and Nokia is also no exclusion for that. 925 comes with a small booklet containing the instructions for the basic operations and you can always visit the manufacturer website for the complete one. Under the tray you will find a micro-USB cable which can be used for charging as well as for connecting to a PC, a wall charger, a pair of headsets with additional covers for earpieces which are neatly placed in three compartments.

Look & Feel

As usual Nokia has come up with an excellent device with superior build quality and finishing. It is lighter weighing around 140g when compared to 920 and feels comfortable in your hand even though its boasts a 4.5 inch display. The poly carbonate uni body which we found in the N-series and the Lumia’s is gone and also, this one is not made completely of aluminium either. Usual buttons such as volume rocker, power/lock button and the camera button makes it to the side. The SIM card tray, 3.5mm audio jack and the micro-USB port is placed at the top and bottom part is left alone. The front panel is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, with a front facing camera, light sensor and speaker on top and capacitive buttons for the mandatory Windows  Phone keys – Back, Home and Search are located in bottom of the front panel. The microphone is placed below these keys and is hardly noticeable. The back of the phone is made of matte finish plastic which contains an 8.7 megapixel camera, dual LED flash, speakers and slot provided for wireless charging.

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You will need a micro-sim using the mobile services and many providers in India such as Airtel and BSNL had started issuing them, otherwise you may need to need to approach mobile shops to get your normal sim trimmed. I approached local Airtel customer care one and you need to provide a photo and a identity proof for obtaining the same and even though they said it will take about 5 hours for activation, I got it activated within an hour.

So let me play around with this and will be posting a more detailed review in a week or so. Till then, happy reading

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