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The Nokia Lumia 925 is just another Lumia in a sea of Lumias

Florence Ion | Aug. 7, 2013
It's a great smartphone with a great camera, but not much else stands out about it.

For the most part, you'll have access to some pretty neat game titles. Gaming has become a particularly big part of the Windows Phone ecosystem, with titles like Jetpack Joyride, Radiant, Sonic CD, and Cut the Rope available to play, as well as a plethora of lesser-known games. If you're a social networking junkie, however, you may run into some brick walls, as there is no official Instagram application, and the official Facebook and Twitter applications aren't updated as frequently as other platforms.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however: as we mentioned, Nokia packed the Lumia 925 with its Smart Camera app, which is a part of the forthcoming Amber update for its other Windows Phones. It includes major features like FM radio—a feature that was previously available in Windows Phone 7—and minor updates like the ability to wake up the screen just by double tapping. The Lumia 925 includes these features, as well as the ability to manage your data flow with apps like Data Sense, and use Nokia's HERE apps to navigate around your city and find the best transit routes.

Other social networks, like Vine, have also recently announced that they're making their way to the Windows Phone platform, though there's no evidence of their existence in the Marketplace just yet. For the most part, Windows Phone users are playing the waiting game as developers make the decision to bring their apps to the platform.

Bottom line
Nokia makes some stellar, well-built phones, and the 925 is no different than the rest of the gang. With its thinner design, high-resolution screen, and excellent camera capabilities, it's a solid choice. It doesn't have one special feature to make it stand apart from its other siblings, other than the fact that it's exclusively available at T-Mobile. But no matter: if you're willing to give Windows Phone 8 a go, a T-Mobile customer (or willing to switch), and are looking for a comfortable phone that takes almost point-and-shoot quality photos, the Lumia 925 is well worth a look—as long as you can stomach the limited library of top tier apps.


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