Windows Phone 8 has played host to some top-notch smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC, but the new Nokia Lumia 925, which has a revamped PureView camera and a touch of metal, looks like it will soon become the best Windows Phone yet.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is the first Lumia to feature a metal frame with a polycarbonate back available in black, white, or gray. The 4.5-inch AMOLED display features a WXGA 1280×768 resolution, Gorilla Glass 2, sensitivity to be compatible with gloves, and enhancements for color display visibility in sunlight. The phone features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. A 2,000 mAh battery, which supports Qi wireless charging, powers the phone.
Like it did with the Lumia 920, Nokia seeks to make the Lumia 925 distinguishable with its camera. The Lumia 925 has an 8.7-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. The camera features OIS to better stabilize images and reduce blur and processing software designed to improve images. Nokia will also introduce a Smart Camera that features additional shooting modes for burst shots, action photos, and anti-photo-bombing object removal.
Price and availability will vary by market. Nokia will sell the Lumia 925 in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China in June. The U.S. launch for T-Mobile will follow the European launch.