Nokia Lumia 925 Camera Features, Design and Build Explained! Why Choose It Over Nokia Lumia 920?

During the media launch of Nokia Lumia 925 in the Philippines held at Salon de Ning in Manila Peninsula last August 1, 2013, I got the chance to sit down and have a chat with Mr. Gary Chan, Nokia's Product Manager for PanAsia, and I took to opportunity to ask him several questions that I got from my readers about the flagship handset.

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Gary and I with Mr. Karel Holub, Nokia Philippines' General Manager

Basically, Gary gave me a quick rundown of the phone's key features including its Nokia Amber software, which brings several key enhancements to the WP8 operating system like the new Smart Camera that lets users take and play with multiple frame shots, and the Glance Screen that you can double tap to unlock the handset and see notifications.

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Since Nokia Amber firmware update is also coming to the Nokia Lumia 920, which more or less has the same technical specifications as the Nokia Lumia 925, I asked Gary, "Why would users want to choose Nokia Lumia 925 when the same software features are coming to the now more affordable Nokia Lumia 920?" TP Friends, I got his answer - along with his Amber and Smart Cam demo, and his explanation on why Nokia opted to go with Polycarbonate as the back plate of the phone and why the handset doesn't have a user-replaceable battery - on video and I hope you can check it out.

Based on this answer, I believe you'd want to choose Nokia Lumia 925 over Nokia Lumia 920 if you want a thinner and lighter metal-clad handset with better daylight and low-light performance - thanks to the additional 6th lens - and enhanced optical image stabilization when recording videos. The anodized Aluminum shell also adds an air of elegance to the Nokia Lumia 925, which I think will make it more attractive to corporate users.

As I've shared in previous entries, I own a Red Nokia Lumia 920 and I love everything about it -- from its solid build and gorgeous design right down to the LTE support. If you ask me, my phone's imaging and video recording capabilities are already top-notch; I'm cool with it and I won't trade my handset for anything else. However, I have to admit, Nokia Lumia 925 is just as beautiful and it does offer a gamut of improved features so I think it's definitely worth checking out.

Nokia Lumia 925 will be available in the Philippines starting tomorrow, August 19, 2013. You can purchase your unit at any Nokia Store or authorized retailer nationwide for only Php 23,500 or you may opt to subscribe to Smart LTE Plan 1500 to get the handset for free while enjoying the fastest mobile speeds currently available in the country.