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August 01, 2013

Nokia Lumia 925 lands locally, priced at Php23,500

Today, Nokia PH has finally announced the arrival of the revamped version of their previous flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925, to our local shelves. They’ve also announced the handset’s local pricing which is currently pegged at Php23,500.

lumia 925 philippines

In case you missed it, we’ve already posted our full review of the Lumia 925 to make you more acquainted with this gorgeous WP8 handset.

Nokia Lumia 925 PureView specs:
4.5-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display @ 1280×768 pixels, 332ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait 1.5GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 225 GPU
1GB RAM
16GB internal storage
3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
DLNA
Bluetooth 3.0
8.7MP PureView rea camera, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash
1080p HD video (low-light, image stabilization)
1.3MP front-facing camera, 720p video
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Windows Phone 8
Li-ion 2,000mAh, non-removable
129 x 70.6 x 8.5mm (dimension)
139g (weight)

There are two ways you can get the Nokia Lumia 925; purchase it directly from one of the Nokia Stores and Nokia Solutions Partners all over the archipelago for Php23,500 or get it free under Smart’s All-in Plan 1800 with a 30-month lock-in period. The handset will be available starting August 19 and will be offered in three color variants; Black, Gray and White.

In other news, Mr. Karel Holub, Country Manager of Nokia Philippines, also mentioned during the launch that Nokia will also bring its current marquee handset, the Lumia 1020, locally before the end of this year. That said, it makes us wonder whether it’s still wise to get the Lumia 925 or just wait just a little longer for the 41MP-touting WP8 handset. So what’s it going to be folks?

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50 Responses to “Nokia Lumia 925 lands locally, priced at Php23,500”

  1. tebs says:

    haha kanya kanyang trip lang yan at the end of the day. meron akong wp8, android at ios. bawat isa may pros and cons. wp8 masaya panteks, madaling gamitin at walang lag. android masaya icustomize. ios panalo camera at apps.

  2. I want this says:

    Hi i have an s4 and i want to swap my phone with this one.. just email me if you want to swap.. this phone is amazing! windows phone is amazing! Lumia is amazing!

  3. jeremy says:

    Wow in fairness ang mura nya ha. But at that price range I can either get Galaxy S4 or HTC one. 1080p screens na at Snapdragon 600 quad core processors pa. Ang bagal naman kasi ng development ng WP. Jusko. 2003 pa kayo nauna pa sa iOS pero hanggang ngaun LOKBU. More time pa cguro mga 12 years more magihing on par na sa Android at iOS ang WP.

    • jeremyrin-er says:

      Ibang platform po ang Windows Phone 8. It was completely re-written based on an NT kernel so technically it’s a completely new OS. The only thing it has in common with its CE based predecessor is the design principle. Everything else is overhauled into the smooth modern UT that WP8 has now. It was released Oct 2012 so wala pa siyang 1 year out in the market. In terms of Android releases, nasa Cupcake/Donut phase palang siya.

      Do any of you guys recall Cupcake/Donut? If you have had experience with it you would recall that it’s nowhere near as polished as Windows Phone 8 is now. There weren’t that many apps for it either back then. Compared to the amount of apps Windows Phone has now, it is clear that WP8 is growing their app database at a faster rate than Android and iOS ever did. Also, it wasn’t until the Froyo through Ice Cream Sandwich version did Android really start becoming the feature rich OS it is now.

      It’s only a matter of time before WP catches up. Yung mga updates scheduled for this year and early next year would bring in support for higher resolution screens and better processors, which, even though not really needed by the OS, seems to be the only thing some people look for in their phone. Sa top apps naman, only Instagram is missing now, but not everyone gives a shit about that.

      You say 12 years? You have got to be dreaming if you think MS and Nokia would let the battle draw out that long…

    • jeremy says:

      The point still stands. And afaik, Froyo came out a year from the beginning of Android which was Donut. Google proved a year can do so much improvement to an OS built up from the ground.

      Of course Cupcake was very laggy, but was definitely better than Windows Mobile that time. Gingerbread was miles better than WP7 when it came out.

      And you know what else is going to hurt and cripple WP? It is not open source. I say another decade before WP catches up. The price manufacturers needs to pay MS can be spent on other features. Instead, the buyers are the one to shoulder the costs. Another thing is the hardware limitations, so on.

  4. jeremyrin-er says:

    Huh? What point still stands?

    I think you have your mobile phone history mixed up my friend. Donut was most definitely not the beginning of Android. Android was first commercially released without codenames. Then the next year they released Cupcake, which was the first version to use the alphabetical sequence of dessert names as codenames (if we exclude Petit Four, which was only internally used). Froyo was released two years from the first commercial release, or a whopping 3 years from the time the betas were announced.

    I think you’re confused with the fact that Microsoft decided to keep the brand and still continue using the name Windows Phone. WP8 is rewritten on a completely new architecture, so technically it was written from the ground up, with only the design principle (aka Metro) as the major similarity, as well as some components to allow easy porting of applications between the two. But for all intents and purposes, Windows Phone 8 is a new OS. Not an upgrade to Windows Mobile, or Windows Phone 8.

    Hence, in terms of Android versions, Windows Phone 8 is now at the Cupcake level (barely one year old).

    At least binabaan mo na yung previous estimate mo na 12 years. But still, a decade is absurd.

    Regarding the hardware limitations that you mentioned, those are already going to be addressed by GDR3, which is most likely to be announced before the year ends (probably even as early as September if the leaks are to be believed).

    As for being open source, how exactly is that going to hurt WP8?

    Seeing as you seem to be closed minded to the possibility of Windows Phone rising to get a wider user base, let’s just talk again in a year shall we? Let’s see if your theory of a decade long development process will hold true. LOL.

  5. jeremyrin-er says:

    edit:
    “But for all intents and purposes, Windows Phone 8 is a new OS. Not an upgrade to Windows Mobile, or Windows Phone 7.”

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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