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.

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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.

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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
16GB internal storage
3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
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?

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

50 Responses

  1. jeremyrin-er says:

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

  2. 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.

  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. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. christopher says:

    currently using nokia runs smoothly and fluidly.. kapag ginagamit ko ip5/ android tablet (quad core).. parang gusto ko itapon.. ang bagal..apps lang lamang nila..

    it’s not about the specs if the OS still lags..

  7. Setsuna says:

    To be honest i really like windows phone compared to android. What’s holding me back from buying a windows phone is the apps that i like is not in the windows phone 8 ecosystem. When i borrowed my brother’s lumia for a week it was really hard for me to adjust because my functionality is limited. So the lack of apps of the ecosystem is present especially when you’re coming from another ecosystem.

    • whocaresaboutapps says:

      Just out of curiosity, which apps did you find missing?

      Just the other day a friend asked me for advice about whether or not he should switch to Windows Phone. My answer was that it depended on how dependent he is on apps. I have an Android and a WP8 phone (a Lumia). My Lumia is my everyday phone and the android is sort of my toy phone, and is there just to test apps, download games, etc. In terms of productivity and day to day utility I prefer the Lumia.

      It’s a reality that the app situation is a deterrent for some. But that’s bound to change in time. Only a handful of top apps are missing now. And only Instagram is probably going to be hell bent of resisting the call to create a WP8 version…

  8. huhuhiyakkana says:


  9. Jun Silver says:

    Android may become Symbian before and after decades of monopolistic control of the market, it became complacent thus the development became stagnant. So Windows Phone is worth using maybe in the next decade :)

  10. Nicco says:

    @ABU and other WP hater: ano ba pinag mamalaki nyo ha apps..number of cores..I’m an android user before and I plan to go windows on my next phone.. the specs of Nokia might be mediocre in papers but with the help of windows platform ilang beses ng nilampaso ng Nokia ang android and iphone sa pabilisan.. windows doesn’t need huge number of cores… try mo pabilisan sa pag type and send ng personal message sa fb friend mo tingnan natin ano panama nyang android.. and to ABU.. CM lang pala gamit mo kung makapang bash ka akala mo latest core gamit ng phone mo.. Snap dragon 800 that runs in 2.2 or 2.5 ghz ang latest and most up to date smartphone chip set samantalang 1.2 ghz mediatec chipset lang ang gamit ng cm.. if you still don’t get the point.. snap dragon 800 runs at around 2.5 ghz clock speed.. 1.2 ghz clock speed lang sa cm.. may features ba ang cm like nokia yung 10 continues shots na pwedeng gawing parang movie maker.. and yung feature na pwedeng mag tanggal ng ayaw na scene sa shots.. and last 2012 Nokia lumia 920 was held the best smartphone.. Best low light camera phone ang nokia..and windows has a kids corener which assure the windows phone owner na kahit hiramin ng bata ang phone hindi maano ang mga personal ipag tabi mo ang androids na parehong unit same, wall paper both home and lock screen..tingnan natin kung madistinguish kung sino ang owners ng phones.. pero ipag tabi mo ang windows phones na same unit at same lock screen wall papers, i unlock mo yung phone mag kaka alaman kung sino ang may ari ng phones..

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