T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 Unboxing; We have Data Sense

As we noted earlier this morning, the Nokia Lumia 925 with its aluminum body and 8.7MP PureView camera went on sale today on T-Mobile, giving customers on that network their first shot at a high-end Nokia Windows Phone.

The device retails for $49 (with a 2 year repayment plan) or $550 outright and could be bought in stores or online, which ever you prefer.

We picked one up this morning and have been toying with it for the last few hours and so far we’re impressed (we also dropped it onto pavement, by accident).  The device does come with Microsoft’s Data Sense installed and ready to use, which should make many of you happy to know where your data is going. Likewise, Skype, Nokia Smart Cam and T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling feature were all pre-installed too, giving users quite a lot bang for their buck out of the box.

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925

The Lumia 925 can be thought of as a sister device to the Lumia 920 and while it lacks the bold colors of its sibling and built-in wireless charging, it does have that improved camera (six lens elements), super light body and let’s face it, it looks sharp.

You can read our full review of the unlocked version of the Lumia 925 here and let us know in comments if you plan on picking one up!

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925



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$49 is a solid price. Though I nabbed my 928 for $30...

Josh Harman says:

Don't forget the $20 a month.

wpguy says:

... which goes away as soon as you finish paying the full $529.99. Other carriers continue charging the device installment even after you have paid it off.

Bob Shiska says:

No they don't, they give you a discount in exchange for a 2 year contract. Their plans cost more, but you also get significantly better coverage.

Zulfigar says:

That's all based on the area you live in - 'cause my house has WiFi, I don't see how you can beat that.

Skunkwurx says:

In Ireland the subsidy you pay for the phone is part of the network bill, you pay until the end of contract even if you end up payin more than buying the phone outright, that said alot of contracts here are 18 month and you actually pay less for the phone than buyin outright... My 920 for example was 579 here off-con (was when I bought it) but because of the bundle I picked, when you factor in the network bill I'll only have paid 460 for my 920... Depends on the phone and network, its also why network exclusives die a painfull death here...

djayshaggy says:

Actually, they do, as is evident by the significantly cheaper prices of their prepaid plans.  T-Mobile even lowered their price quite a bit when they stopped offering their phones on the cheap.  I live in the Dallas area, and my coverage is generally significantly better than that of AT&T or Verizon.  Plus, I get unlimited internet, which as of this evening will be LTE (and won't cost me any more than my current 3G).

Confirmed. My plan dropped by I think $5-7 a month once I switched to their new plan. Even got unlimited texting. Win win.

I really dig T-Mobile.

kwajr says:

There is no discount with a contract we are talking plans

jgbstetson says:

Were any charging shells available at your store?

I didn't see any and forgot to ask :/

ThePKReddy says:

Is White the only colour available? I wanted to compare it to the black one in person :(

wpguy says:

I also prefer the black. My local rep said TMo won't order any color but white unless the phone sells well enough.

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Sean D. says:

Yet theire doing nothing to sell it.  :-/

Tried to find the 925 on their website. Search for "Nokia Lumia 925". They stuck it in their business section. You'd have to already want this phone to find it on TMO website.

jgbstetson says:

Ahh, so I went to get mine and a rep was also unboxing his, which he received direct from the Nokia rep. Guess what else he got? A red charging shell of course. Anyone else see what's wrong with this picture?

ahigherlevel says:

Same thing here, except he actually had his 24 hours prior to launch. Case and all.
T-mobile is not only shorting their customers who want this phone with its accessories, they are bringing down the Nokia brand for customers coming into their retail stores interested or just curious about upgrading to a better phone than they currently have.
Not being knowledgable about a product is their own employee's individual fault, but not having proper and full support of Nokia's launch day product with no accessories is T-Mobile Corporate's fault and that is unacceptable. And don't EVEN get me started on NO HEADPHONES IN THE BOX. That's just stupid on their part, when all international versions come with them and even CHARGING SHELL/STAND BUNDLES AT LAUNCH. Also diffenent colors, but personally I prefer the white. I understand from a marketing standpoint they are probably waiting for releasing bundled deals around the holidays (at a price sure to attract new customers, especially after the release of the iPhone 5S) but for us, the Nokia Lumia die hard fans, we're left in the dust at launch... unlike iPhone/Galaxy S fans :( 
Look, I know that Nokia isn't as popular as other brands here in the US, but that doesn't mean T-Mobile should sweep them under the rug until interest rises purely based on sales! Shouldn't we, as the consumers, dictate how we want our phones? Not some CEO's who think they know what's best for us!
Nokia is awesome! My first phone was a Nokia 5110. And their current partnership with Windows became revolutionary. 
Please don't misunderstand me, I love T-Mobile and have been with them since I switched from Cingular. But after finally gettting an up-to-par phone with the plan I want, I am stiffed by corporate who decided to just send the store the phones alone, no accessories whatsoever.
Just purely disapponting, that is all.

Capsloc says:

They checked at the store I went to get mine and no charging covers...

tedfordz says:

Pretty sure I was told the charging shells won't be avail through tmob. We haven't gotten any at my store, and our Nokia rep was pretty sure we wouldn't get them.

wpguy says:

None at my local store either. If they did, from the looks of the accessory display, black would be the only color offered. Every accessory they have for sale except for screen protectors is black.

tedfordz says:

Ha. Yeah. We also sell pink. Here lately, both the 925 and 521 have only had blk or pink cases. But we have 30 different cases for the gs4/iphone. Go figure.

ThePKReddy says:

The guys at the store I went to were confused about if they had it in stock or not. Then another guy said they had it in stock but they're not allowed to sell it yet. Then I told them today is the day they go on sale. Anyway, they eventually said that im right and I walked out. The moral of the story is that the retail outlets are responsible for lack of WP market share for the past 3 years.

One of the reps came to take a picture of me holding my new Nokia. Apparently Nokia is doing some kind of best photo promotion. But the guy took a shitty photo of me because he didn't know how to use the Nokia.

Hoekie says:

How can the rep take a picture with your new Lumia 925 of you holding your new Lumia 925 ?

Padr1n0 says:

They'll come in multiple colors. I got a sweet deal with my phone and it came with a red charging shell(which negates all the thinness of the phone btw) and the stand up wireless charger. 

wpguy says:

New accessories on the rack at my local store today. Some pink, purple, cyan, white, and translucent smoke. Varies by accessory.

mtav1 says:

They didn't have any at the store that I went to.

Built in wireless charging is the only way to go for me. I don't even care if it adds a half mil of thickness and 15-20 grams of weight.

Cellus13 says:

According to Nokia alot of other people care (At&t) which is why the 1020 didn't have wireless charging. Shame...

Aaron M says:

I would have agreed with you before.  But after getting the 920 and finding that I'm too cheap to buy $50 chargers, I now appreciate why some people may opt for slimmer profile instead.

Dat1Dude562 says:

Couldn't get the 925 huh? Its ok

poddie says:

Couldn't agree more

I am thinking on jumping the to the other side from the Cyan L920. I mean, I like my phone now but being able to upgrade twice a year, with unlimited 4G data and considerable cheapest plan ( that is if I pay the phone full price), I think I may just pay the ETF and get that bad boy. I will sell my Cyan L920 if necessary. Still brand new with wireless charger just in case anyone is interested.

Jf.Vigor says:

This crossed my mind as well but, AT&T is rhe premier windows phone partner. It will bother me knowing AT&t gets the top of the line phones while T-mobile rarely gets a gem such as the 925. You don't think this is a brash decision?

wpguy says:

It depends. For some $50+/mo is worth the crappy selection of phones, considering you could take that $600+/yr and buy the phone you want from another source.

thawkth says:

Keep this in mind my friend:
Tmobile lets you upgrade every 6 months.
AT&T every two years unless you want to pay A LOT more and in my opinion get ripped off....

brenna.gould says:

There is a trend now where each carrier gets a variant of the AT&T Flagship. Next year, or later this year, TMOB will get a "1025"

mtav1 says:

And with T-Mobile's Jump you are able to upgrade after 6 Months. If you still have not paid off the balance on your current device they will wipe that off, therefore it is not added to the cost of the next device.

Sean D. says:

It is only my hatred for ATT that keeps me from switching.

procen says:

You should free yourself from hatred it will do you no good. I will pray for your soul :-P

Wyn6 says:

If you're in Dallas area and wanna switch to TMo, I can hook you up AND unlock your 920 free. PM me.

Take the Jump. Remember Microsoft out dated OS, then MS improved greatly. The same with T-mobile starting behind the curve ball in coverage, now they made great strives forward. And still undisputed champion, I've had T-Mobile(Voicestream) 15 years and no dropped calls or service up and down the east coast of the USA. The secret to having strong TMO connection is Nokia phones.

wpguy says:

Gotcha beat... Aerial!

Sobr0801 says:

This thing is beautiful. Makes my 920 red with envy. I can't wait to see what they have waiting for us 920 owners when our contracts are up.

dula714 says:

Yup. I cannot wait to see the next generation of Lumia 920.

Jf.Vigor says:

This is the most gorgeous of all the Lumia phones thus far (sigh)
I"m gonna get the 1020, an upgrade from my 920 because I'm a jerk and need to always have the latest thing. But I truly envy the looks of the 925 and hope that aluminum >4.5" thing that's coming end of the year matches this in design and slimness

I'm I the only one who thinks this phone is not that good looking, people are hype just BC of the aluminum band around it??? It make it look funny to me, and its either wireless charging or not.. Adding a shell make it just look like a case... And only 16gb?? I got wireless and 32gb with my 928 and its thinner than the 925 with the shell on it... I'm just saying

ThePKReddy says:

cool story. but for those who prefer TMobile over Verizon in the states, this is the best option. And IN HAND it looks GREAT, in my opinion. I haven't seen the 928 in person.

Don't get it twisted, I love the attention its getting BC as a WP user I think the more press the better

RyanAMG says:

I'm with you the 925 doesn't have the best looks but the 928 quality is more like HTC. I wish the 920 was on Verizon. I do like my 928 but it doesn't have the same quality we came to know on the 920.

I actually disagree, the only thing I like more about the 920 than the 928 is the speaker placement, I have the black 928 and it feels like a Lenovo laptop. Its not slick like the white version, not sure why they were pushing that one...

Selfie13 says:

I agree, I think this is by far the worst designed Lumia, and yes the metal band around the phone doesn't make sense to me. But I'm also happy that it is being offered at T-Mobile, I just hope they promote the phone, so far I've seen absolutely nothing from them.

theroyboy44 says:

"And on the bottom nothing, nice clean bottom..." don't know why i found that hilarious

Juzz Tianz says:

Bottom hahaha #despicableme

xchaser says:

only white? boo I wanted the black or grey one.

Paedin says:

Got mine this morning. Have to reinstall everything = ( but it is super light compared to my brick of a 810. Looking foward to shootig some pictures later.

ricardios says:

How does the camera compare to the 810? I had the 810 and thought the camera was average at best, plus it took a while to snap a picture

mschmi02 says:

did you buy it outright, or did you sucker a CS rep into a discount given the crappy suport for the 810?  I am also looking to upgrade my 810...

MediaCastleX says:

Ditto, because with being cut off from T-Mobile support for my 810, they better make reparations... =/

procen says:

Got my 925 also and now all of my apps and games are installing.

pookiewood says:

*Covers 920's microphones*  That's a sexy looking device especially the back.
Also no custom notification tones....GDR2 you failed me!

BK-one says:

So any damage done when u dropped it?

Yeah, some scuff marks on the aluminum. Nothing terrible but it's driving me nuts...just tiny scuff here and there. I could probably lightly sand 'em down, which I may try, to reduce their appearance. 

Display is a-ok though, no damage and the phone of course works well enough still.

tbonenga says:

When you get a chance can you give us a update on the phones reception? I have a Rogers 920 now and there's a couple places I loose reception. I heard the 925 is suppose to have better reception. Whenever you get a chance some feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

NH3MAN says:

Do you think the cover could have helped protect it from damage. Just wondering because I like the idea of a thinner phone with a wireless charging cover that you can replace if it starts to show wear.

awesome phone...gonna grab it soon..sexy alluminium beast

twelvetudors says:

Video links don't work in 7.8 app .(

mohawk apple says:

Will this work with bell in Canada?

Oakdale Dude says:

I suppose if you are planning to unlock the device or track one down already unlocked, Data Sense is a good feature to have. But if you are using it on a T-Mo Simple Choice Plan, isn't it kind of a moot point since the those plans feature unlimited data at a set price?

I suppose it might be interesting if it tells you how you are using your data though

kwajr says:

But if you are mostly in WiFi you can opp to not pay for data they give you 500 Mb and if you go over that you can just add the 10 data pack and drop it off next bill so data sense is very nice

Oakdale Dude says:

Actually the Simple Choice Plans that are T-Mo's gig these days comes with unlimited data included. I don't believe you can opt that out. It's part of the plan whether you are paying $50, $60, $70, etc... a month

The data for the Simple Choice plan is unlimited. You get so much as T-Mo calls it, high speed data then after that it supposedly kicks down to 2g

I pay $50 a month. My plan includes 500mb of "high speed data" if I exceed that it's still unlimited. Just slower.

So my point is that with the Simple Choice Plans that T-Mo hawks and the majority of T-Mo customers will have, there is really no need to worry about going over your data limit.

kwajr says:

Go back and read my statement above

b3rni3703 says:

500mb of unlimited data won't cut it for me as well as for others.... sure its unlimited after surpassing data caps but @ 2g speeds?.. lol.. i've had my share of it and it BLOWS... hell, updating apps takes as much as 100mb EASY.. plus checking emails and a bit of web browsing including FB etc triggers more data usage.. for $50 a month, naw - that won't work for me.. so i opt for the $60 with 2gb + 500mb just to be on the safer side and because I need the "SPEED"

MediaCastleX says:

Its definitely for those who forego the unlimited data...cheaper plan ;)

Such a gorgeous phone. My best friend should be picking one up. She keeps going back and forth on it, but last she said anything, on Sunday, she said she was getting it. Only regret for her is that it's not available in grey.

sdreamer says:

Been wondering this since the 720, but those charging contacts for the wireless shell, those with sweaty palms, or those who play their phones in their bathrooms, can it like, short or shock a person? Lol.

kwambe5 says:

Nah, only iPhone 5's do that! ;) If you've read the news.

Hasn't happened to me yet with my Lumia 920.

xaeryan says:

Likely because you don't have them. *shrugs*

MediaCastleX says:

I'd be more concerned with keeping them clean, lots of dirt can build up in tiny spaces when handling... =[

SleepyTheDon says:

I've got mine and so far so good

jlynnm350z says:

Man, that is a sexy phone. Nokia really is rockin the designs!

ahigherlevel says:

Why NO HEAPHONES Nokia? WHY?? :(
Well, any info of which currently available headphones/earbuds sound best with the Lumia 925 that are priced reasonably? 
And did you pick up the charging case at the T-Mobile store too? Do they even offer it, or do I have to go to the Microsoft store?

xaeryan says:


kwajr says:

That's a t mo choice

ahigherlevel says:

tell me more kwajr

Zeroplanetz says:

In the video you said microSD? Mean SIM? Also why do our phones in America not come with headphones?

Right, it was the 4th take...microSIM.

Daniel is this the unlocked version ?? And if so will unlock phones get data sense

This is the T-Mobile version, locked to T-Mobile.

Because 1 user bought a unlocked 925 and he has data sense !!
Please reply buddy :)

MediaCastleX says:

Ah...you almost had me, lol! =P

Josh Harman says:

Carrier incentives. I've seen limited time deals where Nokias came with headphones in the US though.

admatt says:

In the UK and already have one. It's a beautiful phone, I definitely recommend. Probably the best phone I've ever owned. Super slick even with the charger case.

admatt says:

...also came with headphones, case and wireless charger.

nube_android says:

Uk is a growing place for windows phone.

Josh Harman says:

Sure is, Russia, Italy, Brazil and India too.

brenna.gould says:

My lunch break can't come fast enough! I will be cruising over to my store down the street and grabbing one :)

horbeme says:

i have a quest i have always wanted to ask, when ya'll get these phones do you guys buy them at retail price or contract? and when checking out the calls do you guys pay for plans or the pay as you go?

It varies. Some times we get "review phones" which get sent back with tester SIMs, other times we buy, usually full price, phones for ourselves. I have personally have an AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon account (cancelled Sprint last month). I'll be getting rid of Verizon though as I just don't care for their coverage so far.

Josh Harman says:

I dropped AT&T years ago for that same reason. It really just depends on where you are.

What's going on with "their coverage"?

4G LTE isn't as fast as AT&T, I get poor reception where I live, etc.

ytsejam#AC says:

White only = deal-breaker.  Bonehead decision by T-mo.

C_N_Hesse says:

I just asked that question as to if they were getting the grey, without having read your post.  So, no grey then?  I bought the hite one anyway, but if they're getting grey, then I'll exchange it.

MediaCastleX says:

I thought it was more abstract, as a matter of light v. dark...like since their new ads have them being the "good" cowboy, they think keeping their "newborn" stock in a white color would work. Except everything in this country always comes down to racial issues. Thanks, Founding Fathers! =P

Disclaimer: YES, I'm kidding... *rme* sheesh!

Josh Harman says:

Nice looking phone, so Tmobile & Verizon are the only ones with Datasense so far?

Jazmac says:

Having data sense is a good thing but is seriously hindered when your live tiles go full on Zombie on you and don't update, Invariably they will. You look one minute and you have only used 2 gigs then your bill arrives and you got overages. MS will need to address this faulty LIVE tiles at some point.

Josh Harman says:

You could actually open the app (I would do that before having to pay for overages)...
My live tiles work fine (except for Facebook, but notifications from FB suck on all OS'), so I'm not sure if it is a full spread OS issue. Also, you should receive toasts warning you are near your limit.

Jazmac says:

This is the only way Zombie tiles update and that is the issue with live tiles. They are not live unless you poke them.

joshcsmith13 says:

Hey @Jazmac, FWIW, I was successful in reinvigorating my live tiles by disabling all background tasks and then uninstalling all the corresponding apps.  I have since reinstalled all the apps I really care about and my tiles are still Alive! :)

Jazmac says:

Nice. All corresponding app, meaning those apps that want to run in the background? One other question, how many apps do you keep on your phone overall.

kwajr says:

My are always live

wpguy says:

Fortunately, TMobile doesn't charge for overages. They just throttle the speed down. I've never hit even 2GB with tons of surfing and email, so I'm not worried.

deloa84 says:

Same here. Never really hit my 2GB limit since I am always hoping on and off WiFi. The only time I get close or over the limit is tons of Pandora/Nokia Music combined with streaming videos on YouTube.

brenna.gould says:

Question: Will they add the $50 down to my next bill, or am I literally going to pay on the spot?

That I don't know...sorry.

wpguy says:

My experience is that you pay the $50 (or whatever) up front, and the remainder is added to your bill, spread out over 24 months interest free.

Clavitox says:

On the spot usually

brenna.gould says:

Thanks everyone! T- 2 hours

leadpoizon says:

You also have to pay the total tax upfront! For ~$550, it won't be just a couple of dollars. Just keep that in mind too.

Wyn6 says:

Yes. Your total will be $49.99 down (WAC) + taxes on the entire amount of the phone. In my case it was $93 and some change. I live in Texas so sales tax is 8.25%.

ricardios says:

I'm interested but still like my 8x. I may buy this on Craigslist in a few months

WP7_Genius says:

I think everyone is starting to go the way of the HTC One, they see people love that Premium feel and it doesnt really cost that much extra to make. It helps sales and increase the ever so sacred "bottom line"  that all the corporations so dearly adore.

DJCBS says:

Glad to see T-Mobile America has finally got the grey tiles on board too!

I've bought all my Lumias on T-Mobile Deutschland precisely because of those grey tiles. They have grey tiles as their default tiles since WP launch, never understood by T-Mobile America went with pink...

Josh Harman says:

Their logo is pink and the color is very prominent in their commercials.
You can change the tile colors you know.

DJCBS says:

You don't seem to understand. T-Mobile US is part of the German T-Mobile.
In Germany, T-Mobile, although having the pink logo, has used grey tiles (which are EXCLUSIVE to T-Mobile, you can't get them anywhere else) as default tiles in their WPs. However in the US they had left the grey tiles out as far as my knowledge goes, and used the non-exclusive pink tiles.

This Lumia 925 is the first US phone on T-Mobile I see coming with the default grey tiles which are the norm in Europe. So what I'm saying is that I'm glad T-Mobile customers in the US can now also have this exclusive T-Mobile accent colour which no one else in any other carrier or unbranded phone will have.

Clavitox says:

Isn't that just steel?

WP7_Genius says:

Yea lol....it what it looks like to me

DJCBS says:

Unless Daniel's camera is darkening, no it isn't. Steel is brighter and has a more blue-ish tone. T-Mobile Deutschland has both Steel and Grey. So by the looks of this, I say the US branch has just got the grey too. (I would post a screenshot of my phone for you to see but this doesn't allow me)

If Daniel or anyone who gets this on T-Mobile US could confirm that they got indeed the extra accent...


wpguy says:

Not that anyone is reading the comments for this thread anymore... on my phone, steel is the only gray-colored option on the theme palette.

DJCBS says:

As it is in all non-T-Mobile branded phones ;) The dark grey is an exclusive T-Mobile colour. I have it on my Lumia 800 and 920 but I don't have it on my L620 ('cause I didn't bought that one from T-Mobile Deutschland).

What we were trying to figure out is if T-Mobile US has started using the dark grey tiles too and as default like it happens in their mother-company in Germany. ;)

kwajr says:

Grey was not default on my 810 but it was there

MediaCastleX says:

Here in the US, they're beholden to branding and we aren't as fortunate to have brought forth the Bauhaus style of design so it's all crazy here...lol ;)

theroyboy44 says:

*cough* it's magenta *cough*

DJCBS says:

It's the magenta they use in the US? Ok, thanks for the correction. Again, I'm with T-Mobile Germany. My phones always came with the dark grey tiles as default ;)

nube_android says:

Lucky mobile users no att Lumia 920 data sense

DJCBS says:

It's supposed to come with GDR2 which no L920 has yet received ;)

kwajr says:

But it has been there since 8 just is carrier dependent

MVogelezang says:

I don't get it. I got a L920, but never seen any Data Sense, but I would love that feature, just to know when I reach my limit of 2Gb/a month.

Once I've heard that it's carrier bound? So would that mean that my carrier (T MO NL) does not support it? Where can I find studd about that? :-)

WP7_Genius says:

Its apart of a GDR2 update, coming soon to a Lumia 920 near you.

DJCBS says:

Data Sense was announced as a core-feature of WP8. But then Microsoft decided to screw everyone over and gave it exclusively to Verizon (I think it was Verizon) in the US. That's why we didn't get this in our phones in Europe.
This doesn't need carrier support at all, just like Nokia Counters on WP7 doesn't need it.

With GDR2, Data Sense is supposed to be delievered to all Windows Phones. Unless Microsoft finds a new way to screw this up again...

MediaCastleX says:

Blame them for taking money...you would take it if it was enough. =P

toph36 says:

I am not buying one, since I am under contract with Verizon (damn contracts!... but I won't leave Verizon because of the NFL Mobile exclusivity... damn exclusives!).  Anyway, I went to the T-Mobile site and there is no mention of the 925 on their home page.  They have a scroll (or whatever you want to call it) on the home page that include the Blackberry Q10, really?  I hope they advertise this phone, it looks good (except for the 16GB storage and no micro-SD)...

Gorgeous looking phone, tempted to buy and trade in my ATIV S but trying to hold out for a bigger screen.

mtav1 says:

Got My 925 this morning also. It was a good experience. The T-Mobile reps weren't bad at all. They had the 925 on display, but there was no Xperia Z to be found. The Guy said that thesony Device was still in the back.the 925 is a beautiful Device. already tested the camera this is the best quality phone camera that I have had on a phone.

Vvillegas134 says:

This comes with GDR2 correct? Will you post any extra videos on new features found in GDR2?
Also, what are your speeds using LTE on your 925? I have LTE in my location, but i don't have an LTE enabled WP8 device :(

lindhve says:

925 is awesome! I got mine + wireless charging cover week ago from Germany. Much more Better than lumia920 Was. Cover is really slim and fits tight. It protects phone corners very well. Phone is light and stylish. 1020 should be Aluminium nyt why it is not????

dougwallace says:

Can you get it unlocked via Tmobile or by third party? This is a big question for me.

MarcoBug322 says:

stop calling it 6 lenses. Its 6 lens elements. Still a big difference.

MediaCastleX says:

The "elements" are the same here as in the 1020, believe it or not...but they sure looked like lenses when I saw them. =[

benners76 says:

Just unboxed this bad boy and it is indeed BEAUTIFUL! Feels wonderful in the hand. MUCH lighter/slimmer than 920! 1020 may get all the love but the 925 easily takes the crown as the current king of beauty for Nokia!

C_N_Hesse says:

WPCentral, is that a grey one in your article?  I just picked mine up from the T-Mobile on 52nd & 8th in the city and was told that they only have it in white and won't be getting any other colours.  I thought tmobile was getting white, grey and black.  Thanks. 

benners76 says:

Nope... TMO only getting white for now.

C_N_Hesse says:

Also, I don't see the sleeping screen / glance feature?  Thought that was out of the box since the 925 shipped with the GDR2 update.  Am I mistaken about GDR2 coming with the 925?  Thanks.

mtav1 says:

go to setting > display+touch slide to glance.

C_N_Hesse says:

Thanks! Sorted it out now.

enzom09 says:

Take my money already! And my 8x

theroyboy44 says:

especially that 8x

djayshaggy says:

I just want to know how the battery life compares to the 521 (and the 810)

lerimer says:

Hey Daniel, can we get some comparison photos shot with the 925 and 920 to see the difference if any?

pankaj981 says:

Check out the 925 forums, you can clearly see the difference between photo comparisons.

lerimer says:

Right, didn't think of that. Thanks. 

Anyone who bought one see wireless charging cases anywhere?  Or will we be forced to buying them from the UK/EU?

mtav1 says:

they are available on Amazon.com. if not on this website.

wpguy says:

Great job on the photos and video, Daniel. Sharp looking phone.

$49 bucks down is a steal for this device. $90 total for unlimited everything is still cheaper than Verizon and AT&T unlimited plans which are $120 or more. Lets leave Sprint out of the question all together lol.

SleepyTheDon says:

enjoying the LTE in West Palm Beach sweet!

Good buy Dan.  It seems like this phone is more popular than the 928.

raiinman says:

When will the black one arrive. I hope T-Mobile offers it soon Silly to not even offer this option along with white version.

MediaCastleX says:

Tell all your friends, make them get one so T-Mobile can pull its head out of its....ow, what? I wasn't going to say anything bad, I swear!

deankaltsas says:

i just bought it.... i'm actually very suprised on how much i like it so far...  the call quality is the best i ever had!

holysocks says:

Was just at store, it said $580 to get it device only. Anyone know if it's unlocked?

Aaron M says:

I have a 920 working on T-Mobile right now.  Does anyone know if there are any tricks/hacks to get the T-Mobile exclusive apps like Wifi Calling or Datasense?  I know this is a long shot hope.

steve_w_7 says:

Does your 925 have a little notch in the glass at the bottom, about an inch from the left?
I'm guessing this is the microphone, but I wasn't expecting it and thought at first that the glass was chipped.

heh, yup. once you see it, it cant' be unseen!

Neo Nuke says:

First thing I noticed as I drooled over the glass screen. So weird

vitaliano says:

Actually it doesn't look bad.

Neo Nuke says:

It sucks that the rep tried to get me to buy a GS4 and attempted hard to dissuade me from buying this amazing phone. I now have an HTC One on at&t (R.I.P. Lumia 920) and the 925 on T-Mobile

MediaCastleX says:

I'd love to put a little Aperture Science logo between the Nokia logo and wireless charging receptacle! =P

wpguy says:

For science!

ryaoni says:

I am loving my 925. Upgraded from a 710 and it is a huge difference.

Raylz says:

how does it compare and what improvements sid you noticed from transition?

ryaoni says:

The screen is amazing. everything 's so smooth and quick. I am still playing with it and will go into more detail later.

CheersMate says:

I'm in northern Virginia and I waited for the 925 today for personal and business use. However It has been sold out in many stores. I had the T-mobile rep from another city put them on hold for me. All I have to do now is drive. 

nightryder21 says:

Sooooo excited to day. Picked up the 925 today. T-Mobile even bought back my HTC Radar for $50. So I only paid the tax on it. Sadly, the cold hard truth has hit me today. THE FREAKING STORAGE BUG! I checked the "other" storage tonight and it is already at 1.95 GB.

b23h says:

I'm going to be very interested in this issue.   I assume that the 925 has Nokia's Storage Check feature.   Have you tried it in order to shrink the other storage?

I was the first in my area to pick it up  at my local t-mobile. The sales team was extremely unknowledgeable about it. I had purchased the 810 the day it was released and within 10 minutes I knew I would never go back to android. The coolest feature on the 925 (I am assuming all WP8 are the same) is that when I logged into windows live at the beginning of setup, I soon found all I had to do was put my icons back in place. Everything from text mesages to apps were right were I left them. I did not need to go through all of the BS i did when I went from android to android. Literally signed in and everything started showing up.
I do wish they had black or gray, but I also purchased the holseter which covers the back anyone. GREAT JOB NOKIA & MS!!

leadpoizon says:

So, I just got mine in the evening. I decided to turn on glance screen and shut the lights to go to sleep and noticed black specs randomly throughout the bottom section of the screen. :(

EDIT: Turns out this is a common defect in Super ALOMED displays. It's all over the internet...

ahigherlevel says:

Hmm, interesting.

Karanstyle says:

That phone just had my heart beat skipped for a while i was like wow..BEAUTIFUL..!! In love with Lumia 925,800 & HTC 8X. Nokia & HTC make super sexy designs superbly comfy in hands and also perfect eye candies..!!

JohnnyFEZ says:

I bought my 925 last night.  The T-Mobile rep tried to talk me in to buying an iPhone.  He seemed genuinely confused as to why I would choose to buy this phone, and when I explained some of the features that attracted me to it (Wi-Fi calling, low-light camera, etc.), he clearly had never even heard of these features.
As far as how the phone was displayed in the T-Mobile store, the iPhone had a quarter of the store right in front, Android had a huge section with the new Sony phone prominently displayed... and the 925, which had just launched that day, was shoved in the farthest back corner sharing a single display with the Blackberry phones.  Way to go, T-Mobile.

Harry Wild says:

I saw it at the local T-Mobile store in white.  Very nice looking smartphone.  They had three in stock and sold two already!  One left!  I was very tempted to get it but I like my 521 and the 925 only has 16GB of memory while I can expand my to 64GBs! 

edsal says:

This will be another EOL phone for TM i went to the store today to see about 925 it was at the back of the store in the conner how sad to be a windows phone at TM . The phone it self looks and feel great but you wouldn't know it was in the store for sale everything was iphone and andriod .

b3rni3703 says:

don't really care much for the 925 as my 810 will soon be updated with the same features.. damn right i said it.. "WILL BE" lol... 

It comes with Amber, right? And it will get the "pro cam"app at some point, yes? So can you set something else as your default camera app already?

I am writing from Germany. Every day I read your professional website. Design, news, videos - all here in a "MODERN UI" and so infomative and fresh. Also this unboxing video again great.

eko mandala says:

Nokia will adopt Android on 2014, here's the possibility : goo .gl/NpwBj