Posts tagged with: Lumia 925
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    Nokia's offered its users plenty of reasons to look forward to its new Lumia Black software update. Indeed, the problem hasn't been a lack of features, but simply getting your hands on the software; the Lumia 1520 runs Black out of the box, and we saw AT&T start delivering Black to Lumia 1020 owners in the States, but what of international users, not to mention those who have all these other Lumia models? The New Year passed without an answer, but today we finally see Nokia start opening the tap, as Lumia Black updates start coming to Lumia 925 and 1020 phones across the globe. Don't ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Bluetooth LE was rumored, back in summer, to come to Lumia Windows Phones as part of the Amber software update. If you have a Lumia 520, 620, 625, or 720, and it is running Amber, you are already able to benefit from the Low Energy protocols. According to a Nokia FAQ page, "with Lumia Black software update, Bluetooth LE will be enabled across the full WP8 Lumia range." That's exciting if you are using accessories paired to your phone, like heart-rate monitors, and alike. As a reminder, Bluetooth LE enables users, according to the FAQ page mentioned above, to use such accessories for a long ...

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    It's not Lytro-like light-field camera, but it's as close as it gets, on your regular smartphone, given it is powered by Windows Phone, and it's a Lumia made by Nokia. The Refocus app from Nokia is now available and it allows you to basically snap a picture now, without worrying about focus, and focus on objects later, again and again. In order to get the best results, you should aim to capture "scenes with a great contrast in the depth of field, like macro shots". The way this works is simple: Nokia Refocus captures two-to-eight independent images of the scene, each at five megapixels, ...

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    As we spent the morning anticipating on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Google's long-awaited Nexus 5 finally got itself announced today. It was a long slog; even earlier today, as the minutes turned to hours and all those "confirmations" started dissolving into the nothingness from whence they came, it was looking like yet another false alarm. But just as we were starting to retool for a November 1 release date, the Nexus 5 hit the Google Play Store. And when units finally start arriving at buyer doorsteps over the next few days, they'll come packing a feature that I ...

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    It happens to the most of us: shoot that perfect picture, say goodbye to the moment, and when you revisit the image you just snapped, oh snap, it's out of focus. Nokia seems to have a solution ready with the Refocus feature we've been hearing about since Abu Dhabi. Sami Niemi, Nokia’s director of Capture & Relive software product management, explains: “Nokia Refocus captures different images over the entire focus range. What this means is that you don’t have to worry about getting your shot in focus before you take a photo. You just capture your image first and then play with ...

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    Some of you might have already noticed that a certain Nokia Camera application will be installed instead of the Nokia Pro Camera on your Lumia 1020 phones. The new app combines the Pro Camera and Smart Camera separate applications into a single one, and, also brings some improvements like the ability to choose quickly between three presets: Auto, Sports, and Night. The app can be downloaded from the Store for Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 phones, and, will come pre-installed on the brand new Lumia 1520. With the roll-out of the Nokia Lumia Black update -- formerly known as Bittersweet ...

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    Nokia's own Glance Screen -- the setting which allows you to display the time and battery information on your Lumia device in several different modes, introduced with the Lumia 925, available to all with the Amber update -- will apparently be further tweaked in the upcoming Bittersweet shimmer software refresh. One of the main complaints with Glance Screen was (and still is) the fact that it will not display notifications; hence, you'll need to unlock your phone anyways, in case you want to check on anything else but battery and the time. The Bittersweet shimmer package, which will most ...

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    After comparing the Sony Xperia Z1 with two of the leading Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, we decided not to neglect the Windows Phone fans out there. Whether they want to switch to the Xperia Z1 from the Lumia 925, or some of you want to decide between getting one of these two devices, this is for your, and not only, viewing pleasure. The conclusion is the hardest thing to draw: if you’re a fain of Android, or Windows Phone, there’s little chance anybody can convince you on the contrary. However, if you’re looking for your first phone, you have to first ...

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    We rounded-out last week with a rumor about AT&T and Nokia, suggesting the carrier was planning to flesh out its Windows Phone lineup a little and would add the Lumia 925 to the mix sometime in mid-September. Alongside that claim, we heard that AT&T would be reducing the Lumia 920's price. Well sure enough, over the weekend we saw the 920 get just the kind of price cuts that had been rumored, but there was still no word of the 925. Today, AT&T finally comes forward with an announcement, revealing plans to sell the Lumia 925 beginning September 13. Pricing matches what we heard ...

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    Not long ago our own Anton D. Nagy told us "there's no such thing as a perfect smartphone". He's absolutely right -- and completely wrong. I, like Tony, have a stack of smartphones that I can call upon at any given time. Some have HD screens. Some have LTE. Some have removable batteries. Some can accept SD cards. Some have a slide-out keyboard. Some include a high-end camera. What none of them have is a perfect combination of everything. None of the smartphones I own has everything. Each is always lacking one thing or another. And just when I feel like the next device is going to have ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 925 is either an international/global phone, or one to be found on T-Mobile's line-up. However, according to recent reports, we heard that the phone might be landing on AT&T too, sometime in the near future. With such an outlook, it is just normal for the carrier to discount one of its older, but still, great Windows Phones: the Nokia Lumia 920. If you want this phone, which is still one of our favorites even after eight months, you can grab it for $49.99, granted, you need to sign a two-year contract. Still, it's half the price it once was, and still a great choice for ...

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    AT&T already has pretty much the biggest coup possible for a carrier interested in Windows Phone, the 41-megapixel PureView Lumia 1020. For many WP8 fans, that's going to be the only phone they need to see, but having some more options never hurts. Right now at AT&T, that means choices like last year's Lumia 920 or HTC 8X, or going prepaid with the Lumia 520. This afternoon, a new rumor suggests that the carrier's aiming to bring yet another Lumia device to its stable, with word that it could be getting the Lumia 925 next month. Supposedly, AT&T has eyes on adding the 925 to ...

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    Is it finally time for Windows Phone to branch out into phablet territory? We've been hearing rumors of larger and larger devices, like a 5.2-inch Lumia 825, and seen hardware leaks that sure seemed to point to even bigger handsets (above). Today we get a new report on one of those models, with sources claiming that a 6-inch Nokia phablet is in testing as codename Bandit. Bandit would run WP8 GDR3 and have a full HD 1080p display. Supposedly, the phone's polycarbonate body is both light and thin, though with a small camera bulge to make room for the main 20-megapixel shooter. This testing ...

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    ...they’re all good, and they all suck, at the same time. Wait, what? Let me explain! I am lucky to have a rather impressive collection of devices, mostly because of my addiction, and also because it just so happens that I do this for work. Lucky me, I can always opt for the perfect smartphone for every situation, knowing the pros and the cons of each. You might not be so lucky. If you are, chances are you’re doing the same thing I am. Shuffling phones depending on what you do, where, and for how long. I always choose the iPhone 5 when I go outside to shoot some pictures in bright, ...

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