Omio has just taken delivery of the new Nokia Lumia 925 mobile phone, on the same day it is available to buy.
We are now publishing hands-on and unboxing photos of the next generation of the Nokia flagship handset, ahead of any other coverage.
The pictures start with the retail box of the handset, followed by its contents, unboxed.
These consist of a quick start guide; data cable and charger; SIM tray removal tool; in-ear headphones and the Lumia 925.
Below is the new Lumia with its 4.5-inch Super AMOLED 1,280 x 768 display.
It is much less curved that the Lumia 920’s IPS LCD screen, with only a very slight raised surface – from the chassis.
The two displays share some similarities, such as the toughened Gorilla 2 Glass, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack screen.
The last enables the mobile to be clearly viewed outdoors and even in bright sunlight, where it can also be operated with a gloved hand.
The Lumia’s 925 display does appear to be sharper than the 920, from various angles and head-on.
These three shots highlight the dimensions of the 925, where it is 129mm tall, 70.6mm wide, 8.5mm thick and has a weight of 139g.
This is the first Lumia to use a metal frame, affording it these lower measurements.
This is when compared to the Lumia 920’s 130.3mm height, 70.8mm width, 10.7mm thickness and weight of 185g.
The next two shots are of the default home-screen tile setup, which can be customised with three different sized widgets, in 20 colours.
That is a fixture of Windows Phone 8 OS, and older Windows Phone 7 devices can benefit from this, in the Windows Phone 7.8 update.
Those eight screen shots below are of all the pre-installed apps, and the system settings.
The apps are the additions of Angry Birds Roosts in the 925; Nokia Smart Cam; Cinemagraph and Creative Studio (both installed, not to be downloaded later); Data Sense; a Panorama and PhotoBeamer app.
Nokia’s maps is branded as HERE, along with the augmented reality City Lens. The latter has been updated and integrated within the maps, where holding the phone level shows what’s around you – on an actual map.
Next up, is the About Windows Phone screen – showing that it is the Nokia Lumia 925.
It notes it is running 8.0.10327.77 of the OS, whereas our Lumia 920 has just been updated to 8.0.10211.204 – a version or two behind.
Nokia’s 925 runs from a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage – the same as the 920, albeit 32GB is standard and only Vodafone is selling the 32GB, Lumia 925.
Those two below are the standby screen, and the default lock screen of the 925.
The former can now be double tapped to awake from that mode, which isn’t a feature of other Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices.
Those three following images are of the Creative Suite’s features; with a focus on the foreground and blur the background feature; turn an image to black and white, while bringing something out in colour, function – and the collage option (among others).
Next, is the pre-installed Data Sense app that tracks mobile broadband and Wi-Fi usage, then the camera ISO additions of 1,600 and 3,200.
Eight shots beneath highlight the Nokia Smart Cam application, allowing a sequence to be captured and various effects added – ending in a description of the Panorama app.
Smart Cam is ideal for capturing the best shot, from a range of pictures taken in rapid succession; action shots, for never missing a fast moment; picking out the best smile, and the removal of objects (idea when spotting a photobomber).
Almost wrapping the hands-on pictures up is the Photo beamer app for sharing of pictures, and Omio running in the phone’s web browser.
These last few are of the Nokia Lumia 925 (on the right) and Nokia Lumia 920 (on the left).
The height differences are noticeable, along with the camera repositioning – where the 925 boasts a six part 8.7-megapixel lens array (920, has five).
Their different thicknesses are evident, with the 925 not being able to natively wirelessly recharged – which could be a factor in its svelteness.