Nokia Lumia 925 comes to Singapore first: score!

Singaporeans get first dibs on Nokia's Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 925 makes an early debut in Singapore

Nokia Lumia 925 makes an early debut in Singapore

Singaporeans will be chuffed to know that they'll be the first in the region to get their hands on Nokia's sleek and sexy Lumia 925, available from this Saturday, July 20.

LIGHT METAL

Hello, Windows Phone 8

Hello, Windows Phone 8

Now this is how you make a smartphone, a good mix of lightweight plastic and pre

Now this is how you make a smartphone, a good mix of lightweight plastic and premium metal

Need wireless charging? You will need a wireless charging case for the Lumia 925

Need wireless charging? You will need a wireless charging case for the Lumia 925

The Windows Phone device, which was unveiled in London nearly two months ago, is an 8.5mm thin and 139g light smartphone from the Finnish company. Its polycarbonate body gets a dash of aluminum surrounding it, adding that premium feel and look to an otherwise dull plastic body.

It is a shame that wireless charging, which is built in with the earlier Lumia 920, has not been integrated with the Lumia 925. Instead, you'll need to slap on a wireless charging cover, priced at $39, for the smartphone to work with the Qi-standard wireless chargers.

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SMART CAMERA

Best shot, object removal and action shot, sound familiar? These imaging features are common on recent Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

The Smart Camera’s motion focus feature, however, is a cool differentiator. This feature adds a blurring effect to the environment and places more focus on a subject. Be warned, when you use the Smart Camera to take a picture, it essentially takes 10 images and hogs more space than normal photos. The Smart Camera feature will be rolled out as an update to the Lumia 920 and earlier Lumia devices launched this year.

AVAILABILITY

Starting from this Saturday, July 20, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be available for $799 (without contract) at authorised retail stores. It'll also be available from SingTel, StarHub and M1.

The Lumia 925 will be make its way to other countries in south-east Asia in the next few weeks.

Nokia did not comment if there will be any changes to the Lumia 920's current pricing of $899. It did highlight that the earlier Lumia phone will be bundled with a wireless charger. 

Nokia also mentioned that the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be coming soon in Q4 this year. Pricing for the smartphone and its 41-megapixel camera is still unknown.

Tempted to get the Nokia Lumia 925? Check out our review and see our verdict before you spend your next pay check on Nokia’s latest Windows Phone device.