Nokia Lumia 925 FREE with Smart Unlimited Data Plan 1500 on Aug 19

“The Nokia Lumia 925 will be retailing for Php 23,500 at Nokia Stores and at Nokia Solutions Partners. It will also be exclusively available to Smart subscribers, and will come FREE when bundled with the Smart Unlimited Data Plan 1500, with a 30-month lock-in period. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be available in white, grey and black – starting August 19, 2013.”

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You all know I bought my yellow Nokia Lumia 920 a few months back. I knew that there was a Nokia Lumia 925 to be released in the the following months. But I didn’t think it would arrive this month since Nokia was slow to come out with the Nokia Lumia 920.

This latest addition to the Nokia Lumia family in the Philippines arrived today.

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What makes this beautiful Nokia Lumia 925 different from my Lumia 920? Let’s count the ways:

1. Its signature-Nokia polycarbonate body is now encased in stylish aluminium. The aluminum casing is attractive to corporate users since some are not too fond of the bright and cheerful colors.

2. It looks so sleek at 8.5mm and much lighter with a weight of only 139 grams.

3. Its 8.7MP PureView camera is the same as the Nokia 920 but its Zeiss optics now has 6 physical lenses for higher level precision and delivers sharp and vivid images even in low light conditions.

4.The new Lumia 925 can shoot up to 10 images at once with Nokia Smart Camera.

You can edit the images taken with options like Cinemagraph, Action Shot and Change Faces. You can catch fast moves of sports events like that of your kid swimming or basketball players on the court . Imagine if you can capture the gorgeous display of fireworks in one perfect sequence during the holiday season?

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5, You can “chop out” photo bombs or moving objects or people from your images, or even select the best facial expressions in pictures.

6. HERE Maps and Livesight is now in augmented reality. But this will also be available to Lumia 920 users as Windows 8 phone “amber” updates unfold in the coming weeks.

7.The ClearBlack technology and Sunlight Readability promises clear, bright images and text, and the best navigation, even under harsh glare from the sun.

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I still love my Nokia Lumia 920. Just like the Lumia 925, I am still able to capture stunning images and record full HD video, even when the lights are low. Though the Lumia 920 is heavier, I have more space at 32 GB than the Lumia 925 which has only 16 GB. Also, my phone can be paired directly ith a wireless charger. With the Lumia 925, you will need to purchase the snap-on cover to turn the Nokia Lumia 925 into a wireless-charging enabled device.

No regrets! I will just wait for the Nokia 1020 which will come out towards the end of the year. But if you don’t own a Nokia Lumia 920, why not get your very own he Nokia Lumia 925. The SRP is Php 23,500 at Nokia Stores and at Nokia Solutions Partners. It will also be exclusively available to Smart subscribers, and will come FREE when bundled with the Smart Unlimited Data Plan 1500, with a 30-month lock-in period. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be available in white, grey and black – starting August 19, 2013.

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Nokia Lumia 925
Operating system
Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services
Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+
Display
4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla
2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight
Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail
usage
Battery
2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an
accessory cover
Processor
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera
PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization,
Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most
advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with
Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart
Camera mode.
Front facing camera
1.2 MP wide angle
Memory
1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive
cloud storage

Newest eyecandy Nokia Asha 501 brings you different apps

nokia asha 501

Nokia Asha 501, the newest eye candy yet affordable smartphone enables users to use multiple apps at the same time with its multi-window browsing, ideal for a ready to go games, productivity tools that elevates the bar in Nokia smartphone experience.

The new Nokia Asha 501 brings you different applications that will bring the world at your hands in just a few swipes.

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Having the MMDA apps is quite useful to most of us. Now Nokia 501 users can easily access traffic updates in the metro any time, anywhere.

nokia 501 apps

If you want to know the latest news, there is an ABS-CBN News app that can bring you the latest news and public affairs. Or if you’re looking for the news all over the world, CNN can supply you the freshest reports that give you a glimpse on the other side of the world.

The Opera Mini browser enables you to connect to the internet faster and visit your favorite social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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When you’re looking for a stress reliever, Plants vs. Zombies lets you escape the world and engross yourself in entertainment. This game will keep you occupied whenever you want to take a break from doing an assignment or task.

There is more to Nokai Asha 501 eye candy appearance. With the Nokia Asha 501’s applications . you get a lot of value for the money.

There is lots to like about my funky yellow Nokia Lumia 920

Before I owned an iPhone or a Samsung phone, my default handset was always a Nokia. I stopped using the Nokia in 2009 when I first got my first iphone. I loved the touch screen of the iPhone and the Samsung galaxy phones for the past 4 years. When the Nokia Lumia was introduced a year ago, I already liked it but not enough to buy one.

A month ago, I took the plunge and got myself the Nokia 920 because I loved the image stabilization feature of the video camera. As citizen advocates, that feature is useful when doing videos on the go. Windows Phone 8 is an excellent OS and the flashing tiles and customisable home screen options are just so much more unique than the Android or iOS.

nokia lumia 920

It just had to be yellow because it is a pretty and catchy color. The box is yellow too:

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The box came with a yellow earphone which makes it even more fashionable.

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I also wanted the wireless charging plate which I bought separately. I can boost my Nokia Lumia’s battery without plugging it in. No need to align it carefully, as the charger can sense the Lumia on top. That is because the Nokia Lumia 920 has wireless charging built-in. The white light indicates it is charging my phone.

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There are also several Nokia wireless chargers available to allow users to fully enjoy this unique feature.

There are just so many things to love about my new Nokia Lumia 920:

1. It is the first Windows Phone to carry Nokia’s 8.7MP PureView imaging technology, and a pioneer of wireless charging and PureMotion HD.

2.With its PureView technology – Optical Image Stabilisation and Carl Zeiss lens, I get bright, blur-free photos and videos in any light condition.

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I can also create perfect group photos with the Smart Shoot app. It allows me to choose the best pose and combine it with the best faces of each one in the picture.

This is a photo of my pet cat using zoom as it is difficult to take them up close.

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Nokia Lumia 920 is also great in low light conditions. Check this out

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3. Relive moments and view photos or videos with Nokia Lumia 920’s HD display. One of the best touchscreens ever seen on a smartphone, it makes all colors clear and vibrant, and has the highest sensitivity that responds to the fingertips even when it is covered up.

4. Nokia Lumia 920’s HERE City Lens is useful for those trips outside home. I simply hold up my phone and the HERE City Lens automatically overlays the best shops, restaurants and points of interest right on the smartphone’s display.

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The Nokia Drive is quite slick . You can even choose English or Tagalog as the language or whether to use metric or the Imperial system. Of course, there are other languages. It is so pretty too with the 3-D buildings hovering in the background.

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5. The Nokia Lumia 920 is also packed with great apps .

For parents whose kids use them as drivers, tease your kids to pay you up every time you drop them off at school or at their hangout place with Dad’s Taxi. This useful app records distance and its equivalent cost. But instead of cash payment, why not agree on a household chore for every peso in the meter.

There are just so many apps. In fact one of my favorite is “glam me” for those selfie shots. All of these innovative features of Nokia Lumia 920 were recognized by numerous award-giving bodies, including the Engadget Readers’ Choice Smartphone of the Year 2012.

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Who says there is no instagram? Instance app is the answer. Take a look.

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Instance is not an official Instagram client and is not created, maintained, or approved by Instagram. I got the free version. Instance has all of the features of the paid version, only free!(With Ads)

The only drawback to the Nokia Lumia 920 is that it is quite heavy compared to the iPhone 5 but it is a fun and functional phone to own.

Since it is almost Father’s day, this is a great phone not only for techie moms like me but for dads as well.

You can read another Nokia Lumia 920 review from unbox.ph

The Nokia Lumia 920 is available in all Nokia Stores nationwide. It has an SRP of Php24,850. The SRP of the DT-900 wireless charging plate is 2559 pesos

Nokia Lumia 920 Specs

1.5GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Adreno 225 GPU
1GB RAM
32GB Storage
4.5-inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 2
768 x 1280 pixels, 332 pixels per inch, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack Display
8.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, autofocus, dual-LED flash
PureView Technology (for amazing low-light photos)
Can record [email protected] video with stabilization (floating lens technology)
1.3-megapixels front-facing camera
WiFi a/b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
3G, HSPA+, LTE (to be activated via OTA update locally), GPS with AGPS support and GLONASS
2,000mAh Battery
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS

Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its Nokia Lumia 920

This is a press release from Nokia

New interpretation of world’s most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images

Nokia introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.

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The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging softwareto capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr.

“We keep innovating,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “We’re advancingexperiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925.”

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The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, greyor black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.

Leading Nokia services, such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists, add to the great proposition offered by Nokia’s latest smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is being introduced into Europe with Vodafone, along with other operator and retail partners. Patrick Chomet, group director of Terminals at Vodafone said: “The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging. We look forward to offering the Nokia Lumia 925 across our markets on Vodafone Red, as well as other tariffs, enabling customers to make the most of their new smartphone on Vodafone’s fast and reliable network. Vodafone customers will also have exclusive access to a 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 925, giving them even more capacity to store all their content for personal and business use.”

Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division, added: “Together with Nokia, we continue to change the way people think about smartphone cameras. The work Nokia has done with the Lumia 925 further enhances the imaging capabilities of the Lumia smartphones.”

In addition to Europe, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the U.S. by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom. Sales are expected to start inthe UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally.

 

Nokia Lumia 925  
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display 4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculptedGorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Battery 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Front facing camera 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

The Nokia Lumia 720 is made for the socially savvy crowd

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I got to participate in the Nokia Lumia 720 Test Drive for one week. It is not often I get to review gadgets as these are always reserved for the tech bloggers. What excited me is the Nokia Lumia is so pretty, affordable and so useful for my social media needs.

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During the one week test drive, I let my friends tinker with my Nokia Lumia 720 review unit just so I can get their feedback. And all the time, I get a lot of “wow, this is so pretty” . Positioned as a mid-range smartphone priced at an SRP of P14,590 , the pretty new Nokia Lumia 720 is sleek, light, and a vibrant looking smartphone . This Nokia Lumia 720 is powered by a powerful 2,000 mAH battery. Weighing only 128 grams, this Windows Phone 8 device is definitely going to be a Nokia best-seller.

I love it and plan to buy one.

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If you are social media savvy, then the Nokia Lumia 720 is made for you. It is so easy to share . The front facing camera has a wide angle lens and an HD-quality 1.3 megapixel. It also comes with a Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia’s largest f1.9 aperture, thus making it a breeze to snap stunningly clear images, by day or by night! I just have to get used taking photos as the button is in the bottom side of the phone.

Another Lumia experience is the HERE experience especially if you are looking for places.

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The HERE experience is present on both the Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520. Both models come pre-installed with a full HERE suite of applications including HERE Maps and HERE Drive. With Nokia HERE, no need to surf just to look for the best restaurant in the area or just simply looking for a desired location.

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Nokia HERE brings a platform that integrates both Maps and Drive to offer users an outstanding experience on the road, or by foot. How useful right? Most of all, HERE maps and HERE drive can be used without Data or WiFI connection.

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At the press launch on Friday, all of us got to try the HERE experience. What is even more amazing is that charging is equally fun for the Nokia Lumia 720. Just snap on a wireless charging shell and simply place them on the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand or Nokia Wireless Charging Plate and your device charges up.

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If you are interested to buy the Nokia Lumia 720, it has an SRP of P14,590 and the Nokia Lumia 520 has an SRP of P7,990.

 

Nokia Lumia720  
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services Free global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive (data charges may apply)
Display 4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Gorilla Glass 2, Super Sensitive Touchfor nail and glove use
Battery 2000 mAh battery + Optional Nokia Wireless Charging Cover Accessory
Processor 1.0 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Cameras Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, F1.9, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps

Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)

Memory 512 MB RAM

8GB mass memory

Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB

7GB free SkyDrive storage

 

Nokia Lumia 520  
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE maps and location experiences Free* global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive(data charges may apply)
Display 4”IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors, Super sensitive touch for nail and glove use
Battery 1430 mAh
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon™
Camera 5 MP autofocus

video recording HD 720p 30fps

Memory 512 MB RAM

8GB mass memory

Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB

7GB free SkyDrive storage