Sibling rivalry: Lumia 925 vs. the competition (Chart)
When Samsung announced the Galaxy SII a couple of years back, each U.S. carrier had a slightly different version of the phone featuring different designs and specs, although at the core they were basically the same phone.
Fast forward to 2013: Nokia seems to be repeating Samsung's strategy with its top-end Lumia devices, with T-Mobile's Lumia 925 and Verizon's Lumia 928 joining AT&T's longstanding Lumia 920 in recent weeks. That's a lotta Lumias!
So what’s the difference between the three phones? Which is best for you, if you're not locked in to a particular carrier?
Maybe seeing all the significant stats in one place can help you make up your mind. Here’s how the Lumia 920, 925, and 928 stack up against each other, and for kicks, we tossed in the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.
The main difference between these Lumias is mostly cosmetic. Namely, the newer models have been through a diet.
The Lumia 925 does have a few extras compared to its siblings though. It sports an aluminum body frame that doubles as an antenna, which means that it’s lighter—but it also means the phone doesn’t have wireless charging built in (though an optional wireless charging cover will be available).
All three Lumias rock stellar camera technology, with their 8.7-megapixel shooters augmented by Nokia's PureView and optical image stabilization technology. Unlike its predecessors, however, the aluminum-clad Lumia 925 has six camera lenses. The others have five. Meanwhile, the Lumia 928 packs a Xenon flash, while the 925 and 920 have a dual LED flash.