Ending months of speculation over materials, Nokia has finally taken the covers off the Lumia 925 -- the first of its Windows Phone devices made with metal, rather than purely from polycarbonate plastic.
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It's not all metal, however -- that back panel is still made from plastic.
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The 4.5-inch screen is an OLED affair that looks bright and bold. It seemed pretty reflective under the bright lights of the conference room, though.
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On the top you'll find the 3.5mm headphone jack as well as the micro-USB port.
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It's a good-looking phone, but would you rather have this or the all-metal HTC One?
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The back panel isn't removable, so you can't swap out the battery.
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Those small pins are for a wireless charging case.
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The buttons on the side are made from metal, too.
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It's much slimmer than the chunky Lumia 920.
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It's lighter than the 920, too, making it more comfortable to hold in one hand.
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The whole surrounding edge is metal. Nokia promises "excellent" reception -- let's hope there's no 'antenna-gate' issue like we saw on the iPhone 4.
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The camera unit is raised slightly from the back. It's nowhere near as bulky as the PureView 808's camera though.
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You'll spy a dual LED flash, too. Sadly, there isn't the powerful xenon flash you'll find on the Lumia 928.
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Navigation is still done using the touch-sensitive keys on the front.
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Yep, it's definitely a Nokia.
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The interface is the same as you'll see on other devices running the latest version of Windows Phone.
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There's an 8.7-megapixel camera on the back. That's the same resolution as the Lumia 920 and 928.
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You can choose the SmartCam mode from the Lenses menu, or set the phone to launch it automatically when you press the shutter button.
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The SmartCam mode takes a burst of 10 photos at once.
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What happens if you take a photo of a group of friends and one of them has their eyes closed?
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You can simply swap their face out for one where they look better!
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SmartCam also lets you combine images into an action sequence. We've seen this feature already on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One -- we'll have to wait and see how good Nokia's version is.
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You can also add motion blur to moving subjects to make them seem like they're travelling at 200 miles an hour.
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You'll need a case if you want to use wireless charging. It's a shame it's not built in as standard, like on the 920.
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The cases are pretty slim, so won't bulge your pocket out too much.
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You, too, could ruin the sleek aluminium body by slapping a garish, red plastic case around it.
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