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The launch of the Lumia also brings the previously seen Data Sense app to the handset as standard. Although first announced at the launch of Windows Phone 8 at the end of 2012, the data usage tracking app has not been readily available in the UK.
Other notable Nokia apps, such as Nokia Music and its HERE Transit, HERE Drive, HERE City Lens, HERE Maps are all still present on the phone, adding some value.
While the device has lost some weight and depth, it also omitted the wireless charging features found on the Lumia 920. Instead, the Lumia 925 can still use Qi-compliant wireless chargers by adding a wireless charging case to the device.
A spokesman for the company confirmed to ZDNet that the wireless charging shells would be sold seperately but could not confirm what they will cost at the time of publication.
Once added to the phone, unlike some other third-party wireless charging products, the Lumia 925's shell doesn't add too much weight or depth to the phone and is only visible from the front on the four corners it clips on to.
A worthy successor?
I only spent half an hour or so with the device, but overall the Lumia 925 strikes me, essentially, as what the Lumia 920 should have been in terms of hardware design. Nokia's handsets, Lumias included, have been striking, but ultimately a little on the large and heavy side to bring them into contention with other best in class devices.
The 925 rectifies this, slimming down and losing some of the weight, adding in extra camera capabilities along the way. Fans of Windows Phone 8 or Nokia will likely welcome the addition of the 925 to the Lumia range, but beyond its design, much of what you get in the 925 can also be found in other models such as the 920.
As a result I can't see many owners being tempted to upgrade from the 920, perhaps Lumia 800 owners would find the jump more worthwhile, though.