HSN offers Nokia Lumia 925 for $200 without contract

Just when we thought the Lumia 925 couldn't become any more affordable, HSN has reduced the price to an outstanding $199. Although this is a T-Mobile branded model and locked for use on that carrier, it is possibly the lowest price for this handset that we have seen thus far.

The Nokia Lumia 925 features:

  • 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA display (1280×768)​
  • 1GB RAM, 16 GB user memory
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
  • PureView 8.7-megapixel with OIS, autofocus, dual LED flash. 2nd camera: HD 1.2MP wide angle
  • 129 x 70.6 x 8.5* mm (*volumetric). Weight: 139g
  • USB 2.0, BT 3.0, NFC, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio connector
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • IHF speaker, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm AV connector

The Lumia 925 is one of the more interesting Nokia products because it was one of the first to ditch the all plastic exterior. This handset is constructed from a metal chassis, which is combined with an outstanding camera. Last week, there was rumor that Nokia could be releasing a new handset, the Lumia 930 sometime in April. This could explain the recent price drop of the Lumia 925 if a replacement is on the horizon. While it is not certain whether this price cut is permanent, the Lumia 925 is available on the HSN website for $199 without contract and while supplies last. 

Source: Nokia Innovation via HSNImage via Nokia

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That's a LOT of phone for 200$; and will get 8.1 too. I'd buy it in a second; only if I could. Wrong country. :(

to ditch the all plastic exterior

The term 'plastic' used like this is rather dismissive, when it is actually stronger and more durable than most phone metal casings.

There is vast difference between traditional 'plastic' cases/covers than the Polycarbonate casing used on the Nokia 920/928/1020 phones.

It is this 'plastic' aka Polycarbonate that makes these phones so rugged and strong. This is a material used by NASA and the US Military on fighter jets, it isn't just 'plastic'.

There is a difference between 'plastic' and Polycarbonate plastic, for example: The Nokia 822 and the Samsung S4 use just 'plastic' in the dismissive sense.

As much as like the Nokia 925, the 'metal' makes it easier to damage, dent, and scratch than the Lumia 920/928/1020s. The metal is a 'personal' tactile preference, not a 'better' solution.

Mobius Enigma said,

The term 'plastic' used like this is rather dismissive, when it is actually stronger and more durable than most phone metal casings.

There is vast difference between traditional 'plastic' cases/covers than the Polycarbonate casing used on the Nokia 920/928/1020 phones.

It is this 'plastic' aka Polycarbonate that makes these phones so rugged and strong. This is a material used by NASA and the US Military on fighter jets, it isn't just 'plastic'.

There is a difference between 'plastic' and Polycarbonate plastic, for example: The Nokia 822 and the Samsung S4 use just 'plastic' in the dismissive sense.

As much as like the Nokia 925, the 'metal' makes it easier to damage, dent, and scratch than the Lumia 920/928/1020s. The metal is a 'personal' tactile preference, not a 'better' solution.

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic. There are many types of plastic.

Actually Samsung Galaxy S series and Nokia Lumia series use exactly the same kind of polycarbonate plastic.

While the material is the same, the differences are in the way the plastic is worked. Samsung use plastic molding, whereas Nokia use machining from a single block.
This way Lumia conserve a more sturdy aspect, but given it's one machined piece it's harder to provide removable parts. Samsung choice leaves the possibility to have removable parts such as the back cover, but can't offer unibody design.

Another difference between Lumia and Galaxies (and the one most related to the "feeling" of the plastic) is in the type of coating used.

I'm curious - do you know anything about the types of materials that go into these plastics in order to create the colors that Nokia kicked off?

mrp04 said,

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic. There are many types of plastic.

Ok, really?

Did you really read my post and think, "Oh my, this person doesn't understand that polycarbonate is a plastic?"

*Smacks head on the desk*

zenith601 said,
Actually Samsung Galaxy S series and Nokia Lumia series use exactly the same kind of polycarbonate plastic.

While the material is the same, the differences are in the way the plastic is worked. Samsung use plastic molding, whereas Nokia use machining from a single block.
This way Lumia conserve a more sturdy aspect, but given it's one machined piece it's harder to provide removable parts. Samsung choice leaves the possibility to have removable parts such as the back cover, but can't offer unibody design.

Another difference between Lumia and Galaxies (and the one most related to the "feeling" of the plastic) is in the type of coating used.

There are several ways to use various types of polycarbonate from milling to injection molding. Depending on the process and the material, both construction methods can be just as strong. The Nokia 822 and S4 have 'thin' flimsy back covers and this gives a negative impression of 'plastic' to the average consumer.

I was only trying to make the point that 'metal' isn't always 'better' than 'plastic', especially a strong plastic polymer.


That's tempting, but with all the new generation of 8.1 phones just around the corner, I think I'll wait.

techbeck said,
Won't Win8 phones be able to upgrade to 8.1

Of course they will, but a lot of people are waiting for the new hardware that's coming out just to see what it is.

Of course they will, but a lot of people are waiting for the new hardware that's coming out just to see what it is.

And when new hardware is impending, there can be pretty good discounts on even the previous flagship models.

Enron said,
That's tempting, but with all the new generation of 8.1 phones just around the corner, I think I'll wait.

But with T-mobiles lack of demand for Windows phone, it's a very low chance there will be another choice for a while. ATT is the only carrier committed to getting every base model from nokia available.