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Nokia has always teetered on design brilliance with its Lumia 900/920—and recently the Lumia 928—but the company’s recently announced Lumia 925 is far and away its best. Forgoing Nokia’s very public love affair with bright primary colors and thick polycarbonate bodies, the newest Lumia family member is a hugely refined approach that puts the company (design-wise) on the same plane as an Apple or HTC.

As for specs, the 925 comes equipped with an 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with OIS, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, LTE, 2000mAh batterym 4.5-inch WXGA display and a sweet metal frame with polycarbonate back. The device is also fitted with new Smart Camera software to capture ten images at once—which you can then edit for Best Shot, Action Shot and Motion Focus—and a new camera app called Oggl, from the makers of Hipstamatic.

Even as Samsung and Apple continue to grow, Nokia has slowly clawed its way back into the smartphone frame, showing a resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices still won’t propel the company into the top tier of the mobile market, but devices like the Lumia 925 sure make a good argument when it comes time to buy a new handset.