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November 20, 2012

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Nokia Lumia 920

by TGN

This is the phone I have been waiting for to replace my Iphone 5 with. Today I got to spend a few hours with the white version which honestly did not look all that appealing to me. Ill definitely be waiting for the other colors to be available. I would like to point out that I also got to play with the HTC 8X. I just LOVED the design and the feel of it. Unfortunately due to its 16GB memory, its a deal breaker for me. Ill get to this another time.
Coming to the Lumia 920, it is Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

Camera:9/10

This is the main reason why I am switching to the Lumia 920. Offering an 8.7 Megapixels camera and 1920 x 1080 video recording with Nokia PureView technology, it is one fantastic camera. I took several pictures in low light with the Iphone 5 and the Lumia 920 and found the Lumia to offer visibly better results both for videos and stills by being brighter and crisper. Nokia has introduced something which hasnt been done before, or atleast in cell phones that I know off. “Floating lens technology.” Basically the entire optical assembly inside the Lumia is suspended on small springs, these somewhat absorb the movements of your hand as you shoot resulting in a more stable picture and video.

Design:7/10

With pure view camera hardware, a 4.5 inch screen and a large battery it weighs in at 185 grams and is 10.7mm thick with a height of a little over 5 inches. For someone like me who uses an iPhone mostly, it feels large and heavy to hold but for those of you using the SGS 3 and alike wont mind the size. The polycarbonate unibody with a slightly curved gorilla glass makes this device extremely similar to the Lumia 800 and 900 but whats better about the 920 is screen curves into the frame and doesn’t protrude like the one on the Lumia 900. Almost the same great looks with more power under the hood.

Display:8/10

The 4.5 inch display of the Lumia 920 is IPS LCD unlike the Lumia 900 which was AMOLED. IPS panel is the same technology used for LCD displays. The display is great to look at and even when swiping around various screens, the sharpness was still there. It offers a screen resolution of 1280 x 768 with a pixel density slightly higher than iPhone 5’s Retina Display however when I compared my IP5’s display head to head I still found the Iphone to have a slight edge.

Performance/Hardware:09/10

Under the hood you have a Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz with 1Ghz RAM and 32Gb of internal memory with no memory slot(unfortunately). I loaded up a dozen apps one after the other and noticed no lags. The screen itself stayed responsive and I had no issues whatsoever. This is one of the greatest aspects of owning a Windows 8 phone, and to have this OS in the Lumia 920 makes this an almost perfect device(I have a slight issue with its size)

Battery:

I only got to use it for a few hours so cannot comment much on this as yet however with a 2000 mAh battery I think battery life should/would not be an issue.

Overall:

Unfortunately Id be returning this great device due to my color preference but its a great device and personally the day I can get the option of some more appealing colors, Im trading in my Iphone 5. The chunky build, no expansion slot and lack of Windows 8 apps(As compared to IOS and Android) may disappoint some but thats a tradeoff im willing to do for all the goodies Lumia 920 has.

Detailed specs are mentioned below taken direclty from here.

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating System Windows Phone
Version 8
Custom Skin
Processor
Speed 1.5GHz Dual-Core
Dual Core Yes
Quad Core
Make/Model Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Other
Expansion Slot
Type
Capacity (Up to)
RAM 1000 MB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity 32 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size 4.5
Type PureMotion HD
Resolution 1280 x 768 pixels
Other IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, Sunlight readability enhancements
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Speed
4G Yes
Frequencies 800 / 900/ 1800/ 2100 / 2600
Speed Upload: LTE Cat 3 – 50000 kbit/s, Download: LTE Cat 3 – 50000 kbit/s
Bluetooth Yes
Version 3.1
Functions
WiFi Yes
Version IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA Yes
Version With additional application
Ports
Data MicroUSB Version 2.0
Power MicroUSB & Wireless Charging
Audio 3.5 mm
Video Out
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons Windows Start key, camera, power, volume, search & back
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna Type Internal
A-GPS Yes
Built-in Software Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens & Nokia Transport (Offline Maps)
Camera Yes
Megapixels 8.7 Megapixels
Flash Short pulse high power dual LED
Camera Lens Nokia PureView Carl Zeiss Tessar – BSI Sensor- True 16:9 Sensor
Other Optical Image Stabilization, Lenses applications, Touch Focus , Geo-Tagging & Still image editor
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type 1280 x 720
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
Formats ASF, WAV, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP & 3G2
Recording AMR
Video
Formats MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V & M4A
Recording 1920 x 1080 pixels
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio
Battery
Capacity 2000mAh
Type BP-4GW & 3.7 V
Removable
Call Time
GSM Up to 17 hours
3G Up to 10 hours
Standby Time
GSM Up to 400 hours
3G Up to 400 hours
Dimensions 130.3 mm x 70.8 mm x 10.7 mm
Weight 185 grams
Software Nokia Music Store, Nokia Mix Radio, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Transport, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote & Internet Explorer 10
Other Multi microphone noise cancellation, 7GB SkyDrive Storage, Qi Wireless Charging, Lost device tracking & Anti-phishing protection
Warranty 24 months
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. FB
    Nov 21 2012

    please mention prices of the products you review. thanx

    Reply
    • Nov 21 2012

      The prices vary from country to country however UK prices are around £520.00. Of course if you are having it shipped out of UK then VAT would be deducted and it would cost you £433.33. Additional delivery charges and duties would would be dependent on the country you are getting it shipped to. Currently in Pak it is retailing for Rs 90,000.

      Reply
  2. Dec 17 2012

    I got it locally but it is available from http://www.clove.co.uk. Do also have a look at http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung-ativ-s

    Reply

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