Nokia Lumia 920
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|Resolution||1280 x 768 pixels|
|Other||IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, Sunlight readability enhancements|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||800 / 900/ 1800/ 2100 / 2600|
|Speed||Upload: LTE Cat 3 – 50000 kbit/s, Download: LTE Cat 3 – 50000 kbit/s|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Version||With additional application|
|Data||MicroUSB Version 2.0|
|Power||MicroUSB & Wireless Charging|
|Hardware Buttons||Windows Start key, camera, power, volume, search & back|
|Built-in Software||Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens & Nokia Transport (Offline Maps)|
|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|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||ASF, WAV, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP & 3G2|
|Formats||MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V & M4A|
|Recording||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Type||BP-4GW & 3.7 V|
|GSM||Up to 17 hours|
|3G||Up to 10 hours|
|GSM||Up to 400 hours|
|3G||Up to 400 hours|
|Dimensions||130.3 mm x 70.8 mm x 10.7 mm|
|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|