Reviewed by daVerge (Currently owns)
The Nokia Lumia 920 is a solid smartphone with a myriad of nifty features. From the innovative camera stabilization to the innate wireless charging, the Lumia 920, in my opinion, outshines the current competition. While the app ecosystem is the main qualm I hear about the phone, I have personally found that the top applications I used on my previous iPhone 4S were either present in the Windows Marketplace (as the same app or a different iteration) or built in to the increasingly robust operating system (OS). Many of the tasks I typically performed using separate applications on the iPhone were already built-in as a feature on the OS.
One setback was that headphones weren't included in the box. Although I never really cared for stock headphones and used my own proprietary headphones, I still would have liked to see some in the box matching the color of the device. The colors available are Yellow, Red, Black, White, and Cyan. Some people dislike that the Red, White, and Yellow versions are glossy, but I didn't mind the glossy yellow version I decided to choose.
Windows Phone 8 shares the same kernel as Windows 8, Microsofts new flagship operating system for PC. Since they share this kernel, it will ostensibly only be a short while to see an increase in software development for this platform. Of course, giving free Lumia 920's to the developers at Build 2012 is a nice incentive as well.
This device is great. I switched to the Lumia 920 (and Windows Phone 8) from an iPhone because it's fresh, new, edgy, and extremely useful. I personally have no major disadvantages to report, but again this is my opinion. Thank you.
- Design 10
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 10
- Reception / call quality 9
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 9
- Ecosystem 8