Nokia Lumia 920

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s third attempt at launching the definitive Windows Phone. In April, Nokia and Microsoft tried to convince the world that the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7.5 was that device, but that claim had a shorter expiration date than anybody realized. Its days were numbered, as Windows Phone 8 was an under-the-hood overhaul that wasn’t compatible with the phone.The Lumia 920’s launch was mishandled at best. The compelling PureView camera was undercut by a marketing...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.42 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.5 inches
Carriers AT&T
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.11 inches
Width 2.79 inches
Thickness 0.42 inches
Weight 0.41 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White, Black, Yellow, Red, Gray
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.5 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 768 px
PPI 332
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers AT&T
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
LTE Yes
Max WWAN downlink speed 100 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 32 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 1.2 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera

Resolution 8.7 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable No
Wireless charging Yes

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by jack.reacherrr (Currently owns)

    Nokia knows better about phones than any one else in the business. They know how to put a solid phone in customers hands. They took a while to get there in the smart phone world but when they are there they blew everybody out. Everybody running behind making their mobiles slimmer than the competitor but no actual reason to make a slimmest phone other than claiming in the adverts.
    Windows 8 is smooth like butter and it will take over ios soon if not android. There are bits and pieces need to be fixed in wp8 but the potential is huge for wp in the future as the smart phone playground expanding and customers are giving a fair chance for new platforms with decent capabilities. i see bright future for wp.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by humul (Currently owns)

    9 for design because the search bottom is easy to touch.
    9 for display because the view angel is not very well, but it's still good.
    the ecosystem and battery life is not so bad, i'm not a heavy app user but what I really need and everyday app is browser and a reader.
    WP has IE10 mobile and Nextgen-reader, at least these two apps are top notch whatever platorms you are looking at.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Masomann (Currently owns)

    Solid design, build quality, and materials leads to a professional and neat finish. Though there have been complaints with weight issues I feel that the weight feels "just right" in the hand, like any finely built object. Battery life lasts all day with normal use (Calling, 20 minutes 3d gaming, general web browsing) and is adequate for most. Crisp, bright display is very nice; I actually prefer it over the likes of the One X+. Indeed, the design pairs very well with Windows Phone as an operating system.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Jrexxx (Currently owns)

    Great phone overall and I'm pretty happy with using it.

    Design: Was sad to notice that the 920 doesn't feel as good as the 800. The polycarbonate feels strangely different, the sim tray doesn't fit perfectly, dust builds up under the front acing camera, It's still leagues away from Samsung phones but I know that Nokia can do a better job.

    Display: great display, accurate colors, and super bright especially under sunlight. I suppose viewing angles could be better.

    Camera(s): The main camera still amazes me. It takes great photos in every situation: be it low light or during the day. I haven't noticed the softness that everyone describes in daytime pictures. Pictures are a tad over-saturated ( which is very strange since Nokia has always been known to do ship cameras with accurate colors) and focusing takes longer than I would like resulting in me missing some moments.

    Reception/Call Quality: perfect, no dropped calls in 2 months of usage. Nothing to say here.

    Performance: except from a few rare dropped frames when opening apps from the start screen, performance has been great. Be it opening web pages, scrolling in pictures, or gaming.

    Software: Windows phone 7 was good, and WP8 is great. Needs to be a bit more robust (I don't know how else to put it) but great experience overall.

    Battery Life: If you don't use it a lot it can easily last a day, however whenever you start using it the battery drains dramatically. Battery app says that the average discharging rate is 16% meaning that it usually lasts me 6-7 hours which is just unacceptable.

    Ecosystem: I have all the apps that I need and don't download new apps very often. 7/10 just because I'm comparing it to iOS and Android.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by aboodesta (Currently owns)

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is a serious contender for best phone of 2012, with its list of innovations and Pureview camera. The design, while not perfect due to the weight, is top notch, and the handset feels great in the hand due to the curved edges making it fit nicely in the hands. It also feels reassuringly solid, and can take a knock or two without any problems.

    The camera is fantastic, and it keeps getting better with every update. It shows details in low light that no other phone can show, and the stabilisation in the video works great.

    Battery life is also good, and it easily lasts me a day of average usage. The ability to charge it wirelessly might sound like a gimmick at first, but once you get used to it, you can never go back.

    The screen is also a highlight of this device, with the Puremotion HD+ only noticeable when put in direct comparison with other phones, and it makes the Lumia 920 always appear smoother than the competition.

    Windows Phone 8 is a breath of fresh air compared to Android and iOS, and the more you use it, the more you like it. It feels very personal and built around you, something that can not be said about other OSs. The apps also seem to be increasing everyday, and the ecosystem keeps getting healthier, with updates always popping up these days.

    Overall, I am a very happy owner of the Lumia 920. Highly recommend this device for people looking for a unique and beautiful alternative.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by akki20892 (Currently owns)

    Nokia Lumia 920 is greatest device. Very Satisfaction. Fast, Responsive, Fluid, Friendly, Easy To Use, and Powerful.
    Screen: You never had seen display like Nokia Lumia 920 have.
    Camera: You will say wow when you take photos.
    Body: Touch, Gorgeous, Beautiful and Colorful.
    Charging: Wireless Charging
    Internet: Fast LTE
    Battery: Run Whole Day with decent use.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by niraj.bhoot (Currently owns)

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s third attempt at launching the definitive Windows Phone. In April, Nokia and Microsoft tried to convince the world that the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7.5 was that device, but that claim had a shorter expiration date than anybody realized. Its days were numbered, as Windows Phone 8 was an under-the-hood overhaul that wasn’t compatible with the phone.

    The Lumia 920’s launch was mishandled at best. The compelling PureView camera was undercut by a marketing snafu when Nokia faked a video purporting to show its low-light capabilities. Neither Nokia nor its carrier partners could commit to a firm release date, and potential buyers have had to wait nearly two months to purchase the phone. In that time both the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4 appeared on the scene — the competition has not stood still.

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by luqman.khalifa (Previously owned)

    I absolutely adore so many aspects of this phone. but its biggest and possibly only downfall is windows phone 8. an operating system that lacks a lot, and if you want to change that tough luck, there is hardly a Dev community behind this phone, in fact nearly none at all. windows phone is different, and can do most things, but for the most part of it, it feels different for the sake of being different and not for any added benefit. and the screen is the best of the pre-1080p screens, but with windows phone 8 being so flat and non graphical most of the time that screen resolution makes no difference. Ive been a loyal Nokia fan for the better part of 16 years but now after having owned the lumia 920 there is nothing for me at Nokia. the Nokia n9 was the best they ever did and they abandoned it. i feel if the lumia 920 ran android it would be a stellar device but alas, Nokia has made its allegiance with Microsoft.

    Let me put it simply for you. if you love windows phone, there is no way you will dislike this phone in any manner. in fact it is the best windows phone, full stop. but if you not a fan of windows phone, or your expecting it to do everything your ios/android device does, then prepare to be disappointed. that gorgeous design top notch camera, and impressive battery life comes at a cost, that im just not willing to pay.

    I know in the future i will try windows phone again since im just a sucker for Nokia build quality/design and photo-video quality. But for now windows phone just isn't there, so ill pass.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by erickfiveten (Currently owns)

    The best phone hardware, period. Solid device that *easily* survives drops, even without a case. Gorgeous screen and excellent camera. Great app selection that is getting better every day.

    Navigation that doesn't require a data connection, Natural notifications in the form of Live Tiles, the best photo app, the best music app, the best note-taking apps (OneNote, NoteBot). Great selection of games and productivity apps. And,the ability to search all of your friends photos from within the photo app is awesome!

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by danhviet1493 (Currently owns)

    Nokia Lumia 920 is a beautiful smartphone with awesome functions.

    I love Lumia 920 first from its design. Such a beautiful shape of a phone, compare to Galaxy S3.

    Live Tiles are a good new experience. I really love photo slideshow on the home screen. I also love the home screen management. Anything, from application to pictures, contacts can be pinned to home screen. Easy to control what appears and where to put it.

    Cameras of Lumia 920 are unbeatable. They take really good pictures, even in low-light ambience. There are even 5 applications to help capturing the best photo. After taking, there are tools for simple editting.

    And well, last but not least, Lumia 920's glass is unbreakable. I really hate when a phone's glass is so delicate and easy to be scracthed.

    With Lumia 920, I really feel comfortable using it, even with gloves (Super Sensitive Touch) \m/

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