Nokia Lumia 920

Verge Review

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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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by mcaracappa (Currently owns)

    I switched from the Iphone 3gs to get the Lumia 920. Its terrible the battery barely lasts for a 5hr school day. The 'amazing' camera really isn't good at all. (lacks true color and contrast) my moms 4s takes better pictures. I really like the design and the layout of windows 8, but most of the app layouts are purely garbage. The metro design is different but annoying to navigate, and most of the time you find yourself getting pushed back to the home screen. For example, words with friends takes at least 5 minutes to load up. Call quality is amazing, but signal is beyond shiite. most of the day i was looking at a signal sign with an x through it ( compared it to 4s with same sim, worked completely fine.)

    In conclusion the overall cons outweigh the few pros of this phone. The super sensitive touch screen actually is a pain accidental clicks..Im selling mine on ebay, and have to get a phone unlock.. really disappointed.

    The phone is meant for moms and people who can lug around a charger all day.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by johnbiber90 (Currently owns)

    his phone rock, the screen resolution is out of this world, the voice recognition is top notch and the maps and GPS are faultless but if it would be lightweight then it can be more awesome !!!

    http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilephone/nokia-lumia-920-windows-sim-free-unlocked-mobile-phone-red.html

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by airedwin (Currently owns)

    Unique design, instantly recognizable as a Nokia windows phone by other people. Camera is great, video recording with the stabilizer is amazing, no shake at all. Battery life could be better, I did have it drain on me one day but that was because I left the bluetooth on and it was trying to reconnect with my car. Windows ecosystem is fine, people always think app store = ecosystem.

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by Phoquetopus (Previously owned)

    Potentially great phone undone by abysmal battery life

    -Camera
    -Nokia Maps
    -Nokia Drive
    -Solid Build
    -Serene interface

    -Abysmal battery life (6 hrs on average)
    -Poor or amateurish app selection
    -Wireless charging accessories difficult to find

    I am writing this review today to express my dissatisfaction with the Lumia 920. I have purchased this device on two occasions and both times I have encountered the same issue. The first time I purchased it was second hand and it was one of the first few released in Canada (came factory unlocked and all). Although the camera was amazing, the build was excellent and the exclusive apps were fantastic (Nokia Maps and Drive to be precise) the battery life was abysmal. Despite multiple factory resets and even attempting to run it without additional apps I could get only 6 hours of usage on average which is unacceptable. I quickly sold it on Kijiji. After a few days I had convinced myself that it must have been just pre-release model glitches (I had owned a #Lumia800 previously and had no such issues). Being without a phone and unable to get my hands on an actual release model from Rogers, I ended up going with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (and have been very satisfied with it). Up until the Lumia line I have been an Android user for the last few years now and am accustom to 12-15 hours at least. I purchased my second Lumia 920 on Wednesday the 16th and returned it the next evening. Once again I could get no more than 6 hrs of battery life. I am aware of the battery saving option in the phone and despite not believing that one should essentially cripple their device to get functional use, I attempted using the phone with it on and gained possibly an hour. I am now happily using my Galaxy Note 2 and getting on average 20 hrs of use out of it. Although I would not expect such use out of the Lumia 920 considering the battery size difference, I would expect at least the 12-15 hours of battery life phones in it's league manage.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by photobriangray (Currently owns)

    The App Gap is not what it used to be. The camera is amazing. I had issues with my first device, screen imperfections, but my current white 920 is outstanding. I ahve had one fast battery drain scenario, but typically get two days out of a charge. Wireless charging is a fantastic feature.

    The strange thing is the new brand awareness. People see it and ask if it is the Lumia. It is fun to see iOS and Android users be baffled by the OS's apparent simplicity only to see how much flexibilty there is.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by 21empark (Currently owns)

    Awesome device. lacks apps, will get better with time. WP has some perks here and there, nothing big. Rest, great device. I actually like the weight, size of the phone, feels like it can take a lot of beating and still be intact. Audio Quality 10/10, Screen quality 10/10.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by mr.nikou (Currently owns)

    If you don't buy one now, you'll be left behind.

    Stunning brand new platform that has never been seen before for the organic design of the Lumia 920. It's no longer a "pop-culture-teen-gadget", it's rather a sophisticated unit that is set-up to handle the www-world with all our emails and no restrictions like iOS, moneymaking business and navigating me to where I'm suppose to be. It's made to make my life easier and accessible in a dom-com era and I for one, will take my Lumia 920 with me worldwide.
    It's a brand new look on "how-to" and will need some, and I do mean "some" in the shortest form possible, time for the app development to explode for you app-lovers. But in the 21th century were presentation is key for success, THIS IS HOW YOU WHAT TO BE PRESENTED, the rest is your own self confidence.
    Stunning.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by NoelThomas1.168 (Currently owns)

    Simply put, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the single most amazing smartphone on the planet. Rest assured, the Lumia 920 is unbeatable. It does whatever it does in the most perfect way possible. This Lumia is in a class of its own.

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is another great job by the Finnish brick company :) Had they done this a couple of years ago, we would not even find a single Android device.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by EzyRhino (Currently owns)

    This is the best phone I've ever had (and I've had an iphone). Beautifully designed, solid OS, easy to use, and every app that I need is on WP8. I honestly don't know how theverge gives this a 7.9, easily a 9 at minimum. Now that Windows 8 is out more and more apps are being developed for this ecosystem.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by interesting (Currently owns)

    The phone is amazing. The screen is gorgeous and the OS is silky smooth. The new home screen for windows phone 8 is just fantastic, and most of the apps are all smooth and open up very quickly. My favorite thing about the phone is when using the keyboard, the curved sides curve to your fingers perfectly and make it amazing to type anything using this phone. Highly recommend this phone.

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