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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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by kingraven24 (Currently owns)

    I think an 8.9 would be just right in scoring this phone. So good, so well crafted. It's so close to being the perfect high-end smartphone. You've got a fantastic camera with great technologies like OIS to smooth out your shots when there's some hand movement that really make this THE phone to own for photo-geeks. The 4.5" screen is pretty much perfectly sides and crafted, with curves glass to taper the edges and smooth the transition from screen to phone body. The audio is solid, sporting the option for Dolby decoding if you want. I purchased the yellow 920 in hopes to find some black decals to make this thing look like Bumblebee's phone. I love the look. The onyl thing I think Nokia has to do now is provide a slimmer and slightly lighter phone in their next rendition of the 920, whatever that ends up being. Not to say this phone is too big or too heavy, it's just the next step from here. It took Apple years upon years to get this far with their iPhone handset, Nokia is set to make all the right moves with their next iteration of a Lumia flagship device. This is the Windows Phone to get, as HTC only has a couple bright spots, like the Beats audio integration, to peddle for your cash.

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    • Battery life 9
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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by prego13 (Currently owns)

    Love it, beautiful phone. Great camera and i love Windows Phone 8. App selection is good but it doesn't have the popular instant cool apps like IOS. Easy to use, love the new start screen. Wireless charging is great. Just set the phone down and bam. NFC is cool but uses battery.

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    • Software 9
    • Battery life 9
    • Ecosystem 7
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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by bradspace (Currently owns)

    PHONE: Solid, clean, beautiful and almost a piece of art. It's heavy but feels nice and something to show off. OS: One word here, beautiful. OK, 2 words, useful. Unlike iOS and Android which excel on giving you what you go looking for, WP* tells you what you want to know BEFORE you know you want it with live tiles. Where things went off the rails for me were the battery life and the complete lack of apps. I truly want to see Nokia and WP8 to succeed, but this is one piece that will hold them back. I know that this will improve, but it will take time and they may lose too many "experimenters" before they can get it right. If you're patient and don't mind having to charge during the day at some point, then there are a TON of great things about this phone to make it worth owning. If not, then this is one you should pass on.

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    • Camera(s) 8
    • Reception / call quality 8
    • Performance 8
    • Software 9
    • Battery life 7
    • Ecosystem 2
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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by lamppu.laamanen (Currently owns)

    I have used my L920 for two weeks now. It is the best phone ever. All Nokia Apps, camera, wireless charger, screen, everything. Is it heavy? Nonsense. Is it thick? Nonsense. It feels very good in my hand. Nokia Lumia 920 is a real Champion, Heavy Weight Champion!
    I don't know how to describe this phone... you have to feel it!

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    • Performance 10
    • Software 9
    • Battery life 9
    • Ecosystem 9
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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by bigcrushtown (Currently owns)

    The Lumia 920 is a beautiful phone, Windows Phone 8 is a joy and the personalized start screen with live tiles is awesome, I love it.

    Other people have said that it's too heavy, other people have said that there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone, but neither of those complaints come near to the goodness you get from the thoughtful design and amazing quality of Lumia and Windows Phone.

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    • Reception / call quality 9
    • Performance 10
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 8
    • Ecosystem 10
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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by thricetoldtales (Currently owns)

    Switching from iOS, I was pretty skeptical, but I've been really pleased with my Lumia 920 so far. Sure, I wish it were a bit lighter, but it feels solidly built. It's the first phone I haven't had to use a case with. Aside from the lack of Instagram, I haven't found the ecosystem to be a problem, because, really, most of us only use a few apps on a day-to-day basis anyway. Battery life isn't great, but then again it's not really great on any smartphone, so not sure I can really fault it too much on that front. The biggest endorsement? Every person I show it to comments on how cool it is. While I love the 920, if they can create a version that's a bit lighter/thinner, and MSFT brings the remaining core apps to the experience, I can't wait to see where this phone goes.

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    • Camera(s) 9
    • Reception / call quality 9
    • Performance 10
    • Software 9
    • Battery life 7
    • Ecosystem 7
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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by mgdewey (Currently owns)

    My biggest disappointment has been the availability of the various colors and accessories. My wife moved over from an iPhone 4S and I upgraded from a Samsung Focus. She really wanted the yellow Lumia but we couldn't find it anywhere and AT&T said they had no idea when the phones would be shipping again so we went with white. I'm also dying to get the charging stand and the Luna headset but I can't find them anywhere.

    The device is solid and feels great in the hand. The size and weight complaints in many reviews are a little ridiculous. It certainly turns heads and gets lots of comments. I am not a heavy app user but the essentials are all there for me (and my wife). We are hardcore Foursquare and Twitter users. 4th and Mayor is the best option for Foursquare and the built-in people hub is fantastic for managing Twitter accounts and posts. I would love to see Foursquare and other apps integrated into the people hub as well.

    The screen is fantastic, watching things like PBS (http://m.video.pbs.org) on the screen look fantastic and the speakers do their job. Speakerphone is the best on any phone that I have owned/used. If you have a WP8 device and love music the Xbox Music Pass is a must. I have an old account so for $15 a month I get to download/stream everything I want plus keep 10 songs a month. Even without keeping ten (and only paying $10/mo.) it is great to have music across devices (phone, PC, Xbox).

    Unless you are in love with some particular apps that don't exist on WP8 I cannot think of a reason to not give this a shot.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by XFighter (Currently owns)

    My score is based on comparing the phones features with the best of the best.

    For the camera, L920 receives a 10 because it's the best smartphone camera (Pureview 808 doesn't count)
    Display: It isn't the best display, but it is one of the best. So it deserves a 9 instead of a 10.
    Ecosystem gets a 7, because WP has a lot of apps, but definitely not enough. Microsoft and Nokia bump this score up with their own ecosystem and apps.
    Some people have problems with their batterylife, I don't... :)
    Performance and Software go hand in hand. Some minor bugs with WP8, but none by which I start cursing or something. Also I don't have any crashes, or random reboots...

    Final score a 10? Yes, just to fuck with the biased score from The Verge. If you give the ecosystem a 5 compared to iPhone and Android. Then give the iPhone 5 lower on display and camera, because L920 owns them.

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    • Battery life 9
    • Ecosystem 7
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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by abro (Currently owns)

    The phone is an absolute beauty. Best display I've ever seen and it actually works with gloves on (huge plus here in Finland) or even with nails or a beer can.
    I was surprised by the amount of quality apps available for WP8. Every professional review is complaining about the ecosystem, most of that is just bull. I prefer the WP Store over Google Play.
    Coming from a HTC Desire android device, I'm really really glad to be back with Nokia. Gone are the lags! Reception and call quality have always been the best with Nokia.
    Battery life is better than with my Android. I'm a real power user and this phone usually lasts a full day without recharging.

    Nokia Music is a very good free app exclusive to Nokia. I suggest using the artist Mix Radio, the other channels are not that awesome.
    Nokia Maps is very good, haven't used a separate GPS in years. Have travelled in the U.S., France, Italy, Sweden, Finland and many others with this device with no major problems.

    I really hope you give this one a try. Nokia is back!

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by lotsacode-onverge (Currently owns)

    Overall a great phone and not just for the value. Nokia and Microsoft have done an excellent job of creating a leading phone in both design and usability. Ecosystem is also not just about individual apps, ecosystem is about how WP8 links in to all other services, google, twitter, linked in, facebook, xbox, and windows which Microsoft has done a great job of. This is a seamless ecosystem experience without the glitches that you find in other products.

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