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 LordGreylock (Currently owns)

    Considering this phone has gone from $99, to $49, and sometimes free for a 32GB model, in my opinion it beats out not only Apple and Android, but some of the other Windows Phone models as well. It's packing plenty horsepower, NFC, wireless charging and some of Nokia's own apps like Drive, and Nokia Music.

    The display is awesome, vibrant colors, clean and crisp. With Nokia's clearblack technology it's easily viewable outside in direct sunlight.
    A smooth and snappy OS. A fresh new UI experience. Live tiles to give you snippets of information from your favorite services.

    The camera, while not perfect still takes great shots. The most impressive feature of the camera is the low light shots, it's simply amazing.
    The video this phone takes is by far some of the best I've seen. Very clear and crisp, along with the added image stabilization it's second to none.

    The build quality and design is superb, it feels great in the hand for a larger size handset. It is heavier than most other competitors handsets, I haven't had any issues with that personally and if you do, you probably need to get to the gym.

    Battery life, reception and call quality have all been great, no complaints here.

    I've heard people having arguments about the ecosystem, while it's not as mature as most, you've still got Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, X-Box 360, Microsoft Surface and Skydrive which all integrate very well with each other and will definitely be getting better over time. As for myself, they all mesh together well enough right now as I mostly use Skydrive for comment sharing between devices.

    Ah yes, the app store, everyones still complaining there are no apps. There are plenty of apps! I've found just about everything I need for my daily use. I hear people whine about "oh wheres instagram?!" Who cares?! I don't need to see your sepia, old looking, filter laden photos anyway, give it a rest. Truth is the app store is missing some popular apps, however most times you can find a comparable alternative. My biggest issue is that I hope dev's take the time to create a quality app and not half-ass it.
    Windows Phone is simply an awesome contender. The Lumia 920 is no slouch, it's quick, smooth, beautiful and fun to use. It has features and apps you can't get on any other brand of WP handset. While it may not be for everyone, I think most people will be surprised.

    I hope it spurs along Google and Apple to make even better products, because without the competition, they get lazy and stop innovating like they should be and in the end the consumer ends up losing. Getting stuck with the same old products and few choices. If for no other reason than that, you should be hoping Windows Phone succeeds.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by JackZoo (Currently owns)

    I bought Droid when there were not many apps, but excellant hardware for those days. Next few months all the apps came and made it better than lot of phones. Lumia 920 is same. It has best hardware out there. It is missing some apps, but I am sure next couple months they are going to show up.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Pin-Apple (Currently owns)

    8. Deisign is very good with great materials and attention to details. The display is SUPERIOR!!!!..WAY THE BETTER DISPLAY OUT THERE. Camera is good but not the best...the stabilization chip is not enough...the low light function brightening more the lights...but it's still a great carl zeiss camera. Call quality is good but is not so comfortable because of it's size. Performance is good.Software is better than previous but windows phone 8 is still an un-finished OS. The ecosystem is quite good. The battery is draining more quickly than i expected....VERY GOOD PHONE THOUGH.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by lmb2 (Currently owns)

    Hardware is more than enough for all my needs, and pair up quite nicely with any other flagship phone. I just loved the tiles concept and UI. But more than anything, it connects seamlessly with all my other PCs and devices.

    The camera is outstanding for a phone. Only wished battery lasted some more, but who doesn't?

    Just the right phone for me.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by aic3x (Currently owns)

    I was a Windows phone user since 7.0 and gave some serious thought to keeping my Focus S for a while. I can say after using the 920 I'm thoroughly impressed. My wife and 3 of her sisters picked up Windows Phone after seeing mine in use and they have several other friend who have left some of the other mobile platforms after getting a look at their phones. I would def like to see more app support and I believe that will come in time but core guts of the OS are very well thought out and extremely easy to use. It may not be the right phone for everyone but its absolutely the perfect platform for me.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by krize (Currently owns)

    Excellent phone, I've had four iPhones and Galaxy S3 but bought this as soon as it was available and won't look back. One might say I'm not loyal to any platform and that's true - I'll switch again if something better comes along but at the moment I think Lumia 920 is simply the best phone there is.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by yodanim (Currently owns)

    I really wish the battery life was better and this would nearly be the prefect phone. I am sure that after an update it will be great, but maybe not RAZR MAXX great. I gave the ecosystem a 10 because most of the stuff I do everyday is built in or official apps that are missing or bad have great 3rd party replacements. Pinning websites to START is powerful for those banking and consumer apps that matter but don't get use every day. The best camera, display, and innovations I've ever seen in a smartphone. I love it

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by jphilpott75 (Currently owns)

    Beautiful in every way. Best screen, rich new Nokia features (e.g. Amazing mapping), incredible camera, stunning looks and powerful, all running on the best ecosystem of all. Slight glitch with battery life and the odd restart (as experienced with Nokia 800 at launch) but will no doubt be fixed shortly with an update and no reason not to buy. Seriously cool and 2.5m units shifted in just 20days (and it's not even available everywhere yet!). Verge, you have your ratings wrong on this one I'm afraid. Spend time with Windows 8 / Xbox as an ecosystem, and you'll start to appreciate the beauty of it all!

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by abubakr.khan.148 (Currently owns)

    Anyone looking forward to buy a new phone should not look further. This is the best thing in the market right now. Design is better than most., display is excellent and performance is as smooth and sometimes smoother than my brothers galaxy note 2. I highly recommend this product to every type of user and the apps maybe not as many as ios but all important ones are present and by the way it's not as heavy as the reviews say

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by jii2 (Currently owns)

    A great phone that really lives up to all expectations. The ecosystem is growing at a fast pace. The weight of the phone is NOT an issue (the ones complaining about it are either iFans, iDroids or just skinny b*stards that need to suck it up).

    The screen is amazing, one of the most beautiful things I've ever held in my hand. The camera is as good as promised (especially in low light) and the user experience is amazing. I love my LIVE TILES! <3

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