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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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by cardigait (Currently owns)

    Wonderful phone, not perfect.
    Surely the most fresh design, and the best camera by far.
    And the only phone with office in it.

    Should vote it a 9, but since the Verge gave it an indecent 7.9 (not evena 8!) i have to vote it 10, so that the universe can be better balanced

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by OmaAika (Currently owns)

    Lumia 920 is really something new, something better. It looks good (especially in yellow or red), it's got the best camera, best display that works even with gloves on, very sensitive antenna etc. Battery lasts easily all day and more but of course it could always be better. Easy to use and wireless charging is a nice thing, too.
    Although the camera is the best available (or second best if You think Nokia 808 with 41 MPix camera), I would like to see the camera software to be set a bit more sharp as standard set (I had to change that manually).

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Richard Simpson (Currently owns)

    While the ecosystem still needs to be filled out and there a few kinks to wrinkle out, the Nokia Lumia 920 is a terrific phone. With a beautiful and fluid display, an excellent camera, and a top of the line specs, the Lumia 920 easily stands head and shoulders above much of it's competition.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by RedHeroe (Currently owns)

    Oh well well, another review for windows phone where the verge puts 7 to the lumia and the people put 10 i wonder why is that. This is a great phone and depite of the weight everybody should be confortable with it, if not the case, a lumia 820 should fix the problem, the iphone and the galaxy are no longer alone y the top of the food chain

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  • 9.0
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    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.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by TechTick (Currently owns)

    Superb Phone. The only competitor to iPhone. Screen is gorgeous, absolutely fast and responsive. Doesn't hang or crash like stupid Android. Windows Phone is a visual pleasure and easy to use. App ecosystem might be a little disappointment but almost all the premier apps are found in the Store. Additionally, the apps have a beautiful UI compared to their Android and iPhone versions. Definitely a stupendous work by Nokia.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by lachlan.mcleod (Currently owns)

    All around the most epic phone I have ever used.. My girlfriend just got this on Rogers and could not be happier.. She was a bit hesitant at first because of the lack of instagram but after she realized there were substitutes such as Instacam and is super happy now... She had a blackberry before and is now realizing how extreme the upgrade is.. she has never used many blackberry apps so she is not missing any of the ones that are only offered on other platforms..

    The one this is that the camera is the best one I have ever seen.. I was shocked at how good the night shots are.. I watched the videos on youtube and was not a believer until I saw them first hand.. Pictures without flash are even better then my DSLR that I have..

    The only thing she has mentioned is that it is quite a bit heavier then her old blackberry 9700 but that is what is expected for such a high quality phone.. Also it feels soo tough that we don't even need to get a case for it..

    The greatest pro is that she is absolutely in love with Windows phone 8.. it is so person and awesomely fast..

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    Reviewed by Wolfpet (Currently owns)

    It's been a few days since I switched from may aging iPhone to Lumia 920. I'm not going to repeat what has already been said in multiple reviews. I just wanted to address a few points that, in my opinion, are reflected incorrectly in the "main" review. App ecosystem. Yes, Windows Marketplace doesn't have all the apps that Apple and Android have. But I managed to find replacements for all my apps I used on my iPhone. The only issue is with Facebook app. It feels a bit unfinished. On the other hand, with WP8 Hubs I barely need it. To my surprise, I have found an excellent 3-rd party Google Maps app in addition to pretty good Nokia Maps with the ability to use them offline. Overall the phone is fun to use. I just can't stop fiddling with it. I might recommend an iPhone for first time smartphone users because it's simple and safe. But if you want more from your phone then you should give Lumia a try.

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    Reviewed by CTO_Dude (Currently owns)

    If it weren't for the 2 or 3 (literally) apps that I wished existed for the platform, I'd be surprised if anyone could show me a reason why their iPhone or GS3 was better. A few cool things... The camera is amazing, wireless charging, great call quality, crystal clear screen, flawless operating system, Microsoft Office, and full support for rights managed emails. Not to mention kids corner! This is a truly great phone.

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    Reviewed by Ryan Gadz (Currently owns)

    Best handheld device I've ever experienced, still amazed at each low light picture I take. Would have liked the yellow or red but I was given the black developer model. If you experience battery issues, don't use pop3 email (forward to a Microsoft address) and power charge it after it completely runs out of battery.

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