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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    Reviewed by devlspawn (Currently owns)

    Wow, I was worried about getting this phone after all the bashing about ecosystem in the reviews. Really I have no idea what they are talking about, every big app I have wanted has been available, and the apps look sooooooooooooooo much nicer than they did on my short owned Galaxy S3.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by MisterIndie (Currently owns)

    Having been a huge fan of Windows Phone 7, I had been eagerly awaiting these next gen Windows Phones. Specifically, I was very interested in a Nokia Windows Phone as they have gone "all in" on the platform. Previously I had an HTC Arrive and was happier with it than I was the other offerings at the time, but I was ready to step up in terms of updated hardware. In short, I believe Windows Phone 8 to be a great improvement on the already wonderful Windows Phone platform and the Nokia 920 is a beautiful piece of hardware to show it off!

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by tcadbury (Currently owns)

    Lumia 920/WP8 is a great phone. Overlooked features - send app remotely to phone, tiles, custom voice commands (depends on app), camera in manual mode, skydrive (7GB), there's the Wordament game to get you hooked.

    Oh...I can also, finally, make calls in my house from my cell phone!

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by jc0699 (Currently owns)

    I have owned both iPhones and android phones. This is by far the best experience with a smart phone to date. Once you have owned an iPhone then you have owned every moble apple product cause they are all the same. Android has to much malware, and apps would always be a hit or miss like with my atrix could not view YouTube without hard locking the phone, had to remove battery to reset. That's was with the app or browser.

    The apps that I have used on this phone have been far superior then ios or Droid versions. If there is an app that you want that's not in the Microsoft ecosystem then there is probably one that fuctions the same but with a different name. I know the verge review bashes the lack of apps but really there is over 120k apps. IOS has 500k but that just means you 30,000 calender apps or 40,000 alarm clock apps 99.8% of apps will never get downloads expect by the developers.

    So great phone, great operating system, great apps. Really do not agree with theverge on this review.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Michael.O (Currently owns)

    I have had this phone for over a week now and i think its a great phone, It's stylish, well built and has some great features.

    - Built in wireless charging, as well
    - NFC support and of course all the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE
    - Beautiful display.
    - Great camera
    - awesome signal reception
    - ease of Use

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by MZetko (Currently owns)

    This is the BEST PHONE EVER MADE! Don't listen to the CRAPPY AND STUPID review by The crapVerge, how can they possibly rate the crapPhone 5 better than this even WITH SO MANY PROBLEMS (MAPS, CAMERA, STUPID SIZE, LTE LIMITATIONS, COMPLETE LOCKDOWN WITH NO MASS STORAGE,........). Buy Nokia Lumia 920. The BEST phone EVER CREATED.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by tomi2711 (Currently owns)

    Pros:

    - Awesome display. High PPI, ultra sensitive.
    - Best camera on smartphone yet.
    - Nokia build quality (really great), awesome reception.

    Cons:

    - WP8 is not at par with competing OS.
    - WP ecosystem is yet undeveloped. Good quality apps missing.

    Summary:

    The Lumia 920 is the best Windows Phone out there. It's sexy, but big. Very big. Uncomfortably big. This is mainly to the awesome PureView camera included. Definitely the best camera on a smartphone ever, but not yet a DSLR replacement. Its fast, really fast, and the screen is awesome. The problem here is with its OS. WP is yet in its baby-steps. As well as the ecosystem. Many good quality apps are missing and I hope this will improve over time.

    If you have big hands, and want to get a WP, this is the phone for you. But if you are looking for a safer bet, something you know it won't go wrong I still recommend the iPhone 5. The Lumia 920 is the best Windows Phone out there, and one of the best 2012 smartphones.. but its still evident the lack of high quality apps and in todays world a strong ecosystem is key for a smartphone to triumph.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by MeLoveCookies (Currently owns)

    I have purchased a white Nokia Lumia 920 from ATT in the release day. I am in LOVE again. I used to have an IPhone 4 which was just an ok phone and I opt-out from expensive Apple products. When I compared the Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5, It made a lot of sense to buy Lumia 920 I now have 32 GB internal memory, Nokia PureView Camera (which takes amazing pictures in night time) and full Microsoft Office suite in my phone. No phone in the market can beat this value proposition. It is only $99 with 2 year contract. WOW.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by boddha (Currently owns)

    After using the Nokia Lumia 920 for a few days, I must say that it is by far the best phone on the market. It easily outperforms both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 with it's PureView camera and super-sensitive touchscreen. The Windows Phone UI is the most intuitive one I've come across and really easy to adapt to. And even though it's app count isn't yet as high as the two leading competitor's, I myself found every app that I could possibly need. And the weight that everyone seems to be complaining about hasn't been a problem to me. After all, this phone only weighs 45 grams more than the iPhone 4S. And with the superior shock resistance of the Lumia 920, you won't need any protective casing.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by lelong37 (Currently owns)

    I pre-ordered my phone on AT&T's site with overnight shipping, received it a day earlier than the actual release. I've had it for about six (6) days now; I'll have to say, it's rock solid phone and super sexy. I haven't been able to put it down! I know there are some notable comments about apps out there, however from my perspective I don't see what the complaints are about. I've installed FaceBook, Twiiter, LinkedIn, Vevo, Skype and Engadget, and that's does it for me. Can't wait to get my wireless charger...!

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