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Nokia Lumia 920 review

Our rating: 4.5

Introduction



The Lumia 920 is set out to be the turnaround for Nokia. A game changer. The new start. For the last couples of years, Nokia has managed to decrease their market share due to a lot of different reasons. But do we dare say, that it's neither Apple's nor Samsung's fault. Nokia has changed their perceived innovativeness from being the go-to phone for both beginners to advanced phone users to just another phone maker.



Introduced in the end of 2011, the Lumia series was aimed at taking back some lost ground. If any the 920 is the one to take on both Samsung and Apple. Packed with the latest specs in terms of processing power and screen, it's on-par with the best Droids but have a far more destinct design - some would say more bulky and heavy. This is clearly something Nokia deliberaly have take into consideration when designing the product, but does the experts like or dislike this?



Review



Most sites are amazed by the build quality that the 920 sports - althought it's clear that it feels bulky and big - and even bigger than it actually is. In other words, it's closest Win8 rival (the HTC 8X), feels ligther (which it is by far) and smaller (which it is with a small margin). The problem is, however, that the phones packs somewhat the same hardware.



All the sites agrees, that the camera is outstanding. The 8mp shooter delivers great performance - especially in low-light conditions.



Furthermore, the screen is believed to be one of the best at the moment - and that said in a time with inflation in screen resolution and other kind of tech-retina-amoled-terms. The brightness, black levels and detail are outstanding.



In terms of software, there's no doubt that Microsoft has done a good job with Windows Phone 8. There's just one drawback, which is a rather small amount of Win-tailored apps compared to Google Play and the App Store. Having tried Windows 8 (the real thing), there's a huge potential though. Windows being the most used operating system, there's clearly potential for developers to have a broader platform to distribute their apps, than 'normal' channels for distributing apps.

 



Wireless charging - Nokia Lumia 920

Wireless charging. What we've all been looking for! 






Nokia Lumia 920 side view

Side view of the Lumia 920




Conclusion



Nokia surely need to do something to change the horrible turn of events during the last couple of years. The Lumia 920 is clearly a step in the right direction and a worthy competitor to all of the current bestsellers - the iPhone5, the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the HTC One X and the LG Nexus 4. It's five completely different phones, which is great. I was beginning to think that Nokia was just another phone maker. ;o)



Anyway, I give the Nokia Lumia 920 a rating of 4.5/5




Pros and cons

  • An awesome screen with great detail

  • Destinct design (if you want to stand out)

  • Great build quality

  • Impressive camera - especially in low-light conditions

  • Some great integration with Windows

  • Wireless charging

  • Limited amount of apps (if 150,000 can be called limited)

  • It's extremely heavy (185 grams / 0,4 pounds)

  • No removable battery

Nokia Lumia 920
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Specifications
Type Windows Smartphone
Camera 8 MP with image stabilization
Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Storage 32 GB internal storage, no card slot
Video Recording 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Display 4.5 inches, 768 x 1280 pixels, 332 ppi
Weight 185 grams
Browser HTML5
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, GPU: Adreno 225
FM Radio None
Data GPRS, EDGE, DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
Music Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA
Video Playback MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV
Dimensions 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42in)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW). Stand-by Up to 400 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G). Talk time: Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G). Music play: Up to 67 h
Link Official Nokia website


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