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5 things that could have made the Nokia Lumia 920 an even better phone

0. phoneArena 06 Sep 2012, 08:36 posted on

We think we've just found not one, not two, but five things that could have made the Lumia 920 an even better smartphone...

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:12

49. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I never said it was heavy, I said it was thick, and it is. That being said, if you enjoy the phone, then enjoy it.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:32

50. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


why do you call 10.7mm thick???? iphone 4S is just 9.7mm and the original iphone was 12.13mm.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:16

58. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 178; Member since: 03 May 2012)


The only difference is that windows did change the UI
change the size of the live tiles at least, nobody is going to have their tiles exactly the same
iphone, everybody has the same icons pretty much
no change, wait except for the 5th row being added, so revolutionary!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 21:54

76. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


There are originally ten things that made this phone better but PA removed them.
6. It should look like iPhone.
7. It should feel like iPhone.
8. It should have an Apple logo on back.
9. It should have a better camera than iPhone (ya we know in PA tests even iPhone 4 will beat it)
10. Its price should be 400% times the build of materials.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 08:58

8. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Smaller would be good, and much lighter! Seems a very heavy phone

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:06 1

17. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


if you look at the specs its only a touch heavier than the Lumia 900 which I found to be incredibly light for its size.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:51

55. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The Lumia 900 incredibly light for its size? Are you out of your mind? The Galaxy S2 is a 4,3" screened phone just as the Lumia and weighs 116g opposed to the 160g of the Lumia, not to mention that even my 4,7" One X weighs only 130g.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 13:36 1

65. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


And Samsung phones aren't exactly known for feeling premium, are they? More known for feeling like cheap toys. Those 50 grams extra add that premium feel you get from the Lumia.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:01 6

9. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Could have, should have, would have, three things they'll never say about the iPhone. Surprises me that iPhone has expandable memory, yet they don't complain. The os itself isn't even customizable, and they don't even bitch. Weird earphone, new pin plug, and extra length they awe over. Just plain weirdo's.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:05 1

15. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Oops, no expandable memory...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:08

18. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


because its apple and apple can do no wrong... obviously...

I had a nice conversation with an employee of my Verizon store about how because "it's the iPhone" they get away with everything. The Windows Phone offerings have suffered on Verizon because VZW made the decision to only take and sell LTE smartphones, unless you're the iPhone. WE both decided we severely disliked the iPhone.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:04 2

11. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


For one, you can't say its too big and then say it doesn't have the REALLY fat 41mp camera sensor. The size is there because they used a 1280x768 WXGA screen resolution, you can't really make that smaller. And if you really need a 41 MP camera, either get the pureview 808 or an SLR, which will take better pictures anyway.

Two, if the Windows Phone UI is boring, then the iPhone experience is worse and I don't see that feeling reflected in posts. Whereas i'm beginning to agree with you if you were talking about WP7.5, WP8 has greatly advanced customization options. By allowing you to pick the size of tiles and place them in an orderly way without restricting that to monotonous pages of 4x4 icons, they get the right balance of choice and aesthetics.

Three, Windows Phone 8 has mass storage mode and the Zune software is going away. Look stuff up before making posts.

Four, The only thing I was disappointed about yesterday was not seeing more of the WP8 End User Features.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:04 4

12. gilbilly (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


1. The size does not seem that big. Screen size is a big seller these days so this was a worthwhile gamble.

2. Customizable UI is debatable. Android has it but a great many users put a lot of work into getting back to stock because it often mucks up the fluidity of the phone, something WP has in abundance. As well the iPhone has managed to sell pretty well without it.

3. Isn't that what all that cloud space is for? Expandable memory may be going the way of the dodo and of course the iPhone has sold pretty well without it.

4.You can't complain about the phone being bulky and then wishing it has a 41MPX hump. If we're to be fair, 12MPX takes fine pictures. The biggest issues with phone cameras are detail, color representation, blurred picture and low light adjustment. If an 8MPX can do these things well then there is no issue. Rather than a big hump for lossless zoom, I would rather a case with the option for camera lens attachments.

5. That's just sexist lol

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:02

46. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


also, customizable ui's delay updates

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:04 2

13. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The answer to # 5 is simple. Apple already patented that technology. I know it because Apple is the king when it comes to patenting stupid things and they won't pass this chance to get hold with such stupid idea.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:05

14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


It doesn't need to sacrifice a bit a screen size. That's not why its big. They could have cut off quite a bit of bezel and tried to make it thinner. Or at least one of those. The bigger a phone is, the more important how thick it is.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:05 2

16. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


The #1 missing feature of ALL modern smartphones... An FM transmitter! (Manufacturers are you listening?)

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:17 3

26. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Who listens to Radio?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:36

39. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Sony Phones got them :)

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:09 1

19. breathlesstao (unregistered)


With all the iCrap being as it is on the market...I find bringing up non-customisable UI and non-expandable storage pretty preposterous. To put it lightly.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:10

21. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


I'm getting either the red or yellow one. I'm a sucker for the primary colors.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:15

24. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I'm Liking that red color.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:15

23. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


1. bigger screen, a 5 inch will turn heads, besides we can't really feel the difference in size between 4.3 and 4.5 screen

2. camera, you got that one pa

3. also the expandable storage

4. bigger battery, the 920 is already bulky though

5. qwerty keyboard

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:18 2

27. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I'm fine with everything the 920 has to offer, especially the unbeatable camera. But I sadly wish MS supported Flash. Millions of websites still use it and html 5 is just too slowly adopted right now.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:18

29. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i like the design of the ativ s more than this nokia....the bezel on the bottom of the phone is to big

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:38

51. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


The number one complain about the Lumia 900 was the small bezel, because it was a little hard sometimes to press the touch keys, that's why in the Lumia 920 they made it bigger.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:20 1

31. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


So what's the deal here? Nokia launches a phone with the best screen ever, the best camera ever (apart from 808), leading edge processor, wireless charging, etc etc. Why is everyone just jumping on what it does not have when no other phone available has anything better to offer?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:24

33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


its becuase its not Apple if it had the apple logo on it would be praised for months saying how revolutionary it is..

i think nokia have a fighting chance with this excellent phone

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:38

41. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Yeah, it's so far ahead of any other available phone in pretty much all aspects, so it should have a good chance. This is probably how incredible it has to be to force the haters to admit it's not all that bad. Will be interesting to see the reviews coming out.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:45

42. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


im expecting loads of so called reviewers to do a half hearted review and focus everything on the new iphone. but the few good unbiased reviewers should see this for what it is

fingers crossed people start waking up to who's actually innovating answer-nokia

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