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Nokia Lumia 920: is it what you were hoping for?

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Nokia Lumia 920: is it what you were hoping for?
To no surprise, the Nokia Lumia 920 was publicly announced today, thus officially becoming the company's Windows Phone 8 flagship device. And to some extent, it is the smartphone we expected to see, with the iconic Lumia design, PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, huge, high-resolution display, and fast, dual-core processor.

Yet perhaps not every one who watched the Lumia 920 being shown off on stage was impressed with it. Perhaps Nokia could have altered the design, or could have thrown in a much more potent camera than this 8-megapixel shooter. Some features in addition to what was demonstrated today could have been thrown in as well, just to make the smartphone stand out.

How about you, dear readers? Does the Nokia Lumia 920 meet your expectations, or would you rather say that you are underwhelmed with what the company's WP8 flagship turned out to be? Cast your vote in the poll below!

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Nokia Lumia 920: is it what you were hoping for?
34.22%
706 votes
(706 votes) The Nokia Lumia 920 exceeded my expectations! How can I get one?
38.49%
794 votes
(794 votes) It is okay. About as good as I expected it to be.
16.72%
345 votes
(345 votes) Nokia could have created something much better than this. Other WP8 smartphones will be better.
10.57%
218 votes
(218 votes) Meh. Even now that the Lumia 920 is here, Windows Phone 8 is still not my cup of tea.

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:30 16

1. hung2900 (Posts: 714; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Good specs, good camera, but... 185 grams and 10.5mm thickness? No, thanks. I need something handy for a normal day.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:31 20

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


really go for Ativ S ...... ^_^

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:35 23

6. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Ativ S? no thanks, if I were to get any windows phone it would be Nokia, atleast I know that if it ends up sucking, I can still use it as a hammer =D

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:37 20

10. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I suggest you buy an Ativ S and a hammer.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:48 7

19. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


lol .... ok than buy ativ s and a hammer ...... lol

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:09 7

38. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


You're right..I'll also go with Nokia if I would ever want to buy a Windows phone..
I like Samsung(see the phones Im having)
but Nokia always attracts me..!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:43 3

43. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


dude i am nokia fan untill i used n95 and still have.
but after this nokia start creating disasters like n96,n97,n900 etc

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:33 5

4. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I agree! And look at that huge bottom bezel!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:39 13

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I really like my phone a little thick and heavy.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:51 2

20. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


u just pretending ................... :p

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:53 4

23. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


no not really dude.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:10 2

39. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


leave it...Wiki_jaan is a f*** tRoLL..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:47 2

44. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


calling truth a troll .....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:42 3

14. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


185 grams??? No thanks Nokia... I cant handle my galaxy note.. then I can forget this... maybe a smaller and thinner phone will do.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:19 6

27. hateftotti (Posts: 128; Member since: 03 May 2011)


WoW.The weight of Ativ S with 4.8 inches display is just 135gr but it is 185 gr with 4.5 inches display.No microSD slot.Here is why Samsung win all the games;)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:00 4

34. Diego! (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I agree, besides Samsung ATIV S has microSD support, which Nokia 920 lacks. And since I will be paying lots of money to get a new phone, I'd rather choose the one that has more options available :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:05 1

36. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)


That's why you can use Nokia & play football with it ..... Nokia always has premium ,great quality materials & best build quality.....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:43 1

49. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


that is why the attiv is a toy compared to a nokia tank, i like to smash samsungs with my lumia, literally :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:45 3

50. saiki4116 (Posts: 302; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


the weight is nearly same as the Galaxy note....

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:23 1

58. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


yep, even note 2 is 5 grams lighter!
and it has 5.5" screen and 3100 battery

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:33 14

3. SteveWozzENIAC (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Can't wait to have it !

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:51 8

21. SteveWozzENIAC (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Why do i get "thumb down" votes.... because i can't wait to buy this yellow beauty ???

ONCE AGAIN

Technology ROCKS
Haters SUCK (Big time)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:18 4

26. techspace (Posts: 394; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


you are not supposed to care about the red thumbs or the green thumbs.......its your choice and you do or get whatever you want

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:56 1

56. SteveWozzENIAC (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


you are right mate !

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:11 2

40. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


PEOPLE HATE YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR NAME..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:19 1

59. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


because hes not the real Woz

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:34 9

5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


A little disappointing. I wanted the whole PureView experience, xenon and massive sensor, and I'm really annoyed with the lack of microSD expansion and no HDMI. Nokia can do much better. I would hardly call this a flagship. The Samsung looks to be better outside of the camera.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:37 1

11. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Maybe they will come out with a variation of it later, I don't think most people want a phone that thick hah

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:43 2

16. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Haha 10.8 is perfect and I'll gladly take one thicker within reason as long as the quality of photos and videos are top notch. Plus you need room for that xenon. 15mm at hump and I'm cool with that.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:47 1

18. mohitmk21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


but when??? when they are on the verge of getting bankrupt???

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:35 2

7. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I like it, but I'll need to play with it first.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:36 6

8. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


really disapointed, except the camera, I see nothing to impress me..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:36 4

9. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


The only thing I would have wanted, was a little more noticeable change in the design. Besides that its awesome hah

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:40 3

13. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


wireless charging and pureview any condition picture brightness is as good as today's standard,very impressive Nokia

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:43 2

17. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


agree with u!!

ativ S has nothing special to enhance our lives. at least Nokia made wireless charging and can take better photos than ativ S, not mentioning the additional offline GPS and the screen technology

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:43 3

15. observer (unregistered)


I'll wait for the true 808 sequel. Xenon Flash AND LED flash at the same time. just like the 808 with RICH SOUND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:53 1

22. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


it almost exceed my expectation! but i find the 10.7 mm thick a bit too thick for me and 185g too heavy i dont have big hands but if only they trim the waist about 1.8 mm that would be perfect but the pureview tech.. was exceptional!! impressive! 32gb is enough for me.. :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:59

24. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


The screen gives me six robo boners. SIX OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:02 1

25. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Why would Microsoft, let Nokia (blood partner) release a "Flagship device" that does is a mere dual core phone? I mean, when it comes to marketing, such specs do count. And Samsung is releasing a quad core WP8 phone first? Quite sad.

And an 8Mp camera? Come on, Dinning! Yes, if you get technical, "it is not about the number of pixels but what you do with it", I agree, but gimmicks, guy, gimmicks. Gimmics sell gadgets. It is exactly why Apple still sells so many iGadgets, it's the gimmicks- who here does not know Apple never invented a rectangle with rounded corners or multi-touch? But the people seem to believe him and they buy the products.

I'm afraid this Lumia here is a bit underspec'd for my liking. Yes, Nokia ain't my thing, but the price of the 808 Pureview is the only thing that deterred me from buying it coz I loved it. Now if the 920 had the 808's media-taking power, it would sell much better than it prolly will!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:26

28. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


well if u go throw the earlier comments u will find many of those commenting on PA convinced that this 8MP is a pure-view ...so here is the " gimmicks" u are looking for :P ...while it actually has nothing to do with 808 cam or technology ...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:39

31. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Haha but still, it's not enough of a gimmick because Pureview or the camera, are dumbed down- and that is enough reason for people not to buy

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:30 1

29. nwright94 (unregistered)


The US GS3 with a S4 which is DUAL CORE is still a beast and just as powerful as quad-core competitor, number of cores mean nothing if they aren't utilized right. The dual core new iPad performs just as good or better than many tegra 3 quad core tablets. Samsungs Ativ is not quad core, its dual core. Windows Phone is optimized to perform great on dual core. Get over the whole more cores is better thing. Same with the more Megapixels=better camera.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:43

33. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


You're still missing my point, I'm talking about gimmicks, not real world technical aspects. If you had actually read my post, you would get that... Like Infernal88 read and understood before he commented.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:52

53. nwright94 (unregistered)


All phone makers throw in gimmicks. S-pen for Samsung, retina for iPhone, pureview for Nokia, it's all just marketing terms.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:03

54. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Now we're talking!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:34

30. sunco (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I really don't mind that much about features because all new pones got almost the same. First thing I see is design, and second is price. I want to see this -http://i.microsoft.com/global/windowsphone/en-us/publishingimages/features/features_people_hub.png or http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kEnAidBfU58/TVaYdeQhbKI/AAAAAAAABGo/baCv4jcWQoc/s1600/wp7_prototype.jpg

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:39 1

32. whysoserious (Posts: 313; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Not the thing I was really expecting. No expandable memory, no HDMI, limited video format support, no real pureview technology like the one on 808, average CPU and GPU.

But on the bright side, the display and camera looks promising. (really looking forward to the pureview technology, though) And the Nokia drive features are cool, which is also available in our country, unlike Google so that's a plus, too.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:04

35. noriya (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


it is nice phone,nice camera,nice design,nice color,nice accessory but bad window phone 8,if it use android i will not hesitate to buy it.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:09 2

37. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Nokia should just switch to Android .......at least release one single handset & see how much it sells .......poor Nokia .....they will soon be joining RIM ...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:26

41. valapsp (Posts: 442; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Advantages: Great display (Also great display features), Great camera, Great charging method, Great OS, Great CPU, ...

Disadvantages: Low battery capacity compared to the already announced Samsung Ativ S, No expandable storage (Compared to Samsung Ativ S), A little heavy (Not a big deal), ...

*... means we have to wait for the release of the phone. ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:40

52. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


No QWERTY

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:35

42. ryq24 (Posts: 442; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


no micro sd card slot. will go for 820 or sony xperia T instead.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:51

45. verty (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nokia is back!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:57

46. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


back to the coffin

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:41

48. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


I like thick phones and i cannot lie :D Lumia ftw, but im waiting for some cheaper wp8 devices :)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:40

51. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


I was hoping for a "surprise" like a QWERTY Nokia WP8 phone or prototype. I guess I will sit here and just have to be happy with my DellVenuePro until that day happens. When is MS and Nokia going to realize a unique Portrait QWERTY slider would be a real game changer and get a lot of press (especially with BB losing share everywhere) It would be different !! This is the same old rectangle with a OS.. Yea..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:05 1

55. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Lack of memory expansion on a flagship model is unacceptable.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:47

57. Shino (Posts: 159; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Honestly, I love Nokia and especially Lumias. The only drawback of the new 920 is the weight. 182 grams! Daaaamn!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:48

60. JackedNY (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


The Lumia 920 is an awesome phone. It s the best rounded and most stylish smartphone on the market. The new iPhone is not going to match it in specs, features or style. Congratulations to Nokia and I wish them great success.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 13:30

61. elharb (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Personally i really like it its one of the best design phones i m willing to get one as soon as it becomes available and about the micro sd i find the 32 gb good enough for.most users

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