Ladies and gents, the Nokia Lumia 920 is here
bringing the best Microsoft and Nokia could come up with and hoping to make you switch to Windows Phone. Will it succeed? It has some solid arguments - a PureView camera
, outstanding “nearly impossible to scratch” design and an extremely bright 4.5-inch screen. Of course, a dual-core processor powers all of that and it’s the Snapdragon S4. Not having a quad-core chip might actually make it a longer lasting device, at least according to Nokia.
And Microsoft on the other hand is introducing tons of innovation with its Windows Phone 8 operating system. Check out how Nokia and Microsoft joined forces for this Nokia Lumia 920 and what’s the final result, all below.
Nokia Lumia 920: the new features
Nokia Lumia 920: the new features
1. The Lumia 920 comes with PureView camera technology
...but it's not exactly the 41-megapixel PureView magic we've seen in the Nokia 808. The Lumia 920 features a 8.7-megapixel camera, but the company promises that it "captures better images and video than any competitor smartphone."
2. "Floating lens" technology brings incredible image stabilization, low-light performance
With "floating lens" for great hardware image stabilization and impressive low-light performance, Nokia might be making up for the lack of huge megapixels and a big sensor. Nokia's own Jo Harlow explained how the Lumia 920 works to get rid of blurring in images: "The shutter has to stay open longer...those few extra tenths of a second...exposes the shutter to the minute movements in your hand that causes blur in the images."
3. The Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ curved glass screen
4. Brand new ClearBright technology: "Brightest smartphone HD display ever."
Nokia is known for its ClearBlack technology blocks sun reflections, but this technology has gotten even better than ClearBright. "The effect is a bright, colorful display that you could even see in the desert." Another description of the phone's screen was: "Brightest smartphone HD display ever," and to be perfectly exact that's 600 nits.
5. Super sensitive touch allows you to touch the display with gloves
Yes, interaction with gloves are very, very limited like taking a call and so on, but essential if you live in a cold climate.
6. Nokia adds yellow to its collection of vivid colors
The Lumia 920 comes in a range of colors but reg and yellow are the new arrival to the already glossy vivid color selection.
7. The device features a hard-to-scratch back
"Right down to the ceramic side keys and camera badge on the back — nearly impossible to scratch."
8. But it's comparatively thick and heavy
10.7mm of thickness and 185 grams of weight are the exact numbers.
9. Windows Phone 8 is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip inside
"It's up to 30% more battery efficient than quad-core alternatives," Nokia commented. And not nearly as fast, we'd add.
10. Wireless charging
The new Lumia uses the Qi standard for wireless charging, so luckily it’s compatible with tons of other charging pads. Virgin Atlantic and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are all teaming up with Nokia to begin offering wireless charging!
11. Great battery life
The Lumia 920 comes with a 2,000mAh battery, the biggest in Lumia smartphones ever. Battery life is stellar at 10 hours on 3G and 67 hours ofc continuous music playback.
12. Offline maps
Nokia's offline maps with navigation are one of the greatest assets the company has
13. Nokia City Lens
Nokia City Lens is fresh out of beta and it looks like a great augmented reality application
14. Nokia Drive for free voice navigation out of the box
Turn by turn voice navigation is completely free and comes baked in.
15. Indoor maps on Windows Phone 8
16. Office with SkyDrive cloud integration