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

5 things that could have made the Nokia Lumia 920 an even better phone
Ah, the Nokia Lumia 920, probably the best Windows Phone 8 device that we're going to see in the following months. Announced just yesterday, the Lumia 920 is a good-looking handset with a large screen, fast processor, a lot of memory, great preloaded applications, numerous other features... it's really hard to find a weak spot in this handset's polycarbonate shell. Thinking about it, if it wasn't for Windows Phone's paltry market share, this phone would have been a total hit.

Yeah, it's indeed very hard to find something that's not to like in the Lumia 920, especially with all these new technologies like the PureMotion HD+ display and PureView camera. Well, guess what, we think we've just found not one, not two, but five things that could have made the Lumia 920 an even better smartphone, should Nokia have implemented them. Wonder what they are? Cycle through the gallery below to find out!



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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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81 Comments

1. AppleIsGod

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

bottle opener is the biggest turn off to me.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LMAO@BEER. OPENER. good. One

83. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Really! Bottle opener is very impractical! Ray S, what's wrong with you? Number 1 says it should be slimmer, and if you add 5, the 'i wish it would be slim' profile becomes redundant! Besides, one will never be satisfied with what a single device has to offer. If it's slim, they'd complain about the battery. And if it's both slim and has beefy battery, they'd complain about the camera. Fact is, 'things that would make a device better' is overated! It will never be over, lets face it. This type of article is just a hopeless gimmick!!!

44. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

was that sarcasm or is he really THAT stupid?

53. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If you read it properly he never mentions word slimmer, he says the device should be more compact in overall dimensions.

62. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Ok. So he never did! Tell me what your concept of compact is?? Whatever "is" slim is mostly considered compact!! Are you sure "You-can-surely-see-the-light:"? :P

64. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Don't you know what compact means? a less taller, larger and slimmer device, the front dominated by the display the most as possible and not much around the display as you can see the Lumia has a large space below the screen full of unused space, and besides are you that stupid not to understand the joke?

71. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Less taller and larger??? The answer is somewhat simillar to LG's very own L3??? Boy...that really is a compact device!! Everyone has their own joke that people don't want to listen to...yours is one of them i guess!!

80. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Answering to raunak's question i think you are indeed stupid, i didn't tell any joke you moron the bottle opener is the joke.. /facepalm

61. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I WOULD KILL FOR A BOTTLE OPENER!! ;)

82. eiyoy009

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

sorry to say...Phonearena did understand why nokia does not include a higher megapixel...IT IS BECAUSE nokia wants to get a profit like other manufacturer...2nd with the SD card, one thing to say "HOW ABOUT IPHONE? nokia 920 is truly the most innovative one

2. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Forgot a slide out portrait QWERTY keyboard (ala Dell Venue Pro)

3. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

i just need, 4, 5 and of course 6!!! i am amazing with lossless zomm, but i think nokia dont have time enough to make it possibly

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

again the lumia 920 is still a prototype device

5. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Ok phone arena how about u guys stop the abundant amount of post hating on nokia.. Ur going to bitch about it already being too thick then complain about it not having a huge 41mp camera do u guys have 5 year Olds posting these story's.. 8.7mp is perfect the screen looks great has a big battery and fast processor and the phone looks great in my opinion. ill never buy a windows phone but I'm tempted.. And it looks like a solid offering and should sell well so why don't u guys get off there damn backs!

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lets see if after the new iphone is released theres summit on here like ' 5 things that would have made the iphone an even better phone' but im sure there wont be . it'll just be praising it nokia excellent build quality, actual innovation in the camera on the phone and wp8 looks solid all in all a great phone and competitor for andriod and apple. it should do well

77. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

Sorry to say, but I have to say that this is a retarded and biased post!

57. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Agreed, the only one I slightly agree with is the camera, but if you don't want a fatter phone, you can't have that and people don't want fat ass phones, so nokia did good with the 8.7 and that camera im pretty sure is still better than the other 16mp phones out there. can't have best of both worlds yet

6. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

5 things that could have made the Nokia Lumia 920 an even better phone 1. Kick Stephen Elop 2. Kick Stephen Elop 3. Kick Stephen Elop 4. Kick Stephen Elop 5. Kick Stephen Elop

20. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Na, his team built the phone. Not elop. For what the 920 has to offer, tempted to get one.

48. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Agree. Because if those happen then we can add: 6. Jelly Bean OS

75. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

There are already great phones on jellybean why would you this too android. Jellybean is great but it will be bad if every phone had android. Let the market be competitive and enjoy as the underdog fights.

81. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The day you play with the 920, don't be shy ok. You can admit you love it!

7. e.wvu unregistered

So the iPhone didn't get any complaints for having the same design, lack of expandable memory or the lack of support for usb mass storage?

22. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

And the ironic thing is it is by the exact same reviewer. Ray S loves his iPhone for all the same reasons he dislikes the Lumia. Unchanged design -- check! Unchanged UI -- check! No expandable memory -- check! Then PhoneArena wonders why they are accused of being biased to the iPhone. I hate the jumbled UI of Windows Phone 8, I hate the lockdown of the OS, but I am not going to turn around and say those features make another phone great. Also, lets be 100% clear... the Nokia 808 is a Camera with phone features. It isn't a phone with a camera built in. The thing is massive and you might as well just have a small point and shoot and carry a different phone.

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well i disagree with what you say about the 808, its a phone with exceptional camera. the phone side is just as good as andriod and iOS . belle fp1 isnt as bad as everyone states maybe people should use the phone before judging

35. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

You don't have to agree. Yet, how big is this "phone" in comparison to a normal phone with the same screen size? 13.9 mm thick? How thick is a point and shoot camera? A Sony Cyber-shot with 18.2 MP camera is 17.5 mm thick and that is a dedicated camera. So to me, it is a little thick.

38. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Also, at the camera the Nokia is 17.95 mm thick. So it is actually thicker than a point and shoot.

47. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ok so you make a call with your point and shoot i'll use my 808 the 808 is one device that does all you need with the spotlight on the camera i dont mind the size as for one it fits fine in the hand and easily usable with one hand. its not overly heavy i mean please if you cant hold it up in one hand you need help basically we just live in a world where no ones happy. nokia brings mobile camera to a new standard and everyone complains .

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