Get your daily Lumia 920 fix: interface hands-on, ploycarbonate shell scratch test and OIS demo

Get your daily Lumia 920 fix: interface hands-on, ploycarbonate shell scratch test and OIS demo
There are more and more details coming every day about the Lumia 920, and thankfully a lot of them are now in a video format, so we can get a better glimpse at the innovation packed in this handset.

First off, we have a video from France, which goes on an epic 12 minutes hands-on of the device, touring around the interface in detail like never before, shows nifty usage scenarios for the NFC tag capability, and demonstrates what a differences the PureMotion HD+ screen makes for small text clarity.

Afterwards comes a video where the polycarbonate shell of the Lumia 920 gets dragged around a desk, and rubbed against a bunch of coins, like the ones you might carry in your pocket - to the delight of the user, the three colored versions they used didn't show any visible damage.

We also get a demo of the optical image stabilization that the 8MP PureView camera has, with the tester showing how shaky the image on the screen is until you half-press the camera button, and the camera suspension mechanism kicks in to steady things up.

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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)



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I just can't stop thinking how BOTH Microsoft & Nokia f*cked up the release on the Nokia Lumia 920 here in the U.S. What a nice & sexy device, WASTED by a horrible exclusivity deal with AT&T. They should have been smart & released it for EVERYBODY. I really think it would have done well & put WP8 on the map for good. Sad, sad & sad.

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

M$ held the key. maybe it was done on purpose.

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well no matter what they thought, it just doesn't make sense. Remember when Apple finally started to sell to every carrier, what a HUGE boom they felt? Microsoft & Nokia just don't get it.

20. So-Sayz-Eye

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

You have to remember by the time Apple started selling to other carriers it was well established and had demand with an even higher following. Nokia and WP8 doesn't really have that as yet, so exclusivity might be how they want to garner that following similar to how Apple did it. Corect me if I'm wrong, isn;t Verizon suppose to get a Lumia 922 or something.

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

See that is the thing, WP has been out already but the phones have been sub par. So Microsoft WP has not had such a great reception. I really think this Nokia could change people's perception but they decide to limit it's exposure with a dumba$$ deal with AT&T. No I think it's the Nokia 822 & something called the Nokia Atlas, what ever that is.

29. bragzter

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

The iPhone was unlike nothing we saw before at the time. Everybody wanted it, that what made it such a hot item and people switched to AT&T just to get. Windows Phone has been out over a year already, it never garnered the appeal the iPhone had, so exclusivity will only hurt Nokia

5. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

and they also missed the timing, with iphone 5, GNote 2 released ahead, many people already buy those.

11. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

And beasts like Optimus G and other are coming soon... This will make the tech geeks think twice before investing into 920..

16. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Especially if they're released on more than one major carrier. SMH @Nokia...

28. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

No matter what LG comes up with they will still lag against my beast ---> Note 2 :) Nokia did a great job with 920. I don't know why some people are just barking around and don't get the fact...!!! Front of Note 2, LG optimus G, Nokia 920, HTC One x ---> iPhone 5's a$$ just get owned....!!

14. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

i feel exactly the same way, though i dont live in us i still understand how important it is for nokia to gain market share there

26. mrochester unregistered

It's not market share that Nokia needs, it's profit. Market share may or may not come with profit.

18. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Is way cheaper to Nokia develop only GSM-based phones because verizon and sprint are CDMA and the costs will duplicate making a version for Verizon or Sprint now, so i think that Nokia is trying to make money to manufacture the CDMA versions so till now only for AT&T, so that may explain the strategy of Lumia 900 (AT&T) and Lumia 710 (T-Mobile) GSM based-phones.

19. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

That is why I am saving money from now to buy the unlocked phone since my carrier is not AT&T. Why Nokia why? BTW this phone is for my girl because I will not get ready of my galaxy note and android. No way. I don't get a long with Microsoft product but Nokia check ok.

23. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You can f**k Microsoft on that front. Because untill MS doesn't release their WP at Lumia 920 cannot be launched. In fact if MS would have released WP 8 6 months back, Lumia 920 would have been sold like hot cake

27. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

Agreed. I would have bought a Lumina 920 if it was on my network.

2. amihk

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Never mind all these gimmicks! Do we know if there will be VPN support?

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Such a great device! Of course now that AT&T dropped its return period to 14 days anyone who has bought a phone from Sunday onwards (except CA) wouldn't be able to switch it for one of these bad boys. What dumb moves!

6. MicroNokia

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2012

What an awesome design.... HATS OFF to the Design Engineers...

9. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Thumbs-down troll on the rampage. Watch out yo.

12. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

OR, all the fanboys are just now waking up after a long night of doing nothing in their parent's basement.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

" it's nothing new, Windows and Nokia articles always get thumbs down" You'r new here....!

13. MicroNokia

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2012

Lol atleast one can appreciate someone's effort!!!

25. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Honestly, I see nothing special in this design. On the other hand, the design of my pebble blue Galaxy S3 has captivated me deeply in just a week of owning it.. the color pattern and the way it changes with the angle of view and different lighting is wonderful, there is a deep sense of subtlety and coherence in the overall shape and details. My absolutely favorite touch (pun intended ) is the one with soft keys - they appear almost magically on the colored surface under the fingertip. I just love what Samsung has done.

7. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Man, I need an hourly fix. Fiending over the Lumia 920 in a big way.

8. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I love this phone, but I hate at&t with a passion. Might get it unlocked if it has support for T-mobile hspa+ If not, I'll just stick to the 8x. I'm still hoping they'll reveal soon that this is just some sick, tasteless prank and make it available on T-mobile

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If the phone has to survive, it will. I'm not worried about the timing, i'm more worried about the price... And i'm really surprised! All the trolls here are AT&T i think...

21. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

It's so shiny! I am a fan of matte finish for phones but this yellow Lumia is just beautiful. The UI looks so fresh! Ugh! I badly want to own this yellow phone!

24. wolstenbeast

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

microsofts cunning plan. Have Nokia development create a great phone, copy it produce it yourself, buy Nokia when it declares insolvency, use Nokia's patents to destroy competition.

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