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Nokia Lumia 920 has already lost the price wars: HTC Windows Phone 8X, Samsung Galaxy S III much more affordable

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:47

The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced to much fanfare a couple of weeks ago with buzz words like wireless charging and extremely responsive screen thrown around…

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:51 12

2. MicroNokia (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 May 2012)

Well u dont get all those awesome Lumia 920 features for cheap!!!
although the pricing should be slightly less... but i think higher prices are justified..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:07 5

37. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Eventually the prices will go down within months of release

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:16 4

80. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I hope so. I really want to see Nokia at top again.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:57 3

53. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)

Here in the states the biggest Christmas shopping day and sales day in the 5th Friday in November. Black Friday. I'm sure the Lumia 920 will be on sale then.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:07

98. threed61 (Posts: 242; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Actually the 4th Friday.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:56 4

3. rishabh876 (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)

i want to buy it, i hope the prie was lower although this price is justified with the features it offer as compare to s3 and iphone 5

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:58 3

6. pongkie (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

i'll just buy a baseball bat and wack someone with a lumia 920

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:04 6

8. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I don't care what nobody says but that Nokia phone is not on the same boat with the Galaxy S3 or the IPhone 5. Technology is to the point where you even have a IPhone or a Galaxy. Nokia is no match I'm sorry.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:22 11

18. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

The iPhone's specs are for a mid-range Android phone and you call that great technology? At least the SGS3 and the Nokia Lumia 920 have NFC, but the NL920 stands out at Wireless Charging and the PureView Camera. That's what you call "Technology".

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:35 3

20. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

C'mon bro all this hype over a wireless charger and a camera? Those are the least specs and accessories I can care less about. I hardly use the camera on my phone anyways and i have no problem charging my phone the way I do. That phone is not convenient in any way as far as features and its running off windows. Cmon now. I'm sorry but it don't match up to a Galaxy phone. And c'mon it's " Nokia" .....Nokia? ...really? Wake up.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:54 3

30. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Nokia?....rly? wake up??? lol i could say the same bout Motorola...

do they still exist? :P not here anyways the last moto i saw was 7 years ago :')

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:30

113. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

There kinda fading away... They have stopet making Nseries phone! Lumia isn't selling well and i believe it won't, another fail by Stephen Eflop. He needs to be Fired right now or else Nokia will be like BB.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:04 7

35. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

the real innovation is the iSight camera of apple right?..

the one that produces Pink hues even you dont want them...

W0W! thats what i call innovation.. LOL!..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:25

94. bucky (Posts: 3103; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Cool your horses he is talking about the galaxy. Which he is most certainly right about. Don't buy this phone on lunch day and give it about 2 weeks. They will be on sale everywhere.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:31 3

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

agree in some points. Wireless charge not a big deal. Camera in some ways yes because of social network. IPhone praised for its camera. Convenient, what do you need in a smart phone? It has social built in, built in Skype, music and other unknown features coming. WP very secure than Android. Most things are built in as i stated. No to go through of confusing options as in Android and pick what you want. Which the majority of consumers have little clue what those options are. I know cuz wife has Android. Believe me good thing coming out of Android is Flash and nothing more. Productivity is limited aside for galaxy note but it samsungs UI not Android.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:43

86. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Good point, and Flash isn't even being supported anymore anyway

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:58 1

124. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

wireless charge not a big deal when it comes from Nokia, but I can see if it came from iPhone how everyone would be talking about it and melting.
such a hypocrites

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:06 5

10. amihk (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

I'm a fan of windows phone and want Nokia to succeed, but there's no way I would pay anything close to (not to mention above) the price of a Galaxy SIII or iPhone 5. This is a 3rd place OS ecosystem with fewer apps , and let's not forget that early Lumia 800 and 900 buyers are feeling burned. I think they need a reality check if this is their pricing strategy. Seems it's time to take a more serious look at the HTC 8X.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:47 4

88. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

App count is pointless. I don't need 30 variations of a WiFi finder, or 50 apps for wallpaper, or fart apps. Windows Phone's market is refined and efficient, and also the apps are better made AND more reliable because there's less fragmentation in the realm of screen sizes and resolutions. Android is good, and very capable, but don't go trying to point out a non-issue because you're insecure about your own preferred OS. Good competition is a good thing.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:04 3

97. amihk (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

My last phone was a Lumia 800 and I recall finding plenty of lousy apps within the Windows marketplace's already limited selection. At the same time, there were many popular apps on other platforms that were not available to WP7.5. The biggest issue of all was the lack of VPN support, and it's still not clear if this will be included in WP8, though one would expect it. Moreover, the Lumia 800 had a lot of early issues - lousy battery life, poor photo quality, missing Nokia Drive/Maps... all of which were gradually resolved with software updates, but it was a painful first few months. Despite all this, I STILL wanted a Lumia 920 because I basically like Windows Phone and was willing to trade down from the Google & Apple product/service universe that I use more regularly to give the new Microsoft ecosystem a try. But if this ends up costing anything close to the iPhone 5 price-level, then forget about it... logic must prevail. As I said, optical image stabilisation, wireless charging, a touchscreen that works with gloves... these are all cool extras that might increase the appeal of going with a less proven ecosystem, but at the end of the day these features are just bells and whistles that I don't want to pay a lot more for. Some die hard Windows Phone/Nokia fans might win the online debate about product merits, but higher pricing is not going to win over consumers in the real world. A shame because the 920 did seem to be a product with merit.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:28 3

112. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

so all of ur comment suggests that wireless charning new screen Tech new Camera Tech should come for free with 0 added cost good idea but i dont think even you would want to sell anything for free
moving to Iphones offers nothing but more same old stuff and cash eating apps still most guys say iPhoe is right priced but this one is not well then ignorace can stay in the darkest holes of earth where Apple controls the brains

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:08 9

13. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Of course it will be higher price. It is superior to those other phones.
Very stupid article.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:43 1

22. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

but will it gain marketshare?

like the article stated.... nokia's brand is devalued... most ppl will go for an iphoney with that price tag, coz most ppl dont care bout specs they just want an iphone -_-

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:52 8

28. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

i agree that people mostly are like sheep and dying to get an iphone.
By the way: Nokia s brand name is not devalued, its market value is devalued. People are still trusting Nokia. And Nokia have a lot of fans over the world.
And i don't think that Nokia s position is irreversible. I will go for a Lumia 920 this time.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:58 1

32. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Lots of fans in asia yes

last year when nokia came with Lumia 800 i remember alot of americans were tweeting: "Nokia?! are the still making phones?"

so yea nokia has no name in the states....

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 05:11 5

38. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

It is not a game changer. US market is not the biggest smartphone market in the world any more.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:07 5

56. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

yeah and WP has a very good market share in china

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:54 1

89. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Lol sure

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:37 1

67. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

By what means is US the entire world? Stop daydreaming

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:25 1

61. LumiaLover (Posts: 193; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

On paper it's superior, but we have to wait for the official testing before making any kind of judgement.

I am longing for the Lumia 920, but my carrier in the UK will not be offering it at launch, so I may have a tough decision to make on December 21st, when I'm due to upgrade.

I am hoping that by then the EE exclusivity will have expired, and the 920 will be available on 3 for a fair price.

I am however reserving any judgement until the phone has been properly tested and reviewed. The HTC 8X looks like a nice phone with some good features, but the bezel is just too big at a time when manufacturers are striving for minimal bezel.

The Samsung Ativ S will be a good phone but it's basically the same as the GS3.

Another consideration is the introduction of Blackberry 10, which looks very interesting from early videos.

I should get back to the point really...loads of good stuff out there, but the reviews will tell us whether or not Nokia has the correct pricing strategy.

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