Second batch of Nokia Lumia 920 models leads to long lines in China

Second batch of Nokia Lumia 920 models leads to long lines in China
When the Nokia Lumia 920 first launched at the Nokia Store in Shanghai earlier this month, it sold out in 2 hours. At the same time, the special version available for China Mobile was sold out on Amazon in just half an hour. The world's largest carrier, China Mobile uses a proprietary TD-SCDMA 3G network which is supported on the Nokia Lumia 920T.

Microsoft's Windows Phone has a 3% market share in the country which could rise if the strong performance of the Nokia Lumia 920 continues. A second batch of the phone went on sale Saturday at the flagship Nokia Store in Shanghai and the yellow version sold out in just 20 minutes. Meanwhile, long lines once again snaked around to the outside of the store.

Recent statistics showed that Android owned more than 90% of the Chinese market in Q3, a number that could come down a little based on the demand in the country for the Nokia Lumia 920. 

source: (translated), NokiaPoweruser via WPCentral

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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. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Surely Lumia 920 will definitely sell out everywhere. Its a great piece of art..

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It looks like a lady box that was shaped with an axe. I find it strikingly boring honestly. Just the other day me and my friend were having a drink in a cafe and with our devices reflecting the lights on the table, I was kind of shocked at just how much better the glaring, sleek, subtle, color changing curves on my Galaxy S3 look than the dim, bulky exterior of his L920

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

mate your such a fanboy, you talk as if the s3 is a design masterpiece. its really not design isnt where samsung excel and your whole like tribute to it there isnt true . ''glaring, sleek, subtle, color changing curves on my Galaxy S3'' its glossy mate, like one of those hard candys you act like its been sculpted to the last detail ...please lmao

44. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"Like it's been sculpted to the last detail".. Lol The huge irony of your comment is that it EXACTLY IS SCULPTED TO THE LAST DETAIL ..and it is gorgeous. Besides, I was talking about the front part in my comment, the back is covered anyway. I have two cases for it - one thin, elegant matte case that I use mostly, and one thick hard case for some outdoor activities. I'll post photos if you don't believe :p

36. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Sounds like you're envious of your friend's phone... it's alright, you should be.

46. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sure buddy.. makes sense for he's actually my best friend who always had a thing for Nokia. He likes android but just loves Nokia more. But he is NOT a fanboy. It's me who he asked for a final opinion about the phone, before making a decision on the purchase. I explained all the advantages and shortcomings, especially regarding the OS, and then said go for it if you're okay with that. So far, he is. It's a good phone. But trust me.. I would never trade it for mine

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31289; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And u wonder y every ones thumbing this down lol


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True that chunky 12mm thickness does look ugly, Nokia were never know as slim looking phones, more into connecting people, unlike Android and iOs excels in both design and highend specs™®©

33. MeoCao unregistered

920 is a work of art, no doubt despite the poor OS. Hopefully Nokia makes SailFish version of L920.

40. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Man, wp8 isn't a poor OS. It may be called unpolished. Not poor. WP7 was. 7.5 was a little advancement and 8 is still better. And what do we know about sailfish? Does it have its own ecosystem? About android compatibility there's no official word out. And I'm sure android fans will hate it because they'll think about the rumored compatibility as 'Theft'

45. MeoCao unregistered

WP8 file is very big and take a lot of precious memory, it has much less features than Android, customizability is very limited, live tiles are very annoyingly distracting... I know Saifish is nothing w/o support of big players but with Nokia things will be different. Nokia has a ecosystem of its own, and porting an app from Android to Sailfish is very easy. Android fans are unhappy about Sailfish? maybe some but I don't think it matters. here's a vid about Sailfish.

2. marchels14 unregistered

Good for nokia good for windows, nokia lumia stands out of the rest of windows 8 phones.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, if I had to choose an Windows Phone device, I would choose Nokia Lumia 920.

42. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

nokia lumia 920 for windows phone, in a heart beat.

3. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

it was obvious... one thing every one should remember that there is a whole world outside the america's locked one, you know what i mean... lumia920 will hit every where because it is about quality...

17. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

well if Nokia wouldn't have made it exclusive to at&t I bet they could have sold a ton more. But hey I mean carrier exclusives work so well /s

34. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Mate I do like Lumia 920 it is a good piece of technology. But the way you are chanting its name in this article doesn't make any sense. And moreover when you say Google and Samsung are shocked or something like that, please refer to S3, Note2 and Google's own Nexus line. They can answer your each and every question.

5. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

samsung and google may shocked..... a very bad sign for them... it is the rise of the king...

6. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

nice joke lol

7. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

there is not any single phone in android squad to match lumia 920 build quality... they are made of cheap plastic....

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree that Nokia Lumia has good build quality but Nokia Lumia 920 is also made frome the same plastic as HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III or almost any other Android based device...

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

accept that the plastic and gorilla glass is thicker than any other android phone thus making it better

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

As I have said before I agree that Nokia Lumia 920 is strong build device and I agree that it is more durable than many other phones but plastic is the same Polycarbonate. Now talking about thicknes Nokia Lumia 920 has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which is actually 20% thinner than older Corning Gorilla Glass. Also both Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III use the same Corning Gorilla Glass 2. And talking about body plastic thicknes, do you realize that body is not at the same thickness entirely it has different thicknes in different areas and that's mean that in some areas Samsung Galaxy S III may have even thicker body than Nokia Lumia 920 and vice versa in some areas Nokia Lumia 920 body may be thicker than Samsung Galaxy S III. So question for you, how did you determined that Nokia Lumia 920 has thicker plastic, did you have made any measurements or what if so then maybe you would like to skare your results with us or maybe there is any reliable source which could prove your words about thicknes? Or maybe it is only your baseless and concocted a statement???

20. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

using same material does not mean both are equal. e.g you can see so many torture tests of 920 vs s3 and you will find out that lumia survives well while both of the phones uses the same gorilla glass what? similar is the case with polcarbonate.. nokia pioneered polycarbonate..

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"using same material does not mean both are equal" Could you show me please where did I say that same material means the same build quality??? Could you show me please where did I say that Samsung Galaxy S III is stronger build than Nokia 920??? I was exactly talking about this your statement: "they are made of cheap plastic..." I just told that Nokia Lumia 920 body is also build from Polycarbonate as Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC One X or many other phones.

31. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

We are talking Design not just build quality

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Where do you see word "Design" in comment #7 ?

9. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

droid razr, droid razr maxx, droid razr hd, droid razr maxx hd I believe have metal frames and Kevlar backing thats not cheap . not sure what the dna is made of but i believe it is some soft metal with rubberized coating. droid x and x2 have metal on them. plastic so not all android phones are cheap plastic and the lumia is made of plastic as well. i believe it has somthing to do with the desighn and how it takes the impact.

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Ugh, nothing beats a Nokia fanboy.. You obviously never held Xperia Acro S or Ion, or Motorola RAZR MAXX HD or Defy plus, or Casio G etc etc

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