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: winp.cn (translated), NokiaPoweruser via WPCentral


Related phones

Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

FEATURED VIDEO

57 Comments

63. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Funny Longer Lines For Nokia Lumia Then The Iphone5 Wtg,Nokia Just Sayin Still Samsung/Android Rules.

59. dunyfunny

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

is it a long line? i guess u guys have never seen long lines. when apple introduces new iphone, Fifth Ave. Store in Manhattan gets at least 5000+ in lines. Lines create circle around Manhattan! New Yorkers know; just google it to see the long lines:))) By the way, I use Android but I like IOS and Android. I think WP8 sucks at the end and Nokia will suffer the most!

55. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Glad they're selling out everywhere! I love my Nokia Lumia 920 !!

49. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

i don't understand this fandroids are just giving thumbs down to the comments which gives better rating to nokia lumia 920 ........even though they are not saying any thing about android or iOS....

47. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I have tried it in a shop. It's not as fluid as it they say. This phone is good, but not as good as a lot of people want to think of it. The overrated phone.

35. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

"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." Not to be one of "those" people, but when mentioning phones and lines waiting to buy said phone in an article, it seems amiss not to mention that the brand of phones most famous for creating lines didn't have the same splash as usual when it was opened up to be sold on more carriers in China...

21. johnh3

Posts: 158; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I suppose it was same when the first iPhone was released to. Many just was forced to wait for it. That happend when a smartphone is "hot" so to speak. Soon Samsung will release many more Windows Phone 8 also. Huawei to.

25. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

dear 920 is not hitting just because of wp8, actually it defines another category of its own. a unique camera, unique touch, fluidity, better design, and much much more... (don't say it is heavy, actually it isn't, secondly you wouldn't have to protect it with heavy casings like that for iphones)

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I will give you unique camera and touch. But all WP phones are fluid. Thats not unique to Nokia WP phones. I tested a WP against Android and against iOS last year. I am an Androud user, its my favorite phone, mobile OS right now but I can give credit where its due. Design is very debatable. I think Nokia WP phones dont look all that good.

13. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It will be interesting to find out how many they actually had. Plus this can turn into a bad thing if people have to wait a long time for the device to be back in stock it can lead them to get a different phone.

11. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

go lumia go

61. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Lumia 920 ? Nothing new, its just a stretched version of Lumia 800. Lumia 800 were a good attempt by Nokia. Got hands on 920. I would say the glossy finish and the weight ruined. In design HTC Windows Phone 8X wins ahead of 920 and in over all 920.

10. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

don't talk about s3, it is cheapest of all. htc yes it has good quality but overall still inferior to lumia920.. you may think that i am biased toward nokia, but i am not. i am simply impressed. the second and the final thing is that there is nokia behind "lumia" which means quality and no compromise.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In your comment #7 you say that: "they are made of cheap plastic..." I agree that Nokia Lumia has good build quality but Nokia Lumia 920 is also made frome the same Polycarbonate as HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III so your statement about "cheap plastic" is weightless...

38. MeoCao unregistered

It's a tradeoff, SS make the battery replaceable and less rigid structure. 920 also has heavier body and smaller screen. I think SS design is better, but I know a lot of people would choose 920 with JB inside.

15. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

My Galaxy s3 Survived most of my torcher tests except being ran over its the only one that it failed so even if you believe its made of cheap plastic from my personal experience it can take a beating. Washer drier dropping on hardwood flooring from 4 feet dropping from head hight so about 6 feet on to hardwood flooring Child test (letting a 4 year old play with it for an hour) being ran over with a weel chair (no one in it) being ran over with a car is ware it failed. Keep in mind the phone was not working before the testing due to unknown reasons.

16. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

over all the lumia is a great phone can't wait to get a second one to torcher test so far the only phone i got to survive all my tests is the Casio Commando.

24. SleepingOz unregistered

"you may think that i am biased toward nokia" Hahah, who are you fooling, dude? You had a previous account, Lumia900, that was muted several times for excessive trolling.

27. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

i swear it is my first account. i was the silent reader of gsmarena and phonearena before. you are talking about that you clearly don't know about.. and that is so bad..

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 2..now 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless