Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Well people, Nokia have listened intently to all the concerns and followed through appeasing the masses by incorporating a PureView camera into a Windows Phone. Culminating all into the Nokia Lumia 920, the successor to the Lumia 900 from earlier in the year, there’s a lot of excitement regarding this flagship device – but most importantly, will it actually stir enough noise to entice consumers to take grasp of it?...
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172 Comments

75. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Yeah you have been using android for awhile and got used to it, but if you take someone who has no prior knowledge of either is and gave them a android device and wp8 device I'm pretty certain wp8 will be the one they pick up and get used to easier. I'm talking about all versions of Android, its come along way but seeing as android users always boast about how much you can change and how its for the tech savvy you can't sit there and say that know suddenly android is more simple then wp8 If he can't come to grips with wp8 then there not much chance android will be any easier.

96. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I wouldn't say that Android is confusing, and ICS and JB helped A LOT with UX, but it's still based off an older system, so it isn't as intuitive as a modern OS like WP8 (or, as rumors suggest, BB10). Not to say that it's NOT intuitive, just not AS intuitive. Steeper learning curve, but once past that easy to navigate and lots of options and extras that only Symbian and MeeGo can rival for mobile phone OSes. That said, I had a chance to use a Nexus7 for an afternoon last weekend. It was almost painful. Great system, but coming from WP, it was bass-ackwards and took too many steps to do things I'm used to doing without thought. I'll grant that it wasn't my device, so setup for someone else, but it felt like going to C++ when you're used to HTML5, or working on a carbuertored car when used to working with fuel injection, or to using an abacus or slide rule when used to using a calculator. Not bad, just felt inefficient and less user friendly, and, dare I say it, unpleasant in comparison. That said, I borrowed an ipad for about a minute to try to do the same task and gave it right back it was so awful. YMMV.

123. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Not really, i got the Lumia 800 back in March and it makes sense pretty quickly. Android is probably the most confusing/dense UI you'll ever see.

109. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Wow. If you can't figure out the most user-friendly smartphone interface on the planet, how do you expect to figure out Android or IOS?

116. i_hate_my_life

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

u my friend....are just plain dumb :')

15. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Nokia is vicious this year.

16. Raziel14

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I think Nokia provided Lenses: Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, and Panorama to add features to camera, with more available soon...

20. i_hate_my_life

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

CANT WAIT for the 'draw' article: Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

151. vslayer

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

yah .... i think they need a deeper comparison of the two devices exp .messaging in ios and wp, email music,etc. so that the people will know on how ios and WP are diff. from earch other.

25. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The best ever made phone.

27. i_hate_my_life

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

they gave it a 9 becoz they dont want the Lumia 920 to beat their iphone 5 a draw again -_-"

33. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

In this year's phone line up, the only, and I mean ONLY camera module I've seen NOT continuously re-focusing upon movement - any movement even if it is slow and background distance doesn't change - is the one featured in the Galaxy S3 and Note II. Can a camera expert explain how Samsung manages to cut re-focus down and why the otherwise superb iPhone5 and 920 keep blurring up the image every couple of seconds?

37. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well thats lie's mate, there are comparisions between the s3 and 808, iphone etc and the s3 refocus's alot, in some it loses focus for no reason. you trying to say somehow the s3 and note 2 are better in terms of camera is based on nothing your just trying to slate anything that isnt samsung right now sansumg dont excel in the camera department

69. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Well, I watched many Note II sample videos and focus remained rock solid, so before you arrogantly call someone a liar I advice you to check your facts, that's exactly what I did.

102. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well can you share these amazing facts with me then, where the s3 and note 2 are better in camera comparisions to the 920, iphone 5, htc one x, 808 pureview and all other phones from this year which you claim cant keep focus and before you say you didnt say that i refer you to this ''n this year's phone line up, the only, and I mean ONLY camera module I've seen NOT continuously re-focusing upon movement - any movement even if it is slow and background distance doesn't change - is the one featured in the Galaxy S3 and Note II. ''

58. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not sure about that, but the iphone's sensor actually cuts away (crops) a lot of the image being used in its video mode (much like how youtube cuts out the edges for its "camera shake" correction) so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. If I remember right it actually changes the image to like 4MP from the standard 8MP when in software image-stabilization mode. The video from Engadget showing the 5 and 920 side-by-side at Nokia HQ is a good demonstration of this.

34. SK_007

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I am an Android guy no matter what anybody say about it but seriously the credit should be given to any other smartphone(non-android)if it deserves and in my view Lumia 920 is without any doubt that phone infact this is the only phone which can force me to leave Android and try WP8,and after reading this and many other reviews regarding Lumia 920 i am in real trouble in choosing my next smartphone. Thumbs up Nokia!!!

38. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Does anyone know if windows phones have bluetooth and wifi tethering?

42. i_hate_my_life

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

it has

60. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They've had Bluetooth from the get-go, and tethering from 7.5 onwards (I think, might have been NoDo). 8 brings Bluetooth file transfer though, which is new to the platform.

44. EasycapExpertti

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You didn't mention that Nokia Lumia 920 has 3pcs HAAC (High Amplitude Audio Capture ) microphones and so the recorded audio is distortion free also at the loudest music performances and it can record also very low bass sound vs its rivals has nonHAAC mics and so the recorded audio at music concert recordings is mostly distorted and theycan't capture low bass sound.

45. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

I like the phone's build quality, hardware and the fantastic camera. I prefer Android to Windows though. Too bad it runs on Windows platform and not Android.

47. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I feel you bro. but we can all say that Lumia 920 is one beautiful device!

49. EasycapExpertti

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

PhoneArena Stars-> *9* Nokia Lumia 920, iPhone 5, Samsung Note 2, LG Optimus G. *8.7* Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD *8.5* Samsung Ativ, Motorola DROID RAZR HD. *8* HTC 8X, Sony Xperia T. phonearena.com/reviews

139. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

you should also take Note the cons of those who got a score of 9.

51. ajin1989

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Excellent review !! As said they should have added more functions in camera dept or as said in one of the comments, they should have added the third part app as pre installed which will bring all the functionality When this will be released in India ??

61. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Technically not a third-party app (as it's made by Nokia, the OEM), FYI, but yes

65. ajin1989

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ty for the info :)

53. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Love Nokia but the color is a little garish.

55. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Much better than the review from Gizmodo where they gave three starts out of five because it was "just too damn heavy." This was coming from the guy said he had a "pretty huge d**k." Sam Biddle is an iPhone loving little girl.

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