Nokia Lumia 920 Review
Nokia has always had some influence on the mobile market, maintained from the period when it was a significant manufacturer of mobile devices. It is known for its reliable, durable and strong phones and now the smartphones it creates continue to be demanded, although they can’t beat the products of Samsung and Apple when it comes to sales. Today we will present your Nokia Lumia 920 – the flagship of Nokia which is here to maintain the reputation of the company and try to steal some of the market shares of the big bosses. Let’s see what it offers.
Nokia Lumia 920 keeps to the traditional design of the Lumia series. In fact, it closely resembles its predecessor – Nokia Lumia 900. There is an improvement, however – the screen over the display is now rounded around the trim and follows the device’s contour. The device is 10.7mm thick (0.42’’) and weighs 185 grams. Its dimensions are 130.3×70.8×10.7 in millimetres and it employs a polycarbonate unibody. One of the advantages of the phone is that it comes in various bright colours – red, white, black, cyan and yellow. The red chassis is a fingerprint magnet, but the cyan and blue ones have matte finish that gets rid of this flaw. The colourful phone surely makes a difference among all the black smartphone devices, some of which look almost the same, no matter the brand.
We already mentioned that Nokia Lumia 920 resembles its predecessor Nokia Lumia 900 in design. The displays, however, are quite different. While the latter sported a 4.3’’ ClearBlack AMOLED display, the former comes with a 4.5’’ PureMotionHD+ display with resolution of 768×1280 pixels and IPS LCD technology. The pixel density is 332 pixels per inch, which is enough to make the screen full of sharp details. The display has quite strong iridescent glow, the viewing angles are superb and the colours are natural and vivid. There are no problems for it to function in outdoor conditions. With its supersensitive technology, Nokia Lumia 920 can even feel our touch through the gloves, so it really has a superb competitive display.
Nokia Lumia 920 sports Windows Phone 8, which is unarguably really good system. It is flexible and provides a lot of customization opportunities, especially with the live tiles and the dynamic start screen. Nokia Lumia 920 is surely the best Windows 8 Phone so far, so if you want to test the system at its best, try its features and functions on this phone. The device has some new features integrated into the operating system and providing a lot of opportunity, thus giving Nokia Lumia 920 some priority to the other Windows Phone devices. Nokia City Lens will help you check the local places that are worth visiting and seeing. Nokia Drive and Maps will satisfy all your needs when it comes to navigation and you can search for particular addresses or get voice-guided directions. Nokia Music is for those keen on constant music listening and provides some free radio stations and access to the music you have purchased from the Music Store. Moreover, it helps you share your favourite song on Facebook or read tweets concerning your favourite artists.
Seeing the specifications dully listed one after another will only tell you that the hardware of the phone is not as new and powerful as that of some other flagships. However, the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor clocked at 1.5GHz and the 1GB of operative memory are more than enough to provide the seamless functioning of the smartphone. The device does not support memory cards, but it comes with 32GB of storage capacity, so it surely will be more than enough for your files and multimedia. The data transfer will be more than fast with the support of 4G LTE. The other traditional connectivity methods are also present – aGPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, mobile hotspot and Near Field Communication. The last feature provides you with the ability to share data with another Windows Phone with NFC by just tapping their backs. All this is supported with the help of a 2000mAh battery (we hope it will be enough!).
Undoubtedly, the best feature of Nokia Lumia 920 is its camera. It depends on the Windows 8 camera software and doesn’t offer panorama, burst shots or other of the modern camera innovations – the flagship just keeps it traditional and simple. It has an 8.7MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and aperture f/2.0. Back-illuminated sensors and dual-LED flash are among its other features. The colours in the images are natural, the details are tolerable and, all in all, the camera doesn’t disappoint us with its performance. It is great for taking lowlight photos thanks to its f/2.0 aperture and image stabilization.
With the announcement of HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro and a few other flagships, we may well transfer Nokia Lumia 920 from the High-end to the average list. However, if you are not a maximalist or a crazy fan of everything new and beasty, the phone will perfectly match you as it provides fabulous mobile experience. The new useful Nokia software, variety of colours, unique PureView camera, and wonderful display are sure to make you proud of the device. We are sure that Nokia will correct some of the flaws in its next device – for example, the phone may be more compact. All in all, the device is worth some consideration and attention as it surely is a good flagship.