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Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 Review: Windows Phone 8 with Special Features

Nokia Lumia 920 is another Windows 8 based smartphone that has gained some attention because of this latest version of OS. The phone has been unveiled in New York and Finland along with its sibling Nokia Lumia 820. Read the Nokia Lumia 920 review to know about its specs, features, price and much more.

Nokia has entered the smartphone market with its new Lumia series that got a hit. The manufacturer is also able to launch its Asha phones that are sold in good amount for low budget consumers. It is a next generation smartphone that competes with Lumia 920 and goes ahead of the original Lumia 900 model. Some of the serious improvements have been found on this device in terms of components.

Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Nokia Lumia 920 Design and Display :

This smartphone looks almost similar to the physical design carries by Lumia 900. This time, this device come in unique and impressive color – Sunshine Yellow, but the manufacturer also offers Slate Grey and Lipstick Red colors for its enthusiasts. The body gets most of the polycarbonate work which remains unchanged, but the screen has been improved which now sports 4.5 inches of Nokia PureMotion HD Plus display with WXGA 1280 by 768 pixels resolution. Also the screen carries fast refresh rate that eliminate the chances of flickers. The manufacturer claims that this device is brighter as compared to its rivals.

One good thing that is worth flaunting is its ClearBlack display filter that deploys polarization to reduce the glare impact. The screen offers good amount of views in outdoor, no matter whether you are using it in desert or sunny beach.

The phone gets smooth edges that go well on the unibody design. There is a 3.5 mm headset jack at the top of the body and at the bottom of the screen is a three touch sensitive buttons for back, menu and search. The right side of the phone includes three buttons including the volume rocker at the top. The back looks simple and elegant with the presence of only camera lens and autofocus.

The phone measures 130.3 mm high, 70.8 mm long and 10.7 mm wide in dimensions. It weighs 185 grams. The display features 16M colors and comes with IPS TFT Capacitive touchscreen.

Nokia Lumia 920 Grey

Nokia Lumia 920 Processor :

The best thing that brings this phone in limelight is its Windows Phone 8 setup. This is a fresh operating system that Nokia has integrated in some of its Lumia series. The Lumia 920 gets dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor that makes it a high-end smartphone in the market. In fact, the phone is capable enough to give tough competition to its rivals such as HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3. The phone has already received LTE network with this chipset and no wonder you can expect this phone to give faster response in data access. Still, its 1.5 GHz Krait dual core processor with 1 GB Ram is something inspiring.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 Camera :

The phone flaunts its PureView features which we have already seen in Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 920. Just the only difference was that its 41 megapixel lens. This smartphone is equipped with 8 megapixel primary camera that claims to be the best in the market. It has floating lens, autofocus and LED flash support. However, the only concern is the less impressive Carl Zeiss optics offered with Lumia 900 camera.

920 includes F/2.0 aperture, image stabilization and image steady capabilities. All in all, we do have to consider that Nokia still has to go long way to compete Samsung and Apple in camera capabilities. This camera of Lumia 920 is also equipped with pinch and zoom, options for len selections like Bing Vision, CNN lens (will be available later this year via an app). This application will offer viewfinder and fast ways to put any kind of effects. This effect is great and users don’t have to delve into individual app. Once you take a snap, you can then open the pic in app and enjoy the effects.

Apart from the primary 8 MP camera, the phone also flaunts its 1 MP secondary camera which is used for video calling. The camera comes with PureView Technology.

Nokia Lumia 920 Price

Nokia Lumia 920 Multimedia :

The camera gets standard digital camera capabilities and optical image stabilization. It can record 1080p HD videos at 30 fps. The device is ideal for listening various formats of music files such as eAAC+, MP3 and WMA.

Nokia Lumia 920 Connectivity :

The phone runs on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. It connects to internet with the help of GPRS, 3G, EDGE, and Wi-Fi supports. The phone also offers NFC support. Bluetooth 3.1, microUSB 2.0 with USB on-the-go and 3.5 mm headset jack are some of the connectivity options that the phone offers. GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS are also available.

Nokia Lumia 920 Features

Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Integration :

Nokia has equipped its flagship cellphone with Windows Phone 8 OS that comes with some of the new and interesting features. This includes offline maps for which you don’t need to have an internet connection.

Lumia 920 Battery and wireless charging :

One of the greatest features that Nokia has incorporated is the built-in wireless charging. So you can get rid of carrying charger or USB to charge the phone when the battery is flushed sooner.   The wireless charger uses Qi standard to charge it without any wire. The maker has tied up with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Virgin Atlantic for placing wireless charging stations.

The Lumia 920 boasts a powerful 2,000 mAh battery that gives a run throughout the day in average use.  Nokia claims that its battery gives 17 hours of talk time backup in 2G and 10 hours in 3G.

Nokia Lumia 920 Battery

Nokia Lumia 920 Memory :

Apart from the 1 GB RAM, the phone gets 32 GB internal memory which is more than enough to save plenty of movies, data and other files. With this, the phone offers 7 GB cloud storage through Skydrive.

Nokia Lumia 920 Software :

The phone has NFC support, Tap+Share and taking screenshots by holding home and power buttons together. With the help of advanced camera, users can directly point the camera lens to see the names of shops, cafes, restaurants and much more. The software also allows you to call a business or navigate.

Nokia Lumia 920 Specs

Lumia 920 Price and Availability :

Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone will be released by the end of this year. The pricing is yet to announce, but not longer you will have to wait to get this phone in your hand.

Verdict :

There are several reasons that lures to buy this phone, but more than the requirements matter. The phone gets good processor, OS and camera which fulfill most of the requirements. Soft touch, good design, floating lens, and wireless charging are some new features that can draw many owners. However, there are flaws such as less than HD screen and high quality camera like Apple and Samsung.

If you are planning to buy Nokia phones then the Lumia 920 is a good option and comes with some promising features.

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