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Nokia Lumia 920

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    Ian2

    Nice user guide available for download by all - great way of checking out features of this awesome phone before purchasing.

    http://websurfaces.co.uk/2012/11/11/nokia-lumia-920-user-guide/

    or just dive straight in:

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    JohnAskew

    I'm actually favoring the HTC for its superior sound chip. They do have the same cpu...

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    PaoloM

    But the 920 has the same aspect ratio as WP7.x and wireless charging and NFC... not terribly different, but if that's important to you...

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    MasterPi

    @PaoloM: +1

    ...and Nokia apps and sound schemes, as well as a better camera (let's not forget the free wireless charger with the current AT&T promotion).

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    Ian2
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    BitFlipper

    I have to say I don't get some of the Lumia 920 reviews that went on and on about how heavy the phone is. One even said you can't hold the phone in one hand for any length of time.

    I can't even tell the difference between it and the Lumia 900. Plus with the (practically) required case on the iPhone 5, it is often just as heavy. The Lumia 920 will be the 1st phone I'm not going to even bother putting in a case or put a screen protector on. I feel its build quality is good enough to not require it.

    Anyway, great phone. It feels very slick compared to the Lumia 900.

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    wkempf

    , BitFlipper wrote

    I have to say I don't get some of the Lumia 920 reviews that went on and on about how heavy the phone is. One even said you can't hold the phone in one hand for any length of time.

    I can't even tell the difference between it and the Lumia 900. Plus with the (practically) required case on the iPhone 5, it is often just as heavy. The Lumia 920 will be the 1st phone I'm not going to even bother putting in a case or put a screen protector on. I feel its build quality is good enough to not require it.

    Anyway, great phone. It feels very slick compared to the Lumia 900.

    Can't hold the phone for any length of time? Is he an invalid? The 920 weighs less than your typical eReader, and no one complains you can't hold those for hours on end one handed. In fact, some phones are too light, making far more likely you'll drop the device. I get having a preference/bias for some weight, but anyone that claims you can't hold any of these devices for any length of time needs to be laughed at publicly.

    What do you mean by "it feels slick"? That word has multiple meanings, some of which wouldn't actually be considered complimentary.

    I found it a little hard to choose between the 920 and the 8X, which I think is a really good problem to have. Two phones of this quality in the WP ecosystem is really a rather exciting change. I chose the 920 (shipping, so I don't have much practical experience yet) for a few reasons. I'd say the camera was one, but the reviews seem to indicate the 8X does nearly as well, and in some cases actually does better, making that a difficult reason to choose it. I chose the 920 because of the Nokia apps and the larger storage capacity (though I'm still bummed they didn't include an SD slot). Really, the apps are a big deal. Especially Nokia drive.

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    BitFlipper

    @wkempf: "Slick" as in the OS is super smooth, even compared to the Lumia 900. The hardware is also more "slick" because it looks smoother with the slightly curved glass. And yes it literally feels smoother which can be a disadvantage, but it's not to the point that it is slippery.

    I'm not putting a screen protector on this time, so maybe that is part of what I'm experiencing as the screen is much smoother without a screen protector.

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    magicalclick

    @wkempf:

    the claim is valid when he gets a boring color model and inclined to install a bulky heavy case over a 920 instead of getting a Cyan model.

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    wkempf

    @magicalclick: Still not valid. Cases don't add that much weight. You can claim it feels heavy, and you don't like it, but claiming you can't "hold it for any length of time" is simply hogwash and hyperbole at its worst. It's this crap that makes it hard to read professional reviews. I've read user reviews that tend towards exageration as well, but in general it's the professional reviews that are pretty worthless. Unfortunately, in the early days the professional reviews are all you have to go by.

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    magicalclick

    @wkempf:

    It is possible he installed a 1KG gold case, you never know.

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    kidfou

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    Charles

    I ordered the 920 (and I was very close to getting the 8X...). The 920 does have an audio equalizer (something WP7 devices didn't have..., but I hear you about Beats Audio. I listen to music much more than I take pictures. I hope I made the right decision... Can somebody with a 920 let me know how the audio fares???)
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    PS: I ordered the Yellow 920.

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    ryanb

    If Verizon had the 920 I probably would have ordered one by now.  I'm not willing to move to AT&T, so it looks like I will probably be getting the 8X.

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    Richard.Hein

    @Charles: I haven't even tried mine with headphones yet ... odd ... the volume of the speakers on the 920 and the Surface are both way too low for me.  Not sure if I'm old and going deaf, or if it's really bad.  They are basically useless unless you have complete silence, IMO.  I plug mine into an external portable amp to listen to stuff in the shower. Smiley

    I like the yellow model ... good choice.  It stands out nicely, easy to find. Smiley 

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    BitFlipper

    , Charles wrote

    I ordered the 920 (and I was very close to getting the 8X...). The 920 does have an audio equalizer (something WP7 devices didn't have..., but I hear you about Beats Audio. I listen to music much more than I take pictures. I hope I made the right decision... Can somebody with a 920 let me know how the audio fares???)
    C
    PS: I ordered the Yellow 920.

    The audio on the Lumia 920 is pretty good. However there are some minor issues with it. Here are some points:

    • Sound is very clear, better than Lumia 900.
    • Equalizer sounds fine. However it is a bit fiddly to adjust the levels of each band. As soon as you lift your finger, they seem to jump a little bit up/down from where you want them. I did turn off the sensitive screen but it didn't help. It's not a big issue but a little annoying.
    • There seems to be some sort of "widening" done on the audio, which is a bit excessive in my book. This is a very common technique to expand the stereo image (in fact many years ago I wrote an audio plugin for SAWStudio that did just that, it's a simple math formula to expand the audio image). I wish there was a way to turn it off.
    • Not loud enough, but most phones seem to suffer from this. Different headphones could help here, especially if they are wireless where they have their own amplifier. Also, the trick where you increase the level of all bands in the equalizer to increase overall level doesn't work here because the overall level is reduced as you increase band levels, effectively having no effect on the final output level.

    Don't get me wrong, it sounds great and I don't think you will be disappointed. Those are all minor issues really. Most people would be more than fine with the sound.

     

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    MasterPi

    Just wanted to say that battery life is amazing. I'm going almost 3 days since my last charge with my start screen full with live tiles, occasional FB notifications, texting, and calling. I'm sure if I use Maps or play games/music...then battery life will drain much faster (a little more than a day?). But for basic use, I'm definitely impressed by the 920's battery.

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