Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Review

The long awaited Windows Phone 8 Nokia smartphone is here. Christened as Nokia Lumia 920, this high-end smartphone brings hope for astounding sales to the once very popular Nokia. Nokia handsets still rule the mobile world at the lower strata but there is hardly any Nokia smartphone that makes real noise at the higher end.

Nokia Lumia 920 brings with it a thousand aspirations for the makers and fans. So, does the Lumia 920 offers some major advancement over the outgoing Lumia 900 or is a slightly tweaked version of the latter? Let us find out in this review.

Nokia Lumia 920 Features

Design

Nokia Lumia 920 inadvertently resembles the outgoing Lumia 900 in terms of design and style. Buyers will have the option to choose from Slate Grey, Sunshine Yellow and Lipstick Red.

Nokia Lumia 920

It also flaunts the same polycarbonate body that Lumia 900 had.

Display

The display, however, has bit of a surprise in store. This smartphone sports a huge enough 4.5-inch display with proprietary PureMotion HD technology. The display renders images in WXGA resolution i.e. 1280×768 pixels. This is a slight improvement over standard HD resolution (1280×720 pixels).

Display

The display gets rid of flickers due to rapid refresh rate. That’s not the end because Nokia Lumia 920 claims to be the brightest of all smartphones currently available in the market. It also sports ClearBlack display filter that minimizes glare via polarization.

Camera

Except for the 41MP resolution lens, cameras of Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView are very much alike. To be precise, the software processing of the two cameras is similar. Nokia Lumia 920 sports an 8MP camera that it claims to be the best so far. The camera has floating lens for autofocus that is held firmly by tiny springs. It also minimizes shaking sound. The camera of Nokia Lumia 920 has F/2.0 aperture. Image stabilization is also on board.

Nokia Lumia 920 camera

Users can take benefits from bunch of effects and additional camera features such as pinch-to-zoom gesture (a part of WP 8 phones), CNN lens and integrated lens such as Bing Vision. The still images open directly on the app. Users can capture a photo by just holding either the home button or the power button.

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Internals

One of the major highlights of Windows Phone 8 operating system is offline maps. Nokia Lumia 920 runs on dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor – the one present in Galaxy SIII. This would grant the users blazing-fast browsing speeds. Applications will also load faster.

Apps

Nokia Lumia 920 has the amazing Tap+Share app that shares over NFC connectivity. Besides, Nokia Lumia 920 features many proprietary apps such as CityView.

Nokia Lumia 920 Price

Just point the phone camera at a particular location and you get a list of cafes, shops, restaurants, etc. located therein.

Connectivity

Standard connectivity features include NFC, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.1 and WiFi channel bonding apart from Qi wireless charging.

Battery Power

The phone is powered by 2000mAh battery that lasts for the whole day over normal usage. Another big advantage of the phone is that it can be charged wirelessly – thanks to the integrated wireless charger. Soon Virgin Atlantic will have dedicated wireless charging stations for Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia Lumia 920 Price

Nokia Lumia 920 will be priced in the range of $680 to $700. 

Conclusion

Although the previous Nokia Lumia 900 presented high-end features and futuristic design, it had some major drawbacks. Nokia Lumia 920 is here to compensate for those drawbacks.

By offering powerful processor and camera, HD display, floating lens and wireless charging Nokia Lumia 920 is in a position to give its competitors good run for money.