When Nokia combined with Microsoft, the tech world saw it with confusion. Casting away all confusions, Nokia bangs with its Windows smart phone Lumia 920. Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft clicked. With a lengthy spec sheet with numerous features, Nokia Lumia 920 stands unique. Nokia Lumia 920 was announced on September 5, 2012, and was first released on November 2, 2012. It has been rightly rated as the most innovative smartphone. The design, display, features and all characteristics of Nokia Lumia 920 have conquered the minds of consumers to a good extend.
Here follows the main features of Nokia Lumia 920:
The phone's body is CNC – machined (i.e. Computer Numerical Control), each device is made from a single polycarbonate block. The result is a super shining body with no seaming or cuts. Another added advantage of polycarbonate block is that it will give the phone long lasting colour. Even if you scoop up a good amount of the body, the underneath part will be as shiny as the rest of the part. That shows how long the phone's colour will last. The Lumia series have come in various bright colours. The curved display, which was cut off in Lumia 900, is again brought back in Lumia 920. Near to the camera lens, Lumia 920 has metal plate with ceramic zirconium, the hardest ceramic commercially available, to make it scratch-free and water resistant.
The phone has 4.5 inches IPS (In-plane -switching) screen, which Nokia calls as PureMotion HD plus display. The display has a resolution of 1280×768 pixels.15:9 ratio that neatly scales the old WP 7.5 apps in right proportion edge-to-edge. The Lumia 920 has a pixel density of 332 ppi, which was for apple iPhone 325. Owing much to the high 60 Hz refresh rate, anything that the screen displays appears better. As it is supported by IPS panels, the screen offers wide viewing angles. Nokia's claim about its super sensitive screen was not at all an exaggeration. The touch screen would work with fingernails, gloves, keys and pens. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2.
CPU and Performance
This Windows phone performs better with its multi-cored processor. It uses Snapdragon S4. It has 1GB RAM and has 32GB internal storage capacity with 7GB cloud storage. It has no card slot. So, the memory can’t be extended with memory cards.
Nokia Lumia operates with windows 8, which makes the users a bit desperate with its sometimes clumsy performance.
The Lumia 920 has an 8.7 Mega pixel camera with optical image stabilization for still pictures and videos. Ratings show that this is not the one of the fastest cameras, but of course it is one of the best with numerous applications along with it. An application called Smart Shot allows you to take multiple shots at a time and then giving a chance to choose the best that you want. There is an option which makes you able to delete a stranger who accidentally stepped into your frame. The Lumia 920 is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. Unlike most cellphone cameras, Lumia's camera gives you an option to take pictures even with low light. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) allows a longer shutter duration which enables you to take clear shots despite your shaky hands.
Internet and connectivity
Nokia Lumia has NFC, Blue tooth 3.1, Wi-Fi with hotspot support and GPS with offline navigation.
The phone has a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery. Reports says that it couldn't last as long as the company claims. Not spectacular, but better than the GALAXY SIII's 5 hours and 30 minutes. The main attraction of Lumia 920 is its fatboy pillow-the charging pad. The fatboy pillow works as advertised — just place the Lumia 920 on it, and see your phone taking a power nap, making charging very convenient.
One of the unique specifications of Nokia Lumia 920 is its 'Kid's Corner'. It allows you to create a separate home screen with restricted applications exclusively for children. With this same application, you can show off your new brand phone to others, without giving them any chance to peep into your personal files or picture folders.
It can't be termed as a budget phone with its price tag bearing nearly 38,000/- Indian Rupees. But, keeping in mind the special features and applications available in Nokia Lumia 920, it is one of the best phones you could buy with all these features.
As per the first hand experience of the users, this is one of the best phones you can avail, if you have a passion for photography. Its numerous applications related to photography, animation, Microsoft Office suit which allows you to download plenty of applications (nearly 1,25,000 applications) from their store, all are advantages of Nokia Lumia 920.
Unexceptionally good camera
Scratch free, water resistant lens
OS sluggish at times
Average battery life
Nokia bangs with Lumia 920
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