Nokia has brought the launch of Windows Phone 8 with its Lumia 920 which is a new top model in the race of smartphones, which has to compete against trendy smartphones like the iPhone 5 and all sorts of high-end devices from the Android world. We have the Nokia Lumia 920 viewed closer and test if it is up to the competition.
About a week ago Microsoft announced the launch of its latest mobile operating system Windows Phone 8th. Nokia has now officially begun selling its new smartphone flagship Lumia 920
With dimensions of approximately 13 cm x 7.1 cm x1.1 cm, the Lumia 920 is compared to its Windows Phone 7’s predecessor somewhat taller and thinner. Also in terms of weight, the latest Windows Phone from Nokia has further grown. With 160 grams of the previous Lumia 900 was not a lightweight, but the Lumia 920 Nokia grabs again on top of it and makes it 25 grams with a weight of 185 grams and a good bit heavier than the competition from HTC.
The mono-block case of the Lumia 920 is as usual made from poly-carbonate plastic and keeps the angular design of its predecessor with a largely similarity. Thanks to a slightly rounded back, it is somewhat better to hold in the hand than the Lumia 900. The side buttons Nokia Lumia 920 has somewhat redesigned and slightly shifted in position. Also, the camera and flash on the back of the smartphone walk a little way down. The micro-USB port for charging the device makes the new Lumia as the largest set and is now to be found at the bottom of the smartphone.
The highlight of the Lumia 920 is its new display, which bears the name of Pure Motion HD +. Unlike Lumia 900, which is equipped with an AMOLED display, IPS LCD display is used in Nokia’s new flagship Lumia 920. It offers a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels and is equipped with its 4.5 inches grown by 0.2 inches. The pixel density is 332 ppi, beating even just the retina display of the iPhone 5. The display is even a tad brighter, sharper and more colorful than the Apple iPhone and can be among the best displays on the market. It is currently only surpassed by HTC Windows Phone 8X. Screen of Nokia Lumia 920 has also somewhat better fitted into the plastic housing, and eliminates the slight unevenness between the housing and display.
The touch screen of the Lumia 920 is extremely sensitive. Turning the high sensitivity, it can also operate with a fingernail and even responds to finger touches when wearing gloves. The luminescence of the display counts with a value of 600 cd / m² to the top class. Thus the display still remains legible in sunlight. Thanks to the automatic brightness regulation which adapts perfectly to the ambient lighting conditions. Gorilla glass makes the display like with the Lumia 900 resistant and protects it from scratches.
Inside the Lumia 920, it has powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4-plus dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and an Adreno 225 graphics chip-set. With 1 GB RAM of Nokia’s Windows Phone, it also provides as much RAM as the competition from HTC. Why Nokia on its first Windows Phone-8-unit still relies on a quad-core processor is due to Microsoft’s hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8, which allow apparently no processors with four cores. Until then, however, also makes the dual-core chip for enough power to play HD videos without stuttering or to gamble graphically complex games. For video clips or games, the Lumia 920 32 GB of memory. Expand allows this, however. The memory card is full, songs, videos & Co. will be outsourced to the emergency still in Microsoft’s cloud service SkyDrive. Smartphone owners automatically get 7 GB of cloud storage provided.
OS and Apps: Exclusive Apps from the house of Nokia
Nokia has used of course Microsoft’s current operating system, Windows Phone 8 which comes with all its features like the new Live Tiles, the file transfer NFC tap-to-end, a digital wallet, a children’s corner, full versions of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and a cloud sync. In addition to the stock Windows Phone 8 Applications Nokia has beefed up the Lumia 920 with some own applications. When on board, for example, Nokia’s mobile phone navigation Drive, the music streaming service Nokia Mix Radio and the augmented reality guide City Lens.
Camera With PureView Technology
The Lumia 920 has 8.7-megapixel camera at the back with a with a Carl Zeiss lens and camera technology Nokia Pure View, which in combination with the large f/2.0 aperture and an optical image stabilizer to capture real images, especially in low light conditions must favor. In practice, the images are actually slightly sharper. Even if the colors were not depicted in a lifelike one hundred percent, the image quality is really good. Nokia’s camera application also has functions such as geo-tagging and automatic and manual white balance in the program and allows you to set the aspect ratio or ISO.
Something more options could not hurt though. A panorama mode, the camera software miss, for example. In addition to a lens on the back of the Lumia 920 also has a 1-megapixel front camera with a resolution of 1280 by 960 pixels. So that you can indeed to shoot no grandiose pictures, but for self-portraits and video chats sufficient quality. Lumia 920 then rotates the video with an HD 1080p resolution at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Here the user of the optical image stabilizer to property is provided.
Communication is via all channels have to offer current top smartphones. In addition to GSM and UMTS with data turbo HSDPA with up to 42.2 Mbit / s, the Lumia 920 also supports the LTE technology, as opposed to the iPhone 5 but with significantly more frequencies (700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz). This is not only the LTE network of Telecom which will be usable, but also the supply of Vodafone or O2. In addition, Bluetooth, WLAN and NFC short-range radio are provided on board.
The Lumia 920 has a permanently installed battery with a capacity of 2000 mAh. Thus, users can call up-to nine hours, 52 hours listening to music or five hours to watch videos. In standby mode, the battery should hold around 13.3 days. To charge the battery of the Lumia 920, now you don’t need to plug it in to the charger, but you can charge the batter without wires by the induction charging feature provided by Nokia. To charge the battery, simply place the phone on a pallet or a charging pad.
The desktop charger is also not included and must be purchased separately. It would costs around 70 USD.
Specifications Of Nokia Lumia 920
- 4.5 inch Pure Motion HD + display, WXGA (1280×768) IPS LCD
- Windows Phone 8
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
- 1GB RAM
- 32 GB flash memory
- Microsoft Skydrive storage: 7GB
- 8.7 MP-Pure View camera with optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics, f/2.0, 1/3 “, Power LED flash
- Front camera 1.2 Mpix f/2.4
- Video Recording Full HD 1080p @ 30fps
- Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
- NFC Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hhotspot, Bluetooth 3.1,
- A-GPS/GLONASS, microUSB, 3.5 mm
- 2,000 mAh Battery
- 130.0 x 70.8 mm, 10.7 mm
Price Of Nokia Lumia 920
Recommended retail price of the Lumia 920 is around 450$ without a contract. The network deals start at around 450 $. The launched Nokia 920 are available in yellow, red, white and black color.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is overall a good all-round smartphone that meets all the aspects of a good smartphone but not for everyone due to its size and weight flavor. A great camera, a very good display and a wide support LTE technology are definitely pluses. In addition Lumia 920 brings two new features that no other device has to offer the competition: a sensitive touch screen that can even be operated with gloves, and the ability to charge your phone wireless via induction. One drawback could not represent the expandable memory.