Nokia Lumia 920 Price and Specs – Best Windows Phone 8 in 2014?
Nokia Lumia 920: Power, performance, and features galore.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is not for the faint of heart. It is big, bulky, and bold, with a feature set to match, making it one of the best Windows based phones on the market. While it won’t slip easily into your pocket like the iPhone, the Lumia 920 nevertheless has a lot to offer, and considering the fact that it is free with an AT&T contract, you truly have nothing to lose by getting one. Here is a quick rundown of this fantastic smartphone.
This phone is a big boy, weighing in at 6.5 ounces, and a thickness of 0.4 inches. Available in red, yellow, cyan, black, and white, the Lumia 920 has distinct squared edges and a curved back, which gives it a nice but hefty feel in your hand. Some of the colors are quite slippery, however, making it hard to hold in certain cases. The 4.5 inch display features 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, and the display is quite good – bright, colorful, and easy to view even at extreme angles. Even better, you can actually operate this touchscreen using gloves, which is a big plus if you live in a cold climate.
Performance & Operating System
The dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is fast and smooth, and the phone does not feel laggy at all. It runs on the nice new Windows Phone 8 OS, which features Office 2013, live tiles, Kids’ Corner, and more. The Windows Phone 8 OS lacks navigation and panoramic camera mode, but Nokia has added those features to fill in the gaps. In fact, the Nokia Drive navigation is one of the best on the smartphone market. Other Nokia extras include Nokia City Lens, Nokia Music, and more.
Nokia has some serious bragging rights in the camera department due to its fancified Carl Zeiss optics, spring stabilizers, and PureView sensor. The 8.7 megapixel rear camera takes fantastic photographs with excellent color and crispness. The front 1-megapixel camera is good for taking selfies and video chatting, although it is not spectacular. There are fewer settings with this camera than you might expect, but it is still a really good performer.
Battery & Storage
The 2000 mAh battery is not user accessible, but it does have a very nice talk time of 9 hours. In addition, this battery can be charged wirelessly, using a charging pad – great for quick charging without worrying about plugging in. A plug in charger is still more efficient, but it may be less convenient. The storage capacity of the Lumia 920 is quite impressive, with 32 GB built into the device. You will also get 7 GB of free Cloud storage with purchase.
All in all, the Nokia Lumia 920 is an awesome, especially considering the fact that it is free with a contract. Users will love the camera, the wireless charging, and the ability to operate it with gloves, provided they can get past the bulkiness and heft of this mammoth sized device.