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    The first full review is up...

    Nokia Lumia 920 Review: | Mobile Phone Reviews

    We Liked:
    Windows Phone 8
    Impressive Design
    Fast Performance
    We Didn't Like:
    Still Few Apps Available for Windows Phone
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    we found that general photographic quality doesn’t quite come up to the standards Apple has achieved with its later iPhones
    This makes me sad :@
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    This makes me sad :@
    I was surprised by that. We know that it does well in low light conditions, but apparently that was still not enough to surpass the iPhone overall.
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    The fact that they call Nokia a 'long time partner' with Microsoft makes me doubtful of anything else they have to say. The review seems rushed and doesn't give much real world feedback. Under battery life they simply talk about the reported battery life. My gut tells me that they maybe received a 920 yesterday and wrote a half review based on a few hours with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    This makes me sad :@
    It's a website that sells laptops.

    Quote Originally Posted by vtective View Post
    I was surprised by that. We know that it does well in low light conditions, but apparently that was still not enough to surpass the iPhone overall.
    Or they are just stupid.
    Last edited by vagrantwade; 10-31-2012 at 01:23 AM.
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    Ah i thought we had somebody like GSMarena, Engadget or The Verge reviewing the phone.

    I hope we see those reviews today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    This makes me sad :@
    That statement sounded like apple fanboy talk. He goes on to say the 920 is one of the best cameras out there. If thats the case why make the apple jab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tissotti View Post
    Ah i thought we had somebody like GSMarena, Engadget or The Verge reviewing the phone.

    I hope we see those reviews today.
    I hope so too. I'm so ready for any review that this one got me excited. It was a good one too. The takeaway:

    "Overall, the Lumia 920 is one of the best phones we’ve reviewed in quite some time."

    But then again, this is coming from a site that is in the business of selling phones, including the Lumia 920.
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    The website is..."DialAPhone".

    I'd rather trust a QVC review.
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    Did anyone see Vlad's "This is my next..." post about the 8X? I hope this quote doesn't indicate the tone of 920 review.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/30/3...ndows-phone-8x

    ".... when I look at the deluge of smartphones flooding my desk, the only one I care to pick up and play with today is the Windows Phone 8X. Not the new iPhone, not the quad-core Galaxy Note... not even Nokia's Lumia 920, which is almost trying too hard with its laundry list of extras and enhancements."
    Too many extras? Never thought that to be a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    It's a website that sells phones.



    Or they are just stupid.
    I think there's more to this than just that. I wasn't particularly impressed with pics taken using Lumia 920 in Ben Rudolph's skydrive.

    1) https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...046.jpg?psid=1
    2) https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...046.jpg?psid=1

    If you see them in full size, they are super grainy. Sure, they are taken indoor. But here's one taken outdoors:

    https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...008.jpg?psid=1

    Here's a link to his skydrive pics - https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=56d6a...D18C0AB2%21644
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    Quote Originally Posted by ace182 View Post
    That statement sounded like apple fanboy talk. He goes on to say the 920 is one of the best cameras out there. If thats the case why make the apple jab.
    "One of the best" doesn't cut it for me. Only reason I'm planning to switch to WP8/Lumia 920 from iPhone 4s is the camera of Lumia 920. So if that makes me a fanboy, then I'm one. But I'm just disappointed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    "One of the best" doesn't cut it for me. Only reason I'm planning to switch to WP8/Lumia 920 from iPhone 4s is the camera of Lumia 920. So if that makes me a fanboy, then I'm one. But I'm just disappointed!
    Sorry, I didnt mean to quote you in the last post, I was trying to quote your quote. lol
    I hear you on the camera end of it, all I was saying is everything else we have seen says the 920 blows away all other phone cams, this is the only guy saying that it dosnt. He just comes off as a fan boy stating how great the 920's camera is but has to make sure we know that iphone is still better, but he has nothing supporting that. He already stated that the 920 is far supperior in low light but matches the other phones out there in overall pics. To me that would put a win in the 920. Its one of the top cameras out there but dose much better low light photos. Sounds to me like it is a better overall choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    I think there's more to this than just that. I wasn't particularly impressed with pics taken using Lumia 920 in Ben Rudolph's skydrive.

    1) https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...046.jpg?psid=1
    2) https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...046.jpg?psid=1

    If you see them in full size, they are super grainy. Sure, they are taken indoor. But here's one taken outdoors:

    https://public.bay.livefilestore.com...008.jpg?psid=1

    Here's a link to his skydrive pics - https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=56d6a...D18C0AB2%21644
    Without comparison shots of the iPhone 5, that is meaningless.
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    The camera does not surpass the iPhone's?

    The second I read that, I stopped reading the review.

    That is one thing I KNOW THE LUMIA DOES. The low-light and not-so-low-light, AND the video, are WORLDS APART. The iPhone 5 looks like a DVD and the Lumia looks like a 1080p Blu-Ray.

    So that is a gigantic lie.

    Im desperately waiting for The Verge's review of the 920. Or Engadget's at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylifo View Post
    "One of the best" doesn't cut it for me. Only reason I'm planning to switch to WP8/Lumia 920 from iPhone 4s is the camera of Lumia 920. So if that makes me a fanboy, then I'm one. But I'm just disappointed!
    I'm in the exact same boat. Having owned an iPod Touch 2nd gen, a 3GS, an iPhone 4 and then a 4S. All of them from release date.

    Let's wait to have some trusted reviewers do their job on the 920. I seriously do not trust that crappy webpage saying that the camera is not as good as the iPhone's.

    I HAVE SEEN the pictures. Not only low-light, but also in not-so-low-light and the video the Lumia wins by FAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtective View Post
    I was surprised by that. We know that it does well in low light conditions, but apparently that was still not enough to surpass the iPhone overall.
    I'm also surprised, seeing that Apple never really had good cameras to begin with, how did they suddenly become something that sets a standard in that sense?
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    Pictures here for the Rogers Lumia 920 I just bought!

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post1729408
    Nokia Lumia 920 | Rogers Wireless Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    Without comparison shots of the iPhone 5, that is meaningless.
    Yeah that makes sense. Can't wait to see comparison pictures in sunny & overcast conditions.
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    The review seems fair to me (though based on a few hours of use, as others have pointed out). I think they're probably right about the iphone camera being better under some circumstances. From other comparison's I've seen, the lumia 920 is significantly better under very low light and/or shaky conditions, but in a straight shoot-out under good lighting, the iphone just pips it.
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    There is no video, no data figures, no proper screenshots or photos.

    It looks like someone has extrapolated what they already know about the phone - and made judgements from there - just so they can say they are the first to review.

    There is still an embargo on reviews for the device (understandable they want to stagger the reviews of WP8 devices) and until the likes of Engadget, The Verge and WPCENTRAL release a review - I would take what this little known site has said with a pinch of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtective View Post
    Did anyone see Vlad's "This is my next..." post about the 8X? I hope this quote doesn't indicate the tone of 920 review.

    This is my next: the HTC Windows Phone 8X | The Verge



    Too many extras? Never thought that to be a bad thing.
    Although I do read most of my tech articles on The Verge, some of the opinions are a little..erm..down to opinion and can be considered backwards.

    Although I can understand where he's coming from (Example, look how HTC Sense on Android got dwarfed and laggy), the extras can become something which makes the phone industry leading. It's down to opinion really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Calot View Post
    The camera does not surpass the iPhone's?

    The second I read that, I stopped reading the review.

    That is one thing I KNOW THE LUMIA DOES. The low-light and not-so-low-light, AND the video, are WORLDS APART. The iPhone 5 looks like a DVD and the Lumia looks like a 1080p Blu-Ray.

    So that is a gigantic lie.

    Im desperately waiting for The Verge's review of the 920. Or Engadget's at least.
    TheVerge don't seem to like Windows Phone full stop. They base the value of eco system on the amount of applications which is beyond daft!.

    In relation to the camera. Surely its down to more than just a shoot out. Example, flash focus, macro, etc?
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    That "review" was pretty lackluster :dry
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerUk View Post
    TheVerge don't seem to like Windows Phone full stop. They base the value of eco system on the amount of applications which is beyond daft!.
    I don't think that characterization is fair at all. In fact, Vlad Savov just released a "This Is My Next" piece on the 8X and WP8 today. if you're familiar with The Verge, you know that this is the equivalent of making sweet, sloppy, indecent love to the featured device.




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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    Without comparison shots of the iPhone 5, that is meaningless.
    Agreed. In order to truly judge which is better, you need to see photos of the same scene with the same lighting conditions taken with both devices from the same spot.


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