| | 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM #1
So today I picked up my Lumia 920 from Rogers (they wouldn't sell me it outright so I had to re-sign my contract), and I must say... this phone is freakin' amazing. The device is extremely smooth, the camera is fantastic (even the front facing camera), and the display is one of the best I've ever seen.
Some things I felt should be noted:
- The Facebook and Twitter applications have received significant speed improvements (you can actually use the Facebook app now)
- Windows Phone 8 is much snappier than 7.5
- The 920 still has that loud vibrate sound that the 900 had
- The screen is very bright, and whites don't look grey
- The phone is heavier than the average smartphone, but it actually compliments the design of the phone and you don't really notice it (I prefer it to be honest)
- In IE10, you can set the default search engine as Google
- You can turn off the extreme screen sensitivity (hasn't posed an issue though)
- LTE speeds are fast- web pages load extremely fast
- Windows Phone 8 brings a lot of new accent colours that are pleasing (really like the Steele grey)
- Volume keys and un/lock key well constructed - no rattle or rocking - better than 900
The more I play around with the device the more I'll post up. Also, the Rogers variant came with headphones (US 900 didn't). Another thing worth mentioning is that there is a slight hiccup/delay when you pull up the setting menu in the camera (nothing new here, same thing that happened on 7.5). It's not really lag, just a slower animation compared to the rest of the phone when the menu pops up.
Overall, this phone is a huge improvement from the 900. The screen is amazing, the phone is fast, and the camera finally competes with the Galaxy series and iPhone line up.
Edit: Another thing worth noting is that for available memory (right out of the box) it says 26 GB (assuming my phone has a capacity of 32GB storage).
One more thing worth noting: You don't have to go through Zune to access photos, media, songs, etc. Even to put songs on your phone, you just plug the phone in and access it like a normal USB flash drive. Love that Microsoft went this route.
If you have any questions about the phone feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.