- 11-01-2012, 12:53 PM #1
Nokia Lumia 920 review - Pocket-lint
It's heavy, like really heavy...That's the first thing you'll notice from the Nokia Lumia 920 and the first thing everyone we've given it to hold has immediately said to us. Asked to describe the phone in one word, it's not good. We've had "brick" we've had "weighty", we've had "chocolate bar" we've even had "tombstone
This is a phone that is so heavy you won't want to use it with just one hand. It's uncomfortable to hold for any length of time and in a world where phones are getting lighter and lighter, we're amazed Nokia believes it can get away with it.".Stunning. That's probably the best word to use when describing the Lumia 920's PureView camera, especially when looking at low-light shots - something the Lumia 920 specialises in.
In a series of tests against the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Nokia Lumia 920 out-performs other phones every time, giving you shots you can use with little noise.
It really is the equivalent of night and day. It's not perfect of course, but we are amazed just how well the camera phone performed. If low-light shooting is your thing, this is the phone to get - we can't stress that enough.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the best smartphone for taking pictures in low light. It features one of the best smartphone experiences when it comes to the core software. Rooms, Maps, People Hub, Kids Corner, and customisable Lock Screens all make this a cracking phone.
The 920 also has one of the best displays in the industry. Images are vivid and you can use it with your gloves on.
It's is so heavy it will hamper you wanting to use it single-handed. It's so big and slab-like that it carries little kudos or cool factor. No-one we've shown it too liked the look or design of the phone.
This isn't an iPhone or Android killer, and given the choice over this or the HTC 8X we would have to pick HTC.
We had high hopes for the 920, and while individual elements are great, we have come away bitterly disappointed with the overall package.
- 11-01-2012, 12:57 PM #3
I was able to pick up a dummy phone in my local shop and I'm not sure if its because it was a dummy phone and not the right weight or whatever, but the 920 really wasn't as heavy as I thought it'd be.
- 11-01-2012, 01:03 PM #4
So basically, they took one whole point off because of the weight? Lol.
I wanted to see more picture comparisons rather than just taking their word for it.Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 11-01-2012, 01:06 PM #6
It depends on the people. Everyone I've personally talked to who has had hands on with the thing (includes myself without actually talking to myself) certainly do not find the weight "too much to be held with one hand for any period of time". In fact, most of said people liked the weight or were fairly neutral about it.
I guess these people dont even lift! (neither do I :D)
- 11-01-2012, 01:16 PM #10
But instead, I've heard half the people say 185g, that's too heavy (though many probably haven't held the device).
And the other half who has held the device says, I don't really notice it. It feels the same as a Lumia 900.
So I'm reserving judgement until I hold one myself.Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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- 11-01-2012, 01:37 PM #13
But for Lumia 920, they praised everything. Only negative they said was "Bulky in multiple words" and given 3 stars. Which is ridiculous.
Their galaxy Note 2 review: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review - Pocket-lint
Comparison between Lumia 920 and Note 2 specs: Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 - GSMArena.com
Now, can you see what they did there? ;)
- 11-01-2012, 01:39 PM #14
That was a terrible verdict. Everything is great....except it is heavy. Grow a pair, man up, and learn to hold 185g.Current Phone: Nokia Lumia 920
Past Phones: iPhone 4, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Focus, Samsung Focus Flash, Nokia Lumia 900, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4
Tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro, Nexus 7
- 11-01-2012, 01:51 PM #19
- 11-01-2012, 01:56 PM #21
I find the weight issue to be ridiculous. I've been rocking an HTC Arrive since it launched almost two years ago. It's 184 grams. The 920 is 185 with a vastly larger and wider screen, and it's 4-5 mm thinner.
I find it quite pocketable, but have long wished for a better screen and thinner, wider profile. The 920 is it.
- 11-01-2012, 02:01 PM #23
No matter it's pocketable or not. But it weighs the same. That means if lumia 920 is heavy the note 2 is also heavy, no matter it's 1 mm thin. Because thinness cannot reduce anything from the 185g.
Moreover I didn't say Lumia is thin or not bulky. But what I say is, this will happen when classical fanboys reviewing a product.
They will forgot everything and search every possibility to find the minus from the product, when they review a product from competition, like here they could only find the heaviness in this case to cost two stars. But they will find every possible way to hide the negative points, when reviewing their beloved brand products, like what happened when they reviewed the Note 2. This is untreatable, because we are human after all. We have our own taste and love. Reviewers aren't exempt from this.
This is reality anyway. ;)