- 11-01-2012, 01:53 PM #1
Nokia Lumia 920 review - Pocket-lintIt'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, 01:54 PM #2
Now for my opinion: In the review there's good pictures comparisons and in they also review some of the extras that make the 920 important. Glove usage, wireless charging and exclusive apps.
- 11-01-2012, 01:57 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, 02:06 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, 02:12 PM #8
I needed a laugh. :lol:
I totally understand if some people don't like the weight. But dang, they went overboard. Subtracting a whole point?
I don't know if they realize that most toddlers are able to handle this with no problem.
- 11-01-2012, 02:16 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.
- 11-01-2012, 02:37 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, 02:42 PM #15
Key thing is it weighs the same as the 920 and has a way bigger screen. The 920 and 8x have a lot of extra unused space. That isn't debatable at all. Overall they have a decent 920 review.
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- 11-01-2012, 02:56 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, 03:01 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. ;)