While opinions will be opinions, let's be honest. Both of those reviews seemed to be favoring Apple. If you are going to compare every aspect of the phone to the iPhone 5, well yes, it's thicker and heavier. What I don't understand is why girth and weight (we are not talking something the size of the unabridged Merriam Webster dictionary here) seem to be the be all end all of a phone review.
Here is basically what they say about the phone, in a nutshell:
"Compared to the iPhone 5, the Lumia 920 has a better screen (colors, touch response, size), better camera, better charging, and of course NFC (which most reviewers seem to think is a neutral point for some reason). But is is thicker and 50% heavier, therefore it is no good."
When did the thinness and weight of a phone become the standards by which quality is measured? And where were these people when the Droid RAZER launched during the 4S lifecycle. Why wasn't the Droid RAZER automatically promoted king of the hill?
What am I rambling on about? There is bias, and I would say it is perhaps an unintentional OS bias. Reviewers are used to iOS. They have been using it since modern smartphone OS's existed. Change? Change is bad. Change means we have to adapt. We don't want to adapt.
This is coming from a person who has had EVERY SINGLE iPhone since it's inception, with the exception of the iPhone 5. There is only one thing that worries me about the 920, and that is app adoption. Admittedly, with the changes that MS has done to the dev kit, and the slew of more recent apps hitting (or soon to hit) the market, this worry has lessened.
One last thing before my I end my rant; the Nokia Lumia 900 reached EOL WAYYYYYY too soon. Some people will argue that this isn't the case, that MS is still giving them WP 7.8. But app development has all but ceased. IMO the phone shouldn't have been released. That is my only SINGLE gripe about Nokia. Let's hope they learn from their mistakes and don't do something like that again.