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    CNET in its review went so far as to say that you can't put it in your jeans front pocket comfortably. What are the other reviews saying about the size and the weight of this phone?
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    It seems that bulky and heavy are subjective in terms of cell phones. I need to see the phones in person to decide.

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    I like the size. I can't wait. Thickness wise it's thinner than the Lumia 900. If 50 grams more than the 8x is a lot to someone they can just keep the phone in their purse.
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    Nokia means brick in Finnish.
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    Lol, that was funny.

    Some will like it, some won't
    That's the way of the world.
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    No surprise here... Both blogs are iPress. CNET especially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1jaxstate1 View Post
    Lol, that was funny.

    Some will like it, some won't
    That's the way of the world.
    Exactly. No use crying over a dumb review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    No surprise here... Both blogs are iPress. CNET especially.
    CNET and Verge both gave it a relatively good review. Neither gave it any negative scores due to the size. Verge clearly explains why the weight is the way it is.
    Last edited by vagrantwade; 11-01-2012 at 10:08 PM.
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    So what if they did? When I saw people playing with Surface at the Microsoft Store, I kept hearing things like "I like the size", "It's not too heavy, feels really good", "Light enough for an e-reader" (paraphrased slightly, but I was there for a good 20min just to spy how people reacted to Surface). In the end consumers will decide of if they don't like the weight. Most will like it, some won't.
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    Well, I'm a woman and I have no problem with a phone being bulky or "heavy." My iPhone has always been both when I've used battery cases with it, which I did up until May of this year. Plus, I carry my phone in my bag, so no biggie to me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    CNET and Verge both gave it a relatively review. Neither gave it any negative scores due to the size. Verge clearly explains why the weight is the way it is.

    My main gripe with The Verge is the ridiculous method they use to score the "Ecosystem". To them, number of apps = Ecosystem, which is ludicrous. They always ignore the synergy and connectivity with Xbox, PC, Tablets etc... and all of Microsofts great services (Xbox Live, Music, Videos, Skydrive, Office etc...). All things that are an obvious part of an Ecosystem.

    They score the Ecosystem so low that it drags down the overall score and thus means that all of their WP reviews are so predictable that it's just not worth reading.
    Last edited by MaulerX; 11-01-2012 at 10:10 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaulerX View Post
    My main gripe with The Verge is the ridiculous method they use to score the "Ecosystem". To them, number of apps = Ecosystem, which is ludicrous. They always ignore the synergy and connectivity with Xbox, PC, Tablets etc... and all of Microsofts great services (Xbox Live, Music, Videos, Skydrive, Office etc...).

    They score the Ecosystem so low that it drags down the overall score and thus means that all of they're WP reviews are so predictable that it's just not worth reading.
    Everyone has known for years they suck at ecosystem scoring. People just need to realize it and move on. I mean they have the iOS ecosystem a higher score than Windows.
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    Some girls not only get cases. They bejewel the heck out of them. Don't they realize how much weight that adds? Women are crazy adventurous when it comes to phone weight. They're like gadget daredevils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winning Guy View Post
    Some girls not only get cases. They bejewel the heck out of them. Don't they realize how much weight that adds? Women are crazy adventurous when it comes to phone weight. They're like gadget daredevils.
    If people care so much about slim phones why is Otterbox making so much money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    Everyone has known for years they suck at ecosystem scoring. People just need to realize it and move on. I mean they have the iOS ecosystem a higher score than Windows.

    And that's exactly the reason their biased reviews are so predictable they are not worth reading. Given this fact, why bother reading any of their WP reviews (or anything Microsoft for that matter) when we already know it's going to be scored low?

    That Surface review by Joshua was a travesty. Then read his iPad Mini review. It's almost a joke really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintforlife View Post
    CNET in its review went so far as to say that you can't put it in your jeans front pocket comfortably. What are the other reviews saying about the size and the weight of this phone?
    hahaha.... have you watched the CNET video. Her pocket wouldnt be able to hold anything besides chewing gum.

    I don't know a single girl who keeps her phone in her pockets. Lets try the pocket test on a male's pair of jeans.
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    Can't put it in front jeans pocket? How small are their pockets? This metrosexual thing is getting out of hand.
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    I have a friend who just got a iPhone 5 and he immediately put it in a case. When I was in Boston a few weeks back I asked him 'why?'

    His response - "its too light and I'm afraid I'm going to scratch it." Lighter isn't always better.

    I'm sure I'll have to get used to it though after using a Focus for the past 2 years (almost to the day ;))

    I had to check back on specs, but I could swear the iPhone 4s was heavier than 140g. Its construction sure 'felt' heavier when I used my dad's.

    Buy a can of Coke. Drink half of it. That's how heavy the Lumia 920 is. I think I can handle that.
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    Women dont put phones in their pockets they have purses for that......
    And their pockets are usually on tight fitting pants/jeans and tiny anyways.

    Men on the other hand.....should never ever wear those skinny jeans.....
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    I did a poll on here recently, and on it I asked if any one hardware item would keep the posters on our forums from buying a phone. When I posted it, I stated there was one item that was mentioned continuously on comments for two of our upcoming devices. I said was not buying into the arguments that they make a bit of difference when someone actually purchases a device. The item?

    Weight.

    Every 920 thread someone mentions the fact it is a brick. Every thread of the Samsung ATIV, someone mentions it is light and feels like a toy. But in the poll? Not one person said the weight of a device would stop them from buying a device. Nada. Zip. Why not? Because it does not freaking matter. It is a matter of OUNCES for the love of all that is Holy. Not pounds.

    When my wife and I looked at the Titan and Focus S, I so liked the weight of the Titan and the feel of the build so much better. Loved it. But, every other aspect of the devices (except looks- the "S" is bland) I liked the Focus better. So, I got it, and did not let the light feel bother me. No one is going to pick up the 920, fall in love with the colors, performance, dig the wireless charging, and be amazed with the camera but say "But, it is so heavy. I will just move on to something substandard but light." Ditto the ATIV.

    Just a worthless conversation to keep having. Let's see the phones. Bet the weight won't matter even a little once we handle our WP 8's and find the right one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintforlife View Post
    What are the other reviews saying about the size and the weight of this phone?
    This is my take on people who tell me this device is too heavy (in addition to my take on another review making the same statement).
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    weight is not a concern to me. dimensions are.

    The dimensions are not so far removed from a galaxy, and smaller than a note. If they can function, Im sure Ill be ok with the nokia.

    Still, its a review, and its important specs to a phone so its reported. users can decide what matters to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bauerbach View Post
    Still, its a review, and its important specs to a phone so its reported. users can decide what matters to them.
    Just like I said in the post I linked to... report... yes. Confuse subjective opinion for objective fact... no.
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    If you google search "Lumia 920" the top news story is;

    "CNET
    Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone's most powerful handset yet
    "
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocopanda View Post
    hahaha.... have you watched the CNET video. Her pocket wouldnt be able to hold anything besides chewing gum.

    I don't know a single girl who keeps her phone in her pockets. Lets try the pocket test on a male's pair of jeans.
    don't worry it will not pull your jeans down
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