Since Lumia 920 is glossy and glossy finish has the property to have micro scratches no matter how much you take care of it. So the only option to protect it is use a protective case. Now my qustion is if we use a thick protective case, will we be able to charge it wireless because the back side is protected by case?
It will really depend on the thickness of the case and I hope case manufacturers keep that in mind when creating the cases. Nokia phones are built like tanks so they shouldn't need huge bulky cases to protect them. My 900 has been great with the thin Nokia silicon case protecting it. It's kind of funny because my wife loves her tiny iPhone 5 but she put an Otter box on it that makes it bigger than my 900. The way I see it is Nokia builds a phone that needs minimal protection. The other guys go for light but in turn they need bigger cases which negates the benefits of small and light. I personally prefer a phone that needs little protection and the phone always looks the way it was intended to look.
I don' remember if the Qi standard is the same one used for the Wii wireless chargeable batteries, but they didnt need to be removed from the silicone cases that made them easier to hold. Just a thought.
what about a skin, like from skinit.com? I'm kind of attached to my Harley skins on my phones. love the way they personalize your phone, although I preordered a red one to match the interior of my car lol:)
When Lumia 920 launched there was a video were they showed Lumia 920 charging some millimeters above the Nokia charging plate.
maverick786us i would not be too worried about those scratches. There has been white unibodies from Nokia with that same shiny coating since N9 and i haven't seen picture where the body would have been scratched.
Though they used different technologies...Wireless Charging on the HP Touchpad for me worked through a pretty thick leather case, and having a case on the Palm Pre worked just fine, so I'd imagine cases on the L920 should be able to work as well.
fyi..this touchpad case works with wireless charging..and it's thicker than any case i could imagine with the lumia!
Part of the point of having such strong construction and Gorilla Glass 2.0 is that you don't need a case as much. Never had one for my 800 or 900, and don't plan on having one for my 920. The phone is just too nice to ruin with a case.
It does not appear that this question has been answered yet. Have you reached any conclusions yourself? Really want to plan my accessory purchases!
as to the other discussion that has presented here;
I had the lumia 800 before i bought the 920. I know how tough they are, but a protective case is still necessary. Also the 920 is quite slippery, and i will end up hurling at the ground if i am not careful. I did that with my 800 and the speaker became intermittent!
Otterbox states that the Qi standard for wireless charging works with up to 40mm of distance between the charger and the phone. I can state to the fact that I have my 920 in an otterbox defender case and it works just fine with the wireless charger.
Snap on case (from eBay) and a thick microfiber cloth folder in four between the charger and the phone still gets a charge. I didn't test it for an extended period of time, so I cannot comment if it's diminished or not. For something like an overnight charge I would not be worried. If you are needing the fastest charge possible, and don't want to plug in, I would go without a case.
My honest recommendation is to just try to get over the micro scratches. They really are minimal, and IMO, the case on the phone really takes away from the beauty. What's the point of a secy as **** phone if you cover it up?
I have the lumia 920, The otterbox - and a random wireless charger from ebay.
It DOES NOT charge with the otterbox on, the distance is too great.
This shows, not only the receiver (the lumia) but also the sender (the charger-station) has to be built to a certain standard.
This is simple "induction" - and if the transmitter is too weak, well - then it is too weak to bridge the distance.
The otterbox has unnecessary thick material exactly on the spot where the coil and the camera lense is, this
means it is a matter of luck whether the charging will work, or no - probably the original wireless charger as sold by nokia
will do just fine (nokia usually goes with the better quality) - But if you buy some other QI charger .. you may not be so lucky.
best regards from finland
N8,N9,Lumia 920 ...to me, the iphone is dead since its birth, but then again.. i am a quick learner.