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    Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8′s white knight falls short | BGR

    It is surreal how people can call themselves 'tech bloggers' and write reviews like that.

    It goes around saying how great it is, how awesome everything is. But, wait..

    OMG 40 grams more than the 'cheap-feeling' iPhone 5 and it's all gone to ****.

    Damn, I used to be an iPhone lover, but after the 5, (And owning and iPod Touch 2nd gen, a 3GS, an iPhone 4 and a 4S) You can keep it.

    I WANT SOMETHING NEW! Not that stale piece of doodoo that you call iOS 6.

    Windows Phone 8! And since I LIKE heavy, expensive-feeling, completely innovating/game-changing phones, I'll get the beautiful Lumia.
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 11-06-2012 at 08:30 AM. Reason: edit title
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    What a great review. Guy was spot on. Good find OP.
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    Funny, they use %'s to describe the thickness difference instead of stating the exact numbers. I'm guessing because if you look at the exact numbers it's much less dramatic.

    And the reviewer considers wireless charging a negative thing. ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landsharkk View Post
    Funny, they use %'s to describe the thickness difference instead of stating the exact numbers. I'm guessing because if you look at the exact numbers it's much less dramatic.
    Hard to be dramatic about a millimeter or two.
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    I really feel like *****slapping that reviewer.

    He empasized so bad on the weight...

    He's clearly a virgin.
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    What do these people do when they have to pick up a beer? Do they have to suck some beer out with a straw first?
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    That is just horrible...
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    Yeah.

    It is horrible.

    I bet a lot of people are badmouthing the Lumia 920 because of it's 'fatness'.

    And I bet Nokia is losing sales because of those stupid reviews.

    Come on. Heavy is good.
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    I like how one of the comments to this review how many iphone users use an otterbox, which adds 1.8 oz to the phone, making the weight of the device to around 7 oz lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by discohaze View Post
    I like how one of the comments to this review how many iphone users use an otterbox, which adds 1.8 oz to the phone, making the weight of the device to around 7 oz lol
    Apparently, that doesn't matter??? For some reason a phone that can survive me giving it a dirty look is nothing compared to a phone that comes scarred out of the box!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katamari201 View Post
    Seems like people are treating the iPhone + otterbox as some sort of fact. Really sad people have such strong cognitive dissonance.
    I rarely see a bare iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingCrimson View Post
    I rarely see a bare iPhone.
    I see never, allways cover on. I think this says a lot about quality of material used in iPhone. Its fragile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zolgi View Post
    I see never, allways cover on. I think this says a lot about quality of material used in iPhone. Its fragile.
    Me as well, I don't know anyone who uses an iPhone without a cover/case (including my family members!).

    Meanwhile, my Wife and I have both had Windows Phone 7 devices for the last 2 years (the original Samsung Focus), never had a case on either of them and they are still in perfect condition.
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    All these so-called iphone-toting "tech" reviewers are running out of ammunitions to criticize the 920 so they they are using weight and/or daylight camera shot as lame excuses juz to make their anorexically thin & emptily light cheap-looking iphone 5 looks good. Its a form of reverse psychology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinleck View Post
    All these so-called iphone-toting "tech" reviewers are running out of ammunitions to criticize the 920 so they they are using weight and/or daylight camera shot as lame excuses juz to make their anorexically thin & emptily light cheap-looking iphone 5 looks good. Its a form of reverse psychology.

    It's true, if the worst thing they can find with the lumia 920 (or any smartphone) is something that has nothing to do with the tech specs or OS, you know it's a pretty darn good phone.
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    iphone 5 skinny anorexic models. L920 girl next door with luv handles. more cushion for the pushin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zolgi View Post
    I see never, allways cover on. I think this says a lot about quality of material used in iPhone. Its fragile.
    Only things on my iPhone 5 are a bodyguardz pure screen protector and spg back screen protector.
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    I prefer to never use a case on my iPhone 4. I'll put a bumper case on if I'm traveling or hiking or doing some other outdoor activity, but most of the time it's naked as a jay bird. No scratches, no cracks, no scuffs, and I've had it since launch day.

    Re: the review, I thought it was a great review and very fair to the strengths and weaknesses of both the Lumia 920 and WP8 in general. You guys are way too sensitive over the weight criticism.


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    Clearly these Bros don't even lift like I do
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    I went to a local shop yesterday and saw that the white one was on display. I was so excited and started to play around with it and remembered that I should probably pay attention to the weight. And honestly I don't get what's supposed to be so bad about. It feels totally normal for it's size and it also felt pretty thin. Thinner then it actually is.
    I don't know if it's cause I'm coming from an 800 but seriously those reviews are totally overblowing the weight issue.
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    The reviewer have a valid point when it comes to the 920s weight issue. It is the heaviest of the smart phones out there. Even heavier than the note 2 with a 5.5 " screen. Personally I done see how the device could be this heavy if the 8x has wireless charging built in also. I think the real problem is the shape of the device. It's thick all the way around which makes its footprint huge. If Nokia when with a 8x design the device wouldn't be getting half the negativity it is even at the same weight. I'm also let down by Nokia with the phones design.
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    Every review I've read has complained about the weight on this device. Suddenly every damn tech reviewer is an iPhone totting *****? Please get real. The reason its mentioned in all reviews because it is a BIG factor in overall ergonomics .

    "I WANT SOMETHING NEW! Not that stale piece of doodoo that you call iOS 6."

    I wonder who's the bigger ***** here? Clearly you're just a troll or a hardcore fanboy of this platform and are not willing to hear ANY negative aspect about the flagship phone. The phone is excellent, but it is heavy. Whether you believe it or not makes absolutely no difference. But I'm willing to believe a guy who gets paid to review it and has probably used thousands of phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublebullout View Post
    I prefer to never use a case on my iPhone 4. I'll put a bumper case on if I'm traveling or hiking or doing some other outdoor activity, but most of the time it's naked as a jay bird. No scratches, no cracks, no scuffs, and I've had it since launch day.

    Re: the review, I thought it was a great review and very fair to the strengths and weaknesses of both the Lumia 920 and WP8 in general. You guys are way too sensitive over the weight criticism.


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    In all fairness, we're not making a huge deal over the weight, the reviewers are. We're just defending what we feel to be a quality phone against claims that it's unusable because it's so heavy.

    I mean seriously, Pocket-Lint said "It's is so heavy it will hamper you wanting to use it single-handed." What is this thing, a medieval great sword that weighs 7 lbs and can't be swung one-handed? No, it's a phone that weighs 6.5 ounces. I don't hear people complaining that they can't comfortably drink their tall latte from Starbucks with one hand, and that weighs about 13 ounces. That's 100% more if you want to play that game.
    Last edited by firewall2302; 11-06-2012 at 08:56 AM. Reason: 185g = 6.5oz, not 7. My bad
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    The reality is that we live in a world where the iPhone mindset & culture is very pervasive & all-encompassing. Even if you are not using an iPhone, we are still influenced by this "iPhone is cool" obsessive culture.
    Frankly, I find this environment spiritually suffocating in a technological sense.
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