11-13-2012, 04:33 PM #1
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I'm in Canada, so fortunately I managed to snag one of these phones pretty early. I was just as excited as anyone, reading all of the news, paying close attention to every press conference, all that stuff. This phone seemed like the perfect phone to me, although now I'm having some second thoughts.
To start off, which isn't really even the biggest issue, the battery life for me hasn't been the greatest. Getting up at 9am, and it's already dead at around supper time, and that's not even using LTE, or with any background apps running.
Secondly, the camera didn't really meet my expectations, though everyone already knows about the camera by this point so I won't go into details.
Thirdly, coming from a Lumia 710, I'm really not noticing much of a speed increase...Honestly, there are a few lags around the os, resuming apps doesn't happen as quick as I expected, and the Facebook app (which I understand isn't Microsoft/Nokias fault) still isn't the greatest. If you turn off the phone, then back on while you were on the app, you just get a black screen, requiring you to relaunch the app.
Finally, as I'm sitting here studying, I go to grab my phone and it won't turn on... Somehow it just completely shutoff and no matter what I press or how long I press it for, the phone won't turn back on. I haven't gone back home to plug it in, but it definitely isn't due to a drained battery. Not sure what's going on, but overall I feel like an Android, sadly, would have been a better choice.
Anyone else having buyers remorse or experiencing similar issues?
- 11-13-2012, 04:40 PM #3
I just about hit 2 weeks with my 920, and I still love it.
Camera is great to me. Battery seems good but I haven't pushed it yet.
I do get frequent lockups but I am talking to Nokia atm to see if I can help them fix it.
Will you be returning the phone? The Nexus 4 looks like a great device.
- 11-13-2012, 04:44 PM #4
To the OP, I'm going to guess you have a bad phone. The last 2 days I took my phone off the charger at 7:15am, then deliberately used it under heavy load (lots of game playing, browsing, etc) and by 9pm I still have about 25% battery life left.
As for Facebook, if I'm in the app and lock the screen, when I unlocked the screen it takes less than 1 second for the app to 'resume'. I never get a black screen.
And judging by how you don't notice much speed increase over the Lumia 710, I'm going to conclude you should get your phone swapped out for a working one.
- 11-13-2012, 04:45 PM #5
The woes of being an early adopter. My wife got an iPhone4 the day it came out and it had many of the same problems. I got the iphone4 6 months later and it never had any of the glitches hers had. I kind of anticipated having some glitches with my Lumia, but am bummed out after hearing the battery problems, freezes, and the camera. I am wondering if the HTC 8X has the same issues and am thinking the problems with the 920 may be why it was priced so low.
- 11-13-2012, 04:47 PM #6
I have the Rogers one from the first batch too. I did all the video reviews for you guys.
So far I've been very happy with the phone. Battery hasn't been an issue with me as at work and home, I always try and charge the phone as frequently as I can (better for battery health).
However, I am going to leave the house tomorrow at 7 AM with the phone fully charged and not charge it during the day and see how it lasts.
As for lockups, only had one and was able to clear it with a hard reset.
As for camera, Nokia will address the softness and under-saturation in a firmware update soon hopefully. Darker/low-light pictures still drop my jaw until now.
As for speed, I saw a significant increase over the 900. Not sure why you're not spotting that. WP7 was already very fluid and fast.
11-13-2012, 04:49 PM #7
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11-13-2012, 05:13 PM #10
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I bet this whole battery issue has alot to do with the specially upgraded LTE chip on the AT&T and Rogers Lumia 920. Added to that, the OS software that AT&T and Rogers installed on the 920s are slightly different to that of the unlocked international versions.
The unlocked Lumia 920s are showing longer battery life easily
I dont mean to honk my horn, but this is exactly why i dont buy carrier branded phones. I alway stick to the international versions which are manufacturers specs and are not altered in anyway.
Sure it costs a bit more but its worth it. Just my opinion.