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    I would like to preface this post by saying that I was using a Galaxy Note II before picking up my Lumia 920 on impulse. They just happened to have the color I wanted (red) when everyone else was out of stock and the Microsoft store gave me an extra $25 off the already great off-contract price. Add to that the free wireless charger and, well...shut up and take my money.

    I have always been fond of Windows Phone. To me, the only thing missing was good hardware. Nokia has satisfied me in that regard. The phone is hefty, but it doesn't bother me at all.

    What I like about the phone:

    1. The screen is amazing. The clarity and contrast and outdoor visibility are some of the best I have seen. Windows Phone 8 looks great on a high resolution screen. Also love the enhanced touch sensitivity.
    2. Camera is good. The low-light ability is exactly as advertised. As is the optical stabilization. I do notice the lack of detail in photos, but I'm hoping an update will fix that. I like the filters and cinemagraph kicks ***.
    3. Call quality has been good. Most importantly, signal strength blows me away. I took the phone into a Super Target that has reception issues in the back corner. No phone I have ever owned, including the iPhone 5 could get a good signal in the back corner of that place. None of them could pull data. With the Lumia 920, I get 2 bars of 4G and pull in over 1mbps consistently. That's quite a feat, given how many phones I haves tested in there (12+ in the last year, including HTC, Samsung, Apple).
    4. Speakers are pretty loud on the phone. Minor, but still worth mentioning.
    5. Wireless charging. I picked up one of the stand-up wireless chargers at the Microsoft store and I must say, I'm getting way more of a kick out of it than I should. There's just something cool about setting my phone on it and having it charge, without fiddling with cables. I haven't had that since the original Palm Pre.
    6. Nokia Software. It's pretty hard to argue with free Navigation, but we also get Cinemagraph, Music, a photo editor, a ringtone creator. Between Xbox Live and Nokia music, I don't even need an official Pandora app and my Slacker subscription is getting dusty.


    Very happy with this phone. There are a few minor features I miss: DLNA to my Apple TV, compatibility with my Fitbit, etc, but I'm willing to sacrifice those things for a great overall phone. While I don't feel that WP8 is much different than WP7 in terms of the experience and functionality, some of what needed to be polished has been and I find myself thoroughly enjoying my time with this phone.

    Below are some comparison night shots:

    iPhone 5
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...EGcf2wofJMhCNw

    Galaxy Note 2
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...M2wci8pb2Ul48Q

    Lumia 920
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...C9xsPVnI_6FmzY
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    Right on! Great to hear a success story!!
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    Yeah, that program looks great. Still won't project to my Apple TV, though. I'd only really be able to use it with my PS3.
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    Did the MS store give you a free wireless charger?
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    Excellent, thanks for the post and for sharing the pics. A picture is truly worth 1000 words!
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    I came from the Note 2 also. I'm pretty sure it's going on eBay this weekend. 😉
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    Gravage: cant your apple TV go to the website?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kebnt View Post
    Did the MS store give you a free wireless charger?
    No. I have to wait 2 weeks and then apply for it on Nokia's site. I did buy one of the Nokia stand-up wireless chargers, though, as I wanted one for home and the office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slai View Post
    Gravage: cant your apple TV go to the website?
    There's no web browser on the stock Apple TV.
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    Ah. Screw Apple :( .

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