- 02-12-2013, 08:55 AM #103
- 02-12-2013, 06:19 PM #105
As regards the Nokia maps and Nokia drive, Im not sure if all of them have them I thought it would be something Nokia would cap to just Nokia Windows phones, but whatever. There are plenty of good quality 3rd party navigations apps out there.
As regards the build quality I still stand by what I originally said. I have had several HTC's first with the Legend, then the Desire and then the Titan, all of which have proven themselves for durability and quality. The finish on the Titan especially is one of the best I have ever seen on a phone. I have had a few Nokias going back 2 to 3 years, I had problems with dust getting under the screen, awful creaks from the frames of the phones and now the 920 giving me those problems. I may just be very unlucky when it comes to Nokias but what really grinds it for me is the price these Nokias are and especially to L920. Like I said I pad about £530 for mine from amazon, £200 more than I did for the Titan and that was less than a year ago. To me, they are not worth it. It doesn't make a difference to me what reputation Nokia have, I think they have always been and still are very overrated, and Apples hardware is diabolical, what with the incredibly weak screen and the latest iPhone 5 frames bending through people putting them in their pockets. They are getting worse. The original iPhones were built like bricks, not anymore as it turns out.
02-13-2013, 04:44 AM #106
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Not unless the update situation improves.
I originally had an HTC 8X on O2 which received the Portico update in December liked Win Phone 8 and decided to buy am unlocked Nokia 920 and two months later still no Portico.
I don't care who is to blame Nokia or Microsoft for the update timing (I would assume it's Nokia) as the end result is still the same for me, SLOW UPDATES!
Dislike Google/Android, so unless it improves may have to wait for iPhone 6 / iOS 7
- 02-13-2013, 05:34 AM #107
Yes, I would buy Lumia 920 again. No portico yet though, but I know it is on its way, I'm patient. I switched from an iPhone 4s, and Apple does an incredible job updating all iOS units at the same time, maybe Nokia should get Microsoft to give them som server capacity, if it is what they lack. I know that my provider approved portico along time ago, so it is not a provider problem.
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- 02-13-2013, 06:55 AM #109
Never again would I buy any Nokia product. QC was horrible on this phone. I have never bought a phone with so many problems or one I had to exchange after two weeks because of defects. Its a decent phone now but it took three months and an update just to make it descent. I could have spent my $500 on something with far less problems and a fully functional OS.
02-13-2013, 09:31 AM #110
- 22 Posts
Have had my 920 since early November, it has never worked properly... Portico came along and I was very enthusiastic about it, thought it would finally fix the issues.... Portico actually made my phone 50X worse, constant freezing its useless. UPS collected this morning for return to Nokia, I am still hoping I can enjoy the 920 but this is its last chance, if it comes back with further issues I will be looking at other platforms.
02-13-2013, 10:01 AM #111
- 87 Posts
Would I choose the 920 again? No, because of the QC lottery and because WP8 is not ready yet.
Having said that, if they release an aluminium body one (do some proper QC) and Blue is all it is supposed to be then I will probably be the first in line again to buy it and the wife can finally have my 920 (she has been drooling over it ever since I bought it).
02-13-2013, 10:20 AM #112
- 129 Posts
I'm thinking of buying a second one... Don't know what the problems you guys are facing. I brought an unlocked one with portico preinstalled. I'd issues, but they were app related like Whatsapp... The phone by itself is really good. Camera is awesome... I'm getting a days worth on H+, wifi always on, syncing 5 mail accounts hourly with two hour talk time (including Skype) and checking emails regularly. At the end of day I'm having 60% left. But this after uninstalling whatsapp. I don't know the issues with At&t firmware... I'm just wishing if like iOS, WP 8 receive updates directly without carrier's interference....
- 02-13-2013, 11:00 AM #114
I would buy the Lumia 920 again. I was in Best Buy the other day playing with some of the phones and I still favor the 920. Honestly there is not much I don't like about this phone. If I was going to build the perfect phone it would be a Windows Phone with a larger screen, removable battery and expandable storage. I know people want more apps but I don't need a million apps, I just need about a dozen good ones.
I know people love their iPhones but the iPhone 5 is still too small for my taste. Thank goodness it was tethered because it slipped out of my hand in the store! The thing I like best about iPhone is they have all the best quality apps and accessories. The physical phone itself doesn't appeal to me. I find the metal band around the phone unattractive and the static rows of apps is uninspiring.
I like the HTC 8X but 16 GB of fixed storage is a deal breaker.
My runner up is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Big screen, removable battery, fairly quick performance, decent app store make it a contender. Something that colors my perception is a previous frustrating experience with Android phones: app crashes, random shutdowns, weird quirks, etc. Windows Phone has been rock solid in comparison.
02-13-2013, 11:52 AM #115
- 64 Posts
Spot on mate, that is the exact reasons I went with the 920.
I find android the most bug ridden OS, crashes too many times and is unstable. Also no matter how large the memory was on the phone I would sometimes get memory issues if running too many apps or downloading too many.
IOS is stable and you rarely get crashes, but my god it is boring as **** and hasnt changed in 6 years.
I like my 920 it is better looking than any phone out there, screen size is fine, screen quality is excellent, music sounds better than any android phone I have had and the OS is so clean and interesting to use.
Things I would also like are wireless synching and as you say some more quality apps (mobile banking, sky go , sonos controller, Instagram, BBC I Player)
I would also add thats as much as I have had good experiences with Nokia care, I think they should improve build quality as too many people have had problems with build quality.
They also need to improve supply levels and their own marketing, the difficulty in getting Nokia screenprotectors and cases and other accessories has been terrible.
- 02-13-2013, 12:08 PM #117
Definitely would. Wife got one also and she loves it. She doesnt like to have to mess with the phone, I want to know how everything works and it works for both. Good call quality, great media, and great functionality for business.
02-13-2013, 03:15 PM #118
- 20 Posts
I would buy a note 2 if I had it to do over, android is just far more robust and useable than wp8 and will be for a long time (wp8 needs some big changes) and samsungs handsets really are shipped at a higher standard than nokia has offered w the 920
- 02-16-2013, 02:35 AM #123
I still don't see any gadget that could ever match Lumia 920. Xperia Z only tempts by its look, screen size and resolution. But still doesn't possess anything better than Lumia 920. So I will always recommend Lumia 920 to niche people untill its successor shows up :P
02-20-2013, 04:10 AM #125
- 145 Posts
Would I chooseLumia 920 again?: Yes, I love the camera, the UI, the screen, the body, the red, and the brand (Nokia and MS). And I can live with, poor battery, the lack of some app and the inconsistance service and staff knowledge of the product in my country.
Would I recommend Lumia 920 to others?: Yes, but not everyone.
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