- 09-23-2012, 08:56 AM #1
When comparing the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 specs sheet with the other latest smartphone such as Samsung Galaxy S III or Apple iPhone 5, people criticized about the thickness of Lumia 920. Even though the numbers look big when comparing against its competitors, Lumia 920 is slimmer than Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 900. Its just 10.7 mm thick and the reason behind this thickness must be the camera sensor within it. As you can see in the image above, the camera sensor unit is almost 7mm thick.
This camera module packs Carl Zeiss optics, Optical Image Stabilization, 26mm Focal Length, F2.0 aperture, true 16:9 sensor, BIS and 8.7MP which allows us to take truly amazing photos and videos in any conditions. I think the thickness of the device was justified by Nokia by the features it embodies within it. Other than the camera, Lumia 920 has Wireless charging functionality, Pentaband LTE, NFC, 2000 mAh battery, PureMotion HD+ Display and the ever lasting Polycarbonate unibody design. What do you think?
09-23-2012, 11:17 AM #4
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I think 4" - 4.3" is the screen size that the mainstream consumer finds desirable today. It's a real shame that most flagship phones from every manufacturer (except apple) are jumbo-sized. I would never ordinarily consider HTC, but I want a windows phone and the 920 is a little big for my taste, so I might end up with the 8X. I actually spend a lot of time before holding the Lumia 900 in the store to consider if it was too big. I convinced myself that it was the upper limit of what I found acceptable, and now I learn that the 920 even goes beyond that in terms of dimensions and weight.
- 09-23-2012, 11:38 AM #5
09-23-2012, 11:52 AM #7
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And even the almighty Apple took two years to shrink their excellent camera module.
- 09-23-2012, 12:02 PM #9
Nokia. Damned if they do (make a great camera sensor), damned if the don't (make the phone a tad thicker than the competition). Geezz. They can't win.
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09-23-2012, 12:06 PM #10
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There are low light pictures of Lumia 920 where it simply destroys iPhone 5. Personally could care less that Lumia 920 is 10mm, especially as Lumia 800 owner who knows how the phone is sculpted, it doesn't feel thick at all to me.
Lumia 920 is thinner than Lumia 800 or Lumia 900.
Here btw picture of the pocket camera destroyer 808 PureView sensor compared to competitors 8MP and 5MP sensors.
- 09-23-2012, 12:37 PM #11
I believe that Nokia wanted to show the full package of what can be done today, and this is it.
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- 09-23-2012, 01:08 PM #13
I am not understanding the obsession with thin phones compared to actual features. 11mm or 9mm. Is it really that big of a difference?
I want a phone with a rugged chassis that can whistand a drop and we all know how superior Nokia is in this domain.
So it's not a laptop and a couple of mm or extra grams are not going to make that much of a difference. Oh my wrist hurts from how heavy the 920 is. I am going to buy and S III instead! :D
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09-23-2012, 01:24 PM #15
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The 820 is crippled by its screen res, Im not buying a next gen phone with last gen screen
I know I will find the phone too heavy IN MY POCKET but I will learn to live with it as a price for having the amazing specs that come with it
- 09-23-2012, 01:46 PM #16
The 8x is tallest by quite a bit
The Lumia 900 is the thickest by quite a bit
The Lumia 920 is the widest and heaviest
I will repeat this again because I want the message out. DO NOT LOOK AT SCREEN SIZE TO JUDGE THE SIZE OF THE PHONE. It is one factor and not even a good one at that. The most important thing is the physical dimensions. The 4.7 inch Optimus G is smaller than the HTC 8X for example. Not just a little smaller, a lot more.
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- 09-23-2012, 02:54 PM #20
- 09-23-2012, 02:55 PM #21
I don't see what is so cool about the Lumia... Wireless charging? mkay...so you have to leave it on the changer, don't move it, because it wont charge! Pure View camera? personnaly I never take pictures at night... and I think it's good but not revolutionary since you sacrifice space to make it fit.... and NFC is in most phones... Super sensitive touch, cool but i wouldnt type with cloves anyway, my fingers would be way too big, I would have to remove the gloves... so... overall I don't see why it's creating such a buzz...
09-23-2012, 03:00 PM #22
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Anyways i can't believe we are even talking about this. Lumia 920 is 10.7mm at it thickest part in the middle where the 2.5D glass and the curved back are at it's thickest.
Always loved how the Lumia 800 curved glass and back felt on your hand and that phone was 2mm thicker than Lumia 920.
We all appreciate different things, why we all are not carrying the same phones.
I will be using all of the features mentioned above and to me the biggest shortfall of any camera phone is the images get grainy when you just take a pic in shadow or poorly lit room. Idea isn't that Lumia 920 shines (pun not intended) in dark, Nokia is just of course demonstrating it in the most extreme way.
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09-23-2012, 03:18 PM #23
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Just like to point out, still respect your personal opinion.
The real focus should be on the fact that Nokia even put thought into making a floating lens. How long have we had smartphones and no one until now thought to try to solve that problem outside of software, but with, most likely, a combination of both?
In general, I suggest once the 920's released to sign up for the Nokia Trial program where they let you try a device for two weeks. Though I think selection helps if you're gonna review the phone and put out lots of word of mouth.
- 09-23-2012, 03:38 PM #24