09-14-2012 01:31 PM
105 1234 ...
tools
  1. KarateDad's Avatar
    I might just go for the iphone 5. I am not a fan of Samsung based on past android experience. I really wanted the Nokia Windows phone. I'd go for the new 800 series Lumia announced, but it has a lower quality screen resolution than the 920- EDIT- nix that idea- the new 820 will weigh the same as as the Lumia 900.
    I'd go for the Ativ. I had a Samsung Focus, and loved it. Have passed it down to my daughter when I got my Lumia 900. If you want thin and light, that sounds like the way to go. If you want features galore and the best camera to boot, go with the 920.
    09-06-2012 02:44 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    Haha.

    Exactly what I was thinking.
    09-06-2012 02:46 PM
  3. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    That's how to make a comeback.

    Also...
    theefman, HeyCori and cckgz4 like this.
    09-06-2012 05:03 PM
  4. bradleyj's Avatar
    Personally, looking at what Motorola released I am super impressed with Nokia! Like Apple, they are innovating. Thinner and thinner is not something I care about that much. A beautiful screen which is more visible in sunlight and a camera which takes better pictures indoors, now that is innovative!
    09-06-2012 05:38 PM
  5. EvanKr's Avatar
    The wireless charging receiver in the inside adds some extra weight.
    True, I'm (currently) a webOS user, and all of their devices support TouchStone wireless charging. It definitely gives the devices a bit more heft and adds some thickness.
    09-06-2012 05:45 PM
  6. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    The 920 isn't noticeably any heavier than the 900 from what I could tell yesterday. The rounded back felt good and made it easier to hold. I can see how some folks would be turned off by the thickness and weight compared to an ATIV-like device, so I would recommend you visit your carrier and hold them in your hands and decide for yourself.
    Reflexx likes this.
    09-06-2012 06:36 PM
  7. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Look if the iPhone is your ideal phone size, then nothing Nokia makes will matter to you. If you are into these larger phones that everyone is making, then the L920 is a big player.
    09-06-2012 09:47 PM
  8. Nekzar's Avatar
    I really don't understand people complaining about the thickness. First, there is upgrades on all hardware parts from the 900, and yet, it's slightly thinner. How can you complain about that?

    2nd, there is a thing such as too thin when it comes to phones. Obviously, it's a preference, but thinner isn't necessarily the better. I for one, embrace a phone that sits well in your palm, it shouldn't be like holding a piece of paper.

    In my opinion, one of the main priorities when designing a phone should be how nice it is to hold so you get a nice grip on it. This is why I think the Iphone 4/4s has one the worst designs ever for a phone. It's pretty yea, and nothing wrong with a phone being pretty, but to me, that's a secondary concern.

    Obviously, if you can manage to implement both form and function that's pure win. That's why Lumia 800 is my current device. My previous was an Omnia 7, much thinner, but it was horrible to use for exactly that reason - and a number of other factors. Because there are ways to compensate thin phones, so you still get a good experience using it. But thin, by itself, is not a good attribute in phones.

    Just my 2 cents :)

    Edit: slight correction, just found my old Omnia 7. And it's actually about the same thickness as Lumia 800. I guess it just feels thinner then, because of the poor design of the slippery backplate that forces your to hold it in certain ways.
    Last edited by Nekzar; 09-07-2012 at 06:32 AM.
    09-07-2012 06:21 AM
  9. Big Supes's Avatar
    I really don't understand people complaining about the thickness. First, there is upgrades on all hardware parts from the 900, and yet, it's slightly thinner. How can you complain about that?

    2nd, there is a thing such as too thin when it comes to phones. Obviously, it's a preference, but thinner isn't necessarily the better. I for one, embrace a phone that sits well in your palm, it shouldn't be like holding a piece of paper.

    In my opinion, one of the main priorities when designing a phone should be how nice it is to hold so you get a nice grip on it. This is why I think the Iphone 4/4s has one the worst designs ever for a phone. It's pretty yea, and nothing wrong with a phone being pretty, but to me, that's a secondary concern.

    Obviously, if you can manage to implement both form and function that's pure win. That's why Lumia 800 is my current device. My previous was an Omnia 7, much thinner, but it was horrible to use for exactly that reason - and a number of other factors. Because there are ways to compensate thin phones, so you still get a good experience using it. But thin, by itself, is not a good attribute in phones.

    Just my 2 cents :)

    Edit: slight correction, just found my old Omnia 7. And it's actually about the same thickness as Lumia 800. I guess it just feels thinner then, because of the poor design of the slippery backplate that forces your to hold it in certain ways.
    THIS. ^^

    My bro's GS3 feels too thin, light, plastic-ey, and cheap, IMO.
    09-07-2012 08:08 AM
  10. maj71303's Avatar
    Most folks can't even tell the difference in phone weight anyway they just look at the numbers and complain.
    09-07-2012 08:56 AM
  11. wolf1891's Avatar
    ...well, since I'll be coming from a Dell Venue Pro (.6" thick and 6.8 oz), this phone will be noticeably thinner AND lighter. And for what it's worth, I've never really minded the heft of my DVP so I will definitely be okay with the 920's weight/dimensions.
    09-07-2012 03:26 PM
  12. Ebaneeezor's Avatar
    I thought most wanted massive weight and thickness?

    (sorry, had to be said, lol)
    09-07-2012 03:40 PM
  13. mayoo's Avatar
    Hope the lens is good and rattle when the phone vibrate ...
    09-07-2012 03:58 PM
  14. bb_gonzo's Avatar
    I don't care about weight but i do think it look awfully chunky. From what i gathered it is slimmer then the 800, which is absolutely gorgeous, but the curved back makes it look unnecessarily thick. Plus the placement of the headphone jack adds to that impression. Tugged in the corner like the 800 wouldn't expose so much plastic below and above it.
    Additionally, while the 12 mm of the 800 certainly isn't slimm the design is quite dated. Back in the day in comparisson it wasn't that bad. Now, with the iPhone 5 coming out at 7,6 mm over 10 mm will just look bulky.
    Nevertheless i will probably get me one.
    09-07-2012 04:03 PM
  15. Old_Cus's Avatar
    My first WP phone was the Focus S and people complained that it was too light. I thought it was too light myself so I put it in a case that gave it the right amount of weight for me.

    I can't help feeling this way but if you're a guy and you're complaining about the weight of a current cell phone maybe we should be a bow in your hair and call you Shelly. If you want to talk about weight I think I still have an old Motorola Dyna Tech (the one that looked like a walkie-talkie) phone in the basement.
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    09-07-2012 05:56 PM
  16. jd914's Avatar
    OP you need to work out and build up those muscles. To say that anything that fits in the palm of your hands is heavy is silly.
    the_thunderbird likes this.
    09-07-2012 07:45 PM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    This is a good discussion, even tho a little trolling is here...

    I looked at the videos of the 920 and it looks like a HUGE phone. I'm coming from a Touch Pro 2, then my current HTC trophy, so you know the size of phones I have used in the last 2-3 years.

    Is it me or is it a massive phone compared to the Trophy ? Dont get me wrong, I wanted a larger display for reading books (and higher DPI will make text better to read) and web pages. but, is it too big ?

    Will it fit in a pocket fine like my trophy or is it going to stick like someone had a pack of smokes (I dont smoke but, you can tell when someone has pack of smokes in their pocket) ??

    Still, I love everything else about the 920 besides the lack of a MicroSD card slot (WHY????????)
    09-07-2012 09:14 PM
  18. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    This is a good discussion, even tho a little trolling is here...

    I looked at the videos of the 920 and it looks like a HUGE phone. I'm coming from a Touch Pro 2, then my current HTC trophy, so you know the size of phones I have used in the last 2-3 years.

    Is it me or is it a massive phone compared to the Trophy ? Dont get me wrong, I wanted a larger display for reading books (and higher DPI will make text better to read) and web pages. but, is it too big ?

    Will it fit in a pocket fine like my trophy or is it going to stick like someone had a pack of smokes (I dont smoke but, you can tell when someone has pack of smokes in their pocket) ??

    Still, I love everything else about the 920 besides the lack of a MicroSD card slot (WHY????????)
    The HTC Titan is slightly shorter but wider than the 920. I carry it in my left-front dress pants pocket and jeans pocket without issue, although tighter jeans or shallow pockets may be an issue. When I'm sitting at my desk at work, I usually set it on my desk, but more for convenient access than for discomfort.

    For the 920, I suspect I won't have it in my jean pockets as often since those pockets aren't as deep, but I think it will be fine in my dress pants.

    The 920 is lighter than the Titan, heavier than the ATIV (well, based on what I know of the GS3). I think it was about on par with the Titan for thickness, but I don't recall precisely.

    Compared to the Trophy, of course it's HUGE... you're comparing 3.7" to 4.5", lol. I know it's thinner than the Trophy though, but I haven't held the Trophy often enough to compare weight.

    All that to say... you really just need to hold it for yourself to decide, but I don't think it would really be an issue unless you wear tight fitting jeans.
    09-07-2012 09:55 PM
  19. sumedh's Avatar
    People are so dumb.... They are ready to sacrifice loads of useful features for a minor size / weight change...
    the_thunderbird likes this.
    09-08-2012 05:24 AM
  20. larrynj's Avatar
    I was concerned about the size of the 900 before I got it. It fits in dress pants and jeans pocket without an issue.
    09-08-2012 07:36 AM
  21. addicusbrown's Avatar
    Men: If any of the new phones Nokia, Samsung or HTC have announced or will announce shortly are deemed too heavy or too large to go in your pocket than stop wearing those sissy *** skinny jeans. You may as well be wearing leotards anyways. Sissy boys.

    Now if you are a lady please keep wearing those skinny jeans! Unless you are a big girl. Then wear something to accent those curves cause big girls need loving too!
    jfa1, Kredrian, pvcleave and 1 others like this.
    09-08-2012 09:07 AM
  22. Thuoudo's Avatar
    "What kind of phone is that?" while holding the 900: Lost count.

    "Why is it so thick and heavy?" while holding the 900: Never been asked.
    jfa1, dgr_874, HeyCori and 3 others like this.
    09-08-2012 12:40 PM
  23. Chinu77's Avatar
    so i dont know anyone who has a samsung or iphone has and non cover or shells add to them so lumia 920 unscratchable phone and its huge ability to not be ruined its the same at the end thickness. also they did it on purpose because the lumia curve fits exactly in the hands and so it feels better when it even heavier!
    09-08-2012 04:56 PM
  24. jfa1's Avatar
    Its not going to be that much heavier or wider than the 900 I dont have large hands theyre probably on the small side but I dont have any issues with the 9800 I had no real issues with the tilt2 even though I hardly ever used the physical keyboard. If you think its too heavy then do some serious arm curls and get stronger or get the 820. Stop whining about things you have no control over! PLEASE!If you are not whining it sure sounds like it!
    09-08-2012 05:53 PM
  25. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    BTW, has it been pointed out to anyone that the 920 is actually THINNER (by 1mm) than the 900? Because yeah, it is. The 920 is also only 2mm thicker than the ATIV.

    It's only slightly heavier than the 900, and both are definitely heavier than the ATIV, but BOTH are lighter than the Titan I and Titan II.

    So just so we're all clear moving forward... only the weight is a *real* issue. Carry on.
    09-08-2012 05:54 PM
105 1234 ...
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD