11-26-2012 12:06 AM
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  1. Dos101's Avatar
    I refused to be considered an easterner. Winnipeg had a couple in stock today too.
    Haha sorry man, that's just what I was told by a Rogers Plus employee. At least you have some hope of getting the phone, no stores here in Edmonton have them (though there was one guy in Calgary who got one).

    Rogers is handling this launch VERY poorly. As someone who pre-ordered phone I should be first in line before stores start stocking them, no matter which part of the country I live :mad:
    10-30-2012 10:20 PM
  2. weegiap's Avatar
    Can you tell us about the battery life?
    10-30-2012 10:55 PM
  3. jeejee0's Avatar
    Hi, thanks for doing these videos and answering questions! Can you confirm that the phone supports USB On-The-Go? I guess you would need a special cable to actually test it, but does it say anything in the manual about this?
    10-30-2012 10:57 PM
  4. AngryNil's Avatar
    Can you tell us about the battery life?
    He just got it, so he can't.
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    10-30-2012 11:18 PM
  5. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    I want to see out door, night time, Christmas light pictures. Guess we'll have to wait.
    10-31-2012 12:49 AM
  6. abc458926's Avatar
    Hi! Congratulations and thank you for the experience. A few questions.
    1) GPS, cold start time and the receiver sensitivity, accuracy
    2) You talk about the AF assist - this is not a red light as the N8? You can shoot video secretly?
    3) A few words about the management of voice. Quality Voice Recognition, can dictate SMS. The quality of the phone functions, and audible voice quality companion, volume and quality of the speakers, the strength of vibration, etc.

    Thx
    10-31-2012 01:22 AM
  7. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    OK moment of truth for me. Can you please tell me if WiFi disconnects and converts to cellular when phone goes in standby(screen off)? This was a deal breaker for me in WP7 because I don't use data plans.
    10-31-2012 01:32 AM
  8. porok's Avatar
    OK moment of truth for me. Can you please tell me if WiFi disconnects and converts to cellular when phone goes in standby(screen off)? This was a deal breaker for me in WP7 because I don't use data plans.
    It was shot in one of the videos.
    And yes, wi-fi goes down when it in standby.
    10-31-2012 01:40 AM
  9. n0cud06#WN's Avatar
    Question - are you able to copy and paste phone number on the dial app? Also if you go to a website and click on a address does it launch the maps app?
    10-31-2012 01:49 AM
  10. AnIrudha's Avatar
    Ok I spotted this pretty late. The new wpcentral interface doesn't bring the latest info on top, I think it brings the most popular one to the top.
    Ok, I am gonna buy 920 unlocked, I am getting a feeling its gonna be outta my budget :mad:. So I might have to go with 8X. But I am worried about the storage here :@. So could you tell me how big the Windows Phone 8 was. Or if someone gets a hands on with 8X tell me how big much space is remaining for the user to use after first boot.
    10-31-2012 01:56 AM
  11. vlad0's Avatar
    Thanks for posting those pics!

    Overall, the quality is nothing special.. its exactly what you would expect from 1.4 micron pixels: noise, poor detail, and weak DR.

    Like I expected, the Nokia 808 will destroy it in all conditions.. by a pretty big margin.

    The only real benefit of OIS is video recording. Ya.. you can take brighter pictures, but the noise levels ruin it anyway, so they might just add a "night mode" which would increase the iso, and you would end up with a similar result... it still shoots at 800 iso.
    Last edited by vlad0; 10-31-2012 at 01:58 AM. Reason: kk
    10-31-2012 01:57 AM
  12. blackfire's Avatar
    Thanks for this post!

    Very impressed by the daytime video while driving. It looks rock solid compared to other phones. You can really tell OIS is working as expected there.

    Now about the pictures, I thought they were not that great, but when I saw the Denver guitar I can tell a picture with the 900 would be very noisy in that dark blue, and it looks very nice in that picture.

    I would expect colors to be a bit more vivid though.

    And about launching and resuming apps.. It seems to be faster than WP7.5 devices (considering the improved hardware, that's expected too, but nice to see). Can't wait to get my hands on a WP8 device.
    10-31-2012 02:22 AM
  13. vlad0's Avatar
    Give, those are far from ideal conditions, but the quality isn't where I hoped it would be. I hope GSMarena puts it up against the HTC One X.. Something tells me it will be very close.



    This is.. no bueno.
    10-31-2012 02:37 AM
  14. pvcleave's Avatar
    Does the Lumia 920 have visual voicemail like the iPhone does on Rogers? I want to switch but this is a must feature for me.
    I cannot tell you if Rogers or the 920 have visual voice-mail, however you can get visual voice-mail with Google voice and a one of the several 3rd party Google voice apps. The nice thing about these apps is they will transcribe the voice-mail if you want. The transcription is not perfect, but it is pretty good. You do not actually need to have a Google voice number.
    10-31-2012 02:38 AM
  15. corsica's Avatar
    general question about WP: is there anything like android quicksettings? Settings tile on the homescreen mybe?
    10-31-2012 02:46 AM
  16. blackfire's Avatar
    general question about WP: is there anything like android quicksettings? Settings tile on the homescreen mybe?
    I don't know about WP8 as I haven't used it yet, but on WP7 and 7.5 there is an app called "Network Dashboard", that let you pin Live Tiles on your start screen that would take you directly to the settings page. For example: Bluetooth tile for Bluetooth settings, Wi-Fi tile takes you to the Wi-Fi settings page, etc. Here is a link to it on the Windows Phone marketplace with a few screenshots: Network Dashboard | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store
    10-31-2012 02:53 AM
  17. nikrohr's Avatar
    hi there. does wp8 support divx playback? now we have usb/harddrive mode and its possible to drag&drop files, but does the phone playback these files?
    10-31-2012 03:17 AM
  18. vlad0's Avatar
    divx playback?
    Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start - GSMArena.com

    "The video player in Windows Phone 8 has greatly improved codec support compared to WP7.5. Now it does recognize pretty much every Xvid, DivX and MP4 videos up to 1080p resolution."
    10-31-2012 03:25 AM
  19. tumaykilinc's Avatar
    Hey Rogers, thanks for the review.
    I understand that it takes good photos under low light conditions however I am pretty disappointed with the image quality, It's too noisy in full resolution view even in the daylight. I hoped it would be smoother, as it was advertised that way.

    Do you think it is possible to capture a photo as quality as N9 does?

    I would be happy if you could do a macro image capture.

    Thanks again.

    Edit: Do you think the clouds were the reason for noisy images?
    Last edited by tumaykilinc; 10-31-2012 at 05:26 AM.
    10-31-2012 05:20 AM
  20. juliusgy's Avatar
    From my experience, even my n8 in cloudy conditions doesn't produce noiseless photos.
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    10-31-2012 05:54 AM
  21. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    It was shot in one of the videos.
    And yes, wi-fi goes down when it in standby.
    that sucks major ***.
    10-31-2012 05:58 AM
  22. GadgetObsessed's Avatar
    Thanks for posting pics and vids.

    One thing the photos on your skydrive dont appear to be the full images.

    Just wondering if you are uploading using WiFi as I remember seeing that when uploading through share on the phone it is the only way to upload full images?

    Anyway thanks for posting much appreciated and very jealous. Us folks down under wont see a WP8 for weeks yet.

    EDIT: Figured out why I was not able to view full images!!. I was viewing the SkyDrive page off my Android Tablet (kickin it to the curb when I get my Surface) and it wasn't displaying all the elements such as properties. Once I logged in via my PC I was able to view the picture Properties and see the full images uploaded.

    This has definitely cemented my intended purchase of the 920.

    Thanks again for posting these up. It's people like yourself that let people like me make my own choices instead of listening to paid blog's!!
    Last edited by GadgetObsessed; 10-31-2012 at 08:07 PM. Reason: Figured out why I was not able to view full images
    10-31-2012 06:04 AM
  23. juliusgy's Avatar
    Could it be that the reason Wi-Fi was off was because nothing was using it at the time? As in no background tasks were running. Can you try downloading a file maybe to see if the phone goes off Wi-Fi while in sleep mode.
    10-31-2012 06:07 AM
  24. kach1's Avatar
    Hi! Can you please record video with lumia 920 in loud environment ,try to record video when listening the music and turn the volume really high.

    Next question,can you receive notifications in real time when phone is in sleep mode,like msn message,skype message,email.? Or you need to wait for 10 minutes to 1h like on the my ex lumia 710.
    10-31-2012 06:17 AM
  25. cckgz4's Avatar
    I think people should keep their trolling comments out this topic and reserve it for those that are genuinely interested in this phone


    Sent from something AMAZING using my pinkie
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    10-31-2012 06:28 AM
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