11-10-2012 03:15 PM
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  1. firstness's Avatar
    Men on the other hand.....should never ever wear those skinny jeans.....
    Slim, well-fitting clothes help accentuate your figure and look much better than the baggy, shapeless, oversized clothing typically favored by the fashion-challenged.

    I find the depth of the pockets makes a big difference in whether a phone will fit comfortably. I've chosen not to buy otherwise fine pairs of jeans solely due to the pockets being too shallow.
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    11-01-2012 11:14 PM
  2. csiguy1's Avatar
    I like phones to have a little bulk and weight. I think that many phones today are too thin and light and feel cheap.
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    11-01-2012 11:30 PM
  3. maverick786us's Avatar
    I like phones to have a little bulk and weight. I think that many phones today are too thin and light and feel cheap.
    My Lumia 900 is bulkier than my wife's Galaxy S2, and I like it as it gives look and feel of superior design, tough build and premiumed material compared to CHEAP plastic used by Galaxy S2
    11-01-2012 11:32 PM
  4. VagrantWade's Avatar
    Even if it weighed 10 pounds, The people here would still claim it is subjective and the reviews are biased.
    Well yea. Because something like "too heavy" and "too light" is 100% subjective by nature.
    11-01-2012 11:37 PM
  5. bauerbach's Avatar
    Even if it weighed 10 pounds, The people here would still claim it is subjective and the reviews are biased.
    I think we all prefer lighter and smaller.

    Depending how you get there. iphone 5 is very light and slim, but thanks to an extremely ridged design and the heavy use of metals, it feels sturdy.

    On the other hand, the G3 is similar dimensions, and is universally regarded as "cheap" feeling. because of all the plastic and multipanel design.

    Last I checked, polycarbonate is a fancy word for plastic. the 1 piece design certainly lends some structure. but if it was feather light, it may be perceived differently. We may never know though.
    11-01-2012 11:42 PM
  6. Stadifer's Avatar
    What I find hilarious is that The Verge just got done knocking the iPhone 5 for being too light.

    Honestly, I was looking at the comparisons of the iPhone 4S and the Lumia 920 and they where fairly negligible at most .5" taller and .1" thicker and about .25 oz heavier? Not much IMO and the iPhone 4S is too small for me. The big concern was my wife who has fairly small hands and while it's big for her she didn't mind it too much.
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    11-02-2012 12:00 AM
  7. riffraffy's Avatar
    Because it does not freaking matter. It is a matter of OUNCES for the love of all that is Holy. Not pounds.
    I read some of these reviews, and I can't help thinking the reviewers are a bunch of limp-wristed, tight-jeaned, girly men.

    My recently exed girlfriend's purse must have weighed 15 lbs. I have no idea how many ozs she had implanted in her chest, but clearly, her concern was not the extra weight...
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    11-02-2012 12:28 AM
  8. vlad0's Avatar
    there won't be a single review that won't mention the weight/size as a negative.. we went trough the exact same thing with the 808, and that one is actually slightly smaller and lighter.. so brace your selves.

    They just can't wrap their heads around the fact that good imaging capabilities come at a cost, which is usually weight. Show me another phone with optical image stabilization that is lighter... oh, that's right, such thing doesn't exist! So you basically have no reference point..
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    11-02-2012 02:31 AM
  9. SnailUK's Avatar
    Got to be honest, having had a play with the 8x and 920, its very easy to see how people could complain about the bulk of the 920, especially if they come from something like an iPhone. Can't imagine my missus swapping her iPhone for one, but i could easily see her with the 8X, which is a much more svelte phone.

    Its all in the perspective. Theres very little difference between my HD7 & the 920, so i find it a joy to hold.
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    11-02-2012 02:51 AM
  10. Davidkoh's Avatar
    I love how everyone is talking about weight, we humans are not scales precise to the gram you know. I tried putting a really small plastic bag of 2 dl water (weight = 200 grams + a few grams for the bag) big enough to be the size of a phone in one hand and my iPhone 4 in the other hand (weight of like 130 grams?). It was hard telling which one weighted more and would have been harder had not my brain already known which one was heavier. Having the back curved will further help since less pressure will applied per area on your hand.
    11-02-2012 03:04 AM
  11. saintforlife's Avatar
    Here's another one for those still living in lala land.

    Nokia Lumia 920 review - Pocket-lint

    This one really rips into it with several paragraphs.

    There's a point when you can't keep blaming the "iPress" or limp-wristed whiny men and face reality. It's a heavy brick of a phone. A year or two ago, a 160g metal-clad HTC phone would get ample complaints of weight. This tops that even, in an era with 112g iPhones and 130g phones with even bigger screens than the Nokia.
    Wow, the whole review beings with this:

    It's heavy, like really heavy
    "There's that word again. 'Heavy.' Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?"

    That's the first thing you'll notice from the Nokia Lumia 920 and the first thing everyone we've given it to hold has said to us. Asked to describe the phone in one word, it's not good. We've had "brick" we've had "weighty", we've had "chocolate bar" we've even had "tombstone".

    The Nokia isn't svelte, it's a slab of polycarbonate and glass wrapped around a mammoth battery that doesn't seem to offer anything much over the competition in terms of performance.

    This is a phone that is so heavy you won't want to use it with just one hand. It's uncomfortable to hold for any length of time and in a world where phones are getting lighter and lighter, we're amazed Nokia believes it can get away with it.

    To put its weight into perspective, if it were measured in the weight of pound coins it would be the equivalent of 20 of the things in your pocket. That's compared to the iPhone 5's 12 or the Samsung Galaxy S3's 14. In real terms the Lumia 920 weighs in at 185g - even the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with its huge 5-inch screen is lighter.

    When the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 900 where launched, their weight, although heavy, wasn't an issue, the iPhone 4S isn't that light, nor is the HTC One series, but a lot's happened in the past year. The SGS3 is only 133g, the nearest Windows Phone 8 competitor, the HTC 8X, is 130g, the iPhone 5 is 112g. We can't emphasise enough how disappointed we are at just how heavy this phone is.
    11-02-2012 03:53 AM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'm not a huge fan of 4,5"+ screens (coming from 3,5" N8 :D) but personally and everyone else I've asked who has had hands on has liked the weight of the device.
    11-02-2012 04:08 AM
  13. cgk's Avatar

    They just can't wrap their heads around the fact that good imaging capabilities come at a cost, which is usually weight. Show me another phone with optical image stabilization that is lighter... oh, that's right, such thing doesn't exist! So you basically have no reference point..
    Except for the fact that the review at the Verge makes that very point - do you people even view/read the reviews that you are complaining about or is it quicker just to start sobbing into your hands?
    11-02-2012 04:10 AM
  14. devize's Avatar
    To be honest, these reviews are starting to make me question whether or not I should get this phone. I'm a real fan of phones with the smallest possible bezels. I got my Motorola Atrix originally because it had a 4" screen in a iPhone 3G/S shell. Single handed use is so easy with it. The weight is a non-issue for me. I've currently got it on pre order but I'll have to give it a good hands on before I go ahead with it.

    I don't think I could deal with the 8x with its 4.3" screen whilst still being 3mm taller than the L920. I don't see how it has been getting compliments on its size.
    11-02-2012 04:12 AM
  15. Coreldan's Avatar
    To be honest, these reviews are starting to make me question whether or not I should get this phone. I'm a real fan of phones with the smallest possible bezels. I got my Motorola Atrix originally because it had a 4" screen in a iPhone 3G/S shell. Single handed use is so easy with it. The weight is a non-issue for me. I've currently got it on pre order but I'll have to give it a good hands on before I go ahead with it.

    I don't think I could deal with the 8x with its 4.3" screen whilst still being 3mm taller than the L920. I don't see how it has been getting compliments on its size.
    The best way naturally is to get hands on with the device. I had no problems using the device with one hand (not weight or size-wise) even when I have fairly average hands.

    But no, it's probably not for everyone. I've never really paid much attention to bezels myself. I havnt extensively used small-bezel devices (N8, Samsung Omnia 7 neither probably goes into small bezel category), but I do like there to be some area where I wont be accidently hitting buttons when just holding the phone, that drives me furious when that happens :D
    11-02-2012 05:16 AM
  16. paulm187's Avatar
    There is only so far I would go with thin & light. To be honest, the iPhone 5 is too light, feels like a toy. The Samsung Ativ S if anything like the GS3 feels like plastic and too thin without a cover. The HTC 8x seems to be just right and I don't mind the thickness of the Lumia 920 as it looks nice. There comes a stage where the overall package is more important than thin & light.
    11-02-2012 07:19 AM
  17. inteller's Avatar
    yes, it doesn't fit in the skinny hipster jeans worn by topolosky and other turds at iVerge. And yes it is probably too heavy for the pale, emaciated weaklings at iCNET. For the rest of the normal human beings in the world it will be just fine.
    11-02-2012 08:03 AM
  18. paulm187's Avatar
    I popped into my local EE shop and they had the clones on display so I got to feel how it handles. To be honest, I've got no problems at all with the thickness and weight. I feels good and solid to hold. Even though its a clone, you have a feeling of holding a premium device. It screams attitude and definitely a head turner. I guess if you are used to holding an iPhone 5 then its going to feel a bit thick & heavy but its relative. But the feel is good, feels bad a**. Its just such a shame its exclusive to EE.
    11-02-2012 08:38 AM
  19. Reeves's Avatar
    Again, it weighs exactly as much as my HTC Arrive, but has far better ergonomics/weight distribution. From a review of the Arrive:

    Engadget - "The phone's heavy -- as QWERTY sliders tend to be -- but not annoyingly so; really, it's just heavy enough to unmistakably convey that all-important "substantial" feel."
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    11-02-2012 08:49 AM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    After reading the specs, I just realized the 920 is actually thinner than the htc trophy, and I thought the trophy was pretty thin! (first smartphone)
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    11-02-2012 08:57 AM
  21. joeynox's Avatar
    I have a question.i have a question . Is the lumia 920 as thick as a iPhone 3GS ? I'm using a 3GS because my focus fell off the top of an elevate 10 stories down. The 3GS is a thick phone
    11-02-2012 09:04 AM
  22. paulm187's Avatar
    I have a question.i have a question . Is the lumia 920 as thick as a iPhone 3GS ? I'm using a 3GS because my focus fell off the top of an elevate 10 stories down. The 3GS is a thick phone
    Looking at the specs the Lumia 920 is slightly thinner by 1.5mm but heavier by 50g. But going by numbers doesn't mean much because the ergonomics and weight distribution plays a part on the "feel". You best try it out for yourself.
    11-02-2012 09:32 AM
  23. vlad0's Avatar
    Except for the fact that the review at the Verge makes that very point - do you people even view/read the reviews that you are complaining about or is it quicker just to start sobbing into your hands?
    I was referring to "most" and specifically that pocket lint one..
    11-02-2012 10:14 AM
  24. Old_Cus's Avatar
    Everyone wants to call it a brick. Well ****, I live in Detroit where carrying a "brick" could be seen as an advantage.
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    11-02-2012 01:54 PM
  25. phirefly's Avatar
    I love the fact that my 900 is a brick. I don't feel the need to have a bulky case on it to protect it's fragile little ******. I like a nice form fitting silicon case that protects it from drops and scratches. I like that my phone can take a beating and move on without issues. Sure it's large but have you seen a GS3 or iPhone in a freaking otterbox? I still think my 900 is just as tough as the other phones in an otter box without an otter box. Otter boxes are ugly, A nice strong phone that doesn't need a giant case is sexy.
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    11-02-2012 02:23 PM
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