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  1. V J's Avatar
    No Battery and OS issues on my 920 so far which is good. I am however a victim of the Matte Black Fading issue...The back of my phone now has shiny smudges from the matte wearing off and it all started from day 1 of owning it just having it inside my jeans, when the back rubs against something the matte comes off. I was initially gutted as I expected the polycarbonate body to be tougher butgave up later on after reading here in the forums that it is a known problem for most matte black owners. I have now ordered a commuter case for it to prevent further wear on the back case.

    I did try sending it back to Telstra after the second day of purchase but cosmetic deffects after 24 hours isn't covered :(
    Would you be able to provide pictures of that? I'm very interested to see what the shiny spots look like. I also read someone talk about them but I couldn't imagine it in my head. I used a matte cyan 900 for a month, unprotected and was fairly rough with it but the matte never had any signs of wearing. Conversely, the glossy white I sent out for repairs had micro "scuffs" on the back that are practically invisible unless under direct harsh light.
    01-08-2013 06:47 PM
  2. gerbilly's Avatar
    No problems with my Red Nokia 920.
    01-08-2013 06:50 PM
  3. dogfish54's Avatar
    Mine has been perfect, I have a 'first batch' Cyan 920. There are definitely some legitimate issues that have been posted about, but also I think a little bit too much concern about reading into every little glitch. My iphone5 scratches easily and today I had to soft reset it because when I typed to try to unlock it, no letters would come up. The battery life is also erratic, but it really depends on what apps I was using that day too. I've had my iphone4 get so hot that it shut itself down due to thermal issues once, but never again. It's a computer. Certainly don't accept a crap phone, but some people need to accept that no technology is perfect.
    01-08-2013 07:29 PM
  4. 9520G's Avatar
    I have had my lumia 920 for a week, no issues at all here.
    01-08-2013 07:38 PM
  5. Alex Kj's Avatar
    No major issues with mine, just a very minor creaking issue when pressing on certain spot... The phone's body is plastic (regardless of fancy names people use for it), so I was kinda expecting that ;-) Otherwise no issues with its display or front camera or battery or random reboots. I'm glad that I decided to get it and not the "mandatory" iPhone 5 (even though I have used all iPhone models since 3G and all of them been flawless), especially after reading the Apple's forums about the multiple battery life issues which Apple can't seem to fix but actually makes it worse (at least for some people) with each new update, not to mention how fragile its new thin aluminum body is (my friend replaced 2 of his iPhone 5's - one he accidentally bent himself, the other was slightly bent right out of the box) ;-)
    Last edited by Alex Kj; 01-08-2013 at 08:06 PM.
    01-08-2013 07:44 PM
  6. V J's Avatar
    No major issues with mine, just a very minor creaking issue when pressing on certain spot... The phone's body is plastic (regardless of fancy names people use for it), so I was kinda expecting that ;-) Otherwise no issues with its display or front camera or battery or random reboots. I'm glad that I decided to get it and not the "mandatory" iPhone 5 (even though I have used all iPhone models since 3G and all of them been flawless), especially after reading the Apple's forums about the multiple battery life issues which Apple can't seem to fix but actually makes it worse (at least for some people) with each new update, not to mention how fragile its new thin aluminum body is (my friend replaced 2 of his iPhone 5's - one he accidentally bent himself, the other was slightly bent right out of the box) ;-)
    I can see where you're coming from if you've just switched to Nokia. Newer users will be more forgiving of the superficial defects, I mean really, what's a little creak and squeek on a plastic phone, it's to be expected of any manufacturer. But not so for Nokia, most of us long-time fans have stuck with Nokia even through the last years of Symbian 3 when the OS was severely incompetent mainly due to the fact that Nokia excelled in hardware. When most of my friends are sending off their iPhones for shattered glass or putting up with a cracked screen, my E7 lasted me a year and a half unprotected, scuff-free, scratch-free, squeek-free and the damn thing had a hinge mechanism utilized by the QWERTY keyboard! It was a tank. It would have survived a nuclear bombing.

    And at least for me, that's the main reason I've stuck with Nokia through thick and thin, even through subpar OSes. Take that away and I have no reason to stick with Nokia, except maybe for my fierce brand loyalty, but that's just plain blind patronism.
    01-08-2013 08:46 PM
  7. Flan Tamarind's Avatar
    I have a Build 2012 L920 that I bought from someone on Craigslist. My only issue with the phone is poor battery life, but I feel if I flash Portico it may resolve that issue.
    01-08-2013 09:33 PM
  8. conanheath's Avatar
    I have a Build 2012 L920 that I bought from someone on Craigslist. My only issue with the phone is poor battery life, but I feel if I flash Portico it may resolve that issue.
    Make sure your battery is fully charged when you flash OS. I don't know if that is what fixed my battery issues because I flashed pre Portico first time and post Portico second time. Portico only seems to fix random battery drains when I performed OTA update. I still think there is a problem with battery reporting software. It has made a huge difference with manual flash.
    01-08-2013 09:46 PM
  9. OpieMC's Avatar
    The only problem I got so far was the dreaded battery drain issue, which was completely fixed by a hard reset (should have tried a soft reset first though, lol). I hope it stays that way.

    I think a good portion of the issues have to do with the OS. HTC users are reporting issues that sound an awful lot like the problems we're having.
    01-08-2013 09:52 PM
  10. Alex Kj's Avatar
    I can see where you're coming from if you've just switched to Nokia. Newer users will be more forgiving of the superficial defects, I mean really, what's a little creak and squeek on a plastic phone, it's to be expected of any manufacturer. But not so for Nokia, most of us long-time fans have stuck with Nokia even through the last years of Symbian 3 when the OS was severely incompetent mainly due to the fact that Nokia excelled in hardware. When most of my friends are sending off their iPhones for shattered glass or putting up with a cracked screen, my E7 lasted me a year and a half unprotected, scuff-free, scratch-free, squeek-free and the damn thing had a hinge mechanism utilized by the QWERTY keyboard! It was a tank. It would have survived a nuclear bombing.

    And at least for me, that's the main reason I've stuck with Nokia through thick and thin, even through subpar OSes. Take that away and I have no reason to stick with Nokia, except maybe for my fierce brand loyalty, but that's just plain blind patronism.
    I've actually used Nokia phones before iPhones, multiple models, and while in general they were very durable all of them had minor issues, including plastic creaks and such, and their displays were definitely NOT bullet-proof, at least in my personal experience :-\ On the other hand I never managed to break or severely scratch the displays on any of my iPhones (and I never used screen protectors for them). Just a matter of luck, I guess...
    01-08-2013 10:02 PM
  11. conanheath's Avatar
    The 920 personally has been a huge disappointment quality wise. I have had multiple BBs, iPhones and one Moto Razr Maxx as far as smartphones. Never returned one with any defects. Never had any issues with software either. I know WP8 is new software and it's MS so I expect bugs, but not like this. From my experience with 920, it doesn't appear to be OS. It seems to be more hardware and Phone side software issues. Nokia had better step it up next time or get out of the smartphone business. And if this is the QC that can be expected, they are already done. I'm no fan boy for any OS or product. I'm just looking for one that works.
    01-09-2013 06:26 AM
  12. JanLundDK's Avatar
    Only have had my white 920 for a week, but no problems so far. Better batterylife than expected, no freeze or restarts.

    Charging it overnight using the wireless charging plate, also no issues here.
    01-09-2013 06:34 AM
  13. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    The 920 personally has been a huge disappointment quality wise. I have had multiple BBs, iPhones and one Moto Razr Maxx as far as smartphones. Never returned one with any defects. Never had any issues with software either. I know WP8 is new software and it's MS so I expect bugs, but not like this. From my experience with 920, it doesn't appear to be OS. It seems to be more hardware and Phone side software issues. Nokia had better step it up next time or get out of the smartphone business. And if this is the QC that can be expected, they are already done. I'm no fan boy for any OS or product. I'm just looking for one that works.
    I remember when the Nokia N8 was first released and the number of complaints of the N8 dying and not switching back on again. It turned out to be a manufacturing defect and was quickly put right. I also remember the iPhone antenna fault where the advise given out by Apple was "you're holding it wrong"! They then issued a rubber bumper as a fix. The point is, with all new products there may be defective units regardless of manufacturer but these are usually in the minority. We tend to think the problems are widespread because internet forums are full of complaints rather than compliments.
    01-09-2013 06:49 AM
  14. stevethenerd's Avatar
    I have noticed that when certain "heavy" games the phone will over heat and rather quickly loose battery power.
    01-09-2013 06:59 AM
  15. Neibl's Avatar
    My Nokia Lumia 920 is issue free, don't want to jinx it I guess but it is true I am utterly satisfied.

    Got a white one off contract through amazon wireless.
    01-09-2013 07:55 AM
  16. Jastow's Avatar
    I bought a red 920 the day it came out in the U.S. and have one spec of dust under FFC lense. The area above the camera on the back gets warm depending how much I use it and which apps, but so did my iPhone 4. Battery life seems about the same, maybe better than the iPhone, except standby.time seems better on the Nokia. No issues, no need to return. Wish the camera focused better on the first try. Fit and finish: the gap on the bottom of the screen is noticeably bigger than the other sides, which dont have a gap. I wouldn't return the phone over this alone and only $99 anyways (cheaper than the iPhones I've purchasediver the years.
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    Last edited by Jastow; 01-09-2013 at 09:28 PM.
    01-09-2013 08:07 AM
  17. conanheath's Avatar
    I remember when the Nokia N8 was first released and the number of complaints of the N8 dying and not switching back on again. It turned out to be a manufacturing defect and was quickly put right. I also remember the iPhone antenna fault where the advise given out by Apple was "you're holding it wrong"! They then issued a rubber bumper as a fix. The point is, with all new products there may be defective units regardless of manufacturer but these are usually in the minority. We tend to think the problems are widespread because internet forums are full of complaints rather than compliments.
    When someone receives one bad phone, it can be called normal manufacturing issues. I can accept that. When someone receives three and four bad phones, their is a design and or manufacturing defect. The odds aren't that good. Bad batch? Maybe, but that just tells me QC at Nokia sucks. Out of five smartphones I've owned, this is my first to return and first to have this many issues with. I can handle OS issues, its part of today and technology and everybody playing catchup. I can't however make excuses for bad hardware. There is no excuse. Its subpar parts, bad design, or manufacturing problems. All of which are completely in Nokia's hands. They made the decision to design and build a problem child.
    01-09-2013 08:29 AM
  18. 9500ix24's Avatar
    My 920 is issue free as well. I got a black one about 12 days ago from my local AT&T store. No dust issues or gaps, no overheating, amazing battery life (20 hours of heavy use, 1 day 12 hours of moderate use and 3 days+ of light use), no blurry pictures and no overheating. I always charge my Lumia with the wireless chargers that I have at home, the only exception is when I'm driving since I haven't seen qi inductive chargers accessories yet for cars, other than that this phone is amazing and performs better than my friends iPhone 5s
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    01-09-2013 10:56 AM
  19. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    I would like a screenshot of your phones to go along with your 5 broken nokias. How many would show you as android or iphone users just trolling a windows phone board in between stints on your favorite porn sites?
    01-09-2013 11:11 AM
  20. conanheath's Avatar
    I would like a screenshot of your phones to go along with your 5 broken nokias. How many would show you as android or iphone users just trolling a windows phone board in between stints on your favorite porn sites?
    Hey, don't knock my porn sites. But really, I am no fan boy of any OS or phone manufacture. Only one I will never use again is icrap. I support the one that works for me. As far as OS, WP8 is my first go around with MS and first Nokia since '99 or so. Wp8 OS works very well for me. The 920 doesn't. To many problems to list with phone. I'm sticking with WP8, but I'm done with Nokia as soon as another flagship phone comes along. I also have Surface and have had absolutely no problems with it. I'm not a big fan of Samsung, but I went on my previous experience with Nokia and it got me a headache of a phone so I will give Sammy a try or preferably Surface phone. Nokia will get it right, but they missed the mark with 920. If this was a budget phone, I wouldn't be complaining. But I paid good money for a flagship phone and I got a budget phone with budget problems.
    01-09-2013 11:49 AM
  21. The_Traveler's Avatar
    Issue free since December twenty-three.
    01-09-2013 11:57 AM
  22. tebugg's Avatar
    The 920 personally has been a huge disappointment quality wise. I have had multiple BBs, iPhones and one Moto Razr Maxx as far as smartphones. Never returned one with any defects. Never had any issues with software either. I know WP8 is new software and it's MS so I expect bugs, but not like this. From my experience with 920, it doesn't appear to be OS. It seems to be more hardware and Phone side software issues. Nokia had better step it up next time or get out of the smartphone business. And if this is the QC that can be expected, they are already done. I'm no fan boy for any OS or product. I'm just looking for one that works.
    for every person that is having issues with their lumia 920, there are probably 5 that arent (just a guess). when i first got my samsung galaxy s3, i had rebooting issues just from making a simple text message. i took that phone back and got a new one. then my 2nd gs3 battery just died on me inside of a week. i couldnt take it off the charger for more than 2 hours or it would die. so i took that back again and got another one. the one i have now is fine except for the battery still not being able to last me throughout the day. there are also other things wrong with it that i'm not experiencing but others are (Some Samsung Galaxy S3 Handsets Are Reportedly Bricking Themselves For No Reason | Redmond Pie). so my point is, while it sucks that you havent had the best of luck with your lumia 920, this isnt just a nokia issue. they happen to other manufacturers also. and the amount of people having the issue's are always lower than the people that arent having an issue, alot lower.
    01-09-2013 01:59 PM
  23. Xaphoon148's Avatar
    My first yellow Lumia 920 and my first Nokia for 15 years. (purchased 26. november 2012)
    Haven't had any issues except battery the first week, drained fast, but is now ok.
    Just simply love it ;)
    01-09-2013 03:42 PM
  24. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Got a black Lumia 920 from AT&T. Its rock solid. No issues. The fit and finish are top notch and I can't out the phone down. I also own a Droid DNA and its lighter and more sleek in design but it just doesn't compare to the solid industrial feel of the Lumia.
    01-09-2013 04:16 PM
  25. B T C's Avatar
    I've had my phone since launch day, and it's never rebooted itself. Or it hasn't to my knowledge. I think I've had to do a soft reset one time. The battery on my phone died, and the phone would not power back up, or boot up, even when it was plugged it. When I would try to turn it on I would just get a big battery icon on the screen. I held down on the volume and the lock button and that resolved the issue.

    Aside from battery life in LTE areas, that's really been my only issue. I'm new to smartphones, so I may not be doing as much with my phone as most people.
    01-09-2013 04:48 PM
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