1. brian stabinger's Avatar
    I found a NIB, unused 920 (AT&T, Yellow!) for sale, for cheap. I've never owned one (1020, though), but always loved the design. At any rate, I received it in the mail, brand-new goodness and all. What a beautifully designed phone, especially when vs the stale slabs and tired iOS devices of now.

    This is such a fun phone to use! Coming from a 950/830, I was planning on updating this to W10M. After much reading (upgrading sounded iffy, and difficult), I decided to ride-out W8.1, since every app I had on my W10M device restored on the 920. Honestly, I don't totally miss W10M. Sure, Edge and Groove are better than IE and XbM. But I get Nokia Here Maps and City Lens. I forgot how great these apps were. Also going back to 8.1, I hadn't realized how fluid, fast and integrated this is vs W101M. I admit, I enjoy the Pivots of Metro. And capacitive buttons!!!

    Ok, so is the platform itself hobbled? Sure. For basic functionality (which is about all I need), the 920 works just perfect. Atop that, it's just a really fun phone to use. On a recent ski trip, nearing the end of a sub-0F day, everyone else's iPhones and Samsung's were dead; batteries stripped by the cold. But this old guy was still was rocking, as if nothing was happening.

    A bit of a rant, I do apologize. Just wanted to share a bit of my experience, in the off-chance someone else was pondering going down a similar path.

    Cheers!

    -Brian
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    01-30-2018 11:38 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I found a NIB, unused 920 (AT&T, Yellow!) for sale, for cheap. I've never owned one (1020, though), but always loved the design. At any rate, I received it in the mail, brand-new goodness and all. What a beautifully designed phone, especially when vs the stale slabs and tired iOS devices of now.

    This is such a fun phone to use! Coming from a 950/830, I was planning on updating this to W10M. After much reading (upgrading sounded iffy, and difficult), I decided to ride-out W8.1, since every app I had on my W10M device restored on the 920. Honestly, I don't totally miss W10M. Sure, Edge and Groove are better than IE and XbM. But I get Nokia Here Maps and City Lens. I forgot how great these apps were. Also going back to 8.1, I hadn't realized how fluid, fast and integrated this is vs W101M. I admit, I enjoy the Pivots of Metro. And capacitive buttons!!!

    Ok, so is the platform itself hobbled? Sure. For basic functionality (which is about all I need), the 920 works just perfect. Atop that, it's just a really fun phone to use. On a recent ski trip, nearing the end of a sub-0F day, everyone else's iPhones and Samsung's were dead; batteries stripped by the cold. But this old guy was still was rocking, as if nothing was happening.

    A bit of a rant, I do apologize. Just wanted to share a bit of my experience, in the off-chance someone else was pondering going down a similar path.

    Cheers!

    -Brian
    The L920 was a decent phone for it's time.

    I use my L920 as a back up phone and my old sorta-fixed-L930 I use a music / audiobook player.

    The L920 is a tank, there are amazing stories about L920s being recovered from lakes and still running.

    I have dropped mine so many times and it's never been damaged badly and for a while it had a £1 TPU gel case and that helped lol... my old L930 on the other hand... didn't fare so well especially the aluminium band.
    01-30-2018 04:35 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I loved mine, wouldn't mind finding one again for nostalgia.
    02-04-2018 01:32 PM

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