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  1. pseudoware's Avatar
    Does this one-time flagship have any shelf life left as a "top-tier" WP device? Or is it now, officially, a full-fledged "budget" alternative?
    09-12-2013 04:48 PM
  2. pantsaregood's Avatar
    It isn't any worse than the Lumia 925 or 928 - they're all essentially variants of the same phone. The 1020 probably multitasks slightly better due to having more RAM, but otherwise no - it isn't a low-end device by any means.
    09-12-2013 04:50 PM
  3. sutimcon91's Avatar
    Does this one-time flagship have any shelf life left as a "top-tier" WP device? Or is it now, officially, a full-fledged "budget" alternative?
    I prefer it to a bang for buck rather than a low-end phone. Since it's specs is matched up with other Lumias top-tier phone, I think it will survive at least 1.5 - 2 years before turning into a "budget" one.
    09-12-2013 05:48 PM
  4. Kellzea's Avatar
    Does this one-time flagship have any shelf life left as a "top-tier" WP device? Or is it now, officially, a full-fledged "budget" alternative?
    budget phone? Really?

    Of course its not obsolete, its a striking design, has wireless charging built in and has ois.

    That and a 720p screen, dual core processor and 1gig of ram.

    I know apple think a budget phone costs 450, but come on!
    09-12-2013 06:07 PM
  5. tomcrook's Avatar
    I didnt even look at the specs or if it was a 'top tier' phone before I bought it.
    I went into the shop and played on some phones and chose the one that felt right. I still feel I made the best decision I could.

    I don't get people who dwell on these things.
    snowmutt, rdubmu, n7slc and 2 others like this.
    09-12-2013 06:13 PM
  6. Ahmed Hassan7's Avatar
    In my opinion 2nd best windows phone after the 1020

    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    09-12-2013 06:49 PM
  7. Ahmed Hassan7's Avatar
    In my opinion 2nd best windows phone after the 1020



    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    09-12-2013 06:49 PM
  8. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    I love this phone, she'll never wear out for me.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-12-2013 06:53 PM
  9. AndreStudart's Avatar
    obsolete?? of course not!

    even though 920 already has 1year of life (pratically), even the newest phones (s4 and sony's Z1) can't match 920's camera! OIS, carl zeis lens, much more faster/fluid system than android, run apps better and still is the best phone with a camera on it! (not camera phone, like 1020)..

    If the 920 is obselete, so every others flagship are too! 920 is the most incredible phone I've ever used, and I use to LOVE iphone, but after 920.. android or iOS never more!
    n7slc and snowmutt like this.
    09-12-2013 07:31 PM
  10. cj-m's Avatar
    920 is the starting point of it all for WP8, so no, I wouldn't consider the 920 being antiquated.

    Us Lumia WP7/7.8 users are the ones who should be worrying about our phones being labelled "obsolete" even though they are still pretty good.
    09-12-2013 08:47 PM
  11. bilzkh's Avatar
    It's now an amazing mid-range device, but it's one that meets all of my current needs.
    09-12-2013 08:59 PM
  12. DalekSnare's Avatar
    No, it's the highest end phone except for the camera. 1020 is the special camera variant, and the others are worse in different areas. Only 920 has full RGB stripe resolution. 925 and 1020 don't have built in wireless charging.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-12-2013 09:12 PM
  13. No Name3's Avatar
    I have had a 920 and a 925 and I actually prefer the 920. The 925 looks more sleek and new but the 920 felt better. The seem equally as fast to me. Having said that, I would never consider either of the two to be high end phones. I would consider them mid tier phones. Maybe the high end of mid tier. But next to a Samsung Galaxy 4, the Lumias just look like a step down to me. And I have a STRONG preference for wp over Android but just my opinion.
    09-12-2013 09:25 PM
  14. boo516's Avatar
    I am beginning to think so too especially since in the us we don't have GDR 2 yet. I just want Data Sense!!
    09-12-2013 09:29 PM
  15. xratola's Avatar
    It's not obsolete at all, carries want us to think that, that's why they don't roll out updates :)
    09-12-2013 09:43 PM
  16. maverick786us's Avatar
    I would always consider Lumia 920 over 925. For me its weight is not an issue. I like the design of 920 over 925. It is better build quality. The worst thing that I find in 925 is, micro USB on top instead of bottom
    09-13-2013 12:48 AM
  17. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    In my opinion a a phone that is obsolete is a phone that the manufacturers no longer release updates for, such as the iPhone 3GS, but come on, that came out about 5 years ago.
    09-13-2013 02:48 AM
  18. barareklam's Avatar
    After GDR2 and Amber my 920 feels like a new phone. Honeslty I was thinking about 1020 but after looking at Pictures and comparing with 920 Picture quality, and other things like shot-to-shot time, I found that I will not get 1020. In my oppinion 920 will live long Life and I will not change it yet. Maybe in a year from now, let's see what next phones comes. 5s touch ID is really nothing Worth mentioning it.
    09-13-2013 03:57 AM
  19. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    Depends what you mean by obsolete?

    It is still a current phone on Nokia's website and I am not aware that it will be removed, or that they are considering phasing it out because is reaching its end of life from a product and marketing point of view. Neither would I consider it to be obsolete personally, for daily use, or that it is sliding into a mid-range position.

    What might be a little confusing is that Nokia have released the 925, but it is very nearly the same in regard to the internals with the exception of a 6th lens in the camera. Nokia have also set themselves on a blistering track of releasing new phones every few months, but these appear to be to fill markets where they perceive they are short of a model - they have a strategy of creating a model for a particular market. The opposite of Apple, who have a "take it, or leave it" approach and who have only just chosen to offer 2 current phones, instead of this year's and last year's.

    It might be thought of as long in the tooth, but that doesn't equate to obsolete. What did you mean when you said obsolete?
    09-13-2013 04:25 AM
  20. ejb222's Avatar
    As far as being a budget phone. You can get Like new L920s on EBay for $200-$250 all day long. Sure they are used, but Compare that to $400+ for a L925 or I've even seen 1020s go for over $700 on ebay. If you are diligent you can grab a L920 in almost mint condition for the same price as a new 620
    09-13-2013 08:07 AM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    The L920 OBSOLETE???

    I.....got nothing.

    *drops head on desk in bewilderment*
    09-13-2013 09:26 AM
  22. vormison's Avatar
    I still consider the 920 to be the true flagship device. Built in wireless charging, no camera bump on the back, etc. It's still the best all-around WP in my opinion.
    raccoon210 likes this.
    09-13-2013 09:57 AM
  23. Coreldan's Avatar
    obsolete?? of course not!

    even though 920 already has 1year of life (pratically), even the newest phones (s4 and sony's Z1) can't match 920's camera! OIS, carl zeis lens, much more faster/fluid system than android, run apps better and still is the best phone with a camera on it! (not camera phone, like 1020)..

    If the 920 is obselete, so every others flagship are too! 920 is the most incredible phone I've ever used, and I use to LOVE iphone, but after 920.. android or iOS never more!
    Well, most phones can't match the N8s camera either, which is like 3 years ago when it was released :P The N8 actually outshoots the 920 in the usual still shots and shooting moving targets (Xenon flash is better for that than dual LED), but I value the OIS of the 920 and the video light to an extent too (N8 couldnt be used as a flashlight due to Xenon).
    AndreStudart likes this.
    09-13-2013 10:07 AM
  24. rohirrimp's Avatar
    yes it will become obsolete in probably the next 6 or 8 months for people wanting to purchase a new phone. However, people who already own it need not worry coz we will get the 8.1 update. Also the hardware specs of our beloved lumia 920 will be quite good for some time. Atleast for me, I think the lumia 920 will be all i ever need for a couple of years from now. Dual core processor and 1gb ram will go a long way. I only miss removable storage a little bit and less weight a tiny bit. I hope i am making sense. I am sooo happy coming back to nokia from Samsung. I think i am a nokia fan.
    09-13-2013 10:23 AM
  25. 6Kings's Avatar
    Wireless charging is like the biggest benefit to me and I use it all the time. Having it optional is a step in the wrong direction so I wouldn't upgrade to anything else. The only issue I have is actually using the 920 as a phone as the noise cancelling microphone and volume on the earpiece for calls is causing me a lot of problems. I have to use a bluetooth headset to be able to hear and speak consistently. Other than those issues, I LOVE this phone and OS.
    09-13-2013 10:48 AM
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