Nokia Lumia 920 debuts with Windows 8: Hands-on Preview
Finally, Nokia debunks its well-kept secret: vibrant Lumia 920 in yellow, red with the scoop of Windows 8. Well, if bright red and fuchsia yellow looks too glaring and toy-stuff, then you can pick either a white, grey or black Nokia Lumia 920. Nokia launched this handset at its own media event in New York City on September 5, 2012. This Windows 8 phone promises massive upgrade from its predecessor Nokia Lumia 900 by bundling a bunch of improvements, such as wireless charging, augmented reality, NFC, PureView display and camera, full HD video capability, and dual-core processor.
Features of Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920, the flagship model, sports a bigger 4.5 PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD screen with WXGA (1,280 x 768 resolutions. The screen promises faster, responsiveness and brighter display than panels of any current Smartphone in the market. The screen also promises smooth responsiveness to fingers under gloves!
The camera boasts of an 8.7-megapixel PureView with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. However, the ‘PureView’ moniker would surely disappoint those who are expecting an image quality as of PureView 41-megapixel lens. In that case, Nokia Lumia 920 certainly falls from the grace. Nokia Lumia 920 packs a ‘floating lens’ that enables the camera with image stabilization capacity plus a low-light camera imaging capabilities.
Other notable improvements in Nokia Lumia 920:
- PureMotion HD+ screen that ensures blur-free scrolling and clearer view under sunlight
- Windows Phone 8 mobile platform with dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- A 32-GB onboard memory with 1GB RAM
- CityLens, the augmented reality software that works with the phone’s camera to render area-based details, turn-by-turn directions with an offline maps
- CinemaGraph feature that allows adding motion to still images
- NFC capability for easy file sharing including audio tracks to a wireless speaker
- A powerful 2000mAh battery
- Designer charging accessories from FatBoy, Virgin Atlantic, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf from
Despite these improvements, Nokia Lumia 920 leaves its consumers with some more features to want for such as a voice assistant (like Siri on iPhone 4SÂ S Voice on Samsung (S Voice) counterparts). Nokia Lumia 920 also falls behind with just an onboard 32 GB storage space without any microSD card whereas Samsung Galaxy SIII sports a 64GB SD card and Apple iPhone 4S comes with a 64GB variation. Hence, will Nokia’s new entrant rule in the leaders’ clan with biggies like Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Note 2, and HTC Windows 8 phones? Write your comments.