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Windows Phone 8 and (a little bit of) camera magic

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It's Nokia's greatest Windows Phone yet. The Lumia 920 packs a superb screen with great visibility and sensitivity, but the camera gives a mixed performance.

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Critic reviews

7.8
19 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.7
  • Display
    9.1
  • Battery life
    8.1
  • Camera
    8.5
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    5.8
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.9
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.7

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User reviews

9.1
144 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 2, 2012

Nokia may crown it the most innovative smartphone, and alongside embedded wireless charging, there's plenty here to demonstrate that. But, for all that Windows Phone 8 does right (superb maps, zippy browser, simplicity), those holes in the app selection remain something that needs to be plugged.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Nov 1, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the ultimate Windows Phone, thanks to its jaw-dropping HD screen, fantastic PureView camera and wireless charging capability.

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8.0
CNET Nov 1, 2012

Nokia's Lumia 920 is heavy and thick, but if you want the most powerful, feature-rich Windows phone available, this is it.

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8.0
Wired Nov 5, 2012

It’s ... a big step up from the Lumia 900, and it’s the first Nokia Windows Phone device we’ve seen that’s technologically on par with high-end Android devices, and even the iPhone 5. Just don’t expect it to be as comfortable to carry in your skinny jeans.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 6, 2012

One of the first handsets shipping with Windows Phone 8, the big, beautiful Nokia Lumia 920 is the most powerful, versatile option available. But the phone itself is overgrown, and the platform has some growing to do.

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7.0
AllThingsD Nov 27, 2012

All in all, though, the Nokia Lumia 920 is worth considering, if you can live with a heavy device — especially given its combination of low price and strong features.

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9.0
PC World Australia Nov 26, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 is a superbly constructed smartphone that has an outstanding camera and an excellent screen. However, there's no mistaking the sheer size of this phone and the limited Windows Phone third-party app ecosystem can't match rival platforms.

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6.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 1, 2012

We had high hopes for the 920, and while individual elements are great, we have come away bitterly disappointed with the overall package.

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8.0
Mobiledia Nov 1, 2012

Overall, the Lumia 920 is one of the best Nokia devices in recent years -- the design is gorgeous, the display is top-notch and the camera is exceptional. It offers some innovative features that you won't find elsewhere else. But the big question will be if you're willing to take the plunge on...

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8.0
TechRadar Nov 6, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 isn't a groundbreaking, game-changing device, it's a refreshed Lumia 900 with a newer operating system and some additional power. That's not to say it's a bad phone, what Nokia has produced is a solid, well-built device which does the job you'd expect of a smartphone.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Dec 6, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 almost a barnstormer but is ultimately let down by a few too many niggling issues. Its optically stabilised camera does trounce the competition for night time shots but is let down by mediocre performance in good lighting.

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10
Techno Buffalo Nov 7, 2012

...it’s leaps and bounds ahead of the Lumia 900. It’s so excellent that the complaints about the heft have me baffled, but I suppose there’s always something to call out in a smartphone.

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8.0
BGR Nov 5, 2012

The design is unique and sharp, the performance has improved dramatically from earlier Windows Phones and the camera is amazing. Does that add up to an experience that outweighs the platform’s many limitations? For the majority of consumers, I don’t think it does.

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7.0
HotHardware Nov 29, 2012

When you mix in the phone's heft, poor battery life, and a lack-luster app selection, all of the positives don't make up for enough of the drawbacks.

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8.0
Photography Blog May 21, 2013

Recent smartphones have placed more emphasis on their photographic capabilities, and the Nokia Lumia 920 is certainly a very capable performer in this regard, especially if you regularly shoot in low-light where most smartphones begin to struggle.

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7.0
MobileBurn Dec 13, 2012

This is a fantastic phone for someone who is a dedicated Windows or Xbox user, or someone with a patient streak who spends most of their time on the web. Users who rely on a healthy app market may find that this is a great phone held back the limitations of its software.

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8.0
froesei froesei

Hardware My previous phone was the Lumia 900, so the solid design and sturdy feel of the device was very familiar to me. Many have voiced their concern over its size and weight, but for me it hasn’t been an issue. Yes, coming from a 900 meant I was already used to carrying a heftier phone, but...

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9.0
XFighter XFighter

I've been using the Lumia 920 for a small week now and I can say this is the best Windows Phone on the market. Thanks to the Microsft ecosystem I can control my Xbox, integrated SkyDrive and Skype, and so much more. There aren't that many apps on the market, if we compare it with the App Store...

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10
AntonioBD AntonioBD

In General: This is an excellent phone. It is classy, durable and has a great, albeit not perfect camera. For those used to an iphone or who have a macbook: I had an iphone 4 before this, which I loved at the time. However, the offerings from apple aren't as tempting as they used to be. Windows...

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10
snocom79 snocom79

Overall, this is a solid phone. I like the WP8 ecosystem and love Nokia. The NFC capabilities and the updated camera features make this the phone to carry for me.

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8.0
atgnag atgnag

I really wanted to love this phone. Then the freezes started. The app store really needs work. Hard to find things. (One good thing about the store. When you purchase an app it's downloaded to your phone ASAP.) I listen to a lot of podcasts while driving (40 minute commute each way to work). I...

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9.0
jlrevilla jlrevilla

The Nokia exclusive apps make this the best WP8 choice in my humble opinion. Besides, it's beautiful, even if it is a little bulky. Great display, looks like a plasma vs LCD (I´ve always preferred plasmas)

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9.0
joelrthomas joelrthomas

This is the best phone that I've ever owned. It feel solid, well built and is a joy to use. Has every feature you could ever dream of in a phone and the camera is top notch. I have the Cyan model and the color and finish of the phone are amazing.

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10
puzder puzder

Buy it. The OS is smooth, there are a plethora of apps and this thing is different enough to stand out. It feels awesome and is fun to use.

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9.0
zakkforchilli zakkforchilli

It looks amazing, feels amazing (besides landscape). They've got to address the physical button lights. They always stay on unless the screen is off. So hard to watch videos when you're getting blinded. Apps! Without Instagram i almost want to switch back to iphone. AmpKit was great too, so i...

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8.0
brendanmurty brendanmurty

The best Windows Phone 8 device on the market right now. Solid Nokia design, comfortable to hold in the hand. Most major services now have their own apps in the store, Nokia's exclusive apps also add value.

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