Nokia Lumia 920

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Engadget
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84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8 and (a little bit of) camera magic

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Rich display
  • Smooth video capture
  • Best-in-class low-light camera performance
Cons
  • Some softness in photos
  • Device feels unwieldy
  • App selection still lacking
  • Sluggish refresh on social networks
Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8 and (a little bit of) camera magic
More Info Nokia Lumia 920 official: Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP PureView camera Nokia Lumia 920 low-light shootout Windows Phone 8 review It's been almost a year to the day since we reviewed Nokia's first Windows Phone and now we're staring at its second-generation flagship, the Lumia 920. Since the Lumia 800, Nokia's taken a pretty big role in improving Windows Phone's standing in a crowded (but lucrative) smartphone battlefield. While it may be sharing the spotlight with the new HTC 8X, this slab of hewn polycarbonate has garnered plenty of admirers. No doubt, a large chunk of those would-be phone buyers are, for better and worse, lusting after the phone's PureView imaging tech -- and after our early tests, it looks like it could be just as impressive as the lossless optical zoom seen on the PureView 808. The Lumia 920 dominated Nokia's presentation at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 press event a few months ago, with the smaller Lumia 820 barely getting a look-in. It's got a "better-than-HD" 1,280 x 768, 4.5-inch high-contrast IPS display, built-in contactless charging, solid build quality and more of Nokia's exclusive software additions. This time, at least on hardware specifications, the company aims to put its flagship on equal footing with the likes of the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5. Can Nokia's biggest and (literally) brightest smartphone maintain its place at top of the Windows Phone pile? How does that camera fare with extended use? And will the Lumia 920 offer enough to pull you away from Android or iOS for your next phone?
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Scores

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.8
Display
9.1
Battery life
8.0
Camera
8.4
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
4.5 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
4.5 inches
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