Expert Review of Nokia Lumia 920 Black
Nokia Lumia 920 is the new flagship Lumia phone that runs on the latest and most advanced Lumia Amber operating system. The Finnish handset maker, Nokia, has come up with a new smartphone that is based on a totally different platform and unique technology. Nokia Lumia 920, has a special and unique feature of being charged wirelessly, which makes it a marquee product. It sounds amazing, for you do not have to keep this phone away for charging but simply put it on any of the Qi-compatible charger to get it charged automatically without the need for any wire connection. All you need to do is to attach the Wireless Charging Shell to your device and make it rest on the Fatboy pillow to let it charge on its own. To boost up the sales of Nokia phones in the market, the company is every now and then releasing a new handset that holds some special features like Nokia 808 PureView that holds a camera of 41 megapixels. In this, there is an additional application called SkyDrive with which, one can synchronize all Windows applications and files on your Laptop, PC or tablet, to access your files from anywhere.
The dimensions of this gadget are 130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm and it weighs 185 grams, which is quite heavy when compared to its contemporary rivals. This droid has ‘Nokia City Lens’ application, which lets you to discover all your city has to offer by just looking at your camera's viewfinder wherein, you can locate an area's shops, restaurants and businesses by just holding your phone up and the City Lens application will find them out for you. You can also book a table at your desired time in your favourite restaurant by using this application.
For charging this smartphone, there are chargers available in different shapes, sizes and colors. The best thing about these chargers is that they are Qi-compatible, which means that you can choose any wireless charger you like that even your friends can share. Apart from this, another exciting feature in this handset is the Carl Zeiss lens with PureView technology that enables you to capture blur-free images as well as videos. This lens has optical image stabilization and PureMotion HD that bring to you the best output ever. The touchscreen of this handset is also of the best quality that responds even to the slightest of touch. This type of touchscreen has never been experienced in any of the available handsets. This PureMotion HD display is the world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive one that is enough to make every colour, clear and sensitive enough to respond to your fingertips, even when they are covered up.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a PureMotion HD display that is blessed with so many features that you would find it more responsive and astounding than Apple’s iPhone. The IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen is made up of the toughest and sturdiest Corning Gorilla Glass that makes it scratch and fingerprints resistant. This 4.5 inches wide display is quite sufficient for watching movies and videos and provides a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels along with 16M colors contriving to give numerous color combinations to make the screen more vibrant and rich with sharp effects. This amazing and unique display supports many features such as Ambient light detector, Polarization filter, Light time-out, Brightness control, Proximity sensor, Orientation sensor, Sculpted 2.5D glass, RGB Stripe, High Brightness mode, Luminance of 600 nits, Aspect ratio of 15:9, Sunlight readability enhancements, Super sensitive touch, Color boosting, IPS screen and a refresh rate of 60Hz. All these features combine to make the world’s most happening display ever.
Talking about pixel density, we can say that the pixel density of this handset is 332ppi, which brings more life-like touch to the display to ensure a sort of real life experience. The display is so unclouded and clear that you will not miss even the minutest of things on it. This droid runs on the latest and highly awaited Lumia Amber operating system. Nokia Lumia 920 has a monoblock form factor, which due to its slim design can be carried anywhere with ease. A dual core Krait processor that beats at the rate of 1.5GHz powers it. The processing speed of this droid is boosted by the presence of Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, which along with Adreno 225 GPU, helps in improving the graphics performance of the device.
Nokia Lumia 920 is adored as an audio as well as video player. The various speech codecs accessible are AMR-WB, GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR and EFR. The music player supports noise cancellation feature that helps you to get uninterrupted sound. The various codecs supported by the music player are AMR-NB, MP3, AMR-WB, AAC LC, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC /HEAAC, and eAAC /HEAACv2, whereas the various audio formats backed by this handset for file playback are MP4, ASF, WAV, AMR, AAC, M4A, MP3, 3GP, WMA, and 3G2. The AMR format is used for audio file recording whereas the codec supported for recording is AMR-NB. You can synchronize your video with other devices using NFC feature and even share it on SkyDrive.
The video player too works pretty well and gives back up to various codecs for playback such as H.263 VC-1, H.264/AVC and MPEG-4 whilst the formats supported for playback are 3GP, MP4, WMV, M4V and M4A. For having fun, you can share your multimedia files on social networks and with a DLNA compatible TV through an application. However, with such bundle of applications at your end, you will never feel the need to be connected to the FM radio, which otherwise is not available in this device.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia Lumia 920 comes with an amazing 8 megapixels rear camera that comprises of various features like auto focus with two stage capture key, short pulse high power dual LED flash, landscape orientation, touch focus, auto and manual white balance, geo-tagging, optical image stabilization, still image editor, true 16:9 sensor, lenses applications, BSI sensor type and 1.4 µm of pixel size. The resolution of this exciting camera is 3264 x 2448 pixels and it can give 4x digital zoom facility so that you can get the minutest of information in detail. It has Carl Zeiss Tessar lens that gives blur-free images and videos with utmost clarity and richness. With this camera, you can record videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels by capturing 30 frames per second.
The images captured by this camera support JPEG/Exif format and the video player can digitally zoom to 4X level. Along with its rear camera, there is a secondary camera of 1.3 megapixels strength as well, which is also capable of taking images with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels and shoot videos with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. With this secondary camera, you can do live video chats with your family and friends.
Nokia Lumia 920 provides support to Internet through options such as EDGE of class 12, 3G with HSPA speed of category 6, multi slot GPRS of class 12 with 4 1/3, 2/2, 3/1 and 4 slots, a maximum speed of 32 – 48Kbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct via WLAN support and 4G of category 3 with LTE speed. One can easily synchronize the media files of Nokia Lumia 920 with other devices through Bluetooth of v3.1 with A2DP, EDR and USB via microUSB v2.0 and USB On-the-go support. One can also use NFC (Near Field Communication) to synchronize your device with other compatible devices using super fast speed. For entertainment purposes, the smartphone possesses HTML5 browser.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia Lumia 920 is blessed with a huge amount of internal storage capacity of 32GB along with 1GB of RAM. With this, there is a 7GB space available in SkyDrive with which there is no issue regarding the loss of data or deletion of data in order to make space for new applications or files. This memory is sufficient enough to store a huge stock of your files and applications without eating up the entire memory. We can say that the internal memory is quite sufficient to hold the media files, so there is no need to expand the external memory and that is why, there is no memory card support in the device.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia Lumia 920 is loaded with the latest features and applications that bring the whole world around. A lot many games and applications can be downloaded. With all these, there are a lot of social networking sites pre-loaded in this droid wherein, you will get help to deal with your business matters.
Nokia Lumia 920 is blessed with a non-removable built-in standard Li-ion 2,000mAh battery, which is charged wirelessly. This fully charged battery delivers a talktime of up to 10 hours on 3G network and up to 17 hours on 2G network. The standby time in respect to this battery is 400 hours in 2G as well as 3G networks. One can record video for a time of 6 hours, play music for a time span of up to 67 hours and do continuous video recording for 3 hours. You can also do other basic daily routine works on this gadget without eating up the battery. You can charge your Nokia Lumia 920 using FatBoy pillow or other Qi-compatible wireless chargers that reduce the load of charging the device near a power socket. Just put the device in the charging shell and then place it on the desired charger, and lo! Your droid starts to charge automatically.
Nokia Lumia 920 offers connectivity thing to 4G, 3G and 2G networks at a bandwidth of 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 900 / 2100MHz for 4G, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz for 3G and 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz for 2G networks. If we talk regarding the LTE, we can say that LTE uploading speed via 4G network is of 50Mbps whilst the downloading speed is of 100Mbps. On the other hand, the uploading HSUPA speed is of 5.76Mbps whereas the HSDPA downloading speed via 3G is of 42Mbps.
If we compare Nokia Lumia 920 with Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of battery, then we can say that Lumia 920 comprises of a 2000mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly whereas Galaxy S4 comprises of a 2600mAh battery, which is required to be charged by using a power socket. If we do the comparison regarding their pixles densities, Lumia 920 has 332ppi and Galaxy S4 has 441ppi. If we compare the RAM portion, Lumia 920 has 1GB of RAM and S4 has 2GB of RAM respectively.