Few days ago when Nokia Philippines announced that their newest flagship phones namely Nokia Lumia 620 and Nokia Lumia 820 has finally arrived on shore, available in selected Nokia Stores and partner dealers nationwide—Nokia Lumia 920 is yet to arrive on April. I was happy that yesterday, I was able to have a hands on of all the three phones at Avant Abenson in TrinoMa so check out my impressions below about these newest amazing gadgets.
Lumia 620, 820 and 920 is a new breed of smartphones released by Nokia. It differs from the rest of other Nokia series in a way that it’s now powered by the upgraded Windows 8 mobile operating system. Because of its advanced and powerful internal working environment, Nokia was able to pull off great and even improved features rarely seen from the rest of smartphones in the market right now.
LOOK AND FEEL
Lumia series can be highly distinguished for its ‘metro’ or ‘modern’ look which is a winning design because of its intuitiveness and easy navigation. It has live tiles that let you take a sneak preview of some of the latest contents of your phone such as number of recent and unread messages and emails, thumbnails of people on your contacts and social media accounts, new photos, missed calls and more.
You can easily distinguish a Nokia 620, 820 and 920 from one another apart from its eye candy colors. The Lumia 620, the entry-level smartphone is the smallest in size and has fully rounded corners, rectangular shape. Nokia Lumia 820 (mid-range) has a bigger screen and has a bit rounded corners while Lumia 920 (high-end) has the biggest size and in full rectangular shape.
I think it is worth mentioning that the font size in the Lumia interface is configurable which is good for users, especially the seniors whose vision makes the default size already too small or blurry for them.
CUTTING EDGE FEATURES AND DEAL FOR FULL VERSION APPLICATIONS
While relatively new, Lumia offers cutting edge applications that are actually better from other smartphones. One commendable feature is its interactive Map application which offers detailed information about certain places in the Philippines or other particular country for that matter. While most GPS capable Map applications from other competing smartphones require data network or internet connection, the Map application of Lumia series is useful even offline. You just need to select a map (say map of the Philippines) from their database, download the map and presto; you have the fully functioning 2D map!
Because Lumia phones are powered by Microsoft, creating office documents has become even more convenient on the go with its Office application! What’s more interesting is the fact that you can now sync your documents to its free cloud storage, SkyDrive, so you can access, edit and collaborate with your team on the files stored in it.
Lumia phones offers innovative design and is by far the only smartphone series that offers wireless charging and swappable shells!
The Lumia 620, 820 and 920 has a powerful camera that automatically reads QR codes and displays the link to its source. This application makes sense since QR codes are now widely used for decoding download links and product coupons. Further with Nokia Smart Shoot, you can capture a series of photos in a single click!
Lumia smartphones have also a unique feature called City Lens, an application that is able to detect nearby places as you move your camera around a specific location. The experience is like having a futuristic gear that allows you to identify places even they are beyond your sight. Mind blown!
The Windows Phone Market is a home to hundreds of apps for Lumia smartphones and I’ve learned that it offers free trial on applications so customers can have a preview of its features before actually buying the full version. Cool offer!
PERKS OF GETTING LATEST GADGETS AT ABENSON
Guess what, you can now get the Lumia 620, 820 and 920 at selected Abenson stores nationwide! Known as one of the country’s biggest appliances store chain, Abenson is also a home for the latest mobile phones such as the above mentioned and many other cool gadgets!
You just don’t get the latest gadgets but you also get them with exclusive freebies! Abenson allows you to get your dream gadget for as low as Php500/month, zero percent(0%) interest on all major credit cards!
If you want to avail the new Lumia 620, 820 and 920, have a drop by at Abenson stores near you and you might just get yourself a huge discount!
NOKIA LUMIA 620, 820 AND 920 PHOTOS
Last modified: February 25, 2013