In the Flesh and First Impression – Nokia Lumia 920

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Just went to Jarir this morning to shop for a new phone (I was planning to upgrade my 2 year old Nokia e71) and right at the bottom of the stairs was the diplay for the Nokia Lumia Phones and Samsung’s. I was hoping that Jarir have the phone that I was looking for on display but unfortunately not.

Since I was able to play with the Nokia Lumia 820 so I decided to checkout the Lumia 920 (Lumia 620 was also there but I was preoccupied with the Lumia 920).

Nokia Lumia 920 was officially announced by Nokia Philippines earlier this month via their FB page, it’s Nokia flagship smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 and a 4.5″ LCD multi-touch screen with 16M colors @332 ppi – yes better than the 326 ppi of iPhone 5, and sporting the Pureview Camera Technology paired with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens that can easily capture photos at 3552 x 2448 pixels screen resolution and capture 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) at 30fps.

It’s a good thing that the staff at Jarir allowed (or did not stop) me to playing with the phone for more than 30 mins – I think it was more than that – even though people are starting to come in.

Here’s my first impression of the Lumia 920:

  • At first look the Lumia 920 may look like the 820 in steroids but there are a number of difference between the two and I’m not talking about the size.
  • Even though the Lumia 920 is just 0.2″ larger than the Lumia 820 its feels larger and more solid than the Lumia 820. It could be because of the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 or the additional component for the camera.
  • As responsive as the Lumia 820.
  • No cheap felling on this one, even though the Lumia 920 appeared to be using the same material used for its smaller brother.
  • It has the same number of button on the right side as the Lumia 820, audio was great even without using a headphone or ear buds.
  • As for the photos, the photos looks sharper and crispier than the Lumia 820.
  • As for the apps, pre-installed on the unit that I tested where Twitter, Facebook Messenger (Chat), Windows Live Messenger and IE.
  • Since the darn thing was not connected to the internet, I was not able to test the browsing feature though apps launches faster than their iOS version (may because it’s not connected to the net).
  • Like in the Lumia 820, if you’re a first time Lumia 920 user it has a steep learning curve.
  • And remember when you’re stuck at any point that Home, Back and Search button are the 3 icons that you see at the buttom.

The current price of the Lumia 920 here in the Kingdom is SAR 2,299.00 and Php 26,999.00 in the Philippines. Now all that’s left now is to do a full review, so we know how it compares with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

Abet also wrote his initial impression of the Nokia Lumia 920 and you can read it here. Also to know more about the Nokia Lumia 920, you can go here.

Last modified: March 21, 2013

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