Nokia Lumia 920 With Windows 8
Microsoft’s partnership with Nokia was supposed to drastically change things for the new Windows Phone 7 – sadly, that did not happen, even though the Lumia 800 and 900 are two of the best phones on the market hardware and design wise. However, Windows Phone 8 is already upon us and it brings a lot of improvements over the previous versions that make it worthy of attention. Nokia is also putting on their best game for the new OS with the Lumia 920 – the new flagship phone that will showcase everything Windows Phone 8 is capable of.
The Lumia 920 has pretty much the same design as the Lumia 900 – that’s a good thing, since it’s one of the best and most unique on the market. The polycarbonate unibody housing and the Gorilla glass make for a very sturdy pair, and the rounded sides make it easy to hold and use with either one or two hands. The phone comes in several color variations, all of which are glossy except the black model – this is in contrast to the all-matte versions of the Lumia 900.
The Lumia 920 is a perfected version of the Lumia 900, and it’s got the hardware to back that up. The main visible change is the display – Nokia has equipped the new flagship with a 4.5 inch IPS LCD panel with a 1280×768 pixels resolution, which coupled with the company’s ClearBlack technology provides a pretty amazing picture that is visible from any angle, in any conditions. The blacks are deep and the colors are crisp and true-to-life and thanks to the high resolution, the screen looks even better than the AMOLED display on the Lumia 900.
The other improvements in hardware include the dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, 1024 MB of RAM, 32 GB of onboard storage space, the NFC radio, Qi wireless charging feature and of course, the PureView-based 8.7 Megapixels main camera with optical image stabilization. All of these features are actually useful, which just makes the Lumia 920 a better choice for those who value practicality (but don’t want to give up style, either).
The phone also has 4G LTE and 42 Mbps HSPA+ capabilities, Wifi N, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1.3 Megapixels camera with HD video recording on the front, GPS and GLONASS and a big 2000 mAh battery on the inside – all packed inside the 10.7 mm thin housing (that is admittedly pretty heavy at 185 grams).
The fact that Windows Phone 8 runs on this phone is just as important as the updated specs – without the OS, there’s no way to take advantage of the hardware, after all. And 8 delivers: it’s what Windows Phone should have been from the start – it has support for multiple cores, high resolutions, all of the possible sensors and radios, a better and more customizable Metro UI and Hubs interface, a faster browser and camera apps, better integration with Skydrive (which is simply excellent, by the way), and more. In short, it’s a worthy upgrade and a serious competitor to iOS and Android, especially since the Apps Market has finally grown to a point where you can find apps for nearly any purpose.
The Lumia 920 will be coming to the market by the end of November, and it will signal the new age for Windows Phone – something both Nokia and Microsoft really need nowadays. It’s really a flagship phone in every regard and if you had doubts about Windows Phone, this device can definitely clear them up.
Here’s some more pictures of the Nokia Lumia 920: