Nokia Lumia 920: Make or Break for Nokia
Nokia Lumia line of products have done quite well. Last week Nokia posted solid fourth quarter numbers, reporting 4.4 million Lumia smartphones sold, up from 2.9 million units in third quarter. Of course, that pales in comparison to smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple which easily move 35-40 million gadgets each quarter.
Building on its modest success, Nokia has come up with Lumia 920 smartphone, billed as a make or break device. With a 4.5 inch LCD display, the 920, which operates on the new Windows 8 software, has a super sensitive touchscreen that responds instinctively to your commands.
The Windows phone 8 platform offers a user friendly and clutter free setup. The Windows Phone 8 homescreen allows you to resize tiles so you can fit more on the page and still keep it neat and tidy. The WP 8 OS also comes preloaded with various video codecs that support MP4, WMV, AVI formats, etc. Full HD videos in the supported formats play without a hitch and thanks to the vibrant display.
Good plus points for WP8 system but the apps ecosystem is way behind Android and Apple. That should improve over time if developers are given enough incentives and more people use Windows smartphones.
Nokia Lumia 920 has one of the most impressive displays for smartphones. With a 768 x 1280 pixel resolution and 332ppi, the screen is crisp and scratches kept minimal with its Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There is also a 8.7MP main camera, and full 1080p HD video capture.
Its photo software is top notch. We already know about Nokia PureView technology which lets you shoot in the dark, without flash, and produces great images. This time, Nokia has a Smart Shoot technology which allow you to take a sequence of photos and change faces or edit out people/ unwanted objects without any hassle.
Another interesting feature in Lumia 920 is the Nokia City Lens, a kind of GPS system, which offers the location and information about restaurants, shops, hotels and ATMs in your neighborhood.
There are some drawbacks though. The gadget is quite heavy and heavy to fit into the palm at 5.1 inch tall and 2.8inch wide. Battery access and memory support over the 32GB of onboard storage is not provided. The bright yellow and red colors of Lumia 920 is chic and bold to distinguish from its competitors but personally I prefer the simple and elegant white, black or silver. Priced at $680, are there any takers for Nokia Lumia 920?
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