Nokia has finally launched its flagship phone, the Lumia 920, in India. This Nokia is by specification and innovation one of the best and most enthralling phones to come out for a while. They have bucked the trend to go thin and light and raided their laboratory to bring features like image stabilization on their camera and the Windows 8 Operating System.
For me it is the phone to go for at the top end of the market if you like the Nokia brand. Support your favourite brands or they will die. Don’t go for an iPhone just because everyone else is. Buck the trend like Nokia have and do something better. That is my evangilisation done… now on with the features.
Lumia 920 Features
The Lumia 920 has a good-sized 4.5 inch screen, 0.5 inch bigger than the iPhone. It has an 8.7 megapixel camera that outperforms many of the others on the market due to its ability to reduce blur with the image stabilization technology incorporated. It benefits from a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
This phone has taken chances, it has pushed the boundaries, and it has succeeded in its goals in my view. It looks strong and robust, like any good Nokia should, it has a nice glossy finish and it is packed with innovation. For me it is right up there with the Droid DNA, the Google Nexus 4 and the Samsung Note II. It is a proper phone.
Nokia Lumia 920 specifications
- 4.5-inch (1280×768) PureMotion HD+ display
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage
- 8.7-megapixel PureView rear camera
- 1.2-megapixel front camera
- Wireless charging
- Windows Phone 8
- 2,000mAh battery
- 130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm
The mobile phone market is a cluttered space at the moment. Nokia have done incredibly well to come back phone after phone, year after year, and keep re-inventing itself. Many of us look back with fondness at our Nokia 8210. The brick which lasted 8 years without breaking, was handed down from family member to family member and always charged.
With contract phones manufacturers have become less inclined to prioritise durability in phones. I think this is a shame.
Contracts have got longer. They were 12 months, 18 months, and now many are 24 months. It is more and more important that a phone lasts. In my opinion this Nokia will do more than last, it will flourish. It will be passed up to your Mum and then over to her brother then down to your cousin and on to the baby. In a short-term thinking age this is a really good thing for me.
Nokia Lumia 920 launched in India for Rs 38,199, you can buy it online as some sites are already selling the 920 for 36499.
So would I go for this Nokia over say the Galaxy Note II or the HTC Drois DNA. Maybe… This phone is up there with them but personally I do like the slightly bigger screens on the two models mentioned.
I choose not to carry my tablet around much and my Galaxy Note II fills in admirably at the moment. I am after a phablet not a phone, a tabphone.
I make use of the 5.5-inch screen to its capacity by looking at charts, analyses and even trading platforms. If I wanted just a phone then yes I would go for the Nokia all day long. I love it and so will you.