willboyce, 22 Oct 2012Yes polycarbonate is better than aluminium I prefer the aluminium with my N8, but aluminium and other metals are problematic cos full metal casing will mean reception issues. That's why the N8 has plastic end caps. Polycarbonate makes better for unibody designs.
Is Nokia coming up with any cheaper/ low-end smartphone on this window 8 platform like Huawei WI ?
[deleted post]Polycarbonate is all but cheap... It is better than aluminum body for a phone cause it allows better signal reception and also more durability than ip5's aluminum...
willboyce, 22 Oct 2012Yes you can have different coloured backs. I'm not 100% sure if they are all wireless chargin... moreoh yes as for screen quality it has to be 920 with clear black and hd plus. Will jump out of the mob. (nice).
pietraszewsky, 22 Oct 2012their screen's pixel density is different. ips(920) vs amoled(820) plus 820 has a removeable b... moreYes you can have different coloured backs. I'm not 100% sure if they are all wireless charging but. U don't think so. . It has SD slot ,that really depends on your own needs. I'm happy enough with 32gb on board and prob never use it all . Don't forget you have sky drive to which is an extra 7gb storage. So all in all both pretty decent. What colour are you thinking??
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2012What are the differences between Lumia 820 and 920, other than the size?their screen's pixel density is different. ips(920) vs amoled(820) plus 820 has a removeable back cover and has expandable memory thru micro sd card
Polycarbonate is a form of plastic. But people ask yourselves if you were in a motor bike accident,would you prefer to be wearing a proper motorcycle helmet are a motorcycle helmet made from aluminium. Mr boom boom boom. You loose
makeyourselfrich, 22 Oct 2012Time to buy NOK and why (part 3): And here are the reasons why bankruptcy is hardly true: ... moreHmm, seeming microsoft and nokia together trying to reach to the hell. Nokia is trying to reach with lame pureview, puremotion, nokia maps, nokia music store and many more. Same goes to microsoft trying to pack their totaly loss project Zune, eye wash Xbox, bing and most horrible os of the world>windows phone 7 8 9 10. . . .
Wow . Second shipment of preorders sold out in Italy. Go lummmmmia
Hey Ifans And Fandroids! Why Do You Always Complain About The WeighT Of This Phone? Is 187g Heavy For You? Then Why Do You Love Carrying Your IPads And Tablets That Has A Weigth Of 350g And Above Everywhere You Go? Answer Me!
What are the differences between Lumia 820 and 920, other than the size?
digger, 22 Oct 2012another boring phone.. no radio at all.. :(Iphone 5 also doesn't have FM radio and also pricey but people still buy the phones and they don't complain about the lack of FM radio. Just buy a standard phone not a smartphone and also buy yourself a radio, problem solved.
digger, 22 Oct 2012another boring phone..
no radio at all.. :(You have 4G LTE connectivity and your worried about an FM radio???
Time to buy NOK and why (part 4):
16. Right now, there is no way to compare Nokia to Apple among most smart phone consumers, but there is hope in the future.
For example, Nokia just signed the contract with China Mobile (who has about 680 million subscribers, which is about 70% of all subscribers in this world´s biggest nation), and even though iPhone is very popular in the US and Europe, Windows Phone OS already surpasses iOS in the world´s biggest countries beside China, such as Brasil, India and Russia. Even though in these countries more low price point phones are sold, but these are the most important emerging giants in the world where Nokia´s position and brand are still quite strong. And it may be sooner than we think when more people in these countries are able to afford high end smart phones.
17. Nokia has not lost about 1 billion dollars a quarter as the media says, because its other parts of business are profitable (while 1Q´s and 2Q´s total loss 290 million each, 3Q´s total loss only 17 million euros any more). Therefore, 3.6 billion euros net cash should be enough for Nokia´s transition period before WP8 phones take off. There is still enough room for a third ecosystem in this world, beside emerging markets Europe has adopted WP phones in a very encouraging way (for example Italy has already over 10% market share for WP phones, considering the Lumia debut has not been a year yet, since last November only. WP OS has already grown a lot faster compared to iOS and Android in their first quarters).
18. If Microsoft really “betrays” Nokia and competes in hardware with Nokia. Nokia will take a plan B as well, for example Nokia will likely make both WP phones and Android phones at the same time.
Nokia´s board and Nokia´s biggest shareholders won´t let the company die without this last fight (if needed).
The conclusion is Nokia is for long-term and medium-term play not for short term. Just think about this, even when Apple and Google reach 1000 dollars, that is not even doubling, but in long term Nokia has the opportunity to triple or even more.
I know US is very important market, because Wall Street and US consumer trend give directions to market momentum around the world, still you can not neglect the power of BRIC and MIST these days.
You can calculate yourself how many people living in these 8 BRIC- and MIST-countries. In these countries, in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey, Nokia´s position and brand are still quite strong (except South-Korea, but you know it is Samsung´s home-country and the smallest country among those important 8 anyway).
Nokia stock is listed in Helsinki and New York.
Time to buy NOK and why (part 3):
And here are the reasons why bankruptcy is hardly true:
1. Nokia does not only make phones.
2. Nokia´s feature-phone division is still profitable.
3. Nokia Lumia 920 scores the best points among most of the tech sites today when comparing high end smart phones.
(Lumia 920 beats iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III with these features:
Floating-lens PureView camera with optical image stabilization
Super sensitive and bright screen that can be used with gloves or finger nails
Premium GPS that can be used offline
Augmented reality City Lens
Free music with no advertisements
Lumia 920 also beats iPhone 5 with NFC)
The Verge and Engadget have proven the power and quality of the camera accurate as Nokia claimed (by comparing the Lumia 920´s camera side by side with other high end smart phones, such as iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III).
4. Lumia 920 and 820 hit in time the holiday shopping season this year.
5. NSN is growing strongly.
6. Nokia´s WP 8 devices will hit more markets, for example the middle East countries (Lumia phones have not been in these countries yet till now).
7. NAVTEQ is doing well and even better in the future
8. Nokia still has 3,6 billion euros net cash
9. Nokia has regular incomes from its patent portfolio (right now, this income is around 500 million euros per year, and it is still increasing).
10. Nokia has cut expenses (which saves about 1 billion euros per year).
11. In the future, Nokia does not have to spend so much in R&D, because it has teamed up with Microsoft.
12. If Nokia really runs out of cash, Microsoft will likely lend Nokia
cash for reasonable rates, because Nokia is the most important partner for Microsoft for its Window Phone ecosystem and phone software business in general. Microsoft won´t let Nokia go bankrupt, cause it would be a huge damage for itself as well.
13. Apart from Vertu and so on, Nokia still can sell its patents, since it still has about 30 000 patents in its own hands (in case Nokia needs more cash).
14. If the stock price still goes cheaper and cheaper, one day some rival would bid for Nokia, just for its patents ( Motorola was acquired by Google with 12 billion dollars, this is good to remind people who underestimate intellectual properties´ value).
15. Microsoft will bid for Nokia with higher premium if some company really bids for Nokia, because Nokia is in so close partnership with Microsoft that this also includes business strategies, business secrets and so on. Therefore, Microsoft won´t let any company acquire Nokia than itself. When it comes to Microsoft, it is still the net cash king in the world, after all its debts excluded, it still has a huge net cash about 50 billion dollars.