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Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary

04 December 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary - read the full textNot the best of times then for the Finns, but the right time for a flagship to show its worth. Saying that the future of the company is being decided here is probably too much. But the Lumia 920 could be the difference between living with dignity and scratching a living on emerging markets...


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  • 2012-12-05 01:02
  • HBBH

Gsm arena forgot to let you guys know that Nokia is aware of day time camera quality and are addressing the issue. Once that's sorted it will be best smartphone camera

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  • 2012-12-05 00:45
  • m5fC

Wow, talk about the hype bubble bursting!!

Screen is average, the main feature is camera and if your honest with yourself iphone 5 kills the 920 camera, and maybe even sgs3 is better than the Nokia.

Then to top it off, it's ugly, huge, double the weight (all the extra weight and not better screen or camera?). Complete fail. 225 GPU?? Great... iPhone and SGS3 smash this phone into next week.

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  • 2012-12-05 00:39
  • sy9x

it's not pure view, but it's PURE BRICK :pppppp

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  • 2012-12-05 00:35
  • srpB

Really disappointed about daylight camera performance and even more about audio quality. Was waiting for this for 4 months now and nothing. Guess I'll have to wait for Optimus G to come to Europe and then depending on its pricing go for it or for Nokia N9 (you just can't go wrong with that one).

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  • 2012-12-05 00:28
  • AL{p

> In reply to prophet @ 2012-12-04 23:59 from 0ByH - click to readAlso, this is the much better way to do this, compared to anything on the market:

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  • 2012-12-05 00:13
  • L4xX

camera quality in daylight is bad, shame:(

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  • 2012-12-05 00:13
  • MZ52

love my 920 lol i still have my old iphone 4 but after using 920 it looks and fell like a cheap toy and audio is great if you turn onn dolby headphone sound enhancement i felt it was better than my iphone because of the bass because if you have a iphone you know what happens when the the volume is all the way up it started making your ears feel like they are going to pop after 5 or six minutes

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  • 2012-12-05 00:13
  • Yg5h

> In reply to prophet @ 2012-12-04 23:59 from 0ByH - click to readiOS is only a plain menu full of icons, something that exist even before the touchscreen era, there's no innovation about it. Period.
However, the Widgets introduced to the touchscreen interface by Maemo/Android certainly are a great boost in the usability. The tiles in the Windows Phone are just like a mix of icons with widgets, much better than just a flat and boring menu with nothing more thain plains icons that doesn't show any kind of information.

(But I got to agree that the audio quality and mostly the camera are disappointing)

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  • 2012-12-05 00:07
  • L4xX

My God. iRiver mp3 player for 30$ plays better than this so called "smart-phone". And what happend to camera? I expected much better quality from Nokia and 8Mpix, even old E5 makes better pics.

About Windows. No, tiles are not the way the user interface should be done. It is just not usable, not clear, stupid and ugly.

You can of course believe Ballmer, that tiles are great, and you can also use axe to shave your face. But you feel inside, that there are somehow much better ways to do this. That's why Apple reinvented touch controllable UI and the rest of the world just follow the best UX pattern. Period.

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  • 2012-12-04 23:59
  • 0ByH

Great review!
"We'll go right ahead and rip the band aid off for you - the photos are average." "Videos have the same oversaturated colors and smudgy details that troubled the still camera." "Audio is recorded in mono" "Sadly, the Nokia Lumia 920 audio output wasn't particularly great or worthy of the flagship status of the device."
920 sucks!

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  • 2012-12-04 23:56
  • J5PW

808 still the best camera phone.

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  • 2012-12-04 23:56
  • TqYj

Mono audio recording in the video camera? What a joke, seriously...

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  • 2012-12-04 23:45
  • L4xX

I must say I'm disapointed after reading this review, mostly from the screen and the daylight camera performance... Now, I'm really confused on what smartphone I should buy...
Anyway, great review by GSMArena, as always...

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  • 2012-12-04 23:37
  • 0ZJN

No gamez and no appz for this thing

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  • 2012-12-04 23:27
  • 3srd

great phone! i own it so i know what im talking about. someone said is less impressive than 808. lol every phone camera is! 808 is in its own class!
im ex user of galaxy s2 and i loved it but lumia surpasses it in every way.
just wondering why some attack L920 so nervously?
one more thing WP8 just started. but how?

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  • 2012-12-04 23:17
  • Bwcw

the review says lumia 920 is the best wp8 smartphone, so why is it better than ativ s or htc 8x?? i mean what's the difference between them except design??

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  • 2012-12-04 23:10
  • sp@8

Nokia did themselves no good . had many xpectations from the phone to rise and shine, but this is nothing better than Lumia 900.

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  • 2012-12-04 23:05
  • PDTc

As much as everyone hates to admit it, Nokia's best cards lay with Symbian and Meego, which they killed. All they had to do was improve hardware (even dual core with a gig of ram would be a hit for these two platforms). Still, great review and best of luck L920

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  • 2012-12-04 22:51
  • NsYL

920.. An apple wannabe.

No sd slot no removable battery plus heavy as a brick.

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  • 2012-12-04 22:46
  • vjvL

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