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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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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

Great review ! Nokia is back!

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  • 2012-12-04 22:31
  • 7txF

even sound is terrible!!!

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  • 2012-12-04 22:25
  • MDVw

I knew it, Nokia Lumis 920 is the best phone in the world!

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  • 2012-12-04 22:25
  • smin

This is the best phone camera that nokia advertise?!

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  • 2012-12-04 22:21
  • a4qN

This wont win any awards, Nokia is done and dusted

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  • 2012-12-04 22:19
  • n5yj

Oh my, it's crazy that at this point where they still have money, but they're losing it they are releasing a mediocre product.

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  • 2012-12-04 22:16
  • 3ZH5

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